While there may not be a player who hates training camp more than Panthers WR Steve Smith, he was in a good enough mood talking to reporters after being activated from the physically unable to perform list.
His twice-broken left arm has healed sufficiently that he's catching passes from quarterbacks, as he did in the morning session.
Smith was full of one-liners Monday afternoon, shrugging and saying "I don't really care," about playing in the preseason, though it's obvious he'd prefer to skip the exhibitions.
He also joked that "there ain't much bone left in this thing," saying he still had three plates and 15-20 screws.
He said he hopes opposing players don't target his arm, but added "every so often you come up on a chump."
Asked if he was planning to wear any protective gear, he grinned and said he was "trying to get chump-proof."
We'll have more on Smith's return later.
— Darin Gantt