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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)

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is at the NFL owners meeting with a sling on his left arm. He recently underwent shoulder surgery for the second time in three months.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on linebacker Shaq Thompson being cited for crossing the center line after a Sunday morning head-on collision with former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone: "The team stance is there really is no story other than he got cited for crossing the line."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is counting on cornerback Bene' Benwikere being a leader in the secondary this year. Benwikere continues to rehab a broken leg suffered late last year but says he is over the hump in terms of the toughest part. Benwikere can be penciled in as one starter. Rivera says he wants to go into training camp before committing to where the three corners drafted will fit in. Second-round pick James Bradberry started at one corner spot during all of Tuesday's team drills.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not miss Tuesday's session to rehab the knee that sideline him last season. He and several players were at home taking care of personal issues.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson just picks off a Cam Newton pass and takes it to the house.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-round pick James Bradberry has been one of the Panthers' starters at corner in every team drill so far. Robert MCLain was the starter at the other corner in the first two drills, but third-round pick Daryl Worley is getting a shot now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin at Panthers' practice. No big surprise. Benjamin continues to rehab from knee surgery that sidelined him all last season. Coach Ron Rivera said some of those rehabbing would be "very limited" in OTAs.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The estimated damage on the car of Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson from Sunday's head-on collision with former Duke QB Anthony Boone is $35,000, according to the accident report. Boone's car was estimated to have $10,000 in damages. Thompson was not injured. Boone is in the hospital with a broken pelvis and fractured ribs, according to police.

Team Stats

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

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