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  • Kelvin Benjamin practices for 1st time since tearing ACL

    The Score "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin practiced Thursday for the first time since tearing his ACL in last year's training camp. Benjamin participated in individual drills, but skipped 11-on-11 work. That's likely because the Panthers want to be extremely cautious in easing their 2014..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Panthers coach confident with trio of rookie cornerbacks

    The Score "After rescinding Josh Norman's franchise tag and releasing Brandon Boykin a month after signing him, the Carolina Panthers are going to be asking a lot of their rookie cornerbacks The Panthers selected three players to help fill the void of their lost veterans. James Bradberry was selected in..." May 23

  • Panthers SLB Shaq Thompson was involved in a car crash Sunday morning in North Carolina

    Black and Blue Review "Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone is in a Charlotte hospital after a car accident involving Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Sunday at 7:45 a.m. in Weddington, N.C. Boone and Thompson, who don't know each..." May 23

  • Panthers sign WRs Byrd, Palmer

    panthers.com "The Panthers have signed free agents LaRon Byrd and Tobais Palmer, a pair of journeyman wide receivers from ACC schools. To make room on the 90-roster man, Carolina waived rookie tight ends Andrew Bonnet and Jake McGee. Byrd played at the University of Miami and has spent time with six..." May 21

  • Ron Rivera says Cam Newton has ‘an awful lot of room to grow’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton helped lead his team to 15 regular season wins and a Super Bowl appearance this past season. And while Newton delighted fans all season long by handing out souvenirs and tallying a ridiculous 45 touchdowns, head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged his..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Gas station shooting victim is nephew of Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr.

    Fox 8 Cleveland "The victim shot and killed at an East Cleveland gas station Wednesday night has been identified as Diamond Russell, a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School's football coach, confirmed to Fox 8's Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was a football player set to..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Panthers release Brandon Boykin two months after signing him

    CBS Sports "The Carolina Panthers released Brandon Boykin on Monday, becoming the third team in just over 10 months to cut ties with him. Boykin signed with Carolina in late March after spending the 2015 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was expected to be the Panthers' slot cornerback and to compete..." May 16

  • Cam Newton comes to the rescue after Oprah's boyfriend forgets his shoes

    The Score "Oprah Winfrey found herself in a bit of a jam while in Charlotte on Sunday to speak at a graduation ceremony, so naturally, she called Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, forgot one of his size-15 shoes. Fortunately, Newton was able to lend..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Panthers cut CB Brandon Boykin after signing him in March

    Charlotte Observer "Less than two months after signing him to compete for the nickel cornerback position, the Carolina Panthers cut Brandon Boykin on Monday. The move comes after rookie minicamp when Carolina’s three drafted cornerbacks debuted. Panthers coach Ron Rivera spoke highly of their start, and clearly..." May 16

  • Panthers pleased with rookie cornerbacks, feel no urgency to sign a veteran

    Charlotte Observer "With Jerraud Powers signing with Baltimore, Antonio Cromartie and Leon Hall now head the list of available veteran cornerbacks. But after Carolina drafted three corners last month, the Panthers are not in the market. Coach Ron Rivera left open the possibility the Panthers could add a cornerback..." May 15

  • Panthers sign first-rounder Vernon Butler, wrap up draft class

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers will take the field for their first rookie minicamp later this morning, and when they do, their entire draft class will be signed. The team announced that first-round pick Vernon Butler had signed, wrapping up the last of the deals with their five picks." May 13

  • Josh Norman in D.C.: ‘I Can Have It All Here’

    SI "Thunderclouds dim a sleepy Monday afternoon in the nation’s capital, and with Congress in recess, D.C.’s newest power player roams the Capitol building undisturbed. Josh Norman, the cornerback who commanded a five-year, $75 million contract from the Redskins after a cyclonic few days of free..." May 12

  • Former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams’ foundation offers free mammograms

    Charlotte Observer "Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will be back in Charlotte helping the community this weekend. Williams, through his foundation and the Charlotte Knights, will host an event Saturday providing mammography screenings for low-income, under-insured or uninsured women in the..." May 12

  • Cam Newton Makes Kids' Dreams Come True with New Nickelodeon Show

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spent all of last season making kids' dreams come true by handing youngsters footballs after he scored touchdowns. The season has come to a close, but the acts of kindness are still going strong. Newton spent the early part of this offseason producing..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Panthers Ink Bradberry and Sandland to Rookie Deals

    Cat Scratch Reader "The team announced yesterday that 2nd round CB James Bradberry and 7th round TE Beau Sandland have signed their rookie contracts, in a move that was entirely not shocking and expected by even the most unaware of Facebook commenters. Of course, rookies signing their contracts isn't as big a deal..." May 10

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Panthers rookie Zack Sanchez not ready for Josh Norman comparisons

    Charlotte Observer "Zack Sanchez has never met Josh Norman or watched him play in person. All Sanchez knows about Norman is what he’s seen on tape – and the fact that everyone keeps comparing Sanchez to the Carolina Panthers’ former Pro Bowl cornerback. Cornerback Zack Sanchez played football at Oklahoma, but..." May 09

  • Panthers see playing Thursday opener as competitive disadvantage

    Pro Football Talk "For the Super Bowl winner, the right to host the first regular game of the season on the Thursday night of Week One is viewed as an honor. But for the team that has to go on the road to play the Super Bowl winner, it’s not necessarily a good thing. That’s the word from Panthers General Manager..." May 06

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Josh Norman on Odell Beckham Jr.: "He's trying to steal my bologna" (he mentions bologna six times in the article)

