Panthers Rumors & News

  • Star Lotulelei, Trai Turner do not dab in team picture

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dab has become a theme for the Carolina Panthers this season, led by MVP quarterback Cam Newton. Cam dabbed after touchdowns during the season. The team also posed together for Dab photos during games sometimes. So when it came time for team photos at the Super Bowl, of course there was going..." February 07

  • Greg Olsen beard is long and his wife hates it

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Olsen has a distinguished look for the Carolina Panthers because of his long beard. He looks like a Viking with the Nordic facial hair all long, and not everyone in his family loves it. “My daughter’s not thrilled with it, she doesn’t love it. My boys, they don’t really care. My wife, she..." February 07

  • Manning vs. Newton proves opposites attract

    ESPN "Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton -- man, it could have been something if only they were born around the same time. Go ahead and consider what defined the enduring sports rivalries of the past. Ali and Frazier. Arnie and Jack. Russell and Chamberlain. Chrissie and Martina. Magic and Bird. The..." February 07

  • Cam Newton gets MVP song from Young Jeezy ‘Hit Um’

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton was rightfully named NFL MVP on Saturday. The Carolina Panthers quarterback threw for 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 636 yards and 10 more scores. Oh yeah, he also led the Panthers to a 15-1 season. Not too shabby. " February 07

  • Cam Newton named NFL's Most Valuable Player "This has been the season of Cam Newton. The only question is whether the new league MVP will finish it all off on Sunday with a Super Bowl title. Newton was named the league's Most Valuable Player at NFL Honors on Saturday night, winning 48 of the 50 possible votes from The Associated Press...." February 07

  • Ron Rivera named 2015 NFL Coach of the Year "For the second time in three years, Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers has captured the NFL's highest coaching honor. Rivera was announced as the NFL Coach of the Year during Saturday's NFL Honors award show. Most analysts wrote the Panthers off as a legitimate Super Bowl contender when..." February 07

  • Cam Newton snags offensive player of the year

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t at the NFL Honors show in San Francisco on Saturday because he’s trying to win the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, but he’s going to be going home with some hardware whether or not the Panthers can win the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise..." February 07

  • Flurry of Broncos bets evens out action on Super Bowl 50 teams

    ESPN "The early betting action in Las Vegas on Super Bowl 50 was lopsided toward the favored Carolina Panthers. But that's changing. In fact, so much money has been showing up on the Denver Broncos recently that some sports books are beginning to wonder if they'll actually be rooting for the..." February 07

  • Broncos defenders will try to slow 'x-factor' Greg Olsen "The Denver Broncos faced Rob Gronkowski twice, Travis Kelce twice, Antonio Gates twice, Heath Miller and Gary Barnidge, among other tight ends. Sunday they will attempt to slow Greg Olsen. "We've been battle-tested going against the tight ends," corner Chris Harris Jr. said this week, via the..." February 06

  • Broncos’ C.J. Anderson: “There’s no pressure on us. There’s nobody picking us.”

    Denver Post "It’s been their mantra all season, but the underdog mentality has reached peak status for Super Bowl 50. Most oddsmakers have the Panthers as 5.5-point favorites with some going as high as a full touchdown. The Broncos aren’t upset or bothered; instead they’ll use it as fuel." February 06

  • Bruno Mars to join Beyoncé in Super Bowl halftime show

    Entertainment Weekly "Bruno Mars will join Beyoncé on the field for a major moment during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. A source tells EW that Mars has been spotted rehearsing at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and in one of his numbers, he’s singing alongside Beyoncé. The pair will unite for a big..." February 06

  • Thomas Davis: Get this 'clown' Harrison off the air "Rodney Harrison isn't afraid to be frank. Harrison, who played for the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers during his 15-year career, joined the The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday. Harrison initially said he had no problem with Cam Newton's touchdown celebrations but the former safety..." February 06

  • Cam Newton quit baseball because he was afraid of getting hit

    Sun Times "There aren’t many quarterbacks in the NFL who can take a hit like Cam Newton does, especially after he scrambles out of the pocket. The fact that Newton is so used to getting hit by defenders makes the reason he decided to quit baseball rather odd. Chris Landers of Cut 4 dug up an ESPN article..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

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    Ron Rivera says Jared Allen and Thomas Davis are expected to be ready to play on Sunday in the Super Bowl.

