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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
97Addison, Mario DE6-32609/6/19874Troy
3Anderson, Derek QB6-62306/15/198310Oregon State
81Avant, Jason WR6-02104/20/19839Michigan
77Bell, Byron T6-53401/17/19894New Mexico
13Benjamin, Kelvin WR6-52402/5/1991RFlorida State
25Benwikere, Bene CB6-01859/3/1991RSan Jose State
11Bersin, Brenton WR6-32105/9/19901Wofford
93Blackburn, Chase OLB6-32406/10/198310Akron
33Boston, Tre SS6-12056/25/1992RNorth Carolina
47Brockel, Richie TE6-12557/24/19864Boise State
16Brown, Philly WR5-1118012/16/1991ROhio State
20Cason, Antoine CB6-11957/9/19867Arizona
78Chandler, Nate T6-43156/1/19893UCLA
91Cole, Colin DT6-23306/24/19808Iowa
82Cotchery, Jerricho WR6-12056/16/198211North Carolina State
58Davis, Thomas OLB6-12353/22/198310Georgia
21DeCoud, Thomas FS6-21953/19/19857California
84Dickson, Ed TE6-42557/25/19875Oregon
94Ealy, Kony DE6-427512/21/1991RMissouri
92Edwards, Dwan DT6-33055/16/198111Oregon State
64Folkerts, Brian C6-43101/30/19902Washburn
63Foucault, David T6-83051/7/1989RNo College
9Gano, Graham K6-22054/9/19875Florida State
30Godfrey, Charles FS5-1121011/15/19857Iowa
76Hardy, Greg DE6-42757/28/19885Mississippi
41Harper, Roman SS6-120512/11/19829Alabama
96Horton, Wes DE6-52701/18/19902USC
53Jacobs, Ben LB6-42454/17/19882Fresno State
44Jansen, J.J. LS6-22401/20/19867Notre Dame
95Johnson, Charles DE6-22857/10/19868Georgia
42Jones, Colin DB6-020510/27/19874Texas Christian
67Kalil, Ryan C6-23003/29/19858USC
56Klein, A.J. OLB6-12457/30/19912Iowa State
59Kuechly, Luke MLB6-32384/20/19913Boston College
98Lotulelei, Star DT6-232012/20/19892Utah
1Newton, Cam QB6-52455/11/19894Auburn
24Norman, Josh CB6-019512/15/19873Coastal Carolina
8Nortman, Brad P6-22109/12/19893Wisconsin
68Norwell, Andrew G6-631010/25/1991ROhio State
88Olsen, Greg TE6-52533/11/19858Miami (Fla.)
10Presley, De'Andre WR5-101901/10/19901Appalachian State
99Short, Kawann DT6-33152/2/19892Purdue
66Silatolu, Amini G6-43159/16/19883Midwestern State
28Stewart, Jonathan RB5-102353/21/19877Oregon
35Tolbert, Mike FB5-924511/23/19857Coastal Carolina
70Turner, Trai G6-33206/14/1993RLouisiana State
75Velasco, Fernando G6-43102/22/19855Georgia
14Webb, Joe QB6-423011/14/19865Alabama-Birmingham
23White, Melvin CB6-12056/26/19902Louisiana-Lafayette
43Whittaker, Fozzy RB5-102052/2/19892Texas
65Williams, Garry T6-33158/20/19866Kentucky
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92154/25/19839Memphis
54Williams, Jason LB6-12454/23/19866Western Illinois
86Williams, Brandon TE6-425010/12/19872Oregon
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5Blanchard, Matt (IR) QB6-32253/21/19891Wis.-Whitewater
72Hughes, Kevin (IR) T6-43158/6/19882Southeastern Louisiana
70Kugbila, Edmund (IR) OL6-43259/21/19902Valdosta State
60Matthews, Kevin (IR) C6-33002/4/19874Texas A&M
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37Byndom, Carrington DB6-01807/7/1992RTexas
62Dennis, Derek G6-33257/16/19881Temple
57Glanton, Adarius LB6-12309/21/1990RFlorida Atlantic
84Hill, Stephen WR6-42154/25/19913Georgia Tech
38Lester, Robert SS6-12254/30/19882Alabama
83Lucas, Marcus WR6-42203/1/1992RMissouri
36Reaves, Darrin RB5-102204/17/1993RAlabama-Birmingham
72Regis, Micanor DT6-330511/3/19891Miami (Fla.)
35Seastrunk, Lache RB5-92007/29/1991RBaylor
74Walker, Casey DT6-133512/6/19891Oklahoma
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90Alexander, Frank DE6-427012/17/19893Oklahoma
 
