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  • Matt Rhule urges Sam Darnold to end slump: 'He needs to play better'

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule encouraged Sam Darnold to step up a day after benching the quarterback during a lifeless loss to the New York Giants. "I think I made the right decision yesterday, to be quite honest with you,"..." October 25

  • Panthers QB Sam Darnold speaks out benching

    Clutch Points "Carolina Panthers star Sam Darnold made headlines on Sunday after he was subbed out in the fourth quarter amid an embarrassing blowout courtesy of the New York Giants. The game was already beyond them when Panthers head coach Matt Rhule pulled Darnold out of the game, but at..." October 25

  • NFL Teams Most Likely to Blow It Up at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With nearly half of the 2021 NFL season in the rearview, many franchises are faced with the reality that the playoffs just aren't in the cards. For these teams, it's time to consider playing for the future instead of the postseason. As the midpoint of the season approaches, so..." October 25

  • 2 best trades Packers must make before 2021 NFL Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "Since their ugly Week 1 loss, the Green Bay Packers have one of football’s hottest teams as they’ve won 6 games straight. That puts them at 6-1 and 2.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, the next closest team to them in the NFC North. Perhaps the test to see if the..." October 25

  • Deshaun Watson To Panthers Trade Rumors 'Could Heat Up'

    Bleacher Report "While the Miami Dolphins have been the overwhelming focus of trade rumors for Deshaun Watson, it appears the Carolina Panthers are another potential strong suitor. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN made an appearance Monday on SportsCenter and said Carolina's loss to the New York Giants..." October 25

  • NFL defense rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers climb, Denver Broncos plummet into Week 8

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL season is officially underway and Week 7 delivered some surprising performances across the league. With high-scoring games scattered throughout Week 7, there’s plenty of shakeup among the top defenses in the NFL. One thing to keep in mind, the state of defensive..." October 25

  • NFL Free Agents Who Can Help Fuel Playoff Runs in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The NFL playoffs are still a few months out, but it's already becoming clear which potential participants are flawed. Some teams appear poised for a postseason run but are still one or two pieces short of becoming a high-end Super Bowl contender. Others are going to have a tough..." October 25

  • Panthers To Stick With Joe Brady As Play Caller

    Pro Football Rumors "The Panthers managed just three points in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, dropping them to 3-4 on the year. Clearly, something has to change, but head coach Matt Rhule says that he has no plans to take play-calling duties away from offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Twitter..." October 25

  • 3 Panthers takeaways from pathetic Week 7 loss to Giants

    Clutch Points "The Carolina Panthers went from looking like a surprise playoff contender to falling off a cliff rather quickly. In their game against the New York Giants, it was abundantly clear that this franchise is not quite ready for the next step. We’re taking a look at the..." October 25

  • 4 ideal Miami Dolphins trades before NFL deadline

    Sportsnaut "Losers of six consecutive games, there’s a darn good chance that the Miami Dolphins are going to go into full-scale sellers mode ahead of the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline. Miami entered the season with playoff aspirations after a surprising 10-win 2020 campaign. Unfortunately, an..." October 25

  • Houston Texans likely to be active sellers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans have become the most active team on the NFL transaction wire in 2021, but a Deshaun Watson trade may not be the only move the organization makes by the Nov. 2 deadline. Houston, in the first year of its rebuild, signed a number of NFL veterans..." October 24

  • Sam Darnold to remain Panthers' starting QB after benching

    The Athletic "Sam Darnold will remain the Carolina Panthers' starting quarterback next week and moving forward despite being benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 25-3 loss to the New York Giants, coach Matt Rhule said after the game. Carolina replaced Darnold with P.J. Walker for the final..." October 24

  • 6 non-Deshaun Watson names involved in trade talks before deadline

    Clutch Points "The will-they-won’t-they trade saga starring Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans will once again take center stage as the NFL trade deadline nears and rumors fly. But Watson isn’t the only name already gaining traction among trade circles. According..." October 24

  • 2 best trades Titans must make before 2021 NFL Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "The Tennessee Titans have had a roller coaster of a season so far, but the machine seems to be picking up steam. The offense has looked amazing the last couple of weeks, while the defense needs help in the secondary. With the NFL trade deadline right around the corner, we take a..." October 24

  • 5 biggest surprises of the 2021 NFL season thus far

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2021 NFL regular season is now in Week 7 — boy, does it go by fast — and to say there have been a few surprises that stand out would be an understatement. Things got off to a fast start league-wide and have not slowed down one bit. Whether it’s on the field or..." October 24

  • NFL Vets on the Trade Block

    Bleacher Report "Edge-rushers Melvin Ingram and L.J. Collier are among the biggest names being discussed ahead of the 2021 NFL trade deadline.  Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Pittsburgh Steelers have received calls on Ingram, while the Seattle Seahawks have been considering moving..." October 24

  • 2 best trades Ravens must make before 2021 NFL trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Despite their hot start to the 2021-22 season, the Baltimore Ravens could still look to make a few roster changes that could separate them from other AFC contenders. With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching, the Ravens will have some big decisions to make if they want to add..." October 23

