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Lafell has won starting job

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Brandon LaFell-WR- Panthers Aug. 12 - 9:36 am et

According to ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas, the starting job opposite Steve Smith belongs to Brandon LaFell barring a "disastrous preseason."

We've had LaFell pegged for the starting job since he was drafted in April. Kenny Moore has had a solid camp, but he's not NFL starting material. Dwayne Jarrett's standing as the favorite lasted just one day in training camp, and he's now in a dogfight for a roster spot. LaFell is a reach as a late-round flier, but keep him on your watch list for in-season pickups.

Source: ESPN.com

Related: Dwayne Jarrett, Kenneth Moore

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Looking forward to seeing what this kid can do.

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That's quite a big accomplishment considering the learning curve for rookie receivers. Hope he does some big things this year.

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I'm so jaded by the WRs we've drafted I'm not even going to form an opinion until the guy plays.....for multiple years.

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I'm so jaded by the WRs we've drafted I'm not even going to form an opinion until the guy plays.....for multiple years.

Yeah, I kind of feel the same way. But, LaFell stands out physically on tape in terms of size/speed/strength... Colbert and Jarrett didn't to me. So, I guess that's a start.

Only thing that still concerns me is his hands, which I generally don't a make a big deal about b/c I think catching is more about focus and concentration than anything else... But, everyone made a big deal about his hands being small during the draft. And it seems over the last few practices I have read more and more that the defense has gotten INTs off of good throws that went through his hands or that he tipped up.

Oh well, we'll see.

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keep stirring the pot and the cream will rise

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If LaFell can line up in the right spot, he will already have something on Jarrett.

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well, at least we know he isn't DJ2.0..considering dwayne couldn't beat out colbert or carter for the starting job when he had that chance...Also, the notion that Fox won't play a rookie even further reduce to myth.

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this is a prediction....nothing more. Gantt tweeted the other day Jarrett still has his supporters on the Panther coaching staff. Jarrett probably goes for about 259 yards, 3 TDs tonight. Or maybe he puts up a goose egg. I am confident it will go one of those 2 ways.

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well, at least we know he isn't DJ2.0..considering dwayne couldn't beat out colbert or carter for the starting job when he had that chance...Also, the notion that Fox won't play a rookie even further reduce to myth.

we don't know that though. Jarrett looked better than all those guys the past few years in practice. So far, LaFell has simply looked good in practice.

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We'll see during the 1st and 2nd preseason games!

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This is simply not true....according to John Fox...covername (Sam Mills Fan), LaFell is not starting, and anyone who suggests otherwise is an idiot.

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