The Carolina Panthers look poised after their first preseason game and a lot of attention is being placed on the wide receiver position as well as the quarterback position. The Panthers drafted Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike to ease the quarterback situation and also took Brandon LaFell and Armani Edwards to sure up the wide receiver position.
For those wondering about Steve Smith’s situation and his chances of playing in the first game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Smith caught passes from a JUGS machine Saturday for the first time since breaking his arm twice in the past year. Smith was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List on Monday and caught live passes for the first time this season. When asked if there were any question whether he'll be able to play the Panthers' regular-season opener against the Giants, Smith responded: "The only question is, 'What time does the game start?' That's the only question. Because I'll be suited up."
In other good news for the Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart practiced Saturday for the first time since undergoing off-season foot surgery. That has a lot of fantasy owners feeling good about the running back situation. For Panther fans worrying about how good Stewart will be, he is a lot like most good running backs, he doesn’t need a lot of practice to be good on Sundays.