Brother reaches out to struggling Kalil to help restore Vikings OT's confidence

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Faced with the toughest stretch of games in his short NFL career, Matt Kalil received a phone call from his brother following a dismal Week 3 against the New England Patriots. Ryan Kalil, the Carolina Panthers' starting center, knew what Matt was facing and he knew his conscientious brother could use some words of encouragement. "He knew I was down...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kalil not worried about Carolina's inexperience on offensive line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At the ripe, old age of 29, Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is the old man of the offensive line. The grizzled veteran. The Godfather.  Kalil will have to rely and draw upon all that wisdom and expertise this season as he will be experiencing something he's never had to deal with -- inexperience all around him. Kalil, who is considered by nearly...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kalil not worried about Carolina's inexperience on offensive line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At the ripe, old age of 29, Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is the old man of the offensive line. The grizzled veteran. The Godfather.  Kalil will have to rely and draw upon all that wisdom and expertise this season as he will be experiencing something he's never had to deal with -- inexperience all around him. Kalil, who is considered by nearly...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bowler Kalil the lone fixture in Panthers' rebuilt O-line

Carolina Panthers center and perennial Pro Bowler Ryan Kalil is used to having several players rotate at the starting right guard and right tackle spots. Those positions, in particular, have had nearly as many changes over the last six years as Jay Leno has cars. However, Kalil always knew that if nothing else, Jordan Gross would be holding down the fort at left tackle, regardless...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil named best in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers pass the torch to new leaders

Reporters got a look at the Panthers’ leadership transition last week when the team trotted out three players for interviews at the start of the offseason workout program. During the season, media members have access to the locker room and are free to approach and talk with any player. But last week the team’s public relations staff picked who would come to the newly renovated...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers center Ryan Kalil could be flanked by inexperience and question marks

Carolina center Ryan Kalil wasn’t about to sugarcoat it on Tuesday when he talked about replacing his friend and long-time Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross. Left tackle is a tough position, Kalil said, and despite being a Pro Bowl center, he doesn’t think he could play there. There’s one name off the list of potential left tackles for the Panthers, who had their second...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns re-sign C Alex Mack

This deal came about in a roundabout fashion. The Browns started the situation off by using the transition tag on Mack, which would have paid him roughly 10 million dollars for the 2014 season if he had signed it. That 10 million dollar sum was the average of the top-10 offensive linemen in the league. You almost never see an interior offensive lineman, especially a center, get any...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A closer look at Carolina's salary-cap room

The NFL will announce the 2014 salary cap within the next few days, possibly as early as today, and the reported available cap space for the Carolina Panthers has been all over the place. So after consulting with ESPN's top cap gurus, here's what I came up with for Carolina. The Panthers currently are approximately $18.3 million under the cap with an early conservative...
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March 01, 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

WATCH: Ryan Kalil bids farewell to retiring Jordan Gross with song

Carolina Panthers left tackle and three-time Pro Bowler, Jordan Gross, announced his retirement from the NFL after eleven seasons on Wednesday. During the press conference, Gross was interrupted by Panthers center Ryan Kalil and several other players who proceeded to bid him farewell singing ‘Happy Trails’.  It was a wonderful moment. Gross was drafted by the Panthers with...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Clearing Space For Greg Hardy?

General manager Dave Gettleman is at it again! After already re-working Thomas Davis’ contract to add cap space, Gettleman negotiated restructured deals with Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil and running back Jonathan Stewart. The Carolina Panthers trimmed Kalil’s 2014 base salary from $4.75 million to $855,000, converting the rest into a signing bonus. By doing this, Kalil’s 2014...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kalil restructured his contract

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to NFL writer Brian McIntyre,  Panthers center Ryan Kalil restructured his contract. Panthers center Ryan Kalil did restructure his contract. $4.75M base salary reduced to $855k, remainder converted to signing bonus. — Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) February 25, 2014 This...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Restrucuture Contracts Of Ryan Kalil & Jonathan Stewart For More Cap Space

