- Bank of America Stadium
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Norv Turner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Eric Washington
- Special Teams Coach
- Chase Blackburn
- Defensive Scheme
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Mose Frazier (arm) broke his left arm during practice on Tuesday, according to a league source. He is scheduled to undergo surgery by team doctor Pat Connor and his recovery is expected to last three to four months. Frazier's status for training camp is to be determined, but he obviously won't be ready for the regular season. The 25-year-old could be a cut candidate before the start of the season if he's not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that there is still no timetable on quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder), but he is "very optimistic" that Newton will be ready by training camp. Newton didn't throw at organized team activities on Wednesday as the team continues to play it safe with him after he had offseason surgery for the second straight year. Shoulder issues will make Newton less desirable in fantasy in 2019, but he still has high upside as a QB1 if he can finally put his arm issues behind him once and for all.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) said he's been cleared for everything and moved around well during organized team activities on Wednesday. The aging Olsen missed seven games in 2018 and ended on Injured Reserve. He's missed 16 games the last two seasons, but he has the potential to be one of the better fantasy tight ends if he can just stay healthy. Olsen had three straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2014 to 2016. He'll be a risk/reward TE1 in what could easily be his final season in the NFL.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) said his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery is going "unbelievable" and he hopes to throw before training camp. "I'm feeling great now," Newton told ESPN. "I feel like I do have full strength right now. But me telling the doctor, that is different than, you know, whatever the clearance process may be." Newton was shut down for the final two games in 2018, and scar tissue that remained from his 2017 surgery was removed from his rotator cuff. There is no timetable for when he'll be cleared, but he's confident he won't have any setbacks like he did last year. Newton is on a vegan diet in hopes of getting to the 237-pound range, which would be the lowest of his career. He also hired a personal trainer that works with him daily. While Newton's fantasy value might fall a tad based on his shoulder concerns, he can still make plays with his legs and should remain a QB1 heading into the 2019 season.
The Carolina Panthers selected West Virginia quarterback Will Grier with the No. 100 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Grier will become the heir apparent to Cam Newton under center in Carolina. The 37th pick of the third round has excellent touch as a passer, although his arm isn't the strongest. Grier is also pretty mobile outside the pocket and was very accurate in college. He'll become a great backup to Newton, who has now had offseason shoulder surgery two years in a row. Grier will obviously be undraftable in single-year formats, but he'll be a fine selection in dynasty/keeper drafts.