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15-1, 1st in NFC South
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A pair of Panthers wideouts to watch

Kelvin Benjamin isn't the only Carolina receiver returning from a torn ACL. Stephen Hill -- a 2012 second-rounder from the Jets -- suffered a worse tear last offseason and might be limited to start camp. Injury questions

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed tight end Eric Wallace, a former college basketball and Australian football player who last played the NFL version of football at the age of 14, to a three-year deal. A North Carolina native, Wallace played basketball one year for Ohio State and three years for DePaul. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Wallace told the team website. "Today, the dream came true."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

You know Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is a "Tackling Machine." But did you know he eats bears? Well, not literally. The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year has signed a three-year deal with "Eat the Bear," a sports nutrition-based lifestyle business providing clean and lean supplements to support pure achievement, "Eat the Bear and I share the mantra that some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you. Everyday isn't easy. Every workout isn't easy, but you wake up with this mindset, and it helps you overcome life's challenges," Kuechly said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

What does Panthers quarterback Cam Newton like for breakfast at training camp?Shrimp and grits. Team dietician Jennifer Brunelli reveals this and more on Carolina eating habits in story on ESPN.com.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The 60,000 free tickets the Panthers released for their August 5 FanFest at Bank of America Stadium were grabbed up in a matter of a few hours. That this many want to attend a practice/autograph session shows the excitement from last season's team that reached the Super Bowl hasn't gone away.

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Kawann Short could be top free agent

Short has emerged as one of the NFL's top interior D-linemen, writes John Clayton. If the Panthers don't sign or franchise him, he'd command a $100 million-plus contract. Clayton: Best 2017 free agents (Insider)

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Notable roster moves in NFC South

Notable offseason moves in the NFC South include the Falcons release of Roddy White and the Saints release of Marques Colston.

Panthers should bring more pressure

When Carolina pressured QBs last season, it allowed a league-low 1.8 yards per play, per Football Outsiders. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

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The art of Charles Tillman's 'Peanut Punch'

Charles Tillman made the "Peanut Punch" famous during his 13 NFL seasons. With the cornerback retiring earlier this week, Matt Bowen breaks down how Tillman forced 44 career fumbles.

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Bottomless soda at Panthers' games enhances stadium experience (1:35)
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Jerry Richardson's statue 'wonderful' (2:03)
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Saban: Watson most dominant college QB since Cam (1:23)
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Jalen & Jacoby: Loving and hating the Jerry Richardson tribute statue (1:58)
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Charles Tillman had fumble skills

Tillman announced his retirement on Monday after 13 seasons. The cornerback's signature "Peanut Punch" move has him at the top of a list of DBs in one category dating back to when he entered the league in 2003.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only did Panthers owner Jerry Richardson get a sculpture of him outside of Bank of America Stadium for his 80th birthday on Monday, country pop singer Faith Hill showed up and sang for the team founder. The picture below was included in a Tuesday tweet from Hill, who wrote: "Happy Birthday Mr. Richardson! It was an honor to sing for you last.night."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Sculpture honoring Panthers owner Jerry Richardson on his 80th birthday on Monday is even more impressive in person. Also much deserved for the man who brought the NFL to the Carolinas.

Team Stats

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

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