Panthers Rumors & News

  • Panthers waive OL Edmund Kugbila, sign DT Chas Alecxih

    Cat Scratch Reader "According to their official Twitter account, the Panthers have signed defensive lineman Chas Alecxih, who was among the players invited to try out during the team's rookie mini-camp last week. To make room for Alecxih on the 90-man roster, the Panthers have waived the oft-injured Edmund..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Panthers sign safety Marcus Ball

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers tweaked their roster on Wednesday by waiving 2013 fourth-round pick Edmund Kugbila off of their offensive line and they made another alteration on Thursday. The team announced that they have signed safety Marcus Ball and waived safety Kimario McFadden. The moves leave the Panthers..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • What Tannehill deal might mean for Panthers' Cam Newton "What does the six-year extension Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill signed Monday mean for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? Not a lot other than the parameters for the new quarterback market became a little clearer. Tannehill's deal reportedly is for $96 million with $45..." May 19

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Told #Panthers are kicking tires on safety D.J. Swearinger, waived by #Texans today. Lot of teams would have to pass on him to get to CAR.

  • Panthers add five players from last weekend’s tryout

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers have spun the wheel, and offered jobs to five of the players who were in their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The team announced they had signed tight end Jamie Childers, defensive end Rakim Cox, guard Jordan McCray, center Ronald Patrickand fullback Lee Ward." May 11

  • Cam Newton Earns College Degree From Auburn

    Gamedayr "Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers to the playoffs last year in spite of finishing 7-8-1. Try not to focus so much on the fact the NFC South was awful last year but more on the fact that Newton took his team to the postseason. Newton has come a long way since his computer-stealing days at the..." May 11

  • Byrd’s speed impossible to ignore

    Charlotte Observer "Tryout quarterbacks Chris Bonner and Cole Jaeschke were having a little trouble finding their targets Friday morning during the first session of the Carolina Panthers’ two-day, rookie minicamp. But it would be tough for anyone to overthrow former South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd on a..." May 09

  • Tweaked hamstring a setback for Panthers first-round pick Shaq Thompson "The Carolina Panthers ended the first of a two-day minicamp on Friday without their top two draft picks due to injuries. First-round pick Shaq Thompson tweaked a hamstring early in the afternoon session. The linebacker from Washington watched the remainder from the sideline with position coach..." May 09

  • An undrafted Panthers rookie to keep an eye on: CB Garry Peters "One couldn’t help but notice cornerback Garry Peters at the Carolina Panthers rookie camp on Friday. Those orange cleats covered in yellow tape illuminated like warning lights on an ambulance. One also couldn’t help but notice the way Peters performed. He was almost always in the right..." May 09

  • LB Thompson, OT Williams, LB Mayo sign contracts "The Panthers have signed three of the five members of their 2015 rookie class. Linebacker Shaq Thompson (first round, 25th overall), offensive tackle Daryl Williams (fourth round, 102nd overall) and linebacker David Mayo (fifth round, 169th overall) made it official on Thursday. " May 07

  • Michael Oher at left tackle is 'very key' to Panthers' success "There’s a reason why my Twitter feed is filled messages about LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins and any potential interest from the Carolina Panthers. Michael Oher. If you were convinced that Oher, the focus of the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,’’ was the answer at left tackle, then you..." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Panthers ST coordinator Bruce DeHaven taking medical leave "Panthers special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven is taking a medical leave of absence for health concerns, the team announced Tuesday. DeHaven has been with Carolina since 2013 and been a special teams coach in the league for the last 28 seasons." May 05

  • Panthers agree to terms with 10 college free agents "The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 10 college free agents. The 10 undrafted rookies, along with Carolina's five draft picks, selected qualifying players on the current roster and 25-35 tryout players will participate in the Panthers' rookie minicamp May 8-9. The agreements with the..." May 04

  • Panthers get aggressive trading picks "When the Carolina Panthers' board started getting picked clean early in Friday's second round, general manager Dave Gettleman got aggressive for guy they had given a first-round grade. Carolina traded its third- and sixth-round selections to the Rams to jump 16 spots. With the 41st pick, the..." May 03

