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Carolina Panthers Sign Safety Thomas DeCoud
April 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Carolina Panthers have signed safety Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract after hosting him for a visit this past weekend. Thomas DeCoud will bring a veteran presence to the secondary as well as familiarity with the NFC South after spending his entire NFL career up to this point with...

Carolina Panthers to Host Thomas DeCoud This Weekend
April 5th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
Thomas DeCoud is expected to visit the Carolina Panthers' facility on Sunday for what is expected to be a two-day visit. DeCoud was a replacement for the 2013 Pro Bowl and was selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl outright. He would provide a veteran presence in the Carolina secondary after...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Secondary, Special Teams and Coaching
November 9th, 2013 at 8:10 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 doling out midseason grades for each...

Carolina Panthers’ Mike Mitchell Believes He’s Being ‘Targeted’ by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
October 29th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
Mike Mitchell is making his mark as a hard-hitting ball hawk for the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out, though, the fifth-year safety speaks with just as much reckless abandon as he plays. After receiving a $7,875 fine for taunting Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter of Week 7's 30-15 win over...

Carolina Panthers Sign Two Safeties; Chicago Bears Offer Captain Munnerlyn Deal
March 20th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
The Carolina Panthers signed a pair of free agent safeties to 1-year deals on Thursday, according to the Charlotte Observer. The additions of D.J. Moore and Mike Mitchell will continue the team's trend of bringing in unproven safeties eager for their first opportunity to start. Hopefully, this year's experiment works out better...

Evaluating the 2012 Carolina Panthers Defensive Backs
July 31st, 2012 at 9:24 PM
The defensive backs struggled last season. To their credit, however, the front seven struggled to pressure the quarterback, leaving opposing receivers more time to get open. Despite criticism, Chris Gamble has been a solid number one option at cornerback for the Panthers. Captain Munnerlyn is an excellent option at nickelback,...

Carolina Panthers Creating Plenty of Competition in Secondary
June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The Carolina Panthers ranked 24th in the NFL against the pass last season, allowing an average of 246.8 yards per game through the air. Injuries certainly played a large part in the secondary's struggles. Cornerback Brandon Hogan, a fourth-round pick in 2011, missed 13 games with a knee injury. Captain Munnerlyn...

Carolina Panthers Sign DB Reggie Smith to Compete for Starting Safety Position
April 7th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Carolina Panthers bolstered their secondary earlier this week, signing free agent Reggie Smith to compete for the starting safety job. ***PHOTO1*** Smith was drafted in third-round of the 2008 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, where he has spent the last four seasons. He has been a solid contributor in the...

Former Carolina Panthers Safety Mike Minter: “We Played the Game as the Game’s Supposed to Be Played”
March 8th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
In light of the recent bounty scandal associated with the New Orleans Saints, many are wondering how widespread these transgressions are in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** While providing players with cash bonuses for injuring opposing players, delivering big hits and making impactful plays is against NFL rules, many former coaches and players have...

Captain Munnerlyn, Charles Godfrey Uncertain for Saturday’s Game Vs. Tampa Bay Bucs as Injuries Continue to Pile Up
December 22nd, 2011 at 11:37 AM
The word "injury" has become all too familiar around the Carolina Panthers organization this season. This time it's the secondary that takes the hit. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is uncertain for Saturday's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hamstring injury suffered during last week's game at Houston....

Safeties are the Achilles Heel of the Carolina Panthers’ Defense
September 23rd, 2011 at 5:32 PM
The Panthers were a victim of big plays in week one against the Cardinals giving up a 70 yard pass to wide out Early Doucet.  If you were watching this play you may have thought the Panthers would get a penalty for only having 10 men on the field. Cardinals...