Arnold caught two of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jets. Arnold approached Week 1 with steady praise from his initial practices as a Panther, but the offseason addition didn't make much of an impact in his regular-season debut for Carolina. In fact, backup Ian Thomas finished with more yards than Arnold, picking up 17 on his lone reception Sunday. Following an underwhelming opening performance, it'll be interesting to see whether Arnold gets more involved Week 2 versus the Saints, one of his former teams.
Arnold caught all three of his targets for 25 yards in Friday night's 34-9 preseason win over the Steelers. Arnold's receptions all came from starting quarterback Sam Darnold during the first half, putting a bow on a promising first preseason with the Panthers. The veteran addition is now expected to serve as Carolina's starting tight end and is coming off a career-best campaign last term, making him one to watch going into the Week 1 matchup against the Jets.
Arnold made his Panthers debut but was not targeted on any of his eight snaps in Saturday's 20-3 preseason loss to the Ravens. Arnold sat out Carolina's exhibition opener but got a small taste of the action this weekend. With consistently positive reviews of his performance during training camp, Arnold's stock is on the rise heading into the upcoming campaign, and he'll perhaps get to show his stuff more in Friday's preseason finale versus the Steelers, when coach Matt Rhule hopes to play his starters for about a half.
Arnold did not suit up for the Panthers' first preseason tilt against the Colts on Sunday, ESPN's David Newton reports. Arnold has made some strong impressions during training camp, so much so that he has put himself in a position to start for the Panthers this season. Starters usually get the first week of preseason off, which hints at the team's plans for the fifth-year pro. We should get a first-hand look at the chemistry developing between Sam Darnold and Arnold as the preseason progresses.
Arnold has been one of the standout performers in Panthers training camp, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports. Arnold reportedly has 'caught everything thrown to him' as he rejoins Carolina's offensive coordinator Joe Brady after previously spending time with him in New Orleans. The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder signed with the Panthers this offseason after a career-best campaign with the Cardinals last year, and although his blocking can stand to improve, his familiarity and pass-catching prowess could add an extra dimension to Brady's scheme. Overall, that makes Arnold a worthwhile option to monitor in the buildup to the regular season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||New Orleans Saints||7||2.00|
|7||10/24||@New York Giants||26||12.00|
|9||11/07||New England Patriots||1||0.00|
|11||11/21||Washington Football Team||15||5.00|
|16||12/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||6.00|
|17||01/02||@New Orleans Saints||7||2.00|
|18||01/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||6.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||26||17||238||2||13||14.00||35|