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    Cornerback was certainly not the Panthers' strongest position in 2020, and while the injury to Donte Jackson that knocked him out of a large portion of the season certainly didn't help matters, the Panthers made a concerted effort this offseason to add to the young players they already had on the roster. A lot of attention has naturally fallen on Jaycee Horn, who the Panthers selected with the 8th overall pick and who is expected to start opposite Jackson, but it has been a different corner who has been on the lips of the Panthers' coaches so far this offseason. AJ Bouye.

    "AJ Bouye, I'm so impressed with him" said Matt Rhule during OTAs, "he's played a long time, but he comes in with a humility to want to learn our system and how we call things."

    Bouye, who has played for the Texans, Jaguars and Broncos in his eight seasons in the NFL prior to signing a two-year deal with Carolina this offseason certainly has an impressive resume with 14 interceptions and seven pass deflections in just 69 career starts, highlighted by a 2017 season where his six interceptions and eighteen pass deflections earned him Pro Bowl and Second Team All-Pro honors. However, after struggles with injury and suspension have caused him to miss fourteen games over the past three seasons, he spoke to The Riot Report about how he is approaching his fresh start and new role as a veteran leader for a very young Panthers' secondary.

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    Read the full article HERE on The Riot Report.

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