Ron Rivera: Jonathan Stewart has a MCL injury, out at least a week. Reevaluated in 10 days.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees emphasized Thursday how one bad outing like the Saints produced last week in Seattle wouldn't shatter the team's confidence in any way. The Carolina Panthers learned about the Saints' resolve the hard way Sunday night. New Orleans' offense awoke from..." December 09
Charlotte Observer "Al Michaels has spent 28 years as the play-by-play voice of the NFL’s top prime-time game. Between them, Michaels and color analyst Cris Collinsworth have 21 Emmy Awards. They’ve called their share of big prime-time games, but each expressed excitement for calling the Carolina-New Orleans..." December 07
ESPN.com "The "Riverboat Ron" nickname has become so popular that Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and his wife are looking for ways to use it to raise money for local charities. They may even have it trademarked. "It's unbelievable,'' Rivera said. "This thing has taken on a mind of its own. It's..." December 06
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
Good news: DE Charles Johnson, RB DeAngelo Williams, LB Chase Blackburn and TE Ben Hartsock all practicing for the Panthers.
Charlotte Observer "Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson's sprained knee isn't yet 100 percent, but Johnson expects to play Sunday against New Orleans. "I'm still building up to (100 percent), but I'll be good to go on Sunday," Johnson said Wednesday. "It's feeling good. It's getting stronger. I'm just ready for..." December 04
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers kept their hot streak going Sunday while cooling off Tampa Bay. The Panthers sacked rookie quarterback Mike Glennon five times and forced him into two turnovers during a workmanlike, 27-6 victory in an NFC South matchup at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina (9-3) set a franchise..." December 02
Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have been able to withstand the absence of defensive end Charles Johnson the last two games with a knee injury, in part because they have another standout end in Greg Hardy. But Hardy was standing on the sideline watching the start of yesterday’s win over the Buccaneers, his..." December 02
Despite being listed as questionable, Panthers RBs Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will play today. RB DeAngelo Williams is very doubtful.
DeAngelo Williams (quad) hasn't practiced all week.
#Panthers injury report: DE Charles Johnson and G Chris Scott out. TE Ben Hartsock doubtful.
Did not practice: C Johnson, Steve Smith (knee), Hartsock, Chris Scott, DeAngelo. Limited: Tolbert, Blackburn, Stewart.
NFL.com "Recently described by Dan Hanzus as "the baddest man on the planet," Steve Smith has gone next level with his interviews this season. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver dropped the hammer on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib after flat-out emasculating Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins in Week..." November 28
ESPN.com "To say Cam Newton has flourished over the Carolina Panthers' past four games isn't the whole truth. Yes, the 24-year-old quarterback has a 4-0 record with seven touchdown passes and a 72.3 completion percentage over that span, but he's been on the upswing since last season, not just during this..." November 27
Tolbert and Gross not in pads
Charlotte Observer "At this rate, Cam Newton is going to have a new nickname: Comeback Cam. For the second time in seven days, Newton engineered a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. For the first 42 games of his career, Newton didn’t have a signature, game-winning drive. Now he has two in a..." November 25
Charlotte Observer "Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was on crutches with a brace on his right knee Wednesday. But the consensus around Bank of America Stadium was that it could have been worse. Johnson was injured in the third quarter Monday night in the 24-20 win against New England when Patriots right..." November 21
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
USA Today "The NFL game isn't getting any easier to officiate, with enhanced player safety measures and definitions of the simplest plays, such as a completed catch, evolving on a yearly basis. Every call is under more intense scrutiny than ever, thanks to the game's unprecedented popularity,..." November 20
NFL.com "NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino spoke with NFL Media's Amber Theoharis regarding the controversial final play of Monday night's game, where the Carolina Panthers edged the New England Patriots. The interview will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access." A..." November 20
NFL.com "Like every epic game, the layers to the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots are stacked thick. The entertaining match between Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and Pats cornerback Aqib Talib provided fireworks from the get-go. Talib started the tit-for-tat bout..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Boston Herald "The Monday night hype was warranted between a pair of Super Bowl contenders, but the Patriots couldn’t muster enough last-minute magic in a 24-20 loss to the Panthers in one of the most intensely fought games of the season. Quarterback Tom Brady’s final pass was intercepted in the end zone by..." November 19
Steve Smith: "A little hint of greatness is starting to shine through" Cam Newton... just in time for Sunday's game against Miami.
