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May 22, 2006

Jenkins happy about DL additions

   As you read in The Observer last week, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins had a lot to say as he discussed coming back from his second major injury in two years. Jenkins talked for more than an hour and space limitations prohibited fitting anywhere close to the entire interview in the newspaper.

   But some of the other things Jenkins had to say were interesting.

   Although some may look at the arrival of free agents Maake Kemoeatu and Damione Lewis and surmise the Panthers aren’t convinced the two-time All-Pro can stay healthy and be the player he was before the injury, Jenkins is excited about the moves.

   “Kemo’s like my size or bigger and that’s ridiculous,’’ Jenkins said. “That man’s head is huge. They had to order a special helmet for him. That’s going to be somebody that’s hard to move on the run and I’m excited about that. Damione is quick and agile and he’s going to be great on third downs.’’

   Jenkins said he believes the defensive line can be the best in the league. But the moves will impact more than the line. Jenkins said the added beef in the middle of the line could make Dan Morgan the most productive middle linebacker in the NFL.

   “Dan saw Kemo standing next to me and he said, 'I love you guys,' ’’ Jenkins said. “Dan knows he’s not going to be touched. He’s going to be able to run around and do his thing.’’

Posted by Observer Sports on May 22, 2006 at 01:18 PM | Permalink


Man I just love the thought of that. Thanks for the visuals.

Posted by: Nick | May 22, 2006 4:07:17 PM

This year has the making of a Panthers fan fantasy!

Posted by: Mountain Cat | May 22, 2006 6:37:40 PM

19-0 baby!!!! You heard it here first....

Posted by: vuduchild | May 25, 2006 8:49:02 PM

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