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Panthers tackle Travelle Wharton has retired

Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton officially announced his retirement at a press conference at Wofford College, about 30 minutes from where he grew up and started playing the game. Wharton, 33, played in 115 games and started 111 for Carolina. He also spent time with Cincinnati, though he never started a game for the Bengals […] The post Panthers tackle Travelle Wharton...
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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...
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Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera ranked 19th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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Power Rankings: Carolina Panthers hold steady in top-10 preseason edition

It’s finally here; football season has officially started. Every team in the NFL has reported for training camp, starting the process of preparing for opening day. And in the process, we’ve started to learn a little – both good and bad – about all 32 franchises. Some players are already starting to shine, while others are either struggling (best case) or getting injured ...
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Belichick breaks 'unwritten rule,' snatches injured RB from Panthers

Reminiscent of Bill Belichick's grabbing injured tight end Jake Ballard from the New York Giants in 2012, the Patriots made a similar move after the Carolina Panthers released rookie running back Ty Gaffney. Gaffney injured his knee over the weekend and will require surgery, ending his 2014 season before it started. The Panthers were ready to bring him back into the fold and...
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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...
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Tiquan Underwood has hair that would make the Fresh Prince jealous

Could Tiquan Underwood be channeling his inner Will Smith with his new hair style? (Credit: USA Today) For anyone that remembers the early ’90′s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (and honestly, who doesn’t), Will Smith’s character had an amazing high top fade as his hair style. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, channeled his inner Will Smith by showing off...
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Panthers Injury Update: Kelvin Benjamin diagnosed with bone bruise in his left knee

Earlier today, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer tweeted that rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers was diagnosed with a bone bruise in the knee.#491750365 / gettyimages.comIt does not seem to be major, as Person also reported that "it's (knee) stable, but swelling.This is seen as a sigh of relief to Panthers fans, as the team looks to improve...
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The New England Patriots Just Stole The Carolina Panthers’ Sixth-Round Running Back

In the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selcted Tyler Gaffney, a running back out of Stanford. Later, the team signed Gaffney to a four-year contract that included a $96,000 signing bonus. The Panthers already paid Gaffney that money.  Recently, Gaffney suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The Panthers wanted to place their rookie on injured reserve...
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Gone Camping: All eyes on Kelvin Benjamin’s knee

Welcome to the first of many Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp updates. We’ll be doing these daily to keep you in the know with every major development that takes place while the Panthers get ready for the regular season in Spartanburg, SC. The main story today was Kelvin Benjamin’s knee, which underwent a precautionary MRI. Benjamin MRI: more of a bone bruise. Stable. Sore...
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The incredible shrinking Jordan Gross

Players come to camp every year saying they’re in the best shape of their life. Former Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross clearly means it. According to Adam Morgan of Black and Blue Review, Gross has dropped 70 pounds since retiring this offseason, from 305 down to 235. “I don’t like it. I’m not a big fan of it. I think he looks kind of weird. He looks really unhealthy...
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Panthers optimistic about Kelvin Benjamin’s MRI

Losing Kelvin Benjamin would be a potential disaster for the Panthers. So the fact they’re not freaking out about his “precautionary MRI” is probably a good sign. Benjamin was sent back to Charlotte for tests after banging knees with a teammate Sunday afternoon. He finished practice and signed autographs afterward, so there was no early sign of panic. “It could just be...
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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ranked 8th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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Carolina Panthers’ Jason Avant named 51st best fantasy WR, Cotchery is 60th

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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Jordan Gross has lost a lot of weight since retiring (Photo)

Former Panthers offensive lineman Jordan Gross has lost a lot of weight since retiring.  He looks like he never played football. SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Look who I found at Panther camp, down 70 pounds: recently retired T Jordan Gross. pic.twitter.com/IchcVDPCUO — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 28, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Kelvin Benjamin undergoing an MRI on his knee

The Panthers announced that rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin is undergoing an MRI on his knee. Kelvin Benjamin is not practicing today. He's getting a precautionary MRI after banging knees with a defensive back in practice yesterday. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 28, 2014 With Steve Smith gone, Carolina can’t afford to lose Benjamin. var ACE_AR = {Site: &...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Carolina Panthers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Atlanta Falcons draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/07/25/analyzing-the-2011-draft-atlanta-falcons/ Next up in the NFC South is the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers owned the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. Coming off...
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Panthers Injury Update: Jonathan Stewart won't miss regular season

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has missed 17 games over the last two seasons due to knee and ankle issues, but he was at full strength during offseason workouts and reportedly looked very good. Now a hamstring injury Stewart suffered prior to the start of training camp has him sidelined, but he only expects to miss 2-4 weeks and there does not seem to be much concern...
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Greg Hardy Apologizes For Being A Team Distraction

The Carolina Panthers $13.1M star has apologized to his teammates. Greg Hardy has recently been found guilty of charges related to his then girlfriend, Nicole Holder and has finally addressed the media concerning the whole ordeal. Hardy addressed the media at the start of the Panthers training camp Sunday and apologized to his teammates for being a “distraction”: “I hate that...
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Greg Hardy “hates” that he is a distraction

Greg Hardy is facing sentencing for assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Carolina Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy, has not addressed the media since his arrest on May 13th but did so today.  He was non-apologetic in his statements, according to ESPN’s David Newton, but did admit he is not allowed to comment on the case at all, since it is ongoing...
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Panthers Sign Fozzy Whitaker to Replace Injured Tyler Gaffney

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport just reported that the Carolina Panthers have just signed running back Foswhitt ‘Fozzy’ Whitaker to replace rookie Tyler Gaffney who suffered a knee injury  and now has to undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus. Gaffney will be out the rest of the season.   The #Panthers signed RB/KR Fozzy Whittaker […] The post Panthers Sign Fozzy Whitaker...
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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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Panthers Sign S Tom Nelson

  The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of S Tom Nelson on Saturday. The #Panthers have signed safety Tom Nelson. He’s played in 24 games in three seasons with Cincinnati and Philadelphia. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 27, 2014 Nelson, 27, signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent back in 2009. He played two years for Cincinnati before joining the Eagles...
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Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Carolina Panthers camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year with knee injury

The sixth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers suffered a knee injury that requires surgery and will miss the season, coach Ron Rivera announced Saturday. The former Stanford back was expected to add youth to a veteran backfield. Gaffney (5-foot-11, 220) impressed in his senior season, rushing for 1,709 yards and 21 TDs. The post Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year...
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