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Byron Bell back in comfort zone at right tackle

It's a new team and new season for Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Byron Bell, one he hopes to capitalize on by moving back to his old home on the right side of the line. Bell, who signed with the Titans In April, spent the the previous four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. After playing right tackle his first three seasons, the Panthers moved him to the left side in 2014, following...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Key Camp Battles Looming for the Titans

We are still two months away from the opening of training camp, but it's time to start sorting through some potential camp battles that will shape up the depth chart this season. There are a few question marks still left on the roster, mainly along the offensive line.Ruston Webster was able to add talent up front, even after the draft was over. How this new talent will mesh remains...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans select OT Jeremiah Poutasi in third round

With their third-round pick, #66 overall, the Tennessee Titans selected Utah offensive tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. It was recently reported Poutasi had a private workout for the Titans. I haven’t had a chance to watch him yet. He was 6’5″ and 335 pounds at the combine and fits the same basic mold of the offensive tackles the Titans seemed to be interested in, a powerful run-blocking...
Via Total Titans
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans sign former Panthers offensive tackle Byron Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Byron Bell. The team announced the move Wednesday, but did not release details of the deal. Bell started 15 games at left tackle for the Carolina Panthers last season after playing right tackle his first three years in the league. He had spent his entire four-year NFL career with Carolina. Bell...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans agree to deal with offensive tackle Byron Bell

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Byron Bell. The team announced the move Wednesday, but did not release details of the deal. Bell started 15 games at left tackle for the Carolina Panthers last season after playing right tackle his first three years in the league. He had spent his entire four-year NFL career with Carolina. Bell, who is 6-foot-5 and 340...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Sign Former Panthers OT Byron Bell

The Tennessee Titans announced the signing of former Panthers OT Byron Bell on Wednesday. The #Titans have agreed to terms with veteran tackle Byron Bell. #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/EPpzGeVrIc — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) April 22, 2015 Tennessee brought Bell in for a workout a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar. Bell also found ... The post Titans Sign Former...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Hosting OT Byron Bell For A Visit

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans are hosting former Panthers OT Byron Bell for a visit on Monday. It looks like the market for Bell is finally starting to show some signs of life after he found very little interest since free agency got under way over a month ago. Last week, Bell visited with the ... The post Titans Hosting OT Byron Bell For A Visit appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Hosted OT Byron Bell For A Try Out

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that former Panthers OT Byron Bell tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the first reported interest in Bell since free agency got under way close to a month ago. Bell, 26, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico back ... The post Chiefs Hosted OT Byron Bell For A Try Out appeared first...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 10, 2015  |  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...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers sign OT Oher to replace Bell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed free agent offensive tackle Michael Oher to a two-year contract. The move was announced Friday but terms were not immediately available. Oher, the subject of the popular movie The Blind Side, gives the Panthers an experienced option at left tackle. Carolina has already informed last year's starting left tackle Byron Bell he will not...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Are the Carolina Panthers eying TJ Clemmings?

Rather than resign with the Panthers, last season’s starting left-tackle, Byron Bell, has decided to pursue other teams this off-season. More than any other position on the depth chart, General Manger David Gettleman needs to aim at improving the Carolina Panther’s offensive line. Football Outsiders ranks Carolina’s run blocking an abysmal 27th in the league. For a team that...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers can’t pass up on this offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Panthers
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Baltimore Ravens consider a offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Ravens
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Free Agency Rumors

With just under two weeks until the start of free agency, teams across the NFL are relieving their roster of dead weight in preparation. One team’s trash is another team’s treasure, however, and considering how much Carolina Panthers’ general manager Dave Gettleman loves to dumpster dive, it’s very possible one of these players could find themselves in Charlotte next season...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent offensive linemen in the NFL

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Left tackle Bell will not be re-signed by Panthers after 2014 struggles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers will be in the market for someone to protect Cam Newton's blind side this offseason. The team has informed last season's starting left tackle Byron Bell that he will not be re-signed, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. Bell is set...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Panthers will not re-sign free agent LT Bell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers will be in the market for someone to protect Cam Newton's blind side this offseason. The team has informed last season's starting left tackle Byron Bell that he will not be re-signed, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. Bell is...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Answering the Bell at Left Tackle

Left tackle Byron Bell working on pass protection Byron Bell, or Big B, as Cam Newton calls him, is responsible for protecting the quarterback’s blind side.  The Carolina Panthers previously  solidified that position with retired cornerstone left tackle, Jordan Gross. Management within the organization understood that moving the former undrafted free agent from the right side...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Carolina Panthers Season Evaluations: Offensive Line

For much of the 2014 season, the Carolina Panthers offensive line was just that, offensive.Veteran stalwarts Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton retired in the offseason, removing the foundation of a line that had already been cracking. To replace them, Carolina did some reshuffling, moving former right tackle Byron Bell to the left side and inserting converted defensive tackle Nate...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Must Stick to Draft to Boost Offensive Line

There will be no shortage of offensive linemen available in the NFL once free agency begins on March 10. Considering the Carolina Panthers' current situation with their poor offensive line, many would think the team would attempt to sign at least one offensive linemen. However, the quality of said linemen is less than great. With Dave Gettleman's eye for talent, he's sure to see...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Shopping for Offense, Part II

Even with a healthier salary cap situation, everything won’t necessarily work out for general manager Dave Gettleman and the Panthers. Carolina, obviously, won’t be the only team shopping for talent.Unfortunately, they can always run into that one kid at the toy store. That one kid that’s quicker to the punch and grabs the last of the coveted toy you persistently begged your...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Giants, Lions, Panthers, Saints, Vikings

Giants Dan Granziano mentions that there is at least a chance that the Giants could keep HC Tom Coughlin around for one more year and see if OC Ben McAdoo could take over for him. Graziano believes the Giants’ main issues right now are related to their offensive and defensive lines and would use their first-round pick to take the best available player at either spot. Lions ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Frozen by Vikings, Drop Sixth Straight

History was not Carolina’s biggest advocate going into their Week 13 matchup.Before taking the field in Minnesota on Sunday, the Panthers were 0-4 in games following a bye week under head coach Ron Rivera. The franchise was also 2-6 all-time in games where the kickoff temperature was below 32° F.Well, this was a game after a bye that played host to a kickoff temperature below...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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