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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sporting his new blond goatee and hat for first interview of training camp.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said WR Marqise Lee has a mild hamstring strain but will not be out for an extended period of time. They will be cautious with him.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints WR Hakeem Nicks admitted that he was texting Sean Payton every week since his spring visit. Nicks said he's had to fight injuries in his career, including last year with Titans. But he said that just adds to the chip in his shoulder. Also said he's taken time to try and "learn the business," study offenses and try to figure out why he had most of his success early in his career with Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill on pressure in Year 5: "There's urgency every year. You play to win games and you play to win Super Bowls. That's why we're out here today doing any of this."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Ladarius Green, who had two plates placed in his ankle this offseason, said he's on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he's not yet full strength in certain areas, such as cutting. Doesn't see why he won't be ready for Week 1, though.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett was asked if it's challenging to develop chemistry with two new quarterbacks. Quick with humor, Bennett replied, "I've dated two girls at the same time before."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints players lighting up when asked about rookie WR Michael Thomas' diving one-handed catch at today's practice. Brandin Cooks called it unbelievable, Stephone Anthony gave it a 10. Delvin Breaux, Sean Payton, Sheldon Rankins also praised it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay is the first major extension for the Lions under Bob Quinn. He made some free agent deals and picked up Ezekiel Ansah's option, but this was a big move for him. It was a high organizational priority and he got it done.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says Victor Cruz practiced without limitation and that is the plan going forward.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers first-year running backs coach Ben Sirmans said he's noticed Eddie Lacy's acceleration so far in training camp. He mentioned two runs and a screen pass where he's seen it already. "He's utilized his quick feet and burst through the hole," Sirmans said. "Everything I remember back when I was looking at him coming out, I was able to see those things."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis, with a laugh: "Players win and coaches lose, remember that." The quip of the day, offered in response to a question about whether a coordinator can make for a successful scheme, or if the players do. Of course, the biggest criticism about the coach his past 13 seasons is his 0-7 playoff record. But he also is Cincinnati's winningest coach (112).

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce they have signed offensive lineman Marcel Jones and waived center Trevor Robinson, who started 13 games for San Diego last season. Robinson had been dealing with a shoulder issue and did not practice during offseason work for the Chargers.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Joe Haden compares the feeling in the Browns locker room to a college team. He said everyone has "all the way bought in" to Hue Jackson, and admits that's a feeling they didn't have before.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Joe Haden says his surgically repaired ankle is close, says Robert Griffin III is a "happy go lucky guy", and says he's told Josh Gordon "let's both get back to the pro bowl".

Field Yates @FieldYates

CB Darius Slay becomes the first Lion to earn an extension under new GM Bob Quinn. Excellent young player.

There's something about Ryan

Mike Greenberg can't think of anyone who has ever had a hair-and-beard combination like Ryan Fitzpatrick's.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears kicked off their second day of practice without RG Kyle Long (calf) or OLB Leonard Floyd (illness). Both are absent after failing to finish yesterday's workout.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

This is where Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett will hold their state of the Dallas Cowboys press conference at 1 p.m CST. Some of the topics expected to be broached are linebacker Rolando McClain's status, defensive end Randy Gregory's long-term status with the club, the allegations of domestic violence involving Ezekiel Elliott and the health of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to Cincinnati. Marvin Lewis opens up his training camp news conference saying he felt the Bengals had a good April, May and June. He's ready to see if that can continue these next few weeks.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman smiled and laughed when asked, again, about New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham. "I don't know what to say about that," Norman said. "I guess a guy talks about youtaht much, you must be doing something right…. It means nothing to me. He's talking about me, but I'm not talking about him."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints' Sean Payton officially confirms signing of WR Hakeem Nicks, says DB Tony Carter was waived-injured. Payton says he likes his veteran experience, infectious personality, good hands, ability in traffic. "Plus he wouldn't stop texting me," Payton cracked.