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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 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...

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...

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,...

Confident or Cocky? Carolina Panthers Rookie CB Josh Norman Talks a Big Game
July 17th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Most rookies - let alone a fifth-round pick from a mid-major school - don't begin running their mouths and calling out veteran players before playing a single snap in an NFL game. Josh Norman isn't most rookies. Norman, a 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback from Coastal Carolina, isn't intimidated by the transition from the...

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...

Boom or Bust? Evaluating Carolina Panthers Rookie Cornerback Josh Norman
May 31st, 2012 at 9:02 PM
The Panthers used their fifth round pick in this year's draft on Josh Norman, a cornerback out of Division 1-AA Coastal Carolina. Despite unquestionable talent, many teams passed on Norman because he was a small-school prospect with a checkered past. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license in 2009...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick
April 9th, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Addressing the defensive backfield will be one of the highest priorities for the Carolina Panthers in the upcoming NFL draft. Chris Gamble had a solid year, but the team is still lacking a solid number two corner to play on the other side. Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick could be that...

Carolina Panthers Sign Guard Geoff Hangartner, Release Travelle Wharton as Part of Several Roster Moves This Week
March 13th, 2012 at 9:44 PM
There was a changing of guard - in every sense of the phrase - in Charlotte on Tuesday. The Carolina Panthers signed guard Geoff Hangartner to three-year contract on Tuesday while releasing guard Travelle Wharton. The decision to release Wharton was an extremely difficult one for general manager Marty Hurney. "He's been...

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....

Carolina Panthers’ Cornerback Chris Gamble Downgraded to Doubtful; Jeff Otah Questionable
September 30th, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was confident early in the week that starting cornerback Chris Gamble would be ready for Carolina's week four matchup against the Chicago Bears. However, Gamble's concussion symptoms seemed to worsen through the week, and he has been ruled as doubtful for Sunday's game. Darius Butler will...

Carolina Panthers’ Cornerback Chris Gamble Answers Critics with Stellar Week One and Two Performances
September 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Panthers’ cornerback Chris Gamble is coming off one his most difficult seasons last year. Gamble started just 10 games in 2010 and had a career low in tackles, assisted tackles, and interceptions. John Fox was on the verge of benching the Panthers' 2004 first-round draft pick for the first time...

Captain