Sunday camp preview: Andrew Luck, Colts face Chip Kelly's Eagles

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck gives instructions to receivers when going through passing drills during training camp at Anderson University. Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports

NFL Nation reporters look ahead to Sunday practices at their team's training camp.


Buffalo Bills: The Bills will begin another week of training camp with a practice Sunday before the Cleveland Browns arrive in town for joint practices Monday and Tuesday. Buffalo will shift gears at quarterback and likely give Tyrod Taylor first-team reps this week after Matt Cassel led that group last week. Taylor has been named the starter for Thursday's game in Cleveland. -- Mike Rodak

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins will put a heavy emphasis Sunday on their offensive line, particularly guards Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner. Miami will hold joint practices with the Panthers later this week and Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Carolina's defensive line is a big concern.-- James Walker

New England Patriots: The Patriots held their final open training camp practice at their home facility Saturday and are off Sunday. They'll have two days of practice (Monday/Tuesday) at home before traveling later in the day Tuesday in preparation for joint practices with the Saints on Wednesday/Thursday. The expectation is that this will be a big Tom Brady week in terms of him getting a lot of practice repetitions after he played just seven snaps in the preseason opener.-- Mike Reiss

New York Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty came out on top at the end of practice Saturday, but there were mistakes prior to that. The Jets may still bring in another veteran QB, but in the meantime all eyes will be on the Harvard grad and the fourth-round pick from Baylor.-- Kieran Darcy


Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens are off on Sunday, and the wide receivers desperately need the day off. Three of the Ravens' top four at that position -- Breshad Perriman (knee), Kamar Aiken (undisclosed) and Marlon Brown (back, hamstring) -- didn't practice Saturday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects Perriman, the team's first-round pick, to return before the start of the regular season. "Hopefully soon," he said.-- Jamison Hensley

Cincinnati Bengals: Following Friday night's 23-10 win over the Giants, the Bengals will be off Sunday. It will be the second straight day they won't have practice, thanks to the extra couple of days they have before their second preseason game next Monday at Tampa Bay. The day off comes at a good time for several players who were banged up in last week's practices, such as backup quarterback AJ McCarron.-- Coley Harvey

Cleveland Browns: The Browns will go through a brief walk-through practice Sunday that is closed to the public and media. The team will then quickly pack up and make the 4 1/2 hour trip to Rochester, New York, where they will spend Monday and Tuesday in joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. The Browns are making this venture the old-fashioned way: They'll be taking a train.-- Pat McManamon

Pittsburgh Steelers: Several safeties have missed training camp time with minor injuries, and the cracks are starting to show. The safety help was sluggish Friday night against Jacksonville. The rust is understandable. Now, expect Shamarko Thomas and Mike Mitchell to start practicing together with the first-team defense.-- Jeremy Fowler


Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien said Jadeveon Clowney will be out there on Monday when the Texans have what he said would not be a full practice. Clowney began training camp on the physically unable to perform list after having two knee surgeries to repair a lateral meniscus tear and articular cartilage damage in his right knee. The most recent was a microfracture surgery in December.-- Tania Ganguli

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts play their first preseason game -- a matinee -- at Philadelphia. Don't expect quarterback Andrew Luck or any of the other veterans to get much playing time, if they play at all. All eyes should be focused on the rookies and the young offseason additions the Colts made. The most intriguing battle in training camp so far has been between Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett and Duron Carter for the No. 3 receiver spot.-- Mike Wells

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars players are off on Sunday but the coaching staff will be spending time figuring out the best way to handle the loss of TE Julius Thomas and SS Johnathan Cyprien, both of whom suffered hand fractures Friday. The Jaguars are getting rookie S James Sample back this week from an arm injury on a limited basis, so that will help.-- Mike DiRocco

Tennessee Titans: The Titans get back to work on Sunday and have a full week before playing the St. Louis Rams. It's also the last open practice of camp, so a spirited session is likely considering the combination of the crowd and first-team players who won't be happy with their performance in the loss at Atlanta.- Paul Kuharsky


Denver Broncos: There were times last week when special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis was clear, and direct, about the fact the Broncos kickers were not having particularly good practice moments. So, it's safe to say the Broncos still are on the hunt for a kicker and a punter who meets all of the job specifications -- they want somebody to kick off as well as do one of the other jobs -- and will add a new player in Spencer Lanning to the mix this week. They claimed Lanning off waivers Friday, and he formally joined the team Saturday and will punt and kickoff in his first full practice on Monday.-- Jeff Legwold

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs are off from practice after returning from Arizona and Saturday night's preseason game against the Cardinals. They'll have to determine the extent of injuries to tackle Jeff Allen (knee), running back Knile Davis (knee) and slot receiver De'Anthony Thomas and how to replace them if they'll be out for an extended period.-- Adam Teicher

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders get back to work after resting Saturday following an 18-3 victory over St. Louis. They march forward feeling good about their backup quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Matt McGloin. Both struggled in the first two weeks of camp but both played well in the win over the Rams. Ponder probably still has an edge as the backup over McGloin, even though McGloin completed 10 of 11 passes against the Rams' third stringers.-- Bill Williamson

San Diego Chargers: For the first time since Thursday's win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Chargers practiced for about 90 minutes in temperatures that reached 95 degrees at Chargers Park. Players will get a day off from the heat on Sunday. When they return Monday, one player to watch is starting nose tackle Sean Lissemore, who missed the team's first preseason game but participated in individual drills on Saturday.-- Eric D. Williams


Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo was back to practice Saturday after a three-day break wrapped around the preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, but the team has not set his schedule with the St. Louis Rams visiting for practices on Monday and Tuesday. Romo has not practiced more than two straight days in camp since 2013 but with more to get out of the Rams' practices, the Cowboys may give Romo Sunday off.-- Todd Archer

New York Giants: The Giants will practice at home for the first time in six days, resuming practice in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after spending last week in Cincinnati practicing against and playing the Bengals. After losing four defensive backs to injury in Friday night's preseason opener, they hope cornerback Prince Amukamara can return to practice from his groin injury. And they'll try to get guard Geoff Schwartz (foot) back on the field to bolster an offensive line that looked shaky Friday night. But with rookie safety Mykkele Thompson lost for the year with an Achilles injury and fellow rookie safety Landon Collins out with a knee injury, the focus will once again be on the effort to figure out who the starting safeties will be. -- Dan Graziano

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles open the preseason with a rare 1 p.m. game against Indianapolis. Andrew Luck should play, Sam Bradford won't. Tim Tebow figures to get plenty of playing time.-- Phil Sheridan

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have a banged-up team -- one reason they won't practice in pads Sunday -- with only three healthy tight ends, none of whom have ever played in an NFL game. Their top tight end now is Jordan Reed, who is out with a hamstring injury but might play Thursday vs. Detroit. Another option: offensive lineman Tom Compton, who has served as a blocking tight end in the past.-- John Keim


Chicago Bears: Camp is over. The Bears pack up their gear and head back to Halas Hall following one final 9:35 a.m. practice at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. The search continues for help at wide receiver, a position that's been hit hard by injuries. Rookie Kevin White may not play this year after he undergoes surgery on a stress fracture in his left shin, but Alshon Jeffery is expected to play Week 1 vs. Green Bay. However, Jeffery is sidelined for the time being with a calf strain, meaning the other receivers on the depth chart have an opportunity to impress the coaching staff. -- Jeff Dickerson

Detroit Lions: The Lions take an off day Sunday before their final open practices of camp. They return to work Monday night with a practice at a local high school. -- Michael Rothstein

Green Bay Packers: With 13 players out of Saturday's practice because of injuries -- the most so far this training camp -- Sunday seems like the perfect time to stay off the practice field. It just so happened that coach Mike McCarthy already had a day off built into his camp schedule. After a light, non-pads practice Saturday, the Packers won't be back on the field until Monday afternoon.-- Rob Demovsky

Minnesota Vikings: After a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night, the Vikings will take Sunday off before returning to their team facility for practice on Monday. Coach Mike Zimmer is expected to travel to Florida on Sunday for his father's funeral, and is currently scheduled to rejoin the team on Tuesday.-- Ben Goessling


Atlanta Falcons: Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the battle for the backup quarterback spot behind Matt Ryan is 100 percent a competition. Once the Falcons return to practice Monday morning, it will be interesting to see how T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree respond to Quinn's challenging words. Renfree managed the game well in Friday's 31-24 preseason win over the Titans, while Yates had his struggles. -- Vaughn McClure

Carolina Panthers: This is a second consecutive day off for the players, who will report back to training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, later in the day for team meetings. This will be a busy week as the Panthers have only two more practices on their own before working against the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday and Friday.-- David Newton

New Orleans Saints: With C.J. Spiller expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the preseason, all of the other running backs will get increased chances to prove their worth. Backup Khiry Robinson is a roster lock but could force his way into more touches if he looks as good as he did in Thursday's preseason opener. Veteran Tim Hightower and young backups Edwin Baker and Marcus Murphy are trying to win roster spots.-- Mike Triplett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have the day off Sunday after Saturday night's preseason opener against Minnesota. When they return to practice Monday, the focus will be on getting rookie quarterback Jameis Winston and the offense in sync. Winston's debut in Minnesota showed he still has a long way to go. -- Pat Yasinskas


Arizona Cardinals: In the aftermath of losing their first preseason game of the year, the Cardinals will have a day off Sunday to recover and regroup. But the promise showed by quarterback Carson Palmer, running back Andre Ellington and safety Tyrann Mathieu should be enough for Bruce Arians to have slept well Saturday night.-- Josh Weinfuss

St. Louis Rams: The Rams have another off day Sunday in the Los Angeles area. They got some good news Saturday when coach Jeff Fisher said linebacker Daren Bates has a sprained MCL and will miss two weeks instead of something more serious. The team is still waiting for test results on guard Rodger Saffold's injured shoulder but has another day to get that squared away before practicing with the Dallas Cowboys starting Monday.-- Nick Wagoner

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers will tend to their bumps and bruises from their exhibition opener at Houston as they are off Sunday and Monday, while going over the game tape with a keen eye. Because while the first-team defense looked a step slow against the Texans' offense, the Niners' first-team offense only played one series against Houston and looked out of sync. -- Paul Gutierrez

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks have another day off following their preseason opener on Friday night. Of particular interest while reviewing the film will be the play of Seattle's offensive line, where competitions at center and left guard have yet to yield a winner. The extra day off will also give the Seahawks a chance to evaluate their options at quarterback now that backup Tarvaris Jackson could be sidelined for the next two weeks with an ankle injury.-- Brady Henderson