Talked to linebacker Jon Beason after practice. Says he feels good. Also says that what was instinctive before he finds himself thinking about now. He tore his left Achilles in the opener against Arizona last season.
• On the first play of rookie camp Monday two players tripped over each other directly in front of Thomas Davis. Davis, who has ripped up the same knee three times, was wary. But as practice went on, says coach Ron Rivera, Davis became comfortable. Rivera says Davis looks great.
• Rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly knows what he needs to about training camp. Somebody asked him what he knew about Spartanburg.
He said it was hot.
Teammates told him to pack light but to bring a comforter because the dorms in which the players stay will be cold.
I killed Target, Kuechly says.
Along with the comforter, he bought a mattress pad.
Somebody suggested a rug for the dorm floor.
By the time I get back to the room I dont care what the floor looks like, Kuechly says.
He understands his role.
Its my turn to come in and learn, he says.