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Matt Blanchard
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Colin Jones
News
The Panthers extended the contracts of defensive end Mario Addison, safety Colin Jones and offensive tackle Nate Chandler. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. 

Addison received a two-year extension following three seasons of work in which he totaled 3.5 sakcs and 36 total tackles, most of which came on special teams. Jones also got a two-year extension and has similarly contributed on special teams, tallying 27 total tackles over 44 games. 

Chandler got a three-year extension and should begin the season as a starting tackle for the Panthers. 

Fernando Velasco
News
The Panthers signed center Fernando Velasco, who started 11 games for the Steelers last year.
Roman Harper
News
Panthers safety Roman Harper came down with an interception Week 1 against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Harper picked off Josh McCown late in the third quarter, which led to a touchdown. He finished with just two total tackles (one solo) and one pass defended in a 20-14 victory.
Colin Cole
News
The Panthers have re-signed defensive lineman Colin Cole, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer Tuesday. Cole will return to the Panthers on a one-year deal, after starting 13 games a year ago in his return from a two-year absence due to injuries.

Cole played 31 percent of the team's defensive snaps in all, finishing with 15 tackles and a sack. Financial terms of the deal are not yet known. 

Amini Silatolu
News
Panthers starting left guard Amini Silatolu, who tore his ACL in Week 4 last season, should be "ready to roll" when the offseason program begins in April, reports the team's website. The return of the 6-4, 311-pounder would be a big boost to Cam Newton and the entire offense.

Silatolu was a second-round pick in 2012.

Richie Brockel
News
The Panthers re-signed tight end/fullback Richie Brockel to a two-year contract and guard Garry Williams to a one-year deal.
Brian Folkerts
News
The Panthers made a few roster moves Wednesday. They signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, while also signing linebacker Ben Jacobs and linebacker Jeff Tapinian to the practice squad.
Stephen Hill
News
The Panthers signed former Jets receiver Stephen Hill to the practice squad Tuesday, terminating the contract of linebacker D.J. Smith in a related move.

Hill, a second-round pick in 2012, caught 45 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns in 23 games played over two seasons. With a wide-open depth chart at his position in Carolina, Hill has the opportunity to work his way into playing time if he can impress his new team on the practice field.

Charles Godfrey
News
Panthers cornerback Charles Godfrey has been slow to adjust to his new position in his transition from safety, ESPN.com reports.

Godfrey, who is returning from a torn Achilles, has what coach Ron Rivera calls "dirty eyes," peeking into the backfield during plays and getting beat deep. He has an uphill battle ahead if he wants to win a starting job before the beginning of the season.

Greg Hardy
News
Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy agreed to be placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, meaning he won't be around the team until his legal case is resolved, reports Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Hardy is awaiting a jury trial on domestic violence charges.
Injury
Not With Team - On Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list. Deactivated indefinitely
Josh Norman
News
The Panthers have listed WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Norman, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB Dan Connor, OL Travis Bond and DE Wes Horton as inactive against the 49ers. 

Stewart attempted to get through practice this week despite a knee injury. The other six players are healthy scratches.

Carrington Byndom
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Kelvin Benjamin
News
Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, reports the Charlotte Observer. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Philly Brown
No Updates
Lache Seastrunk
News
The Redskins have sliced their roster down to the league-mandated 53 with several cuts on Saturday.

