Panthers Rumors & News

  • Panthers More Likely To Franchise K Graham Gano Than G Andrew Norwell

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are more likely to franchise K Graham Gano than Pro Bowl G Andrew Norwell in the coming weeks. Although, Rapoport adds that the Panthers would still like to find a way to keep Norwell. This isn’t all that surprising to hear for a few reasons. The first..." February 22

  • Panthers could sell for as much as $2.8 billion

    Charlotte Observer "Multiple deep-pocketed individuals are being mentioned as potential bidders for the Carolina Panthers, put up for sale in January by longtime owner and founder Jerry Richardson. That could be good news for Richardson, who owns 48 percent of the franchise, and his minority partners. The..." February 22

  • We may have seen this movie with Panthers' backfield before

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers cut then-all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams three years ago in part to clear $2 million in salary-cap space and in part because he was viewed as an aging back coming off a subpar season. Could the same thing happen to Jonathan Stewart, who last season passed..." February 21

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • Marty Hurney named Panthers general manager "The Carolina Panthers took the interim tag off Marty Hurney's title. The team announced Wednesday it named Hurney general manager on a full-time basis. He had been the interim GM since Carolina fired Dave Gettleman in July. Hurney previously worked as the Panthers' general manager from..." February 21

  • Report: Billionaire hedge fund manager is leading candidate to buy Panthers

    The Score "Billionaire hedge fund manager, investor, and philanthropist David Tepper has emerged as a strong contender to purchase the NFL's Carolina Panthers, a team executive informed Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Former owner Jerry Richardson announced he would put the team up for sale after the..." February 21

  • David Tepper a strong contender to purchase Panthers "A frontrunner has emerged in the Carolina Panthers' search for a new majority team owner. Billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist David Tepper is considered a strong contender to purchase the team, a high-ranking team executive with knowledge of the process told NFL Network's Mike..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Guard Andrew Norwell among Carolina Panthers’ top franchise tag candidates for 2018

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have had an interesting history with the franchise tag in recent years, but that’s not likely to be the case this year. Mainly, because they’re not expected to use it. Tuesday is the first day NFL teams can apply the tag to players, a window that closes March 6 –..." February 20

  • Grandmother doesn’t want Rae Carruth to have custody of son

    WBTV "Saundra Adams’ jaw dropped as she listened to Rae Carruth’s voice echo out from a laptop in the backseat of a WBTV live truck in north Charlotte. The former Carolina Panthers' star wide receiver has spent the last seventeen years of his life behind bars. In 2001, he was convicted of charges..." February 19

  • Rae Carruth apologizes to family of woman he conspired to kill

    Pro Football Talk "Former Panthers first-round pick Rae Carruth, months away from his release from prison for conspiring to kill the mother of his son, sent an open letter to the child’s family apologizing for his role in the death of Cherica Adams. Carruth was arrested in 1999, after he was charged with..." February 19

  • Report: Julius Peppers leaning towards returning in 2018

    247 Sports "Julius Peppers hasn't made a final decision on whether or not he will return for his 17th NFL season, but he's apparently leaning one way. The 38-year-old defensive end is currently favoring a return for another season with the Panthers, though he isn't willing to fully commit to it, per a..." February 18

  • NFL Rumor: Steph Curry hints he may be involved in bid to buy Carolina Panthers

    Larry Brown Sports "Steph Curry hinted on Saturday that he may have involvement in a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers. Curry was asked by the Charlotte Observer’s Katherine Peralta at NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles whether he has any involvement in buying the Panthers. Peralta says Curry was pretty quiet on..." February 18

  • Marty Hurney’s attorney calls “false narrative” against G.M. “unnecessary”

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers reinstated General Manager Marty Hurney on Friday after an NFL investigation found “no evidence” of conduct policy violation by Hurney. Hurney’s attorney, Kathleen Lucchesi, released a statement, via NFL Media: “This morning, the NFL cleared Marty Hurney of any wrongdoing and..." February 16

  • Carolina Panthers reinstate Marty Hurney as interim GM after NFL’s inquiry

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney was reinstated Friday after the NFL informed the team it found no evidence Hurney had violated its personal conduct policy. The Panthers placed Hurney on paid administrative leave Feb. 4, two days after his ex-wife, Jeanne Hurney,..." February 16

  • Panthers QB coach: No need to change Cam Newton "The Carolina Panthers changed the offensive coaching staff this season, handing the reins to the Turner family, with the focus on raising the play of Cam Newton. Coach Ron Rivera said upon hiring offensive coordinator Norv Turner that he wanted to see Newton get to "another level." That..." February 16

  • Wealthy South Carolina businessman interested in Panthers

    Charlotte Observer "A wealthy South Carolina businessman named Ben Navarro is actively exploring a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, multiple sources familiar with the matter told the Observer. In December, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said he was putting the team up for sale following an explosive Sports..." February 15

  • What imminent end of NFL investigation means for Panthers GM candidate Marty Hurney

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers may soon be able to make a decision regarding their vacant general manager position. A source told the Observer on Thursday that the NFL’s investigation into interim general manager Marty Hurney could wrap up soon. The source said that if Hurney is cleared by the league,..." February 15

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Former UFC owner Frank Fertitta looking to buy Carolina Panthers

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UFC owner Frank Fertitta is looking to get into the NFL business. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Tuesday that Fertitta is leading one of the groups looking to purchase the Carolina Panthers. Fertitta, along with his brother Lorenzo, own Zuffa, LLC, which is the company that..." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Now we know why Panthers LB Luke Kuechly didn’t play in Pro Bowl

    Charlotte Observer "Now we know why Luke Kuechly didn’t play in the Pro Bowl. The Carolina Panthers middle linebacker is recovering from shoulder surgery, a league source told the Observer on Monday. Kuechly recently underwent a procedure on his right shoulder, according to sources. He had surgery for a torn..." February 13

  • Defensive line has talented core, but why must the Panthers draft an edge-rusher?

