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NFL training camp roundup: Checking in on all 32 teams

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Training camp continued across the NFL on Monday and, as has been the case early in camps, injuries once again were the prevailing story. Another player was lost for the season due to a knee injury while a couple of veterans attempted to work their way back into the fold.

Here is a look at the latest from all 32 teams.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills - The Bills opened training camp on Monday and it was Kevin Kolb, not E.J. Manuel, who took the majority of first-team reps, according to the team's official website. Wide receiver T.J. Graham got plenty of reps with the first team and looked good, according to WGR 550. Jairus Byrd didn't attend practice, but team president Russ Brandon said the organization is still hopeful it can reach a long-term deal.

Miami Dolphins - Lamar Miller continues to impress, with Joe Philbin being the latest to praise his improvement in pass protection. Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito took reps at right guard, too, since John Jerry could be out for up to a month.

New England Patriots - Stevan Ridley cut some weight during the offseason, according to the Boston Herald, but continues to struggle with fumble issues.

New York Jets - Dee Milliner said he is 100 percent following offseason shoulder injury, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, but he still won't go full throttle right away -- though only as a precaution. Chris Ivory is also easing his way in to camp, only participating in individual drills due to a hamstring tweak.

AFC South

Houston Texans - Houston could get a boost this week because Gary Kubiak said Arian Foster could be activated off the PUP list by "midweek," according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Houston added some defensive depth on Monday, too, signing linebacker Joe Mays after he was recently cut by the Denver Broncos.

Indianapolis Colts - A few young skill players had productive days Monday. Andrew Mishler of Stampede Blue said T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen were all impressive in the first practice of the week.

Jacksonville Jaguars - The big story in Jacksonville on Monday was Blaine Gabbert's ankle. Gabbert was helped off the field after having his ankle stepped on, according to Big Cat Country, but was later seen walking around fine without a boot or noticeable limp.

Tennessee Titans - The Titans are working on preventing quarterback Jake Locker from feeling overwhelmed, according to the Tennessean. First-round pick Chance Warmack may be able to help now that he's officially signed.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens - Baltimore welcomed back a familiar face on Monday when it re-signed Vonta Leach. In other news, Joe Flacco apparently didn't react well to the news of Dennis Pitta's injury, with Peter King reporting the quarterback was "disconsolate" after hearing the news. Terrell Suggs had a productive offseason while dropping close to 20 pounds, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Cincinnati Bengals - Several veterans got the day off, according to Cincy Jungle, which allowed plenty of opportunity for Mohamed Sanu and Andrew Hawkins -- both of whom had excellent practices. Andre Smith practiced for the first time, too, after coming off the non-football injury list.

Cleveland Browns - Phil Taylor participated in team drills for the first time since 2011, according to Dawgs By Nature. Injuries affected other players, though, because Josh Gordon was limited with what Rob Chudzinski called patella tendinitis in his knee. It sounds like Cleveland's head coach isn't concerned about the injury, though, so Gordon should be fine when it matters.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Le'Veon Bell continues to impress and, according to Behind the Steel Curtain, the rookie got the majority of first-team reps during practice. LaMarr Woodley had conditioning issues last year, but the Steelers are happy with the shape he's in now.

AFC West

Denver Broncos - With Dan Koppen out for the season due to a knee injury, Manny Ramirez took over as the starting center. The Broncos made it through Monday's practice without another major injury, but there was a brief scare when rookie first-round pick Sylvester Williams suffered a knee injury.

Kansas City Chiefs - The Chiefs practiced in the rain on Monday. Eric Berry came off the field with an injury, but Arrowhead Pride wrote that the team said Berry had only a minor hamstring injury and his sitting out was precautionary.

Oakland Raiders - Rod Streater looked "outstanding" once again and continues to impress. Matt Flynn continues to be steady while Terrelle Pryor is playing considerably better than last season. Oakland signed linebacker Omar Gaither.

