Friday Afternoon FA Open Thread

Not a lot of activity going on this morning. It's been reported by several sources that all of our rookies are either signed or very close to signing, and the team expects deals to be completed today. We'll provide contract details as soon as they become available.

Today's the day that all the free agent moves that have been made become official, so there should be no shortage of news throughout the day. Hopefully all the Panthers deals go through without a hitch and we can start looking forward to what these guys are going to do on the field.

Let's continue the free-flowing conversations, Panthers fans!

News and notes from the past few days:

- The Panthers have released their official training camp schedule. You can find it here.

- Second year DE Greg Hardy was involved in a motorcycle accident last week in Tennessee. While he's not seriously injured, he will have to miss the first two weeks of training camp. You can read the Charlotte Observer's account of the story here.

- The Panthers have decided not to trade WR Steve Smith, and Smitty has said that he wants "to remain a Panther for life". I for one couldn't be happier! Details about this can be found here.

- The Panthers have agreed to a 1-year contract with former Eagles and Jaguars S Sean ConsidineRead more about it here.

- The Panthers have traded with the Bears for TE Greg OlsenRead about this trade here.

- MLB Jon Beason has agreed to terms of a contract extension of 5 years, $50M ($25M guaranteed). Read about Beason's contract extension here.

- Steve Smith has reported to camp and says he wants to stay in Carolina. More on this story here.

- Be sure to tune in to Cat Scratch Radio tonight at 10PM for a special two-hour extravaganza! More details here.

As always, stay tuned to CSR for any breaking stories throughout the day.

Let's hear what you've got to say Panthers fans! This is now an open thread!

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