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The Best Undrafted Free Agent in Every 2017 NFL Training Camp

The Indianapolis Colts have plenty of blazing deep speed on their wide receiver depth chart between T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett. They're lacking a massive tree-like possession receiver who can wrestle for tough catches, especially in the compacted traffic of the end zone. But they may have found a receiver who meets that description: the awesomely named Bug Howard. (Bleacher Report)

UNC Position Battle Preview: Quarterbacks

The only scholarship quarterback on North Carolina's roster with any game experience is redshirt sophomore Nathan Elliott. During the 2016 season, the Texas native completed eight of nine passes for 55 yards. With the early departure of last year's starter Mitch Trubisky to the NFL, the Tar Heels brought LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris into the fold. (Inside Carolina)

Cowboys rookie Ryan Switzer optimistic after first-ever hamstring injury: 'I recover fast'

Rookie receiver Ryan Switzer was at afternoon walk-through on Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury and leaving for the medical tent during morning practice. "Nothing I'm too concerned about," Switzer said at the walk-through. "Hopefully it is day to day. I recover fast." Switzer says he is day to day. (Dallas Morning News)

True or False: Zach Brown will lead the 2017 Redskins in tackles

The Redskins got an unexpected boost when the team signed free agent Zach Brown to a one-year deal in free agency. Brown earned a Pro Bowl trip last year with his play for the Bills, using his speed to make a ton of tackles. What does that mean for Washington? With 149 tackles in 2016 Brown almost led the NFL in tackles. (CSN Mid-Atlantic)

Mack Hollins, An Eagle Whose Heart Goes Wild For Snakes

Eagles receiver Mack Hollins has really stood out at training camp so far. A walk-on at North Carolina, the Eagles selected him in the fourth round of the draft and he’s impressed them so far. Hollins strong work ethic is partially what has made him so successful on the field. But it is Hollins love for exotic animals that might make him the most interesting Eagle. (CBS Philly)

In His Own Words: Running Back Elijah Hood Prepares For First NFL Training Camp

Elijah Hood: When I first got here, I was a little nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and everything. That kind of went out the window when I got on the field, and the ball was in my hands. You don’t have to think about all this extracurricular stuff; where we are, what we’re doing, it’s football. I’ve been playing football since I was seven. It’s the sport I love. (Oakland Raiders)

Cowboys rookie Ryan Switzer suffers hamstring issue at training camp

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer went down with a hamstring injury during Thursday’s practice. He doesn’t think it’s too serious. “I know my body well,” Switzer said. “Hopefully it is day to day.” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team didn’t know the extent of the injury during his news conference. Switzer injured it on a catch-and-run. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Raiders Rookie RB Elijah Hood has slimmed down, may be a 7th round steal

While Marshawn Lynch is going to be the man in 2017 and 2018 more than likely, the Raiders opted to take a chance on former North Carolina RB Elijah Hood in the seventh round of the draft. In turn, he's apparently taken his move from the collegiate ranks to the NFL pretty seriously, as ESPN's Adam Caplan reported that Hood has lost weight and looked good during OTAs. (Raiders 247)

Mitch Trubisky will begin waiting game as Bears begin training camp

The No. 2 pick from this spring's NFL draft will participate in his first training camp practice Thursday as the No. 3 quarterback on the Bears depth chart. As expected, rookie Mitch Trubisky's grand entrance onto the stage as the franchise quarterback will not come during this three-week stay at Olivet Nazarene University. (Chicago Tribune)

M.J. Stewart's Maturity Solidifying his Potential

While M.J. Stewart’s ability on the field has never wavered, his true growth has occurred in the form of self-discipline and accountability. It’s a talking point in numerous phone conversations with his father and it’s become the basis for his ascension into a leadership role for the 2017 Tar Heels. “He’s matured so much in his time at Carolina,” Larry Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)

Cowboys rookie Ryan Switzer not one for humblebrags

Ryan Switzer on his approach: "The best ones always find a way to better themselves. The best love to compete, they always find competition, whether that be going against our guys, whether that be preseason, whether that be Week One against the Giants. There is always competition. I've got to make sure I stay ready and when my time is called, produce." (Dallas Morning News)

Mack Hollins shining early for Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles report to training camp this week but on Monday rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans reported early to get some work in. That included former University of North Carolina standout Mack Hollins. Hollins was a fourth round pick of the Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft, landing on a team where he has a shot at being an impact player right away. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Position Battle Preview: Running Backs

Only sophomore running back Jordon Brown has any carries for the Tar Heels --- 25 carries for 40 yards and one touchdown in 2016. The Tar Heels bring in two freshmen. Michael Carter arrived in January and Antwuan Branch in May. Auburn grad transfer Stanton Truitt enters the fold and Johnathon Sutton makes the move from linebacker to running back. (Inside Carolina)

QB Darian Durant says limiting mistakes key to Alouettes' turnaround

Perhaps it would be incorrect to label it a breakout game for Darian Durant. After all in 2010, when he played for Saskatchewan, he passed for 500 yards against Calgary — and the Roughriders won that night in overtime. Nonetheless, the 452-yard performance Durant produced last week at Ottawa — a season-high — was impressive. (Montreal Gazette)

Mitchell Trubisky is still expected to learn behind Mike Glennon

Mitchell Trubisky's first Chicago Bears training camp hopefully will be the first of many for the second overall pick. While Trubisky acclimates himself to life in the NFL, general manager Ryan Pace reiterated that 2017 is going to be about development for the former UNC standout. "For a young quarterback, you want him to develop behind the scenes," Pace said. (247 Sports)

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