Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, CSNChicago.com will bring you daily "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.
- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has no desire to hang up his cleats anytime soon. During a press conference on Friday, Brees told reporters that he wants to play until he's 45. Brees, who's 51,081 passing yards rank fifth all-time, will turn 36 next January. His contract with the Saints ends following the 2016 season.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and guard Carl Nicks officially parted ways on Friday evening. Nicks was a prized offseason acquisition of the Buccaneers two years ago when he signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Nicks only played in two games with Tampa Bay last season after dealing with a toe injury and MRSA infection.
- All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman hopes to return to the San Francisco 49ers at the midpoint of the season. Bowman is expected to be placed on the 49ers PUP list as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL.
- Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu believes he's 6-to-8 weeks away from returning to the team. Mathieu was placed on the Cardinals PUP list earlier this week while he continues to rehabilitate from a torn ACL and TCL.
- Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider told ESPN 710 in Seattle that the organization isn't interested in giving training camp holdout Marshawn Lynch a new deal. Lynch has two years remaining on a four-year, $30 million contract he signed in 2012.
- Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel acknowledged some of his rookie mistakes during his first training camp press conference with the team on Friday. "At the end of the day, I've made some rookie mistakes," Manziel told reporters. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner will compete with veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer for the team's starting job during camp/preseason.
- The Indianapolis Colts believe that running back Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles tendon during practice on Friday. Ballard will likely undergo season-ending surgery and be placed on injured reserve. He was expected to compete for playing time in a crowded backfield that includes Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw.
- After skipping the Houston Texans voluntary offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp, veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson reported to training camp on Friday.
- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for the start of training camp on Friday, but told reporters that he's "not 100 percent." Gronkowski tore his right ACL on Dec. 8 against the Browns last season.
- The Baltimore Ravens signed ex-New York Giants safety Will Hill on Friday. Hill is currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.