Included among the waived offensive players are running backs Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson. Also gone from that side of the ball are wide receiver Nick Williams and lineman Maurice Hurt .

Defenders cut loose are cornerback Chase Minnifield, linebacker Everette Brown and safety Phillip Thomas.

Placekicker Zach Hocker has also been waived.

The Redskins have also placed defensive tackle Chris Neild and linebacker Darryl Sharpton on the reserve/injured list and defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on the PUP list.

Thomas Davis
News
The Panthers restructured the contract of veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, creating $3.25 million in cap room this season, reports the Charlotte Observer. This is the fourth time in three years the team has renegotiatied with Davis due to his injuries or for cap reasons, the report said.
Jonathan Stewart
News
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart started for the injured DeAngelo Williams (thigh) in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Lions and was the team's leading rusher.

Stewart had 15 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 22 yards on target.

Williams could return in Week 3 against the Steelers, but if he remains out then Stewart would continue to start.

Kevin Matthews
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Injury
Kevin Hughes
News
Injury
Garry Williams
News
The Panthers' list of inactives for Week 2 against Detroit includes running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh), linebacker Jason Williams (thigh), offensive lineman Garry Williams (hip), quarterback Joe Webb, defensive back Tre Boston, offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and defensive lineman Greg Hardy.

Webb, Boston, Norwell and Hardy are all healthy scratches.

David Foucault
News
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
Cam Newton
News
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton played his first game in 2014 in Week 2 against Detroit after missing Week 1 at Tampa Bay with injured ribs. He played well against the Lions.

Newton was 22-of-34 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown, and he also added four carries for 19 yards. His touchdown was a 14-yard pass to Jason Avant.

Newton will look to continue playing well in Week 3 against the Steelers at home.

Antoine Cason
News
Panthers cornerback Antoine Cason came down with his first interception of the season in his first game with his new team Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Luke Kuechly batted a pass thrown by Josh McCown and Cason benefited with an interception in the first quarter. Cason led the team with nine total tackles and two defended passes in a 20-14 victory.
Ed Dickson
News
New Panthers tight end Ed Dickson heads into training camp looking to solidify his role as the No. 2 option behind starter Greg Olsen, reports the Charlotte Observer.

Dickson had "an impressive showing during OTAs." He had 25 catches for 273 yards and one touchdown last year in Baltimore.

DeAngelo Williams
News
Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Mike Tolbert (chest) did not practice Wednesday as the team prepared for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.
Injury
Thigh - Missed Week 2 vs. Detroit
Robert Lester
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Thomas DeCoud
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday that safety Thomas DeCoud aggravated an old leg injury and did not practice, The Associated Press reported. No timetable was given as to his return. 
Graham Gano
News
Panthers kicker Graham Gano played well Sunday in Week 2 against the Lions.

Gano was 3-of-3 on field goals with a long of 53. He also connected on his lone extra point in the 24-7 victory.

Gano will look to stay hot in Week 3 against the Steelers at home.

A.J. Klein
News
Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy and linebacker A.J. Klein both contributed a sack Week 13 against the Buccaneers. For Hardy, it was his seventh sack of the season. For Klein, it was just his second.

The sack was Hardy's only tackle on the day. Klein finished with three, all solo.

Trai Turner
News
According to the team's official website, the following players are not expected to dressfor the Panthers Friday night against New England: Offensive tackle Nate Chandler (knee) and guard Trai Turner (groin), defensive end Charles Johnson (hamstring), linebacker Chase Blackburn (back), Darrin Reaves (leg) and safeties Roman Harper (toe) and Tre Boston (groin).
Nate Chandler
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Nate Chandler has shown more than enough to earn the starting right tackle job. Rivera praised Chandler for his transition from defensive tackle to offensive tackle.
Adarius Glanton
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Greg Olsen
News
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday night's home game against the Steelers.
Tre Boston
News
The Panthers' list of inactives for Week 2 against Detroit includes running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh), linebacker Jason Williams (thigh), offensive lineman Garry Williams (hip), quarterback Joe Webb, defensive back Tre Boston, offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and defensive lineman Greg Hardy.

