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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints G Tim Lelito said d-line is flying around. Said its the fastest defense he's seen in his four years with the team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan rocking the red Chuck Taylors at today's practice. He says he's made it a tradition for the first day of training camp, playing tribute to his early days as a coach when they couldn't afford athletic shoes.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Titans start training camp practices today, one guy they definitely need to stay healthy is defensive end Ropati Pitoitua. He's due a $3 million base salary this year plus $15,625 per game active. It's hard to imagine a guy who played in just five games last year sticking. The Titans have Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones as starters at the position, with recent draft picks Angelo Blackson and Austin Johnson in place. If Pitoitua suffers an injury that would outlast the preseason, the Titans would have to eat some money to cut him.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan suffered a minor rib area strain in Saturday's practice. Not considered serious.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz remains "on schedule" according to Ben McAdoo. Cruz made it through a second straight practice Saturday without limitations. He missed all of last season with a calf injury.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead sporting a dynamic new look after his breakout year. Said it wasn't completely intentional -- he wanted blonde tips and his stylist might have misunderstood. But he likes it and said he plans to back it up. He's getting noticed more and intends to build off last year.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Roddy White still being represented at Falcons' camp.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Melvin Gordon, who had microfracture knee surgery in January, appears to be full-go for the first day of Chargers training camp and is not on the PUP list.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks fans finding their spots on the hill as the team prepares for its first training camp practice today.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake on their defensive line: "On paper, it's amazing. But obviously this isn't your first rodeo with me. Paper has never won a football game."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie linebackers Deion Jones and DeVondre Campbell have pad-carrying duties today.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Taylor is not practicing for Broncos (knee), but he is now on the field with the team, watching practice.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton on rookie WR Michael Thomas having another strong day at Saints camp: You see the passion, seems to enjoy what he's doing. Still has work to do but keeps impressing with the plays he's making each day.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton reiterates what he said in the spring, that he doesn't think new kickoff/touchback spot will have desired effect of fewer returns. Payton said Saints are practicing kickoffs that land at 1-yard line because they feel confident they can prevent returns from reaching 25-yard line. Thinks a lot of teams will.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said he expects Julio Jones to be back as a full participant in practice sooner than later. Quinn implied it could happen by Tuesday. Like the way Jones is cutting coming off first day tweak.

Hopkins has 'outplayed' his contract

ESPN's Darren Woodson says DeAndre Hopkins matches the skill level of Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said wide receiver Stephen Hill should be back practicing on Sunday. Hill was held out on Saturday as a precaution after landing awkwardly on the right knee he blew out last season. Rivera said there was some concern about rookie fullback Devon Johnson, whose back stiffened on him. He will be examined further.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DE Jared Odrick just went over to the stands and reminded fans that they can clap when the defense makes a play instead of groaning at an incompletion. "The defense is on our team, too!" he said.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Wentz may be the Eagles future, but for now he's just a rookie. Wentz signs autographs while carrying Sam Bradfords and Chase Daniel's helmet and pads.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

First-year running back John Crockett's post-practice duties include carrying James Starks' shoulder pads.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Dante Fowler vs Jermey Parnell. Fowler shows off his quickness. #Jaguars