  • Ex-Panther Brad Hoover still believes the Patriots cheated

    Pro Football Talk "As the Panthers try to win their first championship in franchise history, players from the team that lost in the Panthers’ previous Super Bowl appearance think they got cheated. The latest ex-Panther to say so is Brad Hoover, who said on 610 WFNZ that he thinks the Patriots spied on the..." February 05

  • Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl: Disrespect for our unit 'pisses me off

    CBS Sports "You've undoubtedly heard some form of the line that "the Panthers have no weapons" throughout this season. That argument is a large part of the basis of the Cam Newton for MVP campaign. Ted Ginn, Philly Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Devin Funchess, Brenton Bersin; it's not exactly the most..." February 04

  • Josh Norman, maybe NFL's best trash-talker since Sharpe, eyes Manning

    Denver Post "Josh Norman wore a Lucha Libre mask and scatted through a barrage of Super Bowl questions this week like a jazz musician on a caffeine bender. One moment he's riffing on playing Peyton Manning as a video game character — "Every time I picked up the controller with friends, I ended up putting up..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Brady, Cam, Beckham have NFL’s best-selling jerseys

    Pro Football Talk "Deflategate, dancing and dirty play aside, Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Odell Beckham Jr. have the NFL’s three best-selling jerseys. Although all three players have been described as polarizing at times, when released its latest jersey rankings, they showed Brady on top, followed by..." February 04

  • Ken Dorsey helps develop Cam Newton into MVP favorite

    CSN Bay Area "Nobody would ever confuse quarterback Cam Newton’s playing style with his position coach, who forged a six-year NFL career. “I played one year in the CFL," Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey said, "and we did have some zone read, but ..." There was no need for him to finish the..." February 03

  • Josh Norman upset with 'two-hand tag' direction of NFL

    USA Today "Josh Norman says he’s honored to be playing in Super Bowl 50, but the Carolina Panthers cornerback doesn’t like the direction the NFL is headed. “I would like for it to go back to the way it used to be,” Norman said. “The way the league is going, I think everyone wants to see points, points,..." February 03

  • J.J. Watt explains why he's perfectly OK with Cam Newton's TD dances

    CBS Sports "Lost in all the discussion about Cam Newton and his celebrations is one very simple fact: football is fun. Or supposed to be anyway. Fortunately for the world, All-Pro Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt reminded everyone during a Q&A of this very fact by pointing out he's totally on..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Panthers' Rivera says Davis receiving treatment 3 times a day

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that linebacker Thomas Davis is receiving treatment three times a day in order to play in Super Bowl 50, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Davis guaranteed he'd be able to play Sunday despite breaking his arm during the NFC Championship Game. After..." February 02

  • Mike Tolbert is revitalizing the fullback position and making it fun

    SB Nation "There's just something inherently awesome about a really large man carrying a football, and as far as NFL fullbacks go, no one comes close to matching the running style and celebration swag of the Panthers' Mike Tolbert. It's easy to like a 5'9, 250-pound guy that can dunk a basketball and has..." February 02

  • Lady Gaga to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 50

    Fox Sports "Lady Gaga is on quite a roll. Coming off a memorable Golden Globe win for her acting role in "American Horror Story," the NFL has announced that the singer-songwriter is going to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 this Sunday. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will perform in..." February 02

  • Josh Norman rages over Odell Beckham, Deion Sanders with renewed shots

    New York Post "Odell Beckham Jr. is still crazy after all these weeks to Josh Norman. The Panthers’ brash cornerback said he continues to shake his head in dismay at Beckham for the Giants star’s antics in their infamously physical showdown at MetLife Stadium last month. “Shoot, that man’s crazy,” Norman..." February 02

  • Radio analyst Eugene Robinson to team: Don’t mess up like I did at Super Bowl

    Charlotte Observer "Panthers color analyst Eugene Robinson addressed the team before the Panthers left Charlotte on Sunday, warning players of the pitfalls and temptations that can ruin Super Bowl week. Robinson knows the subject all too well. Robinson was arrested the night before Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami..." February 02

  • Panthers’ Graham Gano welcomes Super Bowl spotlight, pressure

    Charlotte Observer "If Super Bowl 50 comes down to Graham Gano’s foot, he will not only be ready for the moment, he will welcome it. “That’s kind of why I started playing football,” said Gano, the Carolina Panthers’ kicker. “I liked the rush, the opportunity to win the game with one play. Those are the moments you..." February 02

  • Sean McDermott says he had talks with Eagles "Sean McDermott might not have gotten a formal interview with the Eagles for their head coaching vacancy, but the Panthers defensive coordinator said that he spoke to the team early in the process. "We did talk," McDermott said Monday during Super Bowl media night. "We had some preliminary..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Von Miller sees no issue with Cam Newton's gold Versace pants

