PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers shake up secondary again

The Panthers have cut another veteran CB from their season opening roster, this time Robert McClain. Back on October 7th the Panthers cut Bene Benwikere in what was a curious move. Benwikere was immediately signed by the Dolphins but then released after just a couple weeks, somewhat validating the Panthers move. This time it was McClain, a key pick up last season that played in...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
10 hours ago

Game Preview: Panthers vs. Chargers

Close games haven't gone the way of either team, but they're not going away even as playoff hopes fade.
Via panthers.com
19 hours ago

Luke Kuechly questionable to play, still in concussion protocol

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly practiced for the third straight day on Friday, but his return to the team’s lineup for Sunday’s game against the Chargers isn’t a sure thing. Kuechly, who has missed the last two games, has been listed as questionable for the contest and coach Ron Rivera said on Friday that the linebacker…
Via Pro Football Talk
20 hours ago

Panthers waive Robert McClain, sign Ben Jacobs

Carolina waives cornerback and brings back linebacker who spent three years with Panthers.
Via panthers.com
22 hours ago

Possible Carolina Panthers 2017 Roster Moves

Now that attention is slowly turning to the Carolina Panthers 2017 season, one of the more common questions revolves around veteran players that may not return to the field in Carolina next year. There are quite a few possibilities. Some based on salary alone, some performance, and others a mixture of the two. Here are […] The post Possible Carolina Panthers 2017 Roster Moves appeared...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Madden Matchup: Panthers vs. Chargers

Find out what happened in this week's Madden 17 simulation.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers: the paradoxical life of a fan

On Sunday night football, with the nation tuning in and the season on the line, the Carolina Panthers were humiliated by 37 points in Seattle. The score wasn’t close, but many expected a blowout in the Hawk’s Nest, a tough stadium where the Seahawks almost never lose. What was troubling and inexplicable though, was the lack of effort and emotion on the Panthers team. Apart from...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman gives logical take on Cam Newton's benching

To say Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t afraid to speak his mind is an understatement. Just this year Sherman has stated the NFL’s ratings have dropped for being ‘no fun’, the NFL is a bottom line business, how he wants owners to pay for their own stadiums, and that Roger Goodell’s proposed ejection rule was ridiculous. This time around, Richard Sherman’s...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly returns to practice

The last time we saw Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly on the football field, he was visibly emotional after suffering yet another concussion. It came against the New Orleans Saints back in Week 11 and was just a gut-wrenching scene. Even with his team pretty much out of playoff contention, Kuechly has decided to give it a go as the season draws to a conclusion. He has...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video shows moment Newton was informed of benching?

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was benched for the first play of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and it would appear he was not pleased when head coach Ron Rivera gave him the bad news. TMZ obtained a video that supposedly shows the moment when Rivera informed Newton that he was being disciplined for violating the team’s dress code. The exchange happened...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton explains why he did not wear a tie

You are not living in a fantasy world — Cam Newton really was disciplined for not wearing a tie to the Carolina Panthers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Newton confirmed after the game that he committed a dress code violation and was benched for the team’s first series against Seattle. He was asked about the matter after the game and shared what happened. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton didn't start vs. Seahawks, reportedly for disciplinary reasons

The Carolina Panthers threw an interception on their first pass play, but it wasn’t Cam Newton who threw it. The reigning NFL MVP was on the sideline for the Panthers’ first possession, replaced by Derek Anderson.According to the Panthers team radio crew, Newton was not in the starting lineup due to disciplinary reasons. NBC reported after halftime that Newton was benched because...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Cam Newton benched for dress code violation

They may need to change his nickname from “Riverboat Ron” to “Discipline Ron” after what happened on Sunday night. Despite being healthy, Cam Newton was benched for Carolina’s first offensive play of the game against Seattle for what was initially described as disciplinary reasons. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told NBC’s Michele Tafoya that Newton was disciplined...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Earl Thomas destroys Kelvin Benjamin with big hit

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is known to lower the boom on opposing receivers attempting to catch passes over the middle of the field. Thomas has great closing speed and covers a lot of ground, and Kelvin Benjamin learned that lesson in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game. The Panthers were faced with a third-and-long situation, and Cam Newton threw a pass intended for...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman says ‘karma’ reason for Cam Newton, Panthers’ struggles

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman provided an interesting take on Wednesday as to why the Carolina Panthers have had a fall from grace after being named NFC champions last season. With Seattle set to square off against the Panthers in a title game rematch on Sunday night, it’s clear that the Seahawks haven’t forgotten what happened during and after that game. Remember, Newton...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons to keep watching the Carolina Panthers this year

The Carolina Panthers’ season is over; they won’t be competing in the 2016 playoffs. Even the most optimistic fan must admit that. On Sunday against the Raiders, the team found yet another way to show just enough talent and skill to compete with a terrific opponent and still lose in crushing, heartbreaking fashion. Just because Carolina won’t be playing in January doesn’t...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers place C Ryan Kalil, C Gene Gradkowski on IR

In a massive blow for a floundering Carolina Panthers squad, elite All-Pro center Ryan Kalil has been placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2016 season per the Carolina Panthers official website. To make matters worse for a beaten and battered Cam Newton, backup center Gene Gradkowski has also been placed on injured reserve. Gradkowski had filled in admirably for Kalil...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera calls Panthers offensive line a ‘catastrophe’

The Carolina Panthers surrendered two sacks in Sunday’s 35-32 loss to the Oakland Raiders, including a fourth-down strip-sack at the end of the game to seal the loss. That makes 27 sacks on Cam Newton this season, and only four quarterbacks in the league have been sacked more. To make matters worse, backup right tackle Daryl Williams (ankle) and backup center Gino Gradkowski...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Carolina Panthers’ west coast trip is make or break time

The Raiders and the Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers’ next two opponents, will be the team’s most difficult opponents of the year. The Panthers will play at Oakland and at Seattle against the leaders of the West division in the AFC and NFC, respectively. At 4-6, Carolina has found its groove somewhat in recent games, going 3-1 in its last four contests after starting the season...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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