Polar Panthers club: Watch Carolina players grin and bear freezing ice baths

Modern sports medicine (and fistfuls of cash) gives NFL players access to cryotherapy, hyperbaric chambers, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other advanced methods for healing up and preventing injury. Meanwhile, good 'ol fashioned (and fairly unpleasant) ice baths remain popular to control swelling and inflammation from getting bruised during practice. AP sports writer Steve Reed...
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Cam Newton gets into scuffle with teammate during practice (video)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had been seeking a contract extension, and two months ago, he got exactly what he desired. The team signed its franchise QB to a five-year, $103.8 million extension, and they probably hoped players would rally around him as a result. But Newton did something during Monday’s practice that was a bit out of the ordinary, and also stupid. He...
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Today in Tribe History: June 22, 2001

2001 – The Cleveland Indians acquire the highly controversial John Rocker from the Atlanta Braves with a minor leaguer for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed. Just a few years after becoming a household name across the country for all of the wrong reasons, Rocker was given a fresh start in Cleveland after proving to be a reliable closer for the Atlanta Braves for several seasons...
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REPORT: Kelvin Benjamin’s injury issues may have stemmed from him being … fat

Kelvin Benjamin has gotten off to a slow start to the offseason thanks to a bum hamstring; apparently, it may have been his own fault. Ron Rivera said Kelvin Benjamin reported a little overweight for offseason work which may have contributed to WR's recent hamstring issues. — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) June 17, 2015 AROUND COVER32 All-AFC East Team 2015: Can anyone unseat the...
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Shaq Thompson focused on making up for missed time

Linebacker Shaq Thompson is a bit behind in terms of the on-field work with the Carolina Panthers, as he was still at Washington finishing up his school year. According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press (h/t Yahoo! Sports), Thompson is now focused on learning his playbook after wrapping up time his final exams. "Carolina's first-round draft pick returned to practice this week...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Files Another Lawsuit To Get Greg Hardy Case Materials, He’ll Remain On Exempt list

Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports that the NFL has filed another lawsuit in North Carolina trying to gain access to info from Greg Hardy‘s first trial. According to Reed, the NFL is arguing that they have the right to “examine and inspect exhibits admitted into evidence in a public trial and currently held by the District ... The post NFL Files Another Lawsuit To...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Byron Maxwell, Draft, Falcons, & Jets

Greg Hardy League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that free agent DE Greg Hardy will be able to sign a contract with a new team, even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. “There’s nothing to prevent a player on the Exempt list without a contract from signing a new one,” Aiello said, per Steve Reed of the Associated ...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Champion Seahawks open postseason hosting upstart Panthers

SEATTLE (AP) Here's what has set the defending champion Seattle Seahawks apart: They seem to have perfected not overhyping an individual game. While others are willing to acknowledge the enormity of the moment, the Seahawks thrive by keeping everything even. ''I'm just thinking to myself, `It's the same for us. It's not going to be different. It's going to be another football game...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Panthers, Redskins, Saints

49ers DC Vic Fangio mentioned that OLB Ahmad Brooks is on track to re-gain his starting spot. (Matt Barrows) Bengals RB Giovani Bernard told reporters on Thursday that the Bengals will be starting RB Jeremy Hill in Week 15’s game against the Browns. (Geoff Hobson) Panthers HC Ron Rivera said that they are unsure when QB Cam Newton will be able to return to practice...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Panthers, Patriots, Redskins, Seahawks

Broncos LB Danny Trevathan will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday. (Mike Klis) Panthers HC Ron Rivera said that RB DeAngelo Williams will miss a couple more weeks with an ankle injury. (Steve Reed) HC Ron Rivera mentioned that he expects to have RB Jonathan Stewart back on Wednesday. (Steve Reed) Patriots The injury to RB Stevan Ridley could allow rookie RB James...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Jets, Panthers, Redskins, & Steelers

  49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe) is not expected back for Week 4 against the Eagles. (Adam Caplan) Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) remains a “true game-time decision” for Monday night against the Bears. (Manish Mehta) Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Monday that RBs Mike Tolbert (leg) and Jonathan Stewart (leg) are both undergoing MRIs today. (Steve Reed) ...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers QB Cam Newton Expected To Miss Steelers Game With Rib Injury

It doesn’t look like the Pittsburgh Steelers will facing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the preseason finale Thursday night at Heinz Field after all. According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and thus won’t be playing against the Steelers this week. Panthers head coach Ron […] Panthers QB Cam Newton Expected To...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenjon Barner may not make Panthers 53 man roster?

