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15-1, 1st in NFC South
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Prediction: Cam will make dab passé

There could be good news and bad news if you aren't a fan of Cam Newton's celebration maneuvers. David Newton sees the NFL's reigning MVP scrapping the dab and replacing it with a new, more kinetic step. 100 NFL predictions

Olsen, Panthers make child's wish come true (0:49)
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Bradberry can fill Norman's shoes

CB James Bradberry will quickly make Carolina fans forget Josh Norman. The rookie out of Samford will win the starting corner spot opposite Bene Benwikere, predicts David Newton. 100 NFL predictions

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Parker Cowherd, 7, is giving his first press conference as a member of the Carolina Panthers thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Benjamin's return good news for Cam

David Newton thinks the return of WR Kelvin Benjamin will propel Cam Newton to even greater heights. A year after winning the MVP while Benjamin was sidelined (ACL), Newton will look to his favorite target early and often. 100 NFL predictions

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Panthers DTs Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short and Paul Soliai were out taking care of personal issues. That gave first-round pick Vernon Butler a lot of first team reaps. Coach Ron Rivera can't wait to see the tape.

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Big money ahead for Short?

David Newton thinks Carolina's Kawann Short will sign a long-term deal this year that makes the 2015 Pro Bowl selection among the five highest paid defensive tackles in the league. 100 NFL predictions

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Seven-year-old Parker Cowherd of the Make-a-Wish Foundation stretches with Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has arrived for OTAs. No visit with the First Lady today but you can check out the story on last week's visit to the White House on ESPN.com.

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Panthers heading out for OTAs.

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Ex-Duke QB Boone out of hospital after crash

Anthony Boone was released from the hospital after having surgeries on his hand and hip as a result of a crash with the Panthers' Shaq Thompson.

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Amini Silatolu is one of best available

The 320-pound guard has a history of injuries and is coming off a torn ACL, so his market has developed slowly. But if healthy, Silatolu could boost a team's running game, John Clayton writes. Best remaining FAs

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How will Panthers use cap surplus?

By rescinding Josh Norman's franchise tag, Carolina opened up plenty of cap space to use elsewhere. Expect extensions for Kawann Short and Ryan Kalil to be high priorities. Upcoming decisions (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin participated in OTAs on Thursday after being excused to handle a personal issue on Tuesday, the team website reported. Kicker Graham Gano and defensive tackle Paul Soliai were back on Wednesday. All 90 players on the roster have not participated in the voluntary portion of Phase 3.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton flew to Washington, D.C., after Tuesday's practice for a shoot with Michelle Obama. The First Lady is going to appear in an episode of Newton's Nickelodeon show "All in With Cam Newton" that debuts on June 3. He also is working with her on a "Partnership for a Healthier America." It was just a quick trip. The league MVP was back in Charlotte for Wednesday's practice.

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Panthers' offseason gets mixed reviews

Dave Gettleman knows what he's doing, but our panel is a bit worried about the team's small draft class and limited additions through free agency. Offseason grades (Insider)

Kuechly: Norman will be missed (0:47)

Team Stats

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

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