PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers Roster Additions: Panthers add S Stevie Brown for veteran secondary depth

With injuries piling up in the secondary, the Panthers have added some veteran depth with the signing of S Stevie Brown to a one-year contract. The Panthers are hurting in the secondary with the only non-injured safeties being Kurt Coleman, Tre Boston and Colin Jones, a situation that forced LB Brian Blechen to play safety in the Panthers’ preseason game against the Patriots last...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
4 hours ago

Panthers sign safety Stevie Brown

Carolina shores up depth concerns at safety by adding veteran on one-year contract.
Via panthers.com
4 hours ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 8 Days to Go

We’re only 8 days away from the start of Panthers football, so let’s take a look at our newest addition, P Andy Lee. There are only 8 days left until the Panthers travel to the Mile High City to face the Denver Broncos, so let’s take a closer look at our newest roster addition, P Andy Lee. Bio Height: 6’1” Weight: 185 lbs Age: 34 (which is like 27 in Punter Years...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
6 hours ago

3 Carolina Panthers “Bubble” Players to Watch Thursday Night

The Carolina Panthers fourth preseason game on Thursday night is mostly a scrimmage featuring backup players. But for these three Panthers players it could be the difference between suiting up on Sundays or simply practicing with the team. Running Back Brandon Wegher – Last season’s Carolina Panthers preseason phenom again finds himself fighting for a roster spot. […] The...
Via Carolina Huddle
7 hours ago

Panthers reduce roster to 74

Carolina terminates two veterans and places injury designations on three others.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

No Norman, no Tillman: So who are the Panthers' cornerbacks?

Last season, the Carolina Panthers finished with a 15-1 mark and made the second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, losing to the Denver Broncos, 24-10. Those Panthers were carried by an MVP season by quarterback Cam Newton as well as a stellar defense at all three levels. Both starting cornerbacks, Josh Norman and Charles Tillman, were instrumental in shoring up the secondary...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers: Focus Areas Prior to the Regular Season

The Panthers have a few things to tighten up prior to playing in meaningful football games… Watching the Panthers during the preseason you can tell there is work that needs to be done before the regular season starts. Little things here and there that need to be tightened up on both sides of the ball. If these issues can be corrected Carolina can be as good, if not better, than...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Dave Gettleman: Andy Lee trade something “we needed to do”

The Panthers traded for veteran punter Andy Lee on Monday, which made one of the team’s cuts on Tuesday an easy decision. Veteran punter Mike Scifres has been released after getting hurt last week and setting the wheels in motion for the Lee trade. General Manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday that the team felt they…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Panthers cut punter Mike Scifres, trim roster to 74

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers released veteran punter Mike Scifres one day after trading for three-time Pro Bowler Andy Lee. Carolina also released defensive end Rakim Cox, safety Trenton Robinson and wide receiver LaRon Byrd on Tuesday. Cornerback Leonard Johnson was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. Carolina's roster stands at 74 players. Following an injury...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The play that put Panthers punter Andy Lee in the doghouse

Before punter Andy Lee was traded to the Carolina Panthers from Cleveland, he found himself in the dog house of Brown’s head coach Hue Jackson. On a routine punt return, Lee appeared to give little to no effort in tackling the returner and allowed a Buccaneers touchdown. There’s nobody there!@adamhumphries13 takes the punt back 73 […] The post The play that put Panthers punter...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

What to expect from Carolina Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin in 2016

At the 2014 NFL Draft, NFL analyst Mike Mayock praised Kelvin Benjamin for his size, physicality, and catch radius. With a towering 6’5″ 240 pound frame, Benjamin grew early comparisons to Plaxico Burress and Alshon Jeffery. With his clutch performance for Florida State University in the 2014 BCS National Title game, he began to climb the draft boards of many front offices around...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Rivera not too concerned about offense's struggles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera isn't overly concerned about the offense's lackluster performance in the preseason. ''I'm not going to push the panic button,'' Rivera said Monday. ''I'm not sure why I should either.'' League MVP Cam Newton has led 15 drives during the preseason that have resulted in only 13 points. The Panthers scored three points against the New England...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers trade for Browns punter Andy Lee

