Panthers Rumors & News

  • Panthers blast Cowboys as magical season continues

    Charlotte Observer "Luke Kuechly thrived. Cam Newton danced. Josh Norman seethed. And Carolina won big again, feasting on Dallas, 33-14, in the Panthers’ first-ever Thanksgiving Day game before 90,909 in AT&T Stadium. How easy was Carolina’s ascendance to 11-0? If you missed the game’s first minute because you had..." November 27

  • Josh Norman on Dez: Cowboys should get their $70 million back

    Dallas Morning News "After holding Dez Bryant to two catches for 26 yards on Thursday, Carolina cornerback Josh Norman wanted to know how disrespected he felt. As Norman was walking into the Carolina locker room after the game, he took shot at Bryant: "Hey, they need to get Dez's 70 mil back," he said. Bryant..." November 27

  • Searching for a Nickel Corner, Panthers Work Out Cortland Finnegan

    Black and Blue Review "A day after the Carolina Panthers improved to 11-0, they went to work on patching up one of their holes. Looking for help at nickel corner, the Panthers brought in a few players for a Friday workout that, according to a league source, included Cortland Finnegan. The former Titans, Rams and..." November 27

  • 2d
    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    #Panthers Inactives for #CARvsDAL: WR Brown, CB Tillman, RB Wegher, RB Artis-Payne, LS Aiken, WR Norwood, DE Delaire.

  • Cam Newton Voices Support For Greg Hardy, Says He Was ‘Great Teammate’

    NESN "Before Greg Hardy’s domestic violence arrest in 2014, he was one of the NFL’s top defensive ends. And, according to many former Carolina Panthers, Hardy also was a good teammate. Much has changed in public opinion since the arrest, but Hardy remains a friend to many in the Panthers’ locker..." November 26

  • Greg Hardy told ex-teammate he wants to prove Panthers wrong

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has declared the Panthers “a nameless, faceless opponent” this week, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have their phone numbers. Some of the old teammates he left behind in Carolina said they still keep in touch with the controversial defensive end, who..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Panthers DE Frank Alexander suspended a year for drug violation

    Pro Football Talk "After coming back from a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander said he had given up his marijuana habit. Either he didn’t, or found a replacement, as the league announced he was suspended for at least a year for his third..." November 24

  • NFL announces flexible scheduling changes for Week 13 "The NFL announced on Monday the flexible scheduling changes for Week 13, including the Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints game on Dec. 6. The Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. ET moves from CBS to FOX, and the Panthers-Saints game on FOX moves from 1..." November 24

  • Panthers Wes Horton, Stephen Hill draw suspensions from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Everything is going well for the 10-0 Panthers on the field, but a couple of their players have landed suspensions due to off-field issues. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that defensive end Wes Horton has been suspended four games for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy...." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Panthers Plan To Active DE Charles Johnson From I.R. This Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Monday that their plan right now is to activate DE Charles Johnson from short-term injured reserve this week. This would allow Johnson to be active for their Thanksgiving day game against the Cowboys. Carolina placed Johnson on injured reserve with..." November 23

  • Carolina Panthers (10-0) beat Washington 44-16 behind Cam Newton, dominant D

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Panthers’ 44-16 victory over Washington will be remembered for Cam Newton’s five touchdown passes to five different receivers, but the defensive numbers were equally impressive. The Panthers effectively made Washington’s offense one-dimensional and invited Kirk Cousins to beat..." November 22

  • Devin Funchess replaces Corey Brown at receiver vs. Redskins

    ESPN "Rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess will make his first start for the Carolina Panthers as they put their 9-0 record on the line Sunday against Washington. Funchess moved into the lineup after starter Corey Brown suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday's practice. "It's kind of another..." November 21

  • Redskins wanted to wear all-white uniforms against Panthers, organization says no

