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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell's opening statement, an apology to 'Steeler Nation'

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Are these the Oakland Panthers? Festive mood as the NFC Champions prepare to start their first practice of training camp at Wofford College.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked if he expects Michael Bennett to report to Seahawks camp tomorrow, John Schneider said: "I do. Yeah, I do expect him. I haven't heard otherwise."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell apologizes for being a distraction to his team but was generally vague about his looming suspension. Says he's been aware of this since March.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver and NFL Salute to Service Award winner Vincent Jackson will release his second children's book tomorrow at Bucs' Military Day. It's called "Danny Dogtags: Soccer Superhero," and is designed to help children cope with deployment.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Geno Smith is handling the situation remarkably well. He said he's "pissed off" because he's a competitor but he's not mad at the team or anyone in particular. Smith was upbeat, saying he sees 2016 as an audition for 31 other teams. No complaining from him.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't think he'd retire if he won Super Bowl 51. "Be more apt to try to get two."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans new practice bubble is up in time for camp. Players report Friday, practice Saturday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The tentative date for Le'Veon Bell's appeal is mid-August, according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injured Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu said he expects to return to the field in about 3.5 weeks. Said he could've done drills today if coach Bruce Arians asked.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Ladarius Green (knee) will start on the PUP.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Highlight of the day for the Colts defense was when defensive lineman TY McGill intercepted Andrew Luck's screen pass attempt and returned it for a TD. McGill capped it off with a celebration dance in the end zone.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow, that's some head of hair. Ryan Fitzpatrick might need a bigger helmet.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman just broke up a pass to receiver DeSean Jackson. On the play, Jackson had to jump just a little for the Kirk Cousins pass. The ball was thrown into a tight window and Norman jumped up and stripped the ball.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles on what he said to Ryan Fitzpatrick when the QB was almost late for last night's team meeting: "That's a $12 million fine."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

John Schneider said there's no Green Bay out clause in his deal should the Packers job ever open up. "No. There's been lots of whispers about a lot of things, and it's a small league, and I'm from a small hometown," Schneider said.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts punter Pat McAfee missed practice with an illness. Offensive lineman Hugh Thornton suffered an ankle injury.

Could Geno be the odd man out with Jets?

Tim Hasselbeck wouldn't be surprised if the Jets cut Geno Smith since the team now has four quarterbacks on the roster.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins defensive end Chris Baker remains an active player along the front. He just ran a stunt with linebacker Willie Jefferson that resulted in a pressure. Baker has shot through some gaps vs. the run too.