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Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 23 hours ago
Panthers officially exercise fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly
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  • NFL clears Ray McDonald in domestic violence case

    NFL clears Ray McDonald in domestic violence case

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    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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  • Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    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 (4 days ago)
    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

    profootballtalk.com nytimes.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    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

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    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 (5 days ago)
    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

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    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

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    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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  • Kelvin Benjamin: I got tired mentally last season

    Kelvin Benjamin: I got tired mentally last season

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20 (7 days ago)
    Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was one of several rookie wideouts to make a splash during the 2014 season as the first-round pick finished the year with 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. Benjamin was productive throughout the year,…
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  • Panthers linebacker hopes to face Cowboys early, for good reaso…

    Panthers linebacker hopes to face Cowboys early, for good reason

    While there were Panthers players who were willing to go to bat for Greg Hardy this offseason, at least one of them isn’t looking for a quick reunion. Sort of. At the start of Panthers voluntary workouts, linebacker Thomas Davis was sent out as a repres…
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  • Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simula…

    Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simulator

    Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kari Lehtonen for Jimmy Howard or Cam Ward?

    Rumor Roundup: Kari Lehtonen for Jimmy Howard or Cam Ward?

    Heading into the off-season, Dallas Stars management face a difficult decision regarding the state of their goaltending. Depth between the pipes was a serious issue, as the Stars failed to find a suitable backup for struggling starter Kari Lehtonen. As …
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  • Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…
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  • John Klingberg deal good for the player, potentially better for…

    John Klingberg deal good for the player, potentially better for Dallas Stars

    It’s not exactly Evan Longoria-like, but if you can come up with a player with less NHL experience who has ever signed a longer, more lucrative contract than John Klingberg has with the Dallas Stars, let us know. Because we certainly can’t come up with …
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  • Panthers, Thomas Davis working on a contract extension

    Panthers, Thomas Davis working on a contract extension

    Because of the way he’s played the last two years, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has moved on from just being “three-time ACL tear guy” to “really good linebacker.” As a result, the Panthers want to make sure he sticks around. Davis’ original post-lo…
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  • Agent: Packers reach deal with QB Matt Blanchard

    Agent: Packers reach deal with QB Matt Blanchard

    The Packers are adding a third quarterback. The club has signed former Panthers and Bears passer Matt Blanchard, agent Paul Sheehy said on Twitter on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Blanchard spent most of the 2014 season on injured reserve with Carolina aft…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will the Hurricanes deal Staal, Semin, Skinner o…

    Rumor Roundup: Will the Hurricanes deal Staal, Semin, Skinner or Ward this summer?

    Having missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth straight season, the Carolina Hurricanes could face significant off-season changes. Ron Francis stood pat in his first summer as Hurricanes GM last year, but now he could make significant moves. The p…
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  • A closer look at the contract of Panthers CB Charles Tillman

    A closer look at the contract of Panthers CB Charles Tillman

    ESPN.com Apr 15
    A closer look at the contract of Panthers CB Charles Tillman
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  • Panthers meeting up next for Breshad Perriman

    Panthers meeting up next for Breshad Perriman

    Wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been a popular player on the pre-draft circuit and he’ll add another team to his list of meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Perriman will meet with the Panthers in Orlando. Pe…
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  • Panthers tempt fate, work out Southern Cal’s Nelson Agholor

    Panthers tempt fate, work out Southern Cal’s Nelson Agholor

    The Panthers obviously need to upgrade their receiving corps, but apparently they’re considering tempting fate to do so. Via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are working out Southern Cal wide receiver Nelson Agholor Thursday in Tampa. …
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  • Titans taking a meeting with Byron Bell

    Titans taking a meeting with Byron Bell

    Last month, the Panthers signed Michael Oher after Oher was released by the Titans. The move helped close the door on any possibility that Byron Bell would be back in Carolina after a rough year as the team’s starting left tackle. It may have also been …
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  • Panthers were close to Charles Tillman’s heart, at several leve…

    Panthers were close to Charles Tillman’s heart, at several levels

    After spending his entire career in Chicago, it wasn’t easy for Charles Tillman to move. But in coming to Charlotte, Tillman almost feels at home. Tillman said signing with the Panthers was an easy choice for a number of factors, not the least of which …
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  • Eric Staal uncertain about future with Hurricanes

    Eric Staal uncertain about future with Hurricanes

    NHL.com Apr 11
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- As the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for a sixth consecutive offseason without qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is a possibility management will make significant roster changes. Captain Eric Staal is among those player...
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  • Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina …

    Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina Hurricanes

    deadspin.com Apr 10
    Today on Ask an Indie Rock Dude About Sports, we’re talking to Mac McCaughan, the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill lifers Superchunk and the king of the best hooks in rock 'n' roll since 1989. (For newbies, his tried-and-true staple “Slack Motherfuc…
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  • Former Panthers whipping boy Byron Bell gets Chiefs workout

    Former Panthers whipping boy Byron Bell gets Chiefs workout

    At the moment, the top three tackles on the Panthers roster are Michael Oher, Jonathan Martin and Mike Remmers. There’s a real chance none of them are very good. But that may also show how tough a spot the Panthers were in last year, and a slow free age…
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  • Video - Golic: 'Greg Hardy, sit down' 03:46

    Golic: 'Greg Hardy, sit down'

    Apr 23
    Mike Golic reacts to Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy's 10-game suspension.
  • Video - Panthers could keep Davis and plan for future 01:35

    Panthers could keep Davis and plan for future

    Apr 17
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton discusses how although Carolina wants to extend Thomas Davis' contract past 2015, it wouldn't be a shock if the team drafted Davis' eventual successor this year.
  • Video - Panthers' secondary is taking shape 01:04

    Panthers' secondary is taking shape

    Apr 11
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton says signing 6-foot-2 Charles Tillman not only gives Carolina the long, rangy corner it desires, it also allows Ben Benwikere to move back to the nickel.
  • Video - Cam Newton playing knockerball 00:15

    Cam Newton playing knockerball

    Apr 6
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took on one of his friends in a game of knockerball on Easter.

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    Apr 27
    Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wa…
  • Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draft

    Apr 23
    FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
  • James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draft

    Apr 23
    Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.
  • Hardy’s New Bench Trial

    Apr 23
    The new NFL was on display Wednesday afternoon when it suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of 2015 season, without pay, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend in May 2014. Though a judge foun…