Best of Monday at NFL training camps

Several joint practices took place across the NFL on Monday, including one in Wisconsin with Green Bay playing host to Houston. The Texans got in on the Packers’ tradition of riding children’s bikes from the locker room to the practice field. It’s all fun and games until a bike frame for a boy has to hold up to J.J. Watt’s frame.

There’s also a new stadium name to know in Las Vegas.

Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league:

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J.J. Watt’s ride breaks down

Before the Texans and Packers held a joint practice on Monday, J.J. Watt finally got to participate in the Green Bay tradition of players riding a kid’s bike to practice, something the Wisconsin native said was “a dream he had as a kid.”

And then he broke the bike.

“The bike that I was using was not equipped for a 290-pound man, and the seat broke off,” the Houston defensive end said. “We have purchased a new bike for the boy. So, I apologize for that.”


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“If you had asked me who has turned the corner as far as coaching and believing in the system, I think Mackensie would be the No. 1 guy from where he started. Which wasn’t the best. But he’s done an excellent job. He’s taken extra reps, I’ve seen him coaching the young guys. It’s way different. I’m proud of him.”

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on CB Mackensie Alexander

“I don’t think so. As you well know, being a wide receiver, [it’s] a bunch of divas in there at times. Hopefully it’s just a rare episode; if it continues, then it’s problem.”

Broncos coach Vic Fangio on the fight between WRs Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton

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Cardinals left guard Justin Pugh is out with a shoulder injury suffered during Saturday’s scrimmage. He should be out a couple of weeks, coach Kliff Kingsbury said. Pugh is rehabbing the shoulder for now.

Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff Writer17h ago

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