- Browns QB Connor Shaw will be out “an extended period of time” after undergoing thumb surgery. (Mike Garafolo)
- ESPN’s Mike Wells mentions that first-round pick Phillip Dorsett has been the best rookie in Colts’ training camp.
- Wells fully expects QB Andrew Luck to end up being the highest-paid player in the NFL once his next contract is in place.
- Talks between the Colts and Luck’s representatives are expected to begin negotiations after the season.
- Jordan Raanan of NJ.com writes that the Giants are more likely to sign a young player with potential than to sign a proven veteran cornerback like Chris Cook or Alfonso Dennard.
- In regards to the safety position, Raanan doesn’t expect the Giants sign such as Bernard Pollard, Thomas DeCoud or Quintin Demps.
- Nick Wagoner writes that running backs Todd Gurley, Tre Mason, Benny Cunningham and Chase Reynolds are locked into roster spots for the Rams, which leaves Malcom Brown and Isaiah Pead competing for jobs.
- Wagoner seems to think rookie Jamon Brown is closer to being ready than fellow rookie Rob Havenstein.
- According to Wagoner, the loss of CB E.J. Gaines for the season seems to open the door for Trumaine Johnson to takeover on the outside and Lamarcus Joyner operating in the slot.
- Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said of possibly signing TE Chris Cooley: “I’m not going there. Chris Cooley, he’s a really good Redskin. He’s part of the Redskins still. I’m not going there.” (Zac Boyer)