  • Panthers make another big trade-up to get their offensive tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers had a few specific and glaring needs going into this draft, but they had a talented enough roster that there wasn’t room for nine draft picks to make it. So they’ve made another bold move to target a specific player. The Panthers addressed their need for an offensive tackle by..." May 02

  • Panthers trade up with Rams to take Devin Funchess

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton has another big target to throw to in Carolina. The Panthers swung a trade with the Rams to acquire the 41st pick in the second round so that they could take Devin Funchess of Michigan. Carolina gave up two picks to move up from No. 57, giving the Rams the 89th (third round) and..." May 02

  • Carolina Panthers take versatile LB Shaq Thompson in NFL draft

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers didn’t get an offensive tackle. Instead, they drafted a do-it-all defensive player they plan to add to an already formidable linebacking corps. With former University of Florida and Mallard Creek tackle D.J. Humphries getting snatched up by Arizona one pick before the..." May 01

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most intriguing prospects in the upcoming draft pool played multiple positions in college. He intends to focus on only one in the NFL. Washington safety/linebacker/running back Shaq Thompson won the 2014 Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the most versatile player in college..." April 26

  • Panthers pick up fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

    Pro Football Talk "Some decisions on whether to pick up the fifth-year option on a first-round pick can be agonizing ones. The call to extend Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s contract through 2016 was not likely one of them. Carolina has officially picked up the option of Kuechly, its star middle linebacker,..." April 26

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Kelvin Benjamin: "I'm working coming out of my breaks on curl routes, my footwork and getting timing down with Cam."

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Panthers LB Thomas Davis on Greg Hardy: 'I hope he's not that good' in Dallas "Former Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy left the Carolina Panthers for the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason. Hardy missed most of last year after he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List in the wake of an ugly incident of alleged domestic violence, and it was pretty much a foregone..." April 20

  • Panthers meeting with Louisville WR DeVante Parker

    Cat Scratch Reader "DeVante Parker might be the most polarizing prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft. Several analysts love Parker because of his elite size, athleticism and production, but there are also many who question how much of his current skill-set will translate to the NFL. Parker’s draft projections are also all..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Carolina Panthers’ Charles Tillman, 34: ‘I can be an every-down corner’

    Charlotte Observer "During a 15-minute conference call Friday morning, new Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman shared stories that ranged from heartwarming to hilarious. In between, Tillman drove home this point: The longtime Chicago Bears standout believes he can still play. Tillman is 34 and coming..." April 11

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Panthers are expected to sign veteran CB Charles Tillman, per league source.

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    .@GregJennings tweeting he has a deal done. I'm told it's not with #Panthers.

  • Panthers sign former Jaguars RB Jordan Todman "After three years with the Jaguars, veteran running back Jordan Todman signed a one-year deal with the Panthers. After three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, veteran running back Jordan Todman signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Todman was originally drafted in the sixth..." March 31

  • Jonathan Martin: I no longer think about the Dolphins bullying case "Jonathan Martin made it clear on Monday that he didn’t want to talk about the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago in which he was the victim. He made it clear that his focus was on revitalizing his career with the Carolina Panthers, who claimed the offensive tackle off waivers on..." March 31

  • Panthers solid, not flashy in free agency

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Following a 7-9 season where the Carolina Panthers had issues all season long at myriad positions, many felt the team would be able to address those issues with free agent signings and instantly improve the team. That feeling was due in large part to general manager Dave Gettleman saying that..." March 30

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The #Panthers have signed RB @JordanTodman to a one-year deal. Welcome to #PantherNation!

  • Chris Ogbonnaya EPIC PRANK ON CAM NEWTON Surprise, I'm Not From Africa "Cam Newton is totally gonna freak when he sees this … His ex-Carolina Panthers teammate Chris Ogbonnaya told TMZ Sports he pulled off the most elaborate prank ever on the superstar QB ... and this video officially marks the end of it. Ogbonnaya -- who now plays for the NY Giants -- was..." March 28

  • Panthers still want to use the two-back system "The Carolina Panthers may have given up on all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams, but they haven’t given up on the two-back system. Coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting the Panthers ideally would like to get about 15 carries from Jonathan Stewart and then 8-10 from..." March 28

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    DT Letroy Guion visited the #Seahawks on Friday. G/T Ben Ijalana visited the #Panthers.

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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 28