    The Score "Cam Newton is the center of attention ahead of the Super Bowl, and the Denver Broncos keyed on the star quarterback as they prepare for the game of their lives. During Super Bowl Opening Night, members of the Broncos were reverential towards the MVP favorite. "Cam is a super tough player to..." February 01

  • Thomas Davis practices with a cast on his broken forearm

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been saying since he broke his arm in the NFC Championship Game that he’ll play in the Super Bowl, and he took a big step toward that today. Davis was a participant in the Panthers’ first practice of Super Bowl week, at San Jose State." February 01

  • Warren Moon on Cam Newton: People act like he got away with rape

    Larry Brown Sports "Warren Moon is tired of the criticism Cam Newton has faced over the last several years, and the Hall of Fame quarterback has a very graphic way of expressing his emotions on the topic. Moon, who has been a mentor to Newton for a long time, recently spoke to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports about the..." February 01

  • Is race really a factor in how Cam Newton is perceived?

    Fox Sports "Warren Moon is under no illusion regarding Cam Newton. The mentor understands his mentee has made mistakes in the past, didn't handle adversity very well early in his career and even now could stand to shorten some of his celebrations. It's just that Moon can't figure out why the backlash the..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • Panthers' Super Bowl plan: Ignore Peyton Manning’s gestures and calls

    USA Today "All the “Omaha!” calls, the hand gestures and other tricks in Peyton Manning’s arsenal are right there on film for any opposing player to figure out. The problem is Manning switches things up so often, it becomes an exercise in futility. Is Manning flipping the play to the opposite side of..." February 01

  • How Giants rejected Panthers’ golden-touch GM for Jerry Reese

    New York Post "There is a time to strive and push and aspire and grind it out, hoping, maybe expecting, for great things and the big payoff. For 25 years, Dave Gettleman dreamed the dream, fought the good fight, enjoyed his victories, crafted a fine career in NFL personnel, largely unknown outside the circle but..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Outside criticism of Cam a non-issue inside Panthers locker room

    Pro Football Talk "Much of the dead week between the conference title games and a some-star game that should die was spent talking about why Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets criticized and whether and to what extent there’s a racial component to it. Inside the team’s locker room, however, it’s a..." January 31

  • Panthers' patience with Rivera should be example to rest of league

    The Score "Ron Rivera's Carolina Panthers are just one win away from their first Super Bowl title in franchise history. That is a sentence that few would have believed possible just two seasons ago when Rivera was closer to the unemployment line than a Lombardi Trophy. In 2013, Rivera's third season in..." January 31

  • Ron Rivera on facing Peyton: It'll be a 'chess match' "One week remains until Carolina's looming date with Denver in Super Bowl 50. The Panthers' defense is quickly finding out how difficult it is to crack Peyton Manning's code. Rather than spending hours agonizing over Manning's various gestures and calls, the Panthers are opting for a simple..." January 31

  • Brandon Marshall doesn't 'want my QB dancing' (but likes Cam Newton)

    CBS Sports "It wouldn't be the week before Super Bowl week without a storyline already becoming excessive. In this case it's the debate about Cam Newton, who was thrust into the limelight further after he posited that he's perceived differently as an African-American quarterback because people aren't used to..." January 31

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Panthers practiced with piped-in noise on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s fully-padded practice for the Carolina Panthers included something that the team doesn’t know how much the Super Bowl will entail: Noise. As explained by Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers piped in extra decibels in order to prepare for whatever sounds may be coming..." January 30

  • Davis looking forward to playing despite '11 or 12' metal screws in arm "Thomas Davis watch is ongoing in Charlotte, but the Panthers linebacker says there's nothing to see here. "I'm excited about where I am right now," Davis told NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon. "(My status) hasn't changed, still looking forward to playing on Super Bowl Sunday. "I want to go out..." January 30

  • Panthers list seven players as questionable for Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "We’re a week away from the final official injury report of the year, and the Panthers seem to be in pretty good shape heading into Super Bowl 50. On the report the team released today, seven players are listed as questionable for Super Bowl 50, including linebacker Thomas Davis, who had surgery..." January 29

  • Panthers' Kuechly thinks Peyton Manning has 'still got all the throws'

    The Score "It's generally agreed that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is not the player he once was. Four neck surgeries and Father Time have appeared to sap much of his arm strength, leaving him to utilize his wealth of experience to remain effective. While the 39-year-old has endured the..." January 29