Originally written May 11, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
Charlotte, NC – On Thursday, May 10, the Carolina Panthers reached an agreement with first-round draft choice Luke Kuechly on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp. Kuechly, the former Boston College linebacker who is the NCAA’s all-time leading tackler, agreed to a four-year contract worth $12.58 million, all of it guaranteed, according to a league source.  He was the ninth overall pick in last month’s draft, and at this time is the highest draft pick to agree to terms. Luke Kuechly will be in the Panthers' Rookie Minicamp this weekend in Charlotte A 6-3, 242-pound native of Cincinnati, Kuechly averaged 15.9 tackles last season and 14.0 tackles over his three-year career, both NCAA records. The Panthers will have 58 players in town this weekend for the rookie minicamp.  The camp includes their 7 draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents, 7 players under contract with less than one year of NFL service time, and 32 players trying out. Here are the 58 players who will be in Charlotte this weekend: Number/Name/Pos./Ht./Wt./DOB/Exp/College 15 Adams, Joe WR 5-11 179 11/22/89 22 R Arkansas 97 Ah You, C.J. * DE 6-4 265 07/07/82 29 4 Oklahoma 90 Alexander, Frank DE 6-4 271 12/17/89 22 R Oklahoma 54 Andrews, Will * LB 6-0 228 R Montana State – Northern 53 Asiedu, Mike * LB 6-3 221 05/25/90 21 R Wesley College 10 Avila, Michael * WR 5-9 170 11/03/88 23 R San Jose State 42 Barnes, Anthony * CB 6-1 194 01/29/88 24 1 Northfolk State 16 Bell, Dalton * QB 6-2 207 03/09/83 29 1 West Texas A&M 5 Bersin, Brenton WR 6-3 210 05/09/90 22 R Wofford 72 Blackwell, Will G 6-3 310 01/24/89 23 R Louisiana State 11 Brown, Jarrett * QB 6-3 225 09/21/87 24 1 West Virginia 60 Browning, Bryant G 6-4 313 06/26/88 23 1 Ohio State 62 Byers, Jeff C 6-4 301 09/07/85 26 1 Southern Cal 26 Campbell, D.J. S 6-0 200 07/24/89 22 R Cal 66 Chandler, Nate DT 6-4 294 06/01/89 22 R UCLA 98 Charles, Kenneth * DE 6-3 266 02/23/89 23 1 Stephen F. Austin 91 Cohen, Landon * DT 6-3 300 08/03/86 25 4 Ohio 75 Cooper, Jon * C 6-2 291 10/01/86 25 3 Oklahoma 32 Corto, Jon * S 6-1 212 09/03/84 27 5 Sacred Heart 31 Davis, James * RB 5-11 218 01/01/86 26 3 Clemson 56 Denson, Brandon * LB 5-11 230 07/22/87 24 1 Michigan State 79 Edge, Terence * G 6-2 295 02/01/89 23 R UAB 14 Edison, Dominique * WR 6-2 201 07/16/86 25 2 Stephen F. Austin 9 Green, Jared WR 6-1 188 04/01/89 23 R Southern 21 Harris, Dominique * S 6-2 213 04/14/87 25 1 Temple 63 Jones, Aaron * T 6-4 360 12/07/87 24 1 Holy Cross 29 Jorden, Ben * FB 6-2 250 03/15/88 24 R Appalachian State 28 Kay, Ricky * FB 6-3 243 05/13/89 23 1 Central Florida 17 Kemp, Wes WR 6-3 223 09/18/89 22 R Missouri 59 Kuechly, Luke LB 6-2 242 08/20/91 20 R Boston College 49 Lloyd, Tarren TE 6-6 256 01/25/89 23 R Utah State 18 Manno, Chris WR 6-1 196 08/28/85 26 1 Hofstra 78 Maxwell, William * G 6-1 294 12/31/88 23 R Georgia Southern 7 Medlock, Justin K 5-11 201 10/23/83 28 1 UCLA 39 McCarty, Princeton RB 5-7 197 07/03/88 23 R Idaho 74 Murray, Pat * C 6-3 316 10/31/86 25 1 Truman State 37 Nelson, Jonathan S 5-11 195 05/06/88 24 1 Oklahoma 57 Nixon, David * LB 6-3 225 03/16/85 27 4 Brigham Young 24 Norman, Josh CB 6-0 190 12/15/87 24 R Coastal Carolina 8 Nortman, Brad P 6-2 209 09/12/89 22 R Wisconsin 44 Oordt, Schuylar * TE 6-7 246 05/26/87 24 1 Northern Iowa 45 Pellum, Romeo * CB 5-10 179 02/27/89 23 1 Hampton 33 Poole, Tauren RB 5-10 209 10/19/89 22 R Tennessee 93 Powell, Carlton * DT 6-3 312 08/14/85 26 1 Virginia Tech 20 Powers, Preston * LS 6-1 258 09/26/87 24 1 Mississippi 73 Ramsey, Andre * T 6-5 322 07/24/87 24 1 Ball State 92 Reed, Nick * DE 6-1 248 09/01/87 24 2 Oregon 70 Reynolds, Matt T 6-4 305 05/31/86 25 R Brigham Young 38 Rowells, Lyndon RB 5-9 207 03/08/88 24 R Humboldt State 61 Silatolu, Amini G 6-3 311 09/16/88 23 R Midwestern State 85 Smith, Greg TE 6-4 245 01/13/88 24 1 Texas 36 Sullivan, Reggie CB 6-2 210 02/24/85 27 1 Johnson C. Smith 34 Torrence, Devon * CB 6-0 190 05/08/89 23 1 Ohio State 72 Van Bergen, Ryan DE 6-4 290 03/18/89 23 R Michigan 4 Wallace, Rico WR 6-3 210 05/25/90 21 R Shenandoah 55 Webb, Nick * LB 6-4 245 10/06/86 25 R Weber State 65 Wells, Justin * G 6-6 318 01/06/88 24 1 St. Augustine 40 Williams, Jonathan * RB 6-0 204 09/21/88 23 1 East Carolina * denotes player tryout player
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