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2017 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC South
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7hDavid Newton

Panthers' best acquisition: Christian McCaffrey

The Panthers are essentially getting four players in one with McCaffrey's ability to line up at running back, slot receiver, wide receiver and return punts.

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9hDavid Newton

Source: Panthers' Oher plans on minicamp

Panthers OT Michael Oher, who has yet to be cleared from the concussion protocol, plans to attend mandatory minicamp in June, a source told ESPN.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The most notable missing from the Panthers' first day of voluntary OTAs as players left the field were offensive tackle Michael Oher and running back Christian McCaffrey. No surprise on McCaffrey, who can't join the team until Stanford's school year ends even though he no longer is in school. Oher has been in the concussion protocol since late September and has not been in Charlotte for voluntary conditioning prior to this. Quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) and defensive end Charles Johnson (back) were in attendance after having offseason surgery.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers announced several changes to the scouting department. They are: Mark Koncz is the new director of player personnel. He was previously the team's director of pro scouting, a position he held since 2000. Jeff Morrow is the new director of college scouting. He was named the assistant director of college scouting last year. Matt Allen is the new director of pro personnel. He was previously a pro scout. Don Gregory is now a senior executive scout, working pro and college. He was previously the director of player personnel and also spent 10 years as the director of college scouting. Jonathan Fields is now a pro scouting assistant. He was previously a college scouting assistant. Eli Montague is now an area scout. He was previously a BLESTO scout.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Forty of the top NFL rookies from the 2017 NFL Draft learned about the business of football today at the 23rd annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will continue through Saturday (May 18-20).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Kyle Kragen won't get to experience the summer heat of training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as his father, former Carolina defensive lineman Greg Kragen, once did. The undrafted rookie was waived on Thursday so the Panthers could claim defensive tackle Toby Johnson off waivers from Minnesota. Johnson is 6-foot-4 and 325 pounds. He played in two games with the Vikings last season. He entered the NFL in 2015 with Tennessee as an undrafted rookie out of Georgia.

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7dMatt Bowen

How NFL teams should unleash top rookies

Deshaun Watson and the Texans' coaches should be watching Alex Smith's tape in K.C., while Jamal Adams and the Jets would benefit from studying Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Let's bring you right into the Patriots press conference room as DE Kony Ealy arrives with a smile for his first in-person interview with reporters since being acquired from Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed tight end Desean Smith, a tryout at a recent rookie minicamp. Smith (6-5, 245) caught 19 passes for 346 yards and a touchdown during his college career at LSU. Carolina releases offensive tackle Pearce Slater to make room for Smith.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers will hold joint training camp practices with Tennessee in Nashville on August 16-17 prior to their preseason matchup against the Titans on the 19th in the Music City. Carolina last held joint practices in 2015 when it hosted the Miami Dolphins at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Carolina reports to Wofford for training camp on July 26 and breaks camp on August 13.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans and Panthers have agreed to hold two practices together leading up to their preseason game on August 19 at Nissan Stadium. The practices will take place on August 16th  and 17th at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville. Each practice is scheduled for the morning. "We are excited to be able to get this done after a number of discussions with Coach (Ron) Rivera," Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey said. "These practices certainly will benefit both teams with quality snaps in training camp being so valuable. Facing another team in practice helps you evaluate players in a different environment and improve as a team. It will be a two days of physical play between two competitive teams. I am really looking forward to it."

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9dDavid Newton

How the Panthers' offseason additions stack up

The Panthers drafted seven players and signed six free agents. Christian McCaffrey is positioned to have the biggest impact. How will the others fare?

Patriots open with highest number of win-total odds (2:41)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have hired Dolphins director of player personnel Joe Schoen as their assistant general manager under new GM Brandon Beane. Schoen spent the past 9 seasons with the Dolphins after beginning his career with the Panthers, originally as a ticket office intern in 2000.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards113.410th
Points For23.115th
Points Against25.126th

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