Pigskin Stew: Panthers’ Cam Newton still in walking boot

Welcome to Pigskin Stew, your weekly recap of injury related news around the NFL that you might have missed while you anxiously waited for the Easter Bunny to bring you Tootsie Rolls and Dots.It is a sugary, one ingredient stew this week that contains a panther with a busted paw so chill, break off the ears of your chocolate bunny, gnaw on some lovable goodness and join me every...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Teams Receive Easter Eggs: What’s Inside?

Carolina Panthers Inside the Carolina Panthers’ Easter egg would be a new wide receiver because they desperately need one who could replace Steve Smith. Hopefully one who isn’t under 6 feet tall either so the 6’5″ Cam Newton doesn’t overthrow them. – Glenn Lewis Chicago Bears Inside of the Chicago Bears easter egg would be a safety to help solidify the defensive backfield...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Conflicting opinions on who the Panthers should draft

Compared with the two weeks that preceded it, this week has been relatively uneventful for the Carolina Panthers. They pursued wide receiver Sidney Rice but he ultimately re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks. However, the lack of significant moves has allowed us to focus on the upcoming NFL Draft and more specifically, who the Panthers should take. There are a lot of differing opinions...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Newton in a boot, still recovering from ankle surgery

It’s been a month since the surprise announcement that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton needs ankle surgery. So how’s he doing four-plus weeks after having the procedure? Darin Gantt of PFT, who covered the Panthers 14 years before joining this establishment nearly two years ago, reported during Friday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that Newton remains in a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers eying Morgan Moses in first round

Much of the attention for the Carolina Panthers first round pick in May’s NFL draft has centered around filling the team’s needs at wide receiver after releasing Steve Smith and losing Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn in free agency, but the bigger need may be at left tackle following the retirement of Jordan Gross. With the group of wide receivers being one of the deepest we’ve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cover32 Mock Draft 1.0: Carolina Panthers find Jordan Gross’ replacement

The NFL Draft is slowly but surely approaching and with that, cover32 unveiled its first mock draft. There will be updated versions in the coming weeks as we get closer to the actual event but this is a nice starting point. Now let’s get down to what you really care about: Who did the Carolina Panthers take a pick number 28? We’ve discussed wide receiver, offensive lineman, and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Working Out LSU WRs Odell Beckham Jr. & Jarvis Landry Tuesday

David Newton of ESPN reports that the Carolina Panthers are in Baton Rouge today working out a pair of LSU wide receivers – Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Beckham is a fast-rising prospect, and most project him to be selected in the middle of round 1.  He is quick with great hands, though he lacks ideal size. Landry’s stock appears to be moving in the other direction...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers interested in signing wide receiver Sidney Rice?

The Carolina Panthers had a very good offense last season led by quarterback Cam Newton, but unfortunately they lost most of his targets this offseason. According to reports, the Panthers are interested in signing former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice if he would sign for the right price. Carolina desperately needs to do something to bring in more weapons for Newton if...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Receiving Crew In Carolina

Every offseason, teams acquire new talent to strengthen weak areas from the previous year. The Carolina Panthers had a successful season and made the playoffs in 2013, but a clear weakness was their receiving corps. Carolina finished with 190.2 passing yards per game which placed them 29th overall in the regular season and finished tied for 15th in passing touchdowns with 24. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting The First Five Picks Of The NFL Draft

There are plenty of options to select for the first five picks of the NFL draft. From a Heisman winner, to standout offensive linemen, to an athletic defensive end that is an absolute monster to deal with. This draft class however, has no favorite. There isn't a Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, or Andrew Luck that the Houston Texans can go ahead and put them as a lock for their first...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Carolina Panthers’ receiving corps and secondary shaping up

What a week it’s been for the Carolina Panthers! We mentioned the big changes coming for Carolina in last week’s weekly rewind but this week may have been just as significant. To recap Carolina’s moves for those not paying attention: -On Monday, the Panthers signed a veteran wide receiver who started 13 games for a playoff team in 2013. -On Thursday, Dave Gettleman found another...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan McNabb to Panthers: Give Newton some help

It's been a maddening offseason for Cam Newton, who's watched his top three wide receivers -- Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, and Ted Ginn Jr. -- depart via free agency. With the cupboard emptied, the Panthers' franchise quarterback has been stripped of weapons -- a no-no in the eyes of Donovan McNabb. McNabb, a former NFL quarterback and current FOX Sports analyst, told...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mock draft update: Carolina Panthers stick with offensive linemen

