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  • Undrafted Elijah Holyfield has a fighter's chance to make Panthers

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers running back Elijah Holyfield was 14 when he stepped into the boxing ring against a highly ranked 16-year-old. It was a chance to make a name for himself in a world where his father achieved greatness, maybe even carve a path to his own career in the sport. Evander..." May 17

  • Aldrick Robinson signs one-year contract with Panthers

    panthers.com "The Panthers have filled the opening on their 90-man roster with Aldrick Robinson, an unrestricted free agent with a track record as a reliable complementary receiver. "They want to stretch the field. They want me to add to that. They like my speed and my ability to open things..." May 17

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Panthers are this year’s All or Nothing team

    Pro Football Talk "From 2016 through 2018, Amazon dropped without much advance notice and with no advance identification of the involved team a full season of All or Nothing, a full-season look at one specific NFL franchise. This year, there has been no advance notice as to when the show will emerge and no..." May 14

  • Panthers sign TE Ethan Wolf

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers had 12 players trying out for the team at their rookie minicamp over the weekend and one of them earned a longer stay with the team. The Panthers announced the signing of tight end Ethan Wolf on Monday. The addition leaves Carolina with 89 players on their 90-man..." May 13

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Greg Little: I’m here to earn Panthers left tackle job

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers’ need for offensive line help in the draft was no secret and that made it no surprise that they traded up for the chance to select Ole Miss tackle Greg Little in the second round last month. Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney said after the draft that..." May 12

  • On brink of 30, Cam Newton vows not to change his playing style

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton turns 30 on Saturday. (Yes, that means you’re old.) But as he embarks on his fourth decade, Newton vows not to change a thing about a game that has caused him to suffer plenty of injuries during his time in the NFL. “I’m too..." May 11

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Rumors: Jay Ajayi Could Land With The Vikings, Dolphins, Or Panthers If Eagles Don’t Want Him

    Inquisitr "The NFL free agent season for 2019 opened two months ago and many of the big names in the league have found their homes. Here it is now the middle of May and there are still a number of big names still available who could provide a huge boost for teams around the NFL. One of those is running..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Panthers sign five picks, including Will Grier

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers have signed five of their seven draft picks and their entire undrafted free agent class to their rookie contracts, according to a report from Jourdan Rodrigue. This leaves first round pick Brian Burns and second round pick Greg Little as the only two players yet..." May 09

  • Panthers hire retired DE Julius Peppers as special assistant

    Sportsnaut "The 2018 NFL season marked the final one for Carolina Panthers legendary defensive end Julius Peppers, who recently retired. But, that doesn’t mean Peppers and the Panthers are done. According to a report, Peppers has been hired by the Panthers as a special assistant in charge of business..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Panthers induct Steve Smith Sr. into Hall of Honor

    Sporting News "Can Steve Smith Sr. and the Panthers finally put their differences aside? Carolina on Monday announced the wide receiver was one of four players set to be inducted into the team's Hall of Honor. The other players included quarterback Jake Delhomme, offensive tackle..." May 06

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton Says Shoulder Feels Great, Still No Timetable To Start Throwing

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to ESPN’s David Newton, Panthers QB Cam Newton says his shoulder is “feeling great,” but that there’s no timetable for him to start throwing again.  “I feel like I do have full strength right now,” Newton..." May 06

  • Four Teams Who Should Sign Ezekiel Ansah

    The Big Lead "May 7th is an important day for all remaining NFL free agents. That is the day free-agent acquisitions no longer cost teams compensatory picks, a highly-valued method of acquiring extra draft picks in recent years. Teams will no longer run the risk of losing a fourth- or fifth-round pick for a..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Carolina Panthers release safety Da’Norris Searcy, waive offensive tackle Isaiah Battle

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers have released veteran safety Da’Norris Searcy and waived offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, according to the team’s Twitter account. Searcy was signed by the Panthers last season and appeared in just two games before going on injured..." May 06

