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Early update: Hawkeyes in the NFL

Kirksey has pick-6 vs. Johnny Football, Bulaga back to work

Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) works on his intercepting skills during training camp (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) works on his intercepting skills during training camp (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Here are a few early NFL training camp notes and links about former Iowa players:

Rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey intercepted a Johnny Manziel pass at Monday's Cleveland Browns practice and returned it for a touchdown. Here's a Cleveland.com story about Kirksey. ...

Linebacker Pat Angerer, coming back from microfracture surgery about eight months ago, may have suffered a concussion at Tuesday's Atlanta Falcons practice. ...

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated likes what he's hearing about Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Anthony Hitchens. ... Hitchens is getting more snaps at his natural outside linebacker position than he had been in mini-camp. ...

There are plenty of ex-Hawkeyes in the Green Bay Packers' camp: Veterans Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde, and undrafted free agent defensive back Tanner Miller.

Bulaga tore his left ACL almost a year ago. He's back, and went right back to work in practice battling against two of the most-acclaimed defenders of the last decade, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. ...

Tennessee Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his No. 1 running back, Shonn Greene, needs to lose some weight. ...

Sports Illustrated says the Detroit Lions have the NFL's third-best offensive line. Riley Reiff is an emerging key player on that line.

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