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Author: Tye Hooker

Faces of the 2019 Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 17: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Throughout the month of July, the Last Word on Sports NFL department has been taking a look at the three most recognizable faces for each NFL team. For this series in particular, we will be only considering active players. Today, we will be taking a look at one of the most polarizing and...

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Carolina Panthers Offensive Depth Chart: Off-Season Report Cards

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 30: D.J. Moore #12 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during the first half against the New Orleans Saints during a NFL game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) After a disappointing 7-9 2018 campaign, the Carolina Panthers front office vowed to shape their franchise into a contender using the NFL’s offseason period. The group struck gold early in the off-season, drafting promising rookies like Brian Burns and Greg Little, while also picking up proven veterans like Matt Paradis and Gerald McCoy. Now with the...

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Four Carolina Panthers Breakout Candidates

CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Curtis Samuel #10 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) The Carolina Panthers are in a very unique situation in 2019. Not only does the talented mix of players who make up the current 90-man roster feature seasoned veterans, but it also encompasses a fair amount of talented young players. In a league in which teams are beginning to value younger players more...

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Former Carolina Panthers Running Back Rod Smart Found After Previously Being Reported Missing

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 18: Rod Smart #32 of the Carolina Panthers returns a kick against the New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 27-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) After being reported missing in South Carolina by friends and family, former Carolina Panthers running back and XFL standout Rod Smart has reportedly been located and is “safe” at this time. The 42-year-old was classified as a “missing endangered person” by police in South Carolina early on Tuesday, with officials also adding that the Smart’s...

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Grading the Top Carolina Panthers Free Agency Acquisitions

TAMPA, FL – DEC 30: Gerald McCoy (93) of the Bucs extends his arms during the regular season game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 30, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) With the NFL’s free agency period coming to a close, many teams’ new acquisitions are practicing with their respective franchises, seeing as most big-name free agents found themselves either a new home or a new contract. The ending of free agency brings football fans closer and closer to the regular season, with...

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