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NFL Annual Meeting: Carolina Panthers Edition

The NFL Annual meetings took place this year from March 22nd-25th. Here, NFL owners and other important personnel get together to discuss ways to improve the state of the league.One of the more anticipated parts of this meeting for NFL fans is the portion where the coaches and general managers of every team make themselves available to the media for questions about offseason moves...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of the Carolina Panthers from last season in eight minutes

It was another landmark year for the Carolina Panthers, who won their second straight NFC South division title in 2014. Since it’s going to be about five more months before you can see them on the field again let’s go back and relive some of the best moments from last season… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks QB Rankings: All 32 NFL...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: The Carolina Panthers want to trade up in the first round

Yesterday I speculated that the Carolina Panthers may be looking to pick an offensive lineman in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. The only problem is the guys they are looking at will likely be off the board by the time the Panthers are on the clock. But thanks to a rumor I picked up today on social media that’s starting to make more sense… AROUND COVER32 First and...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Not 100 Percent Sold on Cam Newton Being QB of the Future?

The Carolina Panthers are going to have a big decision to make sometime in the not too distant future. Their former No. 1 draft pick is finally coming to the end of his rookie contract. That means it is time to either pay the man or let some other team pay him--and someone will. As well as he usually plays it would seem that the decision is a no-brainer.But it sounds like Ron Rivera...
Via FatManWriting
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera hopes the Carolina Panthers extend Cam Newton before next season

Yesterday I wondered aloud why the Carolina Panthers had yet to give quarterback Cam Newton a long-term contract extension. When general manager Dave Gettleman was asked about it he was non-commital… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Not...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Carolina Panthers suggesting they will draft an OL in the first round?

Last season the Carolina Panthers did not do a great job of protecting franchise quarterback Cam Newton. In fact, Pro Football Focus ranked them dead last in the league in pass blocking. Perhaps that’s why they’re hinting that they will pick an offensive lineman early in next month’s draft… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why haven’t the Carolina Panthers given Cam Newton an extension yet?

Being an NFL general manager is never easy, but extending your franchise quarterback is usually a pretty straight forward proposition. It’s interesting then that the Carolina Panthers have yet to give Cam Newton a long-term extension… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carolina Panthers awarded two compensatory draft picks

Great NFL teams build through the draft. Bad ones clutch at straws in free agency… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency If that adage is true then the Carolina Panthers are on the right track. According to a report by Black & Blue Review, the Panthers have been awarded...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Confirm They’ll Exercise LB Luke Kuechly’s Fifth-Year Option

To no surprise, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman told reporters on Tuesday that they will exercise LB Luke Kuechly fifth-year option in the coming months. “I’d have to be brain-dead not to,” Gettleman said, per Joe Person. Because Kuechly was a top-10 pick back in 2012, his fifth-year option will be based on transition tender for his position, which would ... The post Panthers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Signing Greg Jennings would be a smart move

Free-agent wide receiver Greg Jennings recently visited with the Carolina Panthers for a physical and tour of the Panthers’ facilities.  Should the Panthers sign Greg Jennings, the depth chart at wide receiver would evolve from lackluster to downright dangerous. Though Jennings’ production tapered off during his two-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, the 31 year old, two...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings Visits, Takes Physical for Carolina Panthers

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings became a free agent after being released by the Minnesota Vikings following the Mike Wallace trade last week. According to reports by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Jennings visited and took a physical for the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. At this time, Jennings has not been signed. Should he and the Panthers strike a deal, Jennings would fill...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Peppers are “Flaming” for 2015

Growing up in Bailey, North Carolina, the word “football” didn’t even cross Peppers’ mind until he was a freshman at Southern Nash High School. According to a 2001 Sports Illustrated article, it was Southern Nash football coach Ray Davis, whom convinced Peppers to play football. Thanks to his gamble, he was a versatile, stat-heavy player that played both sides of the ball...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Free Agency Recap

Neil Mehta  Sports Journalist The Carolina Panthers were expected to make instrumental moves this off-season. Carolina finished the 2014 off strong, and the Panthers and will be expected to make a deep run in the playoffs in 2015. The Panthers have yet to make a major move, but they have signed a few intriguing talents
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Carolina Panthers push for defensive backfield overhaul

