#LocalsInTheNFL: Top Moments From Opening Week Of NFL Training Camps

Jul 28, 2023, 5:11 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – The 2023 NFL season is on the horizon and the first week of training camp has wrapped up for the league’s 32 franchises and players with ties to the state of Utah.

Top NFL training camp moments

Veteran players reported to their respective training camps between July 21-26.

Some organizations had rookie players arrive at camp a few days before the veteran players, including some local NFL players.

RELATED: Vikings QB Jaren Hall Trying To ‘Soak It All In’ During First Week Of Training Camp


Here are the top moments from the opening week of training camp for the #LocalsInTheNFL:

Former Utah Utes

Clark Phillips III – Cornerback – Atlanta Falcons

Former Utah standout and NFL rookie Clark Phillips III is quickly making an impact on the Atlanta Falcons’ defense with an interception and pass breakup during the first week of camp.

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens

Former Utah and current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley showed off the arm that helped him earn Pro Bowl honors last season.

Marcus Williams – Safety – Baltimore Ravens 

Former Utah defensive back Marcus Williams hopes to make more big plays, like the one below, for the Ravens this season.

Dalton Kincaid – Tight End – Buffalo Bills

Former Utah and new Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid is quickly developing chemistry with NFL star Josh Allen.

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

After missing last season due to a knee injury, former Utah standout Tim Patrick is back on the field for the Denver Broncos.

Zack Moss – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts

Former Utah standout Zack Moss showed off the proper technique for carrying a football with some assistance from his newborn child.

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers

Former Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky was activated for the PUP list and was on the field practicing for the San Francisco 49ers.

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Washington Commanders

Former Utah standout Cody Barton is already making an impression on his new team, the Washington Commanders.

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

After tearing his ACL last season, former BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki is on the practice field with the Cleveland Browns.

Kaleb Hayes – Cornerback – Jacksonville Jaguars

Former BYU standout and NFL rookie Kaleb Hayes showed off his work ethic with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Matt Bushman – Tight End – Kansas City Chiefs

Former BYU and now Super Bowl champion tight end Matt Bushman showed off his hands during the first week of camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Michael Davis – Cornerback – Los Angeles Chargers

Former BYU defensive back Michael Davis continued to knock down passes for the Los Angeles Chargers defense.

Puka Nacua – Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams

Former BYU wide receiver and NFL rookie Puka Nacua has been connecting with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Jaren Hall – Quarterback – Minnesota Vikings

Former BYU quarterback Jaren Hall is doing his best to absorb as much information as possible during the Minnesota Vikings’ training camp.

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints

Former BYU star and current NFL tight end Taysom Hill took reps at quarterback with the New Orleans Saints.

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – New Orleans Saints

Former BYU standout Jamaal Williams continued to be his hilarious self during his first camp with the New Orleans Saints.

Zach Wilson – Quarterback – New York Jets

After a rocky couple of seasons to start his NFL career, former BYU star Zach Wilson seems to be enjoying football again with his idol Aaron Rodgers on the New York Jets.

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers

Former BYU great Fred Warner showed he’s more than just a talented football player for the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Utah State Aggies

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers

Former USU standout Jordan Love showed off his accurate arm during his first week of training camp as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Reaches Out To Green Bay QB Jordan Love Ahead Of Camp

Bobby Wagner – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks

Former Utah State great Bobby Wagner is back where he belongs, a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

Deven Thompkins – Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No longer a rookie, former USU wideout Deven Thompkins is still showing off his wheels as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Former Weber State Wildcats

Rashid Shaheed – Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

After a breakout rookie campaign, watch out for former Weber State and current New Orleans Saints wide receiver Rashid Shaheed in 2023.

Former High School Standouts

Noah Togiai – Tight End – Arizona Cardinals (Hunter/Oregon State)

Former Hunter High standout Noah Togiai is making plays for the Arizona Cardinals.

Siaki Ika – Defensive Tackle – Cleveland Browns (East/Baylor)

Former East High standout Siaki Ika is ready for his rookie year with the Cleveland Browns.

Simi Fehoko – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys (Brighton/Stanford)

Former Brighton standout Simi Fehoko is eyeing a strong sophomore season in the league.

Penei Sewell – Offensive Lineman – Detroit Lions (Desert Hills/Oregon)

Former Desert Hills standout Penei Sewell is “on a mission” with high expectations in 2023.

Dalton Schultz – Tight End – Houston Texans (Bingham/Stanford)

Still in Texas, former Bingham standout Dalton Schultz will now catch passes from rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Alohi Gilman – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers (Orem/Notre Dame)

Former Orem standout Alohi Gilman continued to bat down passes for the Los Angeles Chargers defense.

Marcus Kemp – Wide Receiver – Washington Commanders (Layton/Hawaii)

Former Layton standout Marcus Kemp is no longer in Kansas City and eyes to make his mark with the Washington Commanders.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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