Headlines and stories are often generated in July and August in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the home of training camp for the Carolina Panthers. And a story out of Spartanburg that will generate a buzz was the sight of wide receiver Steve Smith catching a few passes from assistant trainer Mark Shermansky, and using his broken left arm to do so.
If you're looking for signs that Smith's going to be OK for the regular season opener, that might have been a decent one.
This is good news for fantasy owners. The Panthers will continue to run the ball far more than they throw it, but young quarterback Matt Moore has shown promise and should ensure that Smith remains a top-15 receiver.