Panthers Rumors & News

  • Ex-Carolina GM Questions if Pats Cheated to Win XXXVIII "The "DeflateGate'' controversy in New England resurrected questions former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney had about the Patriots after losing Super Bowl XXXVIII. Hurney, now the host of a weekday radio talk show on Charlotte's ESPN 730 AM and an ESPN NFL Insider, shared those..." January 24

  • Panthers' Gettleman publicly reiterates support for Newton

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has exhausted every way he knows how to say Cam Newton is the team’s franchise quarterback. The third-year GM won’t get into contract specifics, but Wednesday he told the Observer he believes Newton’s long-term future will be in Charlotte. “We..." January 22

  • Panthers Projected to Receive One Comp Pick in 2015 Draft

    Cat Scratch Reader "I was thinking we would get up to three comp picks after the free agent losses last offseason yet I failed to consider the free agents we gained: Carolina Lost (4): Mike Mitchell, Captain Munnerlyn, Ted Ginn, Brandon LaFell Gained (3): Jerricho Cotchery, Joe Webb, Antoine Cason So our..." January 20

  • GM says Panthers won't shop at 'dollar store' "The Carolina Panthers won't be bargain shopping in free agency like they were forced to a year ago due to a tight salary cap. "Last year we were shopping at the dollar store," general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday during his season-ending news conference. "This year, we might be able to..." January 13

  • Panthers will host Cris Carter's son in free-agent visit

    Sporting News "Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, will visit Carolina this week. The Panthers will host the troubled Canadian Football League star for a free-agent visit Wednesday, according to ESPN. Formerly a top college recruit, the younger Carter has faced several off-field..." January 12

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy's trial set to begin Feb. 9

    USA Today "The jury trial of Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to begin Feb. 9, the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) District Attorney's Office said Monday. The case will be prosecuted by the district attorney's domestic violence team, the office said in an e-mailed statement. "The DA's..." January 12

  • Sean McDermott to interview for Jets head coaching job

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets appear to have settled on a new General Manager after spending several days with Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan, but it doesn’t look like they’re ready to shut down the head coaching search. Dan Graziano of reports that the team will interview Panthers..." January 12

  • Cam Newton: I did a bad job of protecting the football

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had three turnovers in Saturday’s loss to the Seahawks, and he acknowledged afterward that he needed to play better. “I did a bad job of protecting the football, and when you’re playing a great defense you just have to take what they give you,” Newton said. “A..." January 11

  • Seahawks’ winning formula works again in 31-17 playoff victory over Panthers

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks’ time table has become so predictable, you can set your watch by it. The top seed in the NFC lets teams hang around for a half, maybe more. The underdogs start to believe, the CenturyLink Field crowd begins to tighten up. Then Marshawn Lynch shakes free, the Seattle defense comes..." January 11

  • Greg Hardy will stand trial on February 9

    Pro Football Talk "The bad news for the Panthers and defensive end Greg Hardy is that, when they face the Seahawks tonight in Seattle, Hardy still won’t be able to play due to: (1) his placement on the Commissioner-Exempt list pending the resolution of domestic violence charges; and (2) the delay of his trial date..." January 10

  • Kelvin Benjamin is NOT a finalist for Pepsi offensive rookie of the year

    Cat Scratch Reader "If you ever needed a reminder that NFL end-of-season awards were unbridled pots of crap, look no further than the finalists for 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. A list that excludes Kelvin Benjamin, who finished the season third in yards and touchdowns among rookie receivers. Look, I..." January 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Panthers DT Star Lotulelei has fractured his foot, source said. He’s out for the playoffs.

  • Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family OK after fire at their Charlotte home early Monday

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte fire fighters battled a two-alarm fire early Monday at a home owned by Panthers coach Ron Rivera. The structure fire was reported just after 4 a.m. at the home on Heydon Hall Circle in south Charlotte. When fire fighters responded, they saw heavy smoke and fire. Fire officials said..." January 05

  • Greg Hardy nets $48K from win "The more that the Carolina Panthers win, the more defensive end Greg Hardy makes. Even though Hardy is on the commissioner's exempt list and awaiting a jury trial after being found guilty by a district court judge on domestic violence charges, he made an extra $48,000 for Carolina's playoff win..." January 04