    USA Today "The feud between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t appear to be dying down and likely won’t after what ran in the Player’s Tribune on Monday. The Norman-Beckham title bout from late last year that escalated into several..." May 02

  • Panthers G.M. admits drafting to need, but says he didn’t reach

    Black and Blue Review "Last Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Carolina Panthers shocked the NFL by releasing Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman from his franchise tag, general manager Dave Gettleman was asked if the decision would affect his strategy in this week's draft. "No," he answered, before breaking out the..." May 01

  • Undrafted safety Jeremy Cash signs with Panthers

    The Score "Former Duke safety Jeremy Cash signed with the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted, the player confirmed Saturday. Upon signing his contract, Cash said he'd contribute to relief efforts aiding those affected by the recent floods in Houston. Cash was considered by some to the best player..." May 01

  • Lions' Bob Quinn refutes Vernon Butler, says team made no promises to prospects

    Michigan Live "Defensive tackle Vernon Butler said the Detroit Lions told him they would draft him with the No. 16 pick in the first round before the team selected Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker. On Saturday, Lions general manager Bob Quinn emphatically denounced that accusation. "No one from my..." May 01

  • The Panthers draft a cornerback while he's fixing his mom's toilet

    CBS Sports "Finally Panthers fans can rest easy, because the team has drafted a cornerback. Pretty much everyone following the Panthers was concerned after Dave Gettleman rescinded Josh Norman's franchise tag and watched the Pro Bowl corner head to the Redskins on a major free-agent contract. Their pick..." April 30

  • Panthers add another defensive tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers added a defensive tackle to the roster on Thursday night when they made Vernon Butler the 30th overall pick of the draft and the position group got a little deeper on Friday. PFT reported Friday afternoon that the Panthers claimed Robert Thomas off of waivers from the Dolphins and..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    LOL. The #Panthers who need no help at DT take #LaTech DT Vernon Butler at No. 30. Of course they do #Gettleman.

  • Panthers take defensive tackle Vernon Butler at No. 30

    Pro Football Talk "Dave Gettleman can’t get enough hog mollies. Despite having a pair of young starting defensive tackles, the Panthers General Manager added another one, using the 30th pick on Louisiana Tech big man Vernon Butler. The Panthers just picked up the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round Star..." April 29

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Cam Newton says he let people down with post-Super Bowl press conference

    ESPN "Cam Newton called it a “great responsibility" when the Carolina Panthers made the Heisman Trophy quarterback the first pick of the 2011 NFL draft. The league's 2015 MVP apparently has come around in taking some responsibility for his abbreviated post-game press conference following a 24-10..." April 28

  • Josh Norman: I don't care about matchup with Odell Beckham

    The Score "When Josh Norman signed with the Washington Redskins and joined the NFC East, it was inevitable that his rivalry with New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would resurface. Beckham declined to comment on Norman's division arrival in his first media session since the signing, but Giants..." April 27

  • Josh Norman says Redskins contract was like getting a Tiffany's ring

    Sporting News "Josh Norman seems happier than ever with his new gig in Washington, D.C. The former Panthers cornerback sat down with ESPN's Mike and Mike, where he compared his five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins to receiving the holy grail of engagement rings: a Tiffany's rock. “They had a big..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Bills GM explains how Andrew Luck spoiled plan to draft Cam Newton

    CBS Sports "Almost exactly five years ago, the Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Broncos then selected Von Miller. The Bills rounded off the top-three by grabbing Marcell Dareus. Without even getting into the picks that followed (A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio..." April 26

  • Panthers exercise Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option

    panthers.com "The Panthers have officially exercised the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, keeping him under contract through the 2017 season. General manager Dave Gettleman told reporters the team planned to exercise the option back at the NFL Annual Meeting. "Star has not..." April 26

  • Kelvin Benjamin on target for full return in training camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers may draft a wide receiver at some point this week, but a rookie is unlikely to be the most significant addition to their 2015 receiving corps. That honor is going to go to Kelvin Benjamin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Benjamin has been making steady progress in..." April 25

  • Josh Norman on facing Odell Beckham: It’s gonna be fun

    Pro Football Talk "Among the talking points that have cropped up since cornerback Josh Norman’s surprise move from the Panthers to the Redskins is that Norman will be facing off with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham twice during the 2016 season. Norman and Beckham engaged in a battle of words leading into last..." April 25

  • Josh Norman responds to Patrick Peterson: I know my worth

    Pro Football Talk "Shortly after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson took a shot at Norman, writing on Twitter, “Know your worth.” As it turned out, Norman was worth more on the free market than just the $14 million franchise tender the..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Bashaud Breeland’s initial reaction to Josh Norman’s signing? “Disrespect”

    Washington Post "Bashaud Breeland wasn’t among the players tweeting congratulations to Josh Norman when the news broke Friday that the Redskins had signed the free agent cornerback to a five-year, $75 million contract. After all, Norman’s arrival meant that Breeland was no longer Washington’s No. 1 player in the..." April 25

  • Josh Norman made last-ditch effort to stay in Carolina

    Charlotte Observer "For seven weeks the franchise tag the Panthers had placed on their Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman went unsigned. All the document needed was Norman’s signature to guarantee a $13.95 million salary for a season for the Panthers’ fifth-round pick from 2012. But Norman and his agent Mike George..." April 25

  • Carolina Panthers running back arrested for reckless driving

    WSOCTV "The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a Carolina Panthers' running back was arrested Saturday night for reckless driving on Interstate 85. Troopers said Cameron Artis-Payne was driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 near Exit 14 in Gaston County. Artis-Payne was charged with reckless..." April 25

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