With nearly two full weeks of preseason games in the books, we’re beginning to get news about some of the injured players finally getting ready for their return action, in that’ll make up most of the items in today’s edition of the training camp blog:
Saturday brought a robust slate of preseason action, as most teams allowed their first-team units a longer leash in terms of playing time. While the second preseason game still typically pales in comparison to the third contest– which is typically termed the regular-season “dress rehearsal” — in terms of the snaps afforded projected starters, there is often at least a quarter of action for some of the bigger names. In a few cases Saturday, some of that actually extended to a full half of play, as several clubs look to build rapport between quarterbacks and new pass-catching options, for example.
Without further ado, let’s dive in to a few highlights for each club in terms of notable performers:
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There were plenty of developments on the field Thursday night, but the biggest news of the day involved arguably fantasy’s biggest star: Le’Veon Bell. Bell will return to action before week one, according to ESPN. Bell has not yet signed his franchise tender, and while everyone expected him to return before the start of the season, managers who already drafted him inside the top two are sleeping easier tonight following this update. He has not been with the Steelers yet this preseason, and there is still no indication of when, exactly, he will return.
With some teams already preparing for their third preseason games, depth charts and starting spots are beginning to firm up, but there’s still a lot of practice reps to go — and a lot of surprises in store — before Week 1. Let’s take a look at what news came spilling out of Wednesday’s training camps.