Found August 29, 2013 on Football Nation:
Carolina enters its fourth week of preseason, and so far they are looking like contenders in the NFC South. The third preseason game is designed to be an example of a team's regular season ability. Last Thursday's game vs. Baltimore was defined by Carolina's defense.The Panthers ranked No. 18 in overall defense last year with plenty of injuries and growing pains to overcome. This season, the underrated Panthers defense will ride their young defense to the playoffs. The Panthers flexed their muscles on the back of a dominant performance from Luke Kuechly. Turnovers decided the battle as Carolina generated three defensive touchdowns to finish with a decisive 34-17 victory. Expect the pathers defense to define this teams run to the playoffs.Underrated DeAngelo Williams has not put up great numbers since his blow out season in 2008 when he rushed for 1,515 yards and 18 touchdowns. With Jonathan Stewart still recovering from ankle surgery and not expected to play for the next...

Carolina Panthers: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2013?

The Carolina Panthers possess a plethora of talent on their roster.  There’s no question that Ron Rivera’s up-and-coming club can compete with the top teams in the league heading into the upcoming 2013 NFL regular season. However, the Panthers have yet to prove that they can put it all together and perform at a high level for a full season and the team didn’t add very many...

Four Downs: Ginn shines as Panthers roll past Steelers

CHARLOTTE -- Here are four observations from the Panthers' 25-10 win over the Steelers on Thursday night, leaving them at 3-1 to finish the preseason. 1. Ginn continues to prove his worth The Panthers' one-year, 1.1 million deal with Ted Ginn Jr. continues to look like the bargain of the offseason for them. A week after the special teams ace returned a punt 74 yards to...

Armond Smith's groin kick costs him $15K

Carolina Panthers running back Armond Smith hit the gorund after being tackled by Baltimore Ravens LB Albert McClellan last week, and as he got up, he gave McClellan a quick kick to the groin area. He learned Friday that the misdeed will cost him $15,000, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports.

Panthers waive former second round pick Jimmy Clausen

getty images Jimmy Clausen has been waived by the Carolina Panthers. Clausen, 25, played only during his 2010 rookie season and has been on the Panthers bench since the team drafted Cam Newton in the following draft. Despite all the talk of his arm at Notre Dame it never materialized in the NFL and he now finds himself looking for a roster spot. Clausen’s Carolina career ends with...

Cam Newton Says Panthers Are Playoff Contender

Cam Newton is the unquestioned leader of the Carolina Panthers, and with that leadership comes an occasional bold prediction. Newton and the Panthers are finally feeling confident about themselves, and according to Pro Football Talk, Newton “feels the Panthers are a playoff contender.” “I really do believe it,” Newton said.  ”I’m not just saying anything [...] [[ This...

Carolina Panthers Preseason Recap: 5 Biggest Disappointments

If you have to choose between the defense or the offense of your favorite team being on the same page during the preseason, you would probably go with the defense. While Panthers fans have been pleasantly surprised to see the defense capitalize on their opportunities, they have to be concerned with how the offense has had a difficult time getting down the field.  From upper management...

2013 NFL Team Previews: Carolina Panthers

Key Additions WR Domenik Hixon, DT Colin Cole, ILB Chase Blackburn, CB D.J. Moore, CB Drayton Florence, S Michael Mitchell, KR Ted Ginn, DT Star Lotulelei (draft), DT Kawann Short (draft), G Edmnd Kugbila (draft), ILB A.J. Klein (draft), RB Kenjon Barner (draft) Key Losses WR Louis Murphy, C Mike Pollak, DE/OLB Antwan Applewhite, DT Ron Edwards, DT Andre Neblett...

Panthers' Receiving Core Still a Mystery

Sure the last game of the preseason is dull and boring with most fans generally having more interest in “Matlock” re-runs.  However, the game is vital to some players who are trying to find their way on to a final roster spot. Earlier in the week I had wrote about Domenik Hixon making his preseason debut for the Panthers this week and him fighting for a final roster spot...

Ginn's 149 yards, 2 TDs lead Panthers

Ted Ginn Jr. is making a home for himself in Carolina. The 28-year-old Ginn is proving he still has something left in the tank, catching five passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 25-10 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. In a game void of star power, Derek Anderson completed 10 of 15 passes for 220 yards, including...

Rough Draft: Carolina Panthers

Everyone agrees: the Carolina Panthers’ most pressing needs are secondary and defensive tackle. However, secondary far outpaces defensive tackle as an immediate need. Carolina already has two nice defensive ends, serviceable Dwan Edwards at tackle, and two Pro Bowlers and the 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year filling out the linebacking corps. Unfortunately, they will […]The...

Jonathan Stewart Will Start Season on PUP List

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, who is recovering from surgery on both ankles, will start the season on the PUP list.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams figures to get the bulk of the workload with Stewart sidelined, though Mike Tolbert will likely steal the goal line opportunities.

A Look At The Two Long TDs Allowed By The Steelers Secondary Against Panthers

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. burned the Pittsburgh Steelers for two long touchdowns Thursday night in the preseason finale and below is a look at both of those plays. On the first touchdown on the Panthers opening offensive possession of the game, the Steelers are playing a quarters defense as the two cornerbacks […] A Look At The Two Long TDs Allowed By The Steelers...

Panthers talk with Greg Hardy about long-term deal

The Panthers have been talking with defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives about possibly getting a long-term deal done before the start of the season according to a league source. Hardy coming off a breakthrough season in 2012 is set to make $1.35million this season in the final year of his rookie deal. Drew Rosenhaus Hardy’s agent approached Panthers’ officials...
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