Brandon LaFell was pleasantly surprised.
Jimmy Clausen was relieved there were no surprises for him.
The Panthers rookies talked a few moments ago about their paths this camp, which have taken different turns.
LaFell said he didn't expect to be running with the starters this soon, but he's also confident he belongs.
"I was real surprised," he said of his promotion for the moment.
The Panthers are still rotating players and looking combinations, but LaFell's been a quick study.
So has Clausen, who has been splitting his work with the twos with Hunter Cantwell. The biggest relief for him, however, has to be that his hair's intact. He laughed when asked if he had a Tim Tebow-haircut under his hat, saying he was happy not to have endured any such hazing.
We'll have more on both of them in tomorrow's papers, and more from practice this afternoon.
— Darin Gantt