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5 Good Reasons The Carolina Panthers Will Miss The Playoffs

The Carolina Panthers looked great at the end of 2014, winning their last four games including three against key division opponents. They somehow managed to take the NFC South despite having a losing record and pulled off a crazy 26-17 wild-card win over the Arizona Cardinals - eventually losing in the divisional round to the Seahawks. Carolina would like to get that playoff push...
Via Football Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton From Panthers

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is most effecting on the boot actionThe last time Patriots' fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers' linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception.The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn't even close to the end...
Via Foxborough Free Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

NFL training camps around the country and wrapping up, and its time for teams to begin the trim down to the final 53. The 2015 Carolina Panthers are sure to have some tough choices to make, chiefly at the wide receiver position after recent training camp injuries. Now, it is time for us to recap what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly during the Panthers preseason. THE GOOD...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Carolina Panthers need to start doing right now

Halfway through the preseason, teams now have a better understanding at the positional depth on their roster. Athletes who aren’t  guaranteed a spot are working harder than ever to showcase their talent and while the games technically still don’t count,  winning still remains important. Here are three key things the Panthers must start doing immediately in order to improve...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Place DE Frank Alexander On I.R. After Clearing Waivers

The Carolina Panthers have placed DE Frank Alexander on season-ending injured reserve after he cleared waivers on Tuesday. Alexander suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during Saturday’s preseason game and was later waived/injured in an attempt to get him on the injured reserve list. Alexander, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012. He ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says he has 'full confidence' in Devin Funchess

The Carolina Panthers are moving on to life without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the 2015 season. While there's still a few weeks to deal with the loss, the team is now focused on finding a way to replace his on-field production. While Carolina has plenty of intriguing weapons, none may be more intriguing than rookie WR Devin Funchess. Best of all, David Newton of ESPN reports...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Kony Ealy knows he needs to be an every-down player for Carolina

The Carolina Panthers got some brutal news when they found out that defensive end Frank Alexander would miss all of 2015 with a torn Achilles. While that's a brutal blow for Alexander, it also means that the pressure is on for second-year rusher Kony Ealy.As Ealy told David Newton of ESPN, he knows that he needs to become an every-down player for the Panthers.“They need me...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater on Charles Johnson: “He’s going to be big for us”

Mike Wallace is the most recognizable Minnesota Vikings receiver, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater believes a little-known target out of Grand Valley State is going to make a big impact. Charles Johnson, who tallied four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, received a healthy bit of praise from Bridgewater....
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton taking Devin Funchess 'under my wing'

Kelvin Benjamin’s ACL injury means the Carolina Panthers are turning to second-round pick Devin Funchess to lead the wide receivers, and quarterback Cam Newton is determined to expedite the process. According to ESPN’s David Newton, the fifth-year gunslinger is trying to help Funchess progress quickly—once the rookie recovers from an injury, that is. “He has to learn...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carolina Panthers lose Frank Alexander to torn Achilles

The Carolina Panthers just can't seem to catch a break this offseason. After the team lost Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL, they received some brutal news on Saturday night. According to a tweet from Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, defensive end Frank Alexander will be out for the year after suffering a torn Achilles. As Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report reminds us, Alexander...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss of WR Benjamin Will Force Panther Offense to Adjust

When an NFL team loses a player to injury, especially a starter, the mantra is “next man up.” The Carolina Panthers’ narrative last week was much of the same after wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin sustained a torn left ACL. This is what head coach Ron Rivera had to say when asked if Carolina’s offensive approach now changes: Benjamin: “I don’t know if it changes that much...
Via Football By Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from Panthers vs. Dolphins preseason matchup

The Carolina Panthers took on the Miami Dolphins yesterday in what was a very intense preseason game. Week 2 of practice games have come and gone for these two teams, but there is still plenty of work to do moving forward. Miami made quite a few offseason additions this past year in order to get back into contention for an AFC playoff position. Ndamukong Suh was their biggest signing...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami Dolphins Hold Carolina Panthers Out On 4th And Goal

