It’s still talking season in college football, but they’re already popping pads in the NFL. Over the next week players are reporting to training camps across the country.
A few Kentucky Wildcats are already back to work. Garrett “Juice” Johnson is entering his first training camp with the Chicago Bears. The wide receiver who signed as a free agent will have about a month to prove he’s good enough to catch Mitch Trubisky’s passes this fall. Luckily, he has another Wildcat, linebacker Danny Trevathan, in Bourbonnais, Illinois to help guide him through the process.
Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is drawing all of the attention in Owings Mills, Maryland, while a Wildcat prepares for a breakout season on defense. Za’Darius Smith showed flashes in 2017 with 3.5 sacks in the first month of the season, until injuries derailed his progress. This week is his first step to getting his career back on track.
The rest of the NFL Cats will get back to work later this week, and a few are in new places this fall.
Corey Peters | Arizona Cardinals, July 27
Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers, July 25
Avery Williamson | New York Jets, July 26
Larry Warford | New Orleans Saints, July 25
Bud Dupree | Pittsburgh Steelers, July 25
Wesley Woodyard | Tennessee Titans, July 25