Watkins, coming off offseason hip surgery and being eased into the first few days of training camp, had his reps increased Monday night and was the star of the evening practice, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the second-year receiver, "I think (Monday) I kind of got in a groove. I had been in and out one play here and two plays there. Then I get in and get six plays in a row and get back to doing the normal things that I do and thatís just really from getting a lot of reps. Physically I feel great. Itís all mental and thatíll just be a byproduct of getting reps. The more reps I get the better I get. I just think early on in camp I was getting one play here or two plays there and never really sweat. Today I just got into a groove.Ē
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 dayís 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.