Found March 17, 2013 on Zone Blitz:
In a season where Carolina hoped to build on optimism created by Cam Newton’s electric rookie season, the Panthers stumbled to a 1-6 record out of the gate in 2012. Newton himself started slowly as well, throwing just five touchdowns to go with eight interceptions through those first seven games. But the Panthers and Newton both went on a run during the season’s second half. The team won five of its last six to finish at 7-9 and Newton improved to 14 touchdowns and four picks in the second half of the season. Furthermore, seven of Carolina’s nine losses were by six or fewer points. So what do the Panthers have to do to start winning some of those close games and turn themselves into a playoff contender? Slate Schwertner, from Cat Crave, shared his thoughts on what has to happen before that can become reality. Zoneblitz: Cam Newton was a different quarterback the second half of the season than he was the first. What are your thoughts about his development and how good he can be? Schw...

Panthers DE Greg Hardy Looking For A Contract Extension

Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the agent for Panthers DE Greg Hardy has approached the team regarding a long-term contract extension. Hardy, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie, so it makes sense that he would be seeking an extension at this point, especially when you consider that he’s coming off of a breakout season that included a career high...

Fantasy Football Player Profile – Steve Smith, WR

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Fantasy Football Player Profile – Jonathan Stewart, RB

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Bucs have shown interest in Captain Munnerlyn

While the Bucs have been somewhat quiet in free agency thus far, it doesn’t mean they are not out there looking for players. And since they have been quiet through the media, fans have grown restless and have done their own investigating.   @bucsrmylife yes — Captain Munnerlyn (@captain_41) March 17, 2013   This information was brought to my attention Sunday and early Monday...

Giants sign Louis Murphy

The New York Giants have agreed to terms with Louis Murphy.    WR Louis Murphy agrees to terms on a one-year deal with the Giants, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 16, 2013   The former Carolina Panthers and Oakland wide receiver out of Florida has caught 115 passes and seven touchdowns in his four-year career. This move is likely to be just for...

Louis Murphy Joins Giants

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Louis Murphy has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants.Fantasy Spin:Murphy won't have much fantasy value in New York unless the team suffers multiple injuries with stars Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks taking up most of the targets.

Giants Sign WR Louis Murphy

Pro Football Talk reports that WR Louis Murphy has signed a one-year deal with New York Giants. Murphy and the Giants reached an agreement just a day after he visited with the team. The move adds some much needed depth to the Giants wide receiver unit that figures to lose Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden at some point. Murphy wasn’t able to have a big impact for a Panthers team...
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