  • Panthers players mourn UNC Charlotte shooting

    Sporting News "The latest school shooting in the United States hit close to home for the Panthers. The team tweeted its support for UNC Charlotte, located approximately 12 miles from Bank of America Stadium, after a gunman opened fire on campus Tuesday, killing two people and injuring four..." May 05

  • Carolina Panthers Have An Option To Cut Cam Newton For Basically Nothing

    Total Pro Sports "Cam Newton is clearly the star quarterback of the Carolina Panthers over the past few years, but he did he suffer a shoulder injury which took him out of the 2018 season prematurely. Because of that, the team went out and drafted QB Will Grier in the 2019 NFL Draft. If the team..." May 05

  • Cam Newton opens cigar club in Atlanta

    TMZ "It's GREAT to be Cam Newton these days ... dude just officially opened up his own cigar shop -- AND he's having another baby!!! Oh, and his hat game is still as strong as ever!!!! The Carolina Panthers superstar was out in Atlanta on Thursday flaunting how amazing..." May 04

  • Cam Newton shares his thoughts on the Panthers drafting quarterback Will Grier

    Cat Scratch Reader "One might assume that Carolina Panthers franchise quarterback Cam Newton would feel threatened by the team’s move to draft quarterback Will Grier in the third round, especially with Cam recovering from a devastating shoulder injury that significantly hindered..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Christian McCaffrey sets sights on Olivia Culpo after her messy NFL breakup

    New York Post "Christian McCaffrey’s pumped-up photos didn’t go unnoticed by a certain ex-girlfriend of Lions receiver Danny Amendola. After the Panthers running back posted a picture Monday to Instagram that featured McCaffrey and Carolina receiver Chris Hogan..." May 02

  • Panthers Declining DT Vernon Butler’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Panthers are declining DT Vernon Butler’sfifth-year option on Thursday.  This isn’t much of a surprise, given that Butler has yet to live up to his draft status.  The fifth-year option would have..." May 02

  • Greg Olsen “really didn’t have any expectation” of moving to MNF booth

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has spent time in the broadcast booth in the past and seems destined for a move into that realm once his playing days are done, which didn’t make it a surprise that there were reports earlier this year that FOX and ESPN were pursuing him for a..." May 01

  • Christian McCaffrey looks unbelievably yoked

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is not leaving much to the imagination when it comes to what he has been doing this offseason. Just take a look at this. CMC is completely ripped. Those pumped up guns and thighs don’t lie. McCaffrey has obviously been spending..." April 30

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Ron Rivera describes what WR Terry Godwin brings to Carolina

    Clutch Points "A whopping 236 players were selected before Terry Godwin heard his name called in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Don’t tell Ron Rivera that his team’s new rookie wide receiver is unlikely to make an impact in 2019, though. After the draft, the Carolina Panthers..." April 29

  • Evander Holyfield's Son Elijah Reportedly Signs with Panthers as UDFA

    Bleacher Report "Georgia Bulldogs running back Elijah Holyfield has reportedly found a home in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Panthers will sign Holyfield after he went undrafted.  Holyfield, the son of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield,..." April 28

  • Carolina Panthers have selected Greg Little

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers have made a trade to move to the No. 37 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. They have selected Greg Little, an offensive tackle from the University of Mississippi. The Panthers paid a high price, their first pick in the third round, but they traded up to get a left..." April 27

  • Panthers continue to bolster pass rush with Christian Miller

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers have selected pass-rusher Christian Miller out of Alabama in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 115th overall. It's the Panthers' second addition at defensive end after taking Brian Burns with the No. 16 pick. Miller's a versatile..." April 27

  • Cam Newton seems to approve of Panthers’ Will Grier pick

    Larry Brown Sports "One wildcard when a team with an established quarterback selects a young one in the NFL Draft is how the entrenched starter will react to it. In the case of the Carolina Panthers, the answer appears to be pretty well. Carolina selected quarterback Will Grier with their third round..." April 27

  • Panthers go out of their way to say the obvious

    Pro Football Talk "Only in a land populated by crazy people would the 100th pick in the draft be perceived as a threat to a guy on a $100 million contract who has an MVP on the shelf. Then again — as we’ve written for years — Cam Newton makes people stupid. After using their..." April 27

  • Bucs’ Devin White takes shot at Cam Newton

    Sportsnaut "Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted linebacker Devin White with the No. 5 overall pick, the rookie linebacker is already setting the tone with trash talk. Shot Across the Bow: In an interview shortly after his arrival in Tampa Bay, the ex-LSU linebacker..." April 27

  • Will Grier ready to join forces with his hometown team

    panthers.com "As a small child, Will Grier watched Wesley Walls catch touchdown passes in Ericsson Stadium. Grier loved wearing his DeShaun Foster jersey and loved watching Steve Smith do Steve Smith things. When Grier was a little older, he listened intently as Cam Newton, fresh off winning..." April 27

  • Seahawks Send No. 37 Pick To Panthers

    Pro Football Rumors "John Schneider gave notice he was on the lookout for additional picks, with the Seahawks entering the draft with a league-low four. He is achieving this goal. The Seahawks again traded down, giving the Panthers the No. 37 pick. Carolina used it on tackle Greg Little. In return for..." April 26

  • Panthers bolster pass-rush with Brian Burns in 1st round

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers have selected pass-rusher Brian Burns out of Florida State in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 16th overall. More to come. " April 25

  • Which NFL player will get booed the loudest at the 2019 NFL Draft?

    SB Nation "There will be plenty of heartwarming displays at the 2019 NFL Draft. There will be players who combined hard work and athleticism to earn their chance to play football at the highest level. There will be beloved NFL veterans making their brief return to the spotlight to rally their..." April 25

  • Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day deal to retire with Panthers

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart, their all-time leading rusher, to a one-day contract Tuesday so he could retire as a member of the team that selected him in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft.

  • Report: Carolina Panthers could trade up in first round of Draft

    247 Sports "From the time the Carolina Panthers' 2018 season came to a close, all conversations concerning the team's draft plans have revolved around the No. 16-overall pick. In the four months of intense speculation that precedes the NFL Draft, most every Mock Draft and most every projection of..." April 23

  • Amazon, Disney in play for Sunday Ticket

    Pro Football Talk "Before the next wave of TV deals will be negotiated, the NFL will surely be doing its biggest deal yet in the environment where much of what used to be viewed on TV is now being consumed. Via NBCNews.com, the NFL could move its out-of-market streaming rights to Amazon or Disney...." April 22

  • NFLPA president: Voluntary means voluntary

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin say that all players should be present for voluntary offseason workouts. The president of the NFL Players Association says that voluntary doesn’t mean what Coughlin apparently thinks it means. “Our CBA..." April 18

  • Panthers create cap room by restructuring Luke Kuechly

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers had very little salary cap room, at least until June, so they created some more for themselves this week. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers created $7.24 million in cap space by converting $9.05 million of Luke Kuechly‘s base salary into..." April 18

  • NFL 2019 schedule release: Browns get 4 prime-time slots

    The Score "The NFL released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday and the 17-week slate features a number of juicy matchups. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick things off Thursday, Sept. 5 and the New England Patriots open their title defense against..." April 18

  • Quarterback market has exploded in less than two years

    Pro Football Talk "From 2013 through 2016, the quarterback market stagnated. From 2017 through now, the quarterback market has exploded. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed an extended stretch as the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a new-money average of $22 million per year, until..." April 16

  • Panthers DE Bruce Irvin Caught Allegedly Sending Women Nudes

    Total Pro Sports "Just last month, Bruce Irvin signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Carolina Panthers to continue his career. He seems to be enjoying himself already after spending the 2018 season with the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons. According to Sports gossip, the 31-year-old..." April 15