Carolina Panthers News and Rumors

  • Offensive tackle Nate Chandler retires

    Offensive tackle Nate Chandler retires

    profootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours ago
    The Bears announced Saturday that offensive lineman Nate Chandler has been placed on the reserve-retired list. Chandler signed with the Bears last month. He had played 37 games, starting 19, with the Panthers from 2012-14. Chandler, 27, spent last seaso…
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  • Carolina Panthers will prosper having WR Kelvin Benjamin back f…

    Carolina Panthers will prosper having WR Kelvin Benjamin back from injury

    ESPN.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Carolina Panthers will prosper having WR Kelvin Benjamin back from injury
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  • Larry Fitzgerald: “Only better things” for Carson Palmer this y…

    Larry Fitzgerald: “Only better things” for Carson Palmer this year

    profootballtalk.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    The Cardinals season ended in a 49-15 loss to the Panthers in the NFC title game that was fueled in large part by a flurry of turnovers from quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer threw four interceptions and lost a pair of fumbles in a game that went as far…
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  • Report: Charles Tillman to join FOX pregame show

    Report: Charles Tillman to join FOX pregame show

    profootballtalk.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Having announced his retirement on Monday after 13 seasons in the NFL, former Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman is turning to broadcasting. According to Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune, Tillman is set to join FOX Sports fo…
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  • Bears add former second-rounder Amini Silatolu

    Bears add former second-rounder Amini Silatolu

    profootballtalk.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    The Bears continue their offseason emphasis on their offensive line, adding a former second-round pick just before training camp. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Bears have signed former Panthers guard Amini Silatolu to a one-year deal. Knee injur…
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  • Former NFL Player Sues Insurer To Recoup Career-Ending Injury P…

    Former NFL Player Sues Insurer To Recoup Career-Ending Injury Policy

    deadspin.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    Haruki Nakamura, who played defensive back for five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers, had his career cut short when he suffered a debilitating concussion during a game in 2013. Now he’s suing an insurance company that is refusing …
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  • Carolina Panthers head to camp with Cam Newton looking to impro…

    Carolina Panthers head to camp with Cam Newton looking to improve on MVP season

    ESPN.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    Carolina Panthers head to camp with Cam Newton looking to improve on MVP season
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  • Panthers unveil statue of owner Jerry Richardson at Bank of Ame…

    Panthers unveil statue of owner Jerry Richardson at Bank of America Stadium

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson celebrated his 80th birthday last week. To mark the occasion, the team unveiled a new 13-foot tall sculpture of Richardson flanked by two panthers. According to the team’s website, the statue resides outside of t…
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  • Nakumura suing insurer after suffering career-ending concussion

    Nakumura suing insurer after suffering career-ending concussion

    profootballtalk.com nytimes.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    Former Panthers and Ravens safety Haruki Nakamura has filed a lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London seeking $3 million in damages after a concussion suffered in a 2013 preseason game ended his NFL career. The suit says that Nakamura can no longer play footb…
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  • Ron Rivera, nice person, says nice things about 49ers QB situat…

    Ron Rivera, nice person, says nice things about 49ers QB situation

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    There are plenty of words you could use to describe the 49ers’ looming quarterback competition between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Panthers coach Ron Rivera, bless his heart, chose some of the most charitable ones. Via Cam Inman of the San Jose…
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  • “Peanut” Tillman announces retirement

    “Peanut” Tillman announces retirement

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Jul 18 (5 days ago)
    Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman has called it a career after 13 NFL seasons. Tillman, 35, played 12 seasons for the Bears. He played last season with the Panthers, starting 12 games. An All-Pro in 2012, Tillman was a two-time Pro Bowler and had 38 c…
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  • Kawann Short will show up for training camp, because money

    Kawann Short will show up for training camp, because money

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short would like a new contract full of large, new money. But he’s not going to give back money he’s already earned to prove his point further. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Short won’t stay away from tra…
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  • Panthers coordinator on Josh Norman: Part of the business, I wi…

    Panthers coordinator on Josh Norman: Part of the business, I wish him well

    The Panthers decided to rescind cornerback Josh Norman’s franchise tag and let him leave for Washington this offseason, but there are no hard feelings toward Norman in Carolina. That’s the word from Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who tol…
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  • Panthers Agree to Terms with CB Leonard Johnson

