Panthers Rumors & News

  • No immediate resolution after Greg Hardy meets with NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Greg Hardy’s effort to come off the commissioner’s exempt list before free agency starts next week took him to New York on Wednesday for a meeting with league officials. Hardy has been on the list since the second week of the 2014 season as a result of domestic violence charges that led to a..." March 05

  • Greg Olsen signs extension with Panthers

    Carolina Panthers "Record-setting tight end Greg Olsen has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season. "It's really a dream come true," Olsen said. "Since we've come to Charlotte, we very quickly realized that this is home. This community quickly embraced our family, so we put down roots here...." March 05

  • NFL: Hardy, on exempt list, OK to sign deal "Carolina Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. "There's nothing to prevent a player on the exempt list without a contract from signing a new one," league spokesman Greg Aiello..." March 05

  • Police Say Cam Newton Not a Person of Interest in Night Club Shooting

    Sportsnaut "Charlotte Police Department spokesperson Rob Tufano reports that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is “not a person of interest” in a shooting at Label night club that occurred last Saturday night. WSOC-TV in Charlotte posted photos and videos on Tuesday evening that showed Newton on..." March 05

  • Cam Newton was present at Charlotte club when shots fired

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was on a Charlotte nightclub stage seconds before shots were fired that injured two people last week. In a report by WSOC-TV, Newton is shown on stage with rapper Young Jeezy on Saturday evening in the moments before someone fired shots at Label..." March 04

  • Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials on Wednesday

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to meet with NFL officials Wednesday in New York about his domestic violence case, according to a league source with knowledge of the meeting. The NFL began an investigation of Hardy last month after the misdemeanor charges against him..." March 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    No tag for WRs Randall Cobb, Jeremy tag for TEs Julius Thomas, Jordan tag for Ndamukong Suh. Let bidding begin.

  • Panthers’ Final Answer: No Greg Hardy in 2015

    Black and Blue Review "Greg Hardy has spent the last week retweeting fans who want to see the defensive end play another season in Carolina. Unfortunately for him, the Panthers’ social media manager doesn’t own the team. After his domestic violence case was dismissed earlier this month, a number of Hardy’s teammates..." February 28

  • NFL won’t get evidence from Greg Hardy trial from court files

    Charlotte Observer "Between the appeals on top of appeals in the Adrian Peterson saga and the dueling motions being filed in Greg Hardy’s case, the NFL’s lawyers and those representing the players are racking up billable hours this offseason. But the mounting pile of paperwork in the Hardy file no longer contains..." February 28

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    And @ProFootballTalk said, the Doty ruling will likely become a part of Greg Hardy's argument for immediate reinstatement.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers DE Greg Hardy will seek immediate reinstatement following today's Adrian Peterson ruling, per a league source. ... More coming.

  • Offensive tackle an obvious option for Panthers in first round

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When it came time for the Carolina Panthers to select in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, most just assumed they would go after an offensive tackle. Instead, general manager Dave Gettleman shocked fans and media alike by taking wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who turned out to be a solid..." February 24

  • DeAngelo Williams rips Panthers for not attending his mother’s funeral

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." February 24

  • DeAngelo Williams: Panthers left me when mom died "Carolina Panthers all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams says as a result of the way the organization treated the death of his mother to breast cancer in May, that he wasn't upset when told last week he would be released. Williams told Charlotte's WBTV, in an exclusive interview that aired..." February 24

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    #Panthers LT Byron Bell announces on instagram he will not be back with the team in 2015.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers spokesman Steve Drummond says DeAngelo Williams has not been released yet.

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    Molly Grantham WBTV @MollyGrantham

    #BREAKING: @DeAngeloRB tells me he's released from @Panthers. Done deal. Exclusive story - tonight at 11pm.

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    The Panthers won't release DeAngelo Williams until the new league year starts on 3/10 if they want to use a post-June 1 designation on him.

  • Williams says Panthers will release him "DeAngelo Williams, the Carolina Panthers' career rushing leader, said Monday he will be released by the team. Williams told WBTV that general manager David Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera informed him of the coming move in a meeting last week. Williams, 31, leads the 20-year-old franchise..." February 23

  • Cam Newton, Panthers talking contract extension

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers are continuing their contract talks with Cam Newton, although the franchise quarterback might not be in a rush to re-sign. Newton’s representatives were scheduled to meet with the Panthers on Saturday at the NFL scouting combine, according to a league source with..." February 22

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Should Panthers re-sign Greg Hardy? Twitter poll overwhelmingly says yes "The votes are in and 80.3 percent of you said the Carolina Panthers should re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, with 42.8 percent of those that said yes stipulating conditions. I put this to an unscientific vote Monday on Twitter. Sixty-one responded. I’m not sure if the low number shows a lack..." February 17

  • Panthers cut Thomas DeCoud after one season

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers have started taking small steps toward the March 12 start of free agency. The team announced Tuesday afternoon it released safety Thomas DeCoud after signing the seven-year veteran to a two-year contract last offseason. DeCoud, who inked a two-year deal worth $3.525 million last..." February 17

  • Panthers should cut Williams, let other tailbacks take the stage

    Fox Sports Carolinas "In his brief time as general manager of the Carolina Panthers, Dave Gettleman has left no doubt that running an NFL team should be based on business, not emotion. He even said as much. "If you're emotional about your decision, you're going to really do something stupid," Gettleman..." February 17

  • Panthers promote Steve Wilks to assistant head coach

    Pro Football Talk "While most of the NFL coaching jobs are filled, some teams are still fiddling with titles and re-assigning guys. The Panthers gave a promotion to one of their own, naming secondary coach Steve Wilks assistant head coach. The Panthers are one of three teams to have ranked in the top 10 in..." February 16

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    OL Chris Scott has agreed to terms to remain with the #Panthers, per a league source.

