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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 overall pick in last month’s draft, and at this time is the highest draft pick to agree to terms.
Luke Kuechly will be in the Panthers' Rookie Minicamp this weekend in Charlotte
A 6-3, 242-pound native of Cincinnati, Kuechly averaged 15.9 tackles last season and 14.0 tackles over his three-year career, both NCAA records.
The Panthers will have 58 players in town this weekend for the rookie minicamp. The camp includes their 7 draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents, 7 players under contract with less than one year of NFL service time, and 32 players trying out.
Here are the 58 players who will be in Charlotte...
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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...
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In his 11 NFL seasons he has had his ups and downs with the organization, but coming off...
The Carolina Panthers enjoyed a busy Thursday, signing seven of their draft selections from last month’s NFL Draft including their top pick, LB Luke Kuechly. Kuechly, out of Boston College was the ninth player selected overall last month and to date is the highest draft pick from the 2012 class to agree to a contract so far. His contract is a four-year deal worth a reported $12...
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Carolina Panthers have signed first round pick Luke Kuechly to a four-year, $12.58 million deal. He was the ninth overall pick in last months draft and is the highest draft pick to sign so far.
Kuechly was a highly productive linebacker at Boston College and may have the best instincts of any football player in this year’s draft. He’ll...
Luke Kuechly doesnt have any experience with it but the Carolina Panthers are going to begin working him at strong-side linebacker. That is the plan with veteran Jon Beason expected to return from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the season opener last year. Kuechly lined up at middle linebacker during rookie minicamp on Friday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with each of their seven draft picks on the eve of their rookie minicamp, including linebacker Luke Kuechly, their first-round selection from Boston College.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced.
All seven draft picks agreed...
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly becomes the highest player selected in the 2012 NFL Draft to sign a contract, inking a four-year, $12.58 million deal, all guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Thursday night. Kuechly, selected ninth overall in the April draft, was the first linebacker off the board. Head coach Ron Rivera has indicated that Kuechly could play middle linebacker...
The Panthers have agreed to terms with seventh-round pick D.J. Campbell on a four-year contract, and are expected to begin signing their draft picks before the team's rookie minicamp this weekend. Michael Hoffman, Campbell's agent, confirmed the agreement with Campbell, a former free safety at Cal. Campbell, who went to high school in Las Vegas with the nieces of Panthers...
Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen is no stranger to controversy, as he had a couple run-ins with the law during his days at Notre Dame. But now, like any good bordering-on-obsolete athlete, he’s using Twitter to fight his biggest battles. This week, Clausen’s main event match is against none other than Supercuts, the place where impatient moms take their kids...
The Carolina Panthers agreed to a four-year contract with second-round rookie offensive guard Amini Silatolu, according to a league source. Silatolu will sign the deal this morning. The 6-foot-4, 311-pounder starred at the Division II level at Midwestern State and was named a consensus All-American as a left tackle. Silatolu has drawn comparisons to Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive...
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.
The New York Giants signed running back David Wilson on Friday, while the Carolina Panthers locked up linebacker Luke Kuechly. Both players were the first round draft picks for their respective teams last April. The two franchises joined Green Bay, Chicago, San Diego and Seattle as the teams who have agreed to a contract with their first round pick, according to ESPN.
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...