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Panthers Re-Sign DT Colin Cole To A One-Year Deal

According to ESPN’s  John Clayton (per David Newton) the Carolina Panthers have re-signed DT Colin Cole to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. Clayton adds that Cole’s new contract will carry a cap figure of $665,000 for the 2015 season. (per Newton) Cole, 34, agreed to a one-year deal with the Panthers last year, so he’s clearly ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Free agent wide-receiver options for the Carolina Panthers

Among the many positions of need on the Carolina Panthers depth chart, wide-receiver ranks among the top. Accruing over 1,000 yards in his first season in black, white, and blue, Kelvin Benjamin has entrenched himself as Cam Newton’s primary target for next season. But beyond Benjamin, the Panthers lack explosive talent at the wide-receiver position. Along with TE Greg Olsen...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers need to think interior lineman in the NFL Draft

Glamorous. That’s not the word that comes to mind when thinking about players along the offensive line. And it’s especially not attributed to the guys in the middle of that group, the guards and center. While “skill-position” players get all of the headlines, and offensive tackles get the biggest contracts, interior linemen toil in relative anonymity. But in the center of...
Via cover32 - Panthers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft: GM Gettleman as predictable as they come

Tis the season of the NFL mock draft. A time where expert analysts look into the future and try to predict all 256 picks of the upcoming NFL draft. A highly inaccurate science that can be meticulously broken down into various components. First carefully analyze all 32 NFL team’s needs versus where in the draft they pick. Then compare that to what potential draft prospect might...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: 7 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What's Next for the Carolina Panthers Sans Greg Hardy?

As Gollum and the One Ring perished into the sweltering **** of Mount Doom, so did an exhausting and lengthy journey.“It’s done,” Frodo proclaimed in a distraught, yet relieved manner.“Yes, Mr. Frodo,” Sam affirmed. “It’s over now.”Panthers fans—you are all Frodo today. The saga of Greg Hardy in Charlotte has met its resolution and is now, like the epic battles...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers officially parting ways with Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy is certain to have a few suitors when he officially hits free agency on March 10, but the defensive end’s current team has removed itself as one. According to Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review, the Carolina Panthers are preparing to distance themselves from Hardy, who is still awaiting potential discipline from the NFL for his role in a domestic violence case...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers will let Greg Hardy go in free agency

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers will let defensive end Greg Hardy hit the free agent market on March 10, reports Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review. After his domestic violence case was dismissed earlier this month, a number of Hardy’s teammates went to bat for him, asking owner Jerry Richardson to give him another chance. According to multiple league sources...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Not Planning To Re-Sign DE Greg Hardy

Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review, citing multiple league sources, reports that the Panthers are no longer interested in trying to re-sign free agent DE Greg Hardy. “According to multiple league sources, some momentum did build for a Hardy return in the days after his legal situation was cleared up,” Voth writes. “But, ... The post Report: Panthers Not Planning To Re-Sign...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Carolina Panthers sign a d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
Via cover32 - Panthers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft needs for the Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin As draft day looms on the horizon the Carolina Panthers will look to bolster their squad for the 2015 season. Last year’s first round pick, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was an instant hit in his rookie season recording 73 receptions for just over 1,000 yards, an average of 13.8 yards a catch. As good a pick as Benjamin turned out to be the choice to take a wide...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Prospects Who Stood Out at the Combine

The 2015 NFL scouting combine finished last week and there were lots of players whose place on mock drafts and big boards changed after going through their workouts. But will the combine have affected the Carolina Panthers’ draft board? It is expected that Dave Gettleman will take an offensive tackle, a wide receiver and a defensive back in Chicago but which players have improved...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers can’t pass up on this offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
Via cover32 - Panthers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Free Agency Rumors

With just under two weeks until the start of free agency, teams across the NFL are relieving their roster of dead weight in preparation. One team’s trash is another team’s treasure, however, and considering how much Carolina Panthers’ general manager Dave Gettleman loves to dumpster dive, it’s very possible one of these players could find themselves in Charlotte next season...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Center Will (Finally) Cut His Hair, Donate It To ‘Wigs For Kids’

(This post is written by Adam Juratovac of Athletes LTD) Offensive linemen, the “smartest” guys on the field, seldom get accolades. However, Next Impulse Sports and Athletes LTD understand that Big Guys Need Love Too. We love giving the big men some love especially when they’re supporting good causes, like Carolina Panther, Brian Folkerts. Folkerts Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams says ‘nobody’ from Panthers attended mother’s funeral

DeAngelo Williams made the announcement on Monday that he is to be released by the Carolina Panthers. The running back revealed the information during an interview with WBTV. It’s hardly a surprise that the Panthers may opt to cut him loose. Given his advancing age (31) and costly contract, Williams arguably is expendable, especially in...Read More The post DeAngelo Williams says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams rips Panthers for not attending his mother's funeral

The Carolina Panthers may have decided last week that they are going to release DeAngelo Williams, but the veteran running back’s relationship with the organization went stale almost a year ago. During an interview with WBTV’s Molly Grantham on Monday, Williams revealed that he was hurt by the lack of support the Panthers gave him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Left tackle Bell will not be re-signed by Panthers after 2014 struggles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers will be in the market for someone to protect Cam Newton's blind side this offseason. The team has informed last season's starting left tackle Byron Bell that he will not be re-signed, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. Bell is set...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams Unhappy That No One From the Panthers Reached Out to Him When His Mother Passed Away

The Carolina Panthers have reportedly let or will let running back DeAngelo Williams go. The franchise's rushing leader has been with the team for nine years, but was told that the team is simply not running the ball enough to justify keeping him and Jonathan Stewart on the roster. Unlike longtime Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith who was let go prior to last season, he appears...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams: I’ve Been Released By the Panthers

The Carolina Panthers have released veteran running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams announced the news himself in an interview with WBTV, a local television station and revealed that he was released last week and general manager David Gettleman and/or head coach Ron Rivera told him it was because “we don’t run the ball enough to keep you and both [Jonathan Stewart], so we...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers RB says he was released, team won't confirm

Former Carolina Panthers first-round pick DeAngelo Williams reportedly announced that the team has released him after nine years with the club. After putting up great campaign towards the end of last decade, the soon-to-be 32-year-old running back has struggled big time with injuries over the past several years. Williams played in just six games this past season, accumulating a...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton will let QB market reset before finalizing deal

Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton appears to be in no hurry to finalize a contract extension with the team according to the Charlotte Observer. Newton’s representatives were scheduled to talk with team officials on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. However, league sources are reporting that Newton plans to wait for the quarterback market to “reset” after Andrew...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton mourns passing of fan met through Make-A-Wish

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Friday morning posted a message on Instagram in which he mourns the loss of Matthew Bailey, a North Carolina teen he befriended last year through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bailey, who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, passed away on Feb. 12. He was 14 years old....Read More The post Cam Newton mourns passing of fan he met...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy has domestic abuse case dismissed

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy had his domestic abuse case thrown out of court on Monday. According to the Charlotte Observer, the case was “abruptly dismissed” after the accuser, Hardy’s ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder, could not be found to testify. Prosecutors attempted to reach Holder several times to no avail. It appears Hardy and Holder...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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