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15-1, 1st in NFC South
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Is there a place for Butler?

Mel Kiper Jr. is going out on a limb and predicting Vernon Butler will make a name for himself as a rookie. The problem: There isn't a clear spot on Carolina's D-line for Butler to slide in and get a bunch of snaps. Impact rookies (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If there you had questions doubt about how well Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, look no further than Wednesday's Pro-Am at the Wells Fargo Championship. Kuechly will caddie for tight end Greg Olsen. Yes, the three-time Pro Bowler will carry Olsen's bag for 18 holes. Fully cleared for that, coach Ron Rivera said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Twenty NFL teams called Duke safety Jeremy Cash after the draft. It came down to the Panthers and Cincinnati. Carolina coach Ron Rivera was thrilled to get him. "That's big for us.," Rivera said. "We look at Jeremy as a young man that can fill a specific niche for us. We play so much nickel package now, to have a guy with his ability, especially up in the box, it could be a beneficial thing for us. There's some things we think he can do for us, whether it's a safety up in the box or a nickel for us. We feel very fortunate to have him on the team.''

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Ron Rivera getting great golf advice from wife (0:18)
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Rivera loves golf's challenges (0:19)
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Immelman to Rivera: "Keep your day job" (0:43)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers officially announce they signed seven undrafted free agents, including two prizes in Duke safety Jeremy Cash and Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett: Andrew Bonnet, FB/TE, North Dakota State Jeremy Cash, S, Duke Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall Jake McGee, TE, Florida Jared Norris, LB, Utah Jenson Stoshak, WR, Florida Atlantic

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera takes a break after s long draft weekend to play in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am. We will see if his long game is better than his short game.

Panthers class leaves questions

As Mel Kiper Jr. notes, you can never have too much of a good thing. The Panthers continued to stockpile on the D-line this draft, but questions remain at O-line and safety. What grade did Kiper give Carolina's draft? NFL draft grades (Insider)

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McShay scouting report: Jeremy Cash

Carolina added one of Todd McShay's top-10 undrafted prospects, Jeremy Cash. McShay breaks down the film on the former Duke safety. Top undrafted prospects (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the seven undrafted free agents the Panthers have signed thus far are two prizes in Duke safety Jeremy Cash and Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett: Andrew Bonnet, FB/TE, North Dakota State Jeremy Cash, S, Duke Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall Jake McGee, TE, Florida Jared Norris, LB, Utah Jenson Stoshak, WR, Florida Atlantic

Panthers' best pick: Vernon Butler

As Carolina's first-round pick, the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle is an exceptional run defender, with explosive upper-body power and the ability to play multiple positions along the defensive line. Todd McShay (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers undrafted free agent signings so far: Andrew Bonnet, FB/TE, North Dakota State Jake McGee, TE, Florida Jared Norris, LB, Utah Jenson Stoshak, WR, Florida Atlantic Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers brought in five cornerbacks for visits and drafted three of them in James Bradford (2), Daryl Worley (3) and Zack Sanchez (5).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says fifth-round pick Zack Sanchez has played nickel and has "nickel feet." Can pencil him in behind Brandon Boykin.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman after selecting there corners: "There were corners that were drafted that weren't on our board. They didn't fit our needs."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman on his draft class that may get criticized: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We know what we need for our team. ... I don't worry about the pundits."

Team Stats

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

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