PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Donte Whitner to visit Panthers

The Carolina Panthers could be close to adding a former Pro Bowl safety to their young secondary. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Panthers are hosting veteran safety Donte Whitner for a workout on Friday. Source: Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner is flying to Carolina tomorrow for a workout with the #Panthers. Could be a big-time addition — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four tough games that will measure the Carolina Panthers resilience

In 2015, the Carolina Panthers came out of nowhere and took the league by storm. Led by league MVP, Cam Newton, and defensive captain Luke Kuechly, the Panthers rallied to a 14-0 start in the regular season before ultimately falling to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The team took many strides towards achieving elite status, both in their conference, and in the league as a whole...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 14 Days to Go

With 14 days left until some sweet, sweet football, let’s talk about Joe Webb! With 14 days left until the start of Panthers football, let’s talk about #14, Joe Webb! Bio Height: 6’4” Weight: 220 lbs College: UAB Experience: Entering 7th year in league Occupation: Swiss Army Knife Career Joe Webb is one of my favorite players on the roster. He is ready and willing...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
12 hours ago

Patriots top Carolina Panthers fans “most hated” list

The Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots do not play in the same division. Heck, they do not even play in the same conference. Nevertheless, the Patriots are ranked number one on the “Most Hated Team” list by Panthers fans, according to an informal fan poll. The Patriots grabbed 25% of the fans’ disapproval vote. […] The post Patriots top Carolina Panthers fans...
Via Carolina Huddle
15 hours ago

2016 Carolina Panthers: Promo Video #1

The first 2016 Promo video for the 2016 Carolina Panthers. Ready or not....here they come...the 2016 Carolina Panthers that is! Sit back, and get excited for the 2016 NFL regular season that is right around the corner with my first promo for our 2016 Carolina Panthers! Stay tuned for more exciting videos this season, including hype, previews and reviews. As always, if you have...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Thompson ready to tackle more responsibility

Linebackers coach Al Holcomb says the Panthers feel comfortable putting Shaq Thompson on the field "in all personnel groupings."
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Rivera confident DT Kawann Short will get long-term deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is ''too important a player'' for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract. Short has one year remaining on his rookie deal. He's outperformed his current contract, recording 11 sacks last season while being named NFC Player of the Month twice. Rivera said Wednesday that ''somewhere along the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rivera optimistic about Short's future with Panthers

Head coach says Kawann Short's contract status hasn't been a distraction and believes that in time "they'll get together, they'll figure it out."
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady this Friday

Over the past three preseasons, a highlight for the Carolina Panthers has been the opportunity to test its defense against Tom Brady. However, the Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady on Friday night, even though Brady himself would like to play. “I’d like to take advantage of any opportunity, any and all of them if […] The post Carolina Panthers should not expect...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Damiere Byrd looks ready to crack Carolina Panthers roster

Only 53 of the 90 players that are still considered Carolina Panthers going into Friday’s preseason game against New England will make the opening day roster. Of the many inevitable positional battles that take place on a roster as deep as Carolina’s, the wide receiver battle has some interesting storylines. Like any other position, there are the locks. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 2 WR Funchess gives Newton another big target

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton breaks into a smile, barely able to control his enthusiasm when thinking about the prospect of wide receiver Devin Funchess lining up opposite Kelvin Benjamin this season. Newton, the league's MVP, may never have to worry about overthrowing another target again given the receiving corps the Panthers have assembled. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Norman: Panthers wanted it about Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly

Pulling a franchise tag from a player you wanted to keep around on a long-term deal is a pretty extreme move. But the farther you get from Carolina’s decision to part ways with cornerback Josh Norman this spring, the clearer it becomes that a divorce was probably inevitable. In the ESPN the Magazine cover story…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Tempers flare at spirited Carolina Panthers practice

As it turns out, there may be a negative side to Peanut Tillman teaching his “punch” to the Carolina Panthers young defensive backs. At today’s practice, rookie corner Daryl Worley applied the punch, but missed the ball. Instead his fist met the neck area of Devin Funchess. The longest scuffle of 2016 Carolina Panthers training […] The post Tempers flare at spirited Carolina...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Panthers DE Kony Ealy looks to build off stellar Super Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers third-year defensive end Kony Ealy is looking to parlay a huge performance in the Super Bowl into a super season in 2016. Had the Panthers defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, there's a strong chance Ealy would have been named the game's MVP. He was a terror on defense, sacking Peyton Manning three times and forcing two turnovers...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play Tic-tac-toe on Twitter during weather delay

How would you spend the time waiting during a weather delay during a football game? Get some refreshments, check on the other games going on, look for some shelter if you’re at the game, etc. Playing Tic-tac-toe is not usually one of the items at the top of the list, but for the incredibly creative Twitter account for the Carolina Panthers, whatever seems unlikely always comes...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play virtual tic-tac-toe to pass time during thunderstorm

The Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans had their Week 2 preseason game delayed due to a thunderstorm, but they made the most of their time. They engaged in a friendly game of tic-tac-toe. We have a way to pass the time. Your move, @Titans. pic.twitter.com/TmnjrfHagh — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 20, 2016 .@Panthers
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Carolina Panthers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Carolina Panthers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. Although the list is short considering the team originated in 1995, we have identified 8 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 preview: Will the Panthers rise again?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Carolina Panthers 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that again hopes to have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2016, despite losing a key player. Before we look ahead...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton buys homeless man food in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did a pretty awesome thing recently, and if you like random acts of kindness, you’ll love hearing about it. Newton was reportedly eating dinner with his teammates in Baltimore the day before the team’s preseason game against the Ravens, when he departed from the restaurant with two bags full of food in his hand. But the food wasn’t for...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Carolina Panthers players could have breakout seasons in 2016?

Last season, the Carolina Panthers were arguably one of the most elite teams in the NFL. Led by Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team exemplified a true balance between a potent offense and a lights-out defense. Their success was largely due in part to young players making a name for themselves. For Kawann Short, Josh Norman, and Trai Turner, the 2015 season was their chance to burst...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism directed at me ‘not racism’

Despite his tremendous success, both at the college and professional levels, Cam Newton remains one of the more criticized NFL players around the league. He’s been criticized for what he wears off the field, how he plays on it and especially for how he chooses to celebrate his success as well as lament his failure. Many have suggested he is subject to extra scrutiny because...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning in camp

The Carolina Panthers are hoping their passing offense gets a major boost with the return of Kelvin Benjamin this year, but the star wide receiver has some work to do in the conditioning department first. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Sunday that Benjamin has been getting winded after running deep routes. ESPN’s David Newton shared a photo of Benjamin on a knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens stop play to watch Baltimore native Phelps win gold

When Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medal No. 22, there was no shortage of eyes on the race. In Baltimore, the competition received special attention during a preseason NFL game. Phelps, who was born and raised in Baltimore, swam in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday. The race was taking place in Brazil at the same time as the preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair visits Falcons training camp, calls out Josh Norman

Multiple-time wrestling champion and WWE legend Ric Flair visited Atlanta Falcons training camp on Tuesday and WOO-boy was it exciting. Flair was at camp as the special guest of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The 67-year-old sung Jones praises, while promptly throwing a nice diss at Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. “This is the Nature Boy, Ric Flair at Falcons...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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