5 big Panthers observations from Back Together Saturday practice

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Robby Anderson/D.J. Moore tandem shows out

One thing you always get from Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore is consistency. The pair are among the league’s best duos at wide receiver and the Carolina Panthers will be counting on them heavily next season in pursuit of progression.

The former New York Jet produced the highlight of the evening, getting on the end of a Will Grier deep bomb that drew widespread gasps and applause from the crowd. Anderson stated afterward he was just glad he came down with the ball and give the fans something to go home talking about.

"“I ain’t gonna lie, when he threw it, I thought for a split-second I wasn’t going to get it because it had a lot of air under it. But I just trusted it and came down, threw one hand out and grabbed it.”"


This is a big season for Anderson, who is heading into the final year of his deal. He’ll be looking to get paid next spring with another year of solid production, but whether that’s in Carolina or elsewhere is still to be determined.

Moore also showcased his talents prominently. The 2018 first-round pick is progressing his route-running skills well and considering his ball skills have never been in question, there could be even more to come from the player in 2021 providing Sam Darnold becomes a consistent presence under center.

While others did struggle under the spotlight, Moore and Anderson thrived.