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The Panthers have released veteran kicker Olindo Mare just one year after giving him a four-year, $12 million contract.
Justin Medlock, a journeyman kicker who last played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, appears to have won the Carolina job. Medlock displayed a stronger leg at training camp than Mare, who was 22 of 28 on field goals attempts last year with two key misses. The Panthers still have to pay Mare $3 million, the remaining portion of his signing bonus.
Carolina (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) also went young at punter, releasing veteran Nick Harris and keeping rookie sixth-round draft pick Brad Nortman.
Defensive end Eric Norwood was waived.
The team Monday also placed cornerback Brandon Hogan on injured reserve and wide receiver David Gettis on the PUP list.
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Thomas Davis did something Sunday night nobody ever has in the history of the NFL: The linebacker returned to see actual game action following a third ACL injury that should have already ended his career.
Davis has played in just nine regular season games since the end of the 2008 campaign, and the odds were stacked heavily against him completing this return. But there he was Sunday...
Charlotte, NC. The rookie season that Cam Newton had in 2011 was quite possibly the best that any first year QB has ever had. The 2011 #1 overall pick burst onto the scene last September and never looked back. He stunned the NFL world with 2 straight 400 yard passing games….in his first two NFL games as a starting QB for the Carolina Panthers. The guy immediately showed ridiculous...
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This February will mark ten years since Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith led the Carolina Panthers to the brink of greatness. Despite losing to an Adam Vinitieri field goal, the Panthers have established themselves as a ferocious team that is currently willing itself to return to its former heights. This relatively young team (founded in 1995) has endured some rough times as...
Fantasy owners received some good news Tuesday regarding Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. Carolina coach Ron Rivera said Smith's infected foot was "much better," according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Smith was on crutches last week but he was walking more Tuesday and remains on track to start Week 1.
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart suffered a left leg injury during tonight’s preseason game against the Jets. He ended up taking a cart ride to the locker room.
Stewart being helped to the sideline. Left leg.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 27, 2012
Panthers getting the cart for Stewart. Going into locker room.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 27, 2012
According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says Steve Smith’s infected foot is doing much better.
By the looks of things, Steve Smith should be just fine for the Panthers’ season opener. I’m sure quarterback Cam Newton will be excited to have him back on the field.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Cam Newton says he's a big Tim Tebow fan, he downplayed the reunion on Sunday night with his former college teammate.
Newton said his focus this week isn't on renewing old friendships but rather on continuing to build momentum on offense when the Panthers (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) visit the New York Jets in what'll certainly be his last significant...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart injured his right ankle late in the first half of the team's preseason game against the New York Jets on Sunday night.
The Panthers announced in the third quarter that Stewart was out for the rest of the game.
On first-and-goal from the Jets 9 with just over 2 minutes left in the half, Stewart took...
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was on crutches after Sunday's exhibition game against the Jets, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. X-rays on his ankle were negative, Carolina coach Ron Rivera said.Fantasy Spin:Stewart was carted off the field after receiving a hit down low from safety Laron Landry. Stewart will likely be questionable for Week 1 unless he heals quickly.
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was carted off the field with a right ankle injury Sunday night.Fantasy Spin:Stewart was hit by hulking Jets safety Laron Landry. A serious injury would obviously increase the value of DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert, but we don't know the severity at this time.
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The third NFL preseason game is known as the ‘tune-up” game for the regular season. Most of the starters play into the second half and it gives a feel of how prepared the team is for the regular season.If that’s the case, then the Carolina Panthers might need to head to the film room and get to studying as their performance Sunday night on national television didn’t exactly...
The Carolina Panthers will be in the national spotlight this weekend when they travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the touchdownless New York Jets on Sunday Night Football.
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