Joe Adams went from the Panthers' starting kick and punt returner to inactive.
That's what two fumbles will do.
Adams, the fourth-round pick from Arkansas, was benched after mishandling a punt and fumbling the second-half kickoff in a 36-7 loss to the Giants on Sept. 20.
Kealoha Pilares will return kicks Sunday against the Falcons. Captain Munnerlyn is expected to handle...
The Panthers surprisingly went offense in the second round of the draft and even more surprisingly whiffed on two receivers with starter talent in Alshon Jeffrey and Stephen Hill. Hurney and Rivera’s decision to draft Amini Silitolu in the second round suggests that they are confident with their current talent at receiver. Obviously drafting Hill or Jeffrey would have been a sexy...
The Panthers believe fourth-rounder Joe Adams will make an immediate impact as a punt returner.
Any plays he makes on offense, however, will probably be down the line.
The Carolina Panthers have gone nearly a decade since they returned a punt for a touchdown in a regular season game.
Enter rookie Joe Adams, who hopes to cure all of that.
Adams was one of the premier punt returners in college football last season at Arkansas, returning four for touchdowns including one against Tennessee which has drawn more than 224,600 hits on You Tube.
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May 12, 2012