Panthers Rumors & News

  • Cam Newton returns to Panthers' practice

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since sustaining two fractures in his lower back during a two-car accident last week in Charlotte. Backup quarterback Derek Anderson received more reps than Newton during the 30-minute portion..." December 17

  • Rivera: No intention of rushing Newton back

    ESPN.com "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will return to the starting lineup Sunday against Cleveland only if he is able to protect himself, coach Ron Rivera said Monday. Newton suffered two small fractures in his lower back last Tuesday when his truck rolled in a two-vehicle accident near Bank..." December 16

  • “Premature” to say whether Cam Newton can return this week

    Pro Football Talk "It wasn’t the prettiest outing you’ll ever see, but the Panthers got the win they needed against the Buccaneers on Sunday. They now have a 5-8-1 record and control of first place in the NFC South pending the result of the Saints’ Monday night game in Chicago, a result that looks all the better..." December 15

  • Panthers' confident in Derek Anderson's ability to step in and perform

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers don't plan on changing much on offense now that Derek Anderson is under center. At 4-8-1, the Panthers are still very much in the playoff hunt in the putrid NFC South, and, according to several players, they're confident in Anderson's ability prop them up this week against..." December 11

  • Cam Newton On Car Crash: "Someone Is Supposed To Be Dead"

    Deadspin.com "Cam Newton left the hospital with his parents yesterday, nearly 24 hours after a scary two-car crash that flipped his truck. Newton was stiff and sore with two small fractures in his back, a Panthers spokesperson said, but "his spirits were high." Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released their..." December 11

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • Newton likely to miss Sunday game with Tampa Bay

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is likely to miss this week's game against Tampa Bay after sustaining two fractures in his lower back during a two-car accident Tuesday afternoon a block from Bank of America Stadium. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said tests revealed two transverse..." December 10

  • Newton out of hospital, not at fault for crash, police say

    Charlotte Observer "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released from Carolinas Medical Center around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after spending nearly 22 hours in the hospital. Newton, who was involved in a two-car collision less than two blocks from Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, suffered a fractured..." December 10

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    .@DAnderson314 confirmed that Ron Rivera told him he will start Sunday for the #Panthers. #TBvsCAR

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    Cam Newton is in fair condition and undergoing tests at Carolinas Medical Center and will remain there overnight for observation.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    To follow up that last tweet: @WBTV_News reporting no major injuries for Cam Newton.

  • Panthers Cam Newton injured in car wreck

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken by ambulance to a hospital at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday after a truck crashed and overturned on the Church Street bridge over Interstate 277. Newton, lying prone in black workout clothes, was treated on a sidewalk along the bridge for at least 20..." December 09

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton in fair conditon after wreck

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was in fair condition at Carolinas Medical Center on Tuesday after his truck crashed and overturned on the Church Street bridge over Interstate 277. Newton, lying on a sidewalk in black workout clothes, was treated on the bridge for at least 20 minutes..." December 09

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    Further testing revealed that Cam Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries.

  • Panthers blow out rival Saints 41-10

    Charlotte Observer "After 63 days and seven games without a win, the Carolina Panthers finally came in from the cold. And with each successive score in a 41-10 beatdown of the New Orleans that no one saw coming, the Panthers sent thousands of fans spilling out of the Superdome and into the streets of New..." December 08

  • Cam Newton TD sparks wild brawl

    ESPN.com "Panthers tight end Brandon Williams was ejected after a first-quarter brawl following Cam Newton's touchdown run during Sunday's game against the Saints. Newton scored on a 2-yard dive to give the Panthers a 17-0 lead with 6:41 left in the quarter. As the Carolina quarterback got up, he got..." December 07

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    Jeeho Yoo @Jeeho_1

    Offday today; learned that #KiaTigers in #KBO signed former #OaklandAs RHP Philip Humber; yup, the same guy who threw a perfect game in '12

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Ron Rivera says he's "pretty much" ruled out RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) and G Amini Silatolu (knee) for #Saints' game.