    Sporting News "For the past two weeks, the teams that have played during Thursday Night Football have sported Nike's "Color Rush" uniforms, in which both teams wear colored socks, cleats, jerseys and pants. Having played their Thursday night game earlier this season, the Redskins wanted a fresh look to their..." November 21

  • Cam Newton Responds to Angry Mom Letter Regarding His Dab

    Black Sports Online "There’s way too much crying in sports nowadays. Every little thing gets blown out of proportions, but the criticism is also inconsistent. For instance, when the great Tom Brady goes psycho in the end zone after a touchdown, no one publicly complains. However, when Cam Newton wants to hit the..." November 19

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Scared White People Are Running Out Of Reasons To Hate Cam Newton

    Deadspin "On Sunday in Nashville, the Carolina Panthers beat the Tennessee Titans 27-10 and extended their record to a perfect 8-1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sealed the game late in the fourth when he took a snap from two yards out on third and goal, bullied his way to the right, and reached over four..." November 17

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Carolina Panthers are 9-0 after beating Tennessee Titans 27-10

    Charlotte Observer "It wasn’t always pretty for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but road wins don’t have to be. The Panthers topped the Titans 27-10 at Nissan Stadium with steady play from Cam Newton and a strong defense that held the Titans offense to tying its lowest output with Marcus Mariota at quarterback..." November 15

  • 13d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is good to go today vs. Titans despite his ankle injury, per source.

  • Charles Johnson is forced to buy his own ticket to a Panthers game

    CBS Sports "Charles Johnson currently finds himself on IR due to a hamstring injury, meaning he can't return for the Panthers until at least Thanksgiving. Since September, Johnson's role on the team has been reduced from pass rusher to spectator. On Sunday, the Panthers are playing the Titans in Tennessee...." November 15

  • Carolina Panthers OT Michael Oher on time with Titans: ‘Wasn’t their kind of guy’

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher had little to say this week about the one injury-plagued season he spent with Tennessee in 2014. Oher, 29, ranked among the 10 worst tackles in the NFL last season with the Titans, according to Pro Football Focus. The former first-round pick by..." November 13

  • Don Shula: I'd love to see the Panthers go 19-0 "The 1972 Miami Dolphins famously celebrate each season when the final NFL unbeaten falls. With a record three 8-0 teams in 2015, that champagne might be on ice longer this year. Don Shula, the '72 Dolphins' head coach, actually went so far as to say he's rooting for his son Mike's Carolina..." November 12

  • Don Shula would 'love' for Panthers to match '72 Dolphins' perfect record

    CBS Sports "No word on how former Dolphins running back Mercury Morris feels about all this, but Hall of Fame coach Don Shula made it quite clear that he would be happy for the 2015 Panthers to match the 1972 Dolphins' perfect season. As it stands, the Panthers are 8-0, with impressive wins over the..." November 11

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • 19d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    Rivera: Luke Kuechly's ankle is "stiff and sore" but shouldn't keep him out vs. Titans. Might miss practice Wednesday. Not high sprain.

  • Josh Norman: Wanted to 'pay homage' with red, white and blue cleats

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman could be fined by the NFL for wearing red, white and blue cleats on Salute to Service day, but he doesn't care. The special-made Adidas cleats that Norman wore during Sunday's 37-29 victory over Green Bay had the words "proud, brave" emblazoned on them...." November 09

  • Owner of banner ripped down by Cam Newton notified police, report says

    Sporting News "The Packers fan who owns the banner that was ripped down and carried off the field by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reported the theft to police and wants his banner back, according to the Fayetteville Observer. The banner that read "North Carolina Cheesehead" with a Packers logo in the..." November 09

  • Carolina Panthers survive, move to 8-0 with 37-29 victory over Packers

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers seemed well on their way to continuing their undefeated streak, but they had to make it interesting. Up 37-14 in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers, the Panthers had a late-game scare for a second consecutive week. But this week Carolina didn’t need overtime..." November 08

