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Most of the offseason talk about the Panthers' linebackers has been about the two that didn't play the majority of the 2011 season.
Lost in the shuffle is the one who did -- James Anderson, who turned in a record-setting year following season-ending injuries to Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.
Anderson set a franchise record with 174 tackles, breaking Beason's mark of 169 set in 2009.
But Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Anderson's increased leadership responsibilities and willingness to play through pain were just as impressive as the tackles.
"When we first got started he was not a very vocal guy. But as his role increased, you could see his confidence grow as a linebacker and took a leadership role," Rivera said at the combine.
"I think that's the biggest thing he had to do. He shows you he can do it athletically. He shows he can do it mentally – a very cerebral, smart football player with good athletic ability."
Rivera said Anderso...
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera said veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey is considering retirement after 10 NFL seasons.
In a discussion with Shockey in January following his first year in Carolina, Rivera said Shockey mentioned the possibility of calling it quits.
“It was a great conversation and he just said, 'Well, we'll see,'” Rivera said today at the scouting...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Jeremy Shockey has considered retiring and that is news to Carolina's general manager. Marty Hurney says, "We've gotten no indication that Jeremy's considering retirement at this point," adding that, "it's ultimately a question for Jeremy but all indications we are getting is that he wants to play...
The Panthers lost their coin flip with the Dolphins this morning, giving the Panthers the ninth overall pick in April's draft.
The Panthers and Dolphins each finished 6-10 in 2011, and had the same strength of schedule percentage -- the first tiebreaker used in determining draft order. That necessitated the coin flip, which took place at 7:30 a.m. at an Indianapolis...
The Panthers will look to Olindo Mare to carry the special teams after a solid 2011 season.
The Panthers would owe No. 3 quarterback Jimmy Clausen $923,000 if he's still on the roster next month - a hefty sum for a player who was inactive for every…Click to Continue »
Last season was a rough one for the Panthers' defense. Carolina ranked 28th in yards allowed and 27th in points allowed as defensive coordinator Sean McDermott weathered a storm of injuries in his first year serving under head coach Ron Rivera. PFW asked Rivera, a former defensive coordinator, at the NFL Scouting Combine if he would take a more hands-on approach to the defense...
It's shocking to think that a single player can make so much difference to a team, but the Carolina Panthers leaped from dead last in the league in points scored to 5th - a staggering increase of 30 touchdowns from the previous year. And that was in year one of Cam Newton. What's possible in year two?
That depends on the defense. With two key members of the defense...
Under Armour released a commercial starring Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey is considering retirement after 10 NFL seasons.Click to Continue »
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