A problem with the NFL's place inside a never-ending news cycle is storylines can so easily and so often transform into overblown headlines. Especially during 'dead periods.'

Case in point: The overreaction after wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin showed up weighing more than he should have this spring.

"This is what frustrates me with the media today," general manager Dave Gettleman lamented late last week. "They go to DEFCON 5 on everything.