A spot on the 53 man roster of the Carolina Panthers is not guaranteed for running back Kenjon Barner. While we still believe that Barner – a sixth round pick in 2013 – offers value as a back and return man others are not so certain he makes the team. Steve Reed of the Associated Press added that wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and cornerback Josh Thomas are also on the roster...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Colts, Lions, Panthers, & Ravens

  Browns The Browns and the reps for OL Jason Pinkston issued a statement Monday regarding his absence. According to the team, Pinkston’s absence is due to the fact that he has not been medically cleared for football activities. (Ron Ledgard) Colts The Colts have increased their two-tight end sets this season. (Stephen Holder) Lions Free agent acquisition WR Golden...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Panthers OL Travelle Wharton Retiring From NFL

  Former Carolina Panthers G Travelle Wharton will announce his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. “It’s time,” said Wharton, per Steve Reed. “I just had to admit it.” All indications have been that Wharton was likely to call it a career, but he had yet to announce anything formally until now. Wharton, 32, is coming off of a great 2013 season in which Pro Football...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Sixth-Round Pick RB Tyler Gaffney Out For Season

  Steve Reed of the Associated Press is reporting that Panthers sixth-round pick RB Tyler Gaffney is out for the season after he suffered a torn lateral meniscus. Gaffney was unlikely to see a lot of playing in his first year, but it’s certainly sad news to hear that he has already suffered a serious knee injury. The Panthers are likely to enter the season with DeAngelo Williams...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Frank Alexander Suspended Four Games

  The NFL announced on Friday that Panthers DE Frank Alexander has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the leagues Substances of Abuse Policy, per Steve Reed. Alexander, 24, was taken by the Panthers in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but he plays behind two of the best defensive end in the games, which has limited his playing time...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Rumors: Cam Newton explains his new leadership role

After a successful 2013 season, the Carolina Panthers have high hopes for 2014. This morning, quarterback Cam Newton was asked several questions in a press conference about his new leadership role in Carolina. According to Miami Herald writer Steve Reed, Newton expressed his excitement about this upcoming season and the role he will play. Reed quoted Newton saying, " I'm excited...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Sign TE Mike McNeill

  Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports that the Panthers have signed former Rams TE Mike McNeill. McNeill, 26, appeared in 14 games for the Rams last year and contributed one reception for five years. According to Pro Football Focus, he played just 34 snaps last season while helping out on special teams.
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson's old-school style fueling Bobcats' run

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Michael Jordan's Bobcats enter the post-NBA All-Star break with their playoff hopes largely riding on the old-school game of big man Al Jefferson. Jefferson and his back-to-the-basket style of play has helped the Bobcats win more games than they did all of last season and position themselves for their first postseason appearance...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera: Stopping Kaepernick will be tougher

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Panthers coach Ron Rivera is expecting a few more big plays from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this time around. Rivera says that Kaepernick ''didn't play that well'' against Carolina in a regular-season matchup on Nov. 10. The Panthers limited the third-year quarterback to 91 yards passing, 16 yards rushing...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Newton eager for big stage, wants to be accurate

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Cam Newton knows he'll need to bring his passes down if he wants to thrive in the NFL playoffs. Whether it's leading Auburn to a national championship, throwing for 422 yards in his rookie debut or leading the Carolina Panthers on a last-minute drive to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots on Monday Night Football, Newton has been...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Greg Hardy awaiting big pay day

(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Greg Hardy knows he made a big impact with his late-season flurry of sacks. ''It's huge,'' he says. The Panthers' defensive end will become an unrestricted free agent in March and is set up for one healthy pay day. Hardy had eight sacks in his final three games and tied a Carolina franchise-record...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Greg Hardy Open To Being Franchised

Panthers DE Greg Hardy told reporters on Wednesday that he has no issues if the team elects to use their franchise tag on him this offseason, per Steve Reed. Typically, players coming off of an incredible season are hoping to maximize their position by securing a long-term contract, but it appears as though Hardy believes things will work out in time. Applying the franchise tag...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers WR Smith has no plans to slow down

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer As Steve Smith continues to vault past Hall of Fame players in the NFL record book, the Panthers' fiery 34-year-old wide receiver says he has no plans to slow down soon. Smith says his goal is to catch 1,000 passes and ''get close to'' 14,000 yards receiving for his career, which would leave him in...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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