Panthers Rumors & News

  • 6d
    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

  • 14d
    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 "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

  • 19d
    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' "Inactive Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy told 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 "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 "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

  • 31d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    DeAngelo Williams, who will miss his 4th game with a high ankle sprain, doing pre-game sprints. Looks good for him for Thurs. vs. #Saints.

  • Panthers missing both starting guards, and yet another RB

    Pro Football Talk "It seems like it wouldn’t be a week in Carolina without another running back injury, but now that the backups to the backups are getting hurt, it’s getting ridiculous. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, replacement back Chris Ogbannaya left practice Friday with a groin injury and..." October 24

  • 33d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    Chris Ogbonnaya had stiffness in his groin, carted from practice. He's listed as questionable.

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy’s attorney preparing for Nov. 17 trial start

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week. Chris Fialko said Wednesday he is getting ready for the case to start Nov. 17, which is the..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Carolina's James Dockery to start at nickel, Andrew Norwell may start at left guard "James Dockery, among the final cuts by the Carolina Panthers in August, will get the start at nickel cornerback in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Dockery will replace veteran Charles Godfrey, who was cut on Tuesday. Godfrey was starting for rookie Bené Benwikere, who has missed..." October 22

  • Panthers dump CB Godfrey, promote G Scott "The Carolina Panthers elevated guard Chris Scott to the active roster from the practice squad and released cornerback Charles Godfrey on Tuesday. Godfrey, drafted in the third round by the Panthers in 2008, started 75 of his 82 career games with Carolina. This year, he started once and had..." October 21

  • 36d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source: #NFL informs @RiverboatRonHC that Luke Kuechly shouldn't have been ejected, wont be subjected to a fine for contact with official

  • Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay Packers and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official. "No,'' Rivera said emphatically when asked Monday if Kuechly should be fined...." October 20

  • Panthers left tackle Byron Bell is getting more attention

    Charlotte Observer "Quiet. Tender-hearted. Caring. These are not words generally associated with an offensive tackle in the NFL. But they are among the words teammates and coaches use to describe Byron Bell, who is in his fourth season with the Carolina Panthers yet remains one of their least-known..." October 19

  • 38d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) has been cleared, source says. He’ll play today vs. the #Packers.

  • 39d
    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    #Panthers have downgraded these to out for #Packers CB Bene Benwikere LB Chase Blackburn G Amini Silatolu RB F.Whittaker RB D. Williams

  • Benjamin practices, still questionable "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Green Bay. Benjamin missed the past two practices going through the league's concussion protocol, which he remains under. Coach Ron Rivera said the 28th pick in the..." October 18

  • Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin in NFL concussion protocol after Vontaze Burfict hit

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers Panthers may be without the hottest rookie receiver in the NFL this Sunday in Green Bay. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina’s first round pick from May’s draft, suffered what Panthers coach Ron Rivera called a “mild concussion” in Sunday’s 37-37 tie with Cincinnati and missed..." October 16

  • Is Panthers QB Cam Newton's running game back for good?

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When it was revealed back in March that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was going to have an ankle surgically repaired by tightening up the ligaments, the first question fans and media alike wanted to know was whether or not it would change the way he plays. In other words, would Newton..." October 16

  • 42d
    Max Henson @PanthersMax

    RB Jonathan Stewart says he is feeling much better and expects to play this week.

  • 42d
    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    WR Kelvin Benjamin did not participate in practice today due to a mild concussion. He will go through the concussion protocol.

  • 44d
    Joe Person @josephperson

    Rivera: Supposed to have Stewart back on Wednesday. A couple more week for DeAngelo.

  • Panthers angry over Vontaze Burfict’s extra leg-twisting

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had a pair of unnecessary roughness penalties before he left with a head injury yesterday. But after he returned, he had a pair of plays which were unnecessarily rough, even though they weren’t flagged. Burfict appeared to twist the ankles of both Panthers..." October 13

  • Bengals settle for tie with Panthers after missed OT field goal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A week after not responding to early adversity in New England, the Bengals responded to second-half adversity numerous times and appeared on the verge of pulling out a big win over Carolina only to settle for tie. After twice rallying from seven-point fourth-quarter deficits to take a 34-31..." October 13

  • Cam Newton ignores Kaepernick fine, wears 'Beats by Dre' headphones "Cam Newton really likes his 'Beats by Dre' headphones. The Panthers quarterback wore the headphones during pregame warmups in Cincinnati on Sunday even though there's a chance it could cost him $10,000. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined $10,000 for wearing Beats..." October 12

  • Cam Newton uninterested in pay-as-you-go contract with Panthers "The Panthers have not held any contract talks with star quarterback Cam Newton, the first-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, since this summer and none are planned, but it was made clear to the franchise at that time that Newton was not interested in doing a contract similar to the structure of..." October 12

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Contract extension for Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton? ‘In due time,’ coach says

    Charlotte Observer "With the Cincinnati Bengals holding the fourth pick in the 2011 draft, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis spent a lot of time scouting Cam Newton. Lewis was part of a Bengals contingent that traveled to Auburn to sit down with the Tigers’ quarterback, and he hosted Newton when he visited Cincinnati..." October 09

  • Panthers bounce back, beat Bears 31-24

    Charlotte Observer "As he walked through the locker room Sunday, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera gripped a game ball in his right hand. Rivera had just given game balls to several players after the Panthers’ come-from-behind, 31-24 win against Chicago, but this one Rivera was keeping for himself. “I’m taking..." October 06

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