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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL Annual Meeting: Carolina Panthers Edition

The NFL Annual meetings took place this year from March 22nd-25th. Here, NFL owners and other important personnel get together to discuss ways to improve the state of the league.One of the more anticipated parts of this meeting for NFL fans is the portion where the coaches and general managers of every team make themselves available to the media for questions about offseason moves...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of the Carolina Panthers from last season in eight minutes

It was another landmark year for the Carolina Panthers, who won their second straight NFC South division title in 2014. Since it’s going to be about five more months before you can see them on the field again let’s go back and relive some of the best moments from last season… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks QB Rankings: All 32 NFL...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: The Carolina Panthers want to trade up in the first round

Yesterday I speculated that the Carolina Panthers may be looking to pick an offensive lineman in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. The only problem is the guys they are looking at will likely be off the board by the time the Panthers are on the clock. But thanks to a rumor I picked up today on social media that’s starting to make more sense… AROUND COVER32 First and...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Not 100 Percent Sold on Cam Newton Being QB of the Future?

The Carolina Panthers are going to have a big decision to make sometime in the not too distant future. Their former No. 1 draft pick is finally coming to the end of his rookie contract. That means it is time to either pay the man or let some other team pay him--and someone will. As well as he usually plays it would seem that the decision is a no-brainer.But it sounds like Ron Rivera...
Via FatManWriting
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera hopes the Carolina Panthers extend Cam Newton before next season

Yesterday I wondered aloud why the Carolina Panthers had yet to give quarterback Cam Newton a long-term contract extension. When general manager Dave Gettleman was asked about it he was non-commital… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Not...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Confirm They’ll Exercise LB Luke Kuechly’s Fifth-Year Option

To no surprise, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman told reporters on Tuesday that they will exercise LB Luke Kuechly fifth-year option in the coming months. “I’d have to be brain-dead not to,” Gettleman said, per Joe Person. Because Kuechly was a top-10 pick back in 2012, his fifth-year option will be based on transition tender for his position, which would ... The post Panthers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Signing Greg Jennings would be a smart move

Free-agent wide receiver Greg Jennings recently visited with the Carolina Panthers for a physical and tour of the Panthers’ facilities.  Should the Panthers sign Greg Jennings, the depth chart at wide receiver would evolve from lackluster to downright dangerous. Though Jennings’ production tapered off during his two-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, the 31 year old, two...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Peppers are “Flaming” for 2015

Growing up in Bailey, North Carolina, the word “football” didn’t even cross Peppers’ mind until he was a freshman at Southern Nash High School. According to a 2001 Sports Illustrated article, it was Southern Nash football coach Ray Davis, whom convinced Peppers to play football. Thanks to his gamble, he was a versatile, stat-heavy player that played both sides of the ball...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Free Agency Recap

Neil Mehta  Sports Journalist The Carolina Panthers were expected to make instrumental moves this off-season. Carolina finished the 2014 off strong, and the Panthers and will be expected to make a deep run in the playoffs in 2015. The Panthers have yet to make a major move, but they have signed a few intriguing talents
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Mock Draft 3-Round Predictions

The Carolina Panthers have been fairly inactive since the start of free agency this offseason and as a result there are still many questions to be answered. This relative inactivity means there is still quite a bit of available salary-cap space. However with most of the high-quality free agents already signed the Panthers will likely look to the draft to fill the roster’s major...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Hardy to sign with the Cowboys

It seems someone has deemed former Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy worthy of a second chance. A five-year NFL veteran, Hardy missed the 2014 season due to a domestic violence case. While the charges against Hardy were dismissed due to the primary witness’s lack of will to testify, the stories of Hardy’s case will not fade anytime soon. Regardless, a new door...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-teammate: Greg Hardy a ‘nightmare’ on field but can be ‘unmanageable’

