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Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Al…

Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Alexander

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Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Alexander
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  • Michael Oher fitting in nicely as the Panthers’ latest left tac…

    Michael Oher fitting in nicely as the Panthers’ latest left tackle

    So wait, what you’re telling me is that Michael Oher just wanted someone to take him in, to make him feel like part of the family? Sounds like a movie. But the Panthers new left tackle was simply talking about his new team, as he tries to fit in at the …
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  • Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry

    Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry

    ESPN.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry
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  • Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field

    Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field

    ESPN.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field
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  • Cam Newton says the kind of thing Cam Newton says sometimes

    Cam Newton says the kind of thing Cam Newton says sometimes

    profootballtalk.com May 25 (4 days ago)
    By all accounts, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton works hard, has played hurt and played well, helping his team to the first back-to-back playoff seasons in franchise history. But sometimes when he talks, he makes it easy to misconstrue him. During an in…
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  • Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?

    Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?

    ESPN.com May 22
    Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?
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  • Kelvin Benjamin to miss some OTA time with hamstring injury

    Kelvin Benjamin to miss some OTA time with hamstring injury

    When the Panthers take the field for OTAs next week, they’ll do it without last year’s first-round pick. Via Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is nursing a hamstring injury and won’t participate next week. Benjamin …
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  • Carolina Panthers rank 154th in ESPN salary survey

    Carolina Panthers rank 154th in ESPN salary survey

    ESPN.com May 21
    Carolina Panthers rank 154th in ESPN salary survey
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  • Panthers sign safety Marcus Ball

    Panthers sign safety Marcus Ball

    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 Kimar…
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  • Panthers waive 2013 fourth-rounder Edmund Kugbila

    Panthers waive 2013 fourth-rounder Edmund Kugbila

    The Panthers have scrambled at times to find offensive linemen to plug into their lineup over the last couple of years, which should have offered 2013 fourth-round pick Edmund Kugbila a chance or two to prove his worth at the NFL level. Kugbila couldn’t…
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  • Panthers' Thomas Davis can't be intimidated by Dale Earnhardt J…

    Panthers' Thomas Davis can't be intimidated by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    ESPN.com May 19
    Panthers' Thomas Davis can't be intimidated by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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  • Panthers OL Nate Chandler poised to prove himself again

    Panthers OL Nate Chandler poised to prove himself again

    ESPN.com May 18
    Panthers OL Nate Chandler poised to prove himself again
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  • Cam Newton proves that chivalry is not dead, or even dirty

    Cam Newton proves that chivalry is not dead, or even dirty

    Cam Newton’s offensive line hasn’t been able to keep him clean for a few years. So maybe that’s why he was so sensitive to the needs of others yesterday. The Panthers quarterback risked his white pants at the Preakness Stakes yesterday, helping a damsel…
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  • Panthers refuel for season with military excursion

    Panthers refuel for season with military excursion

    ESPN.com May 15
    Panthers refuel for season with military excursion
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  • Thomas Davis “not stressing” over extension talks

    Thomas Davis “not stressing” over extension talks

    Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been around the game for a long time, so he didn’t need anyone to tell him what was going on when he announced that the team was selecting Shaq Thompson with their first round pick last month. Thompson is an athletic…
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  • Braylon Beam: A Panthers' fan that will make you want to dance

    Braylon Beam: A Panthers' fan that will make you want to dance

    ESPN.com May 13
    Braylon Beam: A Panthers' fan that will make you want to dance
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  • Panthers sign Devin Funchess, wrap up their draft class

    Panthers sign Devin Funchess, wrap up their draft class

    The Panthers dropped their announcement less than 30 minutes after Roger Goodell dropped his yesterday afternoon, thereby guaranteeing no one would see it until much later. And their news wasn’t even bad. The Panthers announced they had signed second-ro…
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  • Panthers add five players from last weekend’s tryout

    Panthers add five players from last weekend’s tryout

    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 Patri…
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  • Hamstring tweak sidelines Shaq Thompson at rookie minicamp

