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Top Three Carolina Panthers Training Camp Battles

As the Carolina Panthers prepare to take on high temperatures and competition in Spartanburg, South Carolina for training camp, here are the top three training camp battles to keep an eye on once July roles around.3) Outside LinebackerTwo-thirds of the Panthers linebacker corps is set. However, the weak side linebacker position appears to be wide open.A.J. Klein was the starter at...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers defensive needs ahead of NFL draft

Previously endzonescore.com profiled the Carolina Panthers’ offensive needs ahead of the 2015 NFL draft. On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers were a good unit in 2014. They finished 10th in the league allowing 339.8 yards per game, 40 sacks, 14 interceptions, and 22 forced fumbles. However, there are spots where the Panthers’ defense could stand to be upgraded. The...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look Back at the Carolina Panthers' 2013 Draft

The Carolina Panthers’ 2013 draft was a new beginning for Panthers fans and the franchise. It was new general manager Dave Gettleman’s first opportunity to show Panthers fans that he was the man for the job.There was only one problem; Gettleman only had five draft picks to draft a class that would make an impact on the field.In previous years, former general manager Marty Hurney...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Awarded Two Compensatory Selections

The fifth round of the NFL Draft typically doesn’t treat teams well. According to a study by Datascope Analytics, there’s only a 30 percent chance of finding a starter in the fifth round and a 35-40 percent chance of finding anything more than a marginal role player.But the fifth round has been good to the Carolina Panthers the last three seasons, giving them cornerbacks Josh...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Philly Brown active, but A.J. Klein remains out for Panthers

SEATTLE (AP) Wide receiver Philly Brown is active for the Carolina Panthers, but linebacker A.J. Klein will miss his fourth straight game with an ankle injury. The Panthers were hopeful Klein would be able to play Saturday night against Seattle in the NFC divisional playoff game. Rookie Adarius Glanton will continue to start with Klein out. Brown has started three of the past four...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina's Brown, Seattle's Moeaki both questionable

SEATTLE (AP) Carolina wide receiver Philly Brown and Seattle tight end Tony Moeaki are both questionable for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game. Brown was a limited participant in practice on Friday, while Seattle held a walkthrough practice. Brown suffered a shoulder injury. He has started three of the last four games, including last week's wild-card round win over Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Inactives for Cardinals and Panthers Wild Card matchup

The early Saturday game is a matchup between the NFC South winning Panthers and the Cardinals. Below are the inactives for the Panthers and Cardinals ahead of their early round matchup. There are no surprises. Panthers inactives: FS Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, DE Frank Alexander, OT David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu. Cardinals inactives: QB...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Wildcard Games

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, G Jonathan Cooper, DT Alameda Ta’Amu, G Anthony Steen, DE Kareem Martin. Panthers S Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, OT David Foucault, OG Amini Silatolu, DE Frank Alexander The post NFL Inactives: Wildcard Games appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers: 5 position battles to watch during training camp

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With training camp starting for the Carolina Panthers, nearly all of the positions are set. However, there are some that are wide open -- and may stay that way deep into training camp. Here's a look, at the top five position battles for the Panthers heading into the preseason: LEFT TACKLE This is universally considered the second-most important position on offense...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: A new star ready to emerge at linebacker?

As we continue to get you ready for Carolina Panthers training camp, we shift our attention to the linebacking corps. We’ve already looked at every offensive position and examined the defensive line yesterday. There’s a strong chance that the Panthers have the best group of linebackers in the NFL amongst teams that run a 4-3 defense. Luke Kuechly obviously won the NFL Defensive...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Greg Hardy’s future; Preparing for training camp

Just hold on Carolina Panthers fans, football is almost back. We know you can hardly contain your desire for football since you’ve had to wait since January but it’s okay. Training camp is less than a week away. In case you’ve been under a rock or busy with your “job” (psssh) this offseason and need a refresher on what you should be watching for, we have you covered. In...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New list says it’d be a “shock” if Carolina Panthers make playoffs again in 2014

In May, we penned a list of storylines that wouldn’t shock us during the upcoming season, developments that would seem like surprises to most but everyone should have seen coming. Today, it’s time for the opposite, a collection of plotlines that would be truly shocking if they happened during the upcoming season. With that in mind, To see 10 storylines that would be shockers...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What should we make of A.J. Klein going into his second year?

We continue our series looking at how Carolina Panthers’ rookies from 2013 performed and what we should expect looking forward. We’ve already examined the 2014 prospects for Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, and Edmund Kugbila. Now we move onto linebacker A.J. Klein, who displayed his talent in a spot start against the San Francisco 49ers last November. He had six tackles and sacked...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at the 2013 Carolina Panthers draft class one year later

Grading last year’s draft is almost as foolish as grading this upcoming draft the day after, but nowadays people want instant analysis so that’s what we at cover32 are going to give them. The best we can do is grade based on what we know from one year of this class being in the league. As the 2008 draft showed us, year one performance doesn’t mean the player will or won’t...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top outside linebackers in the draft: How much does Thomas Davis have left?

On the surface, outside linebacker doesn’t appear to be a massive need for the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers finished second in defense last year and have a strong linebacking corps lead by Pro Bowlers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis. However, the other starting spot will likely be occupied by either journeyman Chase Blackburn or 2013 fourth round pick AJ Klein which could complicate...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class After Year One

The 2013 Carolina Panthers draft class was heavily criticized after the event‘s conclusion and was graded as one of the worst in the entire league.The biggest needs - wide receiver, cornerback and safety weren‘t even addressed. Instead, they took not one, but two defensive tackles in the first two rounds.One year later, it looks a little different, though not a lot. The receiver...
Via Football Nation
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Carolina Panthers

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - Star Lotulelei DT, Utah Analysis - Lotulelei started all 16 games and had a major impact on the Panthers defense especially when it came to stuffing the run.  He made 42 tackles and three...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Squash Bucs, Win 8th Straight

If there’s one play that could personify the 2013 Carolina Panthers season, then it came today. Up by four with just under 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter, head coach Ron Rivera gambled on fourth down once again. This time, it came down to the rushing ability of quarterback Cam Newton. Newton grabbed the snap, jumped over the pile in his best Superman impression and...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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