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  • Panthers Host G Jonathan Cooper On Visit

    USA Today "According to a report by Field Yates at ESPN, free agent guard Jonathan Cooper visited the Panthers today. As Yates noted, Cooper (6-foot-2, 308 pounds) played his college football at North Carolina.   

    September 20

  • NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association are close to doing so. Per multiple sources, the NFL and the NFLRA have struck an agreement in principle.  " September 20

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Cardinals with foot injury

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has officially been ruled out for the team’s game this weekend against Arizona, according to coach Ron Rivera. Kyle Allen, a second-year quarterback out of Houston who went undrafted, will start in Newton’s place. Newton..." September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Kyle Allen trending to start at QB for Panthers with Cam Newton injured

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton dealing with a foot injury means that we could see some Kyle Allen action this weekend. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that Allen is trending towards being the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in their Sunday game against the Arizona..." September 19

  • Ron Rivera Walks Out of Press Conference After Too Many Questions About Cam Newton

    Total Pro Sports "Ron Rivera is done talking about Cam Newton. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed Carolina’s practice on Thursday as he continues to battle a foot injury. Cam was diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain in the preseason and appeared to aggravate the injury in Carolina’s Week 2..." September 19

  • Cam Newton still in walking boot, reportedly has 'mid-foot sprain'

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton’s status remains up in the air as the Carolina Panthers prepare for their Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals, as the quarterback is dealing with a foot injury that he re-aggravated in Thursday night’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton has been..." September 19

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Paul Finebaum: 'It's Over For Cam Newton'

    The Big Lead "Cam Newton hasn't looked like Cam Newton in quite some time. The former MVP wasn't at his best in 2018 before getting shut down with a shoulder injury. He took his recovery slowly, but was expected to be fully healthy for the beginning of the Panthers' season. As it turns..." September 18

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton not at Wednesday practice ahead of Week 3

    Clutch Points "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not participate in Wednesday practice ahead of Week 3, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.   No Cam Newton for practice this morning, which is pretty..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ryan Clark Ripped Paul Finebaum To Shreds For Ripping Cam Newton But Praising Eli Manning

    Business Insider "ESPN analyst and former NFL safety Ryan Clark on Wednesday took issue with comments from college football analyst Paul Finebaum. On ESPN's "Get Up" Finebaum weighed in on Cam Newton's struggles, saying Newton "it's over" for Newton. Finebaum then said..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants..." September 18

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton aggravates foot injury "When the practice gates closed Tuesday, quarterback Cam Newton was not on the field with his teammates. After falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football, the Panthers are beginning preparations for Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals in search of..." September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Four NFL Coaches Who Already Need to Be Fired

    The Big Lead "We’re through our second Sunday of the 2019 NFL season and there are already four NFL coaches who should be fired. Check out our list below. Pat Shurmur, New York Giants Pat Shurmur is in his second year with the Giants, and after going 5-11 in 2018, he’s..." September 16

  • Cam Newton: Hard to look our defense in the eye with how our offense played "Cam Newton has no limitations. That’s what he and the Panthers said after last Sunday’s loss to the Rams and in the days leading into Thursday night’s matchup with the Buccaneers. But something’s clearly off — with Newton and the..." September 13

  • Cam Newton Sounded Like A Man Who Was Ready To Follow Andrew Luck & Call It Quits After TNF Game

    Total Pro Sports "Just four years ago, Cam Newton was easily one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league. That does not remain the same in 2019. The Carolina Panthers star quarterback has opened the season with two straight poor performances, and seems to be feeling the lingering effects of..." September 13

  • Panthers Should Can Cam Newton and Ron Rivera This Offseason

    The Big Lead "The run has ended. Superman flies no more. And with a new head honcho calling the shots, the Carolina Panthers have reached DEFCON 1. It’s time to blow the whole thing up. Crazy thing is, it actually wouldn’t be too hard. Since going 15-1 in the regular..." September 13

  • Carolina Panthers Fans Spent a Rain Delay Fighting Each Other

    Complex "The weather during the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers match on Thursday led to a rain delay, and fans got particularly messy as they waited. A number of fans at the inner concourse areas of the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina got into a violent brawl while..." September 13

