Checking in on Panthers LBs 

September, 13, 2013
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The Carolina Panthers defense looked might intriguing during the preseason and they held a very potent Seattle Seahawks offense to just 12 points in their Week 1 opener. They should get even better in the coming weeks as the likes of Jon Beason (recovering from microfracture surgery) and Chase Blackburn (zero Week 1 snaps with his new team) get involved more. Per Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, coach Ron Rivera wants to use Blackburn more, and not because Beason is still working his way back from major knee surgery.

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