Training Camp Notes: August 3

Training Camp Notes: August 3

This article is part of our Training Camp Notes series.

-Miami second-year wideout Preston Williams was cleared for football activities following his recovery from last year's torn ACL, suffered in Week 9. Drawing 2.04 air yards per snap (94th percentile) on his first 412 NFL snaps, Williams was off to a blazing start, especially for an undrafted player out of Colorado State. Williams was monstrously productive there and was a blue-chip recruit at Tennessee prior to transferring there, so Williams' 2019 success has precedent. Williams' injury in 2019 coincided with DeVante Parker going nuts, so Williams' availability could be a limiting for Parker relative to the second half of 2019.

-Will Dissly (Achilles) passed his physical, according to Seattle coach Pete Carroll. Dissly and Greg Olsen are competing for the TE1 distinction for the Seahawks, but the two should function slightly differently and might even be able to coexist in a beneficial way for fantasy investors. Olsen ran a 4.51 40 coming into the NFL and should be able to provide a lot of slot wide receiver snaps, while Dissly and his blocking abilities should project well for more inline functions next to the offensive line. Despite his blocking skills, Dissly has stood out as a pass catcher to this point in his NFL career, as well.

-The Jets released Quincy Enunwa (neck), whose injury issues disrupted what might have otherwise been one of the league's more successful young wideouts. An excellent athlete at 6-2, 225 (4.45 40) and with a productive history both in the NFL and at Nebraska in college, Enunwa could theoretically still offer something to another team. His exit from the Jets clears the runway for both Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims. Jamison Crowder will be the lead slot receiver, of course.

-The 49ers signed Jordan Reed, who should pencil in as the TE2 in San Francisco behind George Kittle. Aside from Kittle, the 49ers allocated 629 snaps to tight ends last year, though none of those players (Ross Dwelley, Levine Toilolo, Garrett Celek) bear any resemblance to Reed. For the 49ers to feature Reed would seemingly require a role that the offense didn't have in 2019 – perhaps an early season absence for Deebo Samuel (foot) might create room for Reed in a newly designed role. His concussion issues are about as bad as anyone can remember, on the other hand, which will be an ongoing source of concern.

-Denver right tackle Ja'Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season, causing more concern for an offensive line that was already middling at best. James is probably a good player and offered good results in Miami, but since signing with Denver in free agency last year he's been unable to see the field much. He was held to 63 snaps last year due to a knee issue, and his absence in 2020 will leave Denver thinner at an important position. If Denver can't make deeper drops in the passing game, then it could put some downward pressure on the team ADOT.

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