The Carolina Panthers are badly looking to find the answer to who will pair up with defensive end Charles Johnson in 2015. Apparently, as Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review reports, Ron Rivera strongly believes that man may be Kony Ealy.
"He has taken the bull by the horns," Rivera told Black and Blue Review. "He's earned the opportunity, and I've been very pleased with him the last two weeks."
Voth also reported that Rivera said, unless Ealy "completely flops" in the preseason finale, that he'll be the starting DE against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.
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(h/t Black and Blue Review)