Friday July 25, 2008
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- How quarterback Jake Delhomme's
surgically repaired right elbow holds up is the key question for
the Carolina Panthers as they begin training camp.
Delhomme said he felt great Friday as he checked into his dorm
room at Wofford College. The Panthers' first practice is Saturday
morning. Delhomme missed the final 13 games last season and the Panthers stumbled to a 7-9 record. He underwent Tommy John surgery to replace a tendon in the elbow.
Delhomme will play behind a new-look offensive line and a new
backfield that includes first-round pick Jonathan Stewart. The defense also has new wrinkles, but the biggest concern is how defensive end Julius Peppers bounces back from a poor 2007.
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