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Report: Ron Rivera says Star Lotulelei 'right on track' for opener

Sep 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (98) on the field before the game. The Seahawks defeated the Panthers 12-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (98) on the field before the game. The Seahawks defeated the Panthers 12-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

While the Carolina Panthers are already without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the offensive side of the ball, it's safe to say that they'd do anything to avoid losing playmakers on defense as well.

Fortunately, as the team's official Twitter reported, Ron Rivera stated that things look very positive for defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

It's great news to hear that Lotulelei is "right on track" as this defense has the talent in 2015 to become a force to be reckoned with.

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(h/t Panthers.com)