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August 18, 2013

Jon Beason back at practice

For the first time this summer, the Panthers had their starting linebacker corps intact.

Outside linebacker Jon Beason practiced for the first time this preseason Sunday, participating in both individual and team drills during the two-hour, full-pads session at the Panthers' practice fields.

Beason underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee in October, and said recently he might have to manage the pain in the knee throughout the season.

Beason did not speak to reporters after practice. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the three-time Pro Bowler moved around well.

The key will be how Beason's knee responds to his most intense activity since minicamp. Rivera was noncommittal when asked whether Beason would play Thursday at Baltimore.

“We'll see how the week goes,” Rivera said. “We've got to see how he responds (Monday) morning. That's always the big question. Hopefully, it'll be a good response and we can just keep rolling from here.”

In other injury news:

--Defensive end Greg Hardy missed practice with an illness, while DE Charles Johnson left early with cramps in his midsection.

--Running backs Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) and wide receiver Armanti Edwards (hamstring) remained sidelined, although WR Domenik Hixon (hamstring) returned to practice for the first time in two weeks.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on August 18, 2013 at 04:26 PM | Permalink


Gentleman has a bit of fear in this team. Much needed fear! Cut these guys if they can't play. I'm done with projects and next year! Hurney left a mess.

Posted by: RLS | Aug 18, 2013 6:04:12 PM

stewart's feet have been nothing but trouble.

Posted by: big gulps | Aug 19, 2013 9:26:54 AM

I have been saying the Hurney messed this team up for a couple of years to come two years ago. Gettleman has his job cut out for him and he's working on it.

Posted by: vinny_57 | Aug 19, 2013 10:55:18 AM

Hurney was a genius! He is not to blame! Blame Rivera! Ok, my charlottean impression is over now.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Aug 19, 2013 11:48:58 AM


Posted by: 10-4!! | Aug 19, 2013 4:47:54 PM

hurney left a mess. so much so that gettleman had to replace 3 starters out of 22.

so much so that gettleman had to go out and upgrade the wide receiver position by bringing back armanti edwards and david gettis, i mean bringing in domenik hixon and ted ginn. right?

gettleman looks like he's going to be a SOLID gm long term. but right now? he got handed the keys to the car. he didn't do all the work to build it.

7-9 and 7 losses came down to coaching gaffs. that's on rivera not hurney.

Posted by: charlottean | Aug 19, 2013 6:44:23 PM

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