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  Panthers | Ryan Kalil expects to play Week 1    Thu Aug 24, 01:05 AM

Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil (shoulder) was wearing a protective harness on his injured shoulder during the first two practices of last week and said he expects to be ready for Week 1.

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  Panthers | Two more Panthers will be in action    Tue Aug 22, 04:58 PM

Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil (shoulder) and WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) are also expected to be active Thursday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Samuel is an interesting weapon to keep tabs on in dynasty leagues. He's not polished as a route runner, but Samuel is dangerous with the rock. So long as this hamstring injury doesn't slow him down, we could see him flash that big-play ability on Thursday.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton will play this week    Tue Aug 22, 04:55 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to take the field for the first time this preseason Thursday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Week three of the preseason is the dress rehearsal for the regular season. With Newton playing, it's a clear sign that he's on track to be ready for their Week 1 matchup against the 49ers.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to suit up?    Tue Aug 22, 11:47 AM

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is on track to play Thursday, Aug. 24, in the third preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: Newton has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, so his practice reps have been monitored closely in training camp. If he does play in the 'dress rehearsal' game, then we don't think he gets as many reps as other starters will this week around the NFL.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton takes practice in practice    Mon Aug 21, 06:35 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) participated in every drill during practice Monday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: The Panthers have been careful working Newton back from offseason shoulder surgery. With better weapons around him this year, it will be interesting to see what a healthy Newton can do for fantasy owners. He's a low-end QB1 in fantasy and is going off the board near the middle of the 9th round in most leagues.

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  Panthers | Full practice for Curtis Samuel     Mon Aug 21, 06:07 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Aug. 21. Head coach Ron Rivera said he is not sure if Samuel will play in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 24, because Samuel has not done much during training camp and the team wants to avoid aggravating the injury.

Footballguys view: Samuel is competing for the no3 WR spot with Russell Shepard. The rookie from Ohio State is incredibly explosive and is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. However, he's raw as a route runner and will need time to develop that part of his game.

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  Panthers | Brenton Bersin to miss time    Mon Aug 21, 05:57 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin (shoulder) will miss at least one week because of the shoulder injury he suffered in the second preseason game.

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  Panthers | Brenton Bersin injures shoulder    Sun Aug 20, 10:02 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin (shoulder) did not return to the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 19, after sustaining a shoulder injury.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to make debut next week    Sat Aug 19, 06:58 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready to make his preseason debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: The third week of the preseason is the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Newton has been out of action so far this preseason as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The Panthers added multiple weapons around Newton for 2017, and fantasy owners are taking the veteran quarterback off the board near the mid-portion of the 9th round.

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  Panthers | Cameron Artis-Payne enjoys strong effort    Sat Aug 19, 06:35 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on only five carries versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Panthers | Christian McCaffrey electric in limited work    Sat Aug 19, 06:02 PM

Carolina Panthers rookie RB Christian McCaffrey rushed three times for 33 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 39 more yards versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: McCaffrey has the look of a special player. In PPR leagues, the rookie is going off the board around the beginning of round three. With these type of performances in the preseason, consider yourself lucky if you get him there going forward.

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  Panthers | Luke Kuechly to miss preseason game    Sat Aug 19, 02:12 PM

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (ribs) will not play in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 19, because of sore ribs.

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  Panthers | Russell Shepard making his mark    Fri Aug 18, 09:28 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Russell Shepard has been a 'favorite target' of both Cam Newton and Derek Anderson this spring and summer. Shepard appears to be the frontrunner for the No. 3 job in Carolina.

Footballguys view: That's true for now, but rookie Curtis Samuel (second round, Ohio State) has been nursing a hamstring injury during camp. When Samuel is healthy, we should see the rookie push Shepard for playing time and targets.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton progressing    Fri Aug 18, 02:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is 'throwing more each day and feels fine,' according to a source. He is reportedly on track to play in the team's next preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 24, however.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to sit against Tennessee    Fri Aug 18, 01:51 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will not play versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19. Head coach Ron Rivera made the decision after the second of two joint practices against the Titans on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Newton did not throw in team drills during either practice.

Footballguys view: There haven't been any glaring signs that the Panthers are worried about Newton, but if he can't go in the third preseason game, it might lower our expectations for him in his great matchup against the 49ers to open the season.

