Panthers Beat: TE Ian Thomas on fast track to replace Greg Olsen

First up will be rookie Ian Thomas, a fourth-round pick out of Indiana, and then there's former Canisius College basketball player Chris Manhertz, who came to Carolina two years ago as a project.

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As we said yesterday in the Olsen injury post, we've heard good things about Thomas in the offseason and this story said he's made the transition to the NFL look simple. He's a smooth route runner and catcher and effective as a blocker. For those in deeper leagues who may not have many options, Thomas may certainly be worth a look.

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