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August 13, 2012

Thomas Davis returns in limited action


The Panthers practiced in full pads for nearly three hours Monday, with the defense getting the upper hand.

Maybe the best news for the defense was the return of outside linebacker Thomas Davis, who was in full pads for the first time since injuring his calf the first week of camp. Davis, trying to come back from three ACL surgeries on his right knee, participated in individual drills but stayed out of the team work.

"A little bit of work for Thomas. It’s good to see him. We’re going to gradually work him into it," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "We still have 3 ½, 4 weeks of the preseason left but it was good to see Thomas back on the football field."

Middle linebacker Jon Beason remains out, but Beason did his first running since pulling his hamstring last week. Like Davis, Beason is coming off season-ending surgery last year after rupturing his Achilles in Week 1.

In other news:

--Cornerback Nate Ness and tight end Nelson Rosario are out with post-concussion symptoms, Rivera said. Ness spent Saturday night in a Charlotte hospital after taking a hit to the head in the exhibition loss to Houston.

--Defensive tackle Andre Neblett was not feeling well and was excused from practice, Rivera said.

--Cornerback Brandon Hogan (knee, quad) remains out, although rookie cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) practiced and had a nice pass breakup against Armanti Edwards on a throw from Cam Newton.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on August 13, 2012 at 06:20 PM | Permalink


Seems like Josh Norman's name keeps coming up, always in a good way. Wonder if they will find a spot for him? Very disappointed that Brandon Hogan looks like an IR fixture. Somebody needs to jump up and grab that other corner spot!

Posted by: Wayne D | Aug 13, 2012 6:42:44 PM

You guys with the ticky tack injuries on the bubble who want a job need to get back to work. Otherwise contact your local Harris Teeter, the world needs grocery baggers too.

Posted by: Man Up | Aug 13, 2012 6:44:14 PM

Can't wait to watch TD back at it...making tackles 10 yards downfield because the deficiencies in the d-lne were never addressed. Stick....meet dead horse!

Posted by: YeahRight | Aug 13, 2012 6:49:36 PM

Go Panthers!!! As fans, we need to show more support and faith at games. That means buy tickets, and don't allow opposing fans to dominate our stadium. When our defense is on the field be LOUD, not just on third downs (be loud every damn down), and for the love of god shut up when our offense is on the field. Don't leave the game early if our team is down, because they might make a comeback and could use our help by making noise. You paid for the ticket, might as well enjoy the entire game. As fans, lets do our part to support the team 100%. GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!

Posted by: PanthersFan | Aug 13, 2012 9:41:18 PM

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Posted by: Blake Abbott | Aug 14, 2012 1:23:16 AM

nfl dumping grounds, you cant be serious?!?

Posted by: AggieBred | Aug 14, 2012 8:19:48 AM

Dumping Ground. Why are you still around. In five years will you still be posting this dumb stuff?

Posted by: Non-hunter | Aug 14, 2012 9:23:21 AM

Beason is doing some light jogging huh? Glad Hurney paid him $20 mil to light jog. Really getting the most out of that contract.

Posted by: Frank | Aug 14, 2012 11:29:56 AM

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