Panthers Rumors & News

  • Goodell: Owners to discuss playoff expansion at May meeting

    CBSSports.com "Playoff expansion is a matter of when, not if, and according to Newsday's Bob Glauber, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that owners will discuss the topic at May 20 meetings in Atlanta. Last month, TheMMQB.com's Peter King reported that the postseason could expand from 12 to 14..." April 24

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    The Panthers have exercised their fifth-year option on QB Cam Newton. He's under contract thru 2015 now.

  • Panthers center Ryan Kalil could be flanked by inexperience and question marks

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina center Ryan Kalil wasn’t about to sugarcoat it on Tuesday when he talked about replacing his friend and long-time Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross. Left tackle is a tough position, Kalil said, and despite being a Pro Bowl center, he doesn’t think he could play there. There’s..." April 23

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Newton: The ankle is great. The boot is just for precautionary reasons.

  • Newton in a boot, still recovering from ankle surgery

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a month since the surprise announcement that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton needs ankle surgery. So how’s he doing four-plus weeks after having the procedure? Darin Gantt of PFT, who covered the Panthers 14 years before joining this establishment nearly two years ago, reported..." April 19

  • How bad was back injury for Panthers' Linden Gaydosh? He couldn't sit for a month

    Yahoo! Sports "There's back pain, and then there's back surgery, and then there's the ordeal Linden Gaydosh endured. Last August, the Carolina Panthers' defensive tackle underwent surgery for a herniated disc before he had a chance to make the team as a rookie. Doctors ordered him not to sit down after the..." April 19

  • Panthers eying Morgan Moses in first round

    Fansided "Much of the attention for the Carolina Panthers first round pick in May’s NFL draft has centered around filling the team’s needs at wide receiver after releasing Steve Smith and losing Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn in free agency, but the bigger need may be at left tackle following the retirement of..." April 18

  • Ron Rivera learns NASCAR lessons can apply to football

    Pro Football Talk "When it’s the offseason, NFL coaches are limited in the work they can do with players, so they have to learn from each other. But instead of turning to other football coaches, Panthers coach Ron Rivera spent time with NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus, who has led Jimmie Johnson to six..." April 18

  • Ron Rivera learns NASCAR lessons can apply to football

    Pro Football Talk "When it’s the offseason, NFL coaches are limited in the work they can do with players, so they have to learn from each other. But instead of turning to other football coaches, Panthers coach Ron Rivera spent time with NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus, who has led Jimmie Johnson to six..." April 18

  • Once-prized QB Jimmy Clausen just wants another NFL chance

    USA Today "Jimmy Clausen has two modest goals at the moment: get his throwing arm back in shape and find a job. And he hasn't given up on being an NFL starter again, either. "That's what I want," Clausen, once a prized prep recruit and Notre Dame standout, told USA TODAY Sports this week while driving to..." April 18

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Yes, at right price. RT @rysk29: @josephperson now that sidney rice is cleared, &surely will only get 1yr contract,think panthers will try?

  • Tennessee State lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with Dolphins, Titans, Colts, Panthers

    Yahoo! Sports "Tennessee State offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers, according to a league source. The 6-foot-4, 313-pound offensive guard ran the 40-yard dash in 5.25 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He also bench..." April 14

  • Pressure is on Panthers’ Olsen, Williams

    Charlotte Observer "Greg Olsen last season became the first Panthers tight end to lead the team in receiving since 1997 – and that was before the team held a fire sale at the wide receiver position. Coming off the two most prolific receiving seasons by a Panthers tight end, Olsen has as much to gain as anyone..." April 13

  • Steve Smith isn’t upset that he’s not a Panther

    Charlotte Observer "It’s tough to say what was the more jarring sight Friday at zMax Dragway: watching former Panthers receiver Steve Smith climb behind the wheel of a top fuel dragster to rev the engine, or seeing him sporting the colors of his new team, the Baltimore Ravens. “The confidence that I have in..." April 13

  • DeAngelo Williams thinks he’s a first-round fantasy football pick

    Fansided "The Carolina Panthers released veteran wide receiver Steve Smith earlier in the season, which has left them without any real wide receiving threats on the outside. Because of that, running back DeAngelo Williams believes his value has skyrocketed, especially in fantasy football. In what appears..." April 13

  • Panthers waive R.J. Webb

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers waived wide receiver R.J. Webb on Friday, per the NFL’s daily notice of personnel moves. The 26-year-old Webb spent 2013 on injured reserve with the Panthers. He suffered a torn ACL on June 11. The Panthers had signed him a less than a month earlier. Webb (6-2, 205) was one of..." April 12

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    #Panthers have signed DE Alex Hall, a St. Augustine's (Raleigh N.C.) product who ranked 2nd in CFL with 16 sacks last season.

  • Panthers sign safety DeCoud

    NFL.com "Veteran safety Thomas DeCoud, a 2012 Pro Bowler for the Atlanta Falcons, has signed a two-year contract with the Panthers. "Thomas provides a veteran in the secondary who is familiar with the NFC South and has been a very solid player," head coach Ron Rivera said. "We are pleased to add him to..." April 10

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Dickson gets veteran minimum $730,000 from #Panthers, with a $65k signing bonus. Could be a bargain if he catches 30 passes or so.

  • Ed Dickson to meet with Panthers

    CSN Baltimore "Former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson was expected to meet with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and indications are the free agent could be close to a deal. That might be the fresh start the former third-round draft pick needs after four seasons with the Ravens, the last two highly..." April 10

  • DeAngelo Williams “in shock” the Panthers lost all their receivers

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams was shocked to learn that none of the wide receivers who caught passes for Carolina last year would be back this year. Asked on NFL AM about the departure of veteran receiver Steve Smith, Williams said he hated to see Smith go, but it went beyond just..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers have agreed to terms on 1-yr deal w/ DT Colin Cole,per league source. Cole started 13 G for CAR in '13 after being out of FB 2yrs.

  • Panthers sign Jason Avant

    Charlotte Observer "Slowly but surely, the Carolina Panthers are rebuilding their depleted wide receiver corps. The Panthers have signed free agent wideout Jason Avant to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Avant becomes the third free agent receiver to sign..." April 08

  • Cam Newton’s agent not surprised by fifth-year option

    Charlotte Observer "Bus Cook, the agent for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, took a break from his Clowney dealings Wednesday after the Gamecocks’ pro day to discuss another client – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Cook was asked about Newton’s recent ankle surgery and the Panthers’..." April 04

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers FA guard Travelle Wharton, attending South Carolina pro day, says he is leaning toward retirement. But no final decision yet.

  • Anquan Boldin: Steve Smith brings completely different things to Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "When Steve Smith signed with the Ravens after being released by the Panthers, plenty of people pointed out that it looked like the Ravens found a player who could give them what they were missing after trading Anquan Boldin before the 2013 season. Smith avoided making any direct comparisons to..." March 30

  • Carolina Panthers interested in Jacoby Ford?

    Fansided "In addition to losing their top wide receivers, the Carolina Panthers also lost their top kickoff man this offseason in Ted Ginn Jr. Now looking for a replacement, it’s possible the Panthers may have interest in Jacoby Ford, formerly of the Oakland Raiders. ESPN’s David Newton replied to a..." March 29

  • Reich will honor Panthers LB Davis

    Buffalo News "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will be honored at the 13th Call to Courage Awards breakfast, hosted by former Buffalo Bills great Frank Reich, on April 5 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Davis, an eight-year NFL veteran, has come back from three torn ligament injuries to his right knee...." March 29

  • Source: Panthers have no interest in DeSean Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people were surprised by Panthers coach Ron Rivera’s declaration of interest in free-agent receiver DeSean Jackson. Some of those folks work for the Panthers, and they expressed their surprise via text message to PFT’s Darin Gantt. One source with direct knowledge of the team’s..." March 28

