SC on the Road: Tuesday NFL training camp preview

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NFL Nation reporters assess the top storylines to watch Tuesday for all 32 teams.

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Buffalo Bills

The Bills will be under the lights Tuesday for the first time this camp, and all eyes will be on former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The 11th-year veteran signed with the Bills on Monday and expects to be on the practice field Tuesday, though Bush believes he will need about a week to fully acclimate back to football after he missed the offseason while recovering from season-ending knee surgery. -- Mike Rodak

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins will hold their first night practice of training camp, and a big focus will be on the offense and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The defense is winning a majority of the battles so far. Tannehill, who worked tirelessly to improve this offseason, has yet to post a dominant practice to get the offense going. -- James Walker

New England Patriots

Tuesday is the first day off of training camp for the Patriots, following a Monday night in-stadium practice after RB Kevin Faulk's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Through five days of camp, one of the most notable sound bites regarding the team's personnel came from coach Bill Belichick, who told Sirius XM NFL Radio, "I think the competition at receiver is as good as it's been since I've been here [2000]." Some tough decisions will have to be made after roster locks Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, with Aaron Dobson, Keshawn Martin, Chris Harper, Nate Washington, Devin Lucien and DeAndre Carter among those competing for what could be one spot. -- Mike Reiss

New York Jets

Defensive end Sheldon Richardson, excused from the first four days of practice for a personal reason, could make his camp debut on Tuesday. Richardson dropped weight after an underwhelming 2015 season, and he's looking forward to recapturing his 2014 form. That season, he was regarded as a rising star. He could be playing for a contract, so he will be highly motivated. He faces a one-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy, but it shouldn't affect his training-camp reps. -- Rich Cimini


Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens' competition at running back remains tight as Baltimore heads into its first off day Tuesday. The Ravens' depth chart is still Justin Forsett, Buck Allen and Terrance West. The back that has generated the most buzz is West, who has been the most explosive runner so far in camp. He has a legitimate shot to win the job if he continues to play like this. -- Jamison Hensley

Cincinnati Bengals

Receiver James Wright, who hasn't appeared in a game since Nov. 30, 2014, was cleared Monday for his first training camp practice since then. He took full advantage, lining up in a few 11-on-11 drills and participating in special teams work as a gunner. His development will be worth tracking this summer as the Bengals figure out their receiver depth behind A.J. Green. Wright was just coming into his own as a rookie in 2014 when he suffered a knee injury that kept him out all of the past season. He'll slowly begin running more routes and participating more fully in 11-on-11s as camp trudges along. -- Coley Harvey

Cleveland Browns

Corey Coleman continues to show why he was the Browns' first-round draft choice. Coleman has stood out in camp with his quickness and aggressiveness going for the ball -- traits the Browns said they liked when they drafted him. The challenge for Coleman now is to keep pushing through the tough days of camp, with one more practice Tuesday before the team's first off day. -- Pat McManamon

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tight end Jesse James, who sits atop the depth chart with Ladarius Green out, has the Steelers' attention with his progress after an eight-catch rookie year. The Steelers know they can't replace Heath Miller but feel good about the tight end group, especially James' 6-foot-7 frame and work ethic. "He looks like a man this year," offensive coordinator Todd Haley said of James. "Got himself in great condition." -- Jeremy Fowler


Houston Texans

Injuries are already piling up for the Texans at offensive tackle, and they'll be tested in camp by the likes of Jadeveon Clowney in the days ahead. With starting right tackle Derek Newton out a few weeks because of the strained hamstring he suffered Sunday, the Texans activated Jeff Adams from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Adams, who suffered a torn patellar tendon in 2015, is expected to get significant work at right tackle as a potential replacement for Newton. Starting left tackle Duane Brown is also on the PUP list as he recovers from offseason surgery on a torn quadriceps tendon, which leaves veteran Chris Clark as the starter on the left side. -- Ben DuBose

Indianapolis Colts

The good news is Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that he plans to play the healthy players in Sunday's preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. Of course, quarterback Andrew Luck and the rest of the marquee players likely won't play much. The not-so-good news is Pagano believes his team still has a lot to work on between now and Sunday. "It's a heightened sense of urgency," Pagano said. "We can't waste a day. We can't afford to take any steps backward. We're going to keep moving. We're going to keep practicing. We got guys nicked up, dinged up, this, that and the other. We're adding volume in all three phases, and they have to stay up with it, from a mental standpoint and physical standpoint, and handle the grind. They aren't going to feel great -- nobody feels great -- but we have to go." -- Mike Wells

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars will be in full pads for the first time, and it's time to keep an eye on DEs Dante Fowler Jr. and Yannick Ngakoue. The Jaguars are counting on those two players -- neither of whom has played an NFL snap (Fowler missed his rookie season with a torn ACL) -- to provide rush off the edge. Both have looked exceptionally quick in one-on-one matchups in helmets and shoulder pads, but this will be the first full-contact work for them. It's critical that the Jaguars get something from these young players this season or the team may have to explore outside possibilities. -- Mike DiRocco

