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  Panthers | Daewood Davis financials    Fri Jun 21, 01:33 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Daewood Davis (UFL) signed a one-year contract worth $795,000 with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Panthers | Bryce Young more comfortable in Year 2    Fri Jun 21, 12:13 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young is getting more comfortable entering his second NFL season, according to WR Adam Thielen. ''You can tell, Bryce's demeanor in the building -- he's just more comfortable, right? And you don't realize it when you start getting to be a veteran guy, just because you forget about those times,' said Thielen.

Footballguys view: Young should experience some growth under new head Dave Canales, who helped revive Baker Mayfield and Geno Smith's careers at his last two stops. Whether that will make him fantasy relevant outside of superflex leagues is yet to be seen. He's on the fringe of draftable in 1QB leagues.

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  Panthers | Adoree' Jackson could be option    Thu Jun 20, 08:39 PM

Free-agent CB Adoree' Jackson (Giants) could be an option for the Carolina Panthers if they are looking to sign another cornerback, in the opinion of The Charlotte Observer's Mike Kaye.

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  Panthers | Panthers interested in UFL standout    Wed Jun 19, 01:25 PM

Free-agent DE Breeland Speaks (UFL) is drawing interest from the Carolina Panthers, per source on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Panthers | Daewood Davis inks deal with Carolina    Tue Jun 18, 04:32 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Daewood Davis (UFL) signed an undisclosed contract with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Panthers | Rookie WR Xavier Legette Set To Be Immediate Starter    Mon Jun 17, 04:59 PM

Despite being slowed by a hamstring injury, Xavier Legette will be a starter right away. "That combination of size, speed, how explosive he is, the way he comes out of routes, it's definitely something that I gotta get used to,'' quarterback Bryce Young said. "We're working on getting that timing down, but I'm super excited."

Footballguys view: As ESPN.com's David Newton reminded readers, Carolina traded into the first round to get the 6-foot-3 Xavier Legette because he reminded the team of the big receivers (Mike Evans, DK Metcalf) that played significant roles in head coach Dave Canales' offenses in the past. They also wanted a receiver who could create separation and get open deep. While fantasy managers are unlikely to invest in the Panthers beyond the front-line pieces, Young making good on optimistic reports about his progress could lead to interest in ancillary pieces with upside like Legette. We'll watch for more.

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  Panthers | Bryce Young poised for success?    Sun Jun 16, 09:16 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young is positioned to 'take a big jump' in his second season, according to QB Andy Dalton. 'We're going to see Bryce do things he didn't do last year just because of the experience,' Dalton said. 'We're already seeing it right now.''

Footballguys view: Given the considerable investment to land Young, getting the QB on track has been a primary objective. Incoming coach Dave Canales is coming off a 2023 season in which he helped turn Baker Mayfield's career around in Tampa Bay. The offensive line, a problem last year, was upgraded via free agency. They also traded for Steelers wideout Diontae Johnson to bolster a receiving corps led by Adam Thielen. Still, improvement is likely to be incremental. So it's worth remembering he completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,877 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading the team to a 2-14 record (in his 16 starts). Keep your expectations in check.

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  Panthers | Diontae Johnson open to extension    Fri Jun 14, 12:11 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Diontae Johnson is entering the final year of his contract but said he is open to signing an extension with the team.

Footballguys view: Johnson might leave some money on the table if he doesn't let the free agency market set his price in an ever-rising wide receiver salary explosion, but the small trade compensation the Steelers got for him could indicate a lack of interest in him around the league. He has a chance to change that with a good season. The Panthers will tell us what they think of how things are going with Johnson by their action or lack thereof to explore an extension before or during the season.

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  Panthers | Jonathon Brooks up in the air for camp    Thu Jun 13, 12:39 AM

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathon Brooks (knee) may not be ready for the start of training camp, head coach Dave Canales revealed on Wednesday, June 12.

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  Panthers | Shaq Thompson ready to roll    Wed Jun 12, 09:17 PM

Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) said he feels 'amazing' after recovering from ankle surgery.

