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Panthers 2015 first-rounder Shaq Thompson involved in car accid…

Panthers 2015 first-rounder Shaq Thompson involved in car accident

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated May 23 (yesterday)
Shaq Thompson, the Carolina Panthers' 2015 first-round pick, and former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone were involved in a car accident early Sunday morning that sent Boone to the hospital, according to Black and Blue Review. Thompson, a linebacker out o…
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  • Ron Rivera on Cam Newton comments: “I’m not putting anybody on …

    Ron Rivera on Cam Newton comments: “I’m not putting anybody on blast”

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    It seemed fairly benign last week, when Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton had “an awful lot of room to grow.” But when some interpreted that as Rivera somehow criticizing Newton, the Panthers coach felt compelled to clarify himself. …
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  • Panthers sign a pair of receivers

    Panthers sign a pair of receivers

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    The Panthers churned their roster on Friday by swapping out a pair of tight ends in favor of two wide receivers. The new arrivals to the 90-man roster are LaRon Byrd and Tobias Palmer, both of whom have been bouncing around the league for the last few y…
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  • Panthers make a pair of rare moves on their personnel staff

    Panthers make a pair of rare moves on their personnel staff

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    The Panthers have had a remarkably stable front office in recent years, which is at least part of the reason they’ve won three straight division titles. In fact, the moves they announced Thursday were the first new faces to join their scouting staff sin…
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  • Ron Rivera on Cam: Just scratching the surface of how good he c…

    Ron Rivera on Cam: Just scratching the surface of how good he can be

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player last season after accounting for 45 touchdowns during the regular season and piloting his team to a league-best 15-1 record. Asking for an encore of that performance, which include…
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  • Ginn relative shot to death the week of his high school graduat…

    Ginn relative shot to death the week of his high school graduation

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    The cousin of Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. was found shot to death Wednesday night in East Cleveland. Diamond Russell was set to graduate from Ginn Academy, the school founded by and named for his uncle, Ted Ginn Sr., this weekend. Ginn …
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  • Greg Olsen wants to keep going “a good number of years”

    Greg Olsen wants to keep going “a good number of years”

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    The Panthers have brought tight ends in this offseason in bulk, to the point they had to drag chairs from the cafeteria to the position group’s meeting room just so everyone could sit. “Maybe it’s the phaseout of Greg Olsen,” Greg Olsen joked. That’s ex…
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  • Panthers' Ron Rivera on Cam Newton: 'An awful lot of …

    Panthers' Ron Rivera on Cam Newton: 'An awful lot of room to grow'

    ESPN.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    Panthers' Ron Rivera on Cam Newton: 'An awful lot of room to grow'
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  • Panthers claim TE Marcus Lucas

    Panthers claim TE Marcus Lucas

    The Panthers claimed tight end Marcus Lucas via waivers from the Bears Tuesday. Lucas broke into the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Panthers in 2014. He was cut by the Panthers at the end of the 2015 preseason and spent time on the practice squads …
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  • Corner Antonio Cromartie would join Panthers if they'd hav…

    Corner Antonio Cromartie would join Panthers if they'd have him

    ESPN.com May 17
    Corner Antonio Cromartie would join Panthers if they'd have him
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  • Release of Brandon Boykin shows Panthers pleased with rookie CB…

    Release of Brandon Boykin shows Panthers pleased with rookie CBs

    Release of Brandon Boykin shows Panthers pleased with rookie CBs
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  • Panthers sign six tryout players, cut Ras-I Dowling

    Panthers sign six tryout players, cut Ras-I Dowling

    Cornerback Brandon Boykin’s stay with the Panthers turned out to be a short one and he wasn’t the only cornerback to get a pink slip from the team on Monday. Former Patriots second-round pick Ras-I Dowling was also dropped from the Panthers roster after…
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  • Panthers won’t add a veteran cornerback, for now

    Panthers won’t add a veteran cornerback, for now

    The Panthers lost cornerback Josh Norman after removing the franchise tag and seeing him sign with Washington. The Panthers have replaced him, so far, with three draft picks. That’s the extent of the plan, at least for now. Coach Ron Rivera said Saturda…
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  • Panthers first-round pick Vernon Butler lives up to nickname &a…

