PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ron Rivera going back to fundamentals to escape Super Bowl hangover

Even when Ron Rivera gets misinterpreted, he’s using it as a teaching moment for his team. And the lesson is the Panthers have to begin their work over again, rather than thinking they’re starting halfway down the path after losing Super Bowl 50. Rivera told Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com that planning how to avoid the…
Via Pro Football Talk
13 hours ago

Three takeaways from week one of Carolina Panthers OTAs

The Carolina Panthers have wrapped up the first week of organized team activities (OTAs). This was the first chance to see the team back in uniform since their Super Bowl 50 loss in February. Contact is not permitted during these activities, but the team is allowed to conduct 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, which gives us an early look at the Panthers’ roster this season. Here are...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Pass On Signing Veteran CB Brandon Boykin Following Recent Workout

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that the Falcons won’t be signing veteran CB Brandon Boykin to a contract at this point in time. The Falcons brought Boykin in for a workout and a physical earlier in the week. However, it appears as though they would prefer to see how their younger players look during OTAs before considering adding Boykin to their secondary. Boykin, 25, is a former...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera on Newton comments: ‘Not putting anybody on blast’

Ron Rivera recently provided a brief analysis of Cam Newton’s growth as a quarterback that raised some eyebrows in large part because his thoughts were perceived by some as being overly critical. But the Carolina Panthers head coach scoffed at the notion that he was ripping the reigning NFL MVP, instead arguing like all players, Newton still can improve as a player. “I...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Waive TE Jake McGee From I.R. With Settlement

The Carolina Panthers officially waived TE Jake McGee from their injured reserve list on Tuesday with a settlement. Yesterday, McGee cleared waivers and reverted to the Panthers injured reserve, so it was possible that they could reach an agreement on a settlement in the coming days that would allow him to seek out a new opportunity with another team. McGee, 24, signed on with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera has an ambitious goal for Cam Newton in 2016

The Carolina Panthers had an outstanding 2015 season, thanks in large part to Cam Newton's MVP campaign. But there's no time to rest on their laurels.As the Panthers open offseason workouts this week, coach Ron Rivera is letting reporters know that he expects Newton to be an improved player in 2016 -- and not just in the margins. According to Rivera, Newton's capable of being better...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers TE Jake McGee Reverts To Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

Panthers TE Jake McGee reverted to the team’s injured reserve list after he officially cleared waivers on Monday. Carolina had several tights on their roster as of last week, so it was clear that a few months were going to be made to balance things out ahead of OTAs. It’s possible that McGee will be granted his release at some point in coming months when healthy. McGee...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Keyarris Garrett poised to make Carolina Panthers 2016 roster

College production, while not the only aspect scouts look at, is very important in the draft process. Any wide receiver that notches over 1500 yards and hauls in eight touchdowns in his final season in college is usually viewed as a good to great prospect that at worst, is drafted on day three of the draft. This was not the case for Keyarris Garrett. Garrett, the 6’4’’ product...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shaq Thompson involved in head-on collision

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was reportedly involved in a head-on collision with former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone in North Carolina on Sunday. According to Bill Voth of The Black and Blue Review, alcohol was involved but the police said it was not a factor in the accident. Per the report, Thompson was charged “with driving left of center” when he collided...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers LB Shaq Thompson involved in head-on collision

Carolina Panthers second-year linebacker Shaq Thompson had a pretty big scare early Sunday morning when he was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. He seems to have been able to walk away from the crash, but it did send another area football player to the hospital. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Thompson’s car crossed the center line into oncoming...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen pokes fun at All-Star Race format

Carolina Panthers' tight end Greg Olsen was the honorary pace car driver for Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.After getting acquainted with the NASCAR world, Olsen said he has a lot of respect for what Sprint Cup Series drivers go through during a grueling 36-race schedule.However, the two-time Pro Bowler was confused just like the rest of us about...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Olsen to drive pace car for NASCAR’s All-Star Race

New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only NFL tight end who knows how to have fun during the offseason. Carolina Panthers Greg Olsen has the privilege in participating in this year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. According to the team’s official website, Olsen will drive the pace car after becoming certified by the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Per...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina LB Thomas Davis drives a 1975 Panthers-themed Chevy

The Carolina Panthers are all about their cars. Just a few days ago, we got a glimpse at Cam Newton's custom black-and-gold 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which was plated with real 24-karat gold. His sick ride might take a backseat to his teammate Thomas Davis' 1975 Chevy Caprice, though.Davis took to Instagram to show off his Panthers-themed ride, which features "Keep Pounding" and the...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Cam Newton has ‘an awful lot of room to grow’

