CAROLINA PANTHERS NEWS

Panthers acquire Seahawks WR Norwood for 2017 draft pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have acquired wide receiver Kevin Norwood in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed 2017 draft choice. Carolina has been searching for answers at wide receiver ever since Kelvin Benjamin went down with a season-ending injury. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Norwood was a fourth-round draft choice by the Seahawks in 2014...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers wide receiver position remains in state of flux

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers wide receiver position is in a state of flux less than two weeks before the regular season opener. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday he hasn't decided who'll start at either receiver position in the wake of the injury to Kelvin Benjamin nearly two weeks ago. Philly Brown can't seem to hold on to the ball - he's dropped five passes in...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Kuechly: Can he keep the heat up in Carolina?

With the ninth pick in the 2012 Draft the Carolina Panthers select Luke Kuechly Boston College. Bringing Kuechly to Carolina has paid off in the form of a Linebacker who plays like the Linebackers of a foregone era like  Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, and Mike Singletary to name a few. He plays wide open on every play from sideline to sideline. His career has started off like gangbusters...
Via cover32
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why 2015 is looking eerily similar to 2004 for the Carolina Panthers

In 2015, Panthers’ fans are excited about the upcoming NFL season, as the 2014 season seemed to be a stepping stone for a great 2015. But as we sit here today on August 30th, this season has some similarities to the 2004 season. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five things that will...
Via cover32
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL should keep its hands off wide receivers’ gloves

Why don’t we just tell Giants fans there’s no Santa Claus? They haven’t had much to cheer about in recent years, but Odell Beckham Jr.’s jaw-dropping touchdown catch against the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium stands out as arguably the NFL’s most iconic moment of the 2014 season. It’s something Giants fans can be proud of. Until Rich McKay tells them that it was the...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Kony Ealy has 'taken the bull by the horns'

The Carolina Panthers are badly looking to find the answer to who will pair up with defensive end Charles Johnson in 2015. Apparently, as Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review reports, Ron Rivera strongly believes that man may be Kony Ealy. “He has taken the bull by the horns,” Rivera told Black and Blue Review. “He’s earned the opportunity, and I’ve been very pleased with...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Corey Brown has to stop trying to replace Kelvin Benjamin

Wide receiver Corey Brown had a brutal night when the Carolina Panthers took on the New England Patriots, to say the least. During Carolina's third preseason game, Brown dropped a whopping four passes, one of which would have undoubtedly been a touchdown.When the fourth drop happened, quarterback Cam Newton was the first over to put his arm around Brown, as David Newton of ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Trim Roster to 82 with Eight Cuts

As announced in a release from the team, the Carolina Panthers waived eight players on Sunday afternoon. The cuts bring the roster number down from 90 to 82, setting up for their trimming to 75 by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.The most notable of the moves included linebacker Kevin Reddick and fullback Lee Ward. Reddick signed onto Carolina’s practice squad last October and was brought...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Trim Roster with Eight Cuts

As announced in a release from the team, the Carolina Panthers waived eight players on Sunday afternoon. The cuts bring the roster number down from 82 to 75, well ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline. The most notable of the moves included linebacker Kevin Reddick and fullback Lee Ward. Reddick signed onto Carolina’s practice squad last October and was brought up to the main roster...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers trim 8 players from roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have cut eight players, including two wide receivers. Carolina released wide receivers Paul Browning and Avius Capers, fullback Lee Ward, tight end Dallas Walker, linebacker Kevin Reddick, defensive end Steve Miller and punter Matt Wile. It also terminated the contract of veteran offensive tackle Tony Hills on Sunday. The Panthers must...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Cut 8 Players Including Veteran OT Tony Hills

The Carolina Panthers announced the release of eight players on Saturday including veteran OT Tony Hills. The Panthers also parted ways with WR Paul Browning, WR Avius Capers, DE Steve Miller, LB Kevin Reddick, TE Dallas Walker, FB Lee Ward and P Matt Wile. Hills, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2008. ... The post Panthers Cut 8 Players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