When a run-oriented team like the Carolina Panthers has first and goal at the two-yard line it should not be that hard to score. Against a solid defense like the Miami Dolphins it  was not too easy. After getting rejected a few times the Panthers opted to go for a play action pass on fourth and goal thinking if the pass wasn't there they have one of the best running quarterbacks...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Defensive Lineman Terry Reden With the Fat Guy Play Of The Day

The guys in the trenches do a lot of hard work while someone else takes all the credit and glory so it is nice to recognize the big guys when they do something that we normally don't see them do---like intercept a pass. Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Terry Reden did just that Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins, but than he did something very un-fatman like.Rather than...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Frank Alexander Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Panthers HC Ron Rivera announced that DE Frank Alexander suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during Saturday’s preseason game and will be out for the 2015 season. It was clear that Alexander may have a serious injury after he had to be carted off the field during the opening drive. Alexander, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of ... The post Panthers DE Frank...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton, Ndamukong Suh engage in friendly banter after practice

The Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins wrapped up two days of joint practices Friday and other than one minor skirmish, things went pretty swimmingly as the two NFL squads got the chance to hit someone other than their teammates during practice. As Friday’s practice session concluded, Cam Newton and Ndamukong Suh engaged in some friendly banter, per Black and Blue Review (with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Panthers don’t need to replace Kelvin Benjamin

The Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL Wednesday. As a rookie in 2014, Benjamin caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. With a depth chart that includes Corey Brown, Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Devin Funchess, many think that the Panthers need to rush out to sign one of the top available receivers. It’s understandable...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers no longer have a leg up on the NFC South

Football is an amazing game, both for the players and for the fans. Sometimes though, like today, we are reminded that the NFL is at times a thirsty Leviathan that feeds on our dreams of greatness and will at times drag you down into the very depths of the abyss. As Saints fans were are all too familiar with the injury bug and how ruthless the realities of the game we love can be...
Via The Saints Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Reggie Wayne become an option for Panthers after Kelvin Benjamin injury?

The Carolina Panthers are in a bad spot at wide receiver after Kelvin Benjamin suffered a torn ACL, and they could turn to some veteran free agents for help. Benjamin was carted off the field after suffering an injury during practice Wednesday. An MRI confirmed the torn ligament, meaning he will need reconstructive surgery. After losing their No. 1 receiver, the Panthers will need...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin to have surgery to repair torn ACL, out for 2015

The Carolina Panthers have just taken a huge hit to their offense. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the team’s worst fear, that second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will need surgery to repair a torn ACL he sustained in practice Wednesday. VIDEO: @Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin injures knee during joint practice with @MiamiDolphins. http://t.co/hPNLpVNRO1 — NFL (...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The three best receivers in Carolina Panthers history

As the 2015 NFL season is slowly getting underway for the Carolina Panthers, a lot of high hopes and expectations have been placed in a young but very talented core of wide receivers. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Based on each team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2015 Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s best head coaches Five Things: Shocking things...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL player wins 'Food Network Star,' gets own show

Eddie Jackson had a short, injury-riddled NFL career, but he’s been doing just fine for himself since then. The former defensive back was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent, then spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins before tearing his ACL at the end of the 2006 season. The New England Patriots took a chance on Jackson in 2007, but he broke...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the O-Line be stout? – Carolina Panthers position preview

“Embarrassing” was the defining word of the Carolina Panthers’ Offensive Line last year – “anchored” by the less-than-dynamic duo of tackles of Nate Chandler and Byron Bell, the Panthers were handed the worst grade in Offensive Line play by Pro Football Focus across the league. This year, the Panthers front office took a conservative approach to upgrade the Line. If it...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: IK Enemkpali pancaked in Buffalo Bills debut

IK Enemkpali was very fortunate that the Buffalo Bills claimed him off waivers from the New York Jets. Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan is all about collecting players from his enemies and using them against those rivals. Enemkpali knew his days as a Jet were over as soon as he punched quarterback Geno Smith in the jaw over a $600 debt, though some believe Smith might have deserved the...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cam Newton gets into fight with teammate at practice

    Another day, another fight between two teammates during NFL training camp. On Monday morning, things got heated after Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman intercepted a Cam Newton pass. Newton, who was wearing the standard red non-contact jersey that quarterbacks wear, ended up at the bottom of a pile with his offensive teammates dragging him out. Cam Newton and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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