What a glorious day for football at PBS. I know, I know, Day 1 of Training Camp is the baseball equivalent of pitchers and catchers reporting, still it was football.
Temperature was about 78, with a slight breeze. It was fantastic.
Random things seen: AJ Green made a nice leaping catcher over Terrence Newman. The crowd let out a collective "ahhhhhhh". Newman patted Green on the helmet, both with big smiles. I saw Jason Campbell do a little read option pitch to Cedric Peerman. WR Cobi Hamilton is really long and lanky.
This video is basic stuff that I shot on my phone:
Acquired WR Conner Vernon on waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Vernon (6-0, 192; Duke) is a first-year NFL player. He entered the league in spring of 2013 as a college free agent with Oakland and caught four passes for 42 yards in preseason. He was waived by the Raiders in final preseason cuts. He was signed to Cleveland’s practice squad on Dec. 26 and signed after the season to the Browns offseason roster.
*Signed free agent WR Jeremy Johnson, a rookie from Southern Methodist. Johnson (6-0, 179) entered the NFL last month as a college free agent with New England and was released by the Patriots on July 17. He played four seasons (2010-13) at SMU, with 195 receptions for 1930 yards and 10 TDs.
*Waived P T.J. Conley, a second-year player from Idaho. Conley had been signed by the Bengals as a free agent this past April 16.
*Placed OT/G Andrew Whitworth (calf) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Whitworth continues to count against the team’s roster limit and can be activated to practice as soon as he is cleared medically.
Big Whit not practicing (calf strain)
TE Tyler Eifert
1,2,3 kick....Kevin Huber and Tyler Eifert
Secret weapon: Andre the ballcarrier
More WR drills
Dalton drops to throw, AJ on the way
PBS bleachers filled
Stand room only
Stacked and packed at PBS
Time to move..... next drill
And....there was this