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On The Prowl: Panthers crash Baltimore beach volleyball

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23 hours ago

On The Prowl: Panthers crash beach volleyball in Baltimore

Stay up-to-date with this weekly roundup of Panthers news from the local and national media.
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23 hours ago

Panthers Season Opener Roster Countdown: 48 Days to Go

We continue our Carolina Panthers roster countdown with tight end Braxton Deaver. Only 48 days to go until Panthers football folks! We celebrate this day with a look at TE Braxton Deaver! Bio Height: 6'5" Weight: 245 lbs Age: 24 College: Duke Experience: Rookie Career Braxton Deaver ended up being one of many undrafted free agents Carolina brought in following the 2016...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Evaluating the Carolina Panthers Cornerback Situation

With the departure of Josh Norman, the main concern about the Carolina Panthers in 2016 is how they will replace him in the secondary. While losing Norman is a big loss, Panther fans have learned to trust in the magic of general manager David Gettleman. After removing the franchise tag from Norman early in the offseason, Gettleman used the draft to address the position. Let’s take...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers look to buck trend, return to Super Bowl after loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ron Rivera isn't giving his team a free pass this offseason when it comes to hard work. In fact, the Carolina Panthers coach is pushing his players to work even harder after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Just look at the team's recent minicamp, where Rivera brought his players together at midfield on multiple occasions to let them know...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (17-2) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Spartanburg, South Carolina LAST YEAR: Panthers won third straight NFC South championship under NFL Coach of Year Ron Rivera and went to Super Bowl for second time in franchise history before losing to Denver 24-10. Quarterback Cam Newton had breakout season, winning league MVP honors while scoring combined 45 touchdowns. Carolina had...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers will not Win the NFC South in 2016

  The NFL season is finally going to get started with training camps in the next week. The Summer seems to be dragging along like always, as fans across the country wait eagerly for football. The Super Bowl seems to have played out eons ago featuring some new teams in Carolina and Denver. Denver has lost their general Peyton Manning to retirement, while Carolina seems to be set...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Larry Fitzgerald: Carson Palmer is 'aging like fine wine’

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn’t worried about quarterback Carson Palmer entering his age-36 season. In fact, Fitzgerald thinks “better things” are coming for a quarterback who is only getting better with age. “He’s aging like fine wine. He’s getting better with time,” Fitzgerald said on NFL Network. “I think him, coming off that knee injury he...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers 2nd best in NFL with rookie cornerbacks

Carolina Panthers fans have much to be excited about this season, however there is one small cloud on the horizon,  one nagging doubt that threatens to creep in.”What about the secondary ?”  PFF just ranked the Panthers’ Defensive backfield dead last in the NFL in their preseason preview rankings.  Did Dave Gettleman hurt the team by letting Josh Norman walk? Thinking about...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Ex-NFL player sues insurer for denying concussion claim

A former Carolina Panthers player who received what the NFL deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd's of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test case for insurers dealing with the fallout from sports concussions and head trauma claims. The NFL has awarded defensive back Haruki Nakamura full disability...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson gets crazy statue outside Bank of America Stadium

Most people don’t get a statue for their birthday, but Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson isn’t most people. The Panthers helped Richardson celebrate his 80th birthday in style, gifting him a statue featuring—yep—a pair of Panthers: “It will always represent a symbol of heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the Richardson family.”https://t.co/nwgDyV7Buc — Carolina...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Panthers considered drafting Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Way back in April of 2011, the Carolina Panthers were the worst team in the NFL and in desperate need of a franchise savior. Luckily for them, they owned the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. With a desperate need at the quarterback position, Carolina was set on taking one at the top of the draft. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, and Jake Locker were all promising prospects, and...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers almost drafted Blaine Gabbert first overall in 2011

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera can remember back in 2011, when his franchise was attempting to decide on a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft. The Panthers eventually picked Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn. But Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was very much in play for the top pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles 'Peanut' Tillman announces retirement from NFL

Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 35 on Monday. Tillman, a 13-year veteran in the league, has been plagued with injuries over the past three seasons, missing a total of 26 games during that span. The former second-round pick made a great career out of something smallish — a frame of 6-foot that seemed to be undersized...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s dad addresses the recent violence in the U.S.

You would literally have to have been living on another planet over the past few weeks to not be aware of the slew of gruesome and violent attacks that have gone on in the United States as well as some countries around the world. Speaking out on violence as it pertains to cooperating with law enforcement, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s father, Cecil Newton, Sr., shared...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton is ready to tackle the challenge of the Panthers being 'favorites'

The Carolina Panthers will have a giant bull's-eye on their back all season. And Cam Newton is fine with that.The NFL MVP understands that after a trip to the Super and three consecutive NFC South titles, the Panthers have gone from underdogs to favorites. Newton also understands the challenges and pitfalls that come along with that."For the first time in a long time, I think for...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Series of lightning bolts strike Carolina Panthers’ stadium (vid)

A summer storm made its way through the Charlotte, N.C., area late Monday afternoon and an awe-inspiring series of lightning bolts struck Bank of America Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Footage of the incredible display of natural fireworks were posted to Facebook by NBC Charlotte meteorologist Brad Panovich. Amazing. If Bank of America Stadium had been the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly Best in NFL

Last week Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was voted Best Linebacker in the NFL by current NFL players. The Panthers posted the video review (below) on social media about why he was chosen as the best. The video featured NFL players discussing why they voted Kuechly the best in the business. “There are great linebackers, I’m not taking anything from them. But Luke is...
Via Carolina Huddle
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 3 Carolina Panthers Obstacles to Superbowl 51

The Carolina Panthers playing in Superbowl 51 is a real possibility, but far from a certainty. Here are the top 5 things that currently stand in the way of the Carolina Panthers. Overconfidence It may seem like a platitude at this point, but overconfidence is a real concern for the Carolina Panthers. After all, the team is made up of  good number of young players with a long...
Via Carolina Huddle
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Irvin: Watt bears responsibility for Texans’ lack of success

J.J. Watt is regarded by a lot of people as the best defensive player in the NFL. Don’t count Michael Irvin as one of them. Watt was named the No. 3 player in the NFL in NFL Network’s annual ranking of the league’s top 100 players, and Irvin hated it. He said that Watt has failed to make his team better and Luke Kuechly is better. “You won the Defensive Player of the Year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Davis: Cam Newton ‘has matured’ since SB presser

Cam Newton made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he walked out on his post-game Super Bowl press conference, but he’s learned from his mistake. Carolina Panthers teammate Thomas Davis says Newton “has matured” since that incident and understands what he must do as a leader and role model going forward. “Cam understands and he knows that, in that situation, being...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Free agent Charles Tillman says he only wants to play for Carolina

Free agent cornerback Charles Tillman is interested in playing for only one NFL team, and that’s the Carolina Panthers. Tillman, who is recovering from a torn ACL, told Christopher Dabe of NOLA.com that the Panthers would be his only choice once he is healthy enough to sign. “I just want to play for Carolina,” Tillman said Saturday at Matt Forte’s football camp in Slidell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers celebrate Michael Oher’s new contract with 'Blind Side' jokes

After his rise to the NFL was immortalized in the film, “The Blind Side”, Michael Oher’s performances on the field have been…well, let’s be nice and say “shaky”. He has found a home with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers, and now that his form has settled in, he’s been rewarded with a new three year contract worth $21.6 million and $9.5 guaranteed. Not bad. But...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman shares photo of nasty finger injury

NFL free agent cornerback Charles Tillman was staying in shape on Wednesday by doing some pushups, and it does not look like his workout session went all that well. Tillman shared a photo on Instagram that showed the pinky finger on his left hand facing a direction it should not be facing. If you’re squeamish enough that a horribly dislocated finger would bother you, now is probably...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton announces he’s retiring the dab

Cam Newton was the NFL’s MVP last season, leading the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl, but he arguably attracted as much attention — not to mention controversy — for what he did after scoring touchdowns than he did reaching the end zone in the first place. But Newton recently announced that his trademark celebration — the dab — will be retired before next season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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