Around this time we see reports from training camp regarding injuries sustained on the field, but Vikings backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke found a way to get injured off of it. Heinicke showed up to camp wearing a cast, and rolling around on a scooter, which prompted questions about how he sustained the injury. The second-year undrafted quarterback explained how he hurt himself, and he admitted he was embarrassed by how it went down.
In a surprising development in April, Mike Tirico left ESPN for NBC Sports and, with the move, opened up a seat that few men have sat in. The play-by-play announcer’s chair for “Monday Night Football” had been held by Tirico since 2006, and it’s a prestigious title that a mere four men have ever held before — along with Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford and Al Michaels. The fifth man this season will be broadcasting institution Sean McDonough, who ascended quickly in the industry after growing up steeped in sports as the son of famed Boston Globe NFL writer Will McDonough and with two brothers who became executives in two different sports.