Tennessee Titans

The Titans didn't run much three-wide on Monday in their first day in pads. Will we see more of that Tuesday, when they are hitting again? If so, it means more snaps with Kendall Wright on the field, as he has been playing almost exclusively inside. Less has meant more for Wright, as he has made a handful of the sort of big plays the Titans covet. Look for him to continue to find cracks in the middle of the field where QB Marcus Mariota can reliably find him. -- Paul Kuharsky


Denver Broncos

The Broncos have had plenty of chances to see what Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett can do at outside linebacker, as DeMarcus Ware has not practiced in training camp because of a back injury and Von Miller has not taken part in a full practice after he missed the offseason program because of his contract negotiations. That has meant Ray and Barrett have the outside linebackers in the starting defense, so they have had a chance to show their progress. The two have been impactful players in practice, and the Broncos will use them plenty in the rotation. After Monday's practice, Miller called Barrett "flawless" so far in camp. -- Jeff Legwold

Kansas City Chiefs

Tyler Bray's ability to throw the deep ball could eventually convince the Chiefs to make him the No. 2 quarterback instead of Aaron Murray. Bray put his ability on display at practice with a couple perfectly placed deep throws, though one was dropped. "That's one of his strengths," coach Andy Reid said. "I know he enjoys doing it. He was good at it in college, and he's carried that on to this level. He's got a nice feel and touch for it." The deep ball is an element the Chiefs don't get much with starter Alex Smith, who hasn't shown a willingness to throw deep or great efficiency when he does. -- Adam Teicher

Oakland Raiders

Dan Williams started 15 of 16 games at defensive tackle last season, yet has been supplanted on the interior of the D-line through four training camp practices by Justin Ellis, even though Williams and Ellis were often linemates in a 4-3 scheme last season. "Thus far, we as a staff think that Jelly is ahead of Dan, but we're a long way from lining it up in September," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. "It's just a matter of who gets to trot out first, but they're all going to play." Said Williams, "In the end, the coaches are going to do whatever's best for our team and whatever they decide I guess we'll just have to roll with." -- Paul Gutierrez

San Diego Chargers

With players putting pads on for the first time Monday, free-agent addition Brandon Mebane stood out for San Diego's defense. A handful of times during team drills, the run-stuffing nose tackle knifed through the defense to make plays in the offensive backfield. The Chargers take a day off on Tuesday, but Mebane is a player to watch as the team reconvenes Wednesday afternoon. "He's like a little fire hydrant in there," fellow defensive lineman Corey Liuget said. "He's short and strong, so he's not going anywhere." -- Eric D. Williams


Dallas Cowboys

Although the Cowboys will be deliberate with Dez Bryant in his comeback from foot surgery, it will be important for the wide receiver to have multiple days of work to do more than just knock off rust. Coach Jason Garrett often cites Michael Irvin's ability to "run all day" in his Hall of Fame career and wants to see Bryant run all day. "No one runs more than receivers and DBs in this league, so you have to be able to do it, and you have to be able to maintain your technique and your level of play as you play snap after snap after snap," Garrett said. -- Todd Archer

New York Giants

The Giants will see where star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stands when they take the field for their first full-padded practice of the summer. Beckham suffered superficial lacerations on his left leg Sunday but was walking with a heavy limp after practice. Was a day of rest sufficient? The Giants had practice off on Monday. -- Jordan Raanan

Philadelphia Eagles

After one week of training camp, quarterback Carson Wentz is "off to a great start," according to offensive coordinator Frank Reich. But Reich is impressed with the way starting QB Sam Bradford "keeps it simple" when he's running the offense. Bradford said, "When you're thinking, you want to make the perfect play, the perfect throw. You realize you can't do it all the time. A completion here, a checkdown there -- those are good plays." -- Phil Sheridan

Washington Redskins

The Redskins won't have rookie receiver Josh Doctson back any time soon. He's still dealing with a sore Achilles/foot injury and is at least a week from returning, according to multiple team officials. Doctson, a 2016 first-round pick, has yet to practice with the veterans since he was drafted because of the injury he suffered in the spring. -- John Keim


Chicago Bears

Seventh-round pick Daniel Braverman is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The 5-foot-10 wide receiver makes at least one tough catch seemingly every practice, much to the delight of those diehards who travel 60 miles south of Chicago to watch the Bears work out. Despite his smaller stature, Braverman is strongly in the mix for one of Chicago's final roster spots at receiver. Recent injuries to Marquess Wilson (PUP/foot), Eddie Royal (concussion) and Josh Bellamy (ankle) have further opened the door for Braverman to receive an extended look from the coaching staff. So far, Braverman is making the most of his opportunities. -- Jeff Dickerson

