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Redskins | Shelton waived

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:18:52 -0700

Paul Woody, of the Richmond Times Dispatch, reports the Washington Redskins waived RB Eric Shelton (neck) Thursday, July 31. Shelton suffered a neck injury last week and is unable to practice.

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Panthers | Shelton waived from team

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 18:17:26 -0700

Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton has been waived from the team.

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Panthers | Shelton on the bubble

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:27:24 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton could be cut from the team Monday, Aug. 27, or Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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Panthers | Shelton could be down to his last chance with team

Sat, 11 Aug 2007 11:43:01 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton may be down to his last chance with the team. The Panthers kept just three running backs last season. The team has RBs DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams as their top two backs, and RB Nick Goings is a regular on special teams. Shelton's reputation is as a powerful runner, but the team is switching their offensive scheme to use more speed. His best chance to remain with the team is if he can be a reliable short-yardage and goal-line specialist.

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Panthers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 09:17:58 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared QB Chris Weinke, OT Dave Kadela, WR Drew Carter, RB Eric Shelton, FB Steven I. Jackson, WR Taye Biddle, LB Thomas Davis inactive for Week 17.

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Panthers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 09:02:04 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared QB Chris Weinke, OT Dave Kadela, WR Drew Carter, RB Eric Shelton, FB Steven I. Jackson, WR Taye Biddle, LB Thomas Davis inactive for Week 17.

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Panthers | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 09:29:45 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Brandon Jamison, OG D'Anthony Batiste, RB Eric Shelton, C Justin Hartwig, CB Ken Lucas, FS Nate Salley, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 11.

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Panthers | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 09:28:42 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Brandon Jamison, OG D'Anthony Batiste, RB Eric Shelton, C Justin Hartwig, CB Ken Lucas, FS Nate Salley, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 11.

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Panthers | Week 10 Inactives

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:24:30 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Brandon Jamison, OG D'Anthony Batiste, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, FS Nate Salley, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 10.

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Panthers | Week 10 Inactives

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:24:21 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Brandon Jamison, OG D'Anthony Batiste, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, FS Nate Salley, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 10.

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Panthers | Shelton could be active for Week 6

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:22:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton could be active for Week 6 due to injuries weakening the position.

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Panthers | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 08 Oct 2006 09:37:20 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Dan Morgan, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, OL Rashad Butler, SS Shaun Williams, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 5.

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Panthers | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 08 Oct 2006 09:37:13 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Dan Morgan, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, OL Rashad Butler, SS Shaun Williams, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 5.

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Panthers | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 09:38:58 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Dan Morgan, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, TE Mike Seidman, OL Rashad Butler, SS Shaun Williams, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 4.

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Panthers | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 09:30:01 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Dan Morgan, RB Eric Shelton, DL Jordan Carstens, C Justin Hartwig, TE Mike Seidman, OL Rashad Butler, SS Shaun Williams, DL Stanley McClover inactive for Week 4.

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Panthers | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:22:48 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared RB Eric Shelton, LB Jason Kyle, TE Jeff King, DL Jordan Carstens, LB Na'il Diggs, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover, WR Steve Smith, OL Will Montgomery inactive for Week 1.

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Panthers | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:21:25 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared RB Eric Shelton, LB Jason Kyle, TE Jeff King, DL Jordan Carstens, LB Na'il Diggs, OL Rashad Butler, DL Stanley McClover, WR Steve Smith, OL Will Montgomery inactive for Week 1.

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Panthers | Shelton surprised he stuck

Tue, 05 Sep 2006 15:39:05 -0700

The Carolina Panthers appear hopeful RB Eric Shelton recently admitted he was surprised to make the team's final roster, but it appears as if the team wants to give him another chance to win their short-yardage role.

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Panthers | Surprisingly Shelton is not cut

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 21:57:49 -0700

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports the Carolina Panthers decided not to cut RB Eric Shelton, despite some harsh comments by offensive coordinator Dan Henning last week. "He's a powerful guy who can move the pile, and that's something where if down the road anything were to happen to the people in front of him, that's a trait that's a positive trait," Panthers' head coach John Fox said.

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Panthers | Shelton plays well; but he fumbles

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:03:32 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panther RB Eric Shelton (10 carries, 44 yards) had his best performance since being drafted in the second round last year, but he lost a fumble inside the Pittsburgh Steelers 10 during the third quarter of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31.