Boston Globe "Here's the complete transcript of a pool report with referee Clete Blakeman regarding the officiating crew's decision to pick up a flag thrown on the final play of Monday's Patriots-Panthers game. The interview was conducted by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston and Joseph Person of the Charlotte..." November 19
Pro Football Talk "The coach of the team the Panthers beat last night is notorious for monotonously calling his players “day-to-day.” Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson is, a day after being leg whipped by Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon, week-to-week. Per a league source, Johnson has a sprained MCL. The..." November 19
Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers claimed one of their most dramatic wins in franchise history in improbable fashion -- with quarterback Cam Newton outdueling New England's Tom Brady, the master of fourth-quarter comebacks. Newton hit Ted Ginn Jr. on a game-winning, 25-yard touchdown pass with 59 seconds..." November 19
Charlotte Observer "Ask someone who knows Mike Tolbert what he’s like, and the response always is the same. Tolbert, whose Panthers will host New England Monday night in the team’s most significant home game since the 2008 season, leads Carolina in touchdowns and nicknames. He also leads them in the category of..." November 18
Boston Globe "Can we maybe dial back the fawning over the Carolina Panthers? They’re the Carolina Panthers – a team with six wins, and a franchise that hasn’t won in excess of eight contests in a single season since 2008. Suddenly, the talk since the Panthers’ impressive 10-9 road win in San Francisco..." November 18
CSN New England "The Carolina Panthers have won five straight games and suddenly find themselves the toast of the league. Of course, toasting will cease if Carolina gets roasted Monday night on national television by a Patriots team that seems to be hitting its stride. Thursday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera..." November 15
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
NFL.com "Mike McCormack, who played an instrumental role in the expansion process for the Carolina Panthers and later became the team's first president, died early Friday morning at the age of 83. McCormack was an advisor for Jerry Richardson's efforts to bring the National Football League to the..." November 15
PSD Staff It's getting into crunch time for fantasy owners looking to make a late playoff push or solidify first round byes. By now, we know who the top performers are and there is little left on the waiver wire except injury replacements. It's time to look at the matchups to ensure you're making the right... November 14
#Panthers sign G Travis Bond and bring back LB Dan Connor. CB James Dockery (shoulder) placed on IR.
The Panthers have placed Sione Fua on waivers. Were moving him from defensive tackle to guard.
Charlotte Observer "Putting 49ers in 3rd and long key for Carolina Thirteen times on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers were faced with a third down. And against one of the league’s best defenses, only twice did the home team convert. The Panthers held the 49ers, who entered the game with a conversion..." November 11
Charlotte Observer "Panthers kicker Graham Gano isn’t perfect anymore, but he was more than good enough. Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and the Panthers rode another strong defensive performance to a 10-9 win over San Francisco on Sunday at Candlestick Park. The Panthers (6-3) won their..." November 10
Charlotte Observer "As wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. visited prospective teams this past offseason during his free agent tour, one thing stuck out about the Carolina Panthers. Besides being on the verge of playoff contention in Ginn’s estimation, he thought the Panthers had something to prove. So did he. Ginn..." November 08
Looks like DT Sione Fua has been moved to OL. Panthers have a history of that.
Panthers signed Geoff Hangartner, place Jeff Byers on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury.
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers are turning to a familiar figure to help fill their offensive line void after injuries to guards Chris Scott and Jeff Byers during Sunday’s win against Atlanta. Veteran guard/center Geoff Hangartner is scheduled to fly to Charlotte on Tuesday to take a physical with the Panthers, a..." November 05
Charlotte Observer "Most NFL coaches would rather discuss politics or religion than the playoffs – at least at midseason. Former Colts coach Jim Mora will forever have a place in the annals of YouTube, thanks to his famously entertaining “Playoffs?” screed in 2001. But Ron Rivera waded into the topic Monday..." November 05
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers are turning to a familiar figure to help fill their offensive line void following injuries to guards Chris Scott and Jeff Byers in Sunday's win against Atlanta. Veteran guard/center Geoff Hangartner is scheduled to fly to Charlotte on Tuesday to take a physical with the Panthers, a..." November 04
Panthers backup guard Jeff Byers had season-ending Lisfranc surgery on his left foot today.
NFL.com "Ron Rivera had a decision to make, and he didn't hesitate: With the Carolina Panthers leading by four points and facing a fourth-and-1 from the Atlanta Falcons' 14-yard line with five minutes left in the first half of Sunday's game at Bank of America Stadium, the third-year coach confidently kept..." November 04
Charlotte Observer "The Panthers still haven't won a close game. Lately, they haven't needed to. The Panthers intercepted Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan three times Sunday -- returning one for a touchdown -- to roll to a 34-10 victory at sun-splashed Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (5-3) won their..." November 04
Charlotte Observer "As he returned to the Panthers’ locker room following a short weightlifting session Thursday afternoon, defensive end Charles Johnson agreed to talk to a reporter. The initial topic? Johnson’s dislike of the spotlight. Before he could answer, a larger group descended to ask Johnson about his..." November 03