Webb, Boston, Norwell and Hardy are all healthy scratches.

Brad Nortman
No Updates
Kony Ealy
News
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
Bene Benwikere
News
The Panthers signed two draft picks, fourth-round safety Tre Boston and fifth-round corner Bene Benwikere, and undrafted free agent linebacker Billy Boyko.

Mario Addison
News
The Panthers extended the contracts of defensive end Mario Addison, safety Colin Jones and offensive tackle Nate Chandler. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. 

Addison received a two-year extension following three seasons of work in which he totaled 3.5 sakcs and 36 total tackles, most of which came on special teams. Jones also got a two-year extension and has similarly contributed on special teams, tallying 27 total tackles over 44 games. 

Chandler got a three-year extension and should begin the season as a starting tackle for the Panthers. 

Marcus Lucas
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Melvin White
News
The Panthers defense played well Sunday in Week 17 at Atlanta, highlighted by nine sacks in a 21-20 victory.

The leader of the defense was Greg Hardy with four sacks. Charles Johnson also added two sacks. Melvin White also had an interception for a touchdown.

The Panthers are off until the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They locked up the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye after winning the NFC South title.

Darrin Reaves
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Kawann Short
News
The Panthers have officially ruled defensive linemen Greg Hardy (illness) and Kawann Short (ankle) active for Week 5 at Arizona. Both were labeled probable leading up to Sunday.
Luke Kuechly
News
NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly said he's working on his pass rushing moves.

"I just think that everybody's goal is to get better, and that's my goal," Kuechly told the team's website. "My personal goals are really to just get better at pass rush, working on some moves, working on counter-moves that will allow me to do some more things. I think last year I got stuck in a couple spots in pass rush and it led to big plays because they were counting on me getting there and I wasn't quite able to.

"Same thing with pass coverage. I was talking to Thomas (Davis) about it a little bit today and he said it's just you've got to be confident in what you're doing. The more reps I get at it, the more confident I'll get, the better I'll feel about it."

Kuechly, a 23-year-old linebacker, had 156 tackles, seven pass breakups, four interceptions and two sacks last year.

Ben Jacobs
News
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
Wes Horton
News
The Panthers have listed WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Norman, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB Dan Connor, OL Travis Bond and DE Wes Horton as inactive against the 49ers. 

Stewart attempted to get through practice this week despite a knee injury. The other six players are healthy scratches.

Charles Johnson
News
The Browns signed quarterback Connor Shaw, linebackers Justin Staples and Keith Pough, offensive linemen Patrick Lewis and Karim Barton, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and receiver Charles Johnson to their practice squad.
Joe Webb
News
The Panthers' list of inactives for Week 2 against Detroit includes running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh), linebacker Jason Williams (thigh), offensive lineman Garry Williams (hip), quarterback Joe Webb, defensive back Tre Boston, offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and defensive lineman Greg Hardy.

Webb, Boston, Norwell and Hardy are all healthy scratches.

Edmund Kugbila
News
Panthers guard Edmund Kugbila will undergo surgery Friday to repair cracks in his spinal cord, reports the Charlotte Observer. The 2013 fourth-round pick is out for the year.
Injury
Dwan Edwards
News
Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards recorded the team's first sack of the season Sunday afternoon against Tampa Bay. Edwards got to Josh McCown on a third down early in the first quarter to stall Tampa Bay's drive. It was his only tackle of the afternoon in his team's 20-14 victory.
Jason Williams
News
Panthers linebacker Jason Williams (thigh) is questionable for Week 2 against the Lions, based on the official injury report.
Injury
Thigh - Missed Week 2 vs. Detroit
Micanor Regis
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Star Lotulelei
News
The Panthers drafted defensive tackle Star Lotulelei 14th overall last April and got "everything they hoped for," according to the team's website. The 6-2, 315-pound rookie helped Carolina improve from 14th in run defense (110.1 yards allowed per game) to second in 2013 (86.9).