Detroit Lions

Coach Jim Caldwell wants his team to be competitive during training camp practices. But combative? Nope, he isn't into that. Practice with the Lions jumped from competitive to possibly combative Monday when guard Laken Tomlinson got into it with defensive tackle Stefan Charles after an individual offensive versus defensive line rep. Although it didn't appear that any punches were thrown, there was a stare down and then some shoving. It is the kind of fire that could help the Lions this season, if they are able to carry it over to games. -- Michael Rothstein

Green Bay Packers

The only one of the six players on the physically unable to perform list who has returned is starting right guard T.J. Lang. That means we probably won't see receiver Jordy Nelson (knee), receiver Ty Montgomery (ankle), tight end Jared Cook (foot) and center Corey Linsley (hamstring) on the practice field this week. The next question for Lang is whether he and the rest of the available starters will play in Sunday's Hall of Fame game. -- Rob Demovsky

Minnesota Vikings

While players get their first day off of training camp on Tuesday, the Vikings organization will mark a big occasion. The team will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on its new practice facility in Eagan, Minnesota, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expected to be in attendance. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will be there, as will coach Mike Zimmer and several Vikings players. The new facility, which will be built on the site of the former headquarters of Northwest Airlines, is slated to open in time for the 2018 season. -- Ben Goessling


Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons return for their fifth practice of training camp on Tuesday after having Monday off. Competition remains a primary theme, so it will be worth keeping an eye on the linebacker situation. Falcons coaches tinkered with playing middle linebacker competitors Paul Worrilow and rookie Deion Jones together the latest time out, with Worrilow playing the weak-side spot as Jones continued his education. -- Vaughn McClure

Carolina Panthers

How does coach Ron Rivera want players to spend their first day off after five consecutive days of camp in near 100-degree temperatures? "Resting, icing, recuperating. It's been a tough five days," Rivera said. Many players will retreat to their homes in Charlotte, North Carolina, to sleep in their own beds. Some will hang around Wofford College, not wanting to waste a moment away from their air-conditioned dorm rooms. Rivera hopes all are rested and ready to get back to work by Tuesday night. -- David Newton

New Orleans Saints

Coach Sean Payton said the Saints will be relying on some youth to fill the roster at the cornerback position behind projected starters Delvin Breaux and Keenan Lewis. That group includes 2015 draft picks Damian Swann and P.J. Williams, but it could also include some undrafted rookies from this year's class. Payton said he has been encouraged by what he has seen so far; he mentioned Colorado's Ken Crawley after Crawley had an impressive interception against Drew Brees in full-team drills Sunday. On Monday, Texas A&M's De'Vante Harris had a strong day with multiple big plays. The Saints will have their first off-day Tuesday. -- Mike Triplett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After five straight practice days, including two in pads, the Bucs get Tuesday off. Coach Dirk Koetter named Adam Humphries the third wide receiver and said first-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves will start lining up with the first-team defense Wednesday. Also, offensive line depth has taken a bit of a hit, with J.R. Sweezy still not practicing because of a back injury and rookie Caleb Benenoch currently in a walking boot with an ankle injury. -- Jenna Laine


Arizona Cardinals

Wide receiver John Brown is in the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Bruce Arians said, after a play late in Sunday's practice led to Brown hitting his head on the field. Without Brown, the Cardinals will get a better look at how well the bottom few receivers on the depth chart, mainly J.J. Nelson, Jaron Brown and Britt Golden, have progressed this offseason. It'll give receivers such as Jaxon Shipley, Amir Carlisle and Chris Hubert an opportunity to move up on the depth chart, albeit briefly. -- Josh Weinfuss

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams had special team practice on Monday. Receiver Duke Williams and running back Aaron Green -- both rookie free agents -- had some good moments. "That's how players make the team, especially young guys," cornerback Trumaine Johnson said. "This is the most exciting practice for me, to see what young guys step up. It's the first day in pads, so you know it's going to be physical. It was fun out here to see some young guys get to work." -- ESPN.com staff

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have plenty of experience with the uptempo Chip Kelly practice. But Tuesday will offer the chance to really see what it's like when the pads come on for the first time. With competition at a number of spots on the roster, particularly on both lines, adding pads will help bring some clarity. "The biggest deal with any of those guys, whether it be offensive linemen or defensive linemen, we still have not had pads on yet," Kelly said. "So to be able to say, 'Hey, this guy's this,' or 'This guy's that,' it really won't happen until we get in full pads, and obviously, the offseason program and then here for the first few days, we're still not going to be in full pads. So once we start to get the pads on, I think you'll see, especially in the line of play, some guys kind of separate themselves from the other guys." -- Nick Wagoner

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are banged up at running back. Thomas Rawls remains on the PUP list, and rookie C.J. Prosise is dealing with a hamstring injury that will sideline him for seven to 10 days. So far, the three remaining backs, Christine Michael, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks, have rotated with the first team. The coaches know what they have in Michael, but Collins has a chance to make a strong impression as camp goes on. The team likes what Brooks brings to the table as a receiver. It's the first summer since Marshawn Lynch retired, and the running back situation is worth monitoring as camp goes on. -- Sheil Kapadia