— The protection had a robust seven-on-seven interval with a pair of interceptions. Robinson picked off Grier on the protection’s left. Then Bridgewater held onto the ball for a very long time, and sure would’ve been sacked, however he fired a deep go to the left and cornerback Corn Elder got here away with it.
— Cornerback Donte Jackson intercepted a Grier go that was tipped by Delight and ran all of it the way in which again to the opposite facet of the sphere to rejoice a “choose six.” Although he was type of betraying his offensive brethren, Bridgewater ran right down to rejoice, too. Linebacker Tahir Whitehead razzed the quarterback a bit for doing so.
“I simply get excited after I see guys making performs. It was good for the protection to get their fingers on the soccer at this time,” Bridgewater stated. “I simply wish to rejoice these guys and allow them to know, hey, I see you making performs as properly.”
— Rhule stated the Panthers could have a “huge scrimmage” on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium that “shall be just like the third preseason recreation.” That is a part of why Rhule held out some veterans from sure drills on Friday.
“We’ll have an important probability to guage lots of the fellows making an attempt to make the crew,” Rhule stated. “They went actually laborious at this time, they usually’ve acquired to show round and do it once more tomorrow.”
— Rhule stated rookie defensive sort out Derrick Brown has a “nagging ankle,” however would not imagine it is something main.
— Linebacker Shaq Thompson didn’t observe Friday as a result of his groin continues to be sore. Rhule stated Thompson has an abductor problem.
— Carolina added cornerback Jameson Houston and defensive finish Austin Larkin shortly earlier than observe. Houston is a Baylor product, so he is accustomed to this teaching employees.
“He is a 4.4 (40-yard sprint) child, a wise child. Actually likes to observe,” Rhule stated.
And with defensive finish Marquis Haynes within the concussion protocol, the Panthers wished to get a take a look at Larkin, who’s hung out with the Cowboys and Falcons.
“One in every of our issues is simply giving guys alternatives to get in right here and present what they will do,” Rhule stated. “We’re constructing sort of a bank, a e book of enterprise on guys, figuring out who’s on the market if we have had them in camp.”