NFL Camp Roundup: Packers, Favre set to make announcement

NFL Camp Roundup: Packers, Favre set to make announcement
August 3, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

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.

NFC

  • It looks like the Green Bay Packers and legendary quarterback Brett Favre are ready to mend their relationship. The two sides will hold a joint announcement from Lambeau Field on Monday afternoon. “The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium,” according to a press release from the organization. Although details regarding the exact nature of the announcement haven't emerged, it's widely expected that Favre will join other Packers' greats in the team's Hall of Fame. And according ESPN.com, the Packers will retire Favre's No. 4 jersey.
  • New York Giants rookie running back Andre Williams made the most of his opportunity to supplant injured backfield-mate David Wilson as the team's second-string running back during Sunday's preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills. The fourth-round pick and Heisman Trophy finalist finished the night with seven carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut. However, Rashad Jennings is expected to be the Giants starting tailback on Week 1 of the regular season.
  • Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman has had a rough start to his NFL career. According to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure, Hageman is believed to have suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist. McClure reported that Hageman got into a scuffle and threw a punch at center Joe Hawley during Sunday's practice which resulted in the former Minnesota Golden Gopher breaking his wrist.

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AFC

  • It's just preseason, but Bills fans can't be happy with starting quarterback E.J. Manuel's performance on Sunday night. Last year's first-round pick struggled against the Giants defense. Manuel finished just 2-of-7 for 19 yards. He had two passes batted down at the line of scrimmage, and another pass that hit Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams in the chest. Manuel also overthrew rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a deep pass. Jeff Tuel played well in relief of Manuel, completing 12-of-17 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.
  • Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has questioned the conditioning of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. "Yeah, I don't know if I can say that I've seen enough," Hamilton told the Tribune-Star"I think he is still working to get himself in game shape." Nicks, who the Colts signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal this offseason, was expected to play a major role in the Colts offense this season behind starting wideouts Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton.