flicks from the first padded practice 📸

— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 3, 2021

After seeing the video, JT Ibe’s hit on Keith Kirkwood was a classic “defenseless receiver” situation. There was no point for that in any situation, much less against your own. That’s why he’s now a former Panther.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

The Panthers have waived JT Ibe. That didn’t take long.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

Calls Ibe hit “unacceptable.” Won’t comment on status of his future employment.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

Now RB Darius Clark is carted off.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

The good news is Kirkwood was moving his arms and legs. Taken out on a stretcher out of abundance of caution. They’re going to continue to practice.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

Kirkwood is going straight into the ambulance by the side of the field.

No one seems to know what’s next. They’ve called the team up.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

Medical staff putting Kirkwood on a backboard.

Players have gathered quietly, praying this isn’t serious.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

JT Ibe tossed out of practice after hitting Keith Kirkwood in the head. Kirkwood down and practice has stopped.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

I think by sports writer law, we have to describe today’s practice as “spirited.”

Cats were ready to put on pads and actually do the football things.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

No way to know if it’s a change or a rotation (though it’s likely the latter) but Will Grier worked with the 2s and PJ Walker with the 3s in the first team period.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 3, 2021

First team rep of camp: Sam Darnold rolls right and finds Ian Thomas for a first down.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 3, 2021

Matt Rhule, walking to practice: “I want it to rain. What better thing in the world than to play football in the rain? Of course, I don’t have to play.”

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 3, 2021

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