- Injuries, injuries, injuries. Lucas Patrick’s injured right thumb might seem minor but it’s hard to imagine a more significant malady for a team’s center. There are still 42 days until they start keeping score, so it’s a good thing the injury happened early, but Justin Fields will need time with his center before the 49ers arrive at Soldier Field on 9/11.
- My guess at the starting OL for the opener: Reiff-Whitehair-Patrick-Schofield-Borom.
- Training camp practices are always a double edge sword. If one position group is thriving, it must mean the position group facing them on the other side of the ball is struggling. There is very strong reason to believe Ryan Poles has rebuilt the secondary in a single draft. Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker are not only making plays, but also carrying themselves like they belong. So much of secondary play is about swagger and these kids have it. But this wide receiver group is not very good. Darnell Mooney is a top player on the ascent. Velus Jones Jr. has the potential to be a versatile, exciting tool. But Byron Pringle, N’Keal Harry, Equanimeous St. Brown are all basically fourth options. It would be worrisome if this group were consistently winning on the practice field.
- Teven Jenkins is severely trending in the wrong direction. No player on this roster needed to prove more during these practice sessions. His unavailability is disconcerting.
Camp Tweet of the Week
Courtney Cronin is killing it on the Bears beat and she’s 100% right about this. Teams are getting comically paranoid.
Teams are taking this “don’t create a competitive advantage for our opponents” stuff too far. It’s the FOURTH day of practice. They’re not even in pads. Want to run a bunch of trick plays in practice? Wait until the session is closed. This is bordering the line of lunacy. https://t.co/pAzRyj74za
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) July 30, 2022