Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th142.6 (2nd)224.3 (24th)
Defense6th88.4 (4th)234.5 (11th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
07/11/16WRKelvin BenjaminKneePROBABLEThe Panthers cleared Benjamin (knee) for training camp, but he'll be eased into action, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

On Thursday, Benjamin's initial routes at Wofford College will mark his first "full" practice since tearing the ACL in his left knee during an intrasquad practice with the Dolphins last August, according to David Newton of ESPN.com. In his absence, Cam Newton was forced to use all the receiving options at his disposal, and the most productive season of the quarterback's career ensued. Although Benjamin's return will be welcomed by Newton and the rest of the offense, the lessons learned by Newton could result in less attention paid to Benjamin. Nevertheless, in their sole campaign together in 2014, Benjamin rattled off 73 receptions (on 145 targets) for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.

(Updated 07/27/2016)
07/11/16WRCorey BrownShoulderPROBABLEBrown (shoulder) said he intentionally put on 20 pounds during the offseason, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Previously one of the league's smaller players, Brown now checks in at 200 pounds as he prepares for his third professional campaign. Despite undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, he apparently wasn't too limited in workouts, and claims that the added weight hasn't affected his speed. While it sounds like he's healthy and in good shape, Brown may find snaps tougher to come by now that the Panthers have a healthy Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and more-experienced Devin Funchess.

(Updated 07/28/2016)
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 KuechlyShoulderPROBABLEKuechly (shoulder) has been cleared for practice, but head coach Ron Rivera indicated the star middle linebacker will be eased back into action, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Kuechly underwent offseason shoulder surgery to repair a partially-torn labrum suffered Week 17 versus the Bucs. His recovery from which has reportedly been setback-free, and, now cleared for training camp, should be set to patrol the middle of the Panthers vaunted defense come Carolina's Week 1 Super Bowl rematch with Denver.

(Updated 07/27/2016)
 
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