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Panthers mailbag: Trading out of 1st round?

A recap of the past week for the Carolina Panthers:

  • The team exercised the fifth-year option on Cam Newton, locking up the franchise quarterback contractually through the 2015 season while he was bumping middle school kids with Hoola Hoops.

  • Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, revealed he needs a shelf for all of the trophies he's collected.

  • Center Ryan Kalil was invited to the team's media room for an interview for the first time in his seven-year, four-Pro Bowl career.

  • Newton introduced this Newton to a new word. Apparently, turnt means excited if you missed my Friday post.

But questions remain about the reigning NFC South champions with less than two weeks before the draft, and I'm here to answer them. Let's get straight to my Saturday mailbag: