News and Notes
Jul 27 Joe Menzer, of the Winston-Salem Journal, reports sources said Carolina Panthers RB Stephen Davis (knee) will not pass his physical Friday, July 29. The Panthers already are planning to put Davis on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list, meaning he won't practice with the team but will continue rehabilitation work with trainer Ryan Vermillion and with Jerry Simmons, the strength-and-conditioning coach. Panthers' general manager Marty Hurney wouldn't say that Davis has encountered a major setback, but he did say that there are no immediate plans to release Davis. "Stephen's going to have his physical Friday. It's wait and see. We've always said that his physical condition will tell us (what to do)," Hurney said. "I think all along it was understood that he probably would be continuing with his rehab process at the beginning of camp." The team has been targeting training camp for Davis' return.