Carolina Panthers Training Camp Stock Report

The Carolina Panthers are now three practices into training camp and held their first practice in pads on Sunday. It is a small sample size but there are a few players who have stood out this past weekend while one has seen his stock plummet.

Stock Up

Ted Ginn Jr. - The Carolina Panthers brought back Ted Ginn Jr. this offseason after he played one year with the Arizona Cardinals. The move certainly looks to be a positive one, especially in the early going of training camp. The connection between Cam Newton and Ginn has picked up right where it left off when the two played together in 2013. That year Ginn had one his best seasons of his career with 36 receptions, 556 yards and five touchdowns.

If the early part of training camp is any indication, Ginn could be on pace for another career year. In Saturday's practice he showed some incredible speed and caught two deep passes from Newton. This type of deep threat was an element that was missing from the Panthers offense last year. Corey Brown helped a bit but he didn't become a part of the offense until the second half of the season.

 

Frank Alexander - The Panthers are still looking for the answer to replace Greg Hardy and it looks like Frank Alexander is going to get the first chance to fill those shoes. Alexander has been getting first reps on the defense opposite Charles Johnson. In an article by Max Henson on Panthers.com Johnson said he has been impressed with Alexander but also that it is still early.

Alexander is coming off a lost season where he missed the first 14 weeks due to two suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. By the time he was able to return to the field, the rotation had been pretty much set and Alexander didn't get on the field much. This training camp was very important to Alexander and he is off to a great start

 

Stock Down

Brenton Bersin- The toughest training camp battle in Panthers’ camp is at wide receiver because of all the talent the front office has added this offseason. This doesn't bode well for a player like Brenton Bersin, who was near the bottom of the depth chart last season.

If he wants to make the roster this year, he would have needed to make an impression and had a very strong camp. Unfortunately he has not been able to do that so far and has had issues with the drops early in training camp. Bersin is going to have a great deal of ground to make up over the rest of training camp.

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