With 11 preseason games Thursday and the rest of the league playing games this weekend, things are mostly quiet around the NFL.
Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league:
Top news of the day
Gordon officially files for reinstatement
Suspended New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon has officially filed for reinstatement. Suspended since Dec. 20 due to violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, Gordon’s reinstatement is at the sole discretion of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Note to self…. Don’t forget to bring cinnamon rolls to the team meetings…. pic.twitter.com/CjZm18Ko87
— THEE MACK TRUCK (@DaylonMack) August 7, 2019
.@Vikings veteran defensive end @TDHAthlete having fun with rookie tight end @swervinirvin_ after walk through this morning. Irv Smith Jr. and @CourtneyRCronin keep it together despite Stephen Weatherly’s shenanigans. #Vikings @FOX9 pic.twitter.com/Hby7OSRKpd
— Jeff Wald (@JeffWaldFox9) August 7, 2019
The extent of the lower right leg/foot injury to 49ers DE Nick Bosa is still unclear but defensive coordinator Robert Saleh expressed optimism that Bosa will be OK after practice. “I think he’s alright,” Saleh said. That would be good news for the Niners, who are banking on Bosa playing a big role as a rookie. Bosa has a lengthy injury history and missed most of the offseason program with a hamstring issue.
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) August 7, 2019
Willie McGinest and Danny Amendola connect after practice.
Quotes of the day
— AqibTalib21 (@AqibTalib21) August 7, 2019
“… It ain’t always a money throw for me. It’s a money decision …” Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich on improving Jameis Winston’s decision-making.
Read more about how Bucs coach Bruce Arians and Leftwich are trying to refine some of Winston’s mechanics and decisions.
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo singles out safety Juan Thornhill and lineman Khalen Saunders, the Chiefs’ two top defensive draft picks, as players he was particularly eager to see play in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. “I’m really looking more for how cohesive a unit we can be,” Spagnuolo said. “To me, communication and working together as a unit . . . That’s as important as anything. If we don’t get that squared away in the first game, it’s going to be a long season.”