Beat Writer Round-Up August 1st

Daily round-up of NFL training camp news from the beat on August 1st...

The Patriots receiving corps has been under heavy scrutiny since dealing Cooks and not re-signing Amendola... Matthews was a longer shot to make the roster and with Mitchell hurt and Edelman suspended, in Week 1 the Pats will line up Hogan, Patterson, and likely two of the mess that is Britt, Dorsett, Berrios, McCarron, Lucien, and Turner. Potential moves floating out there are Eric Decker and Dez Bryant but would suspect the Pats stick with their young guys and would look for Berrios to fill a potentially important role early on.

Cincy offense could be a lot better than people are expecting... folks have written off Dalton but with weapons like Eifert returning and Ross emerging this could be a very dangerous unit. Bill Lazor is a solid OCoord and with a full season to prepare his offense there is a legit reason to be optimistic about the Bengals finding their footing in the AFC North.

Good news for NFL fans everywhere that Luck is slinging it in camp but beware, this is the same franchise that lied through their teeth about his preparedness one year ago and it will take real game reps for Luck to prove he is over the physical and mental limitaitons that sidelined him in 2017.

Somewhat concerning? Tough to say if this is as planned or precautionary because the news over the weekend and Philly beat writers were all saying Wentz looks great and he'll be out there Week 1... not sure why they would rush him back at this point so hopefully cooler heads prevail and he comes back when he's 100% and not a day sooner.

First of all Joe Fann is providing excellent coverage of the Niners this offseason and it's impossible not to get excited about how good this unit will be under Shanny in year two. The defense on the other hand looks like a hot mess and Jimmy G better be prepared to win shootouts early in the season if SF is going to contend in the West.

These are my favorite clips, absolutely love the reaction of the guy watching after the play. The Raiders D has clearly gotten the much needed injection of youth and will be fun to see how they come together this season, predicting lots of highs and lows.