Several new mock drafts have been released over the last day or so, shedding more light on the potential direction for the Panthers next month. After the latest troubling news that elite guard Travelle Wharton may be retiring on top of Jordan Gross’ retirement, it looks like it will be increasingly important that Dave Gettleman shores up the line to protect Cam Newton, rather...
Via cover32 - Panthers
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Cam Newton’s agent not surprised by fifth-year option

Bus Cook, the agent for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, took a break from his Clowney dealings Wednesday after the Gamecocks’ pro day to discuss another client – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Cook was asked about Newton’s recent ankle surgery and the Panthers’ intention to exercise their club option for 2015 on Newton, and expressed no misgivings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers to work out an under the radar draft prospect with 4.3 speed

The Carolina Panthers have been no stranger to under the radar prospects under general manager Dave Gettleman. In the past two years, they’ve taken players from Valdosta State, Midwestern State, and Coastal Carolina. It appears that trend may continue in 2014. #Panthers to work out Wyoming WR Robert Herron and QB Brett Smith Thursday. Herron ran 4.38/4.37/4.35 at pro day on 3/13...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: DTs for the Carolina Panthers, Power Rankings, rule changes, more

In case you missed it the best national stories from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 defensive tackles in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The greatest player in the history of every franchise. (READ) - The NFL just passed the dumbest, least fun rule ever. (READ) - Ten rule changes the NFL should implement immediately. (READ) You may also...
Via cover32 - Panthers
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: How Cam Newton’s future with Carolina changed

This was an interesting week for the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton. The franchised exercised an option to keep the 2013 Pro Bowl selection in Carolina for at least one more year, but still has yet to sign him to a massive long-term contract that has been anticipated. Perhaps an even bigger development for Newton took place this week, in the form of comments from head...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons stop Cam Newton?

The Falcons are coming off of their worst loss of the season as they fell last weekend by two touchdowns at Arizona. They stay on the road the week and face a tough divisional challenge in Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Coming into the season, one of the things that stood out about the second half of the schedule was the number of "mobile" quarterbacks that the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could any of these 10 rule changes benefit the Carolina Panthers?

This week, the NFL made news during their annual owners’ meetings in Orlando by making some subtle changes to the rulebook. A tweak here and there, all of which are fairly good ideas, got everyone talking about how the game was adapting. But in the end, none of the suggestions were revolutionary. None of them will cause much more than a minor bit of confusion early in the season...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ next left tackle may be on the roster already: Should Cam Newton be worried?

Anybody who’s followed the Carolina Panthers this offseason is keenly aware of how big of an issue offensive line is. Perhaps the most gaping hole at this point is left tackle, a void created by Pro Bowler Jordan Gross’ retirement. Carolina missed out on some big free agents they targeted and with very limited cap space, signing a starting caliber left tackle at this point seems...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera on Getting Cam Newton Weapons: You Don’t Need someone like Calvin Johnson

The Carolina Panthers have pretty much allowed all of Cam Newton’s favorite targets to either sign elsewhere, or cut them. They flat out just didn’t want Steve Smith anymore, and now I’m sure Cam is looking at the depth chart wondering just who exactly will be catch passes from him in the fall. Riverboat Ron […]
Via Word On The Game
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton not expected to step on the field until training camp

It doesn’t look like Panthers quarterback Cam newton will actually step on the field until training camp after recently undergoing offseason ankle surgery. .@Panthers GM Dave Gettleman just essentially shut door on @CameronNewton returning from ankle surgery before training camp @SiriusXNFL — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 26, 2014   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
Via Pro Football Zone
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Expected To Pick Up Can Newton’s Fifth-Year Option

Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettlemen told reporters on Tuesday that they will pick up QB Cam Newton‘s fifth-year option. “Yes,” Gettleman when asked whether he plans to pick up the option, per “Yes, that’s a fair statement.” This probably comes with little surprise given that Newton has quickly become one of the best young quarterbacks in the games. Carolina...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers will use fifth-year option on Newton

While reiterating that Cam Newton remains the Panthers' franchise quarterback, general manager Dave Gettleman said the team will use the fifth-year club option to keep Newton under contract through at least 2015. Newton, the first No. 1 pick to sign under the new collective bargaining agreement, agreed to a four-year contract worth a guaranteed $22 million in 2011. Under the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Pick Up 5th-Year Option On Cam Newton

Cam Newton is in line for a huge contract extension, but he may have to wait another year for it. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said the team will use the fifth-year club option to keep Newton under contract through at least 2015. #Panthers GM Dave Gettleman says team will use the fifth-year club option on Cam Newton. — Joe Person (@josephperson...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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