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Panthers' non-QB MVP: Luke Kuechly

Though Carolina went 3-0 without Kuechly last season, David Newton suggests the linebacker might be even more important to the Panthers than Cam Newton. Non-QB MVPs

Should Greg Olsen go early in your draft? (1:13)
What's keeping Ted Ginn Jr. from being 'one of the greatest players of all time?' (1:16)
Why Kelvin Benjamin should inspire confidence (1:27)
Has Cam Newton reached his potential yet? (1:37)
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#NFLRank audit: Cam Newton over Big Ben?

Mike Sando notes that league insiders, unlike #NFLRank voters, prefer Ben Roethlisberger to Newton. Meanwhile, voting showed the enormous gap between Luke Kuechly and his peers. #NFLRank audit by position (Insider)

Kyle Love wants to take the 'Rivera Way' over the 'Patriots Way' (0:40)
Defensive stars who could be MVPs of their teams (0:59)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the late arrival of DE Kony Ealy and early departure of DE Charles Johnson were to handle personal issues. Regarding Johnson specifically leaving early on a golf cart Rivera indicated it wasn't "a bad thing."

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Two Panthers land in top 10 of #NFLRank

Luke Kuechly moved even higher up the ranks, while Cam Newton used an MVP campaign to jump a whopping 75 spots, most of any player who made last year's list. The question is: Who finished higher? #NFLRank: 25-1

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson left practice in a golf cart. He was riding in the front seat, so it doesn't appear to be related to an injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup tight end Ed Dickson (groin) back at least doing individual drills. DE Kony Ealy finally taped up and working out after arriving late wearing a pair of sandals.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stopped to pick up backup QB Joe Webb and others on his golf cart ride to practice. Center Ryan Kalil seemed quite happy about it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No helmet for Panthers wide receiver Philly Brown, who took a hard hit to his surgically repaired shoulder on Tuesday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles "Peanut" Tillman back for a third straight day to work with the Panthers' secondary. If he keeps this up Ron Rivera will have to put him on the payroll.

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Kuechly, Panthers stand out in Madden 17

Not only did Luke Kuechly join the 99 Club this year, but his awareness (98) is the best of any defensive player. Meanwhile, the Panthers tied for second on offense (91) and first overall (87). Ultimate Madden 17 preview

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated enough times between his college and NFL career that he doesn't really worry about the jinx. Good thing, because the reigning MVP is on one of the four regional covers for SI's 2016 NFL preview, The headline reads: "Feel The Heat: Think One Disastrous Super Bowl Will Cool Down Cam Newton? Think Again."

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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