Better of Monday at NFL coaching camps: Hurts stands out vs. Patriots; Lamar Jackson throws first INTs


As NFL groups prep for extra 2021 preseason video games, quarterbacks once more took the highlight at coaching camp practices — on and off the sector — on Monday.

The Eagles’ Jalen Hurts placed on a formidable efficiency towards Cam Newton and the Patriots, the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is readying for extra preseason recreation snaps along with his revamped offensive line — and he launched a brand new shoe — and Lamar Jackson threw his first picks at Ravens camp.

In different information, Jacksonville skilled a wardrobe malfunction, Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to place distance between himself and the Washington backups, and Jalen Mayfield continued his tour of the Falcons’ offensive line.

This is what it’s essential know and see from camps throughout the league:

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Deshaun Watson absent from Texans practice

After returning to the sector for per week, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t observe on Monday afternoon.

Watson, who reported to camp on July 25 after requesting a commerce in January, practiced for the primary 5 days of coaching camp, was not on the sector for the subsequent 5 days after which returned for all 4 days of the third week of observe.

MRI clean on Jordan Love’s shoulder, but he could be sidelined

An MRI on Jordan Love‘s proper shoulder got here again clear, a supply informed ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, however the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback was held out of Monday’s observe. Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated Love is “feeling loads higher, however we’ll be sensible.” LaFleur would not rule out Love enjoying Saturday towards the New York Jets.


What our NFL Nation reporters noticed at this time

Patrick Mahomes performed simply 4 snaps within the preseason opener towards the San Francisco 49ers, however Andy Reid steered he would get an even bigger workload on Friday night time towards the Cardinals. “Getting used to these new [offensive linemen] he is coping with I feel is necessary, them listening to his voice in a recreation state of affairs with followers,” Reid stated. Mahomes indicated he was wanting to get extra snaps. “I feel it is particularly necessary this yr, coming with the brand new offensive line, lots of new guys on the market,” he stated. “To form of get out and in of the huddle … and having that communication as a result of on recreation day, it is totally different than at observe. So it is good to get these reps in.” — Adam Teicher

Lamar Jackson threw his first interceptions of coaching camp, getting picked off each instances by security Chuck Clark. Jackson was first intercepted when he tried to drive a move in the midst of the sector and later received picked off on a deflected throw in the long run zone. Apart from these turnovers, Jackson threw the ball effectively and stays sharp since lacking the primary 10 days of camp after testing constructive for COVID-19. — Jamison Hensley

Jalen Hurts appeared to have the perfect day of all of the quarterbacks throughout Monday’s joint observe between the Eagles and Patriots, together with Cam Newton, whom Hurts known as “a legendary participant.” Except for one 7-on-7 collection the place Hurts threw a pair of interceptions, he was in command, correct and on time along with his throws. One move that stood out: a teardrop down the left sideline that floated over New England nook J.C. Jackson and onto the fingertips of Jalen Reagor, who hauled it in after a fast bobble for a giant achieve. — Tim McManus

Rookie offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield labored primarily at left guard Monday after spending the vast majority of coaching camp at proper deal with. Atlanta had thought of him as a chance at guard since drafting him, and the mix of Kaleb McGary‘s return and the elevation of Willie Beavers, together with the potential want for competitors for Josh Andrews at left guard, gave Atlanta the reasoning to do it. Mayfield primarily labored with the second workforce Monday however figures left guard is the place he’ll get a protracted look between now and the common season. — Michael Rothstein

There apparently was some sort of miscommunication relating to whether or not or not the Jaguars have been training in full pads on Monday. A number of offensive and defensive linemen confirmed up with out leg pads, together with defensive finish K’Lavon Chaisson and left deal with Cam Robinson. Tools employees introduced out pants and pads and the gamers have been compelled to vary on the sector. Robinson, who’s enjoying on the franchise tag and is assured $13.754 million this season, refused to place the pants and pads on, nevertheless, and nonetheless participated in the remainder of observe. — Mike DiRocco

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to separate himself from backup Taylor Heinicke and the others throughout exercises. On Monday, he stood out in a two-minute state of affairs, throwing in rhythm and with anticipation and culminating one drive with a landing to tight finish Logan Thomas off a rub route close to the aim line. Fitzpatrick is throwing on time and that is what has the coaches happy. It most likely helps going through the identical protection now for weeks; it turns into straightforward to regulate. However Fitzpatrick additionally talks usually with the receivers, even after completions, about what they need to do on the identical play with a special look from the protection. Coaches and gamers have harped on that information since camp began and so they hope it pays off throughout the season. — John Keim

Operating again D’Andre Swift was held out Monday as he continues to nurse a groin damage, however coach Dan Campbell is hoping to have him prepared for Tuesday’s observe session on a restricted foundation. Swift has been restricted largely all through camp and did not take part in Friday’s preseason opener towards the Buffalo Bills, which gave Jamaal Williams extra reps with the beginning unit. Campbell says the Lions are being conservative with Swift and selected to sit down him towards Buffalo though he might’ve gone in the event that they actually wanted him. “Hopefully he is feeling higher tomorrow and we will start to progress him with observe,” Campbell stated of Swift. He’s anticipated to be the starter when the season hits. — Eric Woodyard

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