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Return to camp a short one for Panthers’ Tre Boston

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It’s not a good week for the Panthers’ draft class.

First-rounder Kelvin Benjamin scared everyone by needing an MRI (it’s just a minor bone bruise), and then they lost sixth-rounder Tyler Gaffney to a season-ending injury and ultimately the Patriots.

They got fourth-round safety Tre Boston back on the field today, but it wasn’t a long stay.

Boston, who was just activated from the physically unable to perform list after sports hernia surgery, was carted off before the end of practice. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he may have aggravated the injury, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

The Panthers brought in veteran safeties Roman Harper and Thomas DeCoud this offseason, but were hoping Boston was going to be able to contribute. Now, they have to wait to see when that might be.

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11 Responses to “Return to camp a short one for Panthers’ Tre Boston”
  1. carolina1cam says: Jul 29, 2014 12:20 PM

    “I need to call mah grandmaw.”

  2. blacknole08 says: Jul 29, 2014 12:34 PM

    As long as Cam and Keuch are fine all is good.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2014 12:42 PM

    Still trying to figure out why they would bother drafting Gaffney if they didn’t like him enough to hold onto him and give him a chance. It doesn’t make any sense. Did they even have room for a RB this year? If not, then why did his injury change their minds on keeping him for the future?

    And they have no interest in building QB depth instead? Tajh Boyd would have been an interesting addition, but clearly they wanted Gaffney the RB more, despite not wanting him any longer now. Would they take Tajh Boyd on their team right now if he was available for free? I guess not if he wasn’t worth drafting over Gaffney the extra RB they barely had room for and no patience to hold onto.

    It’s hopefully a good sign that no Round 6 or 7 talent can help this team, that must mean they are set and overflowing with talent if they can’t squeeze more in.

  4. bam5239 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:00 PM

    @thestrategyexpert its a league rule, the only way to get a player on IR before the cut to the 75 roster is to waive him and then IR him. The Panthers were already down 1 RB with Stewart pulling a hamstring and they needed the spot to have enough RBS. There is an unspoken rule that teams don’t poach players headed for IR in this manner; the Pats have done it 3 times since 2003. But no, the Panthers liked the kid and had room for him; Bill just liked him more.

  5. motsuret06 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:28 PM

    I tell you that good fortune is not following this team and their start to training camp is turning into a unmitigated disaster. Stupid is as stupid does and the Gettleman and Rivera move with Tyler Gaffney was STUPID and a waste of a draft pick just for a roster spot for Fuzzy Zoeller. All of this does not bode well for the Panthers and the upcoming football season. We shall see what we shall see.

  6. weepingjebus says: Jul 29, 2014 1:43 PM

    The injury cart then pulled onto 95 and started the long journey north to Foxboro.

  7. bunjy96 says: Jul 29, 2014 2:22 PM

    bam5239 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:00 PM

    @thestrategyexpert its a league rule, the only way to get a player on IR before the cut to the 75 roster is to waive him and then IR him. The Panthers were already down 1 RB with Stewart pulling a hamstring and they needed the spot to have enough RBS. There is an unspoken rule that teams don’t poach players headed for IR in this manner…..

    ……

    If proven, that would be collusion. Pats did nothing wrong-before you haters jump all over them.

  8. gary2128 says: Jul 29, 2014 2:45 PM

    Noone is jumping on the Pats. What they did do was take advantage of a team that was in a perrilous situation. With Stewart out the next 2 to 4 weeks, an unproven Barner, a UFA in Reeves and only Williams as a proven starter, they had to sign a RB to compete or give them depth. The panthers wanted to keep Gaffney, but the only way to do so and bring in another player was to first waive him, then place him on IR. This would’ve allowed them to keep Fozzy who they just signed, and Gaffney.

  9. albayaom says: Jul 30, 2014 7:36 AM

    LT was right when he said Patriots have no class. Yeah they didn’t breach any rules but there are some things you just don’t do. It’s a matter of good ethics. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from an organization that won 3 Super Bowls by cheating.

  10. mattryansnoodlearm says: Jul 30, 2014 7:40 AM

    Worst safety tandem in the league hahaha

  11. teek77 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    The Patriots will take all the RBs they can get…….weak, lame, or lazy……as long as they are still breathing. They haven’t had a dependable and healthy RB in a couple of decades.

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