PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers' Rivera not too concerned about offense's struggles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera isn't overly concerned about the offense's lackluster performance in the preseason. ''I'm not going to push the panic button,'' Rivera said Monday. ''I'm not sure why I should either.'' League MVP Cam Newton has led 15 drives during the preseason that have resulted in only 13 points. The Panthers scored three points against the New England...
Via Associated Press
20 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Where the Redfern Goes: Panthers Trade Kasey and 4th Rounder for Andy Lee

The Panthers, clearly not at all happy about their punting situation, have made the move to acquire one of the game’s best punters from the Cleveland Browns. The Carolina Panthers made a move to improve their punting situation today by acquiring Andy Lee in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. In exchange, the Browns receive a 4th round draft pick in 2018 and YA BOI’s BOI punter...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 hour ago

Carolina Panthers trade for punter

The Carolina Panthers today addressed their need for a punter via trade with the Cleveland Browns. The Panthers acquired punter Andy Lee and a 7th round pick in return for Kasey Redfern and a 4th round pick in 2018.   The #Browns have traded P Andy Lee to the #Panthers, source said. — Ian Rapoport […] The post Carolina Panthers trade for punter appeared first on Carolina Huddle.
Via Carolina Huddle
1 hour ago

Panthers trade for Browns punter Andy Lee

Carolina acquires veteran punter and 2017 seventh-round draft pick, sends punter Kasey Redfern and 2018 fourth-round pick to Cleveland.
Via panthers.com
1 hour ago

Panthers Injury Status Update for Final Preseason Game

I saw way too many Panthers coming off the field looking dinged up. Fortunately it doesn't appear as bad as it looked. It seemed like one after the other. Trai Turner coming off, then Fozzy Whitaker and then a sideline view of Andrew Norwell with ice on his right ankle. This was all way after P Mike Scifres went down hard after a roughing call. His knee was iced as well and appeared...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
4 hours ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 10 Days to Go

With only 10 days until the start of the 2016 season, we take a closer look at #10, WR Corey “Philly” Brown. There are only 10 days until the start of Panthers football, so let’s celebrate by talking about #10, WR Philly Brown. Bio Height: 5’11” Weight: 190 lbs Age: 24 College: Ohio State Hometown: Springfield, PA Experience: 3 years Career Corey Brown, as...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
8 hours ago

Carolina Panthers should consider signing Paul Kruger

An answer to the lack of depth at defensive end for the Carolina Panthers may have just presented itself. The Cleveland Browns released pass rushing specialist Paul Kruger as part of its youth movement. Although Kruger is listed as an outside linebacker, at 6’4 and 270 pounds he could easily transition to a 4-3 situational defensive end […] The post Carolina Panthers should...
Via Carolina Huddle
8 hours ago

Panthers cut WR Stephen Hill, 10 others

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Stephen Hill experiment is over in Carolina as the Panthers cut the wide receiver and 10 other players on Sunday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had always been a big proponent of Hill's deep threat ability. However, a torn ACL sidelined Hill last season and he struggled to make standout plays in training camp and the preseason. Hill was a 2012 second-round...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers first cuts include receiver Stephen Hill

The Carolina Panthers have commenced the process of cutting their roster from 90 players to 75 by collecting playbooks from 11 players. The biggest name belongs to receiver Stephen Hill, a supposed can’t-miss size-and-speed receiving prospect who was picked in the second round by the Jets in 2012. He becomes a free agent immediately. Hill…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers release 11 players

The Carolina Panthers have release 10 players in preparation for Tuesday’s mandatory roster cut down. Among the most notable of cuts is rookie tight end Braxton Deaver who showed much promise in his time with the Carolina Panthers. Deaver had even been projected to make the final roster by Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. […] The post Carolina Panthers release 11 players...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers offense: preseason takeaways

