Panthers coach Ron Rivera remains "confident" Cam Newton (ribs) will be ready for Sunday's opener.
Newton will wear a flak jacket against the Bucs. It's something Michael Vick and Tony Romo, among others, have done before at quarterback. Newton's reps should be limited in practice this week, but he'll be ready to rock versus Tampa.
Packers TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) was held out of Monday's practice, and will be inactive for Thursday's opener if he doesn't practice on Wednesday.
All signs point toward Bostick sitting out against the Seahawks. He should be considered questionable for Week 2.
Free agent G/C Adam Gettis will work out for the Giants on Tuesday.
Gettis was waived by the Redskins last week. He'd be an upside flier for the G-Men's shaky offensive line, but showed very little in two years in Washington.
The Panthers have "no immediate plans" to sign free agent Stephen Hill following Monday's workout.
The Panthers are simply updating their "ready list." Carolina has one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, so it's not a good sign for Hill's 2014 prospects that he's walking away without a deal.
Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (sprained foot) has resumed practicing.
Te'o had been battling a left-foot issue after undergoing offseason surgery on his right foot. Te'o went down in the Bolts' second preseason game on August 15, but sounds like he'll be ready for next Monday's opener.
Speaking Monday, GM John Dorsey said the Chiefs remain in long-term talks with walk-year OLB Justin Houston.
"It’s one step at a time," Dorsey said. Dorsey's words come nine days after CBS' Jason La Canfora reported there was "not a chance" the sides reach an agreement before the year is through. Clearly comfortable betting on himself, Houston is already in line for a monster payday, but could gain even more leverage by repeating his elite 2013.
The Miami Herald believes it's "clear" Lamar Miller has fallen behind Knowshon Moreno for lead-back duties.
Reporter Armando Salguero — whose gut is usually right — came to the conclusion after listening to OC Bill Lazor's Monday presser. "(I) feel very good about (Miller's) ability to be productive," Lazor said. "But if you're talking about the preseason games, his production needs to improve." Lazor also hinted he wants Miller to be more "decisive." We're unlikely to get a true idea of how the Dolphins' backfield will shake out before Sunday's opener against the Patriots, but it's obvious a committee is in order. It's just a matter of who is the lead dog.
The Miami Herald believes it's "clear" Knowshon Moreno is the Dolphins' lead back over Lamar Miller.
Reporter Armando Salguero believes it's true "even if Miller is the player being introduced with the starters." Salguero came to the conclusion after parsing OC Bill Lazor's Monday presser. "(I) feel very good about (Miller's) ability to be productive," Lazor said. "But if you're talking about the preseason games, his production needs to improve." We might not get a definitive answer until Sunday's opener against the Patriots, but all signs point toward a committee. It's just a matter of who is the lead back, and who's the COP.