Day seven of practice is in the books, so let's take a look back at the day's news.
Panthers looking at replacement guards
According to sources, the Panthers are looking at offensive linemen to bring into camp, but they're not looking at a person that many have said the team should sign.
Panthers have two offensive linemen in for work out. Neither appears to be Travelle Wharton.— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 2, 2013
And yes, Gettleman is aware that he needs to find another lineman.
Gettleman posted up watching offensive line drills. He still has a roster hole to fill— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 2, 2013
Whether he signs someone or not is yet to be seen, but at least he's on the field assessing what's currently on the roster before making a decision.
The Spartanburg heat claims its first victims
I'm honestly surprised it took this long.
Ron Rivera says Charles Johnson, frank Alexander had backs tighten up in heat. Hixon hamstring started to tighten and was taken out.— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) August 2, 2013
Don't be alarmed. The team is just being cautious.
Rivera says Hixon is dealing with leg cramps. Johnson and Alexander both have tight backs. Nothing serious, team is being cautious.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 2, 2013
Kenjon Barner is a popular tackling target
Apparently the veterans like tackling Barner, because this is the second dust-up we've seen involving him.
Mitchell tosses down Barner at end of long run. Barner not happy. Neither is Rivera, Who is giving Mitchell an earful.— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 2, 2013
Hopefully it's nothing more than just a little rookie hazing, and hopefully they don't take it too far and injure Barner before he has a shot to play.
AJ Klein getting a share of first team reps
It's highly unlikely he's going to start in 2013 unless something really bad happens, but it's nice to see he's earned some first team reps.
Thomas in at CB. Klein getting first team reps at LB over Senn— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 2, 2013
Brandon Williams also getting first team reps
I'm telling you, be on the lookout for this kid. He looked good the weekend I was in Spartanburg, and I won't be surprised if he makes the roster.
Panthers giving TE Brandon Williams a long look running with first team on running plays. Probably seeing if he can block.— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) August 2, 2013
If he can block at a decent rate, I see no reason to keep him off the roster. Certainly he offers just as much --if not more--than Hartsock or Brockel, right? At least he would be cheaper.
DJ Campbell knows the value of a cup of coffee.
Shout out to @DJCampbell27. As he ran out of bounds he was able to sidestep my regular coffee on the ground. Impressive— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 2, 2013
Hey, if that was from Starbucks, that's like five dollars! Good lookin' out from Campbell there.
File this one in the "things you really don't need to know but are kinda glad you found out" category:
Cam feeling patriotic today. Wearing Stars and Stripes socks— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 2, 2013
I can see the media firestorm now: Cam Newton shows lack of team spirit; prefers red, white and blue over Panthers colors at practice. Haters gonna hate, y'all.
Well, that's it for this recap. Be sure to look for the next one after tomorrow's practice.
And as always, stay tuned to CSR for any breaking news out of training camp.