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Camp Confidential: Delhomme, Peppers integral to Panthers rebound

Jake Delhomme is coming off of Tommy John and Julius Peppers a 2.5-sack season. One thing is clear, both players need to bounce back, Pat Yasinskas writes.

Updated: August 18, 2008, 8:22 AM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C., -- First, they fixed Jake Delhomme's elbow. Then, they repaired his offense.

Put those actions together, and it's easy to understand the optimism coming out of the Carolina Panthers training camp. Last season's quarterback carousel has stopped with Delhomme's return from Tommy John surgery. Delhomme's presence alone might be enough to take the Panthers from a 7-9 season back to the playoffs, but coach John Fox and general manager Marty Hurney didn't take anything ...

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