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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...