A former teammate of Greg Hardy broke down the talented but troubled defensive end and indicated while his talent cannot be unquestioned, he can be “unmanageable” on occasion. Ben Hartsock, who played with Hardy on the Carolina Panthers for three seasons, spoke with ESPN 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Friedo show Tuesday and analyzed his ex-teammate...Read More The post Ex...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Carolina Panthers' Free Agency Strategy

The dust has settled on the first week of free agency in the NFL and the landscape of the league looks drastically different.So how does this impact the Carolina Panthers?The NFC South will have a drastically different look. The Atlanta Falcons seem to be focused on retooling their defense. New head coach Dan Quinn, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, has brought in linebackers...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Waive TE Mike McNeill

The Carolina Panthers placed TE Mike McNeill on waivers Monday, according to the NFL transactions release. McNeill, , originally signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He was later signed off of the Colts’ practice squad by the Rams before joining the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent ... The post Panthers Waive TE Mike McNeill appeared first...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys negotiating contract with Greg Hardy

According to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan, the Dallas Cowboys are currently in contract negotiations with star defensive end Greg Hardy. Fisher indicates that the Cowboys’ stance on Hardy has changed over the past week. The team originally didn’t want to take on the baggage that will come with signing Hardy, who sat out all but one game last season while dealing with a domestic...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Carolina Panthers Have the Best Defense in the NFL?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’ current...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry Received A Custom Made Carolina Panthers Jersey For His Birthday

Stephen Curry received a thoughtful gift from the head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three free agents the Carolina Panthers should sign

Hakeem Nicks In stark contrast to the rest of the league things have been fairly quiet for the Carolina Panthers since the start of free agency on Tuesday afternoon. General manager Dave Gettleman has chosen to spend much of his available funds so far on re-signing free agents in key roles where depth is an issue. In the past Gettleman was forced to limit his spending to one-year...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers bringing back Ginn to bolster offense, return game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers are bringing Ted Ginn Jr. back to North Carolina, hoping the eight-year veteran will bolster their passing offense and return game. The team announced Monday Ginn has signed a two-year deal. The Panthers also announced they've re-signed four exclusive rights free agents -- running back Fozzy Whittaker, wide receiver Brenton Bersin, linebacker Ben...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers extend TE Greg Olsen

Olsen was originally owed 5.25 million dollars in a contract year in 2015. This deal adds on 22.5 million over 3 years to the deal, gives him a 12 million dollar signing bonus, and keeps one of the best tight ends in the game under contract at a reasonable rate into the future. Olsen is going into his age 30 season, but this deal isn’t too long-term and he’s coming off of the...
Via The Football Fan Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Charlotte Police Department spokesperson Rob Tufano reports that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is “not a person of interest” in a shooting at Label night club that occurred last Saturday night. WSOC-TV in Charlotte posted photos and  videos on Tuesday evening that showed Newton on stage at the club with Young Jeezy, one of the rappers who was to perform at the...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Offensive Tackle Byron Bell was arguably the weakest starting left tackle in the NFL going into the season and he played about as expected, grading out 85th out of 86 eligible offensive tackles. He’s a free agent this off-season and the Panthers desperately need to find an upgrade. On the right side, Nate Chandler was also a disaster, grading out 68th out of 84...
Via The Football Fan Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams says ‘nobody’ from Panthers attended mother’s funeral

DeAngelo Williams made the announcement on Monday that he is to be released by the Carolina Panthers. The running back revealed the information during an interview with WBTV. It’s hardly a surprise that the Panthers may opt to cut him loose. Given his advancing age (31) and costly contract, Williams arguably is expendable, especially in...Read More The post DeAngelo Williams says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams rips Panthers for not attending his mother's funeral

The Carolina Panthers may have decided last week that they are going to release DeAngelo Williams, but the veteran running back’s relationship with the organization went stale almost a year ago. During an interview with WBTV’s Molly Grantham on Monday, Williams revealed that he was hurt by the lack of support the Panthers gave him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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