Carolina Panthers News and Rumors

  • Rams had six offers for their spot in the second round

    Rams had six offers for their spot in the second round

    profootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours ago
    The Rams were able to swing a deal while on the clock, gaining extra third- and sixth-rounders from the Panthers because they were willing to move down. But the amazing part isn’t that General Manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher made a deal, it’s th…
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  • Two local products among Panthers undrafted free agent signings

    Two local products among Panthers undrafted free agent signings

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    The Panthers brought in five players from around the country during the draft, but they looked a little closer to home when it came time to sign undrafted rookies to round out their roster. Carolina announced 10 signings on Monday, including Clemson cor…
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  • Garrett on Hardy: Distinguish yourself with play, not what you …

    Garrett on Hardy: Distinguish yourself with play, not what you say

    profootballtalk.com 20 hours ago
    When someone on Twitter referred to Panthers receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess as the Twin Towers, Cowboys defensive end and former Panther Greg Hardy angered some people when he responded by saying “didn’t the twin towers get blown up lol.” …
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  • How the Panthers' depth chart looks after the draft

    How the Panthers' depth chart looks after the draft

    ESPN.com May 3 (yesterday)
    How the Panthers' depth chart looks after the draft
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  • Total breakdown: Panthers draft running back Cameron Artis-Payn…

    Total breakdown: Panthers draft running back Cameron Artis-Payne in fifth round

    ESPN.com May 2 (2 days ago)
    Total breakdown: Panthers draft running back Cameron Artis-Payne in fifth round
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  • Total breakdown: Panthers draft linebacker David Mayo in fifth …

    Total breakdown: Panthers draft linebacker David Mayo in fifth round

    ESPN.com May 2 (2 days ago)
    Total breakdown: Panthers draft linebacker David Mayo in fifth round
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  • Total breakdown: Panthers draft offensive tackle Daryl Williams…

    Total breakdown: Panthers draft offensive tackle Daryl Williams in fourth round

    ESPN.com May 2 (3 days ago)
    Total breakdown: Panthers draft offensive tackle Daryl Williams in fourth round
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  • Panthers make another big trade-up to get their offensive tackl…

    Panthers make another big trade-up to get their offensive tackle

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com May 2 (3 days ago)
    The Panthers had a few specific and glaring needs going into this draft, but they had a talented enough roster that there wasn’t room for nine draft picks to make it. So they’ve made another bold move to target a specific player. The Panthers addressed …
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  • Cowboys DE Greg Hardy makes a joke out of September 11

    Cowboys DE Greg Hardy makes a joke out of September 11

    profootballtalk.com May 1 (3 days ago)
    At least Jameis Winston could say he was making a joke, and half the people would think it was funny. Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy decided it was a good time to get on social media and have some laughs, and revisit one of the biggest tragedies in ou…
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  • Panthers want to keep Thomas Davis, even with Shaq Thompsonpick

    Panthers want to keep Thomas Davis, even with Shaq Thompsonpick

    profootballtalk.com May 1 (4 days ago)
    The comparisons between Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson are as easy as they are appropriate, and the fact the Panthers linebacker was in Chicago last night to announce the selection of his eventual replacement was interesting. But the Panthers want to ma…
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  • Total breakdown: Panthers draft OLB Shaq Thompson in first roun…

    Total breakdown: Panthers draft OLB Shaq Thompson in first round

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 30 (4 days ago)
    Total breakdown: Panthers draft OLB Shaq Thompson in first round
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  • Panthers have a lot more hits than misses in Gettleman's first …

    Panthers have a lot more hits than misses in Gettleman's first two drafts

    ESPN.com Apr 30 (5 days ago)
    Panthers have a lot more hits than misses in Gettleman's first two drafts
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  • Panthers G.M.: “We made our statement” on domestic violence