  • Panthers players laud the leadership of Ron Rivera

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers were thrashing the Cardinals last night at halftime, beating them every way imaginable except the scoreboard. Two dumb mistakes by young players had left them down 14-13, so you can only imagine what the halftime locker room was like. As it turns out, it was just like the rest of..." January 04

  • Carolina Panthers shut down Arizona Cardinals 27-16

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers are moving on in the playoffs after the most suffocating defensive performance in NFL postseason history. The Panthers harassed Arizona third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley all game Saturday and held the Cardinals under 100 yards in a dominant 27-16 victory on a wet,..." January 04

  • Panthers wideout out for game, which might help

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers will be without a receiving target in the second half, which might actually help them. Panthers rookie wideout Philly Brown left the game just before halftime with a shoulder injury, and won’t return. That might help the Panthers out oddly enough, as their offense has skewed..." January 03

  • A.J. Klein, Dan Williams questionable for Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "A majority of Cardinals and Panthers players listed on the injury report appear set to play in Saturday’s wild card game in Charlotte, but both clubs do have a few health concerns. Two Cardinals — reserve guard Jonathan Cooper (wrist, knee) and nose tackle Dan Williams (foot) — are questionable..." January 03

  • One gutsy roster move saved Panthers' season

    Fox Sports Carolinas "The move Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera made immediately following an embarrassing loss to Minnesota on Nov. 30, seemed irrelevant at the time. Now, it's one of the main reasons a lost season was saved. In that game against the Vikings -- in which..." January 02

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Ron Rivera reiterated it looks like DeAngelo Williams "is ready to roll."

  • Back-to-back NFC South Champion Panthers "pluck up" the Falcons, 34-3

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers 2014 season has been one for the books. It has been as up-and-down as Kelvin Benjamin’s catching ability. As dramatic as Josh Norman’s turnaround. As shocking as the offensive lines and defensive lines’ comeback. And as miraculous as Cam Newton’s healing after a..." December 29

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    I do. "@NiiOdoiYemoh: @DNewtonespn do you think panthers move on from Deangelo after this season?"

  • Panthers coach replaces stolen gifts "Eric Washington, the Carolina Panthers' defensive line coach, gave one family a holiday to remember by replacing their stolen Christmas gifts. Washington saw a local television report about Crystal Davis, a single mother of five whose house was robbed Sunday. According to NBC Charlotte, the..." December 27

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    Jonathan Stewart getting the day off for #Panthers. DeAngelo Williams taking first-team snaps.

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    Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

    Ron Rivera says Cam Newton (lower back) came out of Sunday's game in good health. He should have no issues moving forward this week.

  • Carolina Panthers control own destiny after 17-13 win over Cleveland Browns

    Charlotte Observer "Given up for dead last month following a six-game losing streak, the Carolina Panthers are very much alive. The Panthers will play a winner-take-all game for the NFC South title next week at Atlanta after dispatching Cleveland 17-13 on a gray Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers’..." December 22

  • Cam Newton rips “classless” fans who cheered Manziel injury

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton said he liked the support he heard from the home fans Sunday. But he didn’t like the ones who cheered when Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel went down with a hamstring injury. Newton said he thought it was “classless,” when some fans cheered as Manziel was being tended to by..." December 22

  • Panthers are closing in on a 1,000-yard receiving duo

    Charlotte Observer "The last – and only – time the Carolina Panthers had two 1,000-yard pass catchers, Kelvin Benjamin was 8 years old. This year, the Panthers’ rookie receiver is just a handful of first-down catches from being half of the second duo in team history to accomplish the feat. Benjamin and tight..." December 20

  • Panthers' Cam Newton cleared to start vs. Browns "Cam Newton will start for the Panthers on Sunday. Just two weeks after walking away from a massive car accident in Charlotte and sustaining a pair of transverse process fractures in his back, the Pro Bowl quarterback will return to the field against the Browns in a make-or-break game at Bank of..." December 20

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton set to start Sunday against Browns

    Charlotte Observer "If the Carolina Panthers are to stay alive another week in the NFC South playoff race, it likely will be with their franchise quarterback behind center. Barring any physical setbacks over the next couple of days, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton is on target to start Sunday’s game..." December 19

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    AJ Klein, DeAngelo Williams and Amini Silatolu were limited in practice. Everything else, including Newton, participated in all of practice.

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Cam Newton wouldn't say if he expects to start "I'm fine either way it goes. I don't want to be a distraction."

  • 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 "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" "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 "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