Panthers Columns - Twitter Tuesday: Carolina adds two new players to secondary (READ) - Panthers add another veterna cornerback to the mix (READ) - Graham Gano has an awesome idea for new NFL rule (READ) - Is NBA superstar Stephen Curry the next great Panther? (WATCH)   You may also be interested in: Weekly Rewind: Carolina Panthers push for defensive backfield overhaul Former...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Mock Draft 3-Round Predictions

The Carolina Panthers have been fairly inactive since the start of free agency this offseason and as a result there are still many questions to be answered. This relative inactivity means there is still quite a bit of available salary-cap space. However with most of the high-quality free agents already signed the Panthers will likely look to the draft to fill the roster’s major...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers placekicker Graham Gano has an awesome idea for a new rule

This week a number of NFL teams have submitted ideas for rule changes to the competition committee. Among the more interesting ones are the Indianapolis Colts lobbying for extra extra points and the Chicago Bears pushing for each team to get a possession in overtime… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction: Five things that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Secondary Overhaul: The Carolina Panthers add another cornerback to the mix

Apparently priority one for Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers this offseason is to upgrade their secondary. So far they have already added cornerback Teddy Williams and safety Kurt Coleman this week, now it seems they’re looking to add a veteran cornerback to the mix… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately QB Rankings: Ranking the starting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Cowboys spent "a great deal of time" reviewing situation before signing Greg Hardy

The Dallas Cowboys got their man in former Panthers DE Greg Hardy, who visited with the team Tuesday and stayed overnight; signing him to a $11.3 million one-year deal that could be worth over $13 million at season's end. Pro Football Talk first reported the news, followed by confirmation from the team, via Twitter. A suspension by the league still looms for the 26-year-old...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Get Their Guy in Former Carolina Sack Machine Greg Hardy

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is sacked by Greg Hardy #76 and Charles Johnson #95 of the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy signed a one-year deal Wednesday afternoon with the Dallas Cowboys. A team that desperately needed a premier...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Hardy to sign with the Cowboys

It seems someone has deemed former Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy worthy of a second chance. A five-year NFL veteran, Hardy missed the 2014 season due to a domestic violence case. While the charges against Hardy were dismissed due to the primary witness’s lack of will to testify, the stories of Hardy’s case will not fade anytime soon. Regardless, a new door...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Signing DE Greg Hardy Is A “Done Deal”

Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Cowboys signing former Panthers DE Greg Hardy is a “done deal.” However, Ian Rapoport mentions that negotiations between the Cowboys and Hardy are “very serious,” but nothing is done as of now. Adam Schefter confirms that there is no deal in place as of now, but adds that “it’s hard ... The post Report: Cowboys Signing DE Greg Hardy...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-teammate: Greg Hardy a ‘nightmare’ on field but can be ‘unmanageable’

A former teammate of Greg Hardy broke down the talented but troubled defensive end and indicated while his talent cannot be unquestioned, he can be “unmanageable” on occasion. Ben Hartsock, who played with Hardy on the Carolina Panthers for three seasons, spoke with ESPN 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Friedo show Tuesday and analyzed his ex-teammate...Read More The post Ex...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Carolina Panthers' Free Agency Strategy

The dust has settled on the first week of free agency in the NFL and the landscape of the league looks drastically different.So how does this impact the Carolina Panthers?The NFC South will have a drastically different look. The Atlanta Falcons seem to be focused on retooling their defense. New head coach Dan Quinn, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, has brought in linebackers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The Carolina Panthers add two new players to secondary

The Carolina Panthers have been relatively quiet on the free agency front so far, but they have made a few small moves to help remake their secondary… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL teams stack up one week into free agency NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board A few days ago they signed cornerback Teddy Williams, per Ian Rapoport: #Panthers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers one of three NFL teams pursuing Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy may still be on Roger Goodell’s exempt list, but he’s still free to sign with a new team now that his contract with the Carolina Panthers has expired. The latest rumor says that three teams are chasing Hardy, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of them: Add one more team to DE Greg Hardy's visit list: the #Buccaneers. Scheduled...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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