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Ron Rivera questions Steve Smith's speed, ability to stay healthy

    Charlotte Observer "A day after Baltimore coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that new Ravens receiver Steve Smith can still get open deep, Smith's former coach didn't sound so sure. "He doesn't have the top-end speed like he used to, but he still has good speed," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday at..." March 26

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@Panthers GM Dave Gettleman just essentially shut door on @CameronNewton returning from ankle surgery before training camp @SiriusXNFL

  • Panthers will use fifth-year option on Newton

    Charlotte Observer "While reiterating that Cam Newton remains the Panthers' franchise quarterback, general manager Dave Gettleman said the team will use the fifth-year club option to keep Newton under contract through at least 2015. Newton, the first No. 1 pick to sign under the new collective bargaining..." March 25

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • One last time, DeSean Jackson not a fit for Panthers

    ESPN.com "If you're holding out hope the Carolina Panthers will make a deal for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the NFL owners meeting in Orlando, let it go. It's not happening. The Panthers don't have any interest in trading for Jackson even though they have been reported as..." March 24

  • Rivera: Newton ankle injury likely goes back to Auburn

    Charlotte Observer "When Cam Newton started running and working out at Auburn a few weeks ago, the Panthers' franchise quarterback was still experiencing pain in his left ankle. Newton had lingering pain in the ankle in previous offseasons, but it would dissipate through rest and rehab. This time the pain..." March 24

  • Travelle Wharton interested in Miami Dolphins

    Fansided "Before the Miami Dolphins lost two of their starting offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, because of the bullying controversy, they needed an upgrade up front. After the Dolphins cut ties with Incognito and Martin stopped playing and was eventually traded to the San..." March 23

  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton figured surgery wouldn’t be necessary

    Charlotte Observer "For his first three NFL seasons, Cam Newton often looked indestructible. At 6-5 and 245 pounds, Newton is a quarterback in a tight end’s body. If Steve Smith was the Panthers’ Bentley, Newton is their GMC Denali (Newton has a sponsorship deal with GMC) with a 6.2-liter V8 engine – big,..." March 23

  • Antoine Cason likely to enter training camp as No. 1 CB

    Fansided "The Carolina Panthers are weak at two positions entering the 2014 seasons — cornerback and wide receiver. The good news for the Panthers is that they made a solid free agent signing in Antoine Cason, who is expected to enter training camp as the starter. The Charlotte Observer passed along the..." March 22

  • Steve Smith buys ad in paper, says he’ll always be a Panther

    Pro Football Talk "Steve Smith’s departure from the Panthers was rather unceremonious, but he wanted to make sure he said a temporary goodbye to Panthers fans. The now-Ravens wide receiver bought an ad in today’s Charlotte Observer, which Bill Voth of SportsXchange got his hands on last night, which thanked..." March 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    I said early the #Jets were among the teams that called the #Eagles about DeSean Jackson. Two others: #Panthers & #Raiders. Lots of interest

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Tiquan Underwood has agreed to terms with the Panthers, according to a league source

  • Steve Smith surprises 7-year-old fan

    ESPN.com "Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith on Thursday replaced the "ugly face cry'' of a 7-year-old fan with a smile. Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens 24 hours after being released by Carolina a week ago, surprised Gavin Simone on ABC's "Good Morning America" with a hug and..." March 20

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Jerricho Cotchery was choosing between the #Steelers and #Panthers, and he’s chosen Carolina. Final details being hammered out.

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    NFL: AroundTheLeague @NFL_ATL

    Panthers say Cam Newton’s surgery went well: “Dr. Anderson did not find anything unexpected in the procedure and the surgery went well”

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

    CBSSports.com "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the CBSSports.com free agent list, and he was..." March 19

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Hearing Antoine Cason will sign w/Panthers soon. Javier Arenas to Atl tuesday. #azcardinals didn't try to re-sign Cason.

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