Charlotte, NC (WBTV)
The Panthers defense ranked 28th overall last season, but there is a lot of optimism surrounding this 2012 club. Mostly in part, to Linebacker Jon Beason's return from an achillies injury. Beason has been in the spotlight throughout the past 3 weeks of organized team activities, but has only been taking on individual drills.
Beason say's though he feels like he could play 4 quarters of Football today if he had too, the focus right now is to take it slow. Doctor's orders.
Next week, Beason will begin participating in Panthers team drills.
As for 9th overall draft pick, Luke Kuechly, Beason says the Linebacker is ahead of the curve. Kuechly knows how to prepare, comes to work early and is the last to leave.