Found September 24, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:

Robert Lester, who started 40 games at Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide to three BCS national championships, went undrafted in April and signed a free agent contract with Carolina. He didn’t make the final cut, but Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team signed him to the practice squad following a strong final preseason […]


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Carolina Panthers blank New York Giants 38-0: What they’re saying

CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers answered a lot of questions with their 38-0 shellacking of the visiting New York Giants. Namely, would Ron Rivera still be the head coach following next week’s by? Simply put, of course he will. Early in the game, a source within the organization said even if the Panthers had lost to the Giants, Rivera would not be replaced during the season...

Panthers DE Greg Hardy named NFC defensive player of the week

According to Darin Gantt of, Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was named NFC defensive player of the week after his three-sack performance against the Giants.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#11)

Last week: 14 (+3) The one week I give up on the Panthers, this happens. They looked exactly as I expected they would this season last week and then some. They could easily be 3-0 right now and though my 12-win prediction for them isn’t coming true, last week’s win could easily propel them to 10 wins and a post-season appearance. They have to continue what they did last week...

Report: Panthers’ HC Ron Rivera’s Job Safe for Season

  After losing the first two games of the season, Carolina Panther’s head coach, Ron Rivera’s hot seat was coming close as ever to costing him his job, but according to the Charlotte Observer, even if the Panthers wouldn’t have beat the Giants 38-0 like they did on Sunday, Rivera’s job was very much safe. Even if it isn’t immediately admitted, surely a blowout victory...

Report: Panthers Will Not Fire HC Ron Rivera During The Season

According to Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer reports that a source has informed him that the Panthers have no plans to replace HC Ron Rivera during the season. Carolina could have been 0-3 to start the year, but they managed to put together an incredible all-around performance against a reeling Giants team Sunday. Rivera has a 14-21 record since being hired by the Panthers...

NFL News: Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams calls out Rob Chudzinski

Last season, Rob Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator for the lowly Carolina Panthers. Although they had an exciting young quarterback in Cam Newton, he’s already been called out by veteran receiver Steve Smith. This time, it was running back DeAngelo Williams’ turn in line to call out Chud. In an article Tuesday afternoon from David Newton at, the former Memphis...

Report: Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera’s Job Safe for the Season

After starting the season 0-2, the vultures were beginning to circle Ron Rivera’s job status as head coach of the Panthers. A 38-0 blowout of the New York Giants can certainly help quiet the critics for at least a week, but obviously there is still more work to be done. According to the Charlotte Observer […]

Colin Kaepernick’s new nickname: “They Hate Me”

I know it’s a dated reference but I remember when former Carolina Panthers running back Rod Smart used to go by the moniker “He Hate Me.” It was a phrase he picked up from one of his teammates that basically stated that every one of his opponents hated him. Smart really made a statement when he used this phrase on the back of his jersey during his playing time in the failed...

Kenjon Barner Cleared To Practice

Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner (ankle) has been cleared to practice.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams should still be the primary running back, but Barner could still a few attempts if he's ready to go. Given that Williams is already limited by not getting scoring opportunities, when Barner is active it will make Williams a much less attractive option.

Jonathan Stewart on track to return

The Panthers' second-ranked rushing attack is getting some reinforcements. Rookie running back Kenjon Barner returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since injuring his foot in the third preseason game at Baltimore. More importantly veteran running back Jonathan Stewart is on track to come off the physically unable to perform list when he's eligible in Week 7 Panthers...

DeAngelo Williams rips former O.C. Rob Chudzinski

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams pointed to the departure of former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as a reason behind his strong start to the season. Williams has 291 rushing yards through three games the third-highest total in the NFL. "I'm not going to start anything or push anything out there" Williams said Tuesday. "I can say this though...

Fantasy Football 2013: 5 Waiver Wire Gems for Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the NFL season. This is the first week of the bye weeks. This week both the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers will be on hiatus. You are going to need someone to cover Aaron Rogers and his stable of receivers. Or perhaps it is Cam Newton that you need to replace. Or it could be just one of the many injured running backs, wide receivers or defensive...

Rivera: Big win over Giants can serve as catalyst

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Carolina's 38-0 rout of the New York Giants on Sunday could serve as a ''catalyst'' for his team. There certainly is that potential after Carolina's disappointing 0-2 start. Not only is the Panthers' confidence soaring following the most lopsided win in the franchise's 19-year-history, but the they have a favorable...

The Razzball Football Podcast – The One Where JB Yells About His Awesome Panthers

Oh man, how one single week can change everything!  After looking like a team that was toast in another heartbreaking loss, my Carolina Panthers went beast mode on the Giants in the biggest shutout smack down in our team’s history.  He Hate Me!  So much fun.  And with that shot of adrenaline, the entire Razzball Podcast family was healthy and ready for action this week, with...
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