Panthers Rumors & News

  • Panthers agree to terms with 10 college free agents "The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 10 college free agents. The 10 undrafted rookies, along with Carolina's five draft picks, selected qualifying players on the current roster and 25-35 tryout players will participate in the Panthers' rookie minicamp May 8-9. The agreements with the..." May 04

  • Panthers get aggressive trading picks "When the Carolina Panthers' board started getting picked clean early in Friday's second round, general manager Dave Gettleman got aggressive for guy they had given a first-round grade. Carolina traded its third- and sixth-round selections to the Rams to jump 16 spots. With the 41st pick, the..." May 03

  • Panthers make another big trade-up to get their offensive tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers had a few specific and glaring needs going into this draft, but they had a talented enough roster that there wasn’t room for nine draft picks to make it. So they’ve made another bold move to target a specific player. The Panthers addressed their need for an offensive tackle by..." May 02

  • Panthers trade up with Rams to take Devin Funchess

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton has another big target to throw to in Carolina. The Panthers swung a trade with the Rams to acquire the 41st pick in the second round so that they could take Devin Funchess of Michigan. Carolina gave up two picks to move up from No. 57, giving the Rams the 89th (third round) and..." May 02

  • Carolina Panthers take versatile LB Shaq Thompson in NFL draft

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers didn’t get an offensive tackle. Instead, they drafted a do-it-all defensive player they plan to add to an already formidable linebacking corps. With former University of Florida and Mallard Creek tackle D.J. Humphries getting snatched up by Arizona one pick before the..." May 01

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most intriguing prospects in the upcoming draft pool played multiple positions in college. He intends to focus on only one in the NFL. Washington safety/linebacker/running back Shaq Thompson won the 2014 Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the most versatile player in college..." April 26

  • Panthers pick up fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

    Pro Football Talk "Some decisions on whether to pick up the fifth-year option on a first-round pick can be agonizing ones. The call to extend Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s contract through 2016 was not likely one of them. Carolina has officially picked up the option of Kuechly, its star middle linebacker,..." April 26

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Kelvin Benjamin: "I'm working coming out of my breaks on curl routes, my footwork and getting timing down with Cam."

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Panthers LB Thomas Davis on Greg Hardy: 'I hope he's not that good' in Dallas "Former Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy left the Carolina Panthers for the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason. Hardy missed most of last year after he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List in the wake of an ugly incident of alleged domestic violence, and it was pretty much a foregone..." April 20

  • Panthers meeting with Louisville WR DeVante Parker

    Cat Scratch Reader "DeVante Parker might be the most polarizing prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft. Several analysts love Parker because of his elite size, athleticism and production, but there are also many who question how much of his current skill-set will translate to the NFL. Parker’s draft projections are also all..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Carolina Panthers’ Charles Tillman, 34: ‘I can be an every-down corner’

    Charlotte Observer "During a 15-minute conference call Friday morning, new Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman shared stories that ranged from heartwarming to hilarious. In between, Tillman drove home this point: The longtime Chicago Bears standout believes he can still play. Tillman is 34 and coming..." April 11

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Panthers are expected to sign veteran CB Charles Tillman, per league source.

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    .@GregJennings tweeting he has a deal done. I'm told it's not with #Panthers.

  • Panthers sign former Jaguars RB Jordan Todman "After three years with the Jaguars, veteran running back Jordan Todman signed a one-year deal with the Panthers. After three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, veteran running back Jordan Todman signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Todman was originally drafted in the sixth..." March 31

  • Jonathan Martin: I no longer think about the Dolphins bullying case "Jonathan Martin made it clear on Monday that he didn’t want to talk about the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago in which he was the victim. He made it clear that his focus was on revitalizing his career with the Carolina Panthers, who claimed the offensive tackle off waivers on..." March 31

  • Panthers solid, not flashy in free agency

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Following a 7-9 season where the Carolina Panthers had issues all season long at myriad positions, many felt the team would be able to address those issues with free agent signings and instantly improve the team. That feeling was due in large part to general manager Dave Gettleman saying that..." March 30

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The #Panthers have signed RB @JordanTodman to a one-year deal. Welcome to #PantherNation!

  • Chris Ogbonnaya EPIC PRANK ON CAM NEWTON Surprise, I'm Not From Africa "Cam Newton is totally gonna freak when he sees this … His ex-Carolina Panthers teammate Chris Ogbonnaya told TMZ Sports he pulled off the most elaborate prank ever on the superstar QB ... and this video officially marks the end of it. Ogbonnaya -- who now plays for the NY Giants -- was..." March 28

  • Panthers still want to use the two-back system "The Carolina Panthers may have given up on all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams, but they haven’t given up on the two-back system. Coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting the Panthers ideally would like to get about 15 carries from Jonathan Stewart and then 8-10 from..." March 28

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    DT Letroy Guion visited the #Seahawks on Friday. G/T Ben Ijalana visited the #Panthers.

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The Panthers have claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from the 49ers.

  • Panthers add former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "On a day when another of their targets spurned them, the Panthers signed a guy they had in for a recent visit. The team announced they had signed former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract. Boykin spent three years with the Packers, but became a free agent when they..." March 28

  • Hill could be ready to shine for Panthers in 2015 "What kept wide receiver Stephen Hill on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad for the entire 2014 season wasn’t simply his ability to contribute. Quarterback Joe Webb was a factor. In Webb, the Panthers had somebody who could play quarterback, wide receiver and special teams. To make room..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Rivera won't address Cam contract, hopes deal is done soon "Ron Rivera was posed an interesting question on Wednesday about his franchise quarterback, one that could eventually set free agency afire and give us a new record for highest paid offensive player. What if Cam Newton, a quarterback with marketing interests elsewhere, simply wanted to let his..." March 25

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Dave Gettleman says he will exercise the fifth-yr option on Luke Kuechly. "I'd have to be brain-dead not to."

  • Owner says he let Greg Hardy leave "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it clear on Monday that it was his decision not to try to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, now a member of the Dallas Cowboys. "Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told at the NFL owners meetings. Asked why he made..." March 23

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • Panthers owner says it was his decision to let Greg Hardy walk

    The Score "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Monday that he was the one who made the call not to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy. "Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told David Newton of at the NFL owners meetings. Asked why he made the decision, Richardson..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • New Cowboy Greg Hardy: 'I don't care if [you] like me'

    Fox Sports Southwest "The signing of Greg Hardy has been controversial for the Dallas Cowboys. While the organization clearly believes in second chances, many have asked do the Cowboys have any 'moral obligations' when it comes to signing players? Hardy remains on the commissioner's exempt list after being found..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Panthers bring veteran wideout Greg Jennings in for a visit

    Black and Blue Review "As the Carolina Panthers wait on an answer from cornerback Alan Ball, they’re also considering adding a more well-known name. Two-time Pro Bowl receiver Greg Jennings was in Charlotte on Saturday for a meeting with Panthers officials, according to league sources. Jennings, who was released by..." March 22

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    Former Jaguars CB Alan Ball headed home, but hasn't ruled out signing with #Panthers, per league source.

  • Greg Hardy has a team, the Cowboys, but still no starting date for his 2015 NFL season

    Washington Post "Greg Hardy has a team for the 2015 NFL season. When he’ll actually be eligible to play for that team, the Dallas Cowboys, remains to be seen. The Cowboys agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with Hardy, the former Pro Bowl defensive end for the Carolina Panthers who spent almost all of..." March 19