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...
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The Carolina Panthers are playing in one of the 10 best NFL games in 2014

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
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A proposed new Carolina Panthers uniform is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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3 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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: The Carolina Panthers need to draft a running back early

Despite an impressive 12-4 season in 2013, a five-win improvement from 2012, the Carolina Panthers come into the pre-draft weeks with some holes to fill. Left tackle Jordan Gross, a rock for well over a decade, has retired. The secondary took two big losses with Mike Mitchell joining the Pittsburgh Steelers and Captain Munnerlyn signing with the Minnesota Vikings. Though perhaps...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: More big changes are coming for the Carolina Panthers

For a team that went 12-4 and won its division in 2013, the Carolina Panthers are undergoing a lot of changes this offseason. It turns out Jordan Gross retiring and Steve Smith being cut was just the opening of the floodgates for changes to come. Did you miss any of the activity that happened this week? No worries, cover32 stayed on top of things so refresh yourself on anything you...
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14 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...
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16 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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Free agency exposes draft needs

The frenzied portion of the NFL free agency period seems to be over, and while many more free agency moves will certainly occur over the coming weeks to months, many teams have made their free agency moves and have begun looking towards the draft to fill positions or secure depth. Many teams made headlines during the first few weeks of the free agency period, perhaps none more than...
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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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Reinforcements are on the way for the Carolina Panthers

The past few weeks have been rough for the Carolina Panthers, seeing the retirement of stalwart left tackle Jordan Gross, the cutting of the franchise’s greatest player Steve Smith and the decimation of the receiving corps. Losing Smith was so bad for one young fan that he was moved to tears, which went viral. In a classy move, Smith reached out to the fan to make amends. While...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers miss out on another key free agent target

With Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross retiring and right tackle Byron Bell being among the league’s worst, offensive tackle is an immediate position of need for the Carolina Panthers. One target that has been discussed is New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief. However, Strief decided to re-sign with the Saints on Monday afternoon, leaving the Panthers with few options...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Carolina Panthers sign a Pro Bowl safety

So far, free agency has been very rough to the Carolina Panthers. Carolina has already lost almost its entire receiving corps, its best offensive lineman, and half of the starting secondary. However, finally some reinforcements are being brought in to stop the bleeding. The Panthers have signed former Saints safety Roman Harper to a two-year contract according to the Charlotte Observer...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: How did Week 1 of free agency affect the Carolina Panthers?

Quite frankly, it’s been a rough week for Carolina Panthers fans. Fan favorite Steve Smith was cut by the team and the top target to replace him, Hakeem Nicks, spurned his hometown team to sign with the Indianapolis Colts. As the Panthers were sitting idle, the rest of the NFC South was getting better, just making matters worse. What’s to make of this week of free agency for...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at Jordan Gross’ career with the Carolina Panthers

“Looking back on your career, are you happy or content with it?” It’s a question asked to almost every player after they retire, and quite frankly it’s a question some may hate; with those who do ultimately ending up labeling it as too cliché and lacking substance. But it’s an important one to ask. Some players regret losing big games, or not winning a Super Bowl. Others...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Team History

They may not have the storied histories of teams that have been in the NFL for decades, but there have been some very good and some very bad choices the Carolina Panthers have made in the NFL Draft.Cam Newton, Kerry Collins and Jordan Gross have all thrived in the Black and Blue of Carolina. Others haven’t been so lucky. Like every other team, there have been a few moves this...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Carolina Panthers lose another big time starter

Captain Munnerlyn is no longer a Carolina Panther. On Thursday, the cornerback signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Charlotte Observer. With such little cap space to work with, Munnerlyn became a luxury the Panthers just couldn’t afford. The 25-year old Munnerlyn graded out as the 11th best cornerback in the NFL last year, a breakout in his fourth...
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March 13, 2014  |  2 Comments

Carolina Panthers guard/center Geoff Hangartner says he’s retiring

Another Carolina Panthers offensive lineman is leaving the game on his own terms. Veteran guard/center Geoff Hangartner, who had three stints with the Panthers, told the Observer on Tuesday he is retiring after nine seasons. Hangartner’s decision follows the retirement of Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross, who stepped down two weeks ago after an 11-year career. It’s not unexpected...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Carolina Panthers are looking to trade a star player

In the midst of controversy recently surrounding Steve Smith, the Carolina Panthers are reportedly looking to trade the veteran wide receiver, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The #Panthers are attempting to trade WR Steve Smith, per source. Given his $7M cap number and age (34), seems unlikely. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2014 If the Panthers can’t trade Smith...
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March 10, 2014  |  3 Comments

What offensive tackles in the NFL Draft should the Carolina Panthers look at?

In 2013, the Carolina Panthers had quite the imbalance of offensive tackles. On the left side, stalwart Jordan Gross earned a Pro Bowl berth for his performance throughout the season. At right tackle, Byron Bell was among the league’s worst offensive line starters. With Gross now retired, many would contend that offensive tackle is the biggest deficiency on the Carolina roster...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers offseason questions: Offensive line

We’ve reached the offseason and I will be spending the next few weeks answering the biggest questions facing the Carolina Panthers Anybody who watched the second half of the Carolina Panthers’ playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers is aware that Carolina needs to upgrade the offensive line. Cam Newton and the offense was shut out and the hog mollies struggled to get any push...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: More work ahead as deadline approaches

Carolina Panthers: More work ahead as deadline approachesThe NFL New Year begins next Tuesday on March 11th, and with the New Year comes free agency. The retirement of left tackle Jordan Gross, kicker Graham Gano’s contract extension, and defensive end Greg Hardy signing his franchise tender today has shifted the Carolina Panther’s focus towards resigning other key free agents...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Big questions await Panthers’ Steve Smith, Dave Gettleman

There was awkwardness on the edge of the Jordan Gross retirement press conference last week, reminiscent of a middle-school dance. While Gross, the former Panthers left tackle (seems weird typing that), drew laughter and tears with his remarks and slideshow, general manager Dave Gettleman sat in the first row and wideout Steve Smith hung in the back. After Gross wrapped up and...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Send Jordan Gross in to Retirement in Spectacular Fashion

When it comes time for an NFL player to walk away from the game they hope for a couple things: (1) that they actually can walk away from the game and they are not retiring due to injuries and (2) they leave a mark with the team they were with.Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is retiring from the game after 11 seasons pretty much intact (so check on No. 1). At his press...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Panthers’ Ryan Kalil Has a Voice Which Sounds Like a Combination of Fergie and Jesus

What do you do when a teammate retires? You go to the press conference where they are announcing their retirement with a couple other buddies from your team and then sing him “Happy Trails.” Panthers center Ryan Kalil pulled this off for teammate Jordan Gross recently and the result is a musical masterpiece. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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