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  Panthers | Shaq Thompson had surgery    Wed Jun 12, 06:16 PM

Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson (groin) said he underwent groin surgery after the 2023 season.

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  Panthers | D.J. Wonnum to be eased into practice    Wed Jun 12, 06:05 PM

Carolina Panthers LB D.J. Wonnum (quadriceps) still needs to make some progress in his recovery and likely will be eased into practice once training camp starts, according to head coach Dave Canales.

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  Panthers | Xavier Legette sitting out    Tue Jun 11, 05:22 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Xavier Legette is not participating in practices this week because of his hamstring injury but should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Dave Canales.

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  Panthers | DJ Johnson out until training camp    Tue Jun 11, 02:58 PM

Carolina Panthers LB DJ X. Johnson (calf) was carted off the field with a calf injury on Tuesday, June 11, and will not participate in the remainder of mandatory minicamp. However, head coach Dave Canales expects Johnson to recover fully by training camp.

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  Panthers | Team playing it safe with Miles Sanders    Tue Jun 11, 02:00 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Miles Sanders (heel) has been working on the side during offseason workouts and not practice with the team due to a heel injury, according to head coach Dave Canales. Per Canales, the team is being cautious with the running back.

Footballguys view: With incoming rookie Jonathon Brooks and Chuba Hubbard ahead of him, Cody Benjamin of CBSSports recently listed Sanders among his top post-June 1 cut and trade candidates. Even with new coach Dave Canales angling for a stronger run game, releasing Sanders would save the Panthers an instant $200,000. Avoiding possible complications in advance of any potential roster move makes sense.

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  Panthers | Hakeem Butler expected to work out    Mon Jun 10, 05:14 PM

Free-agent WR Hakeem Butler (Steelers) is expected to work out for the Carolina Panthers in the near future, according to a source.

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  Panthers | Daewood Davis likely on his way to Carolina    Thu Jun 6, 04:02 PM

Free-agent WR Daewood Davis (UFL) is expected to sign an undisclosed contract with the Carolina Panthers in the near future, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins signed Davis as a UDFA out of Western Kentucky last year. He didn't make the final roster, but he did make it to the UFL's Memphis Showboats. Davis was named to the All-UFL team, and he had 41 receptions for 446 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Now, Davis gets a chance on a team with a lot less talent at the wide receiver position than the Dolphins had.

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  Panthers | Ilm Manning receives injury settlement    Wed Jun 5, 07:17 PM

Carolina Panthers OG Ilm Manning (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, June 5, after the two sides reach an injury settlement.

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  Panthers | Setback for D.J. Wonnum    Tue Jun 4, 05:14 PM

Carolina Panthers LB D.J. Wonnum (quadriceps) has been dealing with some complications from his quadriceps surgery this offseason, according to head coach Dave Canales.

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  Panthers | Miles Sanders not ready to practice    Tue Jun 4, 05:13 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Miles Sanders (undisclosed) has been dealing with an undisclosed injury for the past few weeks and is still not ready to practice at this point. He has been working on the side during offseason workouts.

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  Panthers | Xavier Legette still dealing with ailment    Tue Jun 4, 12:16 PM

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers WR Xavier Legette (hamstring) is still dealing with a hamstring issue Tuesday, June 4.

Footballguys view: In need of an outside threat for Bryce Young, Legette is an explosive, yards-after-catch threat that can turn shorter routes into more significant gains. As ESPN's Jordan Reid suggests, Legette could assume the Chris Godwin role in Dave Canales' offense. With a front-line job in the works, a cautious approach now makes sense.

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  Panthers | Xavier Legette tweaks hammy    Wed May 29, 01:48 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Xavier Legette (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring at practice on Tuesday, May 28, and is not practicing on Wednesday, May 29, as a precaution.

Footballguys view: Legette has a size/speed combination that we love. The Panthers moved into the end of the first round to secure his services, and now he's going to take some time to recover. We're not concerned about this hamstring injury unless it lingers into training camp. Stay tuned.

