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    Beckham's rise to fame coincides with that remarkable one-handed catch during his rookie season
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    The Panthers put 11 men on our All-NFC South team, including arguably the league's best QB
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    The Chicago Bears offensive line just saw it's second retirement this offseason. Saturday afternoon, the club announced that they have placed Nate Chandler on the
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    The Steelers running back was also suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season
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    If Brees doesn't get a new deal before the season, he'll count $30 million against the salary cap
  • QB
    • Cam
    • Newton
    • #1 | Height/Weight: 6-5/245
    AttComYdsTDs
    17310113875
    QB
    • Jay
    • Cutler
    • #6 | Height/Weight: 6-3/220
    AttComYdsTDs
    18710613598

    Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    335.5
    337.8
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    221.8
    206.3
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    113.7
    131.5
    Points Per Game
    17.7
    27.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    31.7
    41.4
    Time of
    Possession
    26:09
    33:06
    Panthers
    Bears

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    366.2
    299.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    245.8
    228.3
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    120.3
    71.0
    Points Per Game
    24.0
    13.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    45.1
    29.2
    Panthers
    Bears
  • Carolina Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16WRKelvin BenjaminKneePROBABLEPanthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Benjamin (knee) to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Now 10 months removed from tearing an ACL, Benjamin has stated on multiple occasions that he expects to be ready for the beginning of camp. He was a limited participant throughout OTAs and minicamp, only taking part in individual drills. Benjamin should be ready to practice with his teammates by late July -- at which point he'll likely step right back in as the No. 1 wide receiver, leading a group that includes Ted Ginn, Devin Funchess and Philly Brown.

    (Updated 06/16/2016)
    07/11/16WRCorey BrownShoulderPROBABLEBrown underwent offseason shoulder surgery, the Charlotte Observe reports.

    Brown tended to shoulder concerns in both 2014 and 2015, with the latter forcing back-to-back absences in Weeks 11 and 12. Otherwise, he picked up some of the slack in a receiving corps without top option Kelvin Benjamin, hauling in 31 passes (on 54 targets) for 447 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season. Brown impressed during the Panthers' playoff run, including a four-catch, 113-yard, one-touchdown performance in the NFC championship game, but his departure from the Super Bowl due to a concussion bogged down an offense that found difficulty making inroads against a staunch Broncos defense. Alas, the return of Benjamin should push Brown back to the slot, where he'll look to improve upon a career 57.8% catch rate.

    (Updated 05/08/2016)
    07/11/16LBThomas DavisArmPROBABLEDavis' broken arm is healing well, ESPN.com reports.

    Davis broke his right forearm during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory, but had surgery the next day and played through the subsequent pain just two weeks later in the Super Bowl. While Davis still has a metal plate in his arm and is unable to lift weights at the moment, he's been progressing well in his recovery, which has seen the pain in his arm subside. Although Davis still has to temper his offseason preparations, it appears he's on track to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.

    (Updated 04/25/2016)
    04/27/16DBBene' BenwikereLegPROBABLEBenwikere (lower leg) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Benwikere suffered a lower leg fracture in December, forcing him to miss the final three games of the regular season. He was most recently seen doing some sled pushing on Thursday during a rehab session, which indicates Benwikere has taken the next step in his recovery. While the PUP list is an option to the start the year if he sees any setbacks, Benwikere doesn't expect to take that route and he should be good to go by the start of training camp at the end up July. He'll look to solidify a starter's role after receiving four straight starts prior to the injury.

    (Updated 06/18/2016)
    04/27/16LBLuke KuechlyShoulderPROBABLEPanthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Kuechly (shoulder) to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Kuechly suffered a partial labrum tear in Week 17 last season, yet still managed to record 29 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two interceptions (both returned for TDs) in three playoff games. He had offseason surgery and was thus limited to team drills during OTAs and minicamp, but his availability for training camp has never been in much question. Still only 25, Kuechly will look to get back north of 150 tackles after a concussion cost him three games last year.

    (Updated 06/16/2016)
    Chicago Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16LBPernell McPheeKneePROBABLEMcPhee (knee) will miss this week's minicamp, and head coach John Fox was noncommittal as to whether McPhee will be ready for training camp in July, reports Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.

    McPhee had arthroscopic surgery on his knee shortly after the 2015 season, and was not expected to be at full speed until training camp, so this isn't shocking news. However, having the outside linebacker at full strength for the regular season will be vital to the Bears' pass rush, as McPhee recorded five sacks in the first seven games of 2015 before being slowed down by the knee injury.

    (Updated 06/14/2016)
    07/11/16DLCornelius WashingtonQuadricepsPROBABLEA quad injury caused the Bears to place defensive lineman Cornelius Washington on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. With an open roster spot, the team re-signed linebacker Sam Acho.
    07/11/16WRMarquess WilsonFootDOUBTFULWilson, who re-fractured his left foot Tuesday, is out indefinitely.

    Per the report, Wilson -- who missed the last five games of the 2015 season after breaking the same foot -- will undergo surgery this coming Monday and is thus a candidate to open the season on the PUP list. With Wilson ailing, look for Eddie Royal, Josh Bellamy and Marc Mariani, as well as Cameron Meredith, Daniel Braverman and Deonte Thompson to jostle for slotting on the Bears' wideout depth chart behind top options Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White.

    (Updated 06/15/2016)
 
 
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