Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th126.6 (11th)190.2 (27th)
Defense4th86.9 (3rd)214.3 (8th)
2014 Draft
128Kelvin BenjaminWRFSU
260Kony EalyDEMIZZOU
392Trai TurnerOGLSU
4128Tre BostonSSUNC
5148Bene BenwikereCBSJST
6204Tyler GaffneyRBSTNFRD


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Kelvin Benjamin showing quick improvement
by Larry Hartstein |

Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who suffered a bone bruise in his knee Sunday, said he woke up Tuesday feeling like a new man, reports the team's website. He'll wait for the OK from trainers but expects to resume practicing soon.

Benjamin reiterated that he'll play in preseason games.

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Tre Boston ready to practice
by Larry Hartstein |

The Panthers activated rookie safety Tre Boston (sports hernia) from the PUP list. A fourth-round pick, Boston made 94 tackles and five interceptions last year with North Carolina.

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Charles Godfrey slow to adjust to new position
by R.J. White |

Panthers cornerback Charles Godfrey has been slow to adjust to his new position in his transition from safety, reports.

Godfrey, who is returning from a torn Achilles, has what coach Ron Rivera calls "dirty eyes," peeking into the backfield during plays and getting beat deep. He has an uphill battle ahead if he wants to win a starting job before the beginning of the season.

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Patriots foil Panthers' plan, claim Tyler Gaffney
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from the Panthers after Carolina "tried to sneak him through waivers and into IR," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gaffney tore his lateral meniscus Friday and is out for the season.

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Travelle Wharton calls it quits
by Larry Hartstein |

Guard Travelle Wharton, who spent nine of his 10 seasons with the Panthers, is retiring. Wharton, 33, started 12 games for Carolina last year and 111 overall.

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