In the final stages of Monday's last practice before a day off, Torrey Smith came down on Ross Cockrell's left leg, causing a fractured tibia and fibula. Cockrell will undergo surgery and is expected to miss the 2018 season. The injury to Cockrell was the second major blow to the Panthers in the last three days after right tackle Daryl Williams dislocated his patella on Saturday.
Here's a look at some of the major headlines from Monday:
More info and insight from Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Eric Washington on Cockrell's injury [Panthers.com]
Rookie Marquis Haynes holding his own with the pads on [Panthers.com]
Rashaan Gaulden learns a hard lesson [Panthers.com]
'Big Baby' Mahon turning heads [Charlotte Observer]
Panthers reminded (again) of football's brutality [Charlotte Observer]
Elijah Hood bought Panthers jerseys, can he now earn his own? [Charlotte Observer]
Rashaan Gaulden wants a starting job [Charlotte Observer]
Cockrell suffers fractured leg [ESPN.com]
The sound of pain [Washington Post]
Donte Jackson earning comparisons to Josh Norman [AP]
Newton getting more consistent [ESPN.com]
Panthers think Taylor Hearn's big-time experience made him a steal [Spartanburg Herald-Journal]
Photo of the Day
View photos from the fifth day of practice from Panthers training camp.