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PLAYERS: Graham Gano
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday they have re-signed kicker Graham Gano to a 4-year contract. The deal is worth $12.4 million over its lifetime. Gano will be 27 next season and was arguably the best kicker in the NFL in 2013. He nailed 24 of 27 field goal attempts, including all six from 50+ yards. Gano also had the highest touchback rate on kickoffs of any kicker since 1994. He is the first of the Panthers’ 21 unrestricted free agents to re-sign with the club. You may also be interested in:Panthers re-sign a key veteranTop free agent defensive backs: Who can help Carolina?Should the Panthers sign newly reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner?
  • Grow up Cam "fig" got the world by the balls! Be a game changer! I might start pulling for the CATS again.
  • I agree that cam newton needs to grow as a quarterback, , but it takes more than one man to win, and I think in time he will do fine, Need to keep all the defense we can,, and never let go #59, Go panthers.

What Greg Hardy signing his franchise tender means

The Carolina Panthers applied their franchise tag to defensive end Greg Hardy last week. Now, the Panthers’ 2013 sack leader has signed the franchise tender, which we now know will pay Hardy $13.116 million for the 2014 season. The benefit for Carolina here is that Hardy can’t hold out in training camp for a long-term deal without incurring a $30,000 penalty per day. By signing...

Top free agent defensive backs: Who can help Carolina?

The Carolina Panthers surprised many last year in going 12-4 and winning the NFC South. The key was their second ranked defense, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major questions heading into the offseason with the “D,” particularly in the secondary. All four starters are set to become free agents so Carolina will have to be active in finding replacements for the ones they...

Power Rankings: Carolina Panthers take huge leap with Greg Hardy now locked up for 2014

Moves are starting to be made. With free agency just a week away, NFL teams are deciding which players on their current roster are worth keeping, and which ones can test the waters of the open market. As a result, some teams have already strengthened themselves, while others have taken a step backwards before the offseason has hardly started. The first dominoes have fallen, setting...

Carolina Panthers: More work ahead as deadline approaches

Carolina Panthers: More work ahead as deadline approachesThe NFL New Year begins next Tuesday on March 11th, and with the New Year comes free agency. The retirement of left tackle Jordan Gross, kicker Graham Gano’s contract extension, and defensive end Greg Hardy signing his franchise tender today has shifted the Carolina Panther’s focus towards resigning other key free agents...

Twitter Tuesday: Man names dogs after Panthers players

We reported earlier on Tuesday that the Carolina Panthers will have close to $30 million this season invested in defensive ends Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy. Hopefully this Panthers fan didn’t spend that much on his two new dogs, which he named after the dynamic defensive end duo. my new Mastiff foster pups. I've named them "CJ" & "Kraken" @randywattson...

Greg Hardy ran to sign his franchise tender; Guaranteed 13 million

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his $13.1 million franchise tender, guaranteeing his salary for the year. The entire amount now counts against the Panthers’ salary cap. AdamSchefter Panthers DE Greg Hardy already signed his franchise tender as the two sides continue to work on a long term deal, per source. 3/4/14 8:01 […]The post Greg Hardy ran to sign his...

Steve Smith didn’t shed much light on his meeting with Dave Gettleman

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith spoke with Josina Anderson about his recent meeting with general manager Dave Gettleman and what the future might hold for him in Carolina. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steve Smith didn’t shed much light on his...

Steve Smith: ‘I’m a Panther until I’m told otherwise’

There has been a lot of talk about Steve Smith not returning to the Panthers next year and being a potential cap casualty. If that is going to happen, someone is going to have to tell him because it doesn’t seem like he wants to let go. This is what he said today on ESPN: “Here’s all I have to say about it,” Smith said. “I am working out and doing all the things as I am...

Greg Hardy wasted no time in signing his franchise tender

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Unlike Jimmy Graham and Brian Orakpo,  Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his franchise tender. Earlier today, #Panthers DE Greg Hardy signed his franchise tag, guaranteeing him $13M as negotiations continue. Graham, Orapko wait — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2014 By not...

Throwback Thursday: Panthers win double OT playoff thriller

In the time-honored tradition of throwback Instagram photos and tweets, we’d like to take this time to join in on the fun of Throwback Thursday. Today, we go back to the John Fox era and the 2003 season, specifically, a thrilling divisional round playoff game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Up 23-12 with 2:39 remaining in the 4th quarter, the Carolina Panthers seemed well...

Panthers DE Greg Hardy Sign His Franchise Tender

Panthers DE Greg Hardy wasted no time signing him one-year franchise tender worth $13.116 million fully guaranteed as he officially signed the agreement on Tuesday. This move ensures that Hardy will not be signing with another team that’s willing to part with two first round picks in order to pry him away from the Panthers. Carolina now has a a greater incentive to work out...

Did the Carolina Panthers cheerleaders make the list of the 10 best in the NFL?

Not every team has them, which is one of the biggest head-scratchers in football. Why wouldn’t a franchise want to have cheerleaders on the sidelines during games? It’s part of a the atmosphere that has helped make football America’s newest pastime, re-creating on high school, college and NFL fields across the country every weekend in the fall. Yet, some teams stubbornly miss...

Panthers offseason questions: Offensive line

We’ve reached the offseason and I will be spending the next few weeks answering the biggest questions facing the Carolina Panthers Anybody who watched the second half of the Carolina Panthers’ playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers is aware that Carolina needs to upgrade the offensive line. Cam Newton and the offense was shut out and the hog mollies struggled to get any push...

Greg Hardy signs franchise tender

On Monday, the annual window for applying the franchise tag closed. On Tuesday, one of the four tagged players already made his move to embrace the restriction on his ability to hit the market. Per a league source, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his one-year, $13.116 million franchise tender. Hardy hopes to ultimately parlay the franchise tender into a long-term...

VIDEO: Greg Hardy says he can beat LeBron James at basketball

The Carolina Panthers recently signed defensive end Greg Hardy to a franchise tender, keeping him in Carolina one more season. On Wednesday morning, he joined ESPN’s First Take to talk about the Panthers’ resurgence this past season and Cam Newton’s growth, among other things. Perhaps the most interesting thing that came up was Hardy’s basketball game, which he’s quite...
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