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MVProgression: Cam Newton can get even better in 2016

He won an MVP award for his play in 2015, yet there's no question Cam Newton can still get better. Bill Barnwell considers what Superman can do for an encore.

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Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.

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Predicting breakout stars for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters pick the young players primed to break out in 2016, including Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett and Jets defensive end Leonard Williams.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers versatile offensive lineman Josh Walker said he has a sprained MCL in his right knee. Tests showed no other damage. He hopes to be ready for Week 1. He was in a tight battle for a roster spot and playing well before the injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could this be the order of the Jets' QB depth chart? From front to back: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. In case you're wondering, Geno Smith never stretches with the QB group. Odd.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

An injury update from practice: Braxton Miller sat out if practice with what Bill O'Brien called "a little rest day. J.J. Watt (back) was out rehabbing on a separate field today, as he has all week. O'Brien did not have an update on center Nick Martin (ankle).

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he hasn't "definitely said yes" to being on the NFL's competition committee. He later added an announcement hasn't been made.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said the Giants are not going to hit the panic button on backup QB Ryan Nassib despite the preseason results. Nassib has four turnovers in the first two games.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Signs it's the end of Bucs training camp -- when the tents for fan seating come down and the banners and dining tables are put away. Thankfully practice ended well before the rain. Wonder what they do with all the ice pops they don't give away!

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald will not practice today to give his knee more rest. QB Carson Palmer has a scheduled day off today, as well.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees said there is nothing to report in terms of a new contract and the focus remains on football. Brees has said several times this offseason that if a new contact isn't completed before the start of the regular season, he won't talk contract again until after the season.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison: "They are going to clear my name and give me the same sendoff they gave Peyton Manning."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bengals today: Alex Redmond, Tyler Eifert, Darqueze Dennard, Vontaze Burfict, Tyler Kroft, Cedric Ogbuehi. Jake Fisher attended practice but did not do anything on the rehab field. Instead, he watched individual drills during the media open portion. Fisher, who left the last preseason game early with an injury, was wearing a knee and ankle brace on Monday,

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Victor Cruz had another solid day of practice. He caught passes on his first three snaps of live team drills. He also caught a touchdown pass in a red zone drill later in practice. Cruz appears on pace to play against the Jets on Saturday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said he likes what he's seen from rookie quarterback Nate Sudfeld. "You never see him fazed.... He has a lot of confidence."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas said when coach Sean Payton makes a comment like he did yesterday -- saying he would draft Thomas in fantasy football -- it's his job to prove Payton right.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he'd like to get his starters at least one half of work vs. Buffalo on Friday. But he said he'll go more by gut feel.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the Redskins who won't play Friday vs. Buffalo: receiver Josh Doctson, receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Matt Jones. Safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring) might not play and end Chris Baker might sit out because of a sore quad. It's precautionary.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Browns fans in attendance for today's joint Bucs-Browns practice. It's the last open practice of training camp. Yesterday's practice was only open to season ticket holders and VIPs.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't have any concerns about DeAndre Levy entering the season. He does, though, worry about everyone's health. Caldwell said they won't gauge Levy based on 2014 because Levy's knowledge has been expanding. He missed almost all of last season with a hip injury.