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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report from Bills training camp Thursday: 2017 fifth-round pick QB Nathan Peterman received all of the third-team reps after Buffalo traded Cardale Jones on Wednesday. Peterman had an up-and-down day that was highlighted by a deep completion down the sideline to Rod Streater during 7-on-7 work. Peterman and his third-team cohorts were sluggish at other times, including a botched snap and multiple times when coaches had to call the offense back into the huddle to fix alignments. Peterman was also intercepted on a tipped pass.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play at Bills training camp Thursday: it wasn't the flashiest play of the day, but Tyrod Taylor finding Sammy Watkins on a routine 10-yard curl pattern was notable because Watkins has returned to near-full health after offseason foot surgery. Watkins caught a contested ball with CB Ronald Darby in tight coverage in the first of two completions from Taylor to his top receiver Thursday in 11-on-11 work.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking for the first time Thursday since the Bills declined his fifth-year option for 2018, WR Sammy Watkins said Thursday that he must earn his next contract, adding, "I just got to stay healthy and go in there and play." He says he loves Buffalo and his goal is to remain with the Bills, although he is now scheduled for unrestricted free agency next spring. The 2014 fourth overall pick also said, "I have nothing to prove. I know what I'm capable of doing."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Training Camp Day 1 recap Best play: Undrafted rookie S Deron Washington leaped in the air and snatched a Matt Simms play-action pass intended for undrafted rookie WR Reggie Davis in 11 on 11. Rookie report: First round pick Takk McKinley, who had pre-draft shoulder surgery, looked "strong" according to coach Dan Quinn as he went through individual drills. The DE from UCLA was able to punch with his right hand without issue and said it was "great" to be back on the field. ... Third-round pick Duke Riley, the LB from LSU, made a cameo with the first team defense in the nickel package during 11 on 11. He lined up next to former college teammate Deion Jones, dropped back into coverage, then ran up as if to strike RB Tevin Coleman, who caught a screen. Star watch: RB Devonta Freeman, still awaiting a contract extension, left the field for a moment but returned. He received treatment after practice and the team said he was feeling a little sick. We'll see what his status is for Day 2. Eyeing Competition: At right guard, Ben Garland got the bulk of the first team reps ahead of Wes Schweitzer. Quoting: "I don't know what y'all talking about. I'm just in camp. I didn't even hear about it. My ears ain't even pierced, so I don't even know what happened." Mohamed Sanu on Julio Jones losing a 150K earring in the lake.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Sammy Watkins says his "rep count" in training camp is about him getting in shape, not his surgically-repaired foot. "I don't want to hear no more about the foot," Watkins said. "The foot is fine."

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2017 Bills aren't oozing with star power, but they have at least one player in the spotlight: LeSean McCoy. Here's what it's like to be the star running back signing autographs after practice Thursday.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Before running back Stevan Ridley drove three hours from Mississippi to New Orleans to get a flight to Denver today, he said "I told my mom about it at Subway, had a little lunch and made my way up." Ridley had a 151-yard rushing game against the Broncos in 2012.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce that new QB Cardale Jones will wear No. 5.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos just finished their walk-through practice and defensive end Derek Wolfe, who did not practice Thursday morning because of an illness, and DeMarcus Walker both participated . Walker left Thursday morning's practice due to what coach Vance Joseph called "a heat issue." Newly signed running back Stevan Ridley was also at the walk-through. The Broncos waived rookie guard Chris Muller to make a roster spot for Ridley, who was signed just after he finished a workout this afternoon.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety D.J. Swearinger is very communicative in the secondary. He is decisive on his calls, too. He made one today at the last second to alert safety Su'a Cravens to drop while Swearinger ran up to cover a tight end with in the flat. It worked: the play was covered.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrelle Pryor's ability to create space on certain routes should help him in one important category: yards after the catch. Today, after one route he had space to make a move and juked the defender.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Two players who stood out Wednesday: receivers Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson. Pryor consistently created separation on comebacks by getting out of his break quickly. Doctson got off the line well, ran good routes -- with good stems -- to get free. A strong first day for both.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Play of the day: The Eagles have the Carson Wentz-Alshon Jeffery connection going early. During the team's first full-squad practice of training camp, Wentz targeted Jeffery deep down the right sideline. Jeffery, surrounded by a pair of defenders, rose up to secure the catch. The young QB is now armed with some playmakers.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders, who just finished a pre-minicamp for rookies, officially report to Napa for training camp on Friday. The team will make available to the media WR Amari Cooper, C Rodney Hudson, rookie S Obi Melifonwu and rookie MLB Marquel Lee. The first practice is Saturday at 11 am PT.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After leaving Thursday's practice with trainers, Bills OT Seantrel Henderson has returned and is lining up at left tackle with he first team in place of Cordy Glenn.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants Le'Veon Bell at camp but will choose to focus his energy elsewhere.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL's transaction wire for Thursday says the Bills acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in 2019 from the Chargers for quarterback Cardale Jones.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard at camp: This wasn't overheard in practice. This came loud and clear from quarterback Cam Newton during his first press conference since last season. In talking about 37-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers, listed at 6-foot-7 and 287 pounds, the 6-foot-5, 246-pound Newton said, "Probably the biggest human being I've ever seen in my life on the football field. Just pound for pound.'' Newton followed that by saying cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (5-9) is "probably the smallest human being I've seen.'' He did follow this up with, "I'm just teasing.''

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard: One thing that caused a stir in Redskins' camp? A fan showing up in a Dallas jersey. That's a no-no in Redskins territory and fans reacted accordingly. As the fan left, another shouted: "Get him out of here! Get him out of here!" To which a policeman replied: "If you don't settle down, you'll be joining him."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report of camp: Nothing great from first-round pick Christian McCaffrey, but it is obvious from the number of short passes and screens being thrown in the running back's direction there are big plans for him. The crowd loves him, too. He can make a simple move and there are oohs and ahs from fans on the hill overlooking the practice field at Wofford College. Defenders can't love McCaffrey, though. He's so fast on his cuts that it leaves them grasping for air.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play of camp: No question it was Cam Newton's last pass of team drills. Limited on deep throws for much of the first two days, the 2015 NFL MVP uncorked about a 45-yard pass down the left sideline that tight end Greg Olsen caught in stride. Newton was pleased, running with his arms spread line an airplane in search of Olsen to celebrate. He celebrated more with backup quarterback Joe Webb on the sideline. Coach Ron Rivera liked it, noting it was a good ending for Newton after he struggled a bit with his accuracy early. "He's working that timing back,'' Rivera said. "We'll talk about whether we'll increase the reps tomorrow or not. His throws were pretty good as we finished up practice, so that was good to see.''

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

First apparent injury situation of Bills training camp: offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson heads to locker room with members of training staff. Unclear what happened.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report: Defensive end Johnathan Allen worked with the first team for a handful of snaps. On one rep, he used quickness to initially beat a double team and then finished with power. Linebacker Ryan Anderson showed his strength on one bull rush, knocking tackle Vinston Painter to the ground. He was more effective using power when rushing.