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15-1, 1st in NFC South
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Maybe Cam Newton really is Superman

Has there ever been a more physical quarterback than Cam Newton? Per ESPN Stats & Info, he's already tied Steve Young's Super Bowl-era record for career rushing TDs (43) by a QB, and he's been the league's most-contacted QB in all five of his NFL seasons. Top stats to know

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said he and representatives for defensive tackle Kawann Short remain in talks and as long as they are talking there is a chance to get a long-term deal done.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons veteran safety Charles Godfrey has announced his retirement, the team said. Godfrey played his best days with the Carolina Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said MLB Luke Kuechly (shoulder), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and WR Stephen Hill (knee) looked good in conditioning tests. He also said they will be eased back into full duty as a precaution. He added that cornerback Leonard Johnson (ankle) may open on PUP with Bene' Benwikere.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers will open camp with CB Bene Benwikere on PUP. Still rehabbing fractured ankle from late last season.

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A few Panthers among best to hang 'em up

Our star-studded squad of players who called it quits this offseason includes three former Panthers, all on the defensive side of the ball. All-retirement team

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers officially have signed safety Kurt Coleman to a three-year extension.

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Panthers' offer might come up Short

Kawann Short isn't holding out of training camp, but he's looking for a monster extension, like many that have been handed out to D-linemen of late. But Carolina might not be willing to pay that much. Unhappy with contracts

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has arrived at camp. Says he is ready to go full practice after being limited throughout the offseason. "Can't wait," said Benjamin, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear near the end of last year's camp.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Thomas Davis has a truck load of gear for camp, including a customized painted Panthers fridge (far right corner).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen unofficially signs the first autograph of camp for a kid wearing a "Dab Nation" T-shirt. Olsen tells the kid, "Nice shirt!"

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert said he was glued to ESPN for two weeks watching his alma mater, Coastal Carolina, win the College World Series. Asked whether the Panthers should be favored to win the NFC for the second straight year, he said. "I don't know why we wouldn't be."

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl DT Kawann Short is uncertain whether a long-term deal can be reached before the season. Says he is not worried about it, but likes the new deals of other high profile DTs such as Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox (avg. $17.2 million a year). Here is what Short said when o asked where things stood:

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson says the team put the Super Bowl disappointment behind it at the ceremony when they got their NFC Championship rings. Says he is better prepared to do more this season than his rookie year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

First casualty of training camp as Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein backed into another car. Minor fender bender. Car won't begin camp on PUP.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive tackle Kyle Love arrives at training camp with ATV transportation for the entire defensive line. Also taking up a lot of parking space with this and his truck.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Moving in day for the Panthers at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is underway. Defensive end Larry Webster packed light.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Does this mean I am getting close to Francis Underwood and another episode of "House of Cards?" No, but it does mean I'm getting close to the Panthers training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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