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  Panthers | No timetable for Amare Barno    Mon May 20, 08:37 PM

Carolina Panthers DE Amare Barno (knee) is making good progress from his anterior cruciate ligament injury but does not have a timetable for his return, according to head coach Dave Canales.

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  Panthers | Carolina adds Junior Aho    Mon May 20, 06:01 PM

Free-agent DE Junior Aho (Vikings) signed with the Carolina Panthers Monday, May 20. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Terrace Marshall on roster bubble    Sun May 19, 11:48 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Terrace Marshall Jr. appears to be in jeopardy of not making the team's roster after struggling to adjust to the pro level, according to Joseph Person of The Athletic. He had requested a trade last year due to limited playing time but there appeared to be little interest in his services from other teams.

Footballguys view: There is no doubt about this. Marshall has always had physical talent, but the former second-round pick (2021) has never played up to his potential. When the Panthers selected Xavier Legette in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft, guys like Marshall got pushed down the depth chart. A fresh start for Marshall might be best.

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  Panthers | Spencer Brown off IR    Wed May 15, 04:40 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Spencer Z. Brown (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, May 15, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Panthers | Darius Hodges released    Tue May 14, 12:43 AM

Carolina Panthers DE Darius Hodges was released on Monday, May 13.

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  Panthers | Three moved to injured reserve    Mon May 13, 07:18 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Spencer Z. Brown (undisclosed), OG Ilm Manning (undisclosed) and DE Raequan Williams (undisclosed) were moved to the Reserve/Injured list Monday, May 13, after clearing waivers.

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  Panthers | T.J. Smith signed    Mon May 13, 04:58 PM

Free-agent DT T.J. Smith (Vikings) signed with the Carolina Panthers Monday, May 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Cam Gill to Carolina    Mon May 13, 03:56 PM

Free-agent LB Cam Gill (Buccaneers) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to sources Monday, May 13.

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  Panthers | Ja'Tavion Sanders has big goals    Sun May 12, 09:34 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Ja'Tavion Sanders said he wants to be 'the new face of the offense,' and head coach Dave Canales believes Sanders brings versatility to the offense. 'He's a guy, you can move around a little bit more, maybe play him in the slot a little bit,' Canales said.

Footballguys view: Sanders' 99 career catches in three seasons at Texas ranks first all-time among Longhorn tight ends. Carolina's tight end room now has Tommy Tremble, Ian Thomas, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Matthews, and Sanders. Sanders will have ample opportunity to impress Canales and the rest of the team during organized team activities later this month and mandatory minicamp in June. None of this makes him draft-worthy for our purposes, but fantasy managers looking for potential streaming options should keep an eye out.

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  Panthers | Carolina waives two    Sat May 11, 09:11 PM

The Carolina Panthers S Deshawn Gaddie and TE Kevin Foelsch Saturday, May 11.

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  Panthers | Carolina removes six from roster    Fri May 10, 05:13 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Spencer Z. Brown, TE Chris Pierce, WR Jalen Camp, C Ilm Manning, DT Raequan Williams and CB AJ Parker were released Friday, May 10.

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  Panthers | Tarik Cohen released    Fri May 10, 10:50 AM

Carolina Panthers RB Tarik Cohen was released Friday, May 10.

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  Panthers | Six rookies sign contracts    Thu May 9, 07:48 PM

Carolina Panthers second-round draft choice RB Jonathon Brooks, third-round draft choice LB Trevin Wallace, fourth-round draft choice TE Ja'Tavion Sanders, CB Chau Smith-Wade, sixth-round draft choice DT Jaden Crumedy and seventh-round draft choice LB Michael Barrett signed four-year contracts with the Panthers Thursday, May 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Xavier Legette under contract    Thu May 9, 07:47 PM

Carolina Panthers first-round draft choice WR Xavier Legette signed a four-year contract with the Panthers Thursday, May 9. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Carolina, Stephon Gilmore not close    Mon May 6, 07:13 PM

Free-agent CB Stephon Gilmore (Cowboys) has not made any progress in contract talks with the Carolina Panthers, according to The Athletic's Joseph Person.