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Panthers | Haynes or Shelton likely to get cut

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 01:08:45 -0700

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports either Carolina Panthers RB Alex Haynes or RB Eric Shelton will get cut from the team.

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Panthers | Shelton likely to be cut

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 09:36:46 -0700

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton is likely to be cut from the team. If he is cut, as expected, there is no obvious big back to gain the tough yards for the Panthers.

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Panthers | Shelton appears in fourth quarter

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:29:38 -0700

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton didn't enter the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 12, until midway through the fourth quarter, and then with the Panthers starting at their own 2. That was a bit surprising because there has been talk of Shelton, last year's second-round draft pick, becoming the short-yardage back for this team. Shelton, though, was just happy to get some work. "I was waiting," he said through a smile. "It felt pretty good. We got in there and made something happen."

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Panthers | Shelton starting to improve after slow start

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 10:46:12 -0700

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton had an impressive showing Saturday, Aug. 5, during the team's scrimmage. After a slow start to training camp, Shelton is hoping his improved performance during the scrimmage will be the start of something good. Shelton said, " I'll be able to look back on this day and (say), `I can produce in the NFL against the No. 1 defense and be successful.' I've got confidence in myself. I think I put confidence in my teammates and my coaches, as well, that I can produce."

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Panthers | Shelton struggles short-yardage situation Thursday

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 21:56:58 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton struggled in a short-yardage situation during practice Thursday, Aug. 3. Shelton had three chances to get in the end zone from three yards out with the No. 1 offensive line. He gained only one yard on all three tries combined.

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Panthers | J. Skipper believes Shelton has progressed well

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 21:41:41 -0700

Steve Reed, of the New Bern Sun Journal, reports Carolina Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper believes RB Eric Shelton has progressed extremely well over the offseason. Skipper said, " Now he understands. I can talk to him about things without having to (draw) it out all of the time. He can just get a verbal picture in his head... Last year it was every play I had to say something to him. Finally, I had to back off him to let him do [I]something[r]. Now I don't even worry about him." Shelton struggled in pass protection during 2005 to the point where Skipper didn't have any confidence in him.

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Panthers | Team still hoping Shelton can contribute

Sun, 23 Jul 2006 07:21:16 -0700

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports the Carolina Panthers are still hopeful RB Eric Shelton can contribute to the team's success in 2006. Unless Shelton is able to make vast improvements pickup up opposing defenses and is able to correct his upright running style then the team may be forced to cut bait and release him. However, the team is hoping Shelton can at least contribute this year as a short-yardage back.

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Panthers | Shelton can still land a role in the team's offense

Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:05:35 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, writing for the Sporting News, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton is on the hot seat because RBs DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams are ahead of him on the team's depth chart. He still has a shot at earning some playing time with a solid training camp. Shelton (6-1, 246) is the team's biggest runner and could emerge as a short-yardage and goal-line runner because Foster and Williams are too small to be successful in those situations.

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Panthers | Henning discusses running back situation

Fri, 19 May 2006 06:20:51 -0700

Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Dan Henning spoke Thursday, May 18, at a Charlotte Touchdown Club luncheon. One of his discussion points was the team's running back situation. Henning said general manager Marty Hurney was "adamant" that the Panthers draft a running back (RB DeAngelo Williams) to pair with RB DeShaun Foster, who has dazzled at times but has had injury problems. "We all love DeShaun Foster, but DeShaun Foster has not been able to fulfill a whole year for us," said Henning. As for RB Eric Shelton, the Panthers' 2005 second-round pick who spent his rookie season on injured reserve, Henning said the team still hopes he can fit into the rotation as a short-yardage, goal-line back. He said Shelton also could be used to pound the ball at the defense at the end of games.

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Panthers | Important minicamp begins for Shelton Friday

Thu, 04 May 2006 21:10:51 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton has a lot to prove this offseason to make the Panthers roster. Shelton was a second round pick in last year's NFL Draft, but struggled in the preseason to pick up the offense and pass block. He spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury late in preseason. Shelton could be on the outside looking in, if he doesn't prove his value to the Panthers, who selected RB DeAngelo Williams in the first round this year and already have starter, RB DeShaun Foster. The Panthers depth at the position includes KR Jamal Robertson and FB Nick Goings, who have both proven they can play the running back spot.

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Panthers | E. Shelton still in the mix

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 15:55:34 -0700

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton is still in the mix, despite the team picking RB DeAngelo Williams in the first-round of the NFL Draft. Head coach John Fox said, "He's right in the mix. We'll see how they sort it out."

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Panthers | Hurney says team will be counting on Shelton

Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:00:38 -0700

Joe Menzer, of the Winston-Salem Journal, reports Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said the team will be counting on RB Eric Shelton in 2006. "I think his rehab has gone great. And I think just like with any young player, any time a young player gets a change to have a year to kind of see how things are done, be around the facility and in team meetings, learn the system obviously with that one year behind him, he's going to have much more comfort when he gets into games, knowing what we do," Hurney said. "He's a big back who can move. We saw that when we drafted him, we still see that, and we just believe he's only going to get better. Hopefully just being around for a year, he will have matured as a player, just knowing what we do." Given RB DeShaun Foster's medical history, it will be important for Shelton or someone the Panthers pick up in the NFL Draft to offer insurance at the position.

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Panthers | Team will watch Shelton closely

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:19:27 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, writing for the Sporting News, reports the Carolina Panthers will pay special attention to RB Eric Shelton in their offseason program and minicamps. Shelton struggled to pick up blocking schemes in his rookie training camp and wound up missing his rookie season with a foot injury. He has the ability to be a good power runner but needs to show he can pick up defenders as a pass blocker before he'll get much playing time.

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Panthers | Fox discusses E. Shelton

Thu, 30 Mar 2006 05:50:38 -0800

The Charlotte Observer's Pay Yasinskas asked Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox if RB Eric Shelton fits into the team's 2006 plans and Fox replied: "We've still got to see. We've invested a second-round pick in him. He's a big, physical guy and he spent the year going to our meetings and stuff, and he's worked to get himself mentally and physically ready for this season. He's a guy not a lot of people know about that we hope can make an impact for us."

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Panthers | Shelton does not like to sit and watch

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 06:07:05 -0800

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton (foot) is having a hard time spending his first season on the team's Injured Reserve list. The injury to his left foot suffered in the preseason finale would have kept him out at least six weeks, but Shelton shrugged last week and said he knows he could have been playing "by the end of October, for sure." Panthers' general manager Marty Hurney acknowledged that placing Shelton on IR was a difficult call, but one the team felt was necessary. Shelton was struggling in preseason when the injury occurred. "I know a lot of it was on me," Shelton said of his disappointing training camp. Shelton's on-field activity is limited to sprints and conditioning work with strength coach Jerry Simmons each day, maybe catching a few balls from the Jugs machine while the rest of his teammates are working toward a playoff berth. "It's tough watching," he said. "But what else do I have to do?"

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Panthers | Injury Update: E. Shelton

Sun, 11 Sep 2005 07:37:50 -0700

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Eric Shelton has a Lisfranc sprain, basically a separation of the small bones in the top of the foot, usually caused by twisting falls. Nothing's actually broken, no surgery's required, and six to eight weeks in a cast followed by some rehabilitation should have him fine for the 2006 season. Panthers head coach John Fox caused a bit of confusion recently when he referred to Shelton's injury as a "broken foot."

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Panthers | Shelton Lands on IR

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 17:41:41 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers have placed rookie RB Eric Shelton (foot) on their Injured Reserve list with a broken foot. He will miss the entire 2005 season.

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Panthers | Shelton Dinged; But Returns

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 07:04:20 -0700

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Eric Shelton (knee) suffered a knee contusion during the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. Trainers carried him to a table behind the bench and immediately began checking his left knee, which was wrapped with a large bag of ice moments later. He came out after the half under his own power, and was standing without assistance talking to other players, and returned late in the third quarter.

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Panthers | Running Back Pecking Order Set - If Davis is Healthy

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 21:47:02 -0700

Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers running back depth chart is pretty much set as long as RB Stephen Davis is healthy and feels no after effects from his first game action of the year Thursday, Sept. 1. As noted earlier, Davis will be the No. 1 back. RB DeShaun Foster will be the speedy, change-of-pace No.2 running back and RB Nick Goings the jack-of-all-trades No.3 running back. Barring an injury, rookie RB Eric Shelton will have the year he needs to learn, which is good because he has had a thoroughly unproductive preseason. The Panthers won't need much from Shelton in 2005, if Davis is indeed healthy. As long as the knee doesn't swell, Davis will start for Carolina in the season opener against New Orleans Sept.11.

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Panthers | Shelton to Watch, Mostly

Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:27:49 -0700

Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers RB Eric Shelton will not play most of the team's preseason matchup Friday, Aug. 26 against the Cleveland Browns.

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Panthers | Fox Mum on Shelton's Role

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:05:53 -0700

Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox did not have much to say when asked what role rookie RB Eric Shelton, a second-round pick this year, would hold. When he was asked if Shelton would play with the first-team in the team's remaining preseason games, Fox responded with "when, where and who he's with, I really don't want to get into right now." Fox did go on to say he thought Shelton has been productive so far in the preseason.

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Panthers | Big Future Plans for Shelton

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 22:31:52 -0700

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports it is pretty clear the Carolina Panthers have big plans for rookie RB Eric Shelton at some point in the next couple of years. "Somewhere along the line, we would like to see Eric Shelton become a featured back in the NFL," offensive coordinator Dan Henning said of the team's second-round draft pick. "There is a lot of road that has to be traveled before we see that and can be sure of that."

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Panthers | Contact Update: Shelton

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 07:25:24 -0700

Darrin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Eric Shelton's four-year contract is worth around $2.8 million. The deal included a signing bonus of around $1.4 million.

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Panthers | Shelton Officially Signed

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:59:33 -0700

Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have officially signed rookie RB Eric Shelton to an undisclosed contract.

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Panthers | Shelton Agrees to Terms

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 09:15:03 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with rookie RB Eric Shelton, a second-round draft choice.

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Panthers | Close with Shelton?

Thu, 28 Jul 2005 22:00:37 -0700

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports agent Peter Schaeffer said he is close to reaching a contract agreement with the Carolina Panthers for second-round pick RB Eric Shelton. "We're burning the midnight oil," Schaffer said late Thursday night, July 28. "But we're getting there. We've certainly narrowed our differences considerably over the last 48 hours."

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Panthers | Signing Shelton a Bigger Priority Now

Wed, 27 Jul 2005 21:27:13 -0700

Joe Menzer, of the Winston-Salem Journal, reports with the recent news of RB Stephen Davis' probable placement on the physically unable to perform list, the Carolina Panthers will need to step up efforts to sign rookie RB Eric Shelton, their second-round pick. It is almost imperative to get Shelton in to training camp on time. Shelton's hard-charging running style has been compared to Davis', and the Panthers' coaches have made it clear that they prefer to use RB DeShaun Foster in tandem with a power running back such as Shelton or Davis.

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Panthers | Jammed Up at RB

Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:00:47 -0700

Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports the Carolina Panthers have a full stable of running backs that will be competing for a roster spot come training camp. In the mix are RBs Brad Hoover, DeShaun Foster, Stephen Davis, Nick Goings, Rod Smart, Casey Cramer, Joey Harris, Nick Maddox, Jamal Robertson and Eric Shelton. All of them got carries last season except for Shelton, who was at Louisville, and Smart, who spent most of the season on Injured Reserve. "You come out every day and work as hard as you can, and it's one of those things where you either do it or you're going home," Hoover said.

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Panthers | Shelton Making some Rookie Mistakes, but Learning

Tue, 14 Jun 2005 02:19:01 -0700

Darrin Gant, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Eric Shelton had an up and down day at practice Monday, June 13. Shelton walked off the practice field sweating and irritated with his own mental mistakes. "Today I got a little confused out there, a little frustrated," Shelton said after catching extra passes. "But it's just a matter of staying in the playbook and learning what's going on." Shelton feels not being a featured back at Louisville cut back on some of his developmental time. Part of Monday's frustration was over lining up wrong when asked to leave the backfield and split wide -- one of offensive coordinator Dan Henning's pet formations. Even Shelton admitted that his frustration was largely temporary, the result of a bad practice rather than larger issues.

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Panthers | Shelton could have a Big Role

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:29:01 -0700

Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said rookie RB Eric Shelton has picked up the team's offense real quickly. Fox said he is looking forward to seeing Shelton in pads. When asked about Shelton's role, Fox replied, "We have tried to create as much competition as possible. I like to say that it's up to them what their role will be. We expect him to have a big role."

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