Panthers That Need to Step Up Now and Beyond

1. Byron Bell (or a replacement left tackle)Cam Newton has been sacked 32 times this season and the tackles have been the weak link on that line. Ryan Kalil has been a rock inside and missing Amini Silatolu for a chunk of the year has not helped. But if the offensive tackles don’t protect Newton from taking so many hits we will continue to see Newton on the injury report week in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects the Carolina Panthers should look at for next year’s NFL draft

Here are five college players that the Carolina Panthers should look at drafting in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. 2015 NFL Draft order + team needs … if the season ended today (via @Gil_Brandt) –> — CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) October 8, 2014 Andrew Peat Stanford’s offensive tackle has played well...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Inactive Players: Week 9

Thursday Night Game: Saints C Jonathan Goodwin, LB David Hawthorne, FB Austin Johnson, RB Khiry Robinson, RB Pierre Thomas, WR Nick Toon, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Panthers T Byron Bell, S Thomas DeCoud, G Amini Silatolu, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Trai Turner, CB Bene Benwikere, WR Philly Brown   The post Inactive Players: Week 9 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: DeAngelo Williams, Byron Bell, Thomas DeCoud

The Carolina Panthers will have a few injuries to overcome when the host the New Orleans Saints Thursday night in a key divisional battle, but they did receive one piece of good news during the week: #456925946 / gettyimages.comCarolina's final Week 9 injury report is lengthy, but starting running back DeAngelo Williams was able to return to full practice Wednesday and...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Panthers, Ravens, Redskins

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin did not practice on Wednesday and was seen wearing a boot on his left foot. (Greg Auman) LT Anthony Collins missed Wednesday’s practice as well. (Greg Auman) S Major Wright was working with the first-team defense in place of Mark Barron, who was traded on Tuesday. (Rick Stroud) Cardinals DC Todd Bowles said he isn’t thinking about isn’t thinking...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers without 7 players against Seahawks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers will be without seven players because of injuries for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker, wide receiver Philly Brown, guards Amini Silatolu and Trai Turner, linebacker Chase Blackburn and cornerback Bene Benwikere are all listed as out Friday on the team's injury report. Left tackle...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […] Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Finally Get A Takeway Without A Giveway On Offense

It only took, by my count, 157 plays, but the Pittsburgh Steelers defense finally recorded its first turnover of the season last night against the Carolina Panthers. It happened on the opening drive of the third quarter when outside linebacker Jarvis Jones beat left tackle Byron Bell for a sack, cutting inside and jamming his […] Steelers Finally Get A Takeway Without A Giveway...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Thrashed by Steelers, Suffer First Loss

You never want to tell your friend that their baby is ugly. It’s rude. Football, however, is a much different deal. If you want to tell your friend their team is ugly, that’s fine. So hey, Carolina Panthers fans, your baby was awfully ugly this week.After picking up two wins in fairly dominant fashion coming in, the Panthers were manhandled by the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers—37...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: Several Starters Sit Out Wednesday

The Carolina Panthers are a banged up team heading into their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as their first official injury report of the week includes several starters that failed to practice Wednesday. Sitting out Wednesday were tackle Byron Bell (toe), wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), wide receiver Philly Brown (ankle), tackle Nate […] Panthers Injury...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Panthers fall to Pats, faced with unanswered questions

The Carolina Panthers played their third game of the 2014 preseason on Friday night as they traveled to New England, where they lost 30-7 at Gillette Stadium. Here are four observations from the game: 1. CAROLINA'S SPECIAL TEAMS ARE ANYTHING BUT Special teams has been a major problem for the Panthers for the last five years, consistently ranking as one of the worst all-around...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Primer: Preseason Week 3 vs. New England

Preseason Week 1: Carolina Panthers (1-1) vs. New England Patriots (1-1)Friday, August 22nd, 2014Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MATime: 7:30 PM ETTV: Local listings (NFL Network replay on Saturday at 1 PM, Monday at 4 PM)Weather: (Partly Cloudy) 66° F with 32% chance of rain and 4 MPH winds ENE at kickoffLast Week’s Results:Carolina: Win vs. Kansas City (28-16)Kansas City: Win vs...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Horton sees a Newton

