Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The move isn’t a surprise given Manhertz injured his left foot in the team’s minicamp and recently underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture, General Manager Marty Hurney announced. The injury is the same one that sidelined starting tight end Greg Olsen for much of last season.
Carolina, though, hopes Manhertz returns before the start of the regular season.
Gene McGivern, author of Green’s 1997 autobiography, No Room For Crybabies: They’re sailing along, and the publisher calls me and says we’re coming out with a paperback if they make the Super Bowl, and we’re going to add three chapters. They’re 15-1 and they’re just steamrolling everyone, and sure enough the Atlanta game comes. I talked to Denny on a Thursday night, and we were going to do a chapter of the book on the Super Bowl. He was going to have me come down and be in the team meetings. We were going to do a chapter on [Super Bowl week], win or lose, and there was no doubt in his mind they were going to take care of the Falcons.
The news came only hours after General Manager Steve Keim pleaded guilty to extreme DUI, prompting the Cardinals to suspend and fine him.
Seals-Jones is expected to compete for the starting job.
Ferrell emerged from the 2017 season with statistical bragging rights over his esteemed teammates along the Clemson defensive line, leading the Tigers in tackles for loss (18) and sacks (9.5) and tying Austin Bryant (No. 33 on our list) for the team lead with 12 quarterback pressures. His return for a redshirt junior season was one of the bigger surprises among Clemson’s 2018 draft decisions after he joined Deshaun Watson and Sammy Watkins as the only Tigers to earn first-team AP All-America honors as a freshman or sophomore. On the lone off night of Clemson’s regular season at Syracuse, Ferrell was the bright spot for the defense, with eight tackles, 3.5 sacks and a pass breakup. He’s far from the only Tiger who can take games over up front, but he may be the first defensive coordinator Brent Venables turns to.