According to Brian McIntyre, Panthers C Ryan Kalil and RB Jonathan Stewart have restructured their contracts to offer the team some immediate cap relief. Ryan Kalil McIntyre mentions that Kalil’s base salary of $4.75 million was reduced to $855,000 with the remainder being converted into a signing bonus. McIntyre adds that Kalil’s 2014 cap figures of $10.4 million was...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers win streak ends in New Orleans, 31-13

NEW ORLEANS  -  Advantage, New Orleans. Yes, the Carolina Panthers will get their shot at redemption on Dec. 22 in Charlotte, but for now, the Saints are one game up on the Cats in the NFC South race. After getting off to a 6-0 lead, the Panthers could do nothing right. They were ripped apart by Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The Panthers defensive backfield was exposed and...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers Kalil: No Super Bowl talk this year

Carolina's Ryan Kalil isn't about to say anything that can be construed as a Super Bowl prediction. Not after last year. The Panthers three-time Pro Bowl center created a stir days before the start of training camp last year when he took out a full page advertisement in the Charlotte Observer and wrote about the Panthers being ''Super Bowl XLVII champions!'...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Are the Carolina Panthers overconfident...again?

Maybe it's a Ron Rivera thing, because the Carolina Panthers certainly didn't possess this much bravado under John Fox.   One year ago, Panthers center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in a local paper in order to guarantee a Super Bowl victory. Carolina went on to finish 7-9, only one game better than in the previous season, and Kalil made sure to stay out of the...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cam Newton wants to become Panthers captain, Ryan Kalil says ‘it’ll be a while’

Cam Newton is entering his third season as the starting quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, and he has yet to be elected a team captain. While Newton is still only 24 years old, age has very little to do with the fact that his coaches and peers have decided to hold off on giving him [...]
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Kalil believes he’ll be 100 percent by training camp

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers offensive lineman Ryan Kalil expects to be 100 percent healthy by training camp. #Panthers C @ryankalil expects to be 100 percent by the start of training camp following foot surgery last fall. — Joe Person (@josephperson) May 30, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? The post Ryan Kalil believes he’ll be 100 percent by training...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers restructure Jonathan Stewart’s, Ryan Kalil’s contracts

According to the Charlotte of Observer, the Carolina Panthers have restructured the contracts of running back Jonathan Stewart and center Ryan Kalil. Kalil’s restructuring, which was written into the contract extension he received in 2011, frees up $3.45 million in salary-cap space for the cap-squeezed Panthers. Carolina is still about $10 million over the projected $121...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ryan Kalil Has No Regrets About Super Bowl Ad

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil was revealed as the No. 99 best player in the NFL (voted by his peers) before the start of the 2012 season.  It was around that same time when he took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer predicting the Panthers would end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this weekend in New Orleans. On Tuesday, when the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Resolutions

Cam Newton, Steve Smith, Ryan Kalil and the Carolina Panthers ended the 2012 NFL season on a four game winning streak which was no small feat for my beloved Panthers. It was rough watching the first part of the season and the struggles not only Cam Newton went through, but the entire Panthers team. After all is said and done, they have without a doubt come out as the most improved...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Pertubed’ Panthers fans buy full-page newspaper ad

No doubt a dedicated bunch, Panthers fanatics have followed in the footsteps of center Ryan Kalil, who in July took out a full-page newspaper ad guaranteeing a Super Bowl. Same newspaper, same length. The only difference? They went in the completely opposite direction. A group of Panthers fans, calling themselves the “Perturbed Panthers PSL Owners Federation," bought a full...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers fans buy newspaper ad to complain

People in Charlotte love to buy space in the newspaper. Back in July, Panthers center Ryan Kalil bought a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer, promising Panthers fans a Super Bowl victory this year. That hasn’t worked out so well. Especially with Kaili on IR since October with a foot injury. Now a group [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers fans take out ad in newspaper

Frustrated Panthers fans have taken out a full-page ad in Monday’s Charlotte Observer in which they accuse the team's owner of perpetrating a pyramid scheme.

Via No Guts, No Glory
December 17, 2012  |  1 Comment
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