  • NFL Players Hitting 2022 Free Agency Who Are Earning Major Pay Days

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL free-agent market will feature droves of players who sign eye-popping contracts. Fans know the big hitters. Davante Adams, Allen Robinson II, Chris Godwin, Brandon Scherff, Akiem Hicks and Chandler Jones are some of the guys about to top the list. October 23

  • Panthers officially sign Ameer Abdullah

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Ameer Abdullah played against the Panthers last week and he could be in their lineup for Sunday’s game against the Giants. The Panthers announced Abdullah’s signing on Saturday. " October 23

  • Revised concussion settlement eliminates “race-norming,” but questions remain

    Pro Football Talk "The news that emerged this week is significant, and appropriate. The NFL and the retired players who filed a major class action regarding the failure to warn and protect them against head injuries have reached a revised settlement that eradicates the discriminatory practice of..." October 23

  • 2 best trades Chargers must make before 2021 NFL Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "The NFL trade deadline is approaching fast. On November 2nd, all trades must be completed. Let’s take a look at two trades the Los Angeles Chargers must make to improve its roster ahead of the deadline. The Chargers started off the season playing very well..." October 23

  • Which NFL Teams Are the Most Desperate Heading into 2021 Trade Deadline?

    Bleacher Report "If NFL teams want to make like Monty Hall, time is running out. The Nov. 2 trade deadline is rapidly approaching. It's a date that means different things for different teams. For bottom feeders, it's the last chance to unload veterans and add draft picks. For..." October 22

  • Joe Brady responds to rumors about LSU job

    Larry Brown Sports "The LSU Tigers are looking for a new head coach, and one well-connected name is responding to the rumors that it might be him. Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady spoke this week on the LSU opening amid the news that the Tigers have mutually agreed to part ways with..." October 22

  • Ranking the Top 7 WR Duos of the 2021 NFL Season So Far

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is largely a passing league, and while quarterbacks soak up much of the spotlight, most signal-callers would struggle without a quality receiving corps. Successful receiving units usually feature more than a single top target. Great receiver tandems like Isaac Bruce..." October 22

  • Eagles, Panthers Not Serious Deshaun Watson Suitors

    Pro Football Rumors "If the Texans are serious about unloading Deshaun Watson before this year’s trade deadline, they may be down to one interested suitor. The Dolphins appear to be bidding against themselves for the embattled quarterback, Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports notes. In..." October 22

  • 3 trades the Denver Broncos must consider to save lost season

    Sportsnaut "After starting the season with a 3-0 record, the Denver Broncos have now lost four consecutive. That included an ugly 17-14 defeat at the hands of an injury-plagued Cleveland Browns squad Thursday night. With Teddy Bridgewater under center, Denver’s..." October 22

  • House Democrats ‘Pressed’ Roger Goodell To Provide Congress With Email Findings After Jon Gruden Situation

    Total Pro Sports "Last week, the NFL said they found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, anti-gay or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach. Nobody truly believed that, and for good..." October 21

  • Chiefs Headline 2 Trade Proposals, Including Deal for Charles Harris

    Heavy "We are less than 12 days away from the 2021 NFL trade deadline and the fever has already spread all across the league. The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-3 heading into a pivotal Week 7 matchup with the Tennessee Titans but no matter the result, the back-to-back AFC championships..." October 21

  • Graham Gano says Panthers’ medical staff mismanaged injury

    Pro Football Talk "Giants kicker Graham Gano will face his old team when the Panthers come to town on Sunday, but Gano doesn’t have the warmest memory of his time in Carolina. Gano blamed the Panthers’ medical staff botched the diagnosis of an injury he suffered that ultimately led..." October 21

  • Texans apparently are trying to get more teams to the table for Deshaun Watson

    Pro Football Talk "In late August, rumors intensified of a looming trade that would send quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Texans to the Dolphins. Ultimately, the Texans and Dolphins couldn’t strike a deal on compensation. Now, the Texans reportedly could trade Watson to the Dolphins by the end..." October 21

  • Four Trade Destinations For Tua Tagovailoa

    The Big Lead "The Miami Dolphins are reportedly nearing a trade for Deshaun Watson, which leaves 2020 No. 5 overall pick Tua Tagovailoa as the odd man out. Tua has taken a large portion of the blame for Miami's 1-5 start this year, which is fair to an extent. He missed three games after breaking his ribs..." October 21

  • If Deshaun Watson is traded, NFL will have to decide whether to put him on paid leave

    Pro Football Talk "As if the NFL wasn’t already dealing with a thorny problem that won’t go away regarding the WFT emails (plenty of media outlets are helping the cause by looking the other way, frankly), the league may soon have another pot boiling over on the front burner of the P.R...." October 21

  • Panthers' Matt Rhule hasn't looked into Deshaun Watson

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins want to finalize a deal for star quarterback Deshaun Watson before the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline. The Dolphins aren't the only team that has been tied to Watson,..." October 21

