• In a short training camp piece, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News offers an excellent glimpse at the learning curve for first-year backs. Early scoop on LeSean McCoy(notes): "The running part of being a running back, McCoy seems to have a pretty good take on. The pass-catching part, important when you play for the Eagles, he looks even more smooth at that. But the blocking part, well, that's kinda new." [Philadelphia Daily News]
• Arizona's Chris Wells(notes) defied the skeptics by remaining healthy for, um...several minutes in his first NFL practice. He may not get much of a look in the preseason opener, due to the ankle injury. [Arizona Republic]
• Shonn Greene(notes) (pictured) has endured multiple ankle tweaks, apparently, and he's sitting out practices. The Jets' backfield is crowded, so Greene can't really afford to adopt the Beanie Wells practice plan. [NY Daily News]
• Knowshon Moreno(notes) remains unsigned, and he's working out somewhere on the Georgia campus. He's entering Day 5 of the holdout. LaMont Jordan(notes) opened camp as Denver's top back. [Denver Post]
• Cleveland's James Davis seems to get it: ''If you can prove yourself in this league, you'll get paid.'' Here's Jamal Lewis(notes) discussing the rookie: "I see something real special in him. I see a burst out of him and an aggressiveness out of him." [Akron Beacon Journal]
• Bengals rookie Bernard Scott(notes) says, "The sky is the limit for me." He's had a few legal entanglements, so he'll be a nice fit in Cincinnati. Like Jennings, he's another small school sleeper. [Dayton Daily News]
“He’s getting great individual work…there are no problems with Tommie” Lovie said.
AWESOME! ‘Cause it’s not like it’s a team sport or anything. Keep the lack of live reps in mind when #91 looks winded late in games.
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