Two Panthers Veterans Missing From OTAs

There are still no signs of two Panthers veterans as the second round of OTAs is underway.
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The Carolina Panthers are continuing their organized team activities before the training camp officially begins later in the summer. These voluntary workouts are especially important for a team like the Panthers who have a new coaching staff and several newcomers in key positions on both sides of the ball. The higher the attendance, the more time to build chemistry.

Unfortunately, the Panthers still have a few key veterans missing from the OTAs. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, there were still no signs of Eddy Pineiro and Jadeveon Clowney.

Panthers News: Two Veterans Still Missing from Team Workouts

Veteran kicker Eddy Pineiro has been away from the Panthers all offseason, choosing to stay home until attendance becomes mandatory. The 28-year-old kicker is entering the final year of his contract, so this can be seen as a contract holdout from the veteran.

Panthers have been working out with undrafted free agent Harrison Mevis in Pineiro's stead and the former Missouri standout has impressed so far.

Clowney is similarly absent from the process. However, he was present earlier in the first round of team workouts.

The 31-year-old is one of the most experienced players on this team. A ten-year veteran, Clowney knows better than anybody how to get himself ready for the season.

However, the fact that D.J. Wonnum, Amare Barno, and K'lavon Chaisson didn't participate in the first round of OTAs means that the Panthers will not have too much of an opportunity to build chemistry.

Hopefully, the Panthers will have their full complement of players at some point during the offseason workout. They need all the chemistry that they can get after last season's miserable 2-15 showing.

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