    Charlotte Observer "Analyzing the Carolina Panthers, position by position, ahead of free agency and the NFL draft. Up next: Defensive line. Three things to know ▪ Hoke takes over: After promoting Eric Washington to defensive coordinator, Carolina hired Brady Hoke to coach the defensive line. Hoke spent 34 years..." February 10

  • Bills Exec. Lake Dawson Has 2nd Interview For Panthers’ GM Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero reports that the Panthers are not close to offering their GM position to anyone amidst multiple NFL investigations. However, Pelissero adds that the Panthers interviewed Lake Dawson a second time and view him as a “strong candidate” for the position. Last night, Jason La..." February 09

  • Julius Peppers had shoulder surgery Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers spent some time in the operating room on Thursday. Peppers posted video of himself in a hospital bed on social media Thursday and the Panthers announced a short time later that he underwent right shoulder surgery. Peppers wrote that “everything went smooth..." February 08

  • Panthers expected to hire external candidate for G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers soon will have a new General Manager, and Jason La Canfora reports that an outside candidate is expected to get the job. The NFL office is “watching the situation closely,” according to La Canfora. Carolina has interviewed 49ers personnel executive Martin Mayhew, Texans..." February 08

  • Panthers place interim G.M. Marty Hurney on paid leave

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have placed interim general manager Marty Hurney on paid leave after his his ex-wife accused him of harassment last week. The NFL is investigating Hurney under the league’s personal conduct policy, team spokesman Steven Drummond said. The Panthers notified the NFL that..." February 06

  • Serious suitors emerge to buy Carolina Panthers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers’ sale process is reportedly moving along. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “several serious suitors” have come forward with an interest in purchasing the Panthers, and the process is moving along swiftly. There is no word on who these interested parties..." February 02

  • Panthers To Interview Martin Mayhew

    Pro Football Rumors "The Panthers have added Martin Mayhew to their list of candidates for their GM vacancy, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The former Lions GM may be the third outside candidate to sit for an interview after Texans exec Jimmy Raye III (interviewed on Thursday) and Bills exec Lake..." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Roger Goodell: NFL prefers Panthers staying in Carolina "The ongoing sale of the Carolina Panthers has raised questions as to whether the NFL would allow a new team owner to relocate the team out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Speaking at his annual Super Bowl news conference, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear that the league prefers..." February 01

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Panthers center Ryan Kalil details his retirement plans

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will have company on his retirement tour next season: Veteran center Ryan Kalil plans to retire after the 2018 season, too. “This is going to be the last one for me,” Kalil told the Observer in a phone interview Tuesday. Like Davis, who recently said..." January 30

  • Former Panthers star warns Giants about new GM Dave Gettleman: 'Your problem now'

    Sporting News "Former Panthers star DeAngelo Williams, who once called Dave Gettleman a "snake," warned Giants players their new GM can be cold and impersonal. “He’s your problem now,” Williams told WFAN radio in Minneapolis Tuesday. “That’s exactly what I’d tell them. For the vet players that are there now,..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Panthers Interviewing Jimmy Raye III Thursday & Lake Dawson Friday For GM Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers have scheduled interviews with Texans assistant GM Jimmy Raye III for Thursday and Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson for Friday. According to Rapoport, Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney will interview at some point this week..." January 29

  • Panthers Re-Sign OL Greg Van Roten To Two-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that they’ve re-signed OL Greg Van Roten to a two-year contract through the 2019 season. Van Roten was in line to be a restricted free agent in the coming months. Van Roten, 27, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of..." January 29

  • Panthers to hire Brady Hoke as defensive line coach, SN source says

    Sporting News "A longtime college coach is going to have his first NFL job. A source told Sporting News that Brady Hoke is being hired as Carolina’s new defensive line coach. Hoke is best known for his four-year stint as the University of Michigan’s head coach. The Wolverines went 31-20 during Hoke’s..." January 29

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Civil rights group presses NFL to find black ownership for the Panthers

    Charlotte Observer "Saying it’s “time for a change,” the head of the National Urban League is urging the NFL to consider an African-American ownership group for the Carolina Panthers. Urban League President Marc Morial made the request this week in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “At present, there..." January 27

  • Panthers to interview interim GM Hurney, Texans exec Raye this week

    Pro Football Rumors "The Panthers will be interviewing a pair of general manager candidates this week. According to’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter), the organization will talk to interim general manager Marty Hurney and Texans vice president of player personnel Jimmy Raye III about the full-time gig. Hurney,..." January 27

  • Davante Adams, Thomas Davis bury hatchet after Davis' concussion-causing hit on Adams

    ESPN "Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams said everything is fine between him and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis after the two spoke face-to-face this week for the first time since Adams accused Davis of "head hunting" for a blindside hit that gave him a concussion. Adams said..." January 26

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

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