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Frank Gore still ticking away, added to NFI list
Veteran RB "fine," competing for snaps Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN: "I'm told Bills RB Frank Gore is "fine" despite being added to the Non Football Injury list. This is an effort to limit the wear on his body in what will be his 15th NFL
(Jul 23 -- FF Today)

Eagles defend having just one open practice
On our list of teams with open training camp practices, the Eagles are near the bottom, with only one open practice this year. The team says there are valid reasons for that. Eagles President Don Smolenski said on WIP that the team believes, after seeing
(Jul 23 -- ProFootballTalk.com)

Mark Sanchez retires from NFL, takes ESPN job
Mark Sanchez may not have had any offers to play in the NFL this year, but he’s apparently decided that if he does get an offer, he’ll turn it down. Sanchez has agreed to work for ESPN, where he’ll be in the ABC college football studio,
(Jul 23 -- ProFootballTalk.com)

Seahawks Training Camp Capsule
Seahawks Training Camp Capsule
(Jul 23 -- FOX Sports)

2019 NFL preview: Bears will regress, but Mitchell Trubisky could help ease that
The Bears had a huge breakout season. The challenge is following that up.
(Jul 23 -- Yahoo! Sports)

Report: Mark Sanchez walking away from NFL for ESPN college football analyst job
Mark Sanchez is done playing in the NFL. He'll join ESPN as an analyst, a report said.
(Jul 23 -- Yahoo! Sports)

Source: Lions' Slay, Harrison to report to camp
Lions defenders Darius Slay and Damon Harrison will report to training camp after skipping mandatory minicamps in hopes of getting new contracts, a source told ESPN.
(Jul 23 -- ESPN)

Broncos Drew Lock 'not a quarterback yet,' but goes back to learning at camp
Despite passing for more than 12,000 yards in college, Lock's messy fundamentals have the Broncos talking patience with their rookie QB.
(Jul 23 -- ESPN)

Why paying Ezekiel Elliott now makes sense for Cowboys
Dallas is 28-12 when its star tailback plays, and a new deal with language to protect against his off-field issues could benefit both sides.
(Jul 23 -- ESPN)

Daniel Jones signs rookie contract with Giants
Eli Manning locked into starting job, no QB competition in camp Ian Rapoport on Twitter: "Source: The #Giants and 1st round QB Daniel Jones have an agreement in principle on his rookie contract." (Ian Rapoport on Twitter) FF Today's Take:
(Jul 23 -- FF Today)

Player News

Landon Collins refuses to refer to Giants by name
Landon Collins, who left the New York Giants for the Washington Redskins this offseason, simply addressed his former team as "the other team I was on" in a recent radio interview.
(Jul 23)

Giants agree on deal with No. 6 pick Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones, the No. 6 selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, agreed in principle with the Giants on his rookie contract on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per sources informed of the situation.
(Jul 23)

Darius Slay to report to Lions camp Wednesday
Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay skipped mandatory minicamp last month but is expected to report to training camp with the rest of his teammates on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport.
(Jul 23)

Falcons' Devonta Freeman sees 'stronger' self in 2019
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman battled through injury during his 2018 campaign and played in just two games. Freeman said he got stronger from the adversity.
(Jul 23)

Report: Amari Cooper in no rush for new deal
Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports Amari Cooper is "in no rush" to sign a contract extension.
(Jul 22)

Report: Michael Thomas wants at least $20M/yr
Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports WR Michael Thomas wants to be the first $20-million-per-year wide receiver.
(Jul 22)

1st-round pick Daniel Jones, Giants agree on deal
Quarterback Daniel Jones, the No. 6 selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, agreed in principle with the Giants on his rookie contract on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per sources informed of the situation.
(Jul 22)

Jets sign former Texan Ryan Griffin to fill TE need
Former Texans tight end Ryan Griffin is signing with the Jets, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. New York will be without starter Chris Herndon for the first four weeks of the 2019 season.
(Jul 22)

Falcons safety J.J. Wilcox (ACL) out for season
Falcons safety J.J. Wilcox tore his ACL on Monday in practice and is out for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
(Jul 22)

'No new deal on the horizon' for Tom Brady
NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports there is "no new deal is on the horizon at this point" for contract-year QB Tom Brady.
(Jul 22)