San Diego Chargers - A pair of new additions looked good during practice with Danny Woodhead and Dwight Freeney both turning in good days. King Dunlap left with an injury, but it doesn't appear to be serious.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys - Dallas focused on redzone work during practice once again, spending the majority of drills working from inside the 20-yardline. Lance Dunbar continues to make a strong case for the No. 2 running back job, impressing Blogging the Boys with some nifty full-speed cuts.

New York Giants - Hakeem Nicks left practice early due to tightness in his groin. While not an ideal situation, Nicks' absence allowed for more opportunity for Rueben Randle, who responded by turning in several nice catches. Big Blue View detailed the matchup between Randle and Prince Amukamara.

Philadelphia Eagles - Another knee injury hit the Eagles, as linebacker Jason Phillips tore his ACL during practice and will be out for the season. The Eagles signed undrafted free agent Travis Long to replace Phillips on the roster.

Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III's recovery from knee surgery couldn't be going much better. According to Sports Illustrated, Griffin said already overcame the mental obstacle of trusting his knee. Roy Helu is also healthy and is showing a variety of skills.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons - The Falcons stayed healthy through another practice, including Julio Jones -- who The Falcoholic said looked even better than usual. Desmond Trufant has the task of covering Jones and Atlanta's other receivers, but he's struggled some early on. Meanwhile, Shawne Merriman wants to play for the Falcons.

Carolina Panthers - The Panthers signed Chase Blackburn to help their defense and, while he said he didn't have his best practice, he did get reps at all three linebacker spots. Carolina's defense could get a boost soon, too, because Thomas Davis said he is hoping to return to the field by Thursday.

New Orleans Saints - The Saints defense took a hit when linebacker Martez Wilson suffered a bruised bicep, taking him out of action for four weeks. Wilson was running with the first-team defense and will likely miss the rest of camp, though he should be back for the start of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Darrelle Revis took the day off from team drills, instead working out inside. According to Bucs Nation, Revis may be joined in the starting backfield by Johnthan Banks, who appears on his way to earning a starting job after another strong practice.

NFC North

Chicago Bears - Chicago's defense took a hit when defensive end Turk McBride ruptured his Achilles' tendon, rendering him out for the season. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod is dealing with a strained calf while Brandon Marshall sat out practice as a precaution following offseason hip surgery.

Detroit Lions - The biggest news from Lions camp came off the field, as linebacker Stephen Tulloch proclaimed Detroit to be a playoff team while comparing first-round pick Ziggy Ansah to Jevon Kearse.

Green Bay Packers - Green Bay made a few roster moves, signing safety Chris Banjo and wide receiver Omarius Hines while releasing safety Ryan McMahon. There was also some Twitter controversy after an unflattering picture of Eddie Lacy prompted some to question how much he weighs.

Minnesota Vikings - Another day, another inconsistent practice from quarterback Christian Ponder, according to the Star Tribune. Kevin Williams will play a reduced role this season as the Vikings aim to play him between 30 and 40 snaps per game.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals - After ending his holdout, first-round pick Jonathan Cooper worked with the first-team offense at left guard. Last year's first-round pick, Michael Floyd, had another strong practice.

San Francisco 49ers - Colin Kaepernick was good last season, but he may be even better this year. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, Kaepernick has improved considerably on his short and underneath passes. His touch is much better on those throws. Maiocco also reported second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is struggling to stand out.

Seattle Seahawks - Seattle GM John Schneider said the team is prepared for a "huge spectrum" of outcomes with the diagnosis of Percy Harvin's hip injury. During a radio appearance, Schneider said Harvin could return to practice next week or could need surgery, but that the team just doesn't know. Schneider also said teams inquired about trading for wide receiver Doug Baldwin, but he didn't entertain the offers.

St. Louis Rams - St. Louis signed free agent guard Graham Pocic, bolstering its interior offensive line depth. A trio of young players had another impressive day -- Ben Cunningham is making a strong case for a roster spot while Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey stayed after practice to get more reps with quarterback Sam Bradford.

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