News and Notes 8/8

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Joey Bosa leaves practice with a foot injury

The Los Angeles Chargers have already dealt with a number of injuries during training camp, especially on the defensive side of things, and that didn’t stop on Tuesday when star defensive end Joey Bosa left practice with a foot injury.

The good news for the Chargers, is that Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting the injury isn’t believed to be serious.

Bosa, the number three overall pick in the 2016 draft, is coming off of a pro-bowl season in which he racked up 12.5 sacks, he also forced four fumbles.

He has 23 career sacks in two seasons, so it’s safe to say that the Chargers need him to be healthy at the start of the regular season so don’t expect to see him too much during the preseason while he is dealing with any sort of injury.

Jay Ajayi has slimmed down

The Eagles are loaded, but what they don’t have is a bonafide number one, three down back, but Jay Ajayi is hoping to be that this season as he goes into the last season of his contract.

When Ajayi got traded to Philadelphia at the trade deadline last season, he was very productive for them down the stretch, averaging almost 6 yards per carry in seven games.

Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($) wrote about how Ajayi could be primed for a big season now that he has had ample time to learn the intricacies of the playbook and that he has hired a personal chef, used by other Eagles players, to help him improve his diet and slim down and that he basically feels like he is in the best shape of his career going into his contract year.

If he is ready to have the best season of his career it’ll make the Eagles an even more loaded team on offense and make them even tougher to defend.

Aaron Rodgers frustrated with young receivers

The 34-year old star quarterback for the Packers was very vocal after Tuesday’s practice about his frustration with the effort level of some of the teams’ young receivers during a drill the team does in practice.

Rodgers had a telling quote, when he said the following: “I don’t know how you can make it any simpler. You literally have what the play would be in our terminology on the card, and the effort level was very low, especially with what I’m accustomed to. I’ve been running that period for a number of years. So it’s not a good start for us on the card period for the young guys. I think [DeAngelo] Yancey has really progressed, G-Mo [Geronimo Allison]. Obviously, 16 [Jake Kumerow]. But everybody else was kind of piss poor.”

With one of his reliable targets in Jordy Nelson gone this off season, the Packers are set to rely on a number of young receivers for Rodgers to throw to after drafting three receivers in this years draft. It’ll be interesting to watch this going forward.

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