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The Carolina Panthers have gone nearly a decade since they returned a punt for a touchdown in a regular season game.
Enter rookie Joe Adams, who hopes to cure all of that.
Adams was one of the premier punt returners in college football last season at Arkansas, returning four for touchdowns including one against Tennessee which has drawn more than 224,600 hits on You Tube.
Adams says, ''I'm the type of guy who can make things happen.''
And he's not only talking about returning punts.
Adams, a fourth-round draft pick last month by the Panthers, says he'd love to follow the path of new teammate Steve Smith, parlaying a successful start as an NFL returner into a productive career as a wide receiver.
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When the Carolina Panthers drafted quarterback Cam Newton in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft wide receiver Steve Smith must have been at least a tad bit worried. Smith, a Panther since he was drafted in the third round, has seen 11 different quarterbacks since his rookie year in 2001.
In his 11 NFL seasons he has had his ups and downs with the organization, but coming off...
The Carolina Panthers have invested wisely in OLB Luke Kuechly. The former Boston College has already been deeply assimilated into the Panthers program.
As it stands now, Kuechly will play weakside linebacker which will give him the opportunity to use his shiftiness and playmaking ability to the best of his ability.
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First-round draft pick Luke Kuechly has a new number and, at least for now, a new position with the Carolina Panthers.
Before his first NFL practice, Kuechly was given No. 59 - the same number coach Ron Rivera wore during his nine seasons with the Chicago Bears - and told he'll start out playing weak side linebacker. That's a change from the middle linebacker spot he played...
Charlotte, NC – On Thursday, May 10, the Carolina Panthers reached an agreement with first-round draft choice Luke Kuechly on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp.
Kuechly, the former Boston College linebacker who is the NCAA’s all-time leading tackler, agreed to a four-year contract worth $12.58 million, all of it guaranteed, according to a league source. He was the ninth...
Some were surprised when the Panthers went for offensive line help in the second round, but drafting Amini Silatolu was actually a logical move in their eyes.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Quarterback Jarrett Brown spent the past three days doing what he loves, dropping back and firing passes to wide receivers at the Carolina Panthers' rookie minicamp. It's an opportunity he or others like him wouldn't have had a year ago -- at least not with the Panthers.
Because of the new collective bargaining agreement negotiated last year,...
Defensive tackles DeMario Pressley and John McCargo signed with the Bears. Both are former N.C. State players who haven't become regulars in the NFL.McCargo, 28, was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2006, but spent most of that season on injured reserve and never found his niche with the Bills. He was traded to the Colts in 2008, but that trade deadline deal was voided the...
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Just a day after inking ninth overall pick Luke Kuechly to a four-year deal, $12.58 million deal, the Carolina Panthers locked down their remaining six players in their 2012 draft class Friday morning. Under the collective bargaining agreement, all draft choices receive four-year deals.
Second-round selection, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu...