Within a strange and sad two-day period, the Carolina Panthers lost two former players last week. Former Panthers quarterback Jeff Lewis – once thought to be the team’s quarterback of the future – died Saturday in Phoenix at age 39. Coach George Seifert was once so enamored with Lewis that he fired Steve Beuerlein with the idea that Lewis would be his starter. Lewis’ cause of death has not been made public. Bryan Stoltenberg, a center who used to snap the ball regularly to Lewis in practice and games during the late 1990s, died Friday at age 40 at his home in Sugarland, Texas. Stoltenberg started 18 games for Carolina in 1998-2000. He is survived by a wife and three sons...
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