  • Panthers waive Antoine Cason

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers haven’t been eliminated from playoff contention just yet, but a 3-8-1 record and a six-game losing streak have a way of making even the most optimistic people consider whether it is time to look to the future. Carolina is going that route at cornerback. PFT has learned, via a..." December 02

  • Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera still confident in special teams coordinator

    Charlotte Observer "A day after two more special teams failings, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he hasn’t lost confidence in special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers. The Panthers had two punts blocked and returned for touchdowns in the first half of Sunday’s 31-13 loss to Minnesota, a dubious..." December 02

  • Special teams, Bridgewater shine for Vikings in victory over Panthers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sunday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium was one of the chilliest in Vikings history, with the temperature at the noon kickoff barely hitting double digits and the wind whipping up to around 20 miles per hour, leading fans to huddle in the concourses until the national anthem called them out into the..." December 01

  • Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers have lost their swagger

    Charlotte Observer "For the better part of two months, Cam Newton hasn’t been able to put his finger on what’s wrong with the Carolina Panthers’ offense. Most of the time he says it’s a problem with execution. Other times it’s focus. Sunday, after Carolina’s 31-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings he introduced a new..." December 01

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Ron Rivera: DeAngelo has a fractured bone in his right middle finger. Day-by-day.

  • Panthers promote DT Regis, dump RB Ogbonnaya

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Panthers have released veteran running back Chris Ogbonnaya and promoted defensive tackle Micanor Regis from the practice squad." November 29

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    Cameron Newton @CameronNewton

    Lol that was ridiculous. I guess "Camnewton1" was a bad "password" choice?! Thanks again @twitter #backfromthehack

  • Some clown hacked Cam Newton's Twitter account, hilarity ensues

    Fox Sports "It's been a strange day for NFL players on social media. First, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell got into a spat with some silly fans, and now Cam Newton has been thrown into mix. Someone with too much time on their hands hacked Newton's Twitter account on Tuesday and started sending out some..." November 19

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    And yes, that's indeed the case. WR Jason Avant waived by the Panthers today.

  • Falcons hold on for dramatic 19-17 win over Panthers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kicker Matt Bryant was the star for the Falcons as he made field goals of 34,42, 29 and 44 yards and quarterback Matt Ryan added a 2-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White, who went over 10,000 yards receiver over his career. The Falcons were not safe until Carolina’s Graham Gano pushed a 46-yard..." November 17

  • Panthers to start new O-line vs. Falcons; Johnson questionable

    Charlotte Observer "With third-year guard Amini Silatolu doubtful for Sunday's game against Atlanta, the Panthers are preparing to use their sixth different offensive line combination in as many games. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects rookies Andrew Norwell and Trai Turner to start at the guard spots..." November 14

  • 'Hurt' Newton willing to shoulder blame for Panthers' woes

    Fox Sports Carolinas "It's been the prevailing sports-talk question in Charlotte and throughout the nation this week: What's wrong with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after he, and the entire team, put forth a lackluster performance against Philadelphia? Newton looked bad throwing the ball against the..." November 13

  • Cam Newton: “Yes, I’m hurt”

    Pro Football Talk "Football coaches like to say there’s a difference between being hurt and being injured. That distinction is apparently what Panthers coach Ron Rivera was making when he said on Tuesday that Cam Newton isn’t injured. Newton, who has battled rib and ankle injuries this year and now reportedly has..." November 13

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    #Panthers say MRI on LG Amini Silatolu negative. Doesn't mean he's going to be ready for Falcons, though.

  • Steve Smith thanks Panthers for vacation money

    NFL.com "Steve Smith is going to vacation in style this week, and the Panthers are paying for it. On The Jim Rome Show this week, Smith was asked a few questions about his exit from Carolina, a topic he's been very expansive on in the past. Recently, though, it seems Smith has been looking to..." November 12

  • Eagles' D batters Newton, Panthers in blowout win

    CSN Philly "They built their game plan on keeping Cam Newton from beating them with his rush, then went out and beat up Newton with their own rush. The Eagles on Monday night contained, battered, bruised and humiliated on national television one of the NFL’s most athletic, most elusive, most versatile..." November 11

  • Cam Newton's injury issues come to forefront on Monday night

    Fox Sports "Cam Newton isn't just dealing with his surgically repaired ankle. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has two bad wheels right now. Newton is nursing a right foot injury the Panthers training staff believes might be the result of compensating for the lingering soreness in his left ankle, a source..." November 11

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Ron Rivera says David Foucault will be the third tackle, behind starters Byron Bell and Nate Chandler.

