Found August 07, 2012 on
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The Carolina Panthers had a luxury at tight end last season with both Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen serving as a tandem.
Shockey, the hard-nosed veteran with a flair for the bizarre, and Olsen, the younger vet with similar potential but a vastly different demeanor, teamed together to give the Panthers and rookie quarterback one of the best tight end duos in the NFL. They combined to haul in 82 passes for 995 yards and nine touchdowns.
But as individuals, those werent the kinds of numbers either player had been used to posting. And with Carolina having brought in more established wide receivers and multi-dimensional mighty-might Mike Tolbert to complement 12-year star Steve Smith, there wasnt a need for Shockey anymore.
So now the majority of the work load will go to Olsen, and second-year head coach Ron Rivera is excited about this opportunity. Hes so confident in Olsen he believes the former Virginia Cavalier can reach the level of NFL star tight ends Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronko...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Carolina Panthers open the 2012 NFL Preseason at home Saturday night against the Houston Texans. The first exhibition game usually features starters in for a series or two, but mostly, it gives teams a chance to hit someone new (see: New York Jets fights on Monday and Tuesday this week).
Quarterback Cam Newton looks to lead the Panthers to the playoffs.
Looking to build on their...
PANTHER ON THE PROWL
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is on the lookout for a girlfriend, but says that he is keenly aware that not all women are as they seem.
Things move so fast these days that you often forget those that don’t win or lose in epic fashion.
We remember JaMarcus Russell’s fall from the mountain top because with the exception of Ryan Leaf, never has there been a projected franchise quarterback that has crashed so hard and with so much drama.
Former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen has and continues to fall out-of-sight...
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera gets pretty excited when he thinks about the potential of this years group of linebackers.
Injuries ravaged the unit a year ago, but with former All-Pro Jon Beason is healthy again, Thomas Davis is close to achieving the improbable, and rookie Luke Kuechly has impressive upside.
Rivera cant hide his enthusiasm.
Weve got experience and speed...
Captain Munnerlyn knows NFL cornerbacks need to have a short memory - and thick skin.
So when the undersized Munnerlyn hears the criticism suggesting someone else should be starting for the Carolina Panthers at the No. 2 cornerback spot, he doesn't get angry.
He just works that much harder.
He says ''there's a lot of people out there who're like, `We need another...
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.
Coach Ron Rivera says Smith is ''fine'' and anticipates he will return to practice Wednesday. Rivera says the decision was made to ice Smith's knee right away.
Smith came down hard on his knee early in practice while trying...
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Panthers receiver Steve Smith says he'' lit into'' Cam Newton about his actions on the sidelines when the young quarterback was replaced late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's 36-7 blowout loss to the New York Giants.
Smith says he was upset when Newton remained sitting on the bench instead of watching backup Derek Anderson and trying to learn from his...
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says trainers are optimistic wide receiver David Gettis will be back on the practice field in about ''four or five days.''
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the...
Jeff Otah has had a full plate as of late. The offensive tackle was traded by the Carolina Panthers to the New York Jets last week, only to go back to the Panthers based on the trade not going through due to Otah’s failure to pass a mandatory physical. Otah was a first round pick by Carolina in the 2008 NFL Draft, but has battled the injury bug ever since. Then the Panthers...