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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans general manager Rick Smith said he doesn't consider Duane Brown not reporting to training camp "a holdout" because Brown is still under contract for two more seasons. "There's no contract dispute," Smith said. "Duane's under contract for two more years. That's our position. We're here to get our football team ready for the season, and he should be a part of it. ... Here's an important member of our team, and he ought to be here."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Another way the Cardinals are saving Carson Palmer's arm during training camp is by having him work with the offensive line, handing the ball off to running backs, while the other three quarterbacks throw passes to receivers during route drills.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt and the Texans arrive at The Greenbrier for training camp.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders placed linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet on the Non-Football Injury List on Tuesday, four days before the team's first training camp practice. Heeney was the team's starting middle linebacker to begin last season but lost his job after two games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4. Helfet joined Oakland's practice squad last Oct. 12. Both players count against the team's 90-man offseason roster.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers made several roster moves after players reported today. The most surprising was the release of wide receiver Charles Johnson, signed as a free agent during the offseason. He was waived injured. Defensive end Ryan Delaire was waived for a failed physical. Signed was center Greg Van Rosen.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was not pleased with the wide receivers' performance during Monday's practice. "I thought it was the worst day of wide receiver play we had in five years," Arians said. "We must've dropped five touchdowns and eight other plays. Very, very poor." It's not yet a concern, but it could, potentially, get to that point. "If it's a pattern of behavior, it'll be a hell of a concern but it has not been up to this point."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

There's one specific way that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has seen cornerback Justin Bethel start making strides toward being a starter. "The best thing with him, when he gives up a play he just comes back and goes to the next one," Arians said. "That used to bother him and now it doesn't. He's learning to get amnesia."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tuesday's practice will include what used to be Bruce Arians' favorite drill: Backs vs. Backers. It was his favorite when he was a running backs coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, but it's dropped off as players have come into the NFL with a lack of blocking fundamentals. "We have to teach these guys how to block before we put them in a drill. Too many stiff necks," Arians said. The Cardinals also allow players to cut in practice. "When we play live football, we play real football," Arians said. "So you have to play a cut block and you have to learn how to cut. Andre (Ellington) got hurt in Atlanta two years ago trying to cut a guy and tore his kidney up. You have to learn how to do it, too."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians with the line of the day while talking about assistant head coach/offense Tom Moore, who recently had a successful physical: "It's amazing. If you drink chardonnay and smoke cigarettes, you're going to be healthy. It tells you all this is all genetics. It's all genetics."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints plan to cut veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe once he heals from a minor foot injury, a source confirmed. The news was first reported by the NFL Network. Ellerbe, 31, will be placed on injured reserve, but he is expected to be healthy within about three weeks. Ellerbe's career has been derailed by a series of injuries after he hit his peak with the Ravens' 2012 Super Bowl team. He flashed his athletic potential when healthy in New Orleans but played in only 15 games over two years.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Closing arguments have ended and Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines is reading the jury instructions in the Jourdan Lewis misdemeanor domestic violence trial. During closing arguments, the accuser and the accuser's mother, who also testified, sat in the last row of the courtroom for at least part of closing statements.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A few thoughts on new Miami Dolphins cornerback Alterraun Verner: A role player and part-time starter the past two years in Tampa Bay. I still expect the fast-rising Xavien Howard to start opposite Byron Maxwell. But Verner is a good veteran presence to push Howard and also has enough starting experience to fill in if there is an injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

One food menu inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will pride itself on "fan friendly" concession prices.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike the young players, veteran guard Jahri Evans doesn't have a roommate in Packers training camp. He seems happy about it.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers rookie safety Josh Jones on the most important thing about dorm life in training camp: "A roommate that doesn't snore."