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Updated: 2018-03-21T12:36:23-04:00


Panthers to visit with Georgia running back Nick Chubb next week


The Panthers are the first team to schedule a visit with the former Bulldog. Per ESPN’s Vaugn McClure, the SEC’s second all-time leading rusher has lined up an official visit with the Panthers, set to take place some time next week. Georgia RB Nick Chubb told me he has one team visit lined up so far, to the Carolina Panthers next week.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March 21, 2018 While I do not believe the Panthers will pursue Allen Hurns simply because of how inflated the wide receiver market is getting, when I saw Lewis was released my immediate thought was “Ron Rivera would love to have Lewis on our team.” At first, I hated the idea after the Panthers lost out on the Eric Ebron sweepstakes, while we continue to wait on word for Luke Willson. However, after some careful consideration and discussion, I actually would not be opposed to bringing in Lewis, if the price is right. Blocking For starters, the biggest thing the Panthers lost when Ed Dickson jumped ship for Seattle was his blocking ability. Aside from a couple of decent games last year and a few highlight reel catches here and there, for the most part Dickson was a blocker while Olsen was the primary receiving threat. Marcedes Lewis may not have the receiving skills he showed early in his career, but he is still an elite blocker. And the Panthers make use of good blockers at tight end, such as Ben Hartsock years ago. Lewis would slide right in to that role that Dickson left, and he may even perform better too. It is also worth noting he caught five touchdowns in 2017, so his receiving ability is still there, just not what it used to be. He can still be a matchup problem in the redzone. He will likely be cheap While the rest of the market has been inflated in free agency, I don’t see teams clamoring to give a 33 year old tight end tons of money. Lewis is likely going to be signing his last contract in the league or pretty close to it. The Panthers can add a high character veteran with tons of experience (we all know they love that) for relatively cheap. It takes pressure off a day two or three draft pick The Panthers have a lot of needs, and could end up going for a pass rusher, receiver, or defensive back in the first round. However, they could look at a tight end with one of their day two or three picks, most likely a second or third rounder. They need to find somebody to take over Greg Olsen’s receiving role in the offense at some point, but it doesn’t have to be right away. Generally speaking, tight ends do not come in and produce right away their rookie year. If the Panthers intend to look at drafting one, it will take a lot of pressure off that player to have two accomplished veterans on the roster. Lewis can handle many of the blocking duties that a second tight end would have to learn, so they would be able to roll him out as a receiver and bring him along slowly. The rookie would not have to take over all those duties right away, and by all accounts the Panthers are indeed looking at that path. What do you think CSR? [...]

Panthers targeting defensive linemen and running backs in pro day visits



As always the Panthers are casting a wide net while also targeting obvious needs

Here’s a summary of the players the Panthers have shown interest in during college pro day tryouts. You will see the most numerous positions being reported are defensive lineman (four) and running back (three) followed up closely by wide receiver, defensive back and tight end (two each). I highlight the word ‘reported’ because teams put effort into hiding their interest in certain players. It wouldn’t be hard to show up at a pro day intent on evaluating one player but showing interest in another. So based on those parameters here’s what the observers think they know about who the Panthers are interested in. You want to pay attention to this for when you get ready to enter the annual CSR Pick the Panthers draft contest.

Carolina Panthers

Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State (SR%)

DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State (EW)

Nyheim Hines, RB, N.C. State (PRO)

Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia (SR)

Sony Michel, RB, Georgia (COM)

Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA (PRO)

Justin Reid, S, Stanford (PRI) - It’s been reported the Panthers have a private work out scheduled with Reid in April.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama (PRO)

Jaylen Samuels, RB, NC State (PRO)

Deadrin Senat, DT/NT, South Florida (EW)

Kentavius Street, DE, NC State (PRO)

Chandon Sullivan, CB, Georgia State (PRO)

Georgia State’s best player, cornerback Chandon Sullivan, will work out March 17 after an impressive combine showing. He’s a possible third-round pick.

Update: Chandon Sullivan worked out despite having a balky hamstring. He ran a 4.48 and leapt 11-2 in the broad jump. Per Tony Pauline of, the Panthers and Rams are very interested in Sullivan.

Josh Sweat, DE/3-4OLB, Florida State (COM)

Chad Thomas, DE/3-4OLB, Miami (PRI)

David Wells, TE, San Diego State (EW)

Jaylen Samuels, TE, NC State

Tight end Jaylen Samuels also thrived. He had a 34.5-inch vertical and then showcased his talents in the drills. Tony Pauline of reported that Samuels met with the Cowboys, Jets and Panthers.

We will try to keep you up to date and add to this list as it grows.

So you see anyone you like? Who might the Panthers have a real interest in?

The Scratching Post: 3/20/18



Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume.

Free agent WR Jarius Wright to Carolina Panthers | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte Observer
The Panthers are expected to sign former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright, a source told the Observer. What will it mean for the current roster?

Report: Jarius Wright to sign with Carolina Panthers | Christopher Gates, Daily Norseman
When the Minnesota Vikings released wide receiver Jarius Wright late last week, there were rumblings that Wright might be interested in coming back to the Vikings with a lower price tag. However, after only being on the market for a few days, it appears that he’s found a new home. . .one with some familiar faces.

Around the NFC South: Free agency so far | Bryan Strickland,
As the Saints lock up Drew Brees, the Falcons look to lock up Matt Ryan while the Buccaneers work to protect Jameis Winston.

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