Panthers Training Camp Update
Jonathan Stewart (AP)
Jonathan Stewart (AP)
PantherInsider.com
Posted Jul 25, 2008


The latest news, photos and updates from Panthers training camp.

Updates from Morning practice. View photos from camp at the Salisbury Post.

Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) runs during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) runs during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) talks with DeAngelo Williams (34) during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) runs past Maake Kemoeatu (99) during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith, left, signs autographs for fans before the evening practice during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith (89) reaches for a pass during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' Jeff Otah (79) looks to block during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers' Jake Delhomme (17) throws a pass during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith, left, signs autographs for fans before the evening practice during the NFL team's football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)



Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme, center, gives the thumbs up as he stretches with the team during football training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, July 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)




Highlights from practice:
good first practice, second practice not until 6pm today

lots of enthusiasm from the defense, offense not as much

when hes not in on plays, godfrey is standing behind the defense with the safties coach going over the play

otah is huge. you can pick him out in a crowd easily

stewart took a beating and stayed on his feet

lewis has put on a great deal of weight

rosario getting lots of looks and making plays

dwayne jarrett is the bizzaro jason carter

jason carter is putting on a show. if he's cut that would be a travesty

jake to smitty over the middle in traffic. money

holt and salley are the second team safties

rosario trots out with the starting lineup

its the jason carter show

moore to carter deep in the endzone with a beautiful fade

hacket faked colclough out of his socks for a td

defense has a lot more pep than years past. beason missed an int and had to do pushups

stewart is on the field, slight drizzle

9:00 p.m.

The Panthers reached an agreement with first round pick Jeff Otah this evening, haven't been disclosed yet. John Fox was optimistic earlier in the day that Stewart would get done in time for practice tomorrow morning. Hurney is not returning calls from the media. 1:00 p.m.

The guys over at Charlotte.com have some news and notes regarding the players arriving at camp.

Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette has a great, informative blog going on at CarolinaGrowl.com. He's following the negotiations of the first round picks very closely.

11:00 a.m.

Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette is reporting that Ryan Clady (12) has signed, meaning that the two players around Stewart (along with Williams of the Bears) have signed. One of the complicating factors, however, is that Stewart is a running back and not an OT. A deal should be easier to reach now.

Clady's signing also helps the Otah negotiations, as that means that there are four OT's near where Otah was selected to have signed -- Clady, Williams, Cherilus and Albert... so Otah should be following suit shortly.

Friday: 9:30 a.m.

Still no word on first-rounders Jonathan Stewart or Jeff Otah.

According to an AP article, the Panthers are feverishly negotiating with the agents of both players trying to get them into camp on time.

In the article, Hurney stated that there were "no breakthroughs in negotiations with either player."

Tickets on sale Saturday
One thing that I don't understand is why tickets go on sale to the general public on the same day as training camp, at about the same time the Panthers take the field at Wofford College for their first official practice.

Most of the die-hard fans are in Spartanburg watching the team, and telephone is the only way for them to get tickets.

Does that make any sense to anyone?

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