Panthers Rumors & News

  • Hill could be ready to shine for Panthers in 2015 "What kept wide receiver Stephen Hill on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad for the entire 2014 season wasn’t simply his ability to contribute. Quarterback Joe Webb was a factor. In Webb, the Panthers had somebody who could play quarterback, wide receiver and special teams. To make room..." March 27

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The Panthers have claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from the 49ers.

  • Panthers add former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "On a day when another of their targets spurned them, the Panthers signed a guy they had in for a recent visit. The team announced they had signed former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract. Boykin spent three years with the Packers, but became a free agent when they..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Rivera won't address Cam contract, hopes deal is done soon "Ron Rivera was posed an interesting question on Wednesday about his franchise quarterback, one that could eventually set free agency afire and give us a new record for highest paid offensive player. What if Cam Newton, a quarterback with marketing interests elsewhere, simply wanted to let his..." March 25

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Dave Gettleman says he will exercise the fifth-yr option on Luke Kuechly. "I'd have to be brain-dead not to."

  • Owner says he let Greg Hardy leave "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it clear on Monday that it was his decision not to try to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, now a member of the Dallas Cowboys. "Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told at the NFL owners meetings. Asked why he made..." March 23

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • Panthers owner says it was his decision to let Greg Hardy walk

    The Score "Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Monday that he was the one who made the call not to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy. "Whose call would you think that would be?'' Richardson told David Newton of at the NFL owners meetings. Asked why he made the decision, Richardson..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • New Cowboy Greg Hardy: 'I don't care if [you] like me'

    Fox Sports Southwest "The signing of Greg Hardy has been controversial for the Dallas Cowboys. While the organization clearly believes in second chances, many have asked do the Cowboys have any 'moral obligations' when it comes to signing players? Hardy remains on the commissioner's exempt list after being found..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Panthers bring veteran wideout Greg Jennings in for a visit

    Black and Blue Review "As the Carolina Panthers wait on an answer from cornerback Alan Ball, they’re also considering adding a more well-known name. Two-time Pro Bowl receiver Greg Jennings was in Charlotte on Saturday for a meeting with Panthers officials, according to league sources. Jennings, who was released by..." March 22

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    Former Jaguars CB Alan Ball headed home, but hasn't ruled out signing with #Panthers, per league source.

  • Greg Hardy has a team, the Cowboys, but still no starting date for his 2015 NFL season

    Washington Post "Greg Hardy has a team for the 2015 NFL season. When he’ll actually be eligible to play for that team, the Dallas Cowboys, remains to be seen. The Cowboys agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with Hardy, the former Pro Bowl defensive end for the Carolina Panthers who spent almost all of..." March 19

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per source, Bucs have lost interest in DE Greg Hardy. So unless someone else gets involved, he'll apparently be a Cowboy.

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Cowboys could finalize deal for pass rusher Greg Hardy by Wednesday, sources say

    Dallas Morning News "Efforts to build the most competitive roster possible don’t always hinge on finding the right kind of guy. Sometimes, it’s driven by finding the right kind of pass rusher. Greg Hardy is unquestionably the latter. The best defensive player remaining on the free-agent market spent part of..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    For now, forget about Seattle and Tampa being involved. Dallas is undisputed favorite to land free-agent DE Greg Hardy.

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Panthers release TE Mike McNeill

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have reduced their tight end ranks by one. Carolina released third-year pro Mike McNeill on Monday, according to the NFL’s personnel notice." March 16

  • Sources: Cowboys Negotiating With DE Greg Hardy

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Late last week, the Cowboys’ position on free-agent pass-rusher Greg Hardy seemed clear: A lot of sacks but a lot of baggage. Their position has changed. Sources tell 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher that the Cowboys have “hit accelerator” and are negotiating with free agent DE Greg Hardy. Terms..." March 16

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers expected to sign free agent safety Kurt Coleman. Formerly with the Chiefs.

  • Report: Steelers sign DeAngelo Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made some big news on Friday afternoon by agreeing to a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. They may have some smaller news in the near future as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team is expected to sign veteran running back..." March 14

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    DeAngelo Williams still at #Steelers facility; looks like a deal will be struck. Were waiting for Mike Tomlin's arrival from OSU Pro Day

  • Greg Hardy reportedly drawing interest from six teams

    Sporting News "Without the controversy surrounding his name, Greg Hardy may have been one of the biggest Day 1 signings during free agency, but it looks like he may find a home sooner rather than later. Drew Rosenhaus, Hardy’s agent, said Friday at least six teams are after the Pro Bowl defensive..." March 13

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    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    Hearing Greg Hardy in discussions with Raiders. I would say 60-40 he gets a deal with Oakland. #NFLFreeAgency

  • Panthers sign Fast Teddy Williams to go with fast Ted Ginn

    Pro Football Talk "For the second time this offseason, the Panthers signed a fast guy named Ted to help their special teams. This time, it’s “Fast” Teddy Williams, who signed a two-year deal worth $2.3 million, per agent David Canter. Williams is a bit of a curiousity, as the five teams he’s been with are..." March 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Now here's a fit that makes a ton of sense: former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Friday, per source.

