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From Klutz to Clutch: Continuity Paying Off for Streaking Carolina Panthers
November 26th, 2013 at 4:59 PM
The Carolina Panthers have become clutch. For the second straight week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton engineered a go-ahead touchdown drive in the final minute to secure a come-from-behind win against a quality AFC opponent. Last week, it was Tom Brady and the Patriots who fell victim to Newton's late-game heroics. This week, the...

Mike McCormack, NFL Hall of Famer and First Carolina Panthers President, Dies at 83
November 17th, 2013 at 7:50 AM
The Carolina Panthers lost one of its founding fathers on Friday when Mike McCormack, the team's first president, passed away at 83 in his Palm Desert, Calif. home. McCormack served as a right-hand man to Panthers owner Jerry Richardson during his bid to bring an NFL franchise to Charlotte in the...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
October 9th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Amini Silatolu placed on IR The Panthers lost starting left guard Amini Silatolu for the season with a torn ACL/MCL, the Charlotte Observer reported on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound second-year lineman out of Midwestern State has started 18 games for Ron Rivera's team over the last two seasons. The guard position has been...

Carolina Panthers Send LB Jon Beason to New York Giants for Late-Round Draft Pick
October 4th, 2013 at 7:35 PM
The Carolina Panthers traded linebacker Jon Beason to the New York Giants on Friday, according to multiple sources. The Panthers will reportedly receive a late-round draft in exchange for the three-time Pro Bowler, whose career has been derailed by injuries over the last few seasons. For Beason, the writing was on the...

Caught Off Guard: Carolina Panthers Stun Veteran Lineman Geoff Hangartner with Abrupt Release
August 1st, 2013 at 6:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers released Geoff Hangartner on Thursday, vacating the starting right guard position. The veteran lineman's release came as a shock to most, but none more so than Hangartner himself. "I was definitely surprised," Hangartner told the Charlotte Observer in a phone interview. "I knew there was competition in camp and...

NBA Legend Jerry West Visits Carolina Panthers Training Camp
July 30th, 2013 at 6:05 AM
The Carolina Panthers welcomed an unlikely visitor to training camp on Monday - NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West. ***PHOTO1***West spent much of the morning watching practice from a golf cart alongside Panthers owner - and longtime friend - Jerry Richardson. The 75-year-old, who spent his entire career with the Los Angeles...

Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson Raises Eyebrows with $10 Million Donation
June 17th, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Jerry Richardson is a tough man to figure out these days. Earlier this year, the Carolina Panthers owner created a controversy by requesting $87.5 million from the city of Charlotte to help fund upgrades to Bank of America Stadium. The Spring Hope, North Carolina, native originally asked for $125 million from...

Carolina Panthers Quick Hit: DeAngelo Williams Restructures Contract; Steve Smith Disses Mark Sanchez
May 17th, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Panthers restructure Williams' contract DeAngelo Williams capitalized on former general manager Marty Hurney's giving spirit, agreeing to a five-year, $43 million deal two offseasons ago. Although he's had his moments, the Panthers all-time leading rusher is not worth that type of money anymore - and everyone knows it. In what seems like a...

Charlotte City Council Approves Carolina Panthers Stadium Deal
April 25th, 2013 at 5:13 PM
The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a deal to give the Carolina Panthers money for renovations to Bank of America Stadium. In exchange, the team committed to staying in Charlotte for at least six more years. The Panthers will subsidize $37.5 million - 30 percent - of the...

Carolina Panthers Free Agency: Latest News and Notes
March 25th, 2013 at 8:13 PM
WR/KR Ted Ginn signed The Panthers got a huge boost in the return game with the signing of speedy wideout/kick returner Ted Ginn Jr. last Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Ginn, the 7th-overall pick in the 2007 draft, joins the team after spending the last three years with the San Francisco 49ers. He was originally drafted by Miami,...

N.C. House Advances Carolina Panthers’ Stadium Bill
March 15th, 2013 at 10:40 PM
  The N.C. House government committee endorsed a bill allowing Charlotte to help the Carolina Panthers fund upgrades to Bank of America Stadium using local tourism taxes on Thursday. ***PHOTO1***   The bill passed on a voice vote after 30 minutes of debate, in which both Republicans and Democrats expressed concerns about the proposal. "We're...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes: Free Agency Edition
March 13th, 2013 at 10:21 PM
As free agency begins, the Carolina Panthers - and the rest of the NFL - have been very busy. Here is a recap of the team's transactions this week: Drayton Florence signed With the release (and recent retirement) of veteran cornerback Chris Gamble, the Panthers needed some proven experience in the defensive...

Carolina Panthers Ask Tackle Jordan Gross to Rework Contract
March 11th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
With the release of Chris Gamble on Friday, the Carolina Panthers were finally able to get under the $123 million salary cap. But they aren't done freeing up money quite yet. According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers have asked veteran left tackle Jordan Gross to restructure his contract. ***PHOTO1*** Gross, 32, carries...

Leaked Financial Documents Show Carolina Panthers’ Profits Purring from 2010-2011
March 7th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Just days after the state rejected the Carolina Panthers' request for $62.5 million in public money to help renovate 17-year old Bank of America Stadium, Deadspin.com leaked financial documents showing substantial profits for the team from 2010-2011. According to the documents, the Panthers earned a profit of $112 million for the...

NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers Targeting Free Agent WR Mike Wallace?
March 4th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Wide receiver is certainly a position of need for the Carolina Panthers heading into 2013. Veteran Steve Smith, who turns 34 in May, certainly isn't getting any younger. Brandon LaFell and Louis Murphy have shown flashes, but neither has proven to be a game-changing wideout. That leaves the Panthers in clear need...

Carolina Panthers Cut DT Ron Edwards, Restructure Contracts of Greg Olsen, Haruki Nakamura
March 1st, 2013 at 9:03 PM
The Carolina Panthers were able to make considerable progress in getting under the salary cap by the March 12th deadline this Friday. According to the Charlotte Observer, the team was able to clear about $5 million in cap space by releasing veteran defensive tackle Ron Edwards and restructuring tight end Greg...

Carolina Panthers Still Negotiating Stadium Renovations
February 26th, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Charlotte business leaders continued to show their support for the Carolina Panthers and their request for city and state money to fund renovations to Bank of America Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** According to Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer, a team official said he’s confident that a deal will be reached, although one legislator...

Carolina Panthers Plan to Retain RB DeAngelo Williams, Keep Backfield Intact
February 24th, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Despite salary cap woes and a new general manager, the Carolina Panthers plan to keep the highly paid backfield duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart intact. ***PHOTO1*** According to the Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person, a league source close to the situation says that the team believes they can keep both running...

Cap-Challenged Carolina Panthers Restructure Contracts of Ryan Kalil, Jonathan Stewart
February 16th, 2013 at 6:15 AM
For the Carolina Panthers, this young offseason has been all about the Benjamins. Earlier this month, all the headlines were about how the proposed $144 million in stadium renovations were to be funded. Now that Charlotte and the Panthers have reached a tentative 15-year agreement to pay for the upgrades with...

Carolina Panthers Reach 15-Year Deal with Charlotte
February 8th, 2013 at 9:19 PM
The Carolina Panthers and Charlotte have reached a deal to keep the team in the city for the next 15 years. ***PHOTO1*** The terms of the deal require the city to pay $143.75 million from a food and beverage tax hike to fund the majority of the upgrades to Bank of America...