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PostPosted: Fri 04.18.2008, 11:57 
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Landon Johnson-LB-Panthers Apr. 18 - 12:35 pm et

The Charlotte Observer believes Landon Johnson has the edge over Na'il Diggs to be the Panthers' starting weak-side linebacker in 2008.

This will be a situation to watch in deep IDP leagues. Johnson has durability and productivity on his side, while Diggs is more experienced in the scheme. Jon Beason and Thomas Davis remain the LBs to target in shallow formats.
Source: Charlotte Observer

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Dan Connor-LB-Panthers Apr. 28 - 11:26 am et

The Panthers will start third-round linebacker Dan Connor out in the middle.
He could eventually kick to weak side if Landon Johnson and Na'il Diggs don't produce there, but Connor will be Jon Beason's backup initially and play special teams. James Anderson and Adam Seward are firmly on the bubble.
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Ian Scott-DL-Panthers Apr. 29 - 1:11 pm et

Panthers signed DT Ian Scott.
Scott spent last season in Philadelphia on I.R., but showed promise as a reserve while playing for the Bears for four seasons before that. He'll add depth at tackle with Darwin Walker, another former Bear, and sixth-round pick Nick Hayden.

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Julius Peppers-DL-Panthers May. 2 - 11:37 am et

The Panthers are considering schematic shifts to increase pressure on the quarterback after finishing near the bottom of the league in sacks last season.
The alignment changes include swapping DE Julius Peppers from the left side to the right side, which is the primary pass rush spot in most defenses. The alleged change could help Peppers with a bounce back season by putting in him in a position to make more plays.
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Jon Beason-LB-Panthers May. 2 - 1:16 pm et

Panthers MLB Jon Beason underwent "minor" wrist surgery Wednesday.
The injury isn't expected to keep Beason from participating in training camp. He will not work at weekend minicamps. Carolina could use Dan Connor, Adam Seward, Tim Shaw, or even James Anderson in his place for the time being.
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Charles Godfrey-DB-Panthers May. 2 - 1:13 pm et

Rookie Charles Godfrey was immediately inserted as the first-string free safety during the Panthers' opening minicamp Friday.
They're wasting no time getting Godfrey converted from corner. He's the heavy favorite to start in centerfield over Terrence Holt and Nate Salley.
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Tyler Brayton-DL-Panthers May. 2 - 1:22 pm et

Tyler Brayton was the Panthers' first-team left defensive end as the Panthers opened up the minicamp season on Friday.
Carolina is serious about using Julius Peppers on the weak side. For now, Charles Johnson and Stanley McClover will be looked at as situational ends.
Source: Rock Hill Herald
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Muhsin Muhammad-WR-Panthers May. 3 - 12:40 pm et

Muhsin Muhammad, not D.J. Hackett, lined up as the starter yesterday in the team's first practice.

The local beat writers get the sense that Muhammad is the favorite to start opposite Steve Smith, but it will certainly be a battle to watch this summer. Muhammad has the familiarity advantage, but Hackett offers more upside.
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Panthers MLB Beason undergoes wrist surgery

Panthers MLB Jon Beason underwent "minor" wrist surgery Wednesday.


The injury isn't expected to keep Beason from participating in training camp. He will not work at weekend minicamps. Dan Connor, Adam Seward, Tim Shaw, or even James Anderson could work in his place for the time being.

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Richard Marshall-DB-Panthers May. 19 - 11:25 am et

The agent for Richard Marshall says "in two years (he) would not be surprised if (his client) is the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history."
Jumping the gun just a bit. Marshall isn't even a starter yet on his own team. The agent says Carolina contacted his client about an extension, but "they didn't really go anywhere." Marshall has two years left on his rookie deal.
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Jake Delhomme-QB-Panthers Jun. 6 - 11:49 am et

Panthers WR Steve Smith believes QB Jake Delhomme's arm is stronger than it was before Tommy John surgery.

Said Smith, "It seems like he has a stronger arm; he's not showing any signs of weakness with that major surgery." Delhomme appears to have the ability to make all of the types of throws he'll need to make, but be sure to keep tabs on his play once the hitting starts.
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Matt Moore-QB-Panthers Aug. 29 - 1:25 pm et

Panthers QB Matt Moore is day-to-day after tests after tests on his injured left leg came back negative.

The Panthers still have some decisions to make at quarterback this weekend. They may want to keep three quarterbacks now, and bringing in a more reliable veteran could be a possibility.
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Matt Moore-QB-Panthers Sep. 4 - 7:39 am et

Panthers No. 3 QB Matt Moore is expected to be out four to six weeks with a fractured fibula sustained Wednesday.
More bad news for Moore, who parlayed playing time last year to the backup job behind Jake Delhomme coming into training camp. He fell to third with a poor preseason showing and the acquisition of Josh McCown.
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Smith returns
September 15, 2008


John FoxComments from Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox's weekly press conference following Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears.

What's new? We get Steve Smith back. He was back in the building today. It's good to have him back, and he'll be at practice Wednesday.

And the corresponding roster move is? We don't need to have one yet, until Wednesday at 4.

On seeing or talking to Smith: I talked to him, but I didn't see him. He's ready to roll. Obviously he's excited to be back and excited we're 2-0.

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The Series: With the 20-17 victory, Carolina leads the all-time series 3-2, which includes a 29-21 triumph by the Panthers at Chicago in the 2005 NFC Divisional Playoffs (1/15/06). The four regular-season meetings have been dominated by the home team with the Bears winning both games at Solider Field, 37-21 (10/8/05) and 13-3 (11/20/05), and the Panthers taking both contests at Bank of America Stadium, 24-14 (12/22/02) and 20-17 (9/14/08).

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