Panthers sign seven picks, hold rookie camp
Joe Adams
Joe Adams
PantherInsider.com
Posted May 11, 2012


One of the benefits of the new NFL collective bargaining agreement is that there is a slotted rookie salary system, meaning it's much easier for teams to get their rookies signed and in camp.

One of the benefits of the new NFL collective bargaining agreement is that there is a slotted rookie salary system, meaning it's much easier for teams to get their rookies signed and in camp.

And by camp, I'm not talking about Training Camp in Spartanburg in late July, I'm talking Rookie Camp in mid May.

The Panthers were able to get all seven of their draft picks under contract heading into this weekend's rookie camp being held in Charlotte.

Their top pick, linebacker Luke Kuechly, singed his four-year, $12.58 million contract Thursday night.

In addition to their rookies–Kuechly, Amini Silatolu, Frank Alexander, Joe Adams, Josh Norman, Brad Nortman and D.J. Campbell, the Panthers will bring in a few players with less than one year of experience who were already on their roster ( Jonathan Nelson, Greg Smith, Reggie Sullivan) as well as two players who they singed in the offseason in Chris Manno and Justin Medlock.

Carolina also will see their 12 undrafted free agents that were signed after the draft:



Pos Name Ht Wt Age College Hometown
WR Brenton Bersin 6-3 210 21 Wofford Charlotte, N.C.
OG Will Blackwell 6-3 310 23 Louisiana State West Monroe, La.
DT Nate Chandler 6-4 294 22 UCLA San Diego, Calif.
WR jared green 6-1 188 23 Southern Vienna, Va.
WR Wes Kemp 6-3 233 22 Missouri St. Louis, Mo.
TE tarren lloyd 6-6 256 23 Utah State Bountiful, Utah
RB Princeton McCarty 5-7 197 23 Idaho Bakersfield, Calif.
RB Tauren Poole 5-10 209 22 Tennessee Toccoa, Ga.
OT Matt Reynolds 6-4 305 25 Brigham Young Provo, Utah
RB Lyndon Rowells 5-9 207 24 Humboldt State Seminole, Fla.
DE Ryan Van Bergen 6-4 290 23 Michigan Whitehall, Mich.
WR Rico Wallace 6-3 208 21 Shenandoah Hanover, Md.


The Panthers will also bring in several free agents for tryouts during the next three days, filling out their rookie camp roster:


Pos Name Ht Wt Age Exp College Hometown
DE C.J. Ah You 6-4 265 29 4 Oklahoma Highland, Utah
LB Will Andrews 6-0 228 23 R Montana State Northern Sandpoint, Idaho
LB Mike Asiedu 6-3 221 21 R Wesley College Yonkers, N.Y.
WR Michael Avila 5-9 170 23 R San Jose State Seaside, Calif.
CB Anthony Barnes 6-1 194 24 2 Norfolk State Virginia Beach, Va.
QB Dalton Bell 6-2 207 29 1 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas
QB Jarrett Brown 6-3 225 24 1 West Virginia West Palm Beach, Fla.
DE Kenneth Charles 6-3 266 23 1 Stephen F. Austin Missouri City, Texas
DT Landon Cohen 6-3 300 25 4 Ohio Spartanburg, S.C.
C Jon Cooper 6-2 291 25 3 Oklahoma Fort Collins, Colo.
S Jon Corto 6-1 212 27 5 Sacred Heart Orchard Park, N.Y.
RB James Davis 5-11 218 26 3 Clemson Atlanta, Ga.
LB Brandon Denson 5-11 230 24 1 Michigan State Willow Run, Mich.
G Terence Edge 6-2 295 23 R Alabama-Birmingham Atlanta, Ga.
WR Dominique Edison 6-2 201 25 2 Stephen F. Austin San Augustine, Texas
S Dominique Harris 6-2 213 25 1 Temple Washington, D.C.
T Aaron Jones 6-4 360 24 1 Holy Cross Springfield, Ohio
FB Ben Jorden 6-2 250 24 R Appalachian State Charlotte, N.C.
FB Ricky Kay 6-3 243 23 1 Central Florida Deltona, Fla.
G William Maxwell 6-1 294 23 R Georgia Southern Quitman, Ga.
C Pat Murray 6-3 316 25 1 Truman State Fort Dodge, Iowa
LB David Nixon 6-3 225 27 4 Brigham Young College Station, Texas
TE Schuylar Oordt 6-7 246 24 1 Northern Iowa Parkersburg, Iowa
CB Romeo Pellum 5-10 179 23 1 Hampton Long Beach, Calif.
DT Carlton Powell 6-3 312 26 1 Virginia Tech Chesapeake, Va.
LS Preston Powers 6-1 258 24 1 Mississippi Collierville, Tenn.
T Andre Ramsey 6-5 322 24 1 Ball State Cordele, Ga.
DE Nick Reed 6-1 248 24 2 Oregon Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
CB Devon Torrence 6-0 190 23 1 Ohio State Canton, Ohio
LB Nick Webb 6-4 245 25 R Weber State Salt Lake City, Utah
G Justin Wells 6-6 318 24 1 St. Augustine Baltimore, Md.
RB Jonathan Williams 6-0 204 23 1 East Carolina Greenville, N.C.


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