Carolina acquires veteran punter and 2017 seventh-round draft pick, sends punter Kasey Redfern and 2018 fourth-round pick to Cleveland.
Via panthers.com
2 days ago

Panthers cut WR Stephen Hill, 10 others

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Stephen Hill experiment is over in Carolina as the Panthers cut the wide receiver and 10 other players on Sunday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had always been a big proponent of Hill's deep threat ability. However, a torn ACL sidelined Hill last season and he struggled to make standout plays in training camp and the preseason. Hill was a 2012 second-round...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers QB Newton shrugs off bad series against Patriots in preseason

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers put together a terrible offensive performance on Friday night against the New England Patriots, but the reigning MVP isn’t too concerned about it. Playing deep into the third quarter, Newton never got into a rhythm, never found his comfort zone and looked altogether disheveled. He finished with a final line that would make Geno Smith blush...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Donte Whitner to visit Panthers

The Carolina Panthers could be close to adding a former Pro Bowl safety to their young secondary. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Panthers are hosting veteran safety Donte Whitner for a workout on Friday. Source: Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner is flying to Carolina tomorrow for a workout with the #Panthers. Could be a big-time addition — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Four tough games that will measure the Carolina Panthers resilience

In 2015, the Carolina Panthers came out of nowhere and took the league by storm. Led by league MVP, Cam Newton, and defensive captain Luke Kuechly, the Panthers rallied to a 14-0 start in the regular season before ultimately falling to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The team took many strides towards achieving elite status, both in their conference, and in the league as a whole...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Damiere Byrd looks ready to crack Carolina Panthers roster

Only 53 of the 90 players that are still considered Carolina Panthers going into Friday’s preseason game against New England will make the opening day roster. Of the many inevitable positional battles that take place on a roster as deep as Carolina’s, the wide receiver battle has some interesting storylines. Like any other position, there are the locks. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play Tic-tac-toe on Twitter during weather delay

How would you spend the time waiting during a weather delay during a football game? Get some refreshments, check on the other games going on, look for some shelter if you’re at the game, etc. Playing Tic-tac-toe is not usually one of the items at the top of the list, but for the incredibly creative Twitter account for the Carolina Panthers, whatever seems unlikely always comes...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Carolina Panthers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Carolina Panthers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. Although the list is short considering the team originated in 1995, we have identified 8 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 preview: Will the Panthers rise again?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Carolina Panthers 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that again hopes to have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2016, despite losing a key player. Before we look ahead...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton buys homeless man food in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did a pretty awesome thing recently, and if you like random acts of kindness, you’ll love hearing about it. Newton was reportedly eating dinner with his teammates in Baltimore the day before the team’s preseason game against the Ravens, when he departed from the restaurant with two bags full of food in his hand. But the food wasn’t for...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism directed at me ‘not racism’

Despite his tremendous success, both at the college and professional levels, Cam Newton remains one of the more criticized NFL players around the league. He’s been criticized for what he wears off the field, how he plays on it and especially for how he chooses to celebrate his success as well as lament his failure. Many have suggested he is subject to extra scrutiny because...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning in camp

The Carolina Panthers are hoping their passing offense gets a major boost with the return of Kelvin Benjamin this year, but the star wide receiver has some work to do in the conditioning department first. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Sunday that Benjamin has been getting winded after running deep routes. ESPN’s David Newton shared a photo of Benjamin on a knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens stop play to watch Baltimore native Phelps win gold

When Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medal No. 22, there was no shortage of eyes on the race. In Baltimore, the competition received special attention during a preseason NFL game. Phelps, who was born and raised in Baltimore, swam in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday. The race was taking place in Brazil at the same time as the preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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