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Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Defensive Line and Linebackers
November 6th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 is dishing out its midseason report card. Today,...

Carolina Panthers’ DE Greg Hardy’s Goal This Season: 50 Sacks
June 15th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** You never know what Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy might say when you put a microphone in front of him. The unfiltered 24-year-old didn't disappoint during an interview last Tuesday, telling the media he's aiming for 50 - yes, 50 - sacks this season.  "Why shoot low, right? If I'm...

Carolina Panthers Select DT Star Lotulelei at No. 14
April 26th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
When 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was still on the board at no. 14, first-year Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman barely needed 10 seconds - let alone 10 minutes - to make his pick. The interior of the defensive line was a glaring need, and the 23-year-old former Utah Ute...

Todd McShay Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers Select Ohio State DT Jonathan Hankins
December 15th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
When you're 4-9 and eliminated from playoff contention, like the Carolina Panthers, it's never too early to start talking about the draft. The 2012 campaign has been a colossal failure for the Panthers, who had Super Bowl aspirations coming into the season. But where did it all go wrong? What holes does...

Carolina Panthers Fill Out Practice Squad; Cut DT Terrell McClain, Sign Dwan Edwards
September 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 AM
The Panthers filled out seven of the eight available spots on the practice squad with players who were a part of the team’s training camp. Here are the signees: Lamont Bryant, WR, Morgan State Jared Green, WR, Southern Bryant Browning, G, Ohio State Nate Chandler, DT, UCLA Nelson Rosario, TE, UCLA Armond Smith, RB, Union College Zack...

Evaluating the Carolina Panthers Defensive Tackles
July 30th, 2012 at 8:54 PM
With their second pick (40th overall) in last April's draft, the Panthers passed on three quality defensive tackles in favor of offensive lineman Amini Silatolu. Many people, including myself, did not agree with this decision. It does say one thing, however, that the Carolina coaches are happy with their current...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes: Andre Neblett Suspended, Greg Hardy Brags About Speeding
July 18th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
Andre Neblett Violates NFL's PED Policy The NFL has announced that Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Andre Neblett has been suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension will be a costly one for Neblett. The 6-0, 295-pound third-year pro will forfeit...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Taking a Closer Look at Defensive Tackle Dontari Poe
April 22nd, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Overview: Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe saw his stock rise considerably after an impressive performance in February's NFL Combine. Poe, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 346 pounds, did 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press - tops at the combine. To compliment that tremendous strength, Poe also demonstrated elite speed, running the...

Carolina Panthers Should Take LSU Defensive Tackle Michael Brockers with Team’s First Pick
April 20th, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Last season, the Carolina Panthers defense had more holes in talent than a piece of Swiss cheese. The return of Thomas Davis and Jon Beason at linebacker will significantly help the Panthers on the field and making their draft decision provided they stay healthy. The Panthers ranked 25th in pass defense and...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Defensive Tackle Devon Still
February 27th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
After losing a coin flip with the Miami Dolphins on Friday, the Carolina Panthers now know they will have the ninth selection in April's NFL draft. Now that they know when they will pick, they can focus all their efforts toward evaluating talent. One player the Panthers will surely be...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Analyzing Defensive End Quinton Coples
February 19th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Defensive end Quinton Coples is one player that the Carolina Panthers will have on their whiteboard heading toward April's NFL Draft. Coples, who played all four years at the University of North Carolina, is one of several potential picks for the Panthers. The team will either have the eighth or...

Examining Potential Carolina Panthers First-Round Pick Michael Brockers
February 13th, 2012 at 9:47 PM
One potential first-round pick for the Carolina Panthers in Michael Brockers, a defensive tackle hailing from the SEC powerhouse LSU. While there are a number of potential picks for the Panthers, who will pick eighth or ninth depending on a coin flip, Brockers’ could be a great fit in the...

Carolina Panthers Sign Defensive Tackle Ron Fields, Guard Reggie Wells
September 15th, 2011 at 8:07 PM
The Carolina Panthers added some depth in the trenches on Tuesday, signing defensive tackle Ron Fields, and guard Reggie Wells. Fields, who turned 30 on Tuesday, is a 6'2", 314 pounder who will assist Carolina's young defensive tackles Sione Fua, Terrell McClain, and Andre Neblett in providing pressure up the middle....