CBSSports.com "Panthers GM Dave Gettleman caused one of the bigger stirs at the combine when he said that wide receiver Steve Smith, an all-time fan-favorite in Carolina, was part of the evaluation process for Carolina in 2014. It's a standard answer but for some reason Gettleman got the heat turned up..." March 08
I'm told Steve Smith met with Panthers GM Dave Gettleman today. More of a clear-the-air meeting than anything.
Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the annual window for applying the franchise tag closed. On Tuesday, one of the four tagged players already made his move to embrace the restriction on his ability to hit the market. Per a league source, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his one-year, $13.116 million..." March 04
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
Fansided "With the NFL Free Agency season looming right ahead, there is a good chance that the Carolina Panthers could decide that it’s time to move on from veteran wide receiver Steve Smith after 13 years. Should this occur, there have been some out there that believe it would signal the retirement of..." March 02
Charlotte Observer "There was awkwardness on the edge of the Jordan Gross retirement press conference last week, reminiscent of a middle-school dance. While Gross, the former Panthers left tackle (seems weird typing that), drew laughter and tears with his remarks and slideshow, general manager Dave Gettleman sat..." March 02
ESPN.com "The NFL will announce the 2014 salary cap within the next few days, possibly as early as today, and the reported available cap space for the Carolina Panthers has been all over the place. So after consulting with ESPN's top cap gurus, here's what I came up with for Carolina. The Panthers..." March 01
Fox Sports Carolinas "Steve Smith might be the greatest playmaker in Carolina Panthers history -- by a long shot -- but that might not matter this spring, as the club attempts to improve its salary-cap outlook for the 2014 season. Which brings us to this: While promoting his charitable foundation to eradicate..." March 01
Pro Football Talk "Earlier this month, Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn expressed shock over the failure of the team to commence negotiations with him or any of the other impending Carolina free agents. “I don’t think they’ve talked to anybody, yet — not even Greg Hardy,” Munnerlyn said. They’re..." February 28
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Panthers have notified DE Greg Hardy that the franchise tag will be applied to him, per league source.
NFL.com "Kicker Graham Gano gave the Panthers a leg up on special teams last season. Now he's set to do the same for seasons to come. Gano, coming off his best season as a pro, re-signed with the Panthers on Friday through the 2017 season. He was among 21 players on last year's roster that could have..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
NFL.com "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman raised eyebrows at the NFL Scouting Combine last week when he chose not to commit to veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. "Steve's had a great career," Gettleman said, "and the bottom line is, it's part of the evaluation process." Now Smith has..." February 26
Charlotte Observer "Panthers veteran offensive tackle Jordan Gross has decided to retire after 11 seasons, a source close to the situation told the Observer on Tuesday. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. Gross, 33, spent his entire career with the Panthers, playing in the Super Bowl as a rookie on..." February 25
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers created more than $3 million in salary cap space by restructuring veteran linebacker Thomas Davis' contract this month. As reported last week, the Panthers picked up the two option years on Davis' deal, but they also added three voidable years on the contract, which now runs..." February 24
Fansided "The Carolina Panthers became the surprise team of the 2013 season, going from 1-3 to 12-4 and the second best team in the conference. But while they turned things around last season, there is still plenty of room for improvement and the team will be speeding the offseason bolstering the offensive..." February 22
CBSSports.com "The Panthers had an impressive offseason last year that helped vault them to a 12-win season. This year is going to be even more difficult, though, largely because of all the different roster decisions they'll have to make. One potential decision could come with long-time Panther wideout and..." February 22
Per league source, Panthers pick up 2014 and 2015 option years on Thomas Davis' contract. He'll make $13.5M over next two years.
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
Charlotte Observer "The first day of franchise tag season has come and gone with no new developments in the contract situation with Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Monday was the first day teams could tag players, and Hardy is thought to be a possible target for one on the heels of his franchise record-tying 15..." February 18
Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have made it clear Cam Newton’s their franchise quarterback. And even though there’s nothing new on the contract that will keep him there for the long-term, he’s not even thinking about putting pressure on them to do so sooner. Newton, appearing with our own Mike Florio on the..." February 17
Fansided "The NFL offseason us officially upon us, which means that teams are starting to look at ways they can make immediate upgrades in order to secure deep runs in the postseason next year. One such team happens to be the Carolina Panthers, who were bounced in their first playoff game but took strides..." February 15
Charlotte Observer "When last week’s snowstorm prevented Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn from returning to Charlotte from his hometown of Mobile, Ala., Munnerlyn – a LeBron James fan – decided to drive to New Orleans for the NBA All-Star Game weekend. Munnerlyn plans on being back in Charlotte soon..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
#Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn, who will be a free agent, says his agent is scheduled to meet with team officials at the combine next week.
