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OHER BLINDSIDED BY TEAMMATES: When left tackle Michael Oher signed a contract extension to remain in Carolina through the 2019 season, he should have known this would be part of the deal. His fellow offensive linemen, aware that Oher isn't too big on discussing "The Blind Side," the 2009 movie that chronicles his journey to the NFL, pelted him with movie references via social media. READ MORE

ALWAYS ANALYZING: Being a general manager requires weighing decisions with the next few decisions in mind. Dave Gettleman recently sat down with Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review to discuss the painstaking process of putting proper value on players in a salary cap driven sport. READ MORE

TRIPLE THREAT TOUTED: Bill Barnwell of ranked the most (and least) powerful offensive trios in the NFL, placing the Panthers' trio of Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen fourth on his list. READ MORE

NEWTON NOT SATISFIED: Quarterback and reigning MVP Cam Newton believes the Panthers should have a chip on their shoulder as they prepare for the 2016 season. READ MORE

SIX PANTHERS ON LATEST TOP 101 LIST: One month after placing nine Panthers on their "Top 101 Players from the 2015 NFL Season" list, Pro Football Focus is at it again. Six Panthers made their "101 Best Players in the NFL Right Now" list, headed by linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 5. Newton checked in at 19, defensive tackle Kawann Short at 38, Olsen at 60, guard Trai Turner at 63 and Stewart at 90. READ MORE

KALIL FRONT AND CENTER: Center Ryan Kalil didn't make those lists, but he showed up in one that his teammates didn't make. Adam Schein of placed Kalil eighth in a list of the nine most indispensable offensive players in the NFL (it should be noted that Schein purposely excluded quarterbacks from the list). Kuechly came in third on the defensive side. READ MORE

REWARDING RIVERA:Ron Rivera, twice the NFL Coach of the Year, has been rewarded by the Panthers with a new contract. READ MORE

STREET CRED FOR CAM: Newton's name might not have shown up on Schein's list, but some folks at his alma mater want his name in lights. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, fans have started a petition to name the street that leads to Auburn Regional Airport "Cam Newton Run." READ MORE

RIVERA PLEASED WITH MINICAMP PERFORMANCE: Head coach Ron Rivera kept his players on their toes throughout offseason workouts but believes they put their best foot forward. READ MORE

SHOP WITH THE PANTHER: The Charlotte Observer caught up with Cam Newton at an area Target when he made a surprise appearance to help kids pick out Father's Day gifts. READ MORE

YOUNG PUTTING IN EXTRA WORK: One player is always last to leave the practice field. Find out why cornerback Lou Young is putting in the extra effort to earn a spot in the Panthers' secondary. READ MORE

HOW OLSEN STAYS IN SHAPE: As a part of his involvement with the Gatorade Beat the Heat program, Olsen chatted with Men's Fitness about some of the keys to him playing in 142 consecutive regular season games at such a demanding position. READ MORE

PANTHER FOR A DAY:13-year-old Trey Rice fits right in with wide receivers and linebackers during his memorable day courtesy of the Panthers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. **READ MORE**

View photos of Make-A-Wish grantee Trey Rice as he goes through a Panthers practice.

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