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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott takes the field for the morning walkthrough. Cowboys plan to ease into practice this afternoon with offense and defense working on separate fields today.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced that 21,781 fans attended their Saturday morning training camp practice, as it had an "event" type of feel to it with ramps to the stadium opened up to accommodate the overflowing crowd. Said veteran DE Chris Long, who is in his first year with the Patriots after eight with the Rams: "It's awesome. As if just being in pads for the first day isn't exciting enough, you come out and these fans give you a real boost. It just speaks to the passion that these folks have. We're warming up in the hot tub and we can see the fans coming in on ESPN or NFL Network; they beat us out on the field. It's pretty cool what they have going here."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that he likes that his guys like to hit and their energy. He also called the first team period "ugly, ugly, ugly from a penalty-standpoint." He added, "We can't play that way. We're not gonna play that way."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints S Jairus Byrd enthusiastically says that he feels "good." Doesn't want to put a percentage on it, but says it's good. Said the reason he sat out OTAs, minicamp is because he got together with training staff in the offseason to come up with a plan to be at his best. Also said he doesn't need any extra motivation but is well aware that Saints fans haven't seen him at his best yet.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ruptured patellar tendon) is not participating in practice but the team has not yet placed him on the PUP list. GM John Schneider has said that Graham is on track to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett in attendance and on the field for the first day of training camp.

Michael Smith @michaelsmith

NFL teams: "We don't re-negotiate with 2 years left." But you'll damn sure cut em with 2 years left. Y I'll always hold it down for holdouts

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore has a pulled hamstring, which he sustained Friday. It's not considered to be too bad of an injury. He will need some down time to recover from it, though.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs veteran right tackle Gosder Cherilus did not practice today. Head coach Dirk Koetter said he had the day off. Still no Louis Murphy or J.R. Sweezy.

Michael Smith @michaelsmith

Michael Bennett ... Antonio Brown ... DeAndre Hopkins ... forget policy/precedent how bout what's right? Cuz the second they fall off it's ✌

Field Yates @FieldYates

Source: DeAndre Hopkins has a $445k roster bonus to earn on Aug 4th if he is on 90-man roster. If on reserve/did not report, he misses it.

Hopkins subject to $40,000 fine per day

Field Yates explains DeAndre Hopkins won't necessarily be held accountable for a $40,000 per day fine for holding out of training camp.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor says he did not think about his contract at all this offseason. The Bills' starter will become a free agent after this offseason but says he doesn't even ask his agent for updates on the situation.


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

With Joey Bosa not reporting to Chargers camp due to a contract dispute, Darius Philon working at DE with starters with Bosa unavailable. A second-year pro out of Arkansas, folks within the organization raved about Philon's development during offseason work.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints G Tim Lelito said d-line is flying around. Said its the fastest defense he's seen in his four years with the team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan rocking the red Chuck Taylors at today's practice. He says he's made it a tradition for the first day of training camp, playing tribute to his early days as a coach when they couldn't afford athletic shoes.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Titans start training camp practices today, one guy they definitely need to stay healthy is defensive end Ropati Pitoitua. He's due a $3 million base salary this year plus $15,625 per game active. It's hard to imagine a guy who played in just five games last year sticking. The Titans have Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones as starters at the position, with recent draft picks Angelo Blackson and Austin Johnson in place. If Pitoitua suffers an injury that would outlast the preseason, the Titans would have to eat some money to cut him.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan suffered a minor rib area strain in Saturday's practice. Not considered serious.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz remains "on schedule" according to Ben McAdoo. Cruz made it through a second straight practice Saturday without limitations. He missed all of last season with a calf injury.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead sporting a dynamic new look after his breakout year. Said it wasn't completely intentional -- he wanted blonde tips and his stylist might have misunderstood. But he likes it and said he plans to back it up. He's getting noticed more and intends to build off last year.