PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What does Jonathan Stewart’s new contract mean?

The Carolina Panthers released the details of running back Jonathan Stewart‘s restructured contract earlier this week. Stewart, who just turned 30, agreed to have the last two years left on his contract re-negotiated to make the deal more team-friendly. While the Oregon product has had an injury-plagued career that includes only one complete season since 2010, this contract...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: How Does Jonathan Stewart Extension Affect NFL Draft?

Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

FSU Football: Panthers Smartly Pick Up Kelvin Benjamin’s Fifth Year Option

Former FSU football wide receiver standout Kelvin Benjamin will stay with the Carolina Panthers after team picks up his fifth year option. The Carolina Panthers are looking to rebound from a disappointing 2016 one year after their Superbowl run in 2015. The crazy thing is Carolina made their Superbowl run without first round draft pick […] FSU Football: Panthers Smartly Pick Up...
Via Chop Chat
22 hours ago

Carolina Panthers: 5 Second Round Options in 2017 NFL Draft

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Panthers Free Agency: Gettleman once again defers to his gut instinct

The Panthers GM's top priority this offseason was to add starting quality players at offensive tackle. While every contract brings risk, Gettleman went with his gut instead of his pocketbook to address the crisis at OT. Of course I'm mainly referring to the Matt Kalil signing. Make no mistake whatever GM signed Kalil was going to face questions. Kalil to Carolina though was too logical...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Stewart's Contract Restructure a Smart Move

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Panthers say Jerry Richardson isn’t selling team

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson isn’t attending the league meetings in Arizona this week and a six-person group will be representing the team in his place. Per the team, they won’t be there to discuss the possible sale of the team. A report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports suggested that the future of the franchise…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Ron Rivera thinks time off will help Cam Newton

The Panthers announced that quarterback Cam Newton is going to be out of action for a few months after making the decision to have shoulder surgery to address lingering pain from the 2016 season. The timing of the decision has drawn some scrutiny as Newton played out the string last season despite the shoulder issue.…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Panthers defend allowing Newton to play through injury

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton played out the end of the season with an injury to his throwing shoulder despite the team being out of playoff contention, and now that he needs surgery, the team is facing criticism for not sitting him down.Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman defended the team’s decision, saying Newton was cleared to play and wanted to play.“We are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oher still in concussion protocol after more than 5 months

Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher suffered a concussion in Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season — Oct. 2, to be exact. He’s still in the NFL’s concussion protocol five and a half months later.“He looks great, he sounds great, but he’s still in the protocol,” general manager Dave Gettleman said per the team’s website. “He’s working out five days a week. He’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2017: Hey, What’s Your Problem?

We are knee deep into our latest series from End Zone Score. NFL free agency is in full swing. Teams continue to make decisions that will affect the franchise’s immediate future. The focus here will be on each of the 32 teams’ biggest problems. What is the biggest negative facing each club. More importantly, how is each organization addressing the matter? In this edition we...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago

Stewart: Panthers drafting a running back would be ‘a good thing’

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn’t going to act as if his job’s being slowly taking away if the team bring in an upstart running back in 2017 NFL Draft. In fact, he welcomes it, telling the Panthers’ official website that going in that direction is “a good thing.” You always want fresh legs. Fresh legs mean a lot, especially in the fourth quarter. Having...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: could the NFL have helped keep Cam Newton safe?

It was announced earlier this week that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Newton got this injury in week 14 against the Chargers, but still played in the final three games of the season. Against Washington in week 15 Cam played one of his best games of the season with 300 yards passing, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. However...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers to exercise Kelvin Benjamin's fifth-year option

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the team's first-round pick in 2014, will be under contract through 2018.
Via panthers.com
4 days ago

Carolina Panthers sign running back Jonathan Stewart to extension

The Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers signed starting running back Jonathan Stewart to an extension this morning. Stewart has spent his entire nine-year career with the Panthers since being drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Oregon. Jonathan Stewart is on the cusp of becoming Carolina’s all-time leading rusher. He is 208 rushing yards behind DeAngelo Williams...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago

What does Cam Newton’s surgery mean for the Carolina Panthers?

It’s easy to be worried as a Carolina Panthers fan right now. Anytime a franchise quarterback has surgery on his throwing shoulder, it is cause for concern to say the least. With the Panthers waiting so long to make the decision for Cam Newton to have surgery, there are a lot of questions to be asked. So what will this mean for the remainder of the Panthers’ offseason?...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers already off to bad start in 2017 after waiting on Cam Newton’s surgery

The Carolina Panthers went from the NFC’s best to one of the worst teams record-wise in 2016, and even though they were competitive on the field and lost many close games, it was clear that the team wasn’t going to make another playoff run by the season’s midway point. But for some reason, the team’s coaching staff never accepted that fact, and continued to put quarterback...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton to undergo shoulder surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.Newton suffered the injury during a Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers last season.“It is well-documented and well-researched that overhead throwing athletes commonly have wear and tear to their rotator cuffs,” team athletic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers looking to bring Peppers back

Julius Peppers has decided to play in 2017 after contemplating retirement, and he could wind up wrapping up his NFL career in the same place it began.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Carolina Panthers are working toward bringing Peppers back. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Peppers became a household name with the Panthers after he was drafted No. 2 overall by them in 2002. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kalil leaves Vikings in free agency, signs with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have found someone new to protect Cam Newton's blindside. The Panthers, traditionally conservative with their free agency spending, opened with a bang Thursday. They agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil on a five-year deal worth $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Of...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Panthers add another Kalil to offensive line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have found someone new to protect Cam Newton's blindside. The Panthers, traditionally conservative with their free agency spending, opened with a bang Thursday. They agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil on a five-year deal worth $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers re-sign DE Charles Johnson to 2-year extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Defensive end Charles Johnson will continue his long career with the Carolina Panthers after signing a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were not released Tuesday. The 33-year-old Johnson has played all 11 seasons with the Panthers. He ranks second in franchise history with 67.5 sacks. He had 25 quarterback hurries and four sacks last season in...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers re-signing Charles Johnson to two-year, $9.5 million deal

The Carolina Panthers are reportedly signing Charles Johnson to a two-year deal that keeps him with the club through the 2018 NFL season.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $9.5 million. Johnson has spent his entire 10-year career with the Panthers, logging 103 starts since 2007. He has racked up 67.5 sacks during his career and finished the 2016 season with four...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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