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  • Should the Carolina Panthers trade up to draft a pass rusher?

    Cat Scratch Reader "A week ago I would have said there are potentially two positions the Panthers would consider trading up to fill in the 2019 draft: left tackle and edge rusher. With the re-signing of offensive tackle Daryl Williams and the release of Matt Kalil it appears the Panthers are..." March 18

  • Panthers owner David Tepper is helping West Charlotte High get to the state finals. Literally.

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is doing his part to help the West Charlotte High School basketball team win a state championship. Thursday afternoon, city councilman James “Smuggie” Mitchell told the team that Tepper had provided them with two charter buses to make..." March 16

  • Carolina Panthers Lineman KO’d In Street Fight

    TMZ "Carolina Panthers guard Taylor Hearn had a rough night in Augusta, Georgia ... getting knocked out cold in a brutal street fight captured on video. Here's the deal … Hearn -- 6’4”, 315 lbs. -- was outside of a bar Thursday night when he got into it with a couple..." March 16

  • Jermon Bushrod visited the Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers aren’t content with their offensive line, after signing two starters this week. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers had veteran lineman Jermon Bushrod in for a visit. Bushrod started six games for the Saints last year, and the 34-year-old has..." March 15

  • Cam Newton goes vegan, wants to slim down to 235 "The Panthers are nearly six months away from playing their next game that counts, but their quarterback is working toward making every day between now and then count. “I’m a constant work in progress,” Cam Newton said on the third installment of his offseason..." March 15

  • Panthers announce they have released Matt Kalil

    247 Sports "At the end of the 2018 season, the Carolina Panthers bid farewell to All-Pro center Ryan Kalil - A team captain and perhaps the franchise's greatest offensive lineman of all-time. As it turns out, Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil will now be following his older brother out the..." March 14

  • Panthers re-sign offensive tackle Daryl Williams to 1-year deal

    USA Today "According to a report by Adam Schefter at ESPN, the Carolina Panthers are re-signing offensive tackle Daryl Williams on a one-year deal. Williams had a breakout 2017 season and was named a second-team All-Pro. However, he missed all but one game last year due to knee injuries. By..." March 13

  • Report: Former Broncos C Matt Paradis, Panthers Agree to 3-Year, $27M Contract

    Bleacher Report "Veteran center Matt Paradis agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million deal with Carolina Panthers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. The 29-year-old hit the free-agent market at a less-than-opportune time. After not missing a game for three..." March 12

  • Panthers sign quarterback Taylor Heinicke to one-year deal

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a one-year contract according to an announcement from the team’s website. Taylor Heinicke, the Panthers’ second-team quarterback last season, has signed a one-year contract to..." March 12

  • Report: Thomas Davis Expected to Sign With Los Angeles Chargers

    Last Word On Pro Football "14-year NFL veteran Thomas Davis will sign with the Los Angeles Chargers at the onset of free agency, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Davis, a UGA product, has spent his entire career with the Carolina Panthers. On January 9th, the Panthers announced that Davis..." March 12

  • Panthers Re-Sign Colin Jones

    Pro Football Rumors "The Panthers have re-signed special teamer Colin Jones to a two-year deal, per Joe Person of The Athletic (via Twitter). Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer tweets that the deal is worth $2.6MM. Jones just finished the two-year extension (worth $2.4MM)..." March 11

  • Report: Greg Olsen could take ESPN job

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is reportedly set to hang up his cleats and take a job with ESPN as an NFL analyst. Panthers beat writer Sheena Quick reported this news on Monday as free agency got kicked off, with the caveat that it isn’t yet 100 percent confirmed at..." March 11

  • WR Devin Funchess heading to Colts for 1-year deal "Boasting more salary cap space than any other franchise, the Indianapolis Colts will dive into free agency with the signing of former Panthers receiver Devin Funchess. The Colts will sign Funchess to a one-year deal worth a max of $13..." March 11

  • Report: Greg Olsen definitely playing for Panthers in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite rumors of a broadcasting career and repeated foot injuries, Greg Olsen intends to play football in 2019. According to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, sources close to the Carolina Panthers tight end are adamant that he will be playing for the team in 2019 and has..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Cam Newton working out after shoulder surgery "Cam Newton is back in the gym. The Carolina Panthers quarterback, who underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right shoulder back in January, posted photos of himself on Instagram working out. The team subsequently posted the photos on its official Twitter..." March 10