  • Luke Kuechly won’t talk about 2014 ejection against Packers

    Pro Football Talk "When the Packers and Panthers played in 2014, Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly was ejected. As the teams with a combined 13-1 record prepare for another encounter, Kuechly isn’t interested in revisiting the incident. “That was last year. I’m not even going to worry about that,” Kuechly said..." November 08

  • 21d
    Kraken&theNightmares @OverlordKraken

    Just had to say I express my regret 4 what happened in past and I'm Dedicated to being the best person & teammate that I can be

  • Deadspin publishes explicit details on why Greg Hardy was arrested for Assault

    Deadspin "Barefoot and frightened, Nicole Holder walked as fast as she could through the darkness, and the moment she saw the cops she ran. She headed west on Fifth Street toward North Church, away from the Charlotte., N.C., apartment of Greg Hardy, a star defensive end then with the NFL’s Carolina..." November 06

  • Panthers plan no changes in security after protest during Monday Night Football

    Sporting News "The Panthers remain uncertain how environmental activists rappelled from the upper deck during Monday's game at Bank of America Stadium, but plan no changes in security measures for Sunday's game against the Packers, the Charlotte Observer reported. Panthers security director Lance Emory and..." November 06

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Panthers win a wet and wild one over Indy in OT, 29-26

    Charlotte Observer "Have you ever seen a better, wetter game? The Carolina Panthers won, then lost, then won again a wild overtime game against Indianapolis Monday night, 29-26, in a game that didn’t end until early Tuesday morning. Graham Gano’s 52-yard field goal in OT won the game and made up for his botched..." November 03

  • Protesters rappel from upper deck, unveil 'Dump Dominion' banner during 'Monday Night Football'

    SB Nation "Two protesters unfurled a banner while hanging from the upper deck of Bank of America Stadium on Monday night in an apparent protest against a North Carolina energy company. ESPN cameras showed the protesters suspended over the lower stands with climbing gear. The banner read "Dump Dominion,"..." November 03

  • 26d
    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    Panthers G Andrew Norwell (leg) will not return to the game

  • 26d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    Panthers inactives: Injured: Thompson, Kalil, Edwards, Addison. Healthy scratches: Marlowe, Wegher, Norwood.

  • 26d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers C Ryan Kalil will not play tonight. Not surprising. He was doubtful with an ankle injury. Fernando Velasco will start.

  • 28d
    Max Henson @PanthersMax

    Ryan Kalil (ankle) and Shaq Thompson (knee) DOUBTFUL for Monday. "Game-time decisions," Rivera said.

  • Andrew Luck shoots down theory he stayed at Stanford to avoid Panthers

    ESPN "Speculation that Andrew Luck returned to Stanford for a fourth year to avoid going to the Carolina Panthers with the first pick of the 2011 draft has been tossed around so much that some people believe it. Luck shot down that theory Wednesday as he prepared to face the undefeated Panthers for..." October 28

  • QBs don't want to throw at Josh Norman and he doesn't like it

    CBS Sports "Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman is having himself a breakout season. He came into the year as a solid No. 1 corner, but Norman has taken another step and thrust himself into the true top tier. In six games so far this year, Norman has four interceptions (two of which he returned for..." October 27

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Mike Tolbert’s TDs set tone as Carolina Panthers run past Philadelphia 27-16

    Charlotte Observer "Efficient Carolina scoring drives to open each half, each ending in a 2-yard Mike Tolbert scoring play, helped the Panthers to a 27-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. The victory moved the Panthers to 6-0 for the first time in team history. The 2003 team that reached the..." October 26

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • NBC’s Rodney Harrison: Too few Panthers weapons for Super Bowl run

    Charlotte Observer "NBC studio analyst Rodney Harrison apologized to the Carolina Panthers for doubting them following their 27-23 victory at Seattle last weekend. Harrison, during an interview Thursday with the Observer, praised Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, tight end Greg Olsen and Carolina’s defense. But the..." October 22