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Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
August 6th, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Fan Fest a Success The Panthers held their annual Fan Fest last weekend, which, according to the Charlotte Observer, drew a crowd of more than 20,000 fans. Those who attended got an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favorite players for an array of competitions, a live...

Carolina Panthers: Latest Offseason News and Notes
May 14th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Keiser among post-rookie camp casualties Defensive end Thomas Keiser was among the players waived by the Panthers following last weekend's rookie camp, according to the Charlotte Observer. Offensive lineman Zack Williams and undrafted rookies Damario Jeffery and Trey Diller were cut as well. Report: Panthers interested in Woodson According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, veteran...

‘Underdog’ Matt McGloin Hopes to Earn Spot on Carolina Panthers Roster
May 11th, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Most casual college football fans recognize the name Matt McGloin, who quarterbacked the Penn State offense for the better part of the last three seasons. The Scranton, Pennsylvania, native played in 31 games - including 21 starts - for the Nittany Lions from 2009 to 2012. During his tenure in State...

Carolina Panthers Sign WR Domenik Hixon to 1-Year Deal
April 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 PM
For the second straight week, first-year Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has brought in a player from his former team. ***PHOTO1*** After adding free agent linebacker Chase Blackburn last week, Carolina signed another former New York Giant - wide receiver Domenik Hixon - to a 1-year contract on Wednesday, CBSSports.com's Jason...

Carolina Panthers Restructure Jordan Gross’ Contract, Sign LB Chase Blackburn
March 30th, 2013 at 6:05 AM
Panthers, Gross rework deal Jordan Gross finally came around. After a few weeks of uncertainty, the veteran left tackle finally agreed to restructure his contract, the Charlotte Observer reported on Wednesday. The move dropped his salary cap figure by close to $7 million. Gross, 32, was slated to make $8.7 million this season...

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,...

New York Giants Add Ex-Carolina Panthers Louis Murphy, Dan Connor
March 17th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
The New York Giants signed two former Carolina Panthers, Louis Murphy and Dan Connor, on Saturday, according to the Charlotte Observer. Murphy, a 6-2, 200-pound wide receiver from Florida, played for the Panthers in 2012 - his only season with the team. Carolina acquired him last July from the Oakland Raiders,...

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 Cut Cornerback Chris Gamble to Get Under Salary Cap
March 10th, 2013 at 7:15 AM
After nine years and 27 interceptions, Chris Gamble is no longer a Carolina Panther. The Panthers cut the veteran cornerback on Friday, a move which cleared $7.9 million in cap room - enough to get the team under the $123 million limit before Tuesday's league-wide deadline. Gamble's release was not much of...

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 Hire Bruce DeHaven, Lance Taylor to Complete Coaching Staff
February 6th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
After several tumultuous weeks filled with firings, hirings, departures and promotions, the Carolina Panthers 2013 coaching staff is finally complete. The team put the finishing touches on the remade staff on Tuesday, hiring the well-traveled Bruce DeHaven and former Appalachian State assistant Lance Taylor, according to the Charlotte Observer. DeHaven, who has...

Kicked to the Curb: Carolina Panthers Waive K Justin Medlock, Sign Graham Gano
November 20th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
This just in: There has been another casualty of the Carolina Panthers' abysmal 2-8 season. In a move that not many saw coming, the Panthers waived kicker Justin Medlock on Tuesday and replaced him with free agent Graham Gano. Medlock, 29, missed his third consecutive field goal on Sunday - a 40-yard...

Carolina Panthers Sign OL Jeremy Bridges, Place DE Thomas Keiser on Injured Reserve
November 14th, 2012 at 9:59 PM
The Panthers placed defensive end Thomas Keiser on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with a hyperextended left elbow. Keiser, who was undrafted out of Stanford in 2010, missed the team's last three games after sustaining the injury against the Cowboys in Week 7. To take his place on the active roster, the...

Carolina Panthers Cut G Bryant Browning from Practice Squad, Sign T Ray Dominguez
October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 PM
The season-ending Lisfranc injury to center Ryan Kalil has led to a number of roster changes as the Panthers try to fill the massive shoes left by the three-time Pro Bowler. After signing Thomas Austin last Thursday, the team cut guard Bryant Browning from the practice squad and added tackle Ray...

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...

Carolina Panthers Sign C Scott Mruczkowski, Release CB Nate Ness
August 19th, 2012 at 5:10 PM
Injuries play a tremendous role in professional football. Just ask Nate Ness. The fifth-year cornerback was performing well this preseason until an ill-timed concussion prompted the Panthers to cut him on Saturday. With the emergence of rookie Josh Norman, an unhealthy Ness became expendable. Just like that, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound journeymen saw his...

Jonathan Stewart Wants to Remain a Carolina Panther Despite Crowded Backfield
July 5th, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Many assumed that Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart would be on the trading block after the team signed free agent bruiser Mike Tolbert to a four-year contract this offseason. ***PHOTO1*** However, despite signing Tolbert and DeAngelo Williams (5-year $43 million) to long-term contracts, it appears that the Panthers aren't interested in dealing...

Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith: Plaxico Burress not a Fit with Team
June 23rd, 2012 at 12:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who turns 35 in August, expressed his desire to join the Carolina Panthers early this week, but the team has indicated they are not interested in signing him. Many fans and pundits believe the Panthers are making a mistake by not welcoming Burress with...

Carolina Panthers and Plaxico Burress: It Just Doesn’t Make Sense
June 21st, 2012 at 8:07 PM
The Panthers are rebuilding for the future, so it's quite obvious that Plaxico Burress, at age 35, would not fit as a part of the team's long-term plans. The main concern for the Panthers, however, is not just Burress’ age, but his behavior off the field. Burress served part of a two-year prison sentence for criminal...

Carolina Panthers Have No Interest in Signing Free Agent WR Plaxico Burress
June 20th, 2012 at 9:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week, free agent wideout Plaxico Burress expressed his desire to join the Panthers. Carolina, however, apparently doesn't want him. Burress, who will be 35 in August, cited being closer to his family as one reason he wants to join the Panthers, but the 6-foot-5, 230-pound touchdown machine also wants...