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Ian Thomas has reportedly “stolen the spotlight” at tight end during Panthers’ OTAs and minicamp. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has seemingly taken on a big role at camp despite Carolina drafting Ja’Tavion Sanders in the fourth-round in April. Thomas is unlikely to hold much fantasy value, but it is possible he limits the upside that Sanders possesses from a fantasy perspective. It'll be a battle to monitor throughout training camp.

Jonathon Brooks is expected to be eased into Panthers training camp. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brooks is continuing to work his way back from a torn ACL during his last year in college. It doesn't seem like his status for the start of the season is in doubt, but it remains something to monitor.

Category: Injury Updates

DJ Johnson was carted off the field on Tuesday with an apparent right knee injury. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There should be a further update on the status of Johnson at some point later in the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Xavier Legette remained sidelined from Panthers minicamp on Tuesday. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Legette suffered a hamstring injury during OTAs. Carolina will continue to play it safe with their rookie wide receiver.

Category: Injury Updates

Miles Sanders was not seen at Panthers minicamp on Tuesday. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders left practice last week with a heel injury.

Category: Injury Updates

Panthers coach Dave Canales said Bryce Young is “doing fantastic” in the team’s new offense. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: "He's doing fantastic with it," Canales said Monday after the first full day of voluntary workouts. "So, for us the formations are pretty vanilla so we can just teach the concept we want out of each route, the depth, the footwork we want." It was a struggle for Young for most of his rookie season last year, though he played better late in the season. He'll likely remain off the fantasy radar in 1-QB leagues, but could be a quarterback to target late in 2-QB and superflex leagues.

Eddy Pineiro not at OTAs

Mon, May 20th 2:54pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Eddy Pineiro is not at Panthers OTAs. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dave Canales said his focus is on the guys that are at camp. He said he’s sure Pineiro has a plan.

Amare Barno is sidelined from OTAs as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barno has been doing some work on the sideline, but remains without a timetable to return. He tore his ACL in December last season.

Category: Injury Updates

Raheem Blackshear re-signed with the Panthers on a one-year deal. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blackshear should remain in a depth role in the Panthers backfield.

Category: Transactions

The Carolina Panthers and veteran edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney have agreed on a two-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clowney has spent the last five seasons playing on one-year deals, and he chose the Panthers over the New York Jets, who were unwilling to offer him that stability. For Clowney, this is somewhat of a return home, as he grew up and went to college in South Carolina and will now play in North Carolina. In a career that started slow as he struggled to live up to pre-draft hype, Clowney has become a steady contributor (10 seasons, 52.5 sacks, 99 TFLs) and will provide for a pass-rush-needy Panthers team sans Brian Burns.

Category: Transactions

David Moore signs with Panthers

Wed, Mar 20th 10:27am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with David Moore. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore most recently caught five passes in Tampa Bay last season. This will be his second stint in Carolina. He should add depth to the Panthers wide receiver room.

Category: Transactions

Yosh Nijman signs with Panthers

Tue, Mar 19th 11:59am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with Yosh Nijman. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nijman joins Carolina after four seasons with the Packers where he started 22 of the 67 games he appeared in. He'll add depth to the offensive line for the Panthers.

Category: Transactions

Dane Jackson signs with Panthers

Wed, Mar 13th 4:49pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Dane Jackson signed a two-year deal worth up to $14.5 million with the Panthers. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson started 28 games over four seasons with the Bills. He figures to see more snaps with Carolina, especially after the Panthers moved Donte Jackson to the Steelers for Diontae Johnson.

Category: Transactions

David Sharpe signs with Texans

Wed, Mar 13th 2:26pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Houston Texans agreed to terms on a deal with David Sharpe. (Source: Jonathan M Alexander on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sharpe played with the Panthers last season. He'll add depth to the tackle position on the offensive line for Houston.

Category: Transactions

The Panthers agreed to terms with Ihmir Smith-Marsette on a one-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith-Marsette caught eight passes in a limited role with Carolina last season. He figures to remain in a depth role among the Panthers wide receivers.

Category: Transactions

The Panthers are trading Donte Jackson and a sixth-round pick in exchange for Diontae Johnson. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson was expected to be either traded or released by Carolina. He spent the first six years of his career with the Panthers, and was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 16 that will be paid by the Steelers. Jackson recorded 59 tackles last season as he now heads to join the Steelers secondary.

Category: Transactions

Jeremy Chinn plans to sign a one-year deal up to $5.1M with the Commanders. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chinn has played in just 23 games the past two seasons. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2020. He'll be a versatile safety for Washington.

Category: Transactions

Yetur Gross-Matos signed with the 49ers to a two-year deal worth $18 million. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gross-Matos figures to add to the depth on the defensive line for San Francisco. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Panthers where he combined to record 13 sacks.

Category: Transactions

Brian Burns traded to the Giants

Mon, Mar 11th 6:43pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Carolina Panthers are trading Brian Burns to the New York Giants for a second and fifth-round pick. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There had been trade rumors surrounding Burns dating back to last season. He recorded at least 7.5 sacks in all five seasons of his career in Carolina, including a career-high 12.5 sacks two years ago. He'll be a huge boost to the pass rush for the Giants.

Category: Transactions

The Washington Commanders signed Frankie Luvu to a three-year deal for a maximum value of $36 million. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luvu joins Washington after spending the past three seasons with the Panthers. He has combined to record 12.5 sacks the past two seasons and should help upgrade the linebacker room for the Commanders.

Category: Transactions