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Panthers' Newton stays positive amid obstacles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton is staying positive - and productive - even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him. Newton is on a quest to lead the Panthers to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history, but things haven't gone quite as planned. His year began with offseason ankle surgery, followed by fractured ribs in...
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Carolina Panthers participating in a top Week 8 game to watch?

The leaves are turning. Halloween decorations are up throughout the neighborhood. And the days are getting shorter and shorter. What do those things signal? Football games are getting more and more important. This week certainly backs up that notion, as the NFL’s slate of games features plenty of match-ups with playoff implications. That may sound nutty in Week 8, but that’s...
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Carolina's James Dockery to start at nickel, Andrew Norwell may start at left guard

James Dockery, among the final cuts by the Carolina Panthers in August, will get the start at nickel cornerback in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Dockery will replace veteran Charles Godfrey, who was cut on Tuesday. Godfrey was starting for rookie Bené Benwikere, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and did not practice on Wednesday. The Panthers...
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Panthers coach confirms NFL mea culpa on Luke Kuechly ejection

  Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official. Rivera said Wednesday he received a memo from the league that also indicated the middle linebacker will not be fined. Rivera says, "I'm definitely in agreement with that. ... I appreciate...
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Rivera: NFL says Luke Kuechly wrongly ejected

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that reigning Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official. Rivera said Wednesday he received a memo from the league that also indicated the middle linebacker will not be fined. Rivera says, ''I'm definitely in agreement...
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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton’s latest (and telling) 1-32 quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Panthers cut defensive back Charles Godfrey

Today the Carolina Panthers released Charles Godfrey after the team tried to convert their former third-round pick, after they moved him from safety to nickel cornerback this year, after the Panthers cut his pay and signed NFC South cast-offs Thomas DeCoud and Roman Harper. Steve Reed ‏@SteveReedAP 2h2 hours ago Charles Godfrey ranks among the worst DBs […] The post Panthers...
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Panthers dump CB Godfrey, promote G Scott

The Carolina Panthers elevated guard Chris Scott to the active roster from the practice squad and released cornerback Charles Godfrey on Tuesday. Godfrey, drafted in the third round by the Panthers in 2008, started 75 of his 82 career games with Carolina. This year, he started once and had played in seven games at corner after returning from an 2013 Achilles injury.
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Carolina Panthers DC Sean McDermott deemed one of Week 7′s biggest goats

Nearly midway through the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
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Panthers release longtime defensive back Godfrey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers announced they've released longtime defensive back Charles Godfrey and signed guard Chris Scott. Godfrey joined the Panthers as a third-round draft pick in 2008 and played in 82 games with 75 starts. Godfrey, 28, had worked his way back from a torn Achilles tendon in 2013, playing in seven games with one start this season. However, Carolina...
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Panthers Release Safety Charles Godfrey

The Carolina Panthers have released safety Charles Godfrey. #Panthers cut S Charles Godfrey. Signed G Chris Scott from practice squad. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 21, 2014 Godfrey, 28, was in the fourth year of a six-year, $28.7 million contract that included $12.4 million guaranteed. He hasn’t been the same since tearing his Achilles.
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Panthers Release Charles Godfrey

The Carolina Panthers have released safety Charles Godfrey. #Panthers cut S Charles Godfrey. Signed G Chris Scott from practice squad. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 21, 2014 Godfrey, 28, was in the fourth year of a six-year, $28.7 million contract that included $12.4 million guaranteed. He hasn’t been the same since tearing his Achilles.
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Panthers Release S Charles Godfrey

The Carolina Panthers have released veteran S Charles Godfrey on Tuesday, according to his agent Doug Henrrickson. Godfrey, 28, was in the fourth year of his six-year, $28.7 million contract that included $12.4 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2014 season was $750,000 to go along with $1.7 million in per-game roster bonuses. The post Panthers Release S Charles Godfrey...
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Carolina Panthers spot in the Week 7 Power Rankings will be much discussed

Another crazy week in the NFL is in the books, leaving plenty of people scratching their heads. Teams that everyone thought were great two weeks ago are now reeling, while franchises left for dead are suddenly back in the mix. Oh, how quickly things can change! With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an attempt to sort...
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NFL Won’t Fine Panthers Kuechly for Unjustified Ejection

During Sunday’s game between the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers, former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly was ejected for making contact with an official during the game. The incident occurred when a mini-scuffle broke out and an official attempted to restrain the linebacker from behind. Kuechly began swinging his arms to get free, and was immediately ejected...
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NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

The NFL has informed Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera that linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, reports ESPN’s Ed Werder. The league also will not fine Kuechly, who inadvertently contacted an official. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year swung his arm as he was being restrained by back judge Steve...
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NFL admits they should not have ejected Panthers Luke Kuechly

After Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was penalized and ejected from Sunday’s loss to Green Bay for making contact with an official, injured teammate Chase Blackburn referred to the call as “complete bull” on Twitter. A day later, Blackburn was still upset with the ejection of Kuechly, and called on the league to issue a […] The post NFL admits they should not have...
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Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay Packers and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official. "No,'' Rivera said emphatically when asked Monday if Kuechly should be fined. "Not at all. Zero chance.'' The reigning NFL Defensive...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Two Carolina Panthers fail miserably trying to tackle Jordy Nelson

The Carolina Panthers lost by three touchdowns on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. When you lost by that much usually there’s plenty of reasons why, but horrible tackling will get you beat as well as anything. In this video you’ll see Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson juke two Carolina Panthers defensive backs out of their cleats like some kind of freakish 6’3″ version...
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Carolina Panthers must see national confidence level after wild Week 7

Another wild week in the NFL means the playoff picture (as crazy at that sounds) is starting to come into focus. Some teams who started hot are cooling off, while others are clawing their way back in the race. Along the way, the list of contenders and the batch of pretenders continues to be easier to point out. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions...
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Carolina Panthers can’t stop a cold on defense and they still lead the NFC South?

The Carolina Panthers have tied a game, looked horrible on defense, cannot establish a running game, and relied heavily on a rookie wide receiver this year.  That is still enough to have their team in first place of the NFC South, which absolutely no team wants to win it seems.  The Saints have been horrible, […] The post Carolina Panthers can’t stop a cold on defense and they...
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Stewart Doesn't Do Much With Starting Job vs. Packers

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had 14 carries and 55 rushing yards against the Packers in Week 7.Fantasy Spin:Carolina cannot effectively run the ball, which is causing problems in the passing game and on defense. Stewart needs to improve if the Panthers expect to win and if owners expect to continue starting the Carolina running back.
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Panthers Sent Packing in Green Bay

After his team’s victory on Sunday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his 82-year-old grandmother—Barbara Pittman—a birthday shout out during his postgame interview. Barbara, however, probably received an even greater thrill much earlier in the game. While watching her grandson tear up the Panthers in what became a 38-17 romp, Barbara most likely realized she could wrap...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Ejected For ‘Swinging’ At Official (Video)

Luke Kuechly was the second player ejected today for contact with an official.  When you look at the video, was this the right call? [BSO] The post Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Ejected For ‘Swinging’ At Official (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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Luke Kuechly ejected for getting physical with referee (Video)

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for making contact with an official. Referee Steve Freeman came up from behind Kuechly and tried to remove him from a pile/potential trouble, and Kuechly, not knowing who was forcibly moving him around, waived his arms to get the person...Read More
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