The Panthers returned to camp Monday morning, and as expected, got a few bodies back. That helps, because last week got a little short in terms of being able to do their work efficiently.
Five guys — RB Tyrell Sutton, TE Jamie Petrowski and D-linemen Nick Hayden, Eric Moore and Hilee Taylor — were back to work, leaving just 11 on the sidelines.
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-- The Panthers made a pair of roster moves to get some more capable offensive linemen in, signing Jason Capizzi and Andrew Crummey. To make room on the roster, they released unimpressive undrafted rookies Kurtis Gregory and Noah Franklin.
"We had a chance to look at those two guys, now we've got two other guys," Panthers coach John Fox said, summing it up.
Capizzi and Crummey have been with a combined 12 NFL teams now, mostly stints in camps and practice squads. The 6-foot-9 Carpizzi (who bears an on-field resemblance to Matt Willig) even played in the UFL, adding yet another sticker to his suitcase.
-- Panthers worked on their four-minute offense for a good chunk of Monday morning. In that segment, they'd try to practice protecting a lead. Sutton, using his Northwestern education, wisely got down inbounds to keep the clock rolling.
-- QB Jimmy Clausen had good moments and bad. He threw a bullet to TE Dante Rosario in the back of the end zone, but also bobbled two snaps in a five-minute span. Without seeing the play twice, it's hard to tell if it was his fault of C Steve Justice, but the result is unacceptable.
-- Always dangerous to read too much into camp depth charts, but they are giving WRs Brandon LaFell and Wallace Wright work with the ones in the place of Dwayne Jarrett and Kenny Moore.
It's the kind of rotation that's common in many spots, and actually points more to how impressed they've been with LaFell and Wright than disappointed in Jarrett or Moore.
-- Much in the same way you can tell they want giant RG Duke Robinson to win a starting job, it's easy to see they want WR Armanti Edwards returning punts.
They're giving him a ton of reps in practice, hoping to get him comfortable enough to trust him during games. We've pretty much seen what Moore and Captain Munnerlyn can do back there, and they think Edwards offers more upside.
-- CB Chris Gamble (knee) was still out of practice. At this point, anyone who's not practicing today you can almost scratch for Thursday's preseason opener at Baltimore.
-- Darin Gantt