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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...
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56 minutes ago  |  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
21 hours ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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...
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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

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) –> http://t.co/RlEHkAUweA pic.twitter.com/tmbJMhJVD2 — CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) October 8, 2014 Andrew Peat Stanford’s offensive tackle has played...
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November 08, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 30, 2014  |  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.com Carolina's final Week 9 injury report is lengthy, but starting running back DeAngelo Williams was able to return to full practice Wednesday...
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October 29, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 29, 2014  |  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 Byron...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Pro Football Spot
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 units...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
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...
Via Pro Football Spot
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...
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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's practice. Despite the...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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