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  • Packers sign Bene Benwikere to practice squad Updated 3 hours ago
    Cornerback Bene Benwikere opened the season as a starter for the Panthers and it looks like he’ll end it as a member of the Packers. The Packers announced that they signed Benwikere to their practice squad on Tuesday. Benwikere spent some time with the …
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  • Sean Lee replaces Luke Kuechly in the Pro Bowl

    Luke Kuechly was medically cleared to play late in the season, after missing four games with a concussion. And since he didn’t play the last two because the Panthers were out of the playoff hunt, he’s not going to play in any other meaningless exhibitio…
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  • Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl stepping down 8 hours ago
    Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl has informed the team that he plans to resign. Per the Panthers’ official website, Proehl is stepping down for family reasons. He has two sons who play college football. Proehl spent six years with the Panthers…
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  • Earl Thomas vents about Tom Brady’s route to the Super Bowl Jan 15 (2 days ago)
    On the same day that the Seahawks exited the playoffs by losing in Atlanta, the Patriots advanced to their sixth straight AFC title game. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas noticed it, and he doesn’t like it. The Pro Bowler who broke his leg during a Sunday ni…
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  • Graham Gano had surgery on his plant foot Jan 14 (3 days ago)
    Panthers kicker Graham Gano broke a bone in his left heel late in the regular season, which led to an amusing moment with coach Ron Rivera calling it a “ballerina” injury because the injury to his plant foot is similar to one commonly suffered by dancer…
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  • Steve Wilks: Panthers aren’t going to change much on defense Jan 13 (4 days ago)
    The Panthers opted to stay in-house when it came to replacing Sean McDermott as the team’s defensive coordinator and they officially announced that Steve Wilks will be moving from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator on Friday. It was a promot…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners Jan 12 (6 days ago)
    Panthers LB coach Al Holcomb could be the Bills’ target for defensive coordinator. A pair of Dolphins were named to the Pro Bowl. Patriots DE Trey Flowers has shown himself to be a unique talent. A look at the Jets’ perpetual QB search. Ravens QB Joe Fl…
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  • Bills hire Panthers coordinator Sean McDermott as next head coach Jan 11 (6 days ago)
    The Buffalo Bills have agreed to hire Sean McDermott as their next head coach to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired before the team’s Week 16 game. Interim head coach Anthony Lynn was a favorite to replace Ryan before Lynn moved on to other head-coaching i…
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  • Panthers may need overhaul at the running back position Jan 11 (7 days ago)
    Panthers may need overhaul at the running back position
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  • NFL finds Bucs didn’t break rules with distracting video boards

    After losing in Tampa Bay in Week 17, Carolina players and coaches accused the Buccaneers of “bush league” tactics by using their video boards to distract Panthers kicker Graham Gano. But the NFL saw no problem with the anything the Bucs did. A league s…
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  • Panthers GM on staff now in demand: 'We didn't get stupid overnight' Jan 6
    Panthers GM on staff now in demand: 'We didn't get stupid overnight'
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  • Washington interviewing Steve Wilks for DC position

    Unless it’s for a head coaching opportunity, teams don’t have to give under-contract assistants permission to interview for other jobs, even if it’s a promotion. But the Panthers aren’t going to limit Steve Wilks’ chances. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Ne…
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  • 49ers to interview Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane

    The 49ers are continuing their wide-net search for a new General Manager, and have scheduled an interview with another young up-and-coming candidate. A league source tells PFT the 49ers asked permission today to interview Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon…
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  • Sean McDermott to interview with 49ers next week

    Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott continues to generate interest from teams looking for a head coach. McDermott interviewed with the Bills on Wednesday, he is slated for an interview with the Chargers and now he’s set up a meeting with the 4…
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  • Bryan Anger named NFC special teams player of the week

    It may not be as nice as a contract extension, but Buccaneers punter Bryan Anger’s getting some extra attention at the end of the year. Anger was named NFC special teams player of the week, for his contributions to the Bucs’ 17-16 win over the Panthers …
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  • Panthers G.M. staying out of Steve Smith conversation

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said last week he’d love to have Steve Smith retire a Panther, though he knows Smith well enough to know that only Smith will make that decision, and on his own timetable. So Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman was smart en…
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  • Kawann Short has to be Panthers' free-agent priority, but who's next? Jan 3
    Kawann Short has to be Panthers' free-agent priority, but who's next?
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  • Rams expected to interview Steve Wilks

    The list of candidates for the Rams’ head coaching job has quickly taken shape since the end of the regular season on Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it includes Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks. Per Schefter, Wilks will interview wi…
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  • Buccaneers hang on to beat Panthers

    The Panthers weren’t going to play for overtime. But when it didn’t work out, the found themselves in last place in the division, a year after going to the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers held on for a 17-16 win over the Panthers, improving to 9-7 with a win…
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  • Panthers, Cam Newton fall victim to 'Super Bowl hangover' Jan 1
    Panthers, Cam Newton fall victim to 'Super Bowl hangover'
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  • Cam Newton and Jameis Winston trading turnovers

    A pair of former No. 1 overall picks are playing like No. 2 in Tampa today. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Bucs counterpart Jameis Winston are playing a fairly awful game of professional football, combining for four turnovers already. Newton just t…
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  • Panthers lead, in game highlighted by weird noise

    If it had happened in Minnesota, you wouldn’t have thought anything of it. But a weird noise over the speakers in Tampa Bay caused a brief delay in the Buccaneers-Panthers game, and held up a Graham Gano field goal attempt. It sounded like the horn the …
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  • Video - Will Panthers' nightmare season end on high note in Tampa? 00:43

    Will Panthers' nightmare season end on high note in Tampa?

    Dec 29
    Mark Schlereth and Antonio Pierce don't see the Panthers' luck improving against the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Cam fulfills a child's Christmas wish 00:40

    Cam fulfills a child's Christmas wish

    Dec 27
    Cam Newton surprises Auburn fan Austin Deckard, a 10-year-old with a lung disease, leading to a priceless reaction from Deckard.
  • Video - Cam Newton's eccentric new look 00:56

    Cam Newton's eccentric new look

    Jul 29
    Cam Newton is taking time this off season to experiment with accessories and hair color!
  • Video - Newton controlling image at training camp 01:01

    Newton controlling image at training camp

    Jul 29
    Britt McHenry reports from Panthers camp, where QB Cam Newton is a bit more reclusive around the media than in years past and is trying to control his message.