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New deal doesn't worry Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton said his focus is getting on the field, not a new contract.

The Panthers quarterback said Wednesday that he's happy for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaeper­nick, who recently signed a six-year, $126 million deal. The Panthers have talked about a long-term deal for Newton, but nothing has been completed.

"That's the last thing on my mind," said Newton, who didn't practice Wednesday as he rehabs from March's left ankle surgery.

"Two different people, two different organizations. I wish Colin the best. To do what he has done up to this point, he deserves to get paid."

Colts: Defensive end Fili Moala went on injured reserve and will miss the season. The team didn't disclose his injury, but nfl.com reported he tore his right ACL in a collision during a workout Wednesday. Last season, Moala had a career-high 26 tackles over 16 games.

Retirement: Tight end Tony Scheffler, 31, retired after eight seasons, saying his three concussions over the past four years had "a lot" to do with it. His third came last season with the Lions. Two weeks later, they released him. He said he received "moderate" interest this offseason.

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