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  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Josh Norman on Odell Beckham Jr.: "He's trying to steal my bologna" (he mentions bologna six times in the article)

    USA Today "The feud between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t appear to be dying down and likely won’t after what ran in the Player’s Tribune on Monday. The Norman-Beckham title bout from late last year that escalated into several..." May 02

  • Panthers G.M. admits drafting to need, but says he didn’t reach

    Black and Blue Review "Last Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Carolina Panthers shocked the NFL by releasing Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman from his franchise tag, general manager Dave Gettleman was asked if the decision would affect his strategy in this week's draft. "No," he answered, before breaking out the..." May 01

  • Undrafted safety Jeremy Cash signs with Panthers

    The Score "Former Duke safety Jeremy Cash signed with the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted, the player confirmed Saturday. Upon signing his contract, Cash said he'd contribute to relief efforts aiding those affected by the recent floods in Houston. Cash was considered by some to the best player..." May 01

  • Lions' Bob Quinn refutes Vernon Butler, says team made no promises to prospects

    Michigan Live "Defensive tackle Vernon Butler said the Detroit Lions told him they would draft him with the No. 16 pick in the first round before the team selected Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker. On Saturday, Lions general manager Bob Quinn emphatically denounced that accusation. "No one from my..." May 01

  • The Panthers draft a cornerback while he's fixing his mom's toilet

    CBS Sports "Finally Panthers fans can rest easy, because the team has drafted a cornerback. Pretty much everyone following the Panthers was concerned after Dave Gettleman rescinded Josh Norman's franchise tag and watched the Pro Bowl corner head to the Redskins on a major free-agent contract. Their pick..." April 30

  • Panthers add another defensive tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers added a defensive tackle to the roster on Thursday night when they made Vernon Butler the 30th overall pick of the draft and the position group got a little deeper on Friday. PFT reported Friday afternoon that the Panthers claimed Robert Thomas off of waivers from the Dolphins and..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    LOL. The #Panthers who need no help at DT take #LaTech DT Vernon Butler at No. 30. Of course they do #Gettleman.

  • Panthers take defensive tackle Vernon Butler at No. 30

    Pro Football Talk "Dave Gettleman can’t get enough hog mollies. Despite having a pair of young starting defensive tackles, the Panthers General Manager added another one, using the 30th pick on Louisiana Tech big man Vernon Butler. The Panthers just picked up the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round Star..." April 29

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Cam Newton says he let people down with post-Super Bowl press conference

    ESPN "Cam Newton called it a “great responsibility" when the Carolina Panthers made the Heisman Trophy quarterback the first pick of the 2011 NFL draft. The league's 2015 MVP apparently has come around in taking some responsibility for his abbreviated post-game press conference following a 24-10..." April 28

  • Josh Norman: I don't care about matchup with Odell Beckham

    The Score "When Josh Norman signed with the Washington Redskins and joined the NFC East, it was inevitable that his rivalry with New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would resurface. Beckham declined to comment on Norman's division arrival in his first media session since the signing, but Giants..." April 27

  • Josh Norman says Redskins contract was like getting a Tiffany's ring

    Sporting News "Josh Norman seems happier than ever with his new gig in Washington, D.C. The former Panthers cornerback sat down with ESPN's Mike and Mike, where he compared his five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins to receiving the holy grail of engagement rings: a Tiffany's rock. “They had a big..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Bills GM explains how Andrew Luck spoiled plan to draft Cam Newton

    CBS Sports "Almost exactly five years ago, the Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Broncos then selected Von Miller. The Bills rounded off the top-three by grabbing Marcell Dareus. Without even getting into the picks that followed (A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio..." April 26

  • Panthers exercise Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option

    panthers.com "The Panthers have officially exercised the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, keeping him under contract through the 2017 season. General manager Dave Gettleman told reporters the team planned to exercise the option back at the NFL Annual Meeting. "Star has not..." April 26

  • Kelvin Benjamin on target for full return in training camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers may draft a wide receiver at some point this week, but a rookie is unlikely to be the most significant addition to their 2015 receiving corps. That honor is going to go to Kelvin Benjamin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Benjamin has been making steady progress in..." April 25

