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Carolina Panthers: Damiere Byrd is a steal

Outside of South Carolina, Damiere Byrd is a relative unknown. Since he was not even the primary receiver on his college squad, many football fans in the Palmetto State may not even be familiar with the former South Carolina Gamecock. But as a recent undrafted free agent signed by the Carolina Panthers, his name is now a topic of conversation among the Carolina Panther faithful....
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Ink Ten Undrafted Free Agents

The Carolina Panthers announced the signings of ten undrafted free agents on Monday. The players will report to rookie minicamp this weekend to make their deals official and work with team coaches.Among the prospects signed include, most notably, Clemson cornerback Garry Peters and South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd. Peters, who played four years at Clemson, was chosen as...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Newest Panthers select their jersey numbers

The Carolina Panthers added five players in the 2015 NFL draft, addressing a few different needs across the board. With the draft action now officially wrapped up, teams are now signing on their undrafted free agents.Before the attention begins to turn to training camps and the preseason, we can't forget to check out which numbers the newest Panthers will be wearing during the 2015...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Handing out awards to the Carolina Panthers’ 2015 NFL Draft class

What would the NFL Draft be without rampant speculation? I mean, essentially, that’s exactly what the whole thing is. Teams speculate on how good a player is at football, and we speculate on how good a team is at speculating on how good a player is at football. Simple. So, with that said, here are this year’s Carolina Panthers’ draft awards: You may also be interested in:...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers add 10 undrafted free agents, including two local players

After their five picks in the 2015 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers and general manager Dave Gettleman went right back to work. According to Bryan Strickland of CarolinaPanthers.com, the team has officially signed 10 undrafted free agents, including two intriguing local prospects.Possibly one of the best prospects from the group is former Clemson cornerback Garry Peters, who, as...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pairing of Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess creates matchup nightmare

After the Carolina Panthers used their first pick in the 2014 NFL draft to bring in a towering and talented target for Cam Newton, Dave Gettleman was back at it again in the 2015 draft.There were rumors that had the Panthers potentially taking a wide receiver in the first round of this year's draft, but instead the team went with their best player available, Shaq Thompson. Carolina...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Hawkeye Wegher to join Carolina Panthers

Former University of Iowa running back Brandon Wegher announced Monday that he will sign a free agent contract with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.Wegher. 24, is coming off a senior season at M
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
23 hours ago

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL fifth-round pick: Cameron Artis-Payne

With their last pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers selected Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne. Through his addition, the Panthers have finally fulfilled one of their biggest needs coming into the draft. With De’Angelo Williams departing for Pittsburgh this offseason, it was imperative the coaching staff found a reliable running back to share the workload with...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft fifth-round pick: David Mayo

The Carolina Panthers selected linebacker David Mayo with the first of their two, fifth-round compensatory draft picks. Taken 169th overall, Mayo’s selection comes as a bit of a surprise for several reasons. Coming into the fifth round, running back looked like the Panthers’ biggest remaining need. On top of that, Mayo also plays at a position that Carolina had seemingly already...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign 8 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to NFL.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Panthers have signed 8 rookie free agents. Charlotte offensive lineman Daniel Blitch Utah safety Brian Blechen South...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Draft Grades

The Carolina Panthers completed a successful draft this year. The Panthers made five dreams come true while making plenty of moves along the way. The Panthers made selections in the first, second and fourth and five rounds in year’s draft. All in all, expect this draft class to definitely make a considerable impact this upcoming season.
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft fourth-round pick: Daryl Williams

The Carolina Panthers have taken offensive tackle Daryl Williams with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the draft. Like their previous pick, Carolina traded up in order to secure Williams’ selection. The Panthers traded their fourth (no. 124 overall), fifth (no. 161 overall), and seventh-round (no. 242 overall) picks to acquire the former Oklahoma tackle. The trade...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Carolina Panthers just make the worst pick of the draft?

