PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carolina Panthers: could the NFL have helped keep Cam Newton safe?

It was announced earlier this week that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Newton got this injury in week 14 against the Chargers, but still played in the final three games of the season. Against Washington in week 15 Cam played one of his best games of the season with 300 yards passing, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. However...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers to exercise Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the team's first-round pick in 2014, will be under contract through 2018.
Via panthers.com
14 hours ago

Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell

The Cowboys have enjoyed depth and stability on their offensive line, but now have to look around for options. Friday, they brought in a guy with some decent starting experience. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the Cowboys had former Panthers and Titans offensive lineman Byron Bell in for a visit. He has also met…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Carolina Panthers: Is John Ross A Possibility At No. 8?

Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

What Is the Biggest Remaining Roster Hole for the Carolina Panthers?

After a flurry of free agency, some positions still need an upgrade. You’ve probably heard the old proverb that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Since this site focuses on football, and not on the tensile strength of metals, let’s relate this principle to the Carolina Panthers. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports listed what he sees as the biggest remaining roster hole...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
17 hours ago

Carolina Panthers sign running back Jonathan Stewart to extension

The Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers signed starting running back Jonathan Stewart to an extension this morning. Stewart has spent his entire nine-year career with the Panthers since being drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Oregon. Jonathan Stewart is on the cusp of becoming Carolina’s all-time leading rusher. He is 208 rushing yards behind DeAngelo Williams...
Via EndZoneScore
18 hours ago

What does Cam Newton’s surgery mean for the Carolina Panthers?

It’s easy to be worried as a Carolina Panthers fan right now. Anytime a franchise quarterback has surgery on his throwing shoulder, it is cause for concern to say the least. With the Panthers waiting so long to make the decision for Cam Newton to have surgery, there are a lot of questions to be asked. So what will this mean for the remainder of the Panthers’ offseason?...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Richardson skipping owners meetings again

When NFL owners convene Sunday in Phoenix, Panthers founder Jerry Richardson won’t be with them. Again. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the 80-year-old Richardson will not be in attendance, but the team will send a six-member team of personnel to vote for the team. Richardson skipped last year’s meeting in Boca Raton,…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

How offseason surgeries impact Panthers

A look at what's next for the Panthers after it was revealed QB Cam Newton, WR Damiere Byrd and DE Charles Johnson will miss OTAs.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Panthers to hold Keep Pounding Blood Drive

Register now for the 10th annual Keep Pounding Blood Drive at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte on May 1.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers already off to bad start in 2017 after waiting on Cam Newton’s surgery

The Carolina Panthers went from the NFC’s best to one of the worst teams record-wise in 2016, and even though they were competitive on the field and lost many close games, it was clear that the team wasn’t going to make another playoff run by the season’s midway point. But for some reason, the team’s coaching staff never accepted that fact, and continued to put quarterback...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

If Rumors Of Dalvin Cook Falling Ring True, Carolina Panthers Need To Pounce

“The Carolina Panthers will draft a running back in the 2017 draft.” This is a statement that most fans and media members around the league believe to be true. And so do I. Where the Panthers splurge on a back is where the debate begins, however. Leonard Fournette is a clear cut fan favorite for running back if the Panthers decide to draft one with the eight overall selection...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton to undergo shoulder surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.Newton suffered the injury during a Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers last season.“It is well-documented and well-researched that overhead throwing athletes commonly have wear and tear to their rotator cuffs,” team athletic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Ginn: Drew Brees ‘can extend your career’

Coming off his best two seasons as a professional, speedy receiver Ted Ginn is thrilled to have landed with the New Orleans Saints. He knows he’s struck gold to be playing with All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees, who makes every receiver he plays with that much better.“That’s why it was very important to find a home like I found, because Drew Brees is the type of guy that can extend...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers looking to bring Peppers back

Julius Peppers has decided to play in 2017 after contemplating retirement, and he could wind up wrapping up his NFL career in the same place it began.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Carolina Panthers are working toward bringing Peppers back. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Peppers became a household name with the Panthers after he was drafted No. 2 overall by them in 2002. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kalil leaves Vikings in free agency, signs with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have found someone new to protect Cam Newton's blindside. The Panthers, traditionally conservative with their free agency spending, opened with a bang Thursday. They agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil on a five-year deal worth $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Of...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Panthers add another Kalil to offensive line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have found someone new to protect Cam Newton's blindside. The Panthers, traditionally conservative with their free agency spending, opened with a bang Thursday. They agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil on a five-year deal worth $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers re-sign DE Charles Johnson to 2-year extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Defensive end Charles Johnson will continue his long career with the Carolina Panthers after signing a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were not released Tuesday. The 33-year-old Johnson has played all 11 seasons with the Panthers. He ranks second in franchise history with 67.5 sacks. He had 25 quarterback hurries and four sacks last season in...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers re-signing Charles Johnson to two-year, $9.5 million deal

The Carolina Panthers are reportedly signing Charles Johnson to a two-year deal that keeps him with the club through the 2018 NFL season.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $9.5 million. Johnson has spent his entire 10-year career with the Panthers, logging 103 starts since 2007. He has racked up 67.5 sacks during his career and finished the 2016 season with four...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fox never scouted Jimmy Clausen before Panthers drafted him

Usually it’s a good idea for key people within a football organization to have scouted a quarterback before drafting him highly, but that was not the case for John Fox when he was with the Carolina Panthers.The Panthers selected former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen at No. 48 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft despite Fox, who was the team’s head coach at the time, never having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: Carolina Panthers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Carolina Panthers. 2016 record: 6-10 — 4th place, NFC South What’s new? One year after entering the offseason fresh off a Super Bowl appearance, the Panthers are coming off a last-place...
Via This Given Sunday
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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