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August 24, 2009

Panthers returning to practice

After taking Sunday off, the Panthers are back on the practice field today in Charlotte. Two-a-days are over, ending when training camp broke.

Team officials weren't saying anything new about linebacker  Jon Beason's knee injury Sunday following his MRI, deferring to coach John Fox's  post-practice meeting with reporters today.

One of the most intriguing job battles is for punt returning duties. Fumbles have been prevalent throughout the group, which complicates the matter. Rookie Captain Munnerlyn has shown some flash and Ryne Robinson has experience, but perhaps Kenny Moore will get a shot because he's likely the most sure-handed and already seems to have the inside track on being the No. 4 receiver.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on August 24, 2009 at 06:32 AM | Permalink


Keep Moore and Captain, jettison Ryne Robinson and so-far-second-round-bust Sherrod Martin. Solved.

Posted by: Panther Dan | Aug 24, 2009 8:13:38 AM

Anybody who advocates for cutting a second round pick after 2 preseason games and before a regular season game should be banned from ever posting comments. Its like a high school dropout posting medical advice. Clearly has no clue.

Posted by: CW | Aug 24, 2009 8:24:18 AM

ROTFLMFAO!!! nice CW...nice

Posted by: Clay | Aug 24, 2009 9:46:58 AM

panther dan is an idiot. cut our 2nd round pick lol what a dumbass

Posted by: yer | Aug 24, 2009 10:38:36 AM

I would not be surprised to see us keep only 4 receivers. With as mas as we use the tight end and running game. Goodson would do kick returns and Captain would do punt returns. Robinson and Carter would be out of luck. I also feel like we are going to have to cut somewhere to keep our extra kicker and possibly an extra fullback. Anyone have an objection to this theory let me know.

Posted by: cheerman23 | Aug 24, 2009 10:56:41 AM

I really Like Kenny Moore and don't want to see the axe hit him. I agree that Carter and Robinson are pretty much ready to pack their bags. I wish both of them well and feel they have potential to be successful. I don't think it will happen for either here though. I'm still not sold on Jarrett. I've been hoping like most that he comes along but so far...not seeing it.

Posted by: rawjem | Aug 24, 2009 11:03:29 AM

What about goiing into the season w/two tight ends in order to keep Fiametta? I'd hate to see him go and I know he wouldn't be the one Fox got rid of, but I'd trade J King to get a def Tackle. What about u guys? Who would you get rid of that u really wouldn't want to?

Posted by: rawjem | Aug 24, 2009 11:05:20 AM

We might have to cut line backers, we have significant depth there, even though our 2nd-3rd string linebackers could start for almost any team, they have great talent. But that's where I see some possible cuts coming from in order to keep Fiammetta and Lloyd.

Posted by: Cameron | Aug 24, 2009 11:09:21 AM

I love how some Panther fans are so uneducated. Sherrod Martin has only played in 2 PRE-SEASON games in his career, but he is already deemed a bust. Good call...

Posted by: JM | Aug 24, 2009 11:13:40 AM

The Panthers have to make a move for a good Defensive Tackle. One of the Bears starting DT`s went down for the whole season. Giants Jay Alford is going to miss time, so i guess the Giants wont be cutting some talented DT`s. After all, if the Panthers wait for long, there wont be much to get of the waiver wire. This smells like a Trade to me. It better be ...

Posted by: Krueger | Aug 24, 2009 11:25:32 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see a trade by the time the 3rd pre-season game comes around, maybe before, maybe after, but like Krueger said, you can't wait to long.

Posted by: Cameron | Aug 24, 2009 11:33:53 AM

The question is... who or what is your trade bait?

Posted by: rawjem | Aug 24, 2009 11:55:13 AM

Trade bait Nail Diggs for a veteran DT, then let Dan Connor step it up at strong side linebacker.

Posted by: Cameron | Aug 24, 2009 12:11:44 PM

Beason is out for the SEASON....Get Brooks!

Posted by: pjscollegefund | Aug 24, 2009 12:39:00 PM

Steve Reed of Carolina Growl scoops the O's beat writers. Again.

Godfrey has broken hand, Panthers sign FS Kaevisharn
Written by Steve Reed
Monday, August 24, 2009 12:02 pm
CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers signed veteran safety Kevin Kaesviharn on Monday after starting free safety Charles Godfrey needed surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand.
Kaesviharn has played eight season in the NFL, the last two with the New Orleans.
To make room on the roster the Panthers cut wide receiver Jason Carter, the star of last year's training camp.

Posted by: Disgusted | Aug 24, 2009 1:07:50 PM

While it might be premature to cut a second round pick this quickly, Martin has shown zip in quality. He continuously overran plays on Saturday. He still has that deer-in-the-headlights look about him. He likely wouldn't last through waivers to go to the practice squad, so we might have to squander a spot on the roster and leave him inactive for the season to justify the cost.

Posted by: PantherFancier | Aug 24, 2009 1:16:28 PM

I dont think there is a Trade bait in form og a Player. The Panthers seldomly ship Players, but use future Draft Picks to get Players who can help the team (Chris Harris, McCown). Hurney and Fox are not going to change that strategy, i guess. The mere question is: where to look ? We need a big guy upfront, so do we look at a Nose Tackle type of player (3-4 Teams) etc. ?

Posted by: Krueger | Aug 24, 2009 1:50:37 PM

3/4 teams won't be eager to give up a nose tackle...next?

Posted by: rawjem | Aug 24, 2009 4:51:58 PM

I know it's obviously way too late for this but something to consider for next year, why don't we switch to a 3-4 defense? A friend of mine mentioned it a while back while Pep was in limbo and now it seems like an even better idea. With depth at the DT position thin and our front office's skill in selecting quality linebackers, a 3-4 defense just seems to make more sense with our roster. Plus it would keep Pep happy and in town for less than a mil a game.

Posted by: Ian | Aug 24, 2009 5:39:39 PM

The switch to a 3-4 defense wont come. At least not in the Fox era. Our 4-3 alignment can be pretty good, it feeds of the big bodies upfront. if there isnt a massive force like kemo, who can take up 2 blockers, the linebackers have a much harder time. I like what i saw from Marlon Favourite, but i dont see him starting.

That might be true, since its hard to come by those massive forces in the middle, but where else would you go ? I like Bryant from the Giants. But i dont think he is going to get cut.

Posted by: Krueger | Aug 24, 2009 6:48:50 PM

How can you produce when the ball is nowhere near you. I think Jake threw to him once. When Moore did, the ball was going into the stands. We have TE like Barnidge and Rosario who are getting chances too

For the person who mentioned Martin

Martin isnt nowhere to be found because he's a S playing the CB position. He a lil too slow for CB position

This team got people playing out of position. They are really high or something. Godfrey is CB, Martin is a S. They playing each other position. I can easily put more blame on them by saying if Godfrey was playing his real position, he might not have been hurt right now

Minter leaving hurt us for the bad

Posted by: jake the snake | Aug 24, 2009 10:56:13 PM

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