Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th113.4 (10th)230.3 (21st)
Defense21st91.6 (6th)268.2 (29th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/15/17DLStar LotuleleiShoulderQUESTIONABLELotulelei was limited in minicamp as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Lotulelei's shoulder injury was previously unreported and isn't thought to be very serious. It's anticipated that the starting defensive lineman will return in full when training camp rolls around.

(Updated 06/15/2017)
06/05/17DBJames BradberryWristQUESTIONABLEBradberry (wrist) participated in Wednesday's practice with a cast protecting his recently fractured wrist, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Bradberry fractured his left wrist during last Monday's OTA session, but he's already back on the practice field playing through the issue. This foreshadows his eventual availability for training camp later in the offseason.

(Updated 06/14/2017)
06/04/17WRBrenton BersinAnkleQUESTIONABLEBersin will miss the rest of the offseason program after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. "He had a spur removed from his ankle," head trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "We felt like this was the best time to do it. He'll miss minicamp, but he'll be fine and ready to go for training camp."

As OTAs proceeded, it was apparent that Bersin was dealing with discomfort in his left ankle, and the procedure was ordered up to make sure he'd be ready by the time training camp kicks off. A wide receiver in name, he fits in the majority of his snaps on special teams, where 113 of his 176 overall snaps were earned in 2016. If he's able to fend off the likes of Damiere Byrd and Keyarris Garrett during the preseason, Bersin would be in line for a similar role in the fall.

(Updated 06/04/2017)
05/25/17LBLuke KuechlyBackQUESTIONABLEKuechly was held out of team drills Wednesday due to tightness in his lower back, David Newton of reports.

Kuechly sat out Wednesday merely as a precaution, so this injury shouldn't be anything that inhibits him by the time training camp arrives. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if Keuchly was back on the field in the next day or so.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
03/21/17DLCharles JohnsonBackQUESTIONABLEJohnson (back) has been a limited participant during the Panthers' OTAs this week, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.

Johnson, who underwent a procedure to repair a herniated disc earlier in the offseason, is on pace for a full return at training camp. The 30-year-old doesn't have much to prove in Carolina, so the team can gradually ease him back into action if need be.

(Updated 05/25/2017)
03/21/17QBCam NewtonShoulderQUESTIONABLENewton (shoulder) is not expected to throw during this week's minicamp, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

Newton was originally expected to begin throwing at the Panthers' mandatory minicamp this week, but the team appears to be playing it safe with their quarterback's rehab process. Newton, who underwent surgery in late March to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, will likely stick to individual work on the side during minicamp. He remains on track for a return at the start of training camp in late July, but backup Derek Anderson will work with the first team in practice this week.

(Updated 06/14/2017)
01/25/17DBTre BostonKneeQUESTIONABLEBoston (knee) signed with the Chargers on Friday.

Boston joins Los Angeles after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Panthers. The 24-year-old started 10 games for them last season, registering a career-best 53 tackles and two interceptions. However, after suffering a knee injury late in the year, Boston ended the campaign on injured reserve. As a result, he'll have to prove both his health and ability in order to stick with the Chargers.

(Updated 05/12/2017)
01/25/17DLRyan DelaireKneeQUESTIONABLEDelaire (knee) may not be ready for the start of training camp, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Delaire's 2016 campaign was shortened due to a knee injury, which appears to still be an issue at this stage in the offseason. He'll be competing for a depth spot at defensive end upon his eventual return to the practice field.

(Updated 06/15/2017)
01/25/17DBZack SanchezGroinQUESTIONABLESanchez (groin) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Joe Person of the Charolotte Observer reports.

Sanchez, a fifth-rounder out of Oklahoma, was promoted to the active roster in early October and appeared in five games for the Panthers this season. He'll finish his rookie campaign with nine tackles but no other defensive statistics.

(Updated 11/25/2016)

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