The NFL is back: Here's the best from training camps

After 22 NFL teams reported to training camp Wednesday, the fun continues Thursday.

NFL Nation reporters recap the day with what you need to know from camps across the league.

Kansas City Chiefs

WR Sammy Watkins cut the dreadlocks he's had for years before he reported to Chiefs training camp. "I just woke up one morning and decided to cut it," said Watkins, who added he did the work himself. "I've had it for maybe 12, 13 years. I'm 25 now. I don't want to have dreads when I'm 40."

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

New England Patriots

Buffalo Bills

Bills GM Brandon Beane chatted during Thursday's practice with Bills fan Ezra Castro, in his "Pancho Billa" costume. Castro lives in Texas and is undergoing treatment for cancer; he was called on stage during April's draft in Dallas to read the team's third-round selection of DT Harrison Phillips. Castro caught up with Phillips and fellow rookie Josh Allen after practice.

Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

San Francisco 49ers

The first training camp practice had some ups and downs for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo and WR Marquise Goodwin continued the strong chemistry they showed at the end of last year as Goodwin hauled in three passes that would have gone for big gains. Garoppolo also was able to connect with RB Jerick McKinnon for a would-be big play. McKinnon had a solid all around day with a few long runs.

Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Quotes of the day

Quote of the day from Jaguars training camp Day 1: DE Dante Fowler Jr., when asked how much he has matured over the past year, responded with a question of his own. "Did I go to jail?" When he was told no, he followed that with: "There you go." Fowler was speaking for the first time since he was suspended for one game by the NFL as punishment for his July 2017 misdemeanor battery arrest and subsequent March sentencing.

Michael DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Quote of the day, courtesy of 49ers DC Robert Saleh on CB Ahkello Witherspoon: "When he first got here, he was this little, scrawny corner that everyone said wouldn’t hit anybody... And now he’s a man.”

Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas' holdout continuing into training camp and whether he expected him to be here: "Well, he’s been here for a long time. We always expected him to be here. That’s kind of how it is. He should be here and he’s not. So it’s really about the guys that are here now and we’re trying to keep moving, moving and grooving and putting it together. That’s unfortunate."

Brady Henderson, ESPN4y ago

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

Packers first-round pick Jaire Alexander got his first taste of the bike-riding tradition but decided halfway through his ride was too small.

Rob Demovsky, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

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Seattle Seahawks

As Seattle gets back to work, QB Russell Wilson had a heckuva summer. It included four continents and a royal horse race.

Best from Wednesday

Wednesday was a busy day across the league. Andrew Luck is back and ready to practice. There are holdouts from star players like Aaron Donald, Earl Thomas and Le'Veon Bell. Meanwhile, Antonio Brown showed up in a helicopter.

Los Angeles Rams

Pittsburgh Steelers

All the best cars from camp

NFL players often like to make statements when they roll into training camp. Early indications this year suggest another camp full of unique rides, and NFL Nation writers are keeping an eye on parking lots across the league to see who's got the hot wheels.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey won't be at Jaguars camp for the first few days of camp:

Kansas City Chiefs

Fullback Anthony Sherman sets the fashion bar every year when Chiefs veterans report to training camp and this year is no different.

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago