This week, sports beards are the talk of the interwebs. With NFL training camps starting up and MLB trades going down, there’s a lot of beard growing, beard grooming, and sadly – beard loss. While Niles Paul has come back to reclaim his spot on the Washington Redskins with a gold grill and viking beard, Andrew Cashner recently had to shave his famous beard off due to his trade to the Miami Marlins.

And though we’ve seen just about every permutation of creative beard grooming out there, Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers’ wore a bleach-tipped goatee + straw hat combo to a press conference that totally caught us off guard.

Check out these stories and more below!

Beard On,

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He’s alive! After being seriously injured while filming The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Dylan O’Brien resurfaces with a beard. (Just Jared)

Niles Paul, his electric gold grill, and cactus-sized beard are back to reclaim his spot as tight end for the Redskins. (Washington Post)

RIP to a famous baseball beard: Andrew Cashner debuts a beardless face after being traded to the Marlins, which has a no-beard policy. He's now nearly unrecognizable. (Cut4)

The Panthers’ Cam Newton just showed up the football team’s press conference wearing a massive hat and a bleached goatee. (Fox Sports)

More than an aesthetic choice, Kit Harington’s beard is a living spoiler of what’s to come for his character on Game of Thrones. So far, we’ve spotted no beard. (GQ)

Every guy needs a solid pair of heritage boots. We like Oak Street Bootmakers, a family-owned business based in Chicago. (Zeus Beard Blog)