Posted August 02, 2012 on
The Jeff Otah era is over in Carolina.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney announced the team had terminated the contract of the offensive tackle, a former first-round draft pick, after he failed a physical.
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General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on offensive tackle Jeff Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.
Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster.
The Carolina Panthers' roster for the 2012 season does not officially have to be cut down to 53 players until August 31, but it’s never too early to take a crack at how that roster will shape up.
Quarterbacks: Cam Newton, Derek Anderson, Jimmy Clausen
Running Backs: DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Tauren Poole
Fullbacks: Mike Tolbert, Richie Brockel
SPARTANBURG, SC --- Mike Tolbert doesnt like the suffocating heat of the American South, but hes happy to be home nonetheless.
A native of Douglas, GA, Tolbert spent the last four years in San Diego where every day is seemingly like the one before and the one to come. He calls the weather there almost perfect.
But when Tolbert opted to sign with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason...
Defensive tackle Ron Edwards arrived at Carolina Panthers training camp with one thing on his mind: ''I just wanted to hit something.''
You can't blame him.
Edwards' first season in Carolina lasted all of about two-and-a-half hours. He tore his triceps in Carolina's first training camp practice last summer. The Panthers quickly placed him on injured...
Coach Ron Rivera says he's ''relieved'' that medical tests on Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis' right knee were negative.
Rivera says an MRI on Thursday revealed no damage and that Davis has a strained right calf.
Davis will not participate in Saturday's Fan Fest back in Charlotte but could return to practice next week. He hasn't practiced since...
The defensive backs struggled last season. To their credit, however, the front seven struggled to pressure the quarterback, leaving opposing receivers more time to get open. Despite criticism, Chris Gamble has been a solid number one option at cornerback for the Panthers. Captain Munnerlyn is an excellent option at nickelback, but lacks the size to be a solid number two option...
via The Onion
The Panthers won four of their final six games after starting 2-8, leading some to say the Panthers have MOMENTUM and THEY TURNED THE CORNER. Except for two of those wins came against the Buccaneers and another against the Colts, so maybe not. Carolina also gave up 30 points or more in half their games last season, so probably good that they went defense in the draft...
Brandon LaFell is eager to play a bigger role this year in the Carolina Panthers' offense.
And he's going to get that opportunity.
The Carolina Panthers will enter the preseason with their kicker and punter positions both up in the air.
That's an oddity around here.
For the better part of 18 years the Panthers have enjoyed incredible stability with kicker John Kasay and punters Jason Baker and Todd Sauerbrun.
The Panthers have training camp in full swing, and we’re sort of covering it over at PanthersPlanet.com, but training camp doesn’t lead to many stories, other than that whole Jeff Otah deal. Well the Bobcats have training camp coming up too, which will be less hurried and lockouty this year. The only interesting thing so [...]