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  Panthers | No Greg Olsen extension imminent    Wed Aug 16, 11:27 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen's agent has talked with interim general manager Marty Hurney about a possible contract extension for Olsen, but no deal is imminent at this point, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Olsen may be getting on in years but he's still a dynamic tight end, and Fantasy GMs know it based on his over ADP of 40, and regularly coming off the board as the third tight end in drafts. We expect another great season from him.

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  Panthers | Curtis Samuel back at full practice    Wed Aug 16, 12:48 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel returned to full practice Wednesday, Aug. 16, for the first time since injuring his hamstring on the first day of training camp.

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  Panthers | Thomas Davis signs extension    Tue Aug 15, 04:34 PM

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis signed a one-year, $6.75 million contract extension Tuesday, Aug. 15, according to a source. The deal includes $2 million guaranteed in 2017.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick out of Georgia in 2005, this deal likely insures that Davis will retire as a Panther. Many have speculated that former GM Dave Gettleman was fired due to his hesitancy to sign Davis to a new deal. Having played over 1,000 snaps each of the last two years, we could see Davis do that again in 2017.

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  Panthers | Curtis Samuel nearing return to full practice    Tue Aug 15, 12:16 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) was able to participate in individual drills Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Samuel needs to get back out there when he's close to full strength. Not only does he need to establish chemistry with his quarterback, the rookie from Ohio State needs to work on becoming a more savvy route runner. Samuel is dangerous and can break ankles in the open field, but he's not setting up defenders with great routes.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton takes part in team drills    Sun Aug 13, 12:06 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is being restricted from making deep throws, but he made some passes during a red zone portion of practice Sunday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: The Panthers are easing Newton along as he returns from this shoulder injury. As the month goes on, Newton should do more and more as they ramp him up for the start of the regular season.

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  Panthers | Curtis Samuel working with Cam Newton    Sat Aug 12, 12:53 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) is unable to practice, but he said he has been running routes at half speed on the sidelines with QB Cam Newton (shoulder), who is also unable to practice.

Footballguys view: Samuel is an incredible athlete who is developing as a wide receiver. He's not going to run the greatest routes but the rookie from Ohio State is dangerous with the ball in his hands. It will be interesting to see how the Panthers incorporate Samuel into their offense this year.

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  Panthers | Vernon Butler may be ready for opener    Fri Aug 11, 06:17 PM

Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (knee) hopefully will be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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  Panthers | Knee sprain for Vernon Butler    Thu Aug 10, 03:20 PM

Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (knee) is believed to have suffered a knee sprain Wednesday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans.

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  Panthers | Vernon Butler to have MRI    Thu Aug 10, 08:08 AM

Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Thursday, Aug. 10, but he's believed to have just suffered a sprain, according to a source.

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  Panthers | Two TDs for Damiere Byrd in preseason opener    Wed Aug 9, 11:35 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Damiere Byrd recorded four receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the team's preseason opener Wednesday, August 9, opposite the Houston Texans. He was targeted six times.

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  Panthers | Christian McCaffrey solid in preseason debut    Wed Aug 9, 11:23 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran the ball seven times for 33 yards in the team's preseason opener Wednesday, August 9, versus the Houston Texans. He was also targeted once in the passing game, but failed to haul in the reception.

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  Panthers | Brenton Bersin leaves game early    Wed Aug 9, 08:40 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin (quadriceps) left the preseason game early Wednesday, Aug. 9, because of a left quadriceps contusion and is considered doubtful to return.

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  Panthers | Vernon Butler suffers injury    Wed Aug 9, 08:12 PM

Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (knee) suffered a left knee injury during the preseason game Wednesday, Aug. 9, and is considered questionable to return.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton close to returning    Tue Aug 8, 05:27 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) appears to be 'over the hump' in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Newton is feeling better and is expected to practice soon.

Footballguys view: This has been the buzz generating about Newton in recent days. We should see him play -- although expect him to be limited -- at some point in the preseason.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton won't play in first tilt    Tue Aug 8, 11:45 AM

Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) won't play in the first preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton likely to sit preseason opener    Tue Aug 8, 10:15 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the preseason opener, but he is expected to play at some point this preseason, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This will help quell any worries about Newton's shoulder after he experienced some soreness earlier in camp. We won't have the same reassurance about Andrew Luck.

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  Panthers | Kaelin Clay pushing for spot?    Sun Aug 6, 10:56 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Kaelin Clay scored a pair of touchdowns in practice Sunday, Aug. 6, and he has been one of the underdog standouts of camp, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess tearing up camp    Sun Aug 6, 10:50 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess is having an 'excellent' camp, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Footballguys view: This is the same thing we heard last year. Funchess is still unlikely to be higher than the fourth target in a pass offense that is not among the league's best.