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  Panthers | Rashaad Penny agreed to terms    Mon May 6, 04:45 PM

Free-agent RB Rashaad Penny (Eagles) officially agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers Monday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Rashaad Penny heading to Carolina    Mon May 6, 12:05 PM

Free-agent RB Rashaad Penny (Eagles) plans to sign with the Carolina Panthers following rookie minicamp, according to sources Monday, May 6. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2018, Penny has flashed his big-play ability but has never produced consistently over time. His best season as a pro came in 2021 when he had 119 carries for 749 yards and six touchdowns. Penny signed with the Eagles last offseason. He finished 2023 with 11 carries for 33 yards. In Carolina, Penny will reunite with Panthers head coach Dave Canales, who was on the Seahawks' offensive staff for all five of Penny's seasons in Seattle. The team selected Jonathan Brooks, widely viewed as the top back in this year's draft, in the second round. Brooks is coming off a torn ACL suffered last November. The newcomers will join a group of holdovers led by Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders.

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  Panthers | Trio of UDFAs joining Carolina    Sun Apr 28, 02:52 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Jaden Shirden (Monmouth), WR Devin Carter (West Virginia) and TE Kevin Foelsch (New Haven) agreed to undisclosed contracts with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, April 28.

Footballguys view: Shirden is an interesting player to monitor in crazy deep dynasty formats. He was impressive to our very own Cecil Lammey during the week of practice for the East-West Shrine Bowl earlier this year. Shirden has the quickness and speed to be effective in space.

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  Panthers | Sam Pinckney agrees to terms    Sun Apr 28, 11:24 AM

Undrafted free-agent WR Sam Pinckney (Coastal Carolina) has agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Carolina lands Sam Pinckney     Sat Apr 27, 09:51 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Sam Pinckney (Coastal Carolina) agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, April 27, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Panthers | Jalen Coker signing with Carolina    Sat Apr 27, 09:47 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Jalen Coker (Holy Cross) agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, April 27, according to a source. The deal reportedly includes a $25,000 signing bonus and a $225,000 salary guarantee.

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  Panthers | Devin Carter signing with CAR    Sat Apr 27, 08:22 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Devin Carter (West Virginia) agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, April 27, per source.

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  Panthers | Jack Plummer agrees with Panthers    Sat Apr 27, 08:14 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Jack Plummer (Louisville) agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, April 27, per source.

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  Panthers | Carolina adds Ja'Tavion Sanders    Sat Apr 27, 12:10 PM

Texas TE Ja'Tavion Sanders was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 101st overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Sanders has the size and speed to be a playmaker in the NFL. The Panthers are looking to add more targets for QB Bryce Young. With only Tommy Tremble on the depth chart in front of him, Sanders could be starting sooner rather than later. All fantasy GMs should take note.

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  Panthers | Carolina selects Jonathon Brooks    Fri Apr 26, 08:13 PM

Texas RB Jonathon Brooks was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 46th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Panthers | Jaycee Horn locked in with Carolina for another year    Fri Apr 26, 01:51 PM

Carolina Panthers CB Jaycee Horn had his fifth-year team option exercised on Friday, April 26.

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  Panthers | Carolina adds a weapon for Bryce Young    Thu Apr 25, 11:35 PM

South Carolina WR Xavier Legette was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 32nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Panthers | Carolina expects to lean on Diontae Johnson    Tue Apr 23, 01:44 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Diontae Johnson informed reporters on Tuesday, April 23, that head coach Dave Canales told him shortly after his trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers that he would play 'X' (split end) and be the first read on the majority of passing plays in 2024.

Footballguys view: Yahoo's Matt Harmon, also the creator of the Reception Perception method for assessing the receiver position, reminds us that Carolina's wideouts could not get open last season. Harmon also notes that is Johnson's specialty. Johnson, who finished last year as WR45, currently resides at WR41 on the Footballguys 2024 Draft Rankings. He is going in that same spot in best-ball drafts at Underdog and BestBall 10s.

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