Panthers invited to NFL camps

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Panthers invited to NFL camps

ELIOT CLOUGH

ELIOT CLOUGH

ELIOT CLOUGH

JACOB POTTER, Associate Sports Editor

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After the NFL draft, opportunities of a lifetime are still up for grabs for undrafted talent from the collegiate level. Five of those coveted minicamp spots were filled by Panthers, who earned invites from several NFL teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tight end Elias Nissen received an invite from the Bears, who are entering their 100th season as a franchise.

Prior to the draft, Nissen told radio sports talk show, Clough and Q Sports Talk, “Doing some research on different depth charts and places that I could possibly fit in and be able to contribute, and a place where I could not just be a camp guy but some place I can solidify myself on a roster.”

The Bears look to be a good fit for Nissen considering that the lone solidified spot at tight end is Trey Burton.

Linebacker Rickey Neal Jr. and defensive tackle Bryce Douglas were invited to the Minnesota Vikings camp.

Neal’s ability to play multiple positions on the football field likely aided in his camp invite.

“I’m an in-betweener,” said Neal in an interview with Clough and Q Sports Talk. “But I know I want to be a linebacker in the NFL.”

Kicker Austin Errthum was invited to the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Eli Dunne was invited to the Atlanta Falcons.

Each Panther will look to prove themselves on an NFL team with the goal of making a 53-man roster.

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