  • Josh Norman on facing Odell Beckham: It’s gonna be fun

    Pro Football Talk "Among the talking points that have cropped up since cornerback Josh Norman’s surprise move from the Panthers to the Redskins is that Norman will be facing off with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham twice during the 2016 season. Norman and Beckham engaged in a battle of words leading into last..." April 25

  • Josh Norman responds to Patrick Peterson: I know my worth

    Pro Football Talk "Shortly after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson took a shot at Norman, writing on Twitter, “Know your worth.” As it turned out, Norman was worth more on the free market than just the $14 million franchise tender the..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Bashaud Breeland’s initial reaction to Josh Norman’s signing? “Disrespect”

    Washington Post "Bashaud Breeland wasn’t among the players tweeting congratulations to Josh Norman when the news broke Friday that the Redskins had signed the free agent cornerback to a five-year, $75 million contract. After all, Norman’s arrival meant that Breeland was no longer Washington’s No. 1 player in the..." April 25

  • Josh Norman made last-ditch effort to stay in Carolina

    Charlotte Observer "For seven weeks the franchise tag the Panthers had placed on their Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman went unsigned. All the document needed was Norman’s signature to guarantee a $13.95 million salary for a season for the Panthers’ fifth-round pick from 2012. But Norman and his agent Mike George..." April 25

  • Carolina Panthers running back arrested for reckless driving

    WSOCTV "The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a Carolina Panthers' running back was arrested Saturday night for reckless driving on Interstate 85. Troopers said Cameron Artis-Payne was driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 near Exit 14 in Gaston County. Artis-Payne was charged with reckless..." April 25

  • Norman’s arrival spices up Dallas rivalry, too

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington first expressed interest in cornerback Josh Norman, one potential twice-per-year series instantly became far more intriguing: Norman facing off against Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants. But another NFC East rivalry now becomes more compelling, too. When the Panthers, Norman’s..." April 24

  • Eli Manning on Josh Norman/Odell Beckham: We can’t let it escalate

    Newsday "Eli Manning isn’t too bothered by the new cornerback in the division, and he doesn’t think his best receiver will be either. Washington’s surprise addition of Josh Norman this past week created an instant rivalry between him and Odell Beckham Jr., the two players whose duel in December turned..." April 24

  • Cam Newton hops fence to play football with kids

    WSOCTV "Students at the Community School of Davidson had a celebrity encounter on the playground Friday afternoon. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton drove by the school while filming for a show when he noticed a student wearing his jersey on the playground. Mimi Siadak, a seventh-grade teacher, said..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Josh Norman rips Panthers, says he 'got sideswiped' by Carolina

    CBS Sports "The Carolina Panthers decision to rescind Josh Norman's franchise tag on Wednesday was so shocking that it even surprised Norman. Just after signing his five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins on Friday night, the cornerback did an interview where he accused the Panthers of "sideswiping"..." April 23

  • Josh Norman signs 5-year, $75 million deal with Redskins

    NFL.com "Josh Norman's brief voyage into free-agency is over. Just two days after the Carolina Panthers rescinded their non-exclusive franchise tag on the All-Pro cornerback, Norman has signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Friday, a source familiar with the deal told NFL..." April 23

  • Ihenacho hopes Norman signs with Redskins so he can cash in on jersey number

    The Score "Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho hopes his team signs free-agent cornerback Josh Norman, but not for the reason you'd expect. Ihenacho, who wears No. 24, believes he may be able to cash in if Norman signs with the Redskins and wants to keep his jersey number. " April 22

  • Cowboys' Stephen Jones: Cost of signing Norman 'past where we're comfortable'

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys need help in the secondary, but it doesn't sound like it will be coming in the form of unrestricted free-agent cornerback Josh Norman. Norman, who is reportedly seeking a deal worth around $14 million a year, is likely too pricey for Dallas. "Josh Norman is a great..." April 22

  • Norman-Beckham battles would make Washington-Giants rivalry better

    Pro Football Talk "With cornerback Josh Norman making his first visit to Washington at a time when the 49ers want to bring him to town as well, it’s safe to assume that Washington made the best opening offer for his services. So if/when Norman is introduced as the latest member of the team, it will be time to circle..." April 22

  • Jaguars have “continuing interest” in Josh Norman

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Josh Norman is in Washington for a visit with the Redskins, so he may not be a free agent by the time Passover gets underway on Friday evening. If he does end the visit without a contract, the Jaguars may try to bring him in for a chat. General Manager Dave Caldwell said Friday that..." April 22

