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The Carolina Panthers needed to upgrade the talent around Cam Newton, and while they didn’t immediately address their offensive needs, they ended up with a solid group which should help Newton develop in his sophomore season.
The selection of Luke Kuechly came as a surprised, but it was a welcomed one. Kuechly was the best player on the board and will immediately step into a starting role. He is expected to move into the middle linebacker position, with Jon Beason shifting to weak-side linebacker.
I was surprised by the selection of Amini Silatolu, and thought it was a reach, but I do understand their desire to address the interior offensive line. The main issue I have with the selection, however, is the fact that Cordy Glenn was still on the board.
Frank Alexander was a reach in the 4th round. He fits the mold of the type of well-rounded end the Panthers were looking for, but he has an uphill to earn playing time in Carolina. He’ll battle Thomas Keiser and Eric Norwood for playing ...
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The Panthers have signed punter Nick Harris to compete with rookie Brad Nortman.
Harris signed a one-year deal.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Harris is an 11-year NFL veteran and played in 11 games with Jacksonville last season. He averaged 42.7 yards per punt. Since beginning his NFL career with Cincinnati in 2001, Harris has placed 239 of his 876 career punts inside the 20-yard line...
How was former Notre Dame quarterback and current Carolina Panthers' clipboard holder for Cam Newton backup QB Jimmy Clausen's day today? Don't ask.
Sadly, there's no visual evidence yet of Clausen's misadventure with the hair stylist. Here's hoping it shows up online soon enough.
Punter Nick Harris signed with the Panthers and is expected to compete with rookie Brad Nortman. Harris was released by Jacksonville after the Jaguars drafted Pat Angerer last month. A 12th-year veteran, Harris averaged 42.7 gross yards in 11 games last season and 37.9 net with 13 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He has a career gross average of 42.5 yards and net of 35.7.
PFW's Nolan Nawrocki, should have been out of a job after foolishly ripping Cam Newton a year ago. After writing my post about Dallas Cowboys’ rookie cornerback morris Claiborne and how idiotic some people were in trying to paint him as ‘dumb’ because of the fact bthat he didn’t want to take the Wonderlic test, I was reminded of a similar incident that occurred before...
Because of the uncertainty about the comebacks of linebackers Jon Beason and Thomas Davis, it's a question they won't have to answer until training camp.
But where the Panthers put first-round pick Luke Kuechly will speak volumes about their plan for the coming year.
Head coach Ron Rivera indicated Kuechly could play the middle with Beason sliding out to the weak side....
What’s Jimmy Clausen up to these days, besides being the Panthers worst case scenario if Cam Newton goes down? Being shockingly dissatisfied by the quality of a Supercuts and ranting about it on Twitter, of course. What else? The former Notre Dame douchelord/Peter King-anointed most pro-ready QB ever discovered that when you skimp on paying up a haircut, you end up with the less...