CSR Sunday Night Open Thread with Paw Prints

Here's a few Panther links and an open thread.

Color Rivera impressed with his 1st round pick after rookie mini camp:

Panthers focused on stability - Winston-Salem Journal: Carolina Panthers
"He's everything we thought he would be," Rivera said. "We're not in pads, but watching his route running, watching him catch the ball, and some of the adjustments he makes are really good to see."

Benjamin isn't a 'fan' of the combine or Pro Days:

For Carolina Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin, it feels like football again | Carolina Panthers | Rock Hill Herald Online
“It felt great to be back playing football. I wasn’t a big believer in the combine and the pro days,” he said, laughing. “It felt real good to be back playing the game that you love.” It will be a couple more months before Benjamin practices with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who continues his recovery from offseason ankle surgery. But the two have talked, and will engage in something resembling football in the near future. “He challenged me in Madden,” Benjamin said of the popular video game. “So we’ll probably be playing Madden later on this week.”

The Panthers have signed their 6th round pick:

Panthers sign 6th-round draft pick RB Gaffney
The Panthers like his athleticism and general manager Dave Gettleman has praised his ability to pick up the blitz. Gaffney left Stanford in 2012 to play in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. He hit .297 in 38 games, but said he missed football and decided to return to Stanford for his senior season.

Panthers still sifting the trash heap for a LT:

Report: Panthers work out tackle J'Marcus Webb - NFL.com
The seventh-round pick spent three seasons in Chicago -- the last two as the full-time starter. However, he often struggled to protect Jay Cutler's back. Pro Football Focus ranked Webb the 50th-rated offensive tackle in his last full season. Regardless of Webb's flaws, the visit underscores the Panthers' need on the offensive line. Newton, coming off ankle surgery, is slated to have Byron Bell -- a mediocre right tackle last season -- on his left side when the season opens.

If the trash heap doesn't yield anything we could import a LT:

Carolina Panthers give big Canadian OT a long look | NFL Football | The State
David Foucault, a 6-foot-8, 320-pound offensive tackle from the University of Montreal, is expected to sign with the Panthers on Monday after impressing as a tryout player during the two-day, rookie mini-camp that wrapped up Saturday.

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