  • Miami Dolphins likely out of the running for cornerback Josh Norman

    Miami Herald "Josh Norman is going to get paid from someone. But it’s probably not going to be the Dolphins. The All-Pro corner will likely sign elsewhere, the Miami Herald has learned, despite the Dolphins’ interest in the former Carolina Panther. The Dolphins were one of at least 10 teams to reach..." April 22

  • Cam Newton back in Charlotte ahead of Panthers’ offseason program

    Charlotte Observer "The same day the Carolina Panthers cut ties with cornerback Josh Norman, they welcomed their quarterback back to town. Cam Newton was at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday and is expected to attend the start of the offseason program next week. Newton has been in California the past two months..." April 22

  • Cap flexibility, tough negotiation led Panthers to rescind franchise tag on Josh Norman

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman didn't hesitate when asked what he could do with the $13.952 million in salary-cap space he got after rescinding the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman. "A lot," Gettleman said Thursday, the day after he made the Pro Bowl cornerback an..." April 22

  • Report: Washington has ‘very legit offer’ for Josh Norman

    The Sports Daily "The Washington Redskins have reportedly put an aggressive offer on the table for free agent cornerback Josh Norman. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Redskins have provided Norman, an All-Pro defender in 2015, with what is being called a “very legit offer.” Norman — who was..." April 22

  • Report: 49ers the ‘early front-runner’ for CB Josh Norman

    The Sports Daily "With millions in cap space and a need in the secondary, the San Francisco 49ers have opened up as the favorites to sign cornerback Josh Norman. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the 49ers are “expected” to become the “early front-runner” to acquire the All-Pro cornerback, with the..." April 21

  • Report: 49ers, Steelers, Dolphins among teams inquiring about Josh Norman

    Pro Football Talk "The de facto release of Josh Norman by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday has dropped a top-tier free agent onto the market right before the NFL Draft. Norman became an unrestricted free agent when the Panthers removed the franchise tag on Wednesday afternoon. While there is less money and cap..." April 21

  • Panthers Rescind Josh Norman’s Franchise Tag, Making Him A Free Agent

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that they’ve rescinded the franchise tag offer on CB Josh Norman, making him an unrestricted free agent. Here’s a statement from Panthers GM Dave Gettlman regarding the decision: “After a number of conversations with Josh’s agent we realized that a..." April 20

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Panthers CB Josh Norman Also Skipping Offseason Workouts

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Panthers franchise CB Josh Norman also won’t be in attendance for the start of offseason workouts in the coming weeks. This doesn’t come as a big surprise, seeing as the two sides are reportedly nowhere close to an agreement on a long-term extension." April 16

  • Charles Johnson Nearly Fired Agent over Panthers Return

    Cat Scratch Reader "In a short interview with David Newton of ESPN (*groan* I know...) Charles Johnson was not shy about talking about his return to the Carolina Panthers for less money. "Drew was close to getting fired because of that," said Johnson with a bit of a laugh. "Cause Drew, you know, he wants the best..." April 15

  • Cam Newton on season opener vs. Broncos: I'll be looking for revenge

    CBS Sports "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was one of the first people to find out that Carolina would be opening the 2016 NFL season against the Broncos, and after he found out, Newton went straight to Instagram to share his feelings: He wants revenge. Specifically, he wants revenge on Super Bowl MVP Von..." April 15

  • Report: Super Bowl 50 rematch scheduled for NFL season opener

    The Score "The Denver Broncos will host the Carolina Panthers to open the 2016 NFL season in a rematch of Super Bowl 50, according to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer. The game will take place in primetime on Thursday, Sept. 8, and will be the first time a Super Bowl rematch has opened a season since..." April 15

  • Jared Allen signs one-day contract with Minnesota, will retire a Viking

    Larry Brown Sports "Tell the world: Jared Allen is coming home. According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Thursday, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end has signed a one-day contract in Minnesota to retire as a Viking. Allen’s last NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, are said to have helped set up..." April 14

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • Panthers more likely to trade out of first round than move up

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is methodical and calculating when it comes to personnel decisions. He waits until the market has settled before diving into free agency. He doesn’t take big gambles, frequently saying a team is never one player away from winning the Super..." April 12

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