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A Panthers 101 Get Well Soon Card to Steve Smith
December 25th, 2013 at 6:07 AM
I was on hand at Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers' thrilling 17-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. There was a collective gasp when Steve Smith went down with a knee injury in the first quarter. Nobody knew exactly what the extent of the injury was,...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
November 7th, 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 will be dishing out its midseason report...

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams Credits Hot Start to Rob Chudzinski’s Exit
September 25th, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, who is third in the NFL with 294 rushing yards through three games, is off to a great start in 2013. Williams credits the uptick in production to the departure of former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as head coach of the Cleveland...

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,...

Ron Rivera Calls Armanti Edwards ‘Most Improved’ at Carolina Panthers Minicamp
June 16th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
The unheralded Armanti Edwards has seemingly been on the cusp of making the roster since the Carolina Panthers drafted him three years ago. While the odds are steep for the fourth-year pro, he greatly helped his cause by capturing the attention of Ron Rivera during minicamp. In fact, the Panthers head coach was...

Carolina Panthers’ Steve Smith: Hall of Famer?
June 13th, 2013 at 9:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Carolina Panthers wideout Steve Smith still believes there is plenty of gas left in his tank. The 13-year veteran told the Associated Press on Thursday he wants to play "15 or 16 years" in the NFL. If all goes according to plan, this would keep the Panthers' all-time leading receiver...

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...

Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith Ranks 84th on NFL Network’s ‘Top 100′ List
May 3rd, 2013 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO1***Wide receiver Steve Smith became the first Carolina Panther to be showcased on this year's version of the NFL Network's annual Top 100 list. The five-time Pro Bowler was named the 84th best player in the NFL on Thursday night's installment of the "The Top 100 Players of 2013," which revealed...

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 Acquire WR Louis Murphy from Oakland Raiders
July 23rd, 2012 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers have acquired wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders for a conditional late-round draft pick. The trade was first reported by Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports! and later confirmed by the Raiders. Murphy, who was fighting for a roster spot in Oakland, will join a Carolina...

Sports Illustrated Ranks Cam Newton and Steve Smith 4th Best Fantasy Duo
July 20th, 2012 at 11:09 PM
In his Tuesday column, Sports Illustrated's David Sabino ranked Cam Newton and Steve Smith as the fourth best fantasy tandem in the NFL. Only Drew Brees/Jimmy Graham, Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski and Matthew Stafford/Calvin Johnson were ranked ahead of the Carolina Panthers duo. While these may only be "fantasy rankings," Newton and...

Carolina Panthers Receiving Corps Will Be Fine
July 12th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The Panthers surprisingly chose to draft an offensive player in the second round of April's NFL draft. Even more surprisingly, the team whiffed on two receivers with starter talent in Alshon Jeffrey and Stephen Hill. General manager Marty Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera decided instead to draft offensive lineman...

Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell Ready for Expanded Role in 2012
July 11th, 2012 at 10:20 PM
This is Brandon LaFell's year to really make a name for himself. LaFell, a third-year wide receiver from LSU, has silently been a reliable force in the Carolina Panthers offense since being drafted in 2010. During his rookie season, LaFell gradually earned playing time on offense, ultimately cementing a position as the...

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...

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...

Former Carolina Panthers Receiver Dwayne Jarrett Retires After Disappointing Career
June 10th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett retired from professional football last Thursday. He was just 25. Once upon a time, Jarrett was primed for a long, successful NFL career. The Panthers drafted him with their second-round pick in 2007 out of Southern California, where he was a first-team All-American in...

Carolina Panthers Add WR Hubert Anyiam
May 22nd, 2012 at 9:24 PM
The Carolina Panthers added a former Oklahoma State wide receiver Monday. No, it wasn't Justin Blackmon. The team added undrafted rookie Hubert Anyiam, a 6-4, 204-pound wideout who was waived by the Chargers last week, Aniyam was Oklahoma State's fourth-leading receiver last season, recording 27 receptions for 370 yards and three scores. To make...

Is Fourth-Round Pick Joe Adams the Next Steve Smith?
May 21st, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Joe Adams and Steve Smith have a lot in common. Both are wide receivers. Both are under 6-feet tall. Adams was a fourth-round pick, Smith was a third rounder. And Adams, just like Smith, will begin his NFL career as a kick returner. The parallels are eerily similar. Smith - who will...