  • Jets, Panthers Eyeing Kevin Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "Cornerback Kevin Johnson will visit the Jets on Friday night, according to league source who spoke with Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). The Panthers, he adds, are also interested in the former Houston cornerback.  The Texans released..." March 08

  • Panthers Pick Up Option On WR Torrey Smith

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk reports that the Panthers exercised their option on WR Torrey Smith for the 2019 season. Smith, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2011. After finishing his four-year rookie deal with the Ravens in 2015, the 49ers signed him to a..." March 08

  • NFL Discussing Loaning QBs, Other Players to AAF, Bill Polian Says

    Bleacher Report "Bill Polian has been to the mountaintop in the NFL, and now the Pro Football Hall of Famer's encore act is to help players reach their highest potentials through the newly launched Alliance of American Footballleague. Polian, the co-founder and head of football in AAF,..." March 07

  • Panthers tender exclusive rights free agent Bryan Cox Jr.

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers announced on their website today that the team has decided to retain the rights on free agent Bryan Cox Jr. locking him in for at least the next season. Carolina has now signed all four of its exclusive rights free agents, previously signing fellow..." March 06

  • Panthers’ Daryl Williams Likely To Hit Free Agency

    Pro Football Rumors "Contract talks have stalled between the Panthers and right tackle Daryl Williams, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. Williams is now on course to explore the open market when free agency begins on March 13, barring a shift in negotiations.  Williams, 27 in August,..." March 06

  • The Panthers shouldn’t franchise tag Daryl Williams

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers are not expected to use the franchise tag on any of their 2019 free agents and that’s a good thing. Their large class of out-going free agents consists mainly of role players and depth. They only have three free agents who could conceivably draw..." March 05

  • Report: Panthers signing Jared Norris to two-year contract

    247 Sports "As the calendar has turned to March, the beginning of NFL free agency has become a matter of days rather than weeks. The Carolina Panthers have reached the point where they have made many of their major decisions on impending free agents, and made one more over the weekend on a member of their..." March 04

  • Panthers' Jared Norris staying with Carolina

    CBS Sports "Norris (toe) signed a two-year contract with the Panthers on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Norris entered the offseason set to be an exclusive rights free agent and he was able to reach a deal with the Panthers. " March 03

  • Devin Funchess will not return to the Carolina Panthers

    Cat Scratch Reader "Devin Funchess tweeted out a video he recorded for the Cameo app. In that video he referred to himself as a “former Carolina Panther and now a free agent looking for a new team.” The general expectation was that Funchess would not be back next year after his..." March 01

  • NFL, NFLPA near agreement on 2019 salary cap amid optimism for a labor deal this year

    Washington Post "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are finalizing a 2019 salary cap number that will be around $188 million, according to a person involved in the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to address ongoing discussions. The final number will be reached in the next..." March 01

  • Ron Rivera says Greg Olsen has told him he wants to play in 2019

    247 Sports "As they did during the 2018 offseason, rumors about Greg Olsen's playing future have once again started up. Earlier this week, a report by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post stated that Olsen has received job offers from both FOX and ESPN, who are attempting..." February 28

  • Ron Rivera: Everything is 'positive' in Cam Newton rehab

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera had more positive news to share regarding Cam Newton as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Speaking to the media from the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Thursday morning, Rivera said everything has been..." February 28

  • FOX, ESPN have made TV job offers to Greg Olsen

    247 Sports "When the time comes for him to bring his NFL career to a close, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will almost certainly have a television job lined up for him. And at least two networks would like for that time to come sooner rather than later. According to a report by Andrew..." February 26

  • No consensus reached on changing NFL replay

    ESPN "The NFL competition committee has spent the past two days discussing the present and future of replay review but has reached no consensus about whether to change it, several members said Tuesday. For the most part, conversations here at the scouting combine have rehashed previously rejected..." February 26

  • Panthers Re-Sign RB Elijah Hood

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Carolina Panthers announced Monda that they’ve signed RB Elijah Hood to a contract for the 2019 season. Hood, 22, is a former seventh-round pick of the Raiders back in 2017. He was among Oakland’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and later signed..." February 25

  • Panthers release two veteran defensive backs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers brought some stability to their defensive backfield when they signed safety Eric Reid to a three-year extension earlier this month, but they are still making plenty of changes to that area of their team. On Monday, the Panthers informed veteran cornerback Captain..." February 25

  • Captain Munnerlyn gets cut as he’s boarding a cruise ship

    Pro Football Talk "It’s easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you’ve got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile when his team’s too tight in the salary cap seat. As if it wasn’t enough that the guy’s named Captain, he got the anchor..." February 25

  • Former NFL star Charles Tillman graduated from FBI Academy

    Sportsnaut "Charles Tillman was a force to be reckoned with in the NFL for over a decade, and now he’s out chasing bad guys as an official FBI agent. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune shared that Tillman has officially graduated from the FBI Academy and is now in the..." February 25

  • Report: NFL to Consider Barring Players from Leaving Sideline for Celebrations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering a rule change to ban players who are on the sideline from entering the field for touchdown celebrations. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported the league's competition committee will discuss the proposal this week at the combine..." February 25

  • Eric Reid takes issue with article on Panthers’ website regarding Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took issue with the team's official reporter for an answer he gave in response to a fan question.  After Bill Voth wrote on that Colin Kaepernick "briefly saw his starting job go to Blaine Gabbert after dealing with..." February 23

  • Panthers re-sign Damian Parms to one-year contract

    247 Sports "With the coming of a new NFL season means yet another opportunity for players trying to make a name for themselves to compete for a roster spot and realize their ambitions of making a 53-man roster. In 2019, safety Damian Parms' chance to make an NFL roster will once again come as a..." February 21

  • Stephen A. Smith blunders again, says Panthers should sign Le’Veon Bell

    Sportsnaut "Stephen A. Smith really, really needs to stop talking about the NFL. As if we didn’t already have ample proof he has no business discussing football, the ESPN personality once again proved it on Thursday morning discussing Le’Veon Bell. When asked which teams should try..." February 21

  • Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper retires from football

    247 Sports "By late February, the hope of most teams around the National Football League is that their coaching staffs for the 2019 season are secure. Unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers, they now suddenly find themselves with a void to fill on their staff - One that won't be easy to..." February 20

  • David Mayo undergoes hernia surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Panthers linebacker David Mayo recently had sports hernia surgery, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Mayo has begun his rehab and is expected to make a full recovery. Mayo, 25, is scheduled to become a free agent next month. " February 20

  • Panthers announce Jake Peetz as running backs coach "Following the retirement of Jim Skipper, the Panthers have hired Jake Peetz to coach the running backs. Peetz, 35, comes to Carolina with nine years of NFL experience, having spent time in various roles with the Raiders (2015-17), Redskins (2014) and Jaguars (2008-12). In..." February 20

  • NFLPA Projects 2019 Franchise Tag Values

    Pro Football Rumors "With the NFL offseason rapidly approaching, the NFL Player’s Association recently unveiled their position-by-position franchise tag predictions (via Albert Breer of The numbers are based on an $190MM salary cap; the league’s most recent projection came in between..." February 20

  • Which NFL records will never be broken?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender..." February 19

  • Are Panthers, Patriots good fits for Colin Kaepernick? Is another NFL team?

    USA Today "With a collusion grievance against the league now settled, is an NFL return imminent for Colin Kaepernick? The former 49ers quarterback's attorney, Mark Geragos, told CNN's Ana Cabrera recently that he believed Carolina and New England were among three teams he..." February 18

  • Attorney for Colin Kaepernick sees Panthers, Patriots as potential landing spots for QB

    ESPN "The attorney for Colin Kaepernick said in an interview with CNN on Saturday night that the quarterback still "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL, and projected the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots as two of the best landing spots for him. Mark Geragos spoke with..." February 17

  • Ron Rivera: Panthers could bring in QB to challenge Cam Newton

    Carolina Panthers "As soon as head coach Ron Rivera took a seat on the set of ESPN’s “First Take” Friday, we all knew what was about to be the topic of discussion. Rivera was asked about quarterback Cam Newton and where he’s at following a procedure on his throwing..." February 16

  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid resolve grievances with NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The collusion grievances filed by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid against the NFL have been resolved. Attorney Mark Geragos and the NFL released a joint statement announcing the development on Friday afternoon. Due to a confidentiality agreement, there’s no word on the..." February 15

  • Thomas Davis “a little nervous” about free agency

    Pro Football Talk "Thomas Davis spent 14 seasons in Carolina. He will play somewhere else if he plays a 15th. The Panthers informed the linebacker early last month they were not bringing him back. He now finds himself entering free agency for the first time. “I’m a little..." February 14