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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carolina Panthers’ head coach Ron Rivera could miss beginning of training camp after brother’s death

Sad news for the Carolina Panthers and Ron Rivera on Tuesday as the head coach’s brother passed away. Mickey Rivera, 56, passed away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, a team official confirmed this evening, via ESPN.com. My brother Mickey passed today. He was one of my 1st & best teammates. Love u bro #RIP #Riverabrothers4ever pic.twitter.com/m8ThLJq303 ...
Via EndZoneScore
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign OTs Tony Hills & Davonte Wallace, Waive RB Darrin Reaves

The Carolina Panthers signed offensive tackles Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace to contracts on Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. To make room for the new additions, the Panthers also placed RB Darrin Reaves on waivers. Hills, 30, is a former fourth round pick of the Steelers back in 2008. He spent two years in Pittsburgh before brief stops ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Storylines Heading Into Carolina Panthers Training Camp

  Cam Newton’s Potential Cam Newton experienced an injury-ridden 2014 season. Due to a variety of ailments, Newton missed two starts last season. Over the course of the season, Newton struggled mightily, and he was the victim of extreme negativity by the media. Despite this, Newton improved in the latter quarter of the season and was instrumental in Carolina’s playoff run....
Via TopSportsReport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three players that will get you amped for Carolina Panthers training camp

Are you ready for the start of the season? At this point, we’re so close to actual football that everyday I don’t have football is legitimately painful. I need it! It’s been way too long! AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best corner backers Five Things: The favorites to win NFL Defensive ROY honors Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFC West in 2015 First...
Via cover32
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Gettleman: 'We feel we've got a stronger roster than last year'

The Carolina Panthers made some offseason additions, but not many that would really blow you away on paper. Still, the Panthers should be a stronger team across the board in 2015, a statement that especially stands true if you ask general manager Dave Gettleman. As David Newton of ESPN reports, Gettleman was in Spartanburg, South Carolina preparing for training camp while answering...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers OT Jonathan Martin Retiring From NFL Due To Back Injury

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that former Panthers OT Jonathan Martin is retiring from the NFL due to a back injury. According to Rapoport, Martin decided to call it a career rather than undergo back surgery. Rapoport adds that Martin’s back injury would have cost him the entire 2015 season. Martin, 25, had another year ... The post Panthers OT Jonathan Martin...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The three most amazing Carolina Panthers paintings you’ll ever find

A couple weeks ago, we looked at some of the worst Carolina Panthers tattoos you’ll ever find, but of course, there are more (often better) ways to express your Panthers love through art. You don’t necessarily HAVE to get inked up to prove you’re a true member of Panther Nation. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best corner backers Five Things: The favorites to win NFL...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin says he's 'at playing weight' and is 'feeling good'

Kelvin Benjamin had a bit of scrutiny surrounding him this offseason when Ron Rivera suggested that he may have been a bit overweight at OTAs. It all really began when Benjamin dealt with a hamstring injury. Fortunately for Panthers fans and the team, the second-year wide receiver looks poised and ready to make some noise in 2015, according to David Newton of ESPN. “I'm looking...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-9-1) OPEN CAMP: July 31, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. LAST YEAR: Panthers battled back from 3-8-1 record to become first team to repeat as NFC South champions - despite finishing with losing record. It was rough season for QB Cam Newton, who had offseason ankle surgery, fractured two ribs in preseason and later broke two bones in his back following...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers to Host School Shopping Spree

Shortly before the Panthers start training camp Friday at Wofford College, they’ll host another event that’ll have plenty of adrenaline and bodies running around.This Tuesday, Panthers wide receiver and former Wofford Terrier Brenton Bersin will lead a group of twenty-eight elementary school students on a shopping spree for new school supplies. A Charlotte native, Bersin has...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers CB Josh Norman on His Way to Elite Status

It is no secret for Panthers fans that their favorite team’s secondary is young and on the rise. It would be foolish for anyone to think that the Carolina secondary is the same unit from a few years back that only performed well because of the defensive line but could not hold their own.Nope, times have changed. The secondary was infiltrated with youth towards the latter half of...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin says he is healthy, at perfect weight

