- James Palmer says that Broncos second-round WR Courtland Sutton has “made at least one highlight-reel catch per day during his first NFL training camp.“
- In fact, a veteran player tells Palmer that Sutton is “locked in” as the team’s No. 3 receiver: “He’s the third receiver. It’s already locked in. Everyone knows it.“
- Troy Renck considers Jake Butt to be the current leader for the Broncos’ pass-catching tight end role.
- Chargers DC Gus Bradley said the free safety job remains up for grabs right now. Los Angeles has had several players receiving playing time at that spot with the starters, including Rayshawn Jenkins, Jahleel Addae, Desmond King and Jaylen Watkins. (Eric Williams)
- Chargers rookie WR Dylan Cantrell suffered what appeared to be a right knee injury during Friday’s practice, but was able to jog off the field at the end of practice. (Eric Williams)
Former first-round OLB Dee Ford says he’s hoping to put it all together for the Chiefs this season after what has been a disappointing start to his career.
“I see [this season] as an opportunity to bring everything together,” Ford said, via ESPN.com. “Everyone’s seen flashes of what I can do. This is the opportunity to really [show it] for 16 games. In order to be a great player you have to be consistent. You can’t just be good [like 2016 in] those first 10 games or so before I got hurt. Everybody was like, ‘That’s the guy we expected,’ and then I got hurt. … This is the time to put it all together.”
Chiefs GM Brett Veach said that Ford has flashed first-round ability, but he’s clearly in a make-or-break year.
“It’s not a secret,” Veach said. “He was a first-round pick and he’s shown some flashes. Obviously the last couple of years were affected by injury and it’s common knowledge he’s going to be a free agent. We’re excited to have him in the mindset where he wants to show that he is able to put it all together.”
- Michael Gehlken reports that Raiders S Erik Harris is undergoing surgery on Friday to repair a fractured finger.