With the dress rehearsal now in the books, the Carolina Panthers have just one preseason game left before they set their sights on their impending war with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, September 8th. This game screams bad blood, considering the last time both of these teams did battle, one of them walked away as Super Bowl champions. Every year, preseason outcomes need to be taken...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Panthers QB Newton shrugs off bad series against Patriots in preseason

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers put together a terrible offensive performance on Friday night against the New England Patriots, but the reigning MVP isn’t too concerned about it. Playing deep into the third quarter, Newton never got into a rhythm, never found his comfort zone and looked altogether disheveled. He finished with a final line that would make Geno Smith blush...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Donte Whitner to visit Panthers

The Carolina Panthers could be close to adding a former Pro Bowl safety to their young secondary. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Panthers are hosting veteran safety Donte Whitner for a workout on Friday. Source: Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner is flying to Carolina tomorrow for a workout with the #Panthers. Could be a big-time addition — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Four tough games that will measure the Carolina Panthers resilience

In 2015, the Carolina Panthers came out of nowhere and took the league by storm. Led by league MVP, Cam Newton, and defensive captain Luke Kuechly, the Panthers rallied to a 14-0 start in the regular season before ultimately falling to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The team took many strides towards achieving elite status, both in their conference, and in the league as a whole...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera confident DT Kawann Short will get long-term deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is ''too important a player'' for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract. Short has one year remaining on his rookie deal. He's outperformed his current contract, recording 11 sacks last season while being named NFC Player of the Month twice. Rivera said Wednesday that ''somewhere along the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Damiere Byrd looks ready to crack Carolina Panthers roster

Only 53 of the 90 players that are still considered Carolina Panthers going into Friday’s preseason game against New England will make the opening day roster. Of the many inevitable positional battles that take place on a roster as deep as Carolina’s, the wide receiver battle has some interesting storylines. Like any other position, there are the locks. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play Tic-tac-toe on Twitter during weather delay

How would you spend the time waiting during a weather delay during a football game? Get some refreshments, check on the other games going on, look for some shelter if you’re at the game, etc. Playing Tic-tac-toe is not usually one of the items at the top of the list, but for the incredibly creative Twitter account for the Carolina Panthers, whatever seems unlikely always comes...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Carolina Panthers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Carolina Panthers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. Although the list is short considering the team originated in 1995, we have identified 8 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 preview: Will the Panthers rise again?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Carolina Panthers 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that again hopes to have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2016, despite losing a key player. Before we look ahead...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton buys homeless man food in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did a pretty awesome thing recently, and if you like random acts of kindness, you’ll love hearing about it. Newton was reportedly eating dinner with his teammates in Baltimore the day before the team’s preseason game against the Ravens, when he departed from the restaurant with two bags full of food in his hand. But the food wasn’t for...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Carolina Panthers players could have breakout seasons in 2016?

Last season, the Carolina Panthers were arguably one of the most elite teams in the NFL. Led by Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team exemplified a true balance between a potent offense and a lights-out defense. Their success was largely due in part to young players making a name for themselves. For Kawann Short, Josh Norman, and Trai Turner, the 2015 season was their chance to burst...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism directed at me ‘not racism’

Despite his tremendous success, both at the college and professional levels, Cam Newton remains one of the more criticized NFL players around the league. He’s been criticized for what he wears off the field, how he plays on it and especially for how he chooses to celebrate his success as well as lament his failure. Many have suggested he is subject to extra scrutiny because...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning in camp

The Carolina Panthers are hoping their passing offense gets a major boost with the return of Kelvin Benjamin this year, but the star wide receiver has some work to do in the conditioning department first. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Sunday that Benjamin has been getting winded after running deep routes. ESPN’s David Newton shared a photo of Benjamin on a knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens stop play to watch Baltimore native Phelps win gold

When Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medal No. 22, there was no shortage of eyes on the race. In Baltimore, the competition received special attention during a preseason NFL game. Phelps, who was born and raised in Baltimore, swam in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday. The race was taking place in Brazil at the same time as the preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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