He started all 16 regular-season games, getting 47 tackles, three sacks and 11 quarterback pressures. In the playoff loss to San Francisco, Lotulelei made six tackles, one for loss.

Derek Anderson
News
With Cam Newton sidelined with an injury to his ribs, the Panthers summoned quarterback Derek Anderson to make a spot start Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Anderson carved Tampa Bay's defense for 230 yards, 159 of which came in the first half.

Making his first start since December of 2010, Anderson hooked up with Greg Olsen for a 5-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter. He also found rookie Kelvin Benjamin for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with a 108.7 passer rating.

After the game, head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that Newton should be ready to start Week 2 against the Lions.
Jerricho Cotchery
News
Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery made his debut with his new club Sunday afternoon against Tampa Bay.

Cotchery was the third option for backup Derek Anderson in the passing game. He came down with an 8-yard reception in the second quarter for his first grab of the day. He caught all four of his targets for 32 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per reception in a 20-14 victory.

Cotchery will likely have Cam Newton under center for a Week 2 home matchup against the Lions next Sunday.

Mike Tolbert
News
Panthers running back Mike Tolbert had a quiet game Sunday against the Lions in Week 2 even with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) out.

Tolbert had four carries for minus-5 yards and three catches for 33 yards on four targets.

He will look to improve in Week 3 against the Steelers.

J.J. Jansen
No Updates
Casey Walker
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Andrew Norwell
News
The Panthers' list of inactives for Week 2 against Detroit includes running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh), linebacker Jason Williams (thigh), offensive lineman Garry Williams (hip), quarterback Joe Webb, defensive back Tre Boston, offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and defensive lineman Greg Hardy.

Webb, Boston, Norwell and Hardy are all healthy scratches.

De'Andre Presley
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Frank Alexander
News
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse, the team announced Friday.

He will be eligible to return to the Panthers' active roster on Monday, Sept. 29 following the team's game against the Ravens on Sept. 28. Alexander may participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

The two-year veteran played in 12 games with three starts last season and posted 12 tackles, one sack, five quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 5 vs. Chicago
Ryan Kalil
News
The Panthers restructured center Ryan Kalil's contract, reducing his 2014 base salary from $4.75 million to $855,000 and converting the remainder to a signing bonus, reports the Charlotte Observer. Kalil is one of three Panthers who had his deal redone, enabling Carolina to create $7.25 million in cap room.

Kalil's 2014 cap number fell from $10.4 million to $7.3 million.

Jason Avant
News
Panthers receiver Jason Avant caught the lone touchdown from Cam Newton in Sunday's win against the Lions in Week 2.

Avant had five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. 

He will look to continue making plays when the Panthers play host to the Steelers in Week 3.

Fozzy Whittaker
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday running back Fozzy Whittaker suffered a pulled quadriceps Week 2 against the Lions and is considered week to week.
Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 3 vs. Pittsburgh
Derek Dennis
News
The Panthers signed offensive lineman Derek Dennis to their practice squad. He was among their final cuts last month.
Byron Bell
News
With Jordan Gross' retirement, the Panthers will have a new left tackle in 2014. The team's website says the competition is between Byron Bell, who started 14 games at right tackle last year, and Nate Chandler, who started six games at guard and two at right tackle.

Chandler is a converted defensive lineman who went undrafted out of UCLA in 2012.

Brandon Williams
News
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
Brenton Bersin
News
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
Chase Blackburn
News
According to the team's official website, the following players are not expected to dressfor the Panthers Friday night against New England: Offensive tackle Nate Chandler (knee) and guard Trai Turner (groin), defensive end Charles Johnson (hamstring), linebacker Chase Blackburn (back), Darrin Reaves (leg) and safeties Roman Harper (toe) and Tre Boston (groin).