Found April 01, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
There is no secret that familiarity plays a major role in the NFL, and in life. Friday, the Carolina Panthers announced that they have re-signed defensive end Antwan Applewhite. Terms were not disclosed. The San Diego Chargers signed Applewhite as an undrafted rookie free agent out of San Diego State in 2007, when then-defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, now Panthers’ head coach, was coaching there.  One of the reasons why Applewhite decided to re-sign with the Panthers was because Rivera is in Carolina. Photo Credit: After the 6-3, 258-pound defensive end’s stint in San Diego, Applewhite signed with the San Francisco 49ers in July of 2011, only to be released in September. He rejoined his old defensive coordinator in Rivera in October and played in 12 games with one start in 2011.  Applewhite registered 21 tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble for the Panthers, where he played surprisingly well and the club rewarded him with a deal. For his career, Applewhite has prod...

Photo: Leaked Carolina Panthers Helmet

With the introduction of the new Nike NFL uniforms less than 24 hours away, many NFL fans are patiently waiting for the unveiling. Panthers fans may get a sneak peek of what their squads helmets will look like, as a photo has been leaked out and is spreading across the interwebs at a rapid pace. The Panthers announced a modernized logo change shortly after the season ended, and...

Carolina Panthers Make Backfield Even More Confusing With Signing of Mike Tolbert?

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Mike Tolbert Will Play Fullback For Panthers

The Panthers noted that free agent signee Mike Tolbert will work as their fullback in 2012, according to the Charlotte Observer. Fantasy Spin: So while Tolbert will likely vulture some touchdowns at the goal-line, his overall fantasy stock takes a major hit with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart working as Carolinas 1-2 punch at running back. Tolbert was a key handcuff during...

Panthers receive compensatory draft pick

The Panthers have been awarded one compensatory draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft, the NFL announced last Monday. Carolina received a selection in the sixth round (207th overall), giving them a total of seven picks in this month’s draft. The extra draft choice will supplement the Panthers’ other six selections in the seven-round draft April 26-28. In addition to the compensatory...

Panthers TE Shockey demands apology for "snitch" claim

Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey is demanding an apology from the NFL after NFL Network analyst and former player Warren Sapp called Shockey "the snitch" in the New Orleans Saints bounty investigation.Shockey, who spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Saints, is furious with Sapp, despite NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issuing a statement that Sapp’s claims...

Raiders Trade Bruce Campbell To Panthers For Mike Goodsen, Sign Phillip Wheeler

The slow but steady efforts by the cap-strapped Oakland Raiders to improve their roster have been displayed during the entire 2012 NFL Free Agency.  On Friday, the team signed LB Phillip Wheeler and traded for RB Mike Goodsen via the Carolina Panthers in exchange for OT Bruce Campbell. A workout warrior taken in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Bruce Campbell appeared...

Carolina Panthers Give Mike Goodson To Oakland Raiders, And Take Bruce Campbell For Themselves

Over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers traded for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, from the Oakland Raiders. In exchange, the Panthers gave the Raiders RB Mike Goodson. Goodson played extensively in 2010 when the Panthers had injuries to starting running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, but last season, he played in only four games and did not carry the ball once...
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