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Panthers | Devin Funchess feels he is healthy

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:02:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (toe) cited a toe injury for the reason his numbers were disappointing in his final season at the University of Michigan. "We never got to see the full Devin Funchess at Michigan because I did play one season at wide receiver, and I was battling through an injury," Funchess said Monday, June 29. Funchess said his toe injury was a torn ligament with some cracked bones and ruptured cartilage.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess is a player fantasy owners will not want to get too carried away with on draft day, saving him until the later rounds. He is a guy with a lot of upside. The Panthers aren't exactly deep at the receiver spot, so if he can live up to his potential and remain near the top of the depth chart he could see a big role in the offense.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Josh Katzenstein

Panthers | Big role for Devin Funchess?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:28:44 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess impressed during offseason workouts and could have a big role in 2015. He played all three receiver positions, and his 6-foot-4 frame could create mismatches.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess is a rookie to watch in training camp, especially since Kelvin Benjamin came into OTAs overweight and injured his hamstring. Funchess is a WR5 target with some upside.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - David Newton

Panthers | Corey Brown expanding his game

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:42:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown has developed into more than just a deep threat, according to TE Greg Olsen. "Last year at this time, Corey was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' This year he is a receiver," Olsen said. "The guy can play. He's not just a one-trick pony, a guy who is just going to run deep. He has a lot of natural instinct to him. He has a good feel."

Fantasy Tip: Brown has big-play speed, and while he may be developing into a more complete receiver, he is unlikely to steal many looks with big targets like Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess in town. He is final-round flier at best in seasonal leagues, but he could make a nice high-risk, high-reward gamble in DFS games if one of Carolina's top receivers happens to miss a game during the year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

Panthers | Shaq Thompson embracing role

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:43:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson said the move to full-time linebacker has been going well. Thompson has only played SAM and WILL linebacker so far, but he has had discussion with the coaching staff about playing a hybrid role in nickel packages because of his experience at safety.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's weight gain overblown

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:50:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's reported weight gain this offseason is being overblown, according to general manager Dave Gettleman. Gettleman expects Benjamin to be ready to go for training camp next month. A team source said Benjamin, who played at 245 pounds as a rookie last year, showed up to workouts in April nine pounds overweight. "It really is much ado about nothing. Right now he's only five pounds off his playing weight. That's it," Gettleman said after the team wrapped up their three-day minicamp. Benjamin has had weight problems before, as he took a redshirt year in college after being 20 pounds overweight. He had 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014, but he missed 10 of 14 practices during organized team activities and minicamp with injuries to both his hamstrings.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries to his legs already in offseason workouts and reports of weight gain aren't what you want to hear from an impressive rookie looking to improve in his second season. However, it's still early in the offseason, and Benjamin should be viewed as a strong WR2 in fantasy leagues heading into draft season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Brenton Bersin could make team

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:05:42 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin made several good plays during offseason workouts and has a chance to make the final roster. "Bersin has done a great job for us," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's one of the guys that is very consistent. I like what he brings to the table, a very smart, heady football player who can play all three of our positions for us."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - David Newton

Panthers | Cam Newton to be turned loose

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:48:29 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton won't run less in 2015 because of the contract extension he received, general manager Dave Gettleman said. "He's got to be Cam," Gettleman said. "You don't hold back a thoroughbred, you don't."

Fantasy Tip: Newton is healthy heading in 2015, and with the Panthers surrounding him with big targets in the passing game, he should easily provide QB1 value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Dan Hanzus

Panthers | Cam Newton works on footwork

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:14:36 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has better footwork and decision making in what head coach Ron Rivera called the best he has seen from Newton in practice this week. "I think it's all part of his growth," said Rivera. "Again, he's a young man. He came into this league after playing only one year of major-college football. I think it's been good for him. I think his development is really headed in the right direction and again the big plus is we've had him (healthy) for all the OTAs (organized team activities) and minicamp this year."

Fantasy Tip: Newton is a midrange QB1 that could approach the fringe of the elite tier with many of those starting to age. Even if he's burned you before, he's worth the shot as he enters this season healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Jonathan Jones

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin reported overweight

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:59:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) showed up 8 or 9 pounds overweight, and head coach Ron Rivera believes Benjamin's hamstring injury could be a result of that. "It could be as simple as weight," Rivera said in an attempt to explain why Benjamin suffered another hamstring injury just as he returned from one. "He did come in a little heavy and he had to work himself into shape. Or diet or something. We're going to take a look at it and make sure it's not a chronic issue with him. He's too good a football player to have on the sideline."

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is a very good WR2, but showing up overweight and two hamstring injuries give us some pause. Monitor his progress in training camp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Jonathan Jones

Panthers | Tyronne Green out for season

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:43:56 -0700

Carolina Panthers OG Tyronne Green (Achilles') is out for the year with a torn Achilles' tendon he suffered Tuesday, June 16.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Stephen Hill impresses coach

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:24:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Stephen Hill has been one of the standout performers during offseason workouts, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Hill likely will compete for a roster spot during training camp but is off to a solid start with his offseason performance. Hill could be involved in the passing game if he makes the team but should not be an option in drafts this season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin misses practice

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:10:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, June 17, because of a hamstring injury. It is not the same hamstring he injured earlier this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin does not need to push himself this offseason, so he probably will not be back on the field until training camp. Benjamin likely will be the top receiver for Carolina this season and could be a middle-round pick in most drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Thomas Davis extended

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:53:33 -0700

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis received a two-year contract extension Monday, June 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Caplan

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin readying for grind

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:14:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is working on ways to take care of his body better this offseason in order to handle the grind of a 16-game schedule. He is also working on running better routes.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers added Devin Funchess in the draft and Ted Ginn Jr. in free agency to bolster the receiving corps. If either of those two can step up their game, it will be harder for teams to double team Benjamin therefore freeing him up for more production. Fantasy owners in standard leagues will want to start looking K.B.ís way in the middle of Round 3.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - David Newton

Panthers | Confident in Cameron Artis-Payne

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:07:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne can carry the load in the event of an injury to RB Jonathan Stewart, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: The head coach is confident in CAPís ability, but the rookie is behind Jonathan Stewart and nothing is likely to change that outside of an injury. For now the former Auburn tailback is worth a speculative pick in the later rounds on draft day.

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Addison Mario DL
Alecxih Chas DL
Alexander Frank DL
Anderson Derek QB
Artis-Payne Cameron RB
Ball Marcus SS
Benjamin Kelvin WR
Benwikere Bene CB
Bersin Brenton WR
Boston Tre SS
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Cox Rakim DE
Davis Thomas LB
Dickson Ed TE
Ealy Kony DL
Edwards Dwan DL
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Funchess Devin WR
Gano Graham PK
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Ginn Jr. Ted WR
Glanton Adarius LB
Green Tyronne OG
Hall Alex LB
Harper Roman SS
Henry Ricky OG
Hill Stephen WR
Horton Wes DL
Houston Chris CB
Jacobs Ben LB
Jansen J.J. OL
Jean-Pierre Bryan DL
Johnson Charles DL
Johnson Oscar OG
Jones Colin FS
Kalil Ryan C
Klein A.J. LB
Kontodiakos Pete P
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Lester Robert SS
Lotulelei Star DL
Love Kyle DL
Lucas Marcus WR
Martin Jonathan OT
Matthews Kevin OL
Mayo David LB
McCray Jordan OG
Morales Anthony LB
Morgan Tyler LS
Nakamura Haruki SS
Newton Cam QB
Ngezwu Louis DE
Norman Josh CB
Nortman Brad P
Norwell Andrew OG
Oher Michael OT
Olsen Greg TE
Peterson Jesse OT
Pilares Kealoha WR
Presley De'Andre CB
Reaves Darrin RB
Reddick Kevin LB
Regis Micanor DL
Remmers Mike OT
Roh Craig DL
Scott Chris OG
Short Kawann DL
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Simonson Scott TE
Stewart Jonathan RB
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Tillman Charles CB
Todman Jordan RB
Tolbert Mike FB
Trusnik Jason LB
Turner Trai OG
Wallace Martin OT
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Webb Joe QB
Wegher Brandon RB
White Melvin CB
Whittaker Fozzy RB
Williams Brandon D. TE
Williams Daryl OT
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Williams Teddy CB
Young Louis CB

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DeHaven Bruce AC
Dorsey Ken AC
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Hoener Pete AC
Holcomb Al AC
Kenn Joe AC
Levine Tony AC
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Rivera Ron HC
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