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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera liked what he saw out of second-round draft pick Curtis Samuel, coming off a hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of camp. But Rivera wouldn't commit to the former Ohio State wide receiver playing in Thursday's preseason game. "We want to be smart with him,'' Rivera said on Monday. "We don't want to put him in a situation where he goes from zero to 50 right away. We'll take a good look. If he has a good day tomorrow we'll consider it.''

Field Yates @FieldYates

Current ADP rapid risers: * Kenny Golladay * Rex Burkhead * DeVante Parker * Dalvin Cook Fallers: * Andrew Luck * Blake Bortles * Eddie Lacy

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on TJ Jones: "He'll be all right." Said he won't do much today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton looked "really good" in practice today as the 2015 NFL MVP had his reps increased. Newton remains on target to play in Thursday's preseason game at Jacksonville if there are no setbacks.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell opens his presser praising Anquan Boldin and what he's going to do after football. "He's a real gentleman."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived/injured DT Bruce Gaston and signed TE Scott Orndoff. He had 35 catches for 579 yards and five touchdowns last year.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets players Darron Lee and Leonard Williams have been cleared by the NFL with regard to offseason incident at NYC concert. "Following a review, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to support a finding that there was a violation of the personal conduct policy," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement to ESPN. Lee got into an argument with his girlfriend, according to coach Todd Bowles, and was forcibly removed from the altercation by Williams. The incident was caught on cell phone video and went viral.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Dante Fowler, WR Rashad Greene not at Jaguars practice on Monday. RB Leonard Fournette, WR Marqise Lee, CB A.J. Bouye, and TE Mychal Rivera in full loads but working off to the side. RB T.J. Yeldon also in full pads but working on exercise bike.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Staubach unveils his monument at their Dr Pepper Ring of Honor Walk at The Star in Frisco, Texas.


Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los Cowboys revelaron su Ring of Honor Walk frente a sus instalaciones de práctica en Frisco, Texas, con la presencia de buena parte de los jugadores que ayudaron a ganar cinco campeonatos de Súper Bowl


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixteen of the 21 members of the Cowboys Ring of Honor and four family members of those deceased are represented today at the unveiling of the Dr Pepper Ring of Honor Walk at The Star.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton does a nice job on a check-down throw to his new best friend Christian McCaffrey. He comes back with a bomb that is overthrown, but a good sign he is throwing deep.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton starts off team drill with a completion to Greg Olsen. He is picked by middle linebacker Thomas Davis on the next play. Davis will left him hear about that but it's a good sign Newton is throwing in team drills this late in practice.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been raining most of the morning at their practice facility so the point might be moot. But the Chiefs plan if necessary to delay the start of practice by a few minutes so players can view the eclipse. Andy Reid didn't sound like much of an eclipse fan. "I've seen one," Reid said. "I can't tell you it's like (going to) Disneyland or anything. It's interesting to see one time. If the guys want to take a look at it, I'm OK with that."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he'll wait until the end of the week to decide who starts at RG between Wes Schweitzer and Ben Garland on Saturday vs. Arizona. Garland started the first exhibition at Miami and Schweitzer started vs. Pittsburgh. "I'd rather go through a couple days here and then see how their week goes," Quinn said. "It's kind of that close to say who's battling for it." Both Schweitzer and Garland trying to win the starting job vacated by veteran Chris Chester.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid shot down any speculation that rookie Patrick Mahomes II might challenge Alex Smith to be the Chiefs starting quarterback. "It's Alex's job," Reid said. "That's how we're doing it. The next question is you come back and say, 'What if Alex gets hurt?' I would never say (Mahomes) can't do something but I would tell you in this case it's Alex's job. There's no gray area with that."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton said the reason WR Willie Snead and TE Coby Fleener played so many snaps into the second half of Sunday's preseason game was because their overall summer snap count was lower than others after they had missed practice time with injuries. I still have Snead penciled in as the No. 2 receiver on the roster and Fleener as the No. 1 tight end. But it is worth noting that Snead was listed as a backup behind Ted Ginn Jr. on the unofficial depth chart, and Josh Hill started ahead of Fleener in Sunday's game. At the very least, both players might need to keep earning their status in practices and games over the next month.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh canceled Monday's practice and took his team on a tour of the Pentagon, the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a visit to John F. Kennedy's gravesite (Arlington National Cemetery). "Football is a meritocracy, and our team has worked hard throughout this offseason and training camp," Harbaugh said. "Our coaches appreciate and respect that effort. The team deserves a day away from the fields and meetings, and an opportunity to spend some time together away from the facility. How fortunate and blessed are we to experience a day like this. It's humbling, and we are so appreciative."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said he'll be practicing during the eclipse but his wife is taking his newborn daughters to watch it somewhere. Hopes they have their glasses.


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Eagles' DE Brandon Graham left practice today with a strained tricep, per source. Injury not considered serious at this time.