Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman expects No. 8 overall draft pick Christian McCaffrey to have an immediate impact in the Carolina backfield complementing Stewart and Cam Newton, Bryan Strickland of the team's official website reports.
Newton (shoulder) likely won't be allowed to start throwing until late June, but he's still on track to be cleared for the beginning of training camp a month later, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official website reports.
Head coach Ron Rivera does not seem concerned about Johnson's (back) recent back surgery, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. "This is one of those things that if you play football, you're gonna have this. This was just an easy fix from my understanding," Rivera said. "We're just glad that it's done and he's feeling good and doing the things he's supposed to be doing now."
Head coach Ron Rivera expects Oher (concussion) to play this season, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. "Talking to Michael and listening to Michael, I believe he's going to play," Rivera said. "He looks good. He really does. It's just one of those things that when it's time to start doing everything, we'll see how he is."