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  • NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking an upgraded contract and says he might hold out of training camp in an effort to get it. - - The Philadelphia Eagles announced the signing of unretired guard John Moffitt to a one-year contract. Moffitt, who abruptly retired from the NFL in 2013 at age 27, recently said he is planning to make a comeback after battling drug issues.

  • Running Back Target Rankings (Rotoworld)

    Evan Silva takes a look at which teams targeted their running backs most last season, and how we might apply that to 2015.

  • Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward' (The Associated Press)

    Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him - watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake. The spotlight doesn't leave, and Winston wants to shine in it. ''I got to be a quarterback.

  • Confidence biggest lesson at Pellerin's summer camp (The Associated Press)

    Sporting a straw hat to ward off the sun, Cleveland Browns defensive back Micah Pellerin keeps a watchful eye on the middle school kids racing across a football field in this historic Mississippi railroad town. The blazing morning sun already has temperatures into the 90s, so Pellerin and his former high school teammate Joe Marquez keep tabs on repetitions for each fundamental drill. ''It was important for me to come back and give back at least in some capacity for what this school did for me, particularly coming after (Hurricane) Katrina,'' said Pellerin, a 2007 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

  • Fantasy Preview: Schedule (Rotoworld)

    Evan Silva breaks down every NFL team from a fantasy perspective heading into the 2015 season. Check out the weekly schedule.

  • Tom Pleads His Case (Rotoworld)

    In this week's Bump and Run, Jesse Pantuosco looks at Tom Brady's appeal hearing and Terrelle Pryor's switch to wide receiver.

  • Life's playbook: NFL schools rookies on being a professional (The Associated Press)

    To prepare rookies for life as professionals, the NFL is again providing a crash course filled with seminars, testimonials and advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune. All the league really had to do was have the new players look at Commissioner Roger Goodell's appointment book Tuesday. If Tom Brady can step out of bounds, anyone can.

  • Cam Newton visits families of Charleston victims; Panthers oppose Confederate flag (Shutdown Corner)

    The Carolina Panthers have responded to last week's Charleston shooting with words, funds and now deeds. Cam Newton visited several families of victims on Monday, bringing a bit of much-needed cheer to their lives: . @CameronNewton was in Charleston today. with Felicia Sanders the mother of 26-year old Tywanza @deray @owillis pic.twitter.com/HdBkugIMDy — panthec (@panmcfc) June 23, 2015 Newton's appearance showed up on social media rather than official news channels. He visited the family of Tywanza Sanders, who died trying to protect his aunt, and the family of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, who also died in the attack. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson over the weekend donated $100,000 to the families of the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting. The money was to be divided evenly among the nine victims' families, with the remainder going to a memorial fund for the church. The Panthers as an organization have also joined in the more political aspect of the tragedy. The alleged shooter's affiliation with the Confederate flag has led many government officials to call on South Carolina to remove the flag from its Capitol grounds, and the Panthers have joined in that effort. “Our organization prides itself on bringing people together,” Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond told the Charlotte Observer . “Divisive symbols and actions should not stand in conflict to progress, healing and the unification of all our citizens.” The Confederate flag has flown at the South Carolina Capitol grounds since it was raised in 1962, during the heart of the Civil Rights movement, to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War. (The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in 1861, within sight of Charleston.) A legislative compromise in 2000 removed the flag from the dome of the capitol and placed it at a nearby Confederate monument. Any removal of the flag would require legislative approval, though public pressure to remove the flag has ratcheted up significantly in the days since the shooting. “We’re not going to allow this symbol to divide us any longer,” Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said on Monday. “The fact that people are choosing to use it as a sign of hate is something we cannot stand. The fact that it causes pain to so many is enough to move it from the Capitol grounds.” Officials at the University of South Carolina's athletics department have joined in the effort to remove the flag from state grounds. Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw, who played for South Carolina, posted a similar view on Twitter: Any flag that contradicts everything our Country flag represents, it shouldn't fly. We ALL stand united. — Connor Shaw (@cmshaw9) June 22, 2015 ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. Follow @jaybusbee And keep up with Jay over on Facebook , too.