    Panthers first-round pick Vernon Butler lives up to nickname 'Big Vern'

    ESPN.com May 14
    Panthers first-round pick Vernon Butler lives up to nickname 'Big Vern'
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  • Panthers rookie corner James Bradberry has Josh Norman's n…

    Panthers rookie corner James Bradberry has Josh Norman's number

    ESPN.com May 13
    Panthers rookie corner James Bradberry has Josh Norman's number
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  • Josh Norman calls Panthers release 'a freaking gut punch'

    Josh Norman calls Panthers release 'a freaking gut punch'

    yahoo.com May 13
    When the Carolina Panthers announced last month that they had rescinded the franchise tag on All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman, thus making him a free agent, it took everyone by surprise. Including Norman. In an interview with The MMQB, Norman, who has sin…
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  • Panthers sign first-rounder Vernon Butler, wrap up draft class

    Panthers sign first-rounder Vernon Butler, wrap up draft class

    The Panthers will take the field for their first rookie minicamp later this morning, and when they do, their entire draft class will be signed. The team announced that first-round pick Vernon Butler had signed, wrapping up the last of the deals with the…
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  • Panthers sign fifth-round cornerback

    Panthers sign fifth-round cornerback

    The Panthers signed fifth-round pick Zack Sanchez Thursday. An early entry to the 2016 draft, Sanchez was a three-year starter at Oklahoma and one of three cornerbacks the Panthers drafted in the wake of letting All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman leave via …
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  • Panthers TE Greg Olsen spends day as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s …

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen spends day as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s over-the-wall gang

    ESPN.com May 12
    Panthers TE Greg Olsen spends day as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s over-the-wall gang
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  • Cam Newton has a new TV show for kids, and it looks very sweet

    Cam Newton has a new TV show for kids, and it looks very sweet

    yahoo.com May 11
    Cam Newton, who has done a lot of charity work with kids, has a new show that furthers his reputation as someone doing great work on and off the field. Newton, the Carolina Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, is starring in a new show on Nickelod…
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  • Panthers owner needs another shoulder surgery

    Panthers owner needs another shoulder surgery

    For the second time in three months, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is going in for surgery. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Richardson is having a second procedure on his injured shoulder Thursday, to repair damage to his previously…
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  • Panthers sign another of their drafted cornerbacks, Daryl Worle…

    Panthers sign another of their drafted cornerbacks, Daryl Worley

    The Panthers signed their third draft pick, who happened to be their third-rounder. Now they’re two-thirds of the way to signing all the cornerbacks they drafted. The team announced they had signed cornerback Daryl Worley to his rookie deal. He’s the se…
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  • Game recognize game: Carolina Panthers pay homage to Steph Curr…

    Game recognize game: Carolina Panthers pay homage to Steph Curry

    yahoo.com May 10
    Steph Curry grew up a Carolina Panthers fan, and was even at Super Bowl 50 to root on his favorite team. And the Panthers appear to love Curry back. After Curry's ridiculous 17-point overtime on Monday night helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Por…
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  • Video - How much will Newton improve with Benjamin? 01:27

    How much will Newton improve with Benjamin?

    May 19
    Jarrett Bell and Mark Schlereth break down how much better Panthers QB Cam Newton will be with WR Kelvin Benjamin back on the field as well as areas that he can still improve on.
  • Video - Greg Olsen's offseason just keeps getting busier 02:13

    Greg Olsen's offseason just keeps getting busier

    May 18
    Panthers TE Greg Olsen has played in a PGA Pro-Am and gone through pit crew training for a Sprint Cup team over the past few weeks. Today, he was certified to be the pace car driver for Saturday's Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Video - Best wide receiver in the draft? 01:40

    Best wide receiver in the draft?

    May 15
    Tulsa's Keyarris Garrett says no receiver in the draft was better than him. The Panthers feel they picked up a bonus draft pick by getting him as an undrafted free agent.
  • Video - Panthers' Bradberry wearing Norman's No. 24 01:06

    Panthers' Bradberry wearing Norman's No. 24

    May 13
    The Panthers didn't waste time giving the Pro Bowl cornerback's number to a new player. Second-round draft pick James Bradberry, a cornerback out of Samford, is wearing No. 24 as Carolina opens a two-day rookie camp.