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  • Ron Rivera: Kelvin Benjamin in “pretty doggone good form”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been almost a year since Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL during a training camp practice and that was enough time filled with enough rehab that the team felt comfortable giving him the green light for the first practice of this year’s camp. Benjamin only did individual..." July 29

  • Panthers' Kuechly, Benjamin cleared for practice, Benwikere on PUP list

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers have announced that linebacker Luke Kuechly and receiver Kelvin Benjamin have been cleared for practice. Kuechly dealt with a shoulder injury throughout the offseason, undergoing surgery in February, while Benjamin missed all of last season with a torn ACL." July 28

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Panthers safety Kurt Coleman reaps reward of 3-year extension

    Charlotte Observer "One year after leading the team in interceptions, Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman earned a contract extension. Coleman and the Panthers agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension Tuesday, according to league sources. NFL Network was the first to report the deal. The two sides..." July 27

  • Retired Panthers CB Charles Tillman: ‘Special team’ made torn ACL worth it

    Charlotte Observer "Charles “Peanut” Tillman played on a partially torn ACL last season for seven weeks until it finally gave out, and he’d do it all again for the Carolina Panthers. Tillman announced his retirement this week after 13 seasons in the NFL, with 12 coming in Chicago and his last coming with the..." July 25

  • Michael Vick claims to be faster than Cam Newton

    The Score "If you buy into what free-agent Michael Vick is selling, then it would seem that 36 is the new 27. Vick, previously revered for his lightning-quick speed, is hoping for another year in the NFL and says he's still one of the top three fastest quarterbacks in the league - even faster than Cam..." July 23

  • Charles Tillman Joining Fox NFL Pre-Pregame Show

    The Big Lead "Charles Tillman is joining Fox NFL Kickoff, a source familiar with Fox Sports television tells The Big Lead. The source requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The show will air before Fox’s main NFL pregame show, nationally, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m...." July 21

  • Bears sign Amini Silatolu

    Windy City Gridiron "Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears have signed offensive guard Amini Silatolu to a one year contract. He's also reporting that the Bears' plan is to have him compete at the left guard position that has been manned by rookie Cody Whitehair during mini camp and OTAs. The 27 year..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Don't expect DT Kawann Short to hold out of training camp

    Cat Scratch Reader "I find myself very relieved to hear that. But I do still have something to worry about. That being whether a long term deal will ever get done. Source: Kawann Short will report to Carolina Panthers training camp | The Charlotte Observer The belief is the Panthers are looking for a contract..." July 19

  • Ron Rivera reveals how close the Panthers were to drafting Gabbert over Newton

    CBS Sports "It seems almost impossible to think about now, but there was a time when Cam Newton wasn't considered a lock to go No. 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Five years ago, the Panthers had the No. 1 pick, and no one really seemed to know who they were going to take. Some people thought that..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman announces retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman has called it a career after 13 NFL seasons. Tillman, 35, played 12 seasons for the Bears. He played last season with the Panthers, starting 12 games. An All-Pro in 2012, Tillman was a two-time Pro Bowler and had 38 career interceptions. He started 164 of..." July 18

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Panthers DT Kawann Short Will Attend Training Camp, Despite Skipping OTAs

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Panthers DT Kawann Short will be in attendance for the start of training camp, despite holding out of OTAs for contract reasons. The two sides had been discussing an extension, but didn’t make a lot of progress, which led to Short skipping early offseason..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Panthers' DC: 'Surreal' to see Norman in different uniform

    The Score "Over the past four seasons, the Carolina Panthers have been a top-10 unit with Josh Norman on the roster, but defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will have to do without him this year. McDermott said Norman's departure to the Washington Redskins is "part of the business," but seeing him with..." July 16

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Panthers sign Leonard Johnson, waive Shaq Richardson

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have made a change to their cornerback group ahead of training camp. The team announced Thursday that they have signed Leonard Johnson to their 90-man roster. Shaq Richardson was waived to make room for Johnson. Johnson was waived by the Patriots in February after signing with..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Cam Newton is ready to tackle the challenge of the Panthers being 'favorites'

    Fox Sports "The Carolina Panthers will have a giant bull's-eye on their back all season. And Cam Newton is fine with that. The NFL MVP understands that after a trip to the Super and three consecutive NFC South titles, the Panthers have gone from underdogs to favorites. Newton also understands the..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Jonathan Stewart, Ernie Sims among creditors seeking millions from Christian Laettner

    Pro Football Talk "In 2011, a court ruled that former Duke basketball star Christian Laettner and his partner/former Duke teammate Brian Davis had to pay former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman almost $4 million after defaulting on a loan that Merriman had extended to the duo to help finance a real estate..." July 07

  • Cam Newton was voted the best player in the NFL, and he's still wildly underrated

    USA Today "He was voted NFL MVP nearly unanimously. He won the Offensive Player of the Year award and landed on the AP’s All-Pro team. On Wednesday, he was revealed as No. 1 on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2016, a list voted on by the players. And, despite all of those accolades, Cam Newton is still..." July 07

  • Saints’ Harper expects ‘all-time high’ trash talk against former Panthers teammates

    Fox Sports "Roman Harper played a key role in the Carolina Panthers' 15-win season and run to the Super Bowl last season, starting all 16 games and recording 73 tackles. His time with the Panthers was brief -- just two seasons -- as he's now headed back to the team's division rival, where he spent the first..." July 06

  • Thomas Davis confident Panthers, Kawann Short will work out a deal

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has seen a lot of players come and go during his 12 seasons with the organization. And Davis doesn’t want to see defensive tackle Kawann Short go the way of Josh Norman, the Pro Bowl cornerback who ended up with Washington after the Panthers failed to..." July 02