Last month Carolina Panthers second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was reportedly having a battle with his weight along with dealing with a bum hamstring. Whether it was some extra laps around the field, more time on the treadmill or a stricter diet, Benjamin —who was 245 pounds in his rookie year—now claims he is at his “perfect” weight. “I’m not on the scale...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Panthers were one of the best teams in the whole NFL in 2013, winning 12 games and the NFC South and finishing the season 4th in rate of moving the chains differential. They were dominant on both sides of the ball, ranking 6th in rate of moving the chains and 5th in rate of moving the chains allowed. In 2014, the Panthers repeated as NFC South champions, the first...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Cameron Artis-Payne may be the Carolina Panthers’ secret weapon

This season will be the first season that Panther’s running back Jonathan Stewart will have the backfield all to himself, so naturally the conversation has been focused on Stewart thus far. As many of you know, though, Stewart has missed significant time during his career due to injuries. Whenever anyone talks about an injury prone running back, it doesn’t take long before someone...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Cam Newton’s younger brother shows off skills

Former Heisman Trophy winner and current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a pretty big deal on the Auburn campus. That is mainly because he led the team to its first national championship since 1957 in 2010 when they defeated Oregon in the BCS title game. It looks like Caylin Newton, Cam’s younger brother, may be following in the former number one overall pick in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Carolina Panthers Betting Odds

These are betting odds for the Carolina Panthers for the 2015 football season.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Cam Newton’s Little Brother Showing Off His Quarterback Skills At Auburn Today

Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and current Carolina Panthers signal caller Cam Newton is kind of a big deal on Auburn’s campus after winning a title for the Tigers. So when his little brother – 2017 ATH Caylin Newton – stops by to workout for the coaching staff, people take notice, and that’s just what happened Thursday afternoon. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound athlete...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Cam Newton Plays Wide Receiver in Flag Football Game

Would the Carolina Panthers want their $100 million quarterback running routes and playing wide receiver during the offseason? After Steve Smith broke his arm playing flag football a handful of years ago, probably not. Watch as Newton lines up to catch a pass during a game of flag football. Cam Newton out here playing flag football @naijasprince pic.twitter.com/T6kG8jaSdT — #LilBillFromTheP...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Carolina Panthers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Carolina Panthers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Panthers start horribly, get hot late thanks to rejuvenated play on defense and sneak into the playoffs despite a losing record in the terrible NFC South. Then they even manage to win a postseason game...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Stewart Finally the Feature Back for Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 03: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals in the 1st half during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) The releasing of DeAngelo Williams by the Carolina Panthers ended a seven-year run shared...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: five keys to a successful 2015 season

The Carolina Panthers have set the bar pretty high at Bank of America Stadium. Two straight NFC South Championships will do that for a team. How will the Panthers continue their success and contend for the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy? These five keys could determine the Panthers’ 2015 season. 1. The second quarter of the season: The Carolina Panthers play three playoff...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Joey Galloway: “ESPN will shut down if an SEC team doesn’t get in the playoff”

ESPN’s perceived SEC bias was a pretty big storyline throughout the college football season last year, with Chris Fowler even alluding to it on College GameDay. And now one of ESPN’s analysts seems to have made a joke at the network’s expense. SEC Media Days happened this week in Alabama. During Thursday’s “College Football Live” broadcast, College Football Final Analyst...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most important Atlanta Falcons players in 2015

The Atlanta Falcons are heading into the 2015 season with high expectations, and the hope to get back to the top of the NFC South. Last season, it was the worst conference in the league but the Carolina Panthers were able to come out on top and make the playoffs. That was a big disappointment for the Falcons, and they made some major changes this offseason. Dan Quinn was hired...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Galloway Jokes ESPN Would “Shut Down” If SEC Misses Out On College Football Playoff

If you’re wondering whether ESPN”s SEC bias is real, well, it appears that even some of its employees think so. This week, college football analyst Joey Galloway, who is taking on a much bigger role for the network in 2015, joked that if the conference isn’t able to land at least one participant in this year’s College Football Playoff, ESPN will “shut down.” He’s obviously...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers rookie WR: We're going to be the dynamic duo

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be armed with some mammoth height this season with the addition of rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess. Both Funchess and second-year wide receiver receiver Kelvin Benjamin stand at a beastly 6-foot-5. With his sights set high, the rookie out of Michigan has some pretty bold predictions for the team’s wide receiver group in 2015: ...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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