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Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says defensive end/linebacker Jyles Tucker has left training camp and the team has terminated his contract.
Hurney wouldn't rule out bringing Tucker back at some point.
Hurney says Tucker, who signed a one-year contract this offseason with the Panthers, left camp so he could focus on gaining weight. Tucker reported to training camp weighing less than 230 pounds and wants to be significantly heavier.
He's listed as 255 pounds in the team's media guide.
The 28-year-old Tucker played four seasons in San Diego, two of those under former Chargers defensive coordinator and current Panthers coach Ron Rivera. During that span he had 55 tackles and 10 sacks. He did not play last season.
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In what is proving to be a busy week for the Panthers, the team made a number of roster changes in preparation for training camp. Among them, the most notable and surprising move of the week was the trade that sent Offensive Tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets for an undisclosed conditional pick. However, after failing his physical and being placed on the Physically Unable to...
Cam Newton exceeded all expectations last year, especially mine. Coming out of Auburn I was not expecting Cam Newton to be able to adapt to the NFL game. Watching his interview with Coach John Gruden, when he could not name a single play, I thought he was going to fail.
I have no problem admitting I was wrong. Cam Newton exploded onto the scene and became a superstar in the...
Spartanburg, SC – The Carolina Panthers officially opened training camp Saturday evening in front of 12,000 friends, family and fans at Gibbs Stadium on the Wofford College campus. On what was dubbed Back to Football night, complete with rock bands, the Top Caps cheerleaders, Sir Purr and plenty of concessions, everyone seemed pleased with the practice.
Cam Newton throwing to TE...
Spartanburg, SC – The Carolina Panthers worked out in the rain this morning. But the big story of the day was that Jeff Otah, the injury-plagued offensive tackle is returning to the team after his trade to the New York Jets was voided when Otah failed his physical with New York.
Jeff Otah’s return to the Panthers could be awkward
The Panthers can keep Otah on the physically unable...
Wide receiver Brandon LaFell says he's ready for a bigger role with the Carolina Panthers.
And he'll get it this year.
LaFell enters his third season as the Panthers' No. 2 receiver and will start alongside five-time Pro Bowler Steve Smith.
LaFell started six games at the end of last year and played well but knows this is no time to relax. The Panthers (No. 20 in the...
Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton has his center Ryan Kalil’s back. After Kalil took out a newspaper ad in the Charlotte Observer that boldly predicted a Super Bowl win for his franchise, he was scoffed at by just about everyone outside of his organization.
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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said center Ryan Kalil's prediction of a Super Bowl victory this season was ''pretty cool.''
Kalil took out a full-page advertisement in The Charlotte Observer last week guaranteeing Carolina fans would be rewarded for their unwavering support with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Richardson made a similar prediction when the...
Cam Newton is everywhere.
If he's not flying through your television set on ''Cam's Night Out'' hawking Under Armour gear or sucking down Gatorade and ''Winning the Fifth Quarter,'' chances are you've seen the 23-year-old quarterback featured prominently by the NFL in advertisements for its preseason games.
He's been on the intro...
The dog days of training camp are upon us and the heat of Spartanburg, S.C. is taking it's toll on the players of the Carolina Panthers slowly, but surely.
The Panthers have been at it since Saturday, July 28, and some players have begun to leave their mark on the fields of Wofford College where the Panthers have practiced since the franchise was founded in 1995.
At 40 to 1, the Carolina Panthers are the most attractive NFL team to bet on to win the Super Bowl.
The reasons are many.
First and foremost, they have arguably the league’s most talented player. Cam Newton has the body of Ben Roethlisberger with the athletic skills of Michael Vick.
And the quarterback is the one position that can make the biggest difference for a team.
SPARTANBURG, SC -- To say there's plenty of competition in the Carolina Panthers' training camp at wide receiver would be an understatement.
Holdovers such as Brandon LaFell, Armanti Edwards, David Gettis, Darvin Adams and Kealoha Pilares are vying to make the team in some cases and to raise their performance to possibly complement star veteran Steve Smith in another. Newcomers...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Cam Newton was asked Monday afternoon if he was going to add to his Superman celebration that gained so much national attention last season.
His reply: Hmmmmm, stay tuned and youll see.
There are many other reasons to stay tuned regarding the Carolina Panthers and Newton, last seasons NFL Rookie of the Year.
Newton seemingly began preparing for this season...
The Panthers are still waiting to see if their trade of former first-round pick Jeff Otah to the Jets goes through, but they've clearly moved on without him.
If Otah doesn't pass the Jets physical by Tuesday's deadline, he'd revert to the Panthers, but they think there's enough interest league-wide that they can move him elsewhere if need be. The Panthers got...
Comments on the Carolina Panthers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 14): Should I say Cam-olina Panthers? 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of Year Cam Newton is just scratching surface of how good a quarterback he can become.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 18: Sophomore slump for Cam Newton? He's about to find out. Would help...