The Carolina Panthers began the off-season with serious questions regarding three key areas: the offensive line, the wide receiving corps, and the secondary. The team made serious strides to answer those questions through the draft and free agency, but by training camp many of those questions had not been answered. Through the course of Panthers camps and the first preseason game...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera: Panthers OL rounding into shape

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) While he's not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change. The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year's roster to retirement, including longtime left tackle Jordan Gross. ''That's a bummer,'' Rivera said following Wednesday...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for when the Carolina Panthers play the Chiefs on Sunday

1. Offensive line: Of all the questions, this one figures to remain a topic every single week of the preseason for the Carolina Panthers. After the first preseason game, we heard neither strongly positive or strongly negative views of the offensive line’s performance. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as we approach second game of the preseason, but the same questions from week...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for during the Carolina Panthers’ preseason opener

1. Kelvin Benjamin’s debut: Kelvin Benjamin is the guy you pick first in the pick-up basketball game even though you just witnessed him shoot three balls off the side of the backboard and dribble two more off his feet. He’s that impressive of a physical specimen. He’s also potentially the x-factor in an offense in desperate need of elite playmaking skills outside of the quarterback...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Primer: Preseason Week 1 vs. Buffalo

Preseason Week 1: Buffalo Bills (0-1) vs. Carolina Panthers (0-0)Friday, August 8th, 2014Bank of America Stadium Time: 7:30 PM ETTV: Local broadcast listings (NFL Network replays on Saturday at 3 AM, Sunday at 6 AM, Thursday at 1 PM)Weather: (Cloudy) 80° F with 53% chance of rain and 4 MPH winds ELast Week’s Results:Carolina: DNPBuffalo: Loss vs. New York Giants (17-13)What to...
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August 08, 2014  |  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...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: Offensive line

We continue our series previewing the major story lines at each position heading into Carolina Panthers training camp. After looking at the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, we round the week out with the hog mollies on the offensive line. Perhaps no other position is a greater cause for concern for Panthers fans than offensive tackle. The team’s greatest...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Panthers’ Most Intriguing Training Camp Battles

#491762611 / Training camp is only days away, and it couldn’t have come along at a better time. The dullness of OTAs is beginning to fade away, and full-padded practice will give us the closest thing to football since February. Held at Wofford College, SC., Carolina’s training camp never fails to disappoint, as it introduces heated position battles along with...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Panthers starting tackle Nate Chandler talks his biggest challenge

In what inspires DEFCON five levels of panic for Carolina Panthers fans, former defensive lineman turned offensive guard Nate Chandler will likely be the starting right tackle for Carolina in 2014. There’s even some talk that he may start at left tackle and Byron Bell may stay at right tackle, as they’ve been alternating so far in minicamps. While that seems unlikely, it’s...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Bell confident in filling void at left tackle

CHARLOTTE -- All-Pro Jordan Gross was a mainstay at left tackle for the Carolina Panthers for 11 years with the team. While other positions recycled and faced questions, there was never any doubt as to whom was going to be protecting the quarterback's blindside. However, much to the chagrin of the Panthers organization, the 33-year-old Gross announced his retirement at season...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Continue Run on Canadian Talent with Foucault

Valued at approximately $17 billion per year, gold currently serves as the third largest Canadian export. Behind the crude oil and automobile industries, the Canadian gold mining business is responsible for six of the world’s top 12 prospecting companies.As evidenced by one of their most recent signings, the Carolina Panthers are trying to strike some of their own gold with another...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers OT Byron Bell Sign His Restricted Tender

  Panthers LT Byron Bell officially signed his restricted tender on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions release. Bell was one of the few remaining restricted free agents who had yet to sign their tenders. He’ll make $2.187 million for the 2014 season under this deal. Carolina is obviously very thin in terms of their offensive line depth, so Bell figures to be in a great...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking news: Carolina Panthers’ starting left tackle signs tender

Offensive tackle Byron Bell has signed his restricted free agent tenure with the Carolina Panthers according to multiple sources. The contract is worth $2.78 million in 2014 and it is a second rounder. This means other teams are free to sign Byron Bell to offer sheets, but if after a week the Panthers don’t match, the team that signs Bell will send Carolina a second round pick...
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May 05, 2014  |  1 Comment
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