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
Charlotte Observer "Panthers assistant receivers coach Lance Taylor will be the next running backs coach at Stanford. Taylor was with the Panthers and receivers coach Ricky Proehl for one season before going to Stanford for his highest coaching position of his young career. Taylor was a graduate assistant at..." February 10
Charlotte Observer "The next Steve Smith isn’t Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks—it’s Steve Smith Jr. The longest-tenured Panther announced on his Instagram that he and his wife, Angie, are expecting a boy. "It's official. This year the name on the back of my jersey will read. .. Smith Sr.," Smith..." February 09
Fansided "The Carolina Panthers have a few big offseason decisions to make, but re-signing Mike Mitchell shouldn’t be a difficult choice. Mitchell, who signed a one-year, $1 million dollar deal with the Panthers last season is set for a hefty raise thanks to a fantastic 2013 season. It’s one the Panthers..." February 09
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers were about $16 million over the salary cap when general manager Dave Gettleman was hired last January. A little more than a year later, the Panthers sit nearly $16 million below the projected $126.3 million cap for 2014. The $16 million figure includes the $11.6 million the..." February 08
Pro Football Talk "Thursday Night Football will air on CBS for eight weeks early in the 2014 regular season, the NFL announced today. The NFL had been searching for a broadcast partner to simulcast its NFL Network Thursday night games, and even though a simulcast with NFL Network is a less valuable property than..." February 05
Pro Football Talk "If the playoffs had been expanded to 14 teams in 2013, the Panthers would have hosted the Cardinals in the wild-card round, instead of having the week off. And that would have been fine with Carolina coach Ron Rivera, the 2013 AP and PFT coach of the year. Rivera favors expanding playoffs by..." February 05
ESPN.com "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave the strongest comments since the season ended on potential plans for defensive end Greg Hardy. "I know [general manager] Dave Gettleman and his staff are working,'' Rivera told reporters in New York City on Saturday night after winning the Associated..." February 02
NFL.com "Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player. Kuechly was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday at "NFL Honors." The voters chose..." February 02
NFL.com "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Coach of the Year at Saturday's "NFL Honors" awards ceremony. Rivera faced stiff competition from the Chiefs' Andy Reid, the Eagles' Chip Kelly, the Seahawks' Pete Carroll, the Patriots' Bill Belichick and the..." February 02
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sounds like a man who wants to see more teams in the playoffs. “We currently have 12 teams qualify for the playoffs, as you know. We are looking at the idea of expanding that by two teams to 14,” Goodell said at his State of the League press conference. “There’s a..." January 31
CBSSports.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked Friday during his Super Bowl press conference if the league, in light of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, would be willing to change its stance on marijuana usage and abide by state laws. "This has been something that has been asked..." January 31
Pro Football Talk "While Colin Kaepernick is still pretty salty about the way his season ended, at least Cam Newton can laugh about Kaepernick ending his. After Kaepernick stole Newton’s “Superman” touchdown celebration in the divisional round win over the Panthers, Newton jokingly vowed vengeance. “He hurt my..." January 30
Panthers announced HC Ron Rivera has signed a three-year contract extension.
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was vocal in his displeasure with last year's Pro Bowl, disparaging the level of play and openly broaching the possibility the game could be eliminated. Goodell has a much different opinion Monday, one day after Team Rice edged Team Sanders in a revamped version..." January 27
NFL.com "The NFL wanted to manufacture excitement with the new Pro Bowl Draft format and rule changes. They got it. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21 on a rain-soaked field Sunday at Aloha Stadium. Defense ruled the day, which is not something weâve seen out of recent Pro Bowls. But while the..." January 27
Pro Football Talk "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has not been shy about the payday he’s expecting this offseason. The impending free agent is steering clear of big waves in Hawaii because he knows that the 15 sacks he recorded during the 2013 season will make him a popular player on the open market. Assuming,..." January 26
Pro Football Talk "The ultimate reality show has found a way to inject a little manufactured drama into a game that otherwise doesn’t have much of it, artificial or otherwise. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the team captained by Deion Sanders and coached by Chuck Pagano has opted to give..." January 26
CBSSports.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that if medical experts were ever able to show that medical marijuana could help treat concussions, he would consider allowing players to use it. Goodell's remarks were similar to his recent comments on the matter. "I'm not a medical expert," the..." January 24
The Charles Godfrey Stolen watch story is totally false. Never happened.
Sporting News "The average family of John, Jane, Sue and Joseph decides to go to the Super Bowl. Already their bank account has taken a hit for at least $2,000. And that's if they're one of the 1,000 lucky ones who can get a $500 ticket. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't seem fazed by the prices when..." January 21
Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick lobbied the league Monday to discipline Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker for hitting and injuring Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib during a play in the AFC Championship Game. If the league decides to punish Welker, it wouldn’t be the first time that one of the..." January 21