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August 16, 2010

Smith activated from PUP

    Slowly but surely, the Panthers are beginning to look whole again. 

    WR Steve Smith was activated from the physically unable to perform list, and ran a few routes during individual drills this morning.

    That's not to say he's going to take any contact soon, as they want to make sure that broken left arm is ready for the regular season opener. Panthers coach John Fox said he wasn't even compelled to play Smith in the preseason, since the goal is to have him in New York on Sept. 12.

    RB Mike Goodson was also back on the field this morning, his first action in nearly two weeks after an ankle sprain.

    RB Deangelo Williams will be returning to camp tomorrow after missing a few days for excused personal reasons.

    Rookie G Ray Histake (neck) was added to the injury list, but the Panthers had 72 players on the field Monday morning, a strong showing for this point in camp.


    -- RB Jonathan Stewart took part in individual drills for the fourth straight practice, which may be the first time since he's been a Panther when that was true.

    -- WR Charly Martin came out to practice without his large, club-like cast on his left hand, but halfway through the morning work, it was back. He's not quite ready to catch passes, and it has to be killing him to not be out there competing for a job.

    -- C Andrew Crummey got through the day cleanly, with no apparent bad snaps. Good for him. He needed a break after yesterday's torture chamber.

    -- The Panthers will go through a lighter practice this afternoon, before getting a break for family day. It's a little late in camp (since they break Wednesday), but guys are always relieved to see their wives and kids down here.

    The practice will be held in Gibbs Stadium again, as recent rains have left their other fields too soggy.

—- Darin Gantt

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Best guess of the 53 man roster

Posted by: rosterman | Aug 16, 2010 11:44:47 AM


Posted by: LordWard | Aug 16, 2010 11:50:53 AM

Kenny Moore makes this squad.

I actually think the Long kicker will be a casualty since his kicks haven't been near as long as Rhys Loyd's. I would just assume have Baker handling kickoffs.

Posted by: DooWayne | Aug 16, 2010 11:52:00 AM

On the fence over Moore. Does not play ST, with with exception of dropping punts in pressure situations. He most likely makes it, but I can't remember this team carry 6 WR?

Posted by: Steven | Aug 16, 2010 11:57:27 AM

I think Eric Moore and Hayden make it over Landri and Carter. There is also potential that Hudson will be swapped for Wilson.

Posted by: Nate | Aug 16, 2010 1:39:13 PM

I'm impressed with any fan who knows the names of more than three of this year's panthers:)

Posted by: superlucchic | Aug 16, 2010 1:52:55 PM

A kickoff specialist needs to get the ball DEEP in the endzone, i.e. no returns, to make the team. It looked like the Panthers were not that much improved in the 1st preseason game and still susceptible to long returns. Hoping they will communicate and gel though.

Posted by: Ron | Aug 16, 2010 1:54:17 PM

i think moore will have a heard time making the squad, but i am cheering for him to make it, but you got smitty, edwards, jarrett and i hear they like gettis too.can moore return kicks or play special teams..just for fyi, i saw cantwell about three weeks ago in the dowd ymca playing pick up basketball and dunking on people with ease and he got mad skillz, i did not know cantwell was that kind of athlete..wow

Posted by: callingitlikeiseeit | Aug 16, 2010 2:16:06 PM

Smitty,Lafell, Jarrett, Moore, Wright, AE......

Posted by: nasty 704 | Aug 16, 2010 2:44:50 PM

The good thing about Martin is that he still has PS eligibility. If he's not 100% healthy by the start of the regular season, he's likely to get through waivers, and then we could bring him up within the first month or so if Jarrett or Moore continue to flop.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 16, 2010 2:46:28 PM

Vaughn has shown he can run. He won't make it past waivers if he is released. If reports in this paper coming out of camp are accurate, then K. Moore is a lock to make the squad.

Posted by: djfoams | Aug 16, 2010 3:15:51 PM

Moore is a solid player and a good, local guy. I think he makes the team if he continues to have a good preseason. LaFell and Smitty are the only 2 "Sure Roster Spots" in my opinion. Wright is our new Hankton in regards to Special Teams. Edwards will continue to improve and lock up PR duties by the end of preseason.

Posted by: AppGrad04 | Aug 16, 2010 3:42:38 PM

D. Jarrett will be going to the Pro Bowl this year with 893 yrds. 9 TD's

Posted by: Todd | Aug 16, 2010 6:14:58 PM

Jarrett is going to be a pro bowl player with 2684 yards 200 catches & 104 touchdowns. Can we stop it with the Jarrett pro bowl now?

I am glad to see all the players coming back, theyre finally going to have a decent size group to evaluate now for the Jets game. Does anyone know how much the first team will play this game? Is it 1 qtr first game, 2 qtrs second, 3 qtrs third, & rest them 4th?

Posted by: MrBernz | Aug 16, 2010 6:30:28 PM

I think Jarrett will have a nice season now that he got someone to throw to him especially lining him up in the red zone.

Posted by: j phillips | Aug 16, 2010 6:33:23 PM

I guess I'll just try to stick to the story line. WELCOME BACK STEVE SMITH!!!!!!

Posted by: Steve Gilmore | Aug 16, 2010 8:51:15 PM


Pretty sure it goes

1st game - 1st quarter
2nd game - 2 quarters
3rd game - 2.5 quarters
4th game - .5 - 1 quarter

All of these may either be a little short or a little over but thats generally how they go. The last game is the shortest amount of work because they want no last minute injuries to starters that they wouldn't have enough time to heal from before the season opener.

Posted by: info | Aug 17, 2010 12:59:57 PM

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