  • DE Greg Hardy: 'I want to play'

    ESPN.com "Inactive Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy told ESPN.com on Friday that he's eager and hopeful to return to the Carolina Panthers this season. Hardy has been on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list, with pay, since Sept. 17 while his domestic violence case is pending. The trial in..." November 07

  • Panthers re-sign RB Chris Ogbonnaya

    Pro Football Talk "Two days after being waived, tailback Chris Ogbonnaya is back on the Panthers’ 53-player roster. Carolina re-signed Ogbonnaya on Wednesday, per the NFL’s transactions. The 28-year-old Ogbonnaya has appeared in five games as a reserve for Carolina in 2014, rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown..." November 06

  • Greg Hardy's court date pushed to 2015, Panthers career likely over

    SB Nation "With the news that the defensive end's trial has been pushed back to next year, Panthers fans have likely seen the last of Hardy. Greg Hardy had the jury trial for his domestic violence case pushed back to 2015, per a statement today given by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office. A..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Panthers release RB Chris Ogbonnaya

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers released running back Chris Ogbonnaya as part of their Week 10 preparations for the Philadelphia Eagles. Ogbonnaya was signed earlier this year during a spate of injuries to the Panthers running backs. He ran the ball 15 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in a reserve..." November 04

  • Ron Rivera thinks Greg Hardy should be reinstated if trial postponed

    SB Nation "Rivera doesn't think a rumored postponement of Hardy's domestic abuse trial should cost him more games, arguing that the star defender has already served his punishment. Assuming that reports of Greg Hardy's postponed trial date are true, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes the..." November 01

  • Cam Newton shoulders blame for Panthers loss

    NFL.com "Apparently you can tug on SuperCam's cape. Cam Newton had his third straight poor game as the Carolina Panthers fell 28-10 on Thursday night to the New Orleans Saints. Newton posted career lows in completion percentage (35.7) -- on 10-of-28 passing -- and passer rating (39.4). Newton..." October 31

  • Saints hammer Panthers 28-10 to end road woes, take NFC South lead

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints seized command of the NFC South on Thursday night, beating the Carolina Panthers 28-10 to climb into first place at the midpoint of the season. The Saints (4-4) snapped a seven-game regular-season road losing streak with a strong defensive effort that allowed the Panthers..." October 31

  • Greg Hardy’s trial is continued until after season

    Pro Football Talk "As the Panthers continue to play without defensive end Greg Hardy, they may be playing without him even longer than they had thought. Per a league source, Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges has been postponed. It had been set for November 17. A judge previously found Hardy..." October 31

  • Panthers cornerback Josh Norman adds swagger to defense

    Charlotte Observer "All week, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott had implored his unit to swarm to the ball. So when cornerback Josh Norman saw linebacker Thomas Davis put the season’s biggest hit on Seattle running back Robert Turbin, he knew he had to congratulate him. “You could hear it...." October 29

  • Benjamin: Slow 40 time helped me fall to Panthers

    NFL.com "Kelvin Benjamin slipped to No. 28 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft after running a sluggish 4.61 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. To hear the Panthers rookie tell it, the slow time was no accident. "Because I wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers," Benjamin said this week, via..." October 29

  • Panthers place Chase Blackburn on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "We knew the Panthers had a roster move coming to open up a roster spot for offensive lineman Mike Remmers, but it turns out the team had more moves in the works. The Panthers announced several moves Tuesday morning, including the arrival of Remmers from the Rams practice squad. The team also..." October 28

  • DeAngelo Williams 'ready to roll' Thursday against Saints

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers look like they'll have two parts of their three-headed backfield together for Thursday's NFC South game against New Orleans. Panthers coach Ron Rivera says franchise rushing leader DeAngelo Williams has indicated he's "ready to roll," and will practice this week for the first time..." October 27

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