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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’ Steve Smith Sounds Off About Retirement, Life After Football
June 18th, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Tom Sorensen from the Charlotte Observer wrote a great piece Saturday about Steve Smith, the most decorated player in Carolina Panthers history. The article touches on the ups and downs of Smith's 13-year tenure with the Panthers, but predominantly focuses on the 34-year-old's plans after football. At the end of May,...

John Kasay Ends His Storied NFL Career with Carolina Panthers
May 10th, 2013 at 12:04 AM
To those outside the Panthers community, John Kasay was just a great NFL kicker. In the eyes of the Carolina faithful, the 43-year-old Athens, Georgia, native was much more. Kasay, a member of the team's inaugural roster, signed a one-day contract on Tuesday to officially retire with the Panthers. Why exactly is...

Two Former Carolina Panthers Defenders Get NFL Coaching Jobs
February 4th, 2013 at 7:05 AM
Two former Carolina Panthers defenders are making a comeback. Except this time, Brentson Buckner and Chris Harris will be wearing headsets instead of helmets. Buckner, who played defensive tackle for the Panthers for 2001-2005, is set to join the Arizona Cardinals as the defensive line coach, according to the Charlotte Observer. After retiring...

Former Carolina Panthers Jeff Lewis, Bryan Stoltenberg Die Over Weekend
January 7th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Tragedy struck twice last weekend for the Carolina Panthers. Within a day of each other, the team lost two of its former players - quarterback Jeff Lewis and center Bryan Stoltenberg. Lewis, who was just 39 years old, died in Phoenix on Saturday. No cause of death has been released to the...

Ex-Carolina Panther Stephen Davis Files Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 PM
According to Nathan Fenno of the Washington Times, former NFL running back Stephen Davis joined four unnamed ex-players in a lawsuit against the NFL for concealing the long-term effects of concussions. The 38-year-old Davis, who played 11 NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams, says he's...

Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith: I Want to Play ‘Three or Four’ More Years
June 16th, 2012 at 12:30 PM
When it's all said and done, Steve Smith will end his career as the best wide receiver - and arguably best player - to ever wear a Carolina Panthers uniform. ***PHOTO1*** We now have a good idea of when that will be. Early this week, the 33-year-old Smith said that he would like...

Carolina Panthers Rookie Draft Picks Assigned Jersey Numbers
May 8th, 2012 at 5:27 PM
The Carolina Panthers rookie draft picks have been assigned their preliminary numbers. These numbers, of course, are subject to change once final cuts occur in early September. Carolina’s first-round pick, linebacker Luke Kuechly, didn’t have too much of a choice as to what number he would get. The ninth overall selection...

Carolina Panthers First-Ever Draft Pick Kerry Collins Retires
July 18th, 2011 at 7:28 PM
Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins announced his retirement from the NFL last Thursday, less than a month after saying he would return to the Titans in 2011. ***PHOTO1*** Collins, 38, played for five different teams and passed for over 40,000 yards in 16 seasons. The two time Pro Bowler reached the...