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Panthers: 5 position battles to watch during training camp

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With training camp starting for the Carolina Panthers, nearly all of the positions are set. However, there are some that are wide open -- and may stay that way deep into training camp. Here's a look, at the top five position battles for the Panthers heading into the preseason: LEFT TACKLE This is universally considered the second-most important position on...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers have two guys named to projected 2014 All-NFL team

The offseason is officially complete, as training camps across the league started this week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are pretty much set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it...
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Panthers Projected Offensive Starters

As we proceed into the training camp portion of the Carolina Panthers off-season, a big story-line will be who will start for the Panthers on offense.  There are a few spots up for grabs and in this post I project who will start at each position for the Panthers.Quarterback – Cam Newton#468648041 / gettyimages.comThis is an obvious one.  Cam Newton has been the team’s Quarterback...
Via TopSportsReport
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen ranked top-10 fantasy TE option

With training camps getting underway this week, 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...
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Panthers Training Camp preview: Special teams poised to take a big step back?

We’re no longer forced to wait for Carolina Panthers Training Camp. It’s here! The Panthers began camp on Thursday, but we still need to preview the special teams after previewing every offensive position and every defensive position. With as much coverage as the Panthers’ second ranked defense received in 2013 (and deservedly so), the special teams were as good as any in the...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Cam Newton prove himself in 2014?

The Carolina Panthers were one of the most surprising teams in the NFL last season, and ended up finishing the regular season with a 12-4 record. Most of that had to do with the impressive season that quarterback Cam Newton put together, and he truly turned heads and proved his critics wrong. That being said, there are still people that don’t expect him to be able to bounce back...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greg Olsen: Panthers “kind of tired” of hearing they don’t have any receivers

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was zipping through channels on his way to Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday when he came upon a conversation about the NFC South on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show. Discussing the Panthers, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic wondered aloud who quarterback Cam Newton would throw to after the mass exodus at wide receiver during the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Panthers following NFL’s lead on Greg Hardy punishment

It’s a banner day for women everywhere around the NFL. After Ray Rice’s two-game suspension for knocking his wife unconscious (Hey, she apologized), it now appears the league’s other star abuser of women is going to continue to make his full $13 million this year. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman indicated the team was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jonathan Stewart out 1-2 weeks, Edmund Kugbila done for the season

It seems like Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart can never stay healthy and Carolina hasn’t even held their first training camp practice yet. Panthers confirm RB Jonathan Stewart out 1-to-2 weeks with hamstring injury. Won't hit PUP list. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 24, 2014 The Panthers also lost Edmund Kugbila for the season. Gettleman says OL Edmund Kugbila...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Do the Carolina Panthers have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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Panthers sign two offensive linemen, G Fernando Velasco and C Kevin Matthews

According to the Associated Press, the Carolina Panthers have signed guard Fernando Velasco and center Kevin Matthews. Velasco started 11 games for the Steelers last season before being placed on the season ending injured reserve list with an Achilles' injury. In his five years in the NFL, he has 30 career starts and will compete for a backup job behind Ryan Kalil. Matthews...
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Buy or Sell: Jerricho Cotchery

Few off-seasons have been as strange as the one experienced by Carolina Panthers. Coming off a surprise trip to the playoffs, fans watched as virtually the entire WR corps was traded or allowed to leave as free agents. The team is left with TE Greg Olsen and a collection of rookies and free agents that will cobble together Cam Newton’s supporting cast for 2014. The highest expectations...
Via Zone Blitz
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Top-60 fantasy running backs for 2014 released- Carolina Panthers have two guys

With training camps getting underway this week, 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...
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Cam Newton has been cleared

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been cleared to practice after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. Gettleman: Cam Newton has been fully cleared. — Joe Person (@josephperson) July 24, 2014 Ron Rivera expects Cam Newton to participate fully unless there's a setback, which Rivera doesn't expect to happen. — Joe Person (@josephperson) July 24, 2014   var ACE_AR...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Panthers Camp preview: Former Pro Bowl safeties ready to ignite secondary

We’ve been getting you ready for Carolina Panthers Training Camp the past couple of weeks, previewing every position on offense, as well as the defensive line, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Now it’s time to look at the safeties. Last year, two free agent signings paid huge dividends at the safety position. Quintin Mikell played in 14 games, but the real star was Mike Mitchell...
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Panthers News: Carolina signs Fernando Velasco

This week seems to be a popular time to sign offensive lineman to bulk up an NFL team's squad heading into training camp, and the Carolina Panthers have made a solid pickup for their center position.  Former Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco was signed by the Panthers, according to NBC Sports writer Darin Gantt, who stated:The Panthers have huge questions at offensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Carolina Panthers chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Panthers sign center Fernando Velasco

The Panthers have huge questions at offensive tackle entering training camp, but they added a little depth in the middle of the line Wednesday. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers have signed center Fernando Velasco. Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson sent out a photo of his former Georgia teammate at the stadium today.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign two offensive lineman today

Today the Carolina Panthers signed two offensive lineman. The team truly needed to sign some depth. They had several players that retired or left via free agency. The Panthers signed two decent free agents. @caplannfl: #Panthers signed C Kevin Matthews. @caplannfl: #Panthers also signed former #Steelers and #Titans C Fernando Velasco. Velasco is a very […] The post Panthers sign...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Panthers Sign C Kevin Matthews

  The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of veteran C Kevin Matthews Wednesday. Matthews is the second interior lineman signed by Carolina today-joining G/C Fernando Velasco- as the Panthers aim to bring in some competition. Matthews, 27, is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews.  He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010 by the Tennessee Titans, and appeared in 17...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Veteran C Fernando Velasco

  According to Panthers DE Charles Johnson, veteran C Fernando Velasco has signed a contract with Carolina on Wednesday. Velasco, 29, has found much interest as a free agent, although his name came up as a speculative option for the Dolphins after they lost Mike Pouncey for the season. Last year, he signed on with the Steelers and would go on to appear in 11 games for them before...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Panthers Training Camp preview: Young cornerbacks are ready for their opportunity

Continuing with our positional previews for Carolina Panthers Training Camp (check out the defensive line preview here, the linebackers preview here, and previews for all of the offensive positions here), we move our focus towards the cornerbacks. Last season, one of the biggest surprises on the Panthers defense was the emergence of Captain Munnerlyn, who earned his first Pro Bowl...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt & Olsen raffling a “Weekend with the 88s”

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives the No. 88 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, is teaming up with Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who wears the No. 88 in the National Football League, to raffle off the ultimate sports experience called “Weekend With The 88s.” Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers will have fierce defense, running game in ’14

The talent is definitely there for the Carolina Panthers on D. However, it seems that everyone else in the NFC NASCAR division improved, or at least they addressed their weaknesses this offseason. The Panthers tried but got worse. The Atlanta Falcons should leapfrog Carolina this year. And the Saints are a notch or two above both of the teams. That said, I would not be surprised...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Waive LB Billy Boyko

  The Carolina Panthers waived LB Billy Boyko Tuesday for a failure to disclose his physical condition. Boyko, 22, signed on with the Raiders as undrafted free agent out of Lehigh back in April of last year, but was ultimately waived before the start of the season. The Panthers signed him to a contract a few months ago. Boyko led Lehigh with 104 tackles during his senior season.      
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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