PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Night Shift: Do you think Ron Rivera is a good head coach?

It’s Thursday night. Let’s hang out. What’s up everyone? How are things this Thursday night? If you’re sitting around with nothing else going on, feel free to hang out here and chat about whatever (as long as it doesn’t violate the ToS...so no religion and/or politics) with others who are bored and on the internet. Here’s a question to get tonight’s conversation...
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4 hours ago

Panthers issue first depth chart of 2017

There’s a couple surprises in the first release From Panthers.com: Offense Hat tip to C Tyler Lawson on the promotion to 2nd string. He’s deserved it. I also see WR Damiere Byrd has not overtaken Brensin Bersin yet. That seems like just a matter of time regardless of whether Bersin gets back on the field soon. Defense I’m more than a little surprised to see DE Julius Peppers...
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5 hours ago

Panthers-Titans joint practice: Thursday observations

A virtual play-by-play of what happened during the second of two practices in Nashville.
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8 hours ago

Cam Newton still “rusty,” may not play this week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is doing a little more each day, as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera still isn’t prepared to declare the former MVP ready to play in the preseason. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Newton threw about 10 live throws during joint workouts with [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
9 hours ago

Panthers 2017 Season Opener Countdown: 21 days to go

With only 21 days until the NFL kicks off, let’s talk about #21 for the Panthers, CB Teddy Williams. Football is only 21 days way, y’all. Let’s celebrate by talking about Teddy Williams. Bio Height: 6’1” Weight: 210 lbs Age: 26 College: Texas-San Antonio Hometown: Tyler, TX Experience: 6 years Career Williams was re-signed by the Panthers as an unrestricted...
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12 hours ago

Greg Olsen’s not sweating whether he’s next for extension

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis broke the seal on contract extensions this week, which would seem to be good news for teammate Greg Olsen. But after failed attempts to get a raise this summer which included hints that he might hold out of training camp (though that was never likely), Olsen has taken a measured approach [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Watch Christian McCaffrey juke Luke Kuechly out of his shoes

Someone needs to let Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey know that he needs to take it easy on his teammates, and save the sick moves for the regular season.The eighth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has already been showing up in flashes during training camp, and Wednesday’s practice was no different.McCaffrey was simulating coming out of the backfield and getting...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers, Titans play nice

For their first joint practice, at least, the two teams got in good work without any extracurriculars.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Panthers, Titans play nice in first joint practice

For their first joint practice, at least, the two teams got in good work without any extracurriculars.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Curtis Samuel practicing again for the Carolina Panthers

Curtis Samuel is once again practicing for the Carolina Panthers after having missed several weeks with an injured hamstring. Samuel was once expected to contribute to the Panthers offense immediately, but those thoughts were soon replaced by concerns over his health. If Samuel can continue to practice throughout the preseason period, there is no reason […] The post Curtis Samuel...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Ron Rivera wants to avoid “BS” fights with Titans

When the Jaguars and Buccaneers scrapped during their joint practice, some saw it as an outgrowth of a naturally competitive environment. (Others saw it as a play for the Hard Knocks cameras which it might have been.) But when the Panthers and Titans convene this week, they don’t want to see any of that, or [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Panthers sign Pro Bowl LB Thomas Davis to extension

It looks like Thomas Davis could ultimately finish up his NFL career playing solely for the Carolina Panthers. The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed the 34-year-old linebacker to a one-year extension.“The ageless Thomas Davis, a Panthers linebacker for the ages, has signed another contract extension,” the team announced, via its official website. “Davis is now under...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Practice Notes and Photos – 8/15

The Carolina Panthers resumed their training camp today in Charlotte. Practices are now closed to the public, except for the two that will take place in Nashville on Wednesday and Thursday. Just because the camp is no longer in Spartanburg, doesn’t mean the practices have decreased in intensity. Quite the opposite. Cam Newton and Christian […] The post Carolina Panthers Practice...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Panthers have the pieces in place for another Super Bowl run

The Carolina Panthers experienced a bad Super Bowl hangover in 2016, falling from 15-1 to 6-10 and the NFC South cellar. Their season was a personification of the phrase: Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.Quarterback Cam Newton became a punching bag, the running game fell apart, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin’s return was disappointing at best, star linebacker Luke Kuechly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers is fully engaged for a fun Panthers season

Looking around the Carolina Panthers locker room, Julius Peppers just can’t help but smile. In the background, he hears Greg Olsen spitting bars with Ryan Kalil recording, fully engaged in Olsen’s performance. He hears Cam Newton joking and hollering around, messing with anyone playing in Ryan Kalil’s P.I.G. tournament. He hears melodies of fun, joy, and laughter reverberating...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Cam Newton resumes throwing at practice

Cam Newton has been dealing with some soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback took an important step forward on Sunday.Newton threw four short passes during practice, which was the first time he threw in team drills since July 30. While Newton has done some throwing on the side over the past week, Ron Rivera said his participation on Sunday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cam Newton meets Deshaun Watson, gives him dap before game

Prior to Wednesday night's preseason matchup between the Panthers and Texans, one of the NFL’s most dynamic veteran quarterbacks met a man who could become part of the league’s next crop of dual-threat signal callers.Former NFL MVP Award winner Cam Newton approached fellow quarterback Deshaun Watson during warmups and gave him a big hug.The two exchanged a few words, and it was...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kelvin Benjamin perfectly high-points football, has nice TD catch

Kelvin Benjamin may have had a disappointing 2016 season production-wise, but it looks like he’s set to bounce back in 2017.A slimmed-down version of Benjamin shows he’s clearly lost at least 20 pounds, and that he appears faster.We also learned he can also still go up and grab the football during Wednesday night’s game, which he did, beating Johnathan Joseph for the 23-yard...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cam Newton to sit out preseason opener

Cam Newton recently experienced some soreness in his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder, and the Carolina Panthers quarterback has not thrown a pass in practice in over a week. Not surprisingly, he will not be taking part in the team’s first preseason game.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Newton will sit out Wednesday night’s exhibition game against the Houston Texans....
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Carolina Panthers current roster and latest signings

With the end of training camp and the start of preseason football, the Carolina Panthers look towards the start of the new season. On Thursday, August 3, the Panthers signed tight-end Bryce Williams and released safety Travell Dixon. Williams was originally signed with the New England Patriots last year as an undrafted free agent but was released at the end of the 2016 preseason...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will limiting Cam Newton in practice pay off for the Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers are using a relatively conservative approach during training camp with star quarterback, Cam Newton. He did not throw any passes during practice on Tuesday and only saw the field to complete hand-offs at the end of the session. Head coach, Ron Rivera, told reporters that Newton was feeling sore during the team’s warm-up routine. Rivera stated: “He started...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin down to 243 pounds from 'about 270'

Kelvin Benjamin has been battling conditioning issues throughout the offseason, and now we have an idea of just how overweight he was prior to organized team activities.Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Benjamin entered training camp weighing 243 pounds. That may sound like a lot, but the 6-foot-5 receiver weighed 240 at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2014. And...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton Needs To Adapt to the New Carolina Panthers

Training camp has begun for most NFL teams this week, and eyebrows are being raised on every team. With the Carolina Panthers it is running back Christian McCaffrey. The normally quiet Jonathan Stewart boldly said “no one can guard Christian one on one in the open field”. McCaffrey has put the moves on both Pro Bowl linebackers Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly during training camp...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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