By Andrew Fisher @AndrewFisherRS on June 27, 2014
The start of NFL Training Camp is right around the corner. After many months without football, the return of America's favorite sport is on the horizon. Even though it's just glorified practice, there are still plenty of intriguing storylines for fans to follow.
Here are 15 early predictions for NFL Training Camps in 2014:
It's highly doubtful that Gronk will be allowed to fully participate at camp this year after his ACL tear late last season. But that still won't stop constant speculation on his return date. You can bet that Bill Belichick will be thrilled to answer those questions.
In the minds of most people who follow the NFL, Davis is fairly paid. But regardless, the odds are that he'll sit out camp as long as his contract remains unextended.
After losing his top three pass-catchers from last season, you can bet that Newton's patience will be tested at camp this year. Fans will find out just how good the fourth-year QB is in 2014.
A few years back Ryan was spouting off about the Jets playing in the Super Bowl. Nowadays the bar is set at making the playoffs, something the outspoken head coach will certainly guarantee.
Reports are already coming out of Tampa that McCown is well ahead of Mike Glennon in the race to become the Bucs' starting QB, which really isn't surprising based on the way he played in 2013.
There were worse and better choices for Hard Knocks 2014, but overall the Falcons, and specifically Roddy White, should be entertaining.
It's year two of Kelly's offense in Philadelphia, so the Eagles must be destined for great things. Right? You can bet that reports out of Eagles camp will tout how much better the team looks in 2014.
Even though the guy is a straight up freak athlete, he's going to be challenged while adjusting to the NFL and a new defensive scheme. But by the time week one of the season rolls around, he'll be good to go.
The circus will no doubt be in town for Rams' camp. That'll happen when the first ever openly gay NFL player is partaking. Hopefully the young man is allowed to keep his primary focus on football.
Some people already have this penciled in, but the safe bet is that Teddy Bridgewater will start his NFL career as a backup. Norv Turner likes Matt Cassel a lot, and the Vikings are probably better off going with a veteran QB to start the season.
Oh, there will be protests at Redskins' camp. You can take that to the bank. Will the protests eventually lead to a name change? Not this season.
Beckham is the early favorite to take Hakeem Nicks' place in the Giants' offense, as he should be. Will his lack of size hold him back?
You know this is the story that the Bengals will want to get out. They don't want there to be any sort of questions surrounding Dalton after his poor finish to last season.
If Orton does show up to be the Cowboys backup QB, it likely won't be for long. He's rumored to be on the verge of retirement, and will possibly even no-show training camp, even though it will cost him a truckload of money.
So far there's yet to be a report stating that Manziel will be the Browns' starting QB week one. Brian Hoyer is apparently way ahead of the rookie, and that's definitely the story the Browns want to tell. But everybody knows at some point that Johnny Football will get his chance.
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