Posted March 08, 2012 on
Going into his first year as a head coach, Ron Rivera wasn't given much of a chance to think.
When the lockout wiped out his first chance at an offseason program and its quick end forced a rapid-fire installation, it left him without as much of a chance to draw Xs and Os as he'd have preferred.
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Cam Newton, the first overall pick last year had his share of doubters but throughout the 2011 NFL season there wasn’t much left to doubt. Sure, his accuracy still leaves much to be desired, but there is no arguing the pure athleticism and upside that Newton brings to the Panthers offense. The offense was simply
Here is Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey partying at a Guns N’ Roses concert in Miami. Shockey shown here taking a shot of Jager tweeted that evening “Back to the old me.”
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For years, the Carolina Panthers got by at quarterback, and even exceeded expectations when Jake Delhomme was at his best.
But with the emergence of Cam Newton as nothing short of a star, the Panthers are actually able to go into an offseason without having to worry about the position for the first time in ages.
The decision to not offer a tender to restricted free-agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn't the kind of thing that grabs many headlines.
But it underscores where the Panthers are financially after doling out a load of big contracts to their own last offseason.
The Carolina Panthers have signed former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Justin Medlock.
The former UCLA kicker tried out for the New York Jets recently.
Medlock kicked for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season after being traded from the Edmonton Eskimos last year.
The Carolina Panthers signed kicker Justin Medlock to a three-year contract Wednesday.Medlock will earn $390,000 in 2012 with base salaries of $480,000 and $570,000 for 2013 and 2014.Medlock has spent the last three years in the Canadian Football League. He made 49 of 55 field goal attempts for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season.The 28-year-old is a former fifth-round draft choice...
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