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Panthers Torrey Smith shares message with youth

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith heard the calls of young men from the AMIkids White Pines organization following the team's final training camp practice at Wofford College on Monday, August 13, 2018. Smith invited them onto the field.

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David Murphy: If the NFL actually wants to be safer, it’s time to re-evaluate tackling

Not long after Jordan Mailata arrived at IMG Academy to begin the process of learning American football, the former rugby player from Australia noticed something strange about the way defenders were taught to tackle. During workouts and film sessions, he and fellow rugby convert Christian Scott Williamson would watch with equal parts confusion and concern as defenders launched themselves into ballcarriers like they were locked doors in an emergency: head lowered, shoulder following like a battering ram, arms often trailing behind.

Panthers Torrey Smith shares message with youth

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith heard the calls of young men from the AMIkids White Pines organization following the team's final training camp practice at Wofford College on Monday, August 13, 2018. Smith invited them onto the field.