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Adam Caplan @caplannfl

With full-time move to OLB, #Packers Datone Jones dropped weight from 285 to 269 lbs, body fat from 25% to 16.5% (as of late last week).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are obviously trying to control the news on Day 1. Five players were made available to the media, and none of them were named Geno Smith, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Marshall and Decker have been Ryan Fitzpatrick's most outspoken supporters. Matt Forte said players were told to defer Fitzpatrick questions to Todd Bowles, who won't be available until tomorrow.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB David Harris, one of the most respected players on the team, clammed up on the Ryan Fitzpatrick situation.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears camp is underway with veterans Danny Trevathan and Tracy Porter meeting the media in downstate Illinois. Quarterback Jay Cutler, head coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace will speak to reporters later.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said the three days of working out last week with quarterback Cam Newton and the rest of the receivers at the Under Armour facility in Baltimore was valuable. They also crashed a beach volleyball league at night, which was fun as well.


Belichick keeps answers short and sweet

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was in midseason form with these tense remarks regarding his plans for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets C Nick Mangold said he spoke to Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday. He said they didn't talk football or contract. Mangold doesn't believe the Fitzpatrick distraction will be a distraction to the team.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins will undergo physicals today, which will help determine what rookie receiver Josh Doctson can do. I've heard different things on his possible availability and how much he might do early in camp. Doctson missed all of spring workouts with a tweaked Achilles.

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

Zac Stacy was projected to be out at least through Week 6, so decision to waive (injured) him now made sense for #Jets.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald McCoy said he asked Bruce Smith the key to his longevity. "It's easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape." You have to take care of your body year-round. Said the hardest part is diet. "I'm from the South. We like to use butter!"

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Forte, Erin Henderson decline to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation. Hmm, sounds like a company line sent down from above.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

If your NFL team had no real shot of winning Super Bowl, would you be ok if your team tanked for Clemson QB DeShaun Watson?

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald McCoy said Jameis Winston sought him out privately to talk about a change in his role as a leader. McCoy didn't disclose details, but said fans will notice. He's comfortable with it. Said this became Jameis' team after they beat the Saints.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels on QB reps in practice: "This is really the time of the year where we really try to provide everyone with their foundation for the whole year, so our philosophy really is going to remain unchanged for a while here, in terms of repetitions. We usually split them up pretty evenly. We don't really put anybody in first and second groups, or third groups, at this point. What we really try to focus on is getting everybody opportunities to work on their fundamentals and techniques, and to work with the different players on our team because we don't know right now who's going to be doing what six, seven weeks from now. They're both going to get plenty of reps and so is Jacoby [Brissett]. We're going to do what we've normally done in the past and all those guys have things we can get better at, and we're excited to coach them all and to work with every one of them."

Carroll has no plans of slowing down

Adam Schefter examines the impact of Seattle signing GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll to extensions, as well as locking down QB Russell Wilson: "The nucleus of your franchise is set."


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson talks about one of the offense's priorities in 2016: Getting off to a fast start.


Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Bill Belichick on the QB situation: "We had, finally, some definition with Tom's situation, so our priority now is to get Jimmy [Garoppolo] ready for the start of the season, for the Arizona game [Sept. 11]. That will be, obviously, a comprehensive process. Tom will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime, we have to prioritize the first part of our schedule and that will be to get Jimmy ready to go."