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Training camp MVPs for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation tabs Mr. Training Camp for every team, from the reigning Defensive Player of the Year to a potential quarterback of the future.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' camp observations: 1. Safety Tre Boston got fully into trash talking with quarterback Cam Newton after James Bradberry had his second interception. Newton finally shut Boston up with a deep touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson. "The biggest thing we've got to remember is the Panthers aren't on the Panthers' schedule,'' coach Ron Rivera said of all the in-house chirping.; 2. Tight end Ian Thomas returned to practice after missing the past week with bruised ribs suffered in the first preseason game; 3.The Wofford College portion of camp is over so Sunday's session was the first at the re-designed practice facility with an indoor bubble, which wasn't used on this hot, muggy day. That'll happen Monday;

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

After reviewing film of Friday night's loss to Buffalo, Panthers coach Ron Rivera's biggest issue with quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Will Grier wasn't bad decisions but bad throws. So the backup job remains a tossup. Rivera also said Taylor Heinicke had a good game but on Sunday last year's backup to Cam Newton remained fourth on the depth chart.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' new indoor practice facility ready for the season. Just not today as the team résumes practice following Friday's loss to Buffalo. Outdoors still an integral part of getting in game shape.

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2dDavid Newton

Reid rips Jay-Z over Kap remarks, deal with NFL

Panthers safety Eric Reid continued to be critical of Jay-Z on Friday, saying it was "asinine" of him to say "we've moved past kneeling" and calling his partnership with the NFL a "money move."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid responded to comments by ESPN's Stephen A Smith, who criticized him for lashing out at Jay-Z ‘s partnership with the NFL and saying it was burying Colin Kaepernick's career. ‘'The order of events that happened right? We're professional athletes first, then we started protesting systemic oppression,'' Reid said. ‘'I think it's ludicrous that somebody like Stephen A,, who has been so closely reporting on this, would make a statement like that is asinine."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said "decision making'' was what he'll look at first when deciding between Kyle Allen and Will Grier and Cam Newton's backup. He was surprised both struggled in Friday night's exhibition loss to Buffalo after two good practices against the Bills on Tuesday and Wednesday. "The part about it was the decisions that it looked like they made, were good decisions,'' Rivera said. "They just didn't deliver good balls.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid is wearing a black No.7 Colin Kaepernick jersey. Says Jay Z prospects of being a part owner of an NF@ team is ‘'kind of despicable.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Time to give Taylor Heinicke some serious snaps in this backup quarterback contest? So far in the fourth quarter he's 8-for-11 for 78 yards and a touchdown. First up last season when Cam Newton was shut down, Heinicke has been reduced to basically a scout team quarterback during most practices while Kyle Allen and Will Grier battle it out. Don't forget Heinicke has the most experience in Norv Turner's offense, having been with him at Minnesota.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Grier gets his first snaps in from of his hometown crowd at Bank of America Stadium. He has a chance to impress after Kyle Allen went 4-for-11 for 32 yards with two passes deflected at the line of scrimmage. So what does he do? Throws an interception that is returned 71 yards for a touchdown.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a great start for Kyle Allen with the first-team offense (minus TE Greg Olsen) in the race for the backup quarterback job. He short-hopped a second-down pass and had his third-down pass tipped at the line. Allen has been consistent most of the preseason, which is why he got the start over Will Grier.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In first look at Panthers' starting defense -- minus ILBs Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson -- in an exhibition game this preseason there was decent pressure at times but Buffalo was able to move efficiently mostly with short passes to the 12 for a field goal. No gaping mistakes, though, and the unit will be more efficient with Kuechly and Thompson.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans get to see Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warm up in uniform, but he won't play. Neither will Christian McCaffrey, Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen and Shaq Thompson. Coach Ron Rivera apparently not risking his stars to injury in the first two preseason games.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

First-round pick Brian Burns (ankle) moving around pretty good during warmups with the defensive line. He was held out of Wednesday's joint practice against Buffalo after tweaking the ankle during Tuesday's practice. He had two sacks in his preseason debut last week at Chicago.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is not expected to play in tonight's exhibition game against Buffalo, so the Panthers attention turns to backups Kyle Allen and Will Grier. Team is taking no chances with Newton. He got good work in joint practices against Buffalo on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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5dJason Reid

Jay-Z defends NFL deal; Panthers' Reid critical

Jay-Z said he still supports former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but now is focused on action. "Everybody knows I agree with what you're saying [in Kaepernick's underlying message]. So what are we gonna do?"

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5dDavid Newton

Panthers' Cox cited for speeding, marijuana

The North Carolina Highway Patrol pulled over Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. on Wednesday, shortly after the Panthers broke camp.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr., was cited on Wednesday with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and going 90 mph in a 65 mph speed zone on his way home from training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Cox's 2015 Nissan was pulled on I-85 near Kings Mountain, N.C. "The club is aware that Bryan Cox Jr. was cited by law enforcement today,'' a team spokesperson said. "We are in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the NFL and Bryan. We will have no further comment at this time.''

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5dJenna Laine

Sapp: DT McCoy 'not even close' to a Bucs legend

Hall of Famer Warren Sapp disagrees with former Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy's recent comments that Tampa Bay erred by giving away his jersey number to Ndamukong Suh.

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