The biggest news from today’s training camp comes from Seahawks camp and the injury status of rookie Rashaad Penny, so that’s where we’ll start as we take a look at the analysis of today’s news.
22 teams reported for training camp today, and over the next few days, all 32 teams will be preparing for their first preseason games. As usual, there are plenty of reports regarding injuries and player usage, so let’s get right to it.
• Continuing a string of positive reports that have occurred over the last couple months, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Andrew Luck is expected to play in the Colts preseason opener. At this point, it seems fairly safe to assume that the veteran QB will be a full go for the regular season, but he still presents significant risk as it’s unclear as to how he’ll hold up when taking hits to the shoulder. He’s currently being selected around the 110th pick in fantasy drafts, and that seems to take into account the risk that could come with the reward of a top-3 QB.
The offseason couldn’t have started much better for Pat Mahomes, as the Chiefs announced that they were shipping Alex Smith off to the Redskins and handing the starting QB job to their young signal caller. As great as his opportunity appeared to be, it got a whole lot better on the first day of free agency.
The first postmortem for the career of Tom Brady was written by many sports analysts on the evening of September 29, 2014 after he completed 14-of-23 passes for 159 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions when the Patriots were destroyed 41-14 in a Monday night game at Kansas City. Those who predicted his demise quickly learned that betting against this legend proved to be a lesson in futility, and after the next five games were in the books, all Patriots victories, he had thrown 18 touchdown passes without an interception, and on February 1, he was hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.