  • Panthers' Ealy: Newton's leadership reminiscent of Jordan, Kobe

    The Score "Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy has some high praise for his quarterback. Cam Newton's leadership abilities throughout his career have been heavily scrutinized, particularly following his podium walk-off after Super Bowl 50, but Ealy said his quarterback is among the best leaders in..." July 02

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Thomas Davis: Cam Newton has 'matured' since SB interview

    NFL.com "Cam Newton said this offseason he "hasn't peaked" as a football player. That growth must come not only on the field, but in increased maturity off it. The Carolina Panthers quarterback was denounced by many following his handling of a post-Super Bowl interview, in which he seemed to sulk and..." June 22

  • Cam Newton Fires Money Bombs In ATL Strip Club

    TMZ "Cam Newton showed off his arm strength inside an ATL strip club this week -- throwing wads of cash all over the stage ... with impressive velocity!! The Carolina Panthers QB hit up V Live in Atlanta ... and the place was going off! In fact, Cam was having so much fun, he got onstage and started..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Cam Newton: I haven’t peaked or climaxed in football

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can’t even count the ways he can improve his game in the season after winning the NFL’s most valuable player award. There’s his completion percentage, which could stand to go up. He’s reading defenses better than ever before, Ron Rivera said, but he can..." June 20

  • Free agent CB Charles Tillman wants to rejoin Carolina Panthers after ACL recovery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Veteran NFL cornerback Charles Tillman has only one team he wants to play for once he is fully recovered from the torn ACL that cost him a chance to play in the Super Bowl last season. "I just want to play for Carolina," Tillman said Saturday as he helped former Chicago Bears teammate Matt..." June 19

  • Kuechly, Benjamin, Benwikere will be ready for camp, Panthers coach Ron Rivera says

    Charlotte Observer "Several of the Carolina Panthers’ key players spent this week working mostly on the side and watching during the three-day minicamp in Charlotte. But Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and starting cornerback Bené Benwikere are expected to be ready for..." June 18

  • Panthers' GM: Newton can improve if receivers are better

    Black and Blue Review "We've sure come a long way from the seven-second pause. Of course, there was never much substance to a storyline that was part media creation and part paranoid fan base. Three summers ago, when few in the Carolinas knew much about Dave Gettleman, they weren't yet aware the heavily-accented..." June 17

  • Panthers sign OT Michael Oher to 3-year contract extension

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have signed offensive tackle Michael Oher to a three-year contract extension. The 30-year-old Oher is now under contract through the 2019 season. Financial terms were not announced Friday. Oher, a seven-year NFL veteran, was brought in on a trial basis last season,..." June 17

  • One-year extension puts Panthers’ Ron Rivera among NFL’s highest-paid coaches

    Charlotte Observer "The NFL’s reigning Coach of the Year is now among the league’s highest-paid coaches. Panthers coach Ron Rivera received a one-year contract extension that will pay him more than $6 million a year, a league source said Thursday. Rivera, who led the Panthers to a 17-2 record and a berth in..." June 16

  • Panthers G.M. Dave Gettleman: Agents with big demands “can’t scare me”

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman won’t begrudge defensive tackle Kawann Short trying to match the deal Fletcher Cox just got from the Eagles. But Gettleman will expect Short to understand if it has to be from someone else. In an interview with Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review,..." June 15

  • Cam Newton hasn't looked sharp at Panthers' minicamp. Should we be concerned?

    Charlotte Observer "Ron Rivera has been keeping a running countdown of the days and weeks before the season opener at Denver, so the Carolina Panthers’ sixth-year coach can tell you his team has 86 days until its Super Bowl rematch against the Broncos. The Panthers still have a long way to go before diving deep..." June 14

  • Kawann Short shows up for mandatory minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short hasn’t felt like volunteering for extra work while his contract is being negotiated, but he’s looking to make more money, not give it away. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Short reported to Bank of America Stadium this morning in advance..." June 13

  • Cam Newton on Super Bowl backlash: ‘I learned from it’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton currently finds himself as the face of the league. He’s overtaken other young signal callers for this mantle primarily due to his performance a season ago and the divisiveness he brings to the game. Newton knows full well he’s in..." June 11

  • Cam Newton ditches dab, planning new celebration

    Black and Blue Review "This is not the most important news you'll read today. But alas ... The dab is dead. At least, for the guy who helped turn it into a pop culture phenomenon. "I have to put that aside," Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told WFNZ's Chris McClain and Jim Celania in an interview that..." June 09

  • Panthers “really trying to be smart” with Jonathan Stewart’s foot

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart missed a few games at the end of the regular season after spraining his left foot and then aggravated the injury during the Super Bowl 50 loss to the Broncos in February, setting up an offseason that saw the foot remain an issue. Coach Ron Rivera said..." June 07

  • Panthers Working on Contract Extension with Michael Oher

    Cat Scratch Reader "In a move that probably won't blindside anyone, the Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers have begun talks on a contract extension with last years biggest free agent acquisition, LT Michael Oher. Oher is currently on the back end of a 2 year, $7m dollar deal, but certainly earned an..." June 07

  • Panthers Sign Mike Scifres

    Pro Football Rumors "Veteran punter Mike Scifres has found a new NFL home, as he’s agreed to a contract with the Panthers, the club announced. Carolina has waived fellow punter Michael Palardy in a corresponding move. Scifres sat on the free agent market for a little over a month before landing a new deal, having..." June 07

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