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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
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Travelle Wharton Announces His Retirement

Travelle Wharton spent a decade of his life backing his teammates in the perilous trenches of the National Football League. And even if it was for an hour, those very same brothers gratefully returned the favor Tuesday afternoon.Carolina Panthers players flooded the conference room at Wofford College, home of the team’s training camp, to provide support for the 6’4”, 315-pound...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers News: Travelle Wharton set to announce retirement today

The 10 year veteran on Carolina's offensive line is set to announce his retirement today, according to Darin Grant with NBCsports.com. Following the training camp today Wharton is expected to hold a press conference announcing the end of his tenure and joining his other teammate who also retired this offseason, left tackle Jordan Gross.#453119353 / gettyimages.comAfter coming in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: Which Panthers player is ready to make the biggest leap in 2014?

It’s time for our Weekly Mailbag. Each week, we take your questions and answer them. If you want your question answered, tweet at us @Cover32_CAR or ask in the comments section. Now for this week’s question. Which Panthers player do you guys think is most ready to make a big leap in 2014? -Barbara in Kernersville, NC There are plenty of candidates on the roster since there...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Things are looking up right now for the Carolina Panthers

The majority of this offseason has been very painful for the Carolina Panthers. Steve Smith was cut, Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton retired, and Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams are still making approximately $1 billion. However, things are starting to look up this week for the franchise. They potentially found their starting right tackle, first round pick Kelvin Benjamin...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating every Carolina Panthers draft: Following up a Super Bowl berth in 2003

Continuing our recount of the Carolina’s Panthers draft classes, we go into this article heading into the offseason after the Panthers first Super Bowl appearance. With that said, general manager Marty Hurney and head coach John Fox were coming off their first two solid drafts together, and would continue to lay some ground work for a successful season in 2003-2004. The best pick...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Best remaining NFL free agents by position

The first wave is over, as the NFL version of “Black Friday” came and went with teams shelling out millions of dollars during the first couple days of free agency. And the second surge has come and gone, with players and teams who decided to be patient, checking out the total landscape, having made decisions. Now, the NFL appears to be in somewhat of a waiting period. Teams have...
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April 09, 2014  |  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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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Free Agent G Travelle Wharton Says He Is Leaning Towards Retirement

Former Carolina Panthers G Travelle Wharton says that he is “leaning towards” retirement, but that no decision has been made yet, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. Wharton, 32, is coming off of a great 2013 season in which Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 5 guard in the league. Interestingly enough, the Panthers actually released him back in 2012, but Wharton...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A top five NFL offensive lineman is leaning towards retirement

This has been a difficult offseason for the Carolina Panthers. The franchise’s greatest player of all-time and greatest offensive lineman ever both have moved on. Things may be getting worse. Travelle Wharton, who graded out as the fifth best guard in the NFL last season per Pro Football Focus, is reportedly leaning towards retirement. #Panthers FA guard Travelle Wharton, attending...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Free Agent Needs

John McDonnell/The Washington Post Offensive Line: Aside from LT Trent Williams, the Redskins have no real great offensive line talent. Williams is a great player, but he can be inconsistent. If he’s inconsistent, then there’s no one to fall back on for the Redskins. They need that rock in the trenches. Of course, that rock must be able to help RGIII and his different playing...
Via TopSportsReport
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Reportedly Considering Veteran G Travelle Wharton

  According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings will consider signing Panthers free agent G Travelle Wharton, depending on what happens with G Charlie Johnson. Vikings GM Rick Spielman recently mentioned that he would like to re-sign G Charlie Johnson this offseason, but he supposedly as interest from the other NFL teams. “I think the more depth you...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 15, 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

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

Panthers Offensive Line Prospects Impress At Combine

As reported earlier this week, Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jordan Gross has decided to hang up his cleats and retire.   This move is a major step back for a unit that surpassed many expectations in 2013, ranking ninth in run blocking and tenth in passer protection, according to Pro Football Focus.   So what does this mean going forward?   There are still some solid, if not terriffic...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers G Travelle Wharton Also Considering Retirement?

Panthers free agent G Travelle Wharton recently mentioned that he’s contemplating his future in the NFL and is unsure if he’ll return next season. “I don’t know what I’m going to do at this point. Still trying to figure it out,” Wharton said, via the Charlotte Observer. “Really taking inventory on my body, my mind, and just making sure it’s the right deal for me....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers to lose another starting offensive lineman?

Already devastated by Jordan Gross’ retirement, the Carolina Panthers could lose another starter on the offensive line to retirement. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that left guard Travelle Wharton, 32, is considering a life after football. He told the Observer, “I don’t know what I’m going to do at this point. Still trying to figure out.” He added, “Really taking...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Players They Can't Afford To Lose In Free Agency

If I had told you a week ago that the off season dealings between Jordan Gross and Greg Hardy would be tied together, you would have thought I was crazy.If you read my work on a regular basis, you may already have that opinion. But if I told you today, that Greg Hardy and Jordan Gross are directly linked to the future of the Carolina Panthers, my words might make a little more sense...
Via Football Nation
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Executive of the Year Pick: Dave Gettleman

Dave Gettleman was hired as the Panthers’ general manager in January of 2013, coming over from his previous job as Senior Pro Personnel Analyst with the New York Giants, where he had worked in the front office since 1999. He deserves a lot of credit for the Panthers’ breakout season and thus this award. An examination of the Panthers’ salary cap shows us why. The Panthers have...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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