- D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlantic Journal-Constitution takes a look at five position battles to watch in training camp for the Falcons.
- The first of which is the No. 3 cornerback job, which is up for grabs now that Jalen Collins will serve a four-game suspension. Ledbetter mentions Akeem King and DeMarcus Van Dyke as two players who will be candidates for the job.
- While the Falcons are set with Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback and Matt Schaub as the backup, Ledbetter expects them to carry a third quarterback on their practice squad. The Falcons will have Matt Simms and Sean Renfree battling for this job
Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News offers his take on the biggest questions facing the Giants entering training camp.
- Vacchiano’s first question is whether veteran WR Victor Cruz will be able to actually make a comeback this year.
- Giants HC Ben McAdoo believes that RB Andre Williams is in line for a bounce-back year.
- Vacchiano also mentions that the Giants are high on rookie RB Paul Perkins, although it is hard to figure out where he fits at this point in time. The Giants have Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey at running back to go along with Perkins.
- Regarding Victor Cruz, Vacchiano reports that the Giants have “great optimism” that he can return to his old form.
- If the Giants are able to get Cruz back, Vacchiano believes that a trio of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Cruz could be among the best the Giants have ever had.
- Rich Cimini of ESPN.com writes that the Jets will be looking for a third wide receiver to step up behind veterans Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall.
- With Devin Smith still recovering from a torn ACL, Cimini mentions Quincy Enunwa as the “leader of the second tier“. Enunwa came out of nowhere last season and registered 22 receptions.
- Cimini adds that Kenbrell Thompkins is an option for the third wide receiver job since he compliments Decker and Marshall well. With Thompkins’ ability to play on the outside, it would allow the Jets to move Decker in the slot, where he performed very well at times in 2015.