Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) has been cleared for contact.
Streater was concussed over the weekend. He missed a few practices, but returned on a limited basis Wednesday and will reenter live drills on Thursday. Streater is competing for the starting wideout job opposite James Jones.
After visiting Bucs camp Wednesday, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah came away believing team brass is "pumped" about second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is "picking things up quickly."
Coach Lovie Smith stated at the start of camp that ASJ was "behind a lot" after missing spring work due to the University of Washington's late graduation. Things have apparently changed in a hurry for Seferian-Jenkins, who "made a lot of plays" during Wednesday's workouts. At 6'6/252 with a 37 1/2-inch vertical, ASJ is a rookie to monitor in touchdown-heavy fantasy leagues.
Brad Jones is practicing as the lone inside linebacker in dime packages at Packers training camp.
Jones is a true every-down linebacker, involved in Green Bay's base 3-4, as well as the nickel and dime. Although he is coming off a poor season performance wise, 28-year-old Jones is set up to nicely to post IDP statistics in 2014.
Second-round pick Jordan Matthews is still running with the second-team offense at Eagles camp.
Brad Smith is working as Philly's first-team slot receiver, presumably out of veteran deference. Matthews figures to pass Smith in short order. Per beat writer Jeff McLane, Matthews "has made all the catches so far" in camp, and particularly "shined" on Wednesday. Matthews' ADP is the late-11th round.
The Rams have been "very encouraged" by the play of third-year WR Brian Quick through the opening week of training camp.
Phil Savage, the Senior Bowl director and former Browns GM, visited Rams camp Tuesday and came away impressed with Quick. Rams coaches believe the production is finally matching Quick's raw speed-size combo. Quick is getting a ton of first-team reps, along with Kenny Britt, and appears to be putting his game together. Quick (6'3/218) has 4.50 wheels and was drawing Terrell Owens comps when the Rams took him 33rd overall in 2012.
NFL Network's Albert Breer's "sense is" Teddy Bridgewater has "closed the gap" on Matt Cassel.
This is certainly the way the wind is blowing. One report even indicated Bridgewater handled more first-team throws than Cassel at Wednesday's practice, by a 13 to 11 count. Christian Ponder opened camp sprinkled in with the ones, but his reps have gone to Teddy. Of all this year's rookie quarterbacks, Bridgewater has emerged as the likeliest to start his team's season opener.
Zac Stacy is getting most of the first-team reps at training camp, as expected.
There was offseason coachspeak in St. Louis suggesting Stacy would have to fight for his starting gig at camp. We never bought it. Rookie Tre Mason has almost no experience in pass protection, and Benny Cunningham only earned 47 carries in 14 games last year. Stacy has borderline RB1 appeal thanks to projected volume as the centerpiece of a Rams team built to pound the football.
Joique Bell (knee) is cutting and accelerating "with ease" at Lions camp.
Bell rested during OTAs and minicamp, but it was never a real concern. He's been back to 100 percent since early July, and is not limited at camp. Bell, who was just handed a three-year contract by the Lions, has a realistic shot at leading the team in carries. There's some value in his current fifth-round ADP.