    Panthers G.M.: “We made our statement” on domestic violence

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28 (7 days ago)
    The Panthers could certainly use a game-breaking wide receiver, and picking 25th in the 2015 NFL Draft, the guys with flawless resumes will be gone. But it seems safe to assume they won’t be using their first-rounder on former Missouri/Oklahoma wideout …
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  • NFL clears Ray McDonald in domestic violence case

    NFL clears Ray McDonald in domestic violence case

    Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy were both accused of domestic violence last year. Both got the same results from the legal system, ultimately having their charges dropped. But the NFL’s brand of justice has been radically different. Hardy was banished with …
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  • Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

    Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

    Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly
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  • Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    One of the most intriguing prospects in the upcoming draft pool played multiple positions in college. He intends to focus on only one in the NFL. Washington safety/linebacker/running back Shaq Thompson won the 2014 Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the …
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  • Panthers' Thomas Davis calls Charles Tillman the 'piece to take…

    Panthers' Thomas Davis calls Charles Tillman the 'piece to take us over the top'

    ESPN.com Apr 23
    Panthers' Thomas Davis calls Charles Tillman the 'piece to take us over the top'
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  • Hardy likely to make just over $5 million for six games

    Hardy likely to make just over $5 million for six games

    When Greg Hardy signed with the Cowboys, it was for a deal that could have paid him up to $13.1 million this season, the same amount he made from the Panthers last season while playing just one game amid a domestic violence investigation. But now that H…
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  • Titans agree to deal with Byron Bell

    Titans agree to deal with Byron Bell

    The Titans have added some potential competition at right tackle. Tennessee has reached a deal with Panthers offensive tackle Byron Bell, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. The 26-year-old Bell started 56-of-62 games for the Panthers from 2011 thro…
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  • Panthers' Thomas Davis gives Thanksgiving game at Dallas two th…

    Panthers' Thomas Davis gives Thanksgiving game at Dallas two thumbs up

    ESPN.com Apr 22
    Panthers' Thomas Davis gives Thanksgiving game at Dallas two thumbs up
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  • Greg Hardy, Panthers reportedly set for Thanksgiving reunion

    Greg Hardy, Panthers reportedly set for Thanksgiving reunion

    Thanksgiving Day is one for families and close friends to spend together enjoying food and football. It can also be a day for reuniting with those you’ve lost contact with at some point. It looks like this Thanksgiving will be a chance for Greg Hardy an…
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  • Michael Oher seems to prefer Carolina to Tennessee

    Michael Oher seems to prefer Carolina to Tennessee

    The Titans didn’t like what they saw from Michael Oher, cutting him one year into a four-year contract. But from Oher’s perspective, that’s fine, since he didn’t seem crazy about what he saw there either. The now-Panthers tackle tried to be nice about i…
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  • Video - 2015 NFL draft: Panthers go for quality over quantity 01:43

    2015 NFL draft: Panthers go for quality over quantity

    May 2
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton grades the team's draft, which saw Carolina trade away picks while still managing to land Shaq Thompson and Devin Funchess.
  • Video - Notable SEC players drafted on final day 01:31

    Notable SEC players drafted on final day

    May 2
    SEC Now looks at SEC players who were selected in the final rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Draft Day 1: Question marks, overrated, underrated 04:47

    Draft Day 1: Question marks, overrated, underrated

    May 1
    Only 32 names have been called in the NFL draft so far, but already a number are seen as underrated, overrated or question marks.
  • Video - Panthers pick Shaq Thompson 00:47

    Panthers pick Shaq Thompson

    Apr 30
    Field Yates breaks down the Panthers' first-round draft pick.

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    May 4
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    May 3
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    May 3
    Five teams earned A's from Mel Kiper Jr. in their draft performances -- but he thinks the Bills did the worst in the draft, earning a lowly C. How did...
  • Grading the draft (Insider)

    May 3
    Five teams earned A's from Mel Kiper Jr. in their draft performances -- but he thinks the Bills did the worst in the draft, earning a lowly C. How did...