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2016 Carolina Panthers: Promo #1

The first 2016 Promo video for the 2016 Carolina Panthers.
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 hour ago

Thompson ready to tackle more responsibility

Linebackers coach Al Holcomb says the Panthers feel comfortable putting Shaq Thompson on the field "in all personnel groupings."
Via panthers.com
3 hours ago

Rivera confident DT Kawann Short will get long-term deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is ''too important a player'' for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract. Short has one year remaining on his rookie deal. He's outperformed his current contract, recording 11 sacks last season while being named NFC Player of the Month twice. Rivera said Wednesday that ''somewhere along the...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera optimistic about Short's future with Panthers

Head coach says Kawann Short's contract status hasn't been a distraction and believes that in time "they'll get together, they'll figure it out."
Via panthers.com
7 hours ago

Mocking the Depth: Defensive Depth Chart Projection #2

A second update to our Carolina Panthers defensive depth chart projection for week one. With two preseason games under their belts, the actual defensive depth chart is starting to take shape. Some of the backups have moved up a bit in the rep distribution while others have struggled to snag a spot. Let's take a look at how things could shake out. Original projection First update...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
8 hours ago

Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady this Friday

Over the past three preseasons, a highlight for the Carolina Panthers has been the opportunity to test its defense against Tom Brady. However, the Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady on Friday night, even though Brady himself would like to play. “I’d like to take advantage of any opportunity, any and all of them if […] The post Carolina Panthers should not expect...
Via Carolina Huddle
9 hours ago

Patriots say Carolina Panthers front 7 “Best in the NFL”

It is a common sentiment in the Carolinas that the Carolina Panthers starting front seven (4 defensive linemen and 3 linebackers) is perhaps the best in the league. As it turns out, at least one other NFL team thinks so as well. New England Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon confirmed as much this week. “Well, their front […] The post Patriots say Carolina Panthers front 7...
Via Carolina Huddle
12 hours ago

Damiere Byrd looks ready to crack Carolina Panthers roster

Only 53 of the 90 players that are still considered Carolina Panthers going into Friday’s preseason game against New England will make the opening day roster. Of the many inevitable positional battles that take place on a roster as deep as Carolina’s, the wide receiver battle has some interesting storylines. Like any other position, there are the locks. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 2 WR Funchess gives Newton another big target

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton breaks into a smile, barely able to control his enthusiasm when thinking about the prospect of wide receiver Devin Funchess lining up opposite Kelvin Benjamin this season. Newton, the league's MVP, may never have to worry about overthrowing another target again given the receiving corps the Panthers have assembled. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Norman: Panthers wanted it about Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly

Pulling a franchise tag from a player you wanted to keep around on a long-term deal is a pretty extreme move. But the farther you get from Carolina’s decision to part ways with cornerback Josh Norman this spring, the clearer it becomes that a divorce was probably inevitable. In the ESPN the Magazine cover story…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Tempers flare at spirited Carolina Panthers practice

As it turns out, there may be a negative side to Peanut Tillman teaching his “punch” to the Carolina Panthers young defensive backs. At today’s practice, rookie corner Daryl Worley applied the punch, but missed the ball. Instead his fist met the neck area of Devin Funchess. The longest scuffle of 2016 Carolina Panthers training […] The post Tempers flare at spirited Carolina...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Panthers DE Kony Ealy looks to build off stellar Super Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers third-year defensive end Kony Ealy is looking to parlay a huge performance in the Super Bowl into a super season in 2016. Had the Panthers defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, there's a strong chance Ealy would have been named the game's MVP. He was a terror on defense, sacking Peyton Manning three times and forcing two turnovers...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play Tic-tac-toe on Twitter during weather delay

How would you spend the time waiting during a weather delay during a football game? Get some refreshments, check on the other games going on, look for some shelter if you’re at the game, etc. Playing Tic-tac-toe is not usually one of the items at the top of the list, but for the incredibly creative Twitter account for the Carolina Panthers, whatever seems unlikely always comes...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers and Titans play virtual tic-tac-toe to pass time during thunderstorm

The Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans had their Week 2 preseason game delayed due to a thunderstorm, but they made the most of their time. They engaged in a friendly game of tic-tac-toe. We have a way to pass the time. Your move, @Titans. pic.twitter.com/TmnjrfHagh — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 20, 2016 .@Panthers
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: What we learned from training camp

Just like that, Carolina Panthers 2016 training camp at Wofford College is over. With the Panthers heading to Tennessee to face the Titans on Saturday for their second preseason game, let’s take a look at what we learned during the 15 practice session in Spartanburg. Mike Remmers Holding His Ground After a very poor performance in the Super Bowl at the hands of Von Miller, Mike...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Carolina Panthers

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Carolina Panthers, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. Although the list is short considering the team originated in 1995, we have identified 8 (with one repeat). How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 preview: Will the Panthers rise again?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Carolina Panthers 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that again hopes to have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2016, despite losing a key player. Before we look ahead...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton buys homeless man food in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did a pretty awesome thing recently, and if you like random acts of kindness, you’ll love hearing about it. Newton was reportedly eating dinner with his teammates in Baltimore the day before the team’s preseason game against the Ravens, when he departed from the restaurant with two bags full of food in his hand. But the food wasn’t for...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Carolina Panthers players could have breakout seasons in 2016?

Last season, the Carolina Panthers were arguably one of the most elite teams in the NFL. Led by Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team exemplified a true balance between a potent offense and a lights-out defense. Their success was largely due in part to young players making a name for themselves. For Kawann Short, Josh Norman, and Trai Turner, the 2015 season was their chance to burst...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Criticism directed at me ‘not racism’

Despite his tremendous success, both at the college and professional levels, Cam Newton remains one of the more criticized NFL players around the league. He’s been criticized for what he wears off the field, how he plays on it and especially for how he chooses to celebrate his success as well as lament his failure. Many have suggested he is subject to extra scrutiny because...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin struggling with conditioning in camp

The Carolina Panthers are hoping their passing offense gets a major boost with the return of Kelvin Benjamin this year, but the star wide receiver has some work to do in the conditioning department first. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Sunday that Benjamin has been getting winded after running deep routes. ESPN’s David Newton shared a photo of Benjamin on a knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens stop play to watch Baltimore native Phelps win gold

When Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medal No. 22, there was no shortage of eyes on the race. In Baltimore, the competition received special attention during a preseason NFL game. Phelps, who was born and raised in Baltimore, swam in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday. The race was taking place in Brazil at the same time as the preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair visits Falcons training camp, calls out Josh Norman

Multiple-time wrestling champion and WWE legend Ric Flair visited Atlanta Falcons training camp on Tuesday and WOO-boy was it exciting. Flair was at camp as the special guest of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The 67-year-old sung Jones praises, while promptly throwing a nice diss at Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. “This is the Nature Boy, Ric Flair at Falcons...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers Practiced With a Local High School Football Team

On Thursday, the Spartanburg (South Carolina) High School Vikings had the most memorable practice of their lives. The Carolina Panthers joined the Vikings, becoming the first NFL team in league history to practice with a high school team. Riley Fields, the Panthers' director of community relations, said the joint practice was in celebration of the NFL's Play 60 campaign. ...
Via Stack
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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