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On The Prowl 3/18: Get To Know Swayze Waters

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WATERS HOPES TO MAKE NAME AS PANTHERS PUNTER: Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer caught up with the newly-signed Swayze Waters, a Canadian Football League standout who is looking to make a name for himself in Carolina. A former UAB teammate of Joe Webb, Waters spent three consecutive preseasons with Detroit, Oakland and Pittsburgh as both a kicker and punter before joining the Toronto Argonauts in 2012. Waters was named the CFL Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014 after averaging 47.7 yards per punt and takes pride on being exclusively listed as a punter with the Panthers. "That was very appealing to me. They kind of gave me an identity," Waters told Person. "I'm looking forward to just being able to focus on one thing. I've never had that chance in my career. Year in and year out as a punter I've been very consistent." READ MORE GET TO KNOW SWAYZE WATERS: David Newton of also provides more information on Waters' unique name, experiences in the CFL and appreciation for goats. READ MORE

PANTHERS SIGN PAUL SOLIAI: Former Pro Bowler, known as a run stopper, hopes to make the type of playoff run he's never experienced. READ MORE

MOCK DRAFT REPORT 2.0: Wide receivers catch on with a couple of mock drafters, while defensive end remains a popular position for Panthers at No. 30. READ MORE

BARNWELL ON PANTHERS' APPROACH: Bill Barnwell of praises Carolina's smart approach to free agency, a strategy that has resulted in three consecutive NFC South titles. READ MORE

DAVIS ELECTED TO NFLPA EXEC COMMITTEE:Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been elected to the NFLPA Executive Committee by the Board of Representatives during the annual meetings in Kapalua, Hawaii. READ MORE

TOP FIVE OFFSEASON MOVES: Bryan Strickland breaks down the Panthers' best moves in free agency thus far. READ MORE

PANTHERS ADD DEPTH TO TRENCHES: In defensive tackle Paul Soliai and center Gino Gradkowski, the Panthers have added two players who graded well according to Pro Football Focus last season. READ MORE

PANTHERS TOP OFFSEASON POWER RANKINGS: NFL Media's Elliot Harrison ranks all 32 teams after evaluating the first week of free agency. Watch the video below.

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