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    OL Chris Scott has agreed to terms to remain with the #Panthers, per a league source.

  • Greg Hardy Wants to Return, Has Support in Panthers’ Locker Room

    Black and Blue Review "Greg Hardy may not have played his final game with the Carolina Panthers, after all. In the days since his domestic violence case was dismissed, this is what I’ve been hearing: Hardy has made it clear to the Panthers he wants to return. He has also started working on this list of what he’d need..." February 13

  • NFL formally seeks access to Greg Hardy court file

    Pro Football Talk "In the post-Ray Rice NFL, a first-time offender under the personal-conduct policy who has his case dismissed doesn’t get a slap on the wrist. Despite the absence of any criminal consequences, guys like Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy could still be suspended. The decision hinges on the..." February 13

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Bengals have the money and need to sign Greg Hardy

    Washington Post "Greg Hardy, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, had domestic violence charges dismissed on Monday, but his future in the NFL is in doubt. Hardy was put on the commissioner’s exempt list after one game last season. That means he was suspended with pay, pending the outcome of legal..." February 12

  • Ready-to-spend Panthers to target receivers, O-line in free agency

    Fox Sports Carolinas "For more than a decade, the Carolina Panthers have been very stingy and generally not a player in the free-agent market, especially involving big-name and high-priced players. During their infancy as a franchise (mid-1990s), the Panthers had little or no problems signing free agents. They..." February 10

  • Ron Rivera returns 9-year-old's $5 gift with handwritten note, Panthers gear

    USA Today "Harmonie Frederick, a 9-year-old who sent Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera $5 to help rebuild his house following a house fire at the end of the 2014 season received her money back — and a note from the Panthers coach himself. From WLTX 19: From the box she pulled Carolina Panthers’..." February 09

  • Ron Rivera returns $5 girl sent him after after house fire

    Fox Sports "Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera's house caught fire in early January in a two-alarm blaze that the coach and his family fortunately escaped without injury. The family was displaced while repairs were made, cause for great concern from 9-year-old South Carolina girl who sent Rivera $5 she..." February 09

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    The state has reliable knowledge that Holder reached a settlement with Hardy

  • Greg Hardy cleared for big payday, but from whom?

    Sporting News "Now that Greg Hardy can move past his off-field obstacle, he's all clear to break the bank for his on-field services. Hardy will be the most appealing defensive end on the free-agent market. He will get to the market, because after he played only one game for the Panthers in 2014 — franchise..." February 09

  • Greg Hardy charges dismissed "Domestic violence charges against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy have been dismissed, with his accuser not making herself available to help with the case, prosecutors announced Monday. Hardy's appeal of the 2014 conviction was scheduled to begin Monday morning at the Mecklenburg..." February 09

  • Greg Hardy trial set to begin on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has had to wait several months for his jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin after it was postponed in November, but that wait will end this week. Jury selection in the trial is set to begin this Monday, the first step toward the final resolution to..." February 08

  • Report: DE Greg Hardy will not return to Panthers

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will walk into court Monday with more than his guilt or innocence hanging in the balance. Hardy’s jury trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges begins a month before the March 10 start of free agency. A guilty verdict would likely trigger a..." February 08

  • Thomas Davis named Walter Payton Man of the Year "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis received the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year award at NFL Honors on Saturday in Phoenix. Davis, a four-year team captain, totaled 100 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defended this season for the Panthers. "I mean, just..." February 01

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Free agent TE Ed Dickson wants to return to Carolina Panthers

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers put one tight end in the Pro Bowl this season. Ed Dickson, who backed up Greg Olsen this season, thinks they can get two in the game next year. But first there is the business of Dickson returning to the team. Dickson, an unrestricted free agent, said he spoke with..." January 31

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Thomas Davis: Knee injuries may have extended my career "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will turn 32 in March. He’s reached his goal of playing 10 years in the NFL, and his contract expires after the 2015 season. But he’s not thinking retirement anytime soon. The first player in NFL history known to have successfully returned from..." January 27

  • Ex-Carolina GM Questions if Pats Cheated to Win XXXVIII "The "DeflateGate'' controversy in New England resurrected questions former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney had about the Patriots after losing Super Bowl XXXVIII. Hurney, now the host of a weekday radio talk show on Charlotte's ESPN 730 AM and an ESPN NFL Insider, shared those..." January 24

  • Panthers' Gettleman publicly reiterates support for Newton

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has exhausted every way he knows how to say Cam Newton is the team’s franchise quarterback. The third-year GM won’t get into contract specifics, but Wednesday he told the Observer he believes Newton’s long-term future will be in Charlotte. “We..." January 22

  • Panthers Projected to Receive One Comp Pick in 2015 Draft

    Cat Scratch Reader "I was thinking we would get up to three comp picks after the free agent losses last offseason yet I failed to consider the free agents we gained: Carolina Lost (4): Mike Mitchell, Captain Munnerlyn, Ted Ginn, Brandon LaFell Gained (3): Jerricho Cotchery, Joe Webb, Antoine Cason So our..." January 20

  • GM says Panthers won't shop at 'dollar store' "The Carolina Panthers won't be bargain shopping in free agency like they were forced to a year ago due to a tight salary cap. "Last year we were shopping at the dollar store," general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday during his season-ending news conference. "This year, we might be able to..." January 13

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