  • Panthers sign Ginn Jr. to 2-year deal, bolster special teams, offense

    Fox Sports Carolinas "The Carolina Panthers signed free agent wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a two-year deal, the team announced on Monday. Ginn was with the Panthers in 2013 and caught 36 passes for 556 yards and scored five touchdowns in addition to returning kickoffs and punts. "To be able to come back here is..." March 10

  • Panthers officially release DeAngelo Williams

    SB Nation "The Carolina Panthers have officially released DeAngelo Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was the first to announce the separation during an interview with WBTV. Williams told the outlet two weeks prior to the official announcement that he was cut by the team after a meeting with..." March 10

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

  • Panthers sign four exclusive rights free agents "The Panthers have retained four of their exclusive rights free agents by signing running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year contract and wide receiver Brenton Bersin, offensive lineman Brian Folkerts and linebacker Ben Jacobs to one-year deals. Carolina hasn't tendered other exclusive rights..." March 09

  • Carolina Panthers open free agency with questions to answer

    Charlotte Observer "Since general manager Dave Gettleman said in January the Carolina Panthers would be moving up from the dollar store this offseason, fans and media members have fumbled with department store analogies and tried to figure out how much Gettleman will charge to Jerry Richardson’s credit..." March 07

  • Panthers fill left tackle void with Michael Oher

    Pro Football Talk "Based on the way he played for the Titans, left tackle Michael Oher wouldn’t have been an upgrade for many teams. Fortunately for Oher, the Panthers were there for him. The Panthers announced they signed the former Ravens first-rounder to a two-year deal. He’ll replace the replaceable..." March 07

  • Greg Olsen signs extension with Panthers

    Carolina Panthers "Record-setting tight end Greg Olsen has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season. "It's really a dream come true," Olsen said. "Since we've come to Charlotte, we very quickly realized that this is home. This community quickly embraced our family, so we put down roots here...." March 06

  • No immediate resolution after Greg Hardy meets with NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Greg Hardy’s effort to come off the commissioner’s exempt list before free agency starts next week took him to New York on Wednesday for a meeting with league officials. Hardy has been on the list since the second week of the 2014 season as a result of domestic violence charges that led to a..." March 05

  • NFL: Hardy, on exempt list, OK to sign deal "Carolina Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. "There's nothing to prevent a player on the exempt list without a contract from signing a new one," league spokesman Greg Aiello..." March 05

  • Police Say Cam Newton Not a Person of Interest in Night Club Shooting

    Sportsnaut "Charlotte Police Department spokesperson Rob Tufano reports that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is “not a person of interest” in a shooting at Label night club that occurred last Saturday night. WSOC-TV in Charlotte posted photos and videos on Tuesday evening that showed Newton on..." March 05

  • Cam Newton was present at Charlotte club when shots fired

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was on a Charlotte nightclub stage seconds before shots were fired that injured two people last week. In a report by WSOC-TV, Newton is shown on stage with rapper Young Jeezy on Saturday evening in the moments before someone fired shots at Label..." March 04

  • Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials on Wednesday

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to meet with NFL officials Wednesday in New York about his domestic violence case, according to a league source with knowledge of the meeting. The NFL began an investigation of Hardy last month after the misdemeanor charges against him..." March 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    No tag for WRs Randall Cobb, Jeremy tag for TEs Julius Thomas, Jordan tag for Ndamukong Suh. Let bidding begin.

  • Panthers’ Final Answer: No Greg Hardy in 2015

    Black and Blue Review "Greg Hardy has spent the last week retweeting fans who want to see the defensive end play another season in Carolina. Unfortunately for him, the Panthers’ social media manager doesn’t own the team. After his domestic violence case was dismissed earlier this month, a number of Hardy’s teammates..." February 28

  • NFL won’t get evidence from Greg Hardy trial from court files

    Charlotte Observer "Between the appeals on top of appeals in the Adrian Peterson saga and the dueling motions being filed in Greg Hardy’s case, the NFL’s lawyers and those representing the players are racking up billable hours this offseason. But the mounting pile of paperwork in the Hardy file no longer contains..." February 28

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    And @ProFootballTalk said, the Doty ruling will likely become a part of Greg Hardy's argument for immediate reinstatement.

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