With two picks in the fifth round, the Carolina Panthers looked to grab some immediate impact players. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they did. With their first pick of the round, the Panthers selected David Mayo, a linebacker out of Texas State. Apparently, Carolina saw something in him that nobody else did, because neither NFL.com nor CBSSports.com bothered to even write...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Artis-Payne joins Cam Newton with Carolina Panthers, who draft former Auburn running back

Artis-Payne was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Via AL.com - Brandon Marcello
2 days ago

Carolina Panthers trade up and grab offensive tackle for Cam Newton

It took them long enough, but the Carolina Panthers finally found some offensive line help for Cam Newton. Panthers fans can relax. Carolina trades up with Oakland to take OT Daryl Williams at No. 102 — Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 2, 2015 Williams has just about everything you’d want in an offensive tackle: he’s big, mean and strong. He’s going to fight for everything...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers trade up, select Devin Funchess

The Carolina Panthers were determined to address an offensive need on day two of the NFL draft. Quarterback Cam Newton needed more weapons beyond wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. So the Panthers traded up to acquire Michigan tight end/wide receiver Devin Funchess. He has excellent size lined up as a wide receiver at 6’4″ and 232 pounds. Cornerbacks...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers don't draft offensive tackle for 2nd straight year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers bypassed selecting a left tackle with a high pick in the NFL draft for the second straight year. The Panthers still have five picks entering Saturday - including three in the fifth round - to address that need, but it's unlikely they'll find a player talented enough to step in and compete for a starting job right away. Carolina signed free...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft second-round pick: Devin Funchess

The Carolina Panthers have selected wide receiver Devin Funchess in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. By taking the former Michigan wideout, the Panthers have fulfilled one of their biggest offseason needs. Carolina traded up 16 spots to secure Funchess’ selection, in exchange for the 57th, 89th, and 201st overall picks. Devin Funchess Without a second to lose The Panthers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Carolina Panthers just move up to grab this year’s Kelvin Benjamin? (Watch)

The Carolina Panthers really wanted Devin Funchess, so much so that they traded all the way up to pick No. 41 to get him. *** TRADE ALERT *** @Panthers Receive: #41 (2nd round) @StLouisRams Receive: #57 (2nd round) #89 (3rd round) #201 (6th round) — #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015 Dane Brugler from CBS Sports compared Funchess to Kelvin Benjamin, which should come as good news...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers draft WR Devin Funchess with No. 41 pick

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers selected Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Cam Newton is going to be very happy with this selection, as it will give him a dangerous duo with second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, he is a very dangerous and physical target. He will fit perfectly...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft first-round pick: Why Shaq Thompson?

With the 25th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers selected Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson. In Thompson, Carolina has found a hardworking, jack-of-all-trades, defensive player that can also contribute on special teams. With the 25th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft… Shaq Thompson When the Arizona Cardinals selected offensive tackle D.J. Humphries of Florida with...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Newest Panther Shaq Thompson to miss bulk of OTAs?

The Carolina Panthers shocked many when they made former Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson their first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. While Carolina's pick may have been a bit unexpected, it gives them a versatile playmaker who should fit right in with their talented defense.Unfortunately for Thompson and the Panthers, the rookie linebacker will be getting a late start this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gettleman says Panthers won't trade Day 2 picks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has no plans to trade the team's two draft picks on Friday night in order to move up. He says they're too valuable. Gettleman believes this is a deep draft and there's still plenty of talent left on the board. The GM says, ''I'm not a big mover that way.'' Gettleman stood pat at No. 25 on Thursday night selecting...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers draft OLB Shaq Thompson with No. 25 pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers selected Washington outside linebacker Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is going to be a perfect fit for Carolina’s defense, although he could end up as a safety in the NFL. During his junior season with the Huskies, Thompson ended up recording 81 tackles, a sack, an interception, a touchdown...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers select Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick

The Carolina Panthers have selected Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick. Here's the scouting report, courtesy of Justin Capriotti (@JCapSports). Shaq Thompson is twenty years old and is coming off a season where he dominated division one football at multiple defensive positions and as a running back. Thompson’s career is as an off ball linebacker, preferably in a...
Via PhinManiacs
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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