The Jaguars have still not had contact with Blackmon and are not expecting him to return to the team, ESPN reports. "I have not heard anything and I guess I harbor a little bit of hope but realistically I think when you're away from the game for two-and-a-half years what you were once is not what you probably will be," GM David Caldwell said. "Your skills do erode and especially if you're not staying in tip-top shape and you're not in football shape."
Coach Joe Philbin currently does not have an estimate for when Parker (foot) might return to training camp action, the Miami Herald reports. "We're not sure exactly when he's going to get back," Philbin acknowledged. "I don't know if he's going to practice, how much he's going to practice, if he's going to play in the preseason."
Abdullah -- who looked sharp during OTAs -- has continued to impressed during the early stages of training camp, mlive.com reports. "You can see it out on the field," coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's moving better, his reaction times are better. So certainly, when we get pads on, we're excited to see what he can do."
Matthews (Achilles) will be cautiously handled during his first season with the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. "He's definitely on track for a full recovery, but we’re going to be erring on the side of being conservative and cautioned," coach Rick Carlisle said. "The first year is more about making sure that he's right and getting him out there on the right terms, and from there we want him to make a full recovery and continue to get better."
Reimer will enter training camp with the opportunity to seize the number one role or at least a platoon, according to Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind [to both goalies], and certainly I know Mike has the same," said new general manager Lou Lamoriello.
New general manager Lou Lamoriello envisions the Leafs' goaltending job as an open competition and indicates that head coach Mike Babcock feels the same way, according to the Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind, and certainly I know Mike has the same," Lamoriello said. This will be the third straight season with Bernier and James Reimer splitting goaltending duties.
Edwards started the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota in the eighth position at Pocono Raceway, but dropped back on the initial restart to run 11th when the day’s first caution came out just five laps in. The race would come down to fuel mileage with the majority of the leaders pitting with 37 laps remaining. Crew chief Darian Grubb would make the call for Edwards to bring the 19 down pit road for a splash of gas that enabled him to race to a 10th-place finish, joegibbsracing.com reports.