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Cat Scratch Reader Oct 13, 2017
The Scratching Post: Greg Olsen has made a lot of progress and is getting ready for his return

The Scratching Post: Greg Olsen has made a lot of progress and is getting ready for his return

The Panthers’ tight end is making a lot of progress after suffering a broken foot against the Bills in Week 2. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Greg Olsen readying for return | Bryan Strickland, Panthers.com On injured reserve for the first time in his career, the Pro Bowl tight end hasn't enjoyed his new vantage point, but he's certainly enjoyed what he's seen on television the last couple of weeks on the heels of a slow start for the offense. ... "Guys are doing a hell of a job. We've just got...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 11, 2017
Panthers Film Room: How Detroit’s commitment to stop the run led to Ed Dickson’s Career Day

Panthers Film Room: How Detroit’s commitment to stop the run led to Ed Dickson’s Career Day

Dickson’s career performance on Sunday injected life into a passing offense that was searching for a reliable threat down the seams. When Greg Olsen suffered a severe injury against the Bills, many assumed that Ed Dickson was an afterthought. The Panthers had a bevy of other pass catchers who could theoretically replace the production of Olsen. Dickson, however, was not an afterthought to Cam Newton and Mike Shula. His career performance on Sunday injected life into a passing offense that was searching for a reliable threat down the seams. Heading into the game, the Lions posed a stiff...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 8, 2017
Panthers at Lions Final Score: Cam Newton puts the team on his back, lights up Lions 27-24

Panthers at Lions Final Score: Cam Newton puts the team on his back, lights up Lions 27-24

The Carolina Panthers are 4-1 as their offense continues to chug along. Takeaways Ed Dickson SHOWED UP for this game. 5 receptions for 175 yards is a big stat line for Greg Olsen, much less his back up. Christian McCaffery scored his first career TD off a shovel pass by Cam Newton. CMC was mostly a non factor all day but the rest of the offense prospered. Both Funchess and Benjamin scored on touchdown passes. Cam Newton looks like 2015 Cam, making passes nobody else can make and showing that classic swagger. Props to Mike Shula. He has busted out great play calls the last two...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 30, 2017
Panthers hope to get back on track with win in New England

Panthers hope to get back on track with win in New England

The Panthers hope to improve on their disappointing performance last week against the Saints. The Panthers will hope to put last week’s dreadful loss to the Saints behind them when they travel to Foxborough to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. The Panthers are 2-1 heading into this matchup, but they are heading into this game without several key players — Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil and Daryl Worley — so their already difficult task is now even harder. The result of this game will come down to whether or not Mike Shula can craft a game plan to work around the Panthers’...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2017
The Scratching Post: The Panthers believe Kelvin Benjamin avoided a second ACL tear

The Scratching Post: The Panthers believe Kelvin Benjamin avoided a second ACL tear

There’s potential for good news for the Panthers’ #1 wide receiver. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Update: Latest word on knee injury to Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin | Joe Person, Charlotte Observer Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin likely will be examined again Monday by team doctors, although a team source said the early signs were encouraging that Benjamin had not re-torn the ACL. Hopefully Benjamin won’t miss any significant time. With Greg Olsen already out the...
NFL Trade Rumors Sep 24, 2017

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Panthers, Saints, Vikings

Cowboys Todd Archer of ESPN does not think Cowboys DE David Irving will start immediately after returning from suspension. Panthers An NFL executive believes the Panthers could try to get WR Kelvin Benjamin more involved now that TE Greg Olsen will miss an extended period of time. “It’s big,” the executive told Tom Pelissero of … The post NFL Notes: Cowboys, Panthers, Saints, Vikings appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 20, 2017
Panthers vs Saints Wednesday Injury Report: Ryan Kalil and Kelvin Benjamin sit out today’s practice

Panthers vs Saints Wednesday Injury Report: Ryan Kalil and Kelvin Benjamin sit out today’s practice

There are a few concerning names on this week’s first injury report. Major concerns on this week’s injury report include Ryan Kalil still not taking snaps at center and Kelvin Benjamin sitting out with a banged up knee. The Panthers’ offensive line looked pedestrian with the absence of Kalil Sunday against the Bills. The loss of Greg Olsen puts even more pressure on the Panthers receivers to step up. If Kalil misses another week we will find out how much of the Panthers’ inability to protect Cam was offensive line deficiency and how much was facing off against a foe familiar with...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 20, 2017
Should the Panthers Bring Back Gary Barnidge and Corey Brown?

Should the Panthers Bring Back Gary Barnidge and Corey Brown?