Second-year defensive end Kony Ealy isn't really a surprise break-out candidate this season after posting 4 sacks as a rookie in 2014, good for third-best on the team. But the situation shifted when fellow defensive end Frank Alexander went down for the season with an injured right Achilles.  Alexander and Ealy were fighting to replace the massive hole in the line after Greg...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Panthers That Have Shined in Preseason Play

Through three weeks of preseason play, it is clear that the Panthers must refine a few areas of their game if they want to compete within the NFC. But for every area that needs work, there is a group that has really impressed. There are some players that have been consistently making plays that no one had any expectations for, and there are some that had expectations and certainly...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brown Will Not Be Replacing Kelvin Benjamin's Production

When the Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season it was a heavy blow for the offense to absorb. No one player will be able to replace his production. Carolina is going to need all the receivers in it's arsenal to step up and play a little better.However, they may not want to expect much out of Corey Brown if he's dropping touchdown passes like this:Read more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert Hits The Quan After Scoring Touchdown Against Patriots

A couple years ago Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was all about the dance moves every time he scored. Every time he would break in to the end zone the big man would get down for a few moments to celebrate the score. Last year we didn't get to see him dance--because he didn't score.So when he scampered in to the end zone Friday night against New England for a touchdown the...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Review – Part One

We’re halfway through the NFL preseason, and it has been one to forget for the Carolina Panthers. Injuries and poor play have been the major story-lines for the team thus far, but nothing negative comes without a silver lining. Despite all of this, there have been plenty of good things to come out of it so far. We’ll review both the bad and the good of the first half of Carolina’s...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly drag the Panthers back to the playoffs?

AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this week in the preseason First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the playoffs Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 Just how big of a Jenga piece is Kelvin Benjamin? Does pulling him out of the Panthers roster bring the whole team down? Are the playoffs now just...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Rivera says Star Lotulelei 'right on track' for opener

While the Carolina Panthers are already without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the offensive side of the ball, it's safe to say that they'd do anything to avoid losing playmakers on defense as well. Fortunately, as the team's official Twitter reported, Ron Rivera stated that things look very positive for defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. It's great news to hear that Lotulelei is...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Starters should play into 3rd quarter against Patriots

For fans of the Carolina Panthers, Friday night is definitely a preseason game that you won't want to miss. According to Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer, head coach Ron Rivera said that the starters will be in action through halftime and into the third quarter.Rivera apparently told Jones that 35 to 40 plays would be "perfect," which would potentially get them a series in...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ref with Deflategate connection to work Pats game

Coincidence? Maybe. Hilarious? You bet. Clete Blakeman will serve as the referee for Friday night’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, according to FootballZebras.com. Why is this funny? Well, you see, Blakeman has an interesting history with the Patriots that’s related to both Deflategate and New England’s controversial...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers RB Brandon Wegher Probably Going To Be Odd Man Out

In a perfect world, if you played well during the preseason you should have a better than average shot at making the roster, but that is not the case for Carolina Panthers rookie running back Brandon Wegher.  The undrafted back from Morningside College made a fantastic run for a touchdown after catching a pass from Joe Webb against Buffalo. He also had two touchdown runs against...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Good Reasons The Carolina Panthers Will Miss The Playoffs

The Carolina Panthers looked great at the end of 2014, winning their last four games including three against key division opponents. They somehow managed to take the NFC South despite having a losing record and pulled off a crazy 26-17 wild-card win over the Arizona Cardinals - eventually losing in the divisional round to the Seahawks. Carolina would like to get that playoff push...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton From Panthers

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is most effecting on the boot actionThe last time Patriots' fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers' linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception.The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn't even close to the end...
Via Foxborough Free Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

NFL training camps around the country and wrapping up, and its time for teams to begin the trim down to the final 53. The 2015 Carolina Panthers are sure to have some tough choices to make, chiefly at the wide receiver position after recent training camp injuries. Now, it is time for us to recap what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly during the Panthers preseason. THE GOOD...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Carolina Panthers need to start doing right now

Halfway through the preseason, teams now have a better understanding at the positional depth on their roster. Athletes who aren’t  guaranteed a spot are working harder than ever to showcase their talent and while the games technically still don’t count,  winning still remains important. Here are three key things the Panthers must start doing immediately in order to improve...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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