Samuel, the Panthers’ second-round pick, has a hamstring strain. He felt tightness in his hamstring after Thursday's practice, and the team sent him to Charlotte to have it further evaluated by a doctor. It’s unclear when Samuel will return to practice.
Elder, Carolina's fifth-round pick, is more week-to-week than day-to-day. He made it through the Panthers’ first camp practice Wednesday, but after complaining of soreness in his right knee, an MRI revealed a patella stress fracture. On Friday, he worked on the side with a brace on his knee.
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