    Panthers Agree to Terms with CB Leonard Johnson

    The Panthers have signed Leonard Johnson, a cornerback with significant starting experience in the NFC South, to a one-year contract, Bryan Strickland of Panthers.com reports. To make room on the 90-man roster, the Panthers waived cornerback Shaq Richar…
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  • Lightning strikes Panthers' stadium during storm

    Lightning strikes Panthers' stadium during storm

    yahoo.com Jul 12
    Lightning strikes! (Via @CYoquelet) A Monday afternoon storm in Charlotte brought down multiple bolts of lightning on the Carolina Panthers’ home, Bank of America Stadium, marking the hardest hits Carolina had taken since Von Miller laid the lumber to t…
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  • 2016 rule book clarifies intentional grounding

    2016 rule book clarifies intentional grounding

    Earlier this year, the Panthers proposed a change to the intentional grounding rule that would, as a practical matter, prevent quarterbacks from avoiding both a sack and a penalty by firing the ball at the feet of an eligible receiver. The proposal didn…
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  • NFC South Q&A: Who's more valuable to Panthers, Cam Newton …

    NFC South Q&A: Who's more valuable to Panthers, Cam Newton or Luke Kuechly?

    ESPN.com Jul 7
    NFC South Q&A: Who's more valuable to Panthers, Cam Newton or Luke Kuechly?
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  • Can The Panthers Win The NFC South For A Fourth Consecutive Tim…

    Can The Panthers Win The NFC South For A Fourth Consecutive Time?

    The Carolina Panthers represented the NFC in the Super Bowl last season, but lost the game to the Denver Broncos. After an offseason that saw the team lose its two best cornerbacks, the question the Panthers face isn’t can they return to the Super Bowl?…
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  • USA Today Ranks Newton As Third Most Important Person In NFL

    USA Today Ranks Newton As Third Most Important Person In NFL

    Since he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the top pick in the 2011 draft, Cam Newton has been one of the most talked about athletes in the NFL. After leading the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, USA TODAY dubbed Newton the 3rd most important person i…
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  • Roman Harper “can’t wait” to trash talk the Panthers again

    Roman Harper “can’t wait” to trash talk the Panthers again

    The Saints didn’t waste much time bringing old safety Roman Harper back to help their defense. And Harper is counting the days until he sees his old team again. “I can’t wait to go against these guys,” Harper said of the Panthers, on a return visit to C…
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  • Boston College to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

    Boston College to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will find themselves on opposite sides of the field at least twice this season, but they’ll be sharing space in the history of the Boston College football program. Boston College announc…
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  • Kurt Coleman would like a raise, but may not get what he’s look…

    Kurt Coleman would like a raise, but may not get what he’s looking for

    The Panthers have other productive defensive players in contract years besides defensive tackle Kawann Short. But safety Kurt Coleman said he’s not going to raise any fuss about a new deal — which is probably convenient for him. “I respect everyone that…
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  • Do Carolina Panthers Have the Top Defense Entering the 2016 Sea…

    Do Carolina Panthers Have the Top Defense Entering the 2016 Season? NFL Total Access Says Yes

    Willie McGinest breaks down who he thinks are the best 5 defenses entering the upcoming NFL season. Defenses win championships. McGinest has the Houston Texans at #5. The Seattle Seahawks at #4. The Kansas City Chiefs at #3. The Denver Broncos at #2. AN…
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  • Video - What does Cam Newton eat to stay healthy? 01:59

    What does Cam Newton eat to stay healthy?

    Jul 22
    Thanks to team dietitian Jennifer Brunelli, the Panthers are ready for the new season. Brunelli helps quarterback Cam Newton stay sharp with a breakfast menu that includes shrimp and grits.
  • Video - Jerry Richardson's statue 'wonderful' 02:03

    Jerry Richardson's statue 'wonderful'

    Jul 20
    Will Cain, Kate Fagan and Mike Greenberg share their thoughts on Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson receiving a statue of himself outside the team's stadium for his 80th birthday.
  • Video - Bottomless soda at Panthers' games enhances stadium experience 01:35

    Bottomless soda at Panthers' games enhances stadium experience

    Jul 20
    Mike Greenberg applauds the Panthers for creating bottomless soda at the team's home games for $8.50 since it makes the stadium experience better.
  • Video - Jalen & Jacoby: Loving and hating the Jerry Richardson tribute st... 01:58

    Jalen & Jacoby: Loving and hating the Jerry Richardson tribute st...

    Jul 19
    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby take a look at the statue that the Carolina Panthers presented owner Jerry Richardson for his 80th birthday and decide whether or not it is a great present.