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  Panthers | Curtis Samuel still sidelined    Sun Aug 6, 10:30 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 6, and he has missed all but one practice with the injury since training camp began.

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  Panthers | Christian McCaffrey running wildcat    Sun Aug 6, 09:26 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey looked comfortable running a wildcat session during practice Sunday, Aug. 6, according to Max Henson of Panthers.com.

Footballguys view: Any little way the Panthers can add to his value will help McCaffrey justify the high ADP he has for a rookie running back who won't lead his backfield in touches unless Jonathan Stewart gets hurt.

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  Panthers | Corn Elder to miss time    Sun Aug 6, 07:45 PM

Carolina Panthers CB Corn Elder (knee) will miss extended time because of a knee injury, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera would not say if Elder will be able to play in any preseason games.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton does some light throwing    Sun Aug 6, 07:30 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) did some light throwing with the trainers Sunday, Aug. 6. Head coach Ron Rivera said the trainers told him that Newton did not report any problems after the throwing session.

Footballguys view: This is a step in the right direction and hopefully a sign that Newton's pause in his recovery is almost over. It is still a situation that merits close monitoring throughout the month.

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  Panthers | Star Lotulelei not worried about contract    Sun Aug 6, 06:56 PM

Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei said he is not worried about his contract situation even though he is entering the final year of his current contract.

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  Panthers | Extension coming for Greg Olsen?    Thu Aug 3, 09:42 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen is one of the players the team is 'looking at' an extension for, general manager Marty Hurney said Thursday, Aug. 3.

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  Panthers | Curtis Samuel does not practice    Thu Aug 3, 08:37 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 3.

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  Panthers | Bryce Williams joins Carolina    Thu Aug 3, 08:27 PM

Free-agent TE Bryce Williams (Seahawks) signed with the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


  Panthers | Two Panthers sitting    Wed Aug 2, 10:44 AM

Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short (undisclosed) and OT Matt Kalil (groin) are out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton resting again    Wed Aug 2, 10:24 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will not throw again during team drills Wednesday, Aug. 2, as he rests his sore right shoulder.

Footballguys view: Newton is still on schedule to be ready for the regular season opener but this is something to watch. The Panthers might hold him out of preseason action for the first week to give the arm more time to rest after it was sore on Sunday. As long as he's ready for the third preseason game, we shouldn't worry too much about the aftereffects of Newton's offseason surgery.

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  Panthers | Devonte Johnson to Panthers    Wed Aug 2, 08:33 AM

Free-agent CB Devonte Johnson (Steelers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Aug. 2. WR Cameron Posey was waived.

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  Panthers | Matt Kalil leaves early    Tue Aug 1, 04:01 PM

Carolina Panthers OT Matt Kalil (groin) left training camp early Tuesday, Aug. 1, with a groin injury, according to head coach Ron Rivera. The extent of the injury was not disclosed.


  Panthers | Cam Newton dealing with sore shoulder    Tue Aug 1, 01:55 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) sat out practice Tuesday, August 1, after reporting soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Footballguys view: No need to rush things here with Newton. They'll limit him in camp if they need to, and we can't imagine Newton getting a ton of reps in preseason games.

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  Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin checks in at 243 pounds    Tue Aug 1, 12:29 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin reported to training camp at 243 pounds - according to head coach Ron Rivera - after reportedly weighing 'about 270' in April, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Footballguys view: Earlier this offseason, some reports had Benjamin weighing in near 280 pounds. This is an improvement, and we're sure Benjamin will continue to work on his conditioning. The Panthers are going to have a new-look passing attack with rookie RB Christian McCaffrey and rookie WR Curtis Samuel. Benjamin can still be a factor for QB Cam Newton (especially in the red zone), but we like him more as a low-end WR2 for fantasy owners in 2017.

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  Panthers | Two Panthers sitting out    Tue Aug 1, 09:35 AM

Carolina Panthers CB Corn Elder (knee) and S Travell Dixon (ankle) are out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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  Panthers | Captain Munnerlyn returns    Tue Aug 1, 09:12 AM

Carolina Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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  Panthers | Carolina cuts ties with Wyatt Houston    Sun Jul 30, 10:59 PM

The Carolina Panthers waived TE Wyatt Houston Sunday, July 30.

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