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton helped lead his team to 15 regular season wins and a Super Bowl appearance this past season. And while Newton delighted fans all season long by handing out souvenirs and tallying a ridiculous 45 touchdowns, head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged his quarterback still has ways to go. “He’s got an awful lot of room to grow,” Rivera told...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s gold-plated car looks like something out of The Fast & the Furious

Cam Newton is all about style, so when he hits the road it should be no surprise he does so in a way that will make you look twice. Newton is the proud owner of a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass, and you better believe it is customized from bumper to bumper. According to a report from ESPN, Newton’s prized possession is outfitted in 24-karat gold plating and the inside is done...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl Tight End Greg Olsen Takes to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Pace Car Certification Prior to the $1 Million NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen met with media, took some hot laps in the Toyota pace car with Sprint Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto and worked with NASCAR pace car driver Brett Bodine to receive certification before he paces the field prior toSaturday’sNASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Frontstretch tickets for the 32nd running of the NASCAR Sprint...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Celebrity 'Jeopardy' contestants stumped by Cam Newton question

Jeopardy contestants are notoriously awful at answering questions about sports. In the past we’ve seen them fail to answer ones about Deshaun Watson, Jesse Owens, Alabama, stadium nicknames, Notre Dame, the Big Ten, and various college football players. A former LSU player even failed to answer a question about mascots on the show back in 2014. Tuesday night, three well-known...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers release CB Brandon Boykin; sign 5 tryout players

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers didn't even wait to see cornerback Brandon Boykin in practice, cutting him before the official start of OTAs. The Panthers had signed Boykin as a free agent earlier this offseason prior to drafting three cornerbacks. They won't have to pay Boykin's base salary, but will have to account for his $80,000 signing bonus under this year's salary...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Boykin lasts just two months with Panthers

After the Carolina Panthers decided to part ways with cornerback Josh Norman, they began bringing in a number of potential replacements including Brandon Boykin. Unfortunately for Boykin, after a cornerback heavy draft for the Panthers, he became expendable. On Monday morning, the Panthers announced they have parted ways with Boykin after just two months. The Panthers have cut CB...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback replaces Josh Norman?

The Carolina Panthers refused to give in to the now departed and current Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman.  The Panthers didn’t feel the need to handcuff their salary cap for a 29-year old cornerback.  General manager Dave Gettleman figured that he found Norman in the fifth round from Coastal Carolina, he could find another cornerback to replace him in the 2016 draft...
Via EndZoneScore
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Stewart says Panthers are motivated by Stephen Curry

The defending NFC champions are drawing motivation from the NBA’s MVP. After Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry dropped 40 points — 17 in overtime — in a Game 4 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart and some teammates gave him a flattering shoutout on Twitter. Came into work motivated by @stephencurry30...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hidden Gems: the Carolina Panthers find two stellar undrafted free agents

College players that have to endure three days of agony while waiting for their name to get called has to be at the highest level of stress.  Not hearing your name called at all, is a dream killer and can be very emotional.  However, undrafted free agents can be exciting for NFL teams as you can pick and choose which players you want to try out for your team.  The Carolina Panthers...
Via EndZoneScore
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Norman has ‘nothing but love’ for Panthers

New Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman harbors no hard feelings against the Carolina Panthers, calling his franchise tag drama with the club “a business decision.” “Did I want to stay in Carolina? I did,” Norman said in the Players Tribune. “One day you’re the hero, the next day they’re throwing sticks and stones. That’s the business. I get it. I got love...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers pick was fixing toilet when he got call he was drafted

  James Bradberry has a draft day story he will never forget. Only this is one that does not involve hugs, tears and TV cameras. Bradberry, a 6-foot-1 cornerback from Samford, told Panthers reports that he was fixing his mother’s toilet when he got the call from Carolina that he had been drafted late in the second round. Newest Panthers CB James Bradberry was fixing his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman has already heard from 8-9 teams since release

Josh Norman has already heard from about a quarter of the NFL since the Carolina Panthers rescinded his franchise tag on Wednesday. Norman was franchise-tagged by the Panthers this offseason and could have made nearly $14 million if he signed his tender. However, the top cornerback wanted a long-term deal and was likely to turn into a problem for Carolina if they did not give him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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