Carolina’s passing game is desperate for receiving options, and these two former Panthers could help fill the void. The 2017 Carolina Panthers roster has a bit of a reunion feel to it with Julius Peppers and Captain Munnerlyn coming back to the fold this year. It’s time to let the reunions continue; it’s time to bring Gary Barnidge and Corey Brown back to Charlotte! The Case for Barnidge With Greg Olsen missing at least the next eight weeks with a broken foot, Carolina needs to add depth at tight end. While Ed Dickson is a serviceable backup, the Panthers need another TE who can be...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 20, 2017
CSR Film Review: Devin Funchess’ Week 2 performance and 2017 outlook

CSR Film Review: Devin Funchess’ Week 2 performance and 2017 outlook

Devin Funchess had a solid performance against Buffalo, but can he sustain it after Greg Olsen’s injury? Since entering the NFL in 2015, Devin Funchess has had his fans and detractors. Funchess received glowing national hype before the 2016 season with MMQB’s Peter King declaring that he will have a better year than Kelvin Benjamin. That prediction did not turn out well. Benjamin had his struggles last year, but Funchess was more frustrating. Funchess was only 21 years old when he was drafted, so he was a raw prospect. The questions about his positional designation continue to persist,...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 20, 2017
The Scratching Post: Cam Newton’s slow start ‘not troubling’ to the Panthers just yet

The Scratching Post: Cam Newton’s slow start ‘not troubling’ to the Panthers just yet

Newton also got off to a slow start in his 2015 MVP season. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. How the Panthers could help fill their void at tight end | Bill Voth, Panthers.com There's a phrase NFL teams use that works perfectly for the situation the Panthers find themselves in after losing their Pro Bowl tight end for at least the next month: No one is coming to save us. As Ed Dickson repeatedly said Sunday night, "There's no replacing a guy like Greg Olsen." But after he underwent surgery on his...
Bucs Nation Sep 19, 2017
Panthers’ Greg Olsen goes on injured reserve

Panthers’ Greg Olsen goes on injured reserve

The Panthers will have to make do without their star tight end. The Carolina Panthers have struggled to put together a productive offense this year, and things are not about to get easier for them: they’ve placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve with a broken foot, the team announced today. Olsen suffered the injury against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. With an offensive line straight out of hell, no running game to speak of and few receiving weapons, that leaves Cam Newton having to do everything for the Panthers offense to give them a chance to win. So far, the defense and bad...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 19, 2017
Carolina Panthers place tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve

Carolina Panthers place tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve

The Panthers’ All-Pro TE is out indefinitely with a foot injury. The Panthers have officially moved Greg Olsen to injured reserve. His roster spot has already been filled by calling up rookie fullback Alex Armah, their sixth round draft pick, from the practice squad. Olsen was originally expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks with a fractured foot. He is now required to wait a full 8 weeks before being eligible to return to the active roster. The timeline works out well in Olsen’s favor, with his eligibility to return coming right before the Panthers week 11 bye. With no pressure to rush back...
NFL Trade Rumors Sep 19, 2017

Panthers Place TE Greg Olsen On Injured Reserve

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed TE Greg Olsen on injured reserve with a broken foot. Olsen was once considering holding out in order to secure a contract that would pay him among the top tight ends in the NFL, but he decided against skipping training camp and reported to the team. … The post Panthers Place TE Greg Olsen On Injured Reserve appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 19, 2017
Panthers Roster: Armah Getting Promoted

Panthers Roster: Armah Getting Promoted

Armah-geddon continues as Alex Armah moves to the 53 man roster Per Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue, rookie Alex Armah is being promoted from the PS to the 53 man roster this week. With the loss of Greg Olsen to a broken foot, the Panthers needed another versatile weapon on offense. Armah is listed as a Fullback but played many positions throughout college. The Panthers traditionally put Ed Dickson in the FB role but will need the big TE to provide veteran leadership at his natural position. Whether Armah sees any significant game time is a mystery. Per his agent @KyleStrongin,...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 19, 2017
Panthers Roster: Fullback Alex Armah will be promoted to 53-man roster, per reports

Panthers Roster: Fullback Alex Armah will be promoted to 53-man roster, per reports

Armah-geddon continues as Alex Armah moves to the 53 man roster Per Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue, rookie Alex Armah is being promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster this week. With the loss of Greg Olsen to a broken foot, the Panthers needed another versatile weapon on offense. Armah is listed as a Fullback but played many positions throughout college. The Panthers traditionally put Ed Dickson in the FB role but will need the big TE to provide veteran leadership at his natural position. Whether Armah sees any significant game time is a mystery. Per his agent...

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