Baker Mayfield, QB (CAR)

Strengthening case for No. 1 job

Mayfield has shown improvement throughout training camp and is becoming more comfortable with coach Matt Rhule's playbook, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggested Monday that Mayfield "continues to impress" and has "put himself in position to be the starter Week 1." National reporters like Garafolo may not be as familiar with the team as local beat guys, but the latter also seem to view Mayfield as the favorite -- and the same goes for general public sentiment. For now, Mayfield figures to continue splitting first-team reps with Sam Darnold, though it sounds like it might not be too long before the former Brown takes the lion's share. Rhule said the earliest he'd consider announcing a Week 1 starter would be after joint practices with the Patriots next week, leading up to an Aug. 19 exhibition with New England.

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Will undergo MRI on Monday

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Shenault will undergo an MRI on Monday after he pulled his right hamstring during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Schuyler Callihan of reports.

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Modest numbers in loss

Moore caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and gained 11 rushing yards on his only carry in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

Catches TD pass in loss

McCaffrey carried the ball eight times for 27 yards and caught all nine of his targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

May not return

Shenault (hamstring) is questionable to return Sunday against the Cardinals, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.