Yes, yes, I missed you all too. Let's not make a big, mushy thing of it. I have a training camp trip scheduled for 10 days from now, and in the meantime there's actual news of the only kind players can make this time of year -- bad.
Yeah, Dez Bryant almost made it. Two weeks before the Cowboys' first scheduled full-squad training camp practice, Bryant's previously quiet offseason went off the rails as the third-year wide receiver was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. We don't have details on what, exactly, happened, but what we do know indicates that there's a possibility of a fine and/or suspension for Bryant under the NFL's personal conduct policy. And whatever the details, when you have Bryant's reputation for off-field knuckle-headedness, you really need to not get arrested, ever.
The only known quantity the Cowboys have at safety is Gerald Sensabaugh, which makes it unforunate that he recently had knee surgery and has become a question mark for the start of camp.
New York Giants
As we look ahead to training camp next week, Ohm Youngmisuk's "Camp Focus" series takes a look at the defensive line, which is an area at which the Giants are as strong as any team in the entire league.
Speaking of the defensive line, Mike Garafolo's latest summer questionnaire is a discussion with defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who discusses how painful was the ankle injury through which he played last season.
Michael Vick has a book coming out, so expect him to be giving more interviews such as this one, in which he opens up about his dogfighting past and the place those mistakes will always occupy in his life. Vick has, honestly, said and done everything the right way since his release from prison, and that's worth pointing out from time to time, since it certainly would have been pointed out if he hadn't.
The Eagles' team site examines the interior offensive line, which was good last year and should be better this year as Danny Watkins should be better at the start than he was in September of 2011.
Robert Griffin III can't go to camp yet with the rest of the rookies because he hasn't signed his contract. I continue to insist, to all who ask, that there is exactly no reason whatsoever to worry about this. But everything I know about Griffin's agents (specifically, that they're smart) leads me to believe there's no chance he'll sign before Andrew Luck does.
The Redskins did not, and never intended to, sign a long-term contract with franchise player Fred Davis. They franchised Davis because the franchise number for tight ends was low and because it buys them a year to make sure that the young man who missed the final four games of 2011 due to a drug suspension has his head on straight before they commit to him long-term.