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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints backed off C.J. Spiller's reps Friday. He and Sean Payton both said they want to be smart. But Spiller said he feels much better, can cut and make those sharp turns that he wasn't able to make last year. Said he still had the straight-line speed last year, but not the cutting ability that is such a big part of his game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Cam Newton's new blond goatee: "Its swag, man. He's a trendsetter."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin remembers during his rehab general manager Dave Gettleman telling him to "wipe the tears" and get to work on coming back.

Field Yates' fantasy football rankings

Cam Newton gets the nod as the best fantasy quarterback for 2016 according to Field Yates. Complete rankings

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said most teams with one receiver catching all the balls don't go to the Super Bowl. He's not worried about being Cam Newton's primary target as much as he is winning a championship.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Signing a guy who's primary job is to mentor isn't usually a great idea. I am sure Andre Johnson expects to be on the Titans roster on opening day and be a productive player, not just a resource for Marcus Mariota and young receivers. There is no real reason not to make this move, considering his resume and professionalism.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said "it felt great" to get back on the field Thursday night, his first full practice since suffering a knee injury at camp last year. Said there were butterflies on the first catch when he bobbled it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he feels a responsibility to play a role in the fight against violence as LeBron James and other NBA players asked athletes to get involved with at the ESPYS. "We all have power and power that is outside our sport."

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

#Vikings placed QB Taylor Heinicke and G Mike Harris on active/NFI list. Heinickie suffered an injury away from team, so was placed on NFI.

Bill Belichick scolds reporter

A reporter asked him about the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo starting when Tom Brady becomes eligible after his suspension.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the whole intent was to have Julio Jones just do individual drills today after Jones "tweaked" something on the first day of camp. Again, Quinn said Jones wanted to go through practice. "He's fit. He's strong," Quinn said. "It was just really my decision. I wanted to hold him out." Without Jones on the field, the receivers had close to 10 drops, including at least four by Mohamed Sanu.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a personal goal in camp that he can't give up an interception to linebackers Luke Kuechly or Thomas Davis. Kuechly almost had one last night.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on what he learned from the Super Bowl loss and the week leading to it: "I gain nothing looking back."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans have agreed to terms with receiver Andre Johnson.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has a lot of hats now and "I've seen the person that made this one from scratch."

The NFL's best, worst in the red zone

Bill Barnwell takes a big-picture look at the red zone, where predictably, the Brady-to-Gronk connection gets high marks. What it means for 2016

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said finding seclusion, a place to eat and workout after late night tapings of his Nickelodeon TV show was the hardest part of his offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, on the return of wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Stephen Hill from ACL tears, said "nothing is holding them back right now."

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.