  • The Ideal Trade Target for Each NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have one last opportunity to really improve before the Nov. 2 trade deadline. However, the amount of movement may be limited because of the salary-cap restrictions teams face this season. Currently, 23 franchises have less than $10 million in financial wiggle room, but..." October 21

  • Ten buyers and sellers ahead of 2021 NFL trade deadline

    NFL.com "Trade winds are blowing. As the NFL cruises toward the Nov. 2 trade deadline, less than a fortnight away, clubs have one last chance to make a big splash or jump ship on the 2021 season. Who doesn't love trades? October 21

  • Proposing 10 NFL trades before the deadline

    ESPN "Trades in the NFL don't always come when you expect. Last year, I wrote a column pitching 13 trades. The first deal on that list was a swap between the Eagles and Cardinals, with veteran tight end Zach Ertz making his way to Arizona. It might have taken a year, but Ertz eventually made his..." October 21

  • NFL trade deadline big board: The 20 most appealing trade chips

    The Score "The NFL trading season ends Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. ET. Let's examine the 20 most appealing trade chips ahead of the deadline.   The chips Deshaun Watson A trade for Watson could be among the most..." October 21

  • Several Teams Looking Into Marlon Mack

    USA Today "As the trade deadline approaches, it seems the market for Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack is heating up. The 25-year-old back, who is on the trading block, has reportedly generated preliminary inquiries from four teams, per Josina Anderson of USA TODAY. Those four teams..." October 21

  • 12 NFL teams likely to seek 2022 QB move

    CBS Sports "This is going to be another wacky offseason of quarterback movement. You can already see it. Change is already in the air. It's looking increasingly inevitable in more organizations than one would expect, given all the upheaval of the last few years. Upwards of half of the league..." October 21

  • 3 blockbuster Houston Texans trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans have been as active as any team on the NFL trade market under first-year general manager Nick Caserio. Obviously, most rumors in Houston have surrounded disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson since he requested a trade early during the offseason. Something could..." October 21

  • Aaron Rodgers reveals which fanbase he thinks talks the best trash

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers has seen (and heard) it all in his 17 NFL seasons. Now he is tipping his cap to one particular fanbase as the proverbial kings of trash talk. The Green Bay Packers quarterback told reporters on Wednesday that he thinks fans of the Philadelphia Eagles talk the best..." October 21

  • NFL to Propose 'Race-Norming' Fixes in Dementia Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL will propose a new testing formula to determine the eligibility of former players to collect money from the $1 billion concussion lawsuit settlement, according to the Associated Press' Maryclaire Dale. The step comes after the league announced in June it..." October 20

  • Panthers Expected To Sign RB Ameer Abdullah

    247 Sports "The Carolina Panthers are expected to sign former Minnesota Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Abdullah was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday. The 28-year-old running back is in his seventh NFL season after he was drafted by the..." October 20

  • 2021 NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 7

    Bleacher Report "Week 6 was an eye-opener around the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens thumped quality opponents, the Buffalo Bills showed they are fallible, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs took steps back toward respectability. And hey, the Jacksonville Jaguars got..." October 20

  • 5 QB's the Browns should sign or trade for

    Sportsnaut "What a shame. In the biggest year of Baker Mayfield’s career to date, he has suffered a torn labrum and possibly more that’s keeping him out of action. Backup veteran journeyman Case Keenum is set to take over, for at least one start, possibly longer. This comes in a..." October 20

  • NFL Trade Ideas That Would Change the Super Bowl LVI Race

    Bleacher Report "Six weeks of the 2021 NFL season are done, and we have a good idea of who the real contenders will be. Twelve weeks remain for teams to separate themselves from the pack, but time is running out for trades to be part of the process. This year's trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET on..." October 20

  • Carolina Panthers: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Giants

    Clutch Points "With a Carolina Panthers road matchup in the Big Apple against the New York Giants on tap for Week 7, two teams who have been on a slide look to rebound in this Sunday matinee. With Sam Darnold struggling to carry the load for a Carolina squad that’s missing star RB..." October 20

  • 4 cornerbacks who can solve the Titans depth issues

    Sportsnaut "While the 4-2 Tennessee Titans are coming off a big victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, they also lost cornerback Caleb Farley for the season after suffering a torn ACL. This comes on the heels of another corner, Kristian Fulton going on injured reserve ahead of that..." October 20

  • 3 Baltimore Ravens options following Ronnie Stanley injury news

    Sportsnaut "The Ronnie Stanley injury news had to hit the Baltimore Ravens pretty hard. For the second consecutive season their Pro Bowl left tackle has been sidelined with an ankle injury. Just like the 2020 campaign, this means that Stanley will miss the remainder of the season. “This is..." October 20

  • The Weakest Link on Each NFL Team's Roster

    Bleacher Report "Heading into Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season, teams should be able to pinpoint weak spots across their rosters. Some coaching staffs have already made changes to starting lineups and rotations.  Some clubs should cut back on an underperforming player's snap count to try to get..." October 20