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Panthers sideline Xavier Legette, their first-round receiver, as ‘precaution’ during OTAs

Xavier Legette, who has started his second week of OTAs with the Panthers, suffered an injury that hits a lot of first-year players. It’s why Carolina coach Dave Canales asked the receiver to sit out Wednesday’s practice.

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Pieces to the Puzzle: Chau Smith-Wade

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Now that the Panthers have new pieces for their 2024 puzzle, how do those pieces fit?

With the 2024 NFL Draft behind us, we now have the opportunity to look forward and predict how this draft class will fit into the current regime’s plans. Obviously the coaches and scouts believe these players fit in some form or fashion into at least one of the three phases, but let’s try to look at past trends from this coaching staff and guess what type of...

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Carolina Panthers' offense named one of the most improved of the offseason by the addition of a key player

Improving the offense was the first objective of the offseason for the Carolina Panthers.  After months of work, it has appeared to work, according to Bleacher Report.

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Draft analysts caution against giving up on former Alabama Heisman Trophy winning QB Bryce Young in the NFL

After a rookie season in the NFL that saw him struggle in ways foreign to his play at the Capstone, former Alabama QB Bryce Young has been thrown to the

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Panthers Reacts Results: Tempered expectations are the theme of the year

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Excitement is a thing for other fan bases, at least until this team starts winning again

There has been an undercurrent in every conversation I have had with Carolina Panthers fans this year. Maybe that’s being generous to the team, as it has been the direct subject of half of those conversations: nobody expects much of the Panthers.

That’s not a ‘this year’ expectation so much as it is a ‘until they prove otherwise’ expectation. Six-plus...

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Xavier Legette was given a label that, if he lives up to it, changes the future of the Panthers

As the Carolina Panthers continue to retool, the franchise's wide receiver of the future is Xavier Legette.  The South Carolina product boasts physical attributes that make him someone football purists drool over.

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Dave Canales ‘really pleased’ with Bryce Young at practice

Dave Canales was brought to Carolina with the idea of helping cultivate Bryce Young’s talent, and things are going smooth thus far for the Panthers. Speaking

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Which members of the Panthers 2021 draft class will get contract extensions?

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Five of the Panthers 11 picks still remain with the team. Which ones are most likely to stay after the 2024 season?

In 2021 the Carolina Panthers drafted a slew of players, 11 in all. Those that are still playing for the Panthers are entering their fourth professional seasons, a key one in their careers as it’s the last year of their rookie contracts. It’s also a key season for Carolina’s front office to determine which of these players will earn a second...

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The Scratching Post: 5/27-5/31

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Here’s this week’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

You know the drill.

This is now an open thread!

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Colts, Panthers Linked In Blockbuster Trade

Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders is one of the most popular names on the trade market. A second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina’s former regime spent big on the running back following his 1,200-yard 2022.

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Former Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Implies Team Was Scared To Trade Him Within AFC

The Pittsburgh Steelers faced some challenges with their wide receiver room during the 2023 season. Diontae Johnson and George Pickens were at the center of media attention due to various issues.

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Panthers veteran linebacker labeled a bounce-back candidate for good reason heading into 2024 season

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson has long been one of the most dependable players on the defense.  That changed in 2023.  He fractured his leg in Week 2 of the season.

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Kirk Herbstreit believes Dave Canales will be a ‘great fit’ for Bryce Young

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit believes new Carolina Panthers head coach Dave Canales will be a great fit for Bryce Young as the quarterback goes into Year 2. Canales comes over from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where Baker Mayfield had a resurgent year in 2023.

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Diontae Johnson addresses primary concern Panthers may have had before trading for him

When the Carolina Panthers traded for Diontae Johnson, the team knew he came with baggage.  However, as Carolina moves to make Johnson a primary fixture

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One Panthers veteran makes a prediction that Bryce Young believers are going to love

Much has been discussed regarding the addition of offensive weapons to help second-year quarterback Bryce Young.  It is a fair discussion to have. Young's

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NFL analyst reveals Panthers' biggest remaining offseason priority heading into 2024 season

After making a series of personnel improvements, the lingering question for the Carolina Panthers is the secondary.  However, that isn't a priority NFL.com's Kevin Patra believes that Panthers should focus on moving forward.  Patra recently put together a list of offseason priorities for all 32 teams.

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Panthers safety Xavier Woods earns major props in recent national rankings

Xavier Woods is finally getting some well-deserved respect.  Bleacher Report put together a ranking of each team's "best-kept secret."  On that list was

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Bryce Young’s footwork is next step in development with Panthers

There is plenty for Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young to work on ahead of the 2024 season after he struggled at times last year. ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler appeared on SportsCenter Saturday morning and shared the next steps for the former Alabama star this offseason.

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Jaycee Horn is getting back to his roots in a major way, and the Panthers will be better for it

After another injury-riddled 2023 campaign, Jaycee Horn is changing his approach to preparation.  The Carolina Panthers picked up Horn's fifth-year option, giving the cornerback another shot to live up to his projected first-round talent.  He recently said he still has the talent to be one of the best defensive backs in the league.

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ESPN details improvements for Bryce Young in Panthers’ OTAs

Bryce Young could be a different and better quarterback in 2024 for the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. There’s no doubt Young struggled last season.

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