  • Christian McCaffrey has played every offensive snap in first two games

    Clutch Points "Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey didn’t have a game on Thursday night, but it wasn’t because he wasn’t on the field. According to Pro Football Talk McCaffrey has played every offensive snap through the first two games for the..." September 13

  • Pass interference/illegal contact donut hole emerges in Bucs-Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "Replay review is now available for defensive pass interference calls and non-calls. It’s not available for calls and non-calls of illegal contact. And this donut hole was exposed for the first time on Thursday night, in the Buccaneers-Panthers game. Carolina had embarked on a..." September 13

  • Torrey Smith announces his retirement

    Baltimore Sun "Former Ravens and Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith announced his retirement from football in a video posted by Uninterrupted on Friday morning. Smith, 30, played eight NFL seasons with the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. His first four..." September 13

  • Cam Newton isn't right and the Panthers aren't helping him

    Sporting News "If there's a point Cam Newton can be farthest removed from his 2015 NFL MVP form, one can consider it reached. But the situation won't get better for Newton and the rest of the Panthers' offense unless they adjust to his current limitations — and their current..." September 13

  • Cam Newton blames himself for Panthers' loss: 'All fingers are just pointing back to me'

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said his surgically repaired shoulder and recently injured foot were not to blame for his poor performance Thursday night, but he did take the blame for his team's 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay..." September 13

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is Extremely Annoyed Democrats Debate Overlaps With NFL Game

    Yardbarker "Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang took to social media Wednesday to question the date and time of his party’s debate this week. On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kick off Week 2 of the NFL season on Thursday Night Football, beginning at..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Bruce Irvin out, Greg Olsen questionable for Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers will again be without veteran pass-rusher Bruce Irvin, but they should have one of their key offensive parts back on the field Thursday. The Panthers ruled Irvin out for Thursday’s game against the Buccaneers after he missed the entire week with a hamstring..." September 11

  • Bruce Irvin, Greg Olsen out of practice for Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers played without defensive end Bruce Irvin in their season opener and it seems likely that they’ll be missing him in Week Two as well. Irvin was out of practice for the second straight day on Tuesday due to the hamstring issue that also forced him to miss..." September 10

  • Bruce Arians believes Cam Newton still can throw deep

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton invited questions about his surgically repaired right shoulder after 37 of his 38 passes traveled less than 20 yards in the air. Newton said after the loss to the Rams it was a function of decision-making rather than physical ability that kept him from..." September 10

  • Gerald McCoy: ‘I’m going to retire (as) a Buc'

    Tampa Bay Times "Gerald McCoy didn’t like the way his career finished in Tampa Bay with his release after nine seasons, so he plans to write a new ending. The Carolina Panthers defensive tackle says whenever he is done playing, he’ll retire as a Buccaneer. "I’m going to retire a..." September 10

  • Cam Newton has conspiracy theory about Panthers’ offense

    Sportsnaut "He might not be a flat-Earth truther or someone who believes we actually didn’t land on the Moon. However, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is coming out with his own theory following the team’s season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Rams. It’s all..." September 10

  • Ron Rivera concedes it's 'tough' to sit Christian McCaffrey "The Carolina Panthers talked all offseason about curtailing Christian McCaffrey's snaps this season. Yeah. Well, that's not happening. If the release of Cameron Artis-Payne during final cuts didn't underscore that CMC will be an every-snap player once again, his..." September 10

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • Kid Mows Lawns to Help His Mom Save Money For His College Tuition; Panthers Find Out, Give Him a New Mower

    Black Sports Online "Imagine being 12 and already stressing about college to the point you are out here mowing lawns in 100-degree heat. I applaud the young man Jaylin Clyburn trying to help out his mom, but the Panthers could have at least gave the kid $10k or something. Instead, they gave him..." September 09

  • Cam Newton admits he’s “a little rusty” "It had been nearly nine months since Cam Newton last threw a pass in a regular-season game. In the 265 days between, the Panthers quarterback underwent a shoulder procedure and sat out spring workouts before throwing just six passes in the preseason. So it stands to reason he wasn’t all..." September 09

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton sets 3 Guinness World Records

    Sporting News "Cam Newton doesn't officially start his season until Sunday, but he's already breaking records. In a video shared Wednesday on Twitter, the Panthers quarterback caught up with North Carolina-based YouTube star Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and his..." September 05