    Hamstring tweak sidelines Shaq Thompson at rookie minicamp

    The Panthers got their first on-field look at linebacker Shaq Thompson since drafting him in the first round at their rookie minicamp over the weekend, but it wasn’t quite as extended a look as they hoped to get. Thompson tweaked his hamstring during Fr…
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  • Devin Funchess, others stand out in Panthers' rookie minicamp

    Devin Funchess, others stand out in Panthers' rookie minicamp

    ESPN.com May 8
    Devin Funchess, others stand out in Panthers' rookie minicamp
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  • Panthers sign another draft pick, almost finished with class

    Panthers sign another draft pick, almost finished with class

    The Panthers continued the quick march of paperwork Friday, signing yet another rookie. Today, they signed fifth-round running back Cameron Artis-Payne to his standard four-year rookie deal, the team announced. They signed three of their picks last nigh…
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  • Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson, two others

    Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson, two others

    ESPN.com May 7
    Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson, two others
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  • Ball tampering involving Panthers, Vikings produced a far diffe…

    Ball tampering involving Panthers, Vikings produced a far different reaction

    Many have said through the #DeflateGate controversy that a more stringent standard has applied to the Patriots because the Patriots are The Patriots. And there’s some support for that school of thought. As PFT noted back in March, the Panthers and Vikin…
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  • Panthers sign 60 percent of draft class in one fell swoop

    Panthers sign 60 percent of draft class in one fell swoop

    The Panthers realized some cap savings by trading up in the draft last weekend, and now they’ve taken care of most of those funds. The Panthers announced they had signed first-round linebacker Shaq Thompson, fourth-round tackle Daryl Williams and fifth-…
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  • Michael Oher at left tackle is 'very key' to Panthers' success

    Michael Oher at left tackle is 'very key' to Panthers' success

    ESPN.com May 7
    Michael Oher at left tackle is 'very key' to Panthers' success
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  • Panthers offer tryout to Combine beer-coozie long snapper

    Panthers offer tryout to Combine beer-coozie long snapper

    Sometimes teams offer tryouts to fringe players who have a heart-warming comeback story, or refuse to give up the dream. But the Panthers are taking a look at a guy this weekend who knew how to keep his name in front of coaches and scouts. According to …
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  • Panthers rookie Cameron Artis-Payne now set to wear No. 34

    Panthers rookie Cameron Artis-Payne now set to wear No. 34

    ESPN.com May 6
    Panthers rookie Cameron Artis-Payne now set to wear No. 34
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  • Cam Newton’s diploma going next to his Heisman Trophy

    Cam Newton’s diploma going next to his Heisman Trophy

    As you might imagine, Cam Newton is still a pretty big deal on campus at Auburn. So much so, that he’s passing on his graduation so he doesn’t take away from others on their big day. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers quarterback told …
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  • Add Panthers guard to list of players making a pitch for La’el …

    Add Panthers guard to list of players making a pitch for La’el Collins

    The Dolphins aren’t the only team whose players are recruiting La’El Collins (even if the team technically can’t at the moment). Panthers guard Trai Turner told fans on Twitter he was “doing my best” to talk his former college teammate into signing with…
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  • Video - Russ Purnell lends Panthers a helping hand 01:26

    Russ Purnell lends Panthers a helping hand

    May 22
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton says bringing in Russ Purnell to fill in for special-teams coach Bruce DeHaven is an example of Carolina's commitment to camaraderie.
  • Video - Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions? 00:53

    Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions?

    May 21
    Clayton's Quiz provides a weekly challenge to your NFL knowledge. Which quarterback may grow in value because of the new push for two-point conversions? Is it Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady, or Cam Newton?
  • Video - Davis hits the track with Earnhardt Jr. 01:47

    Davis hits the track with Earnhardt Jr.

    May 20
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis drove a pace car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in attendance.
  • Video - Fozzy Whittaker, Panthers take to the air 03:25

    Fozzy Whittaker, Panthers take to the air

    May 16
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton interviews running back Fozzy Whittaker at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where a group of Panthers took a flight in a KC-135R refueling jet.

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  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    With even more passing than in the NFL, the CFL could boost ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    The pass-happy CFL could be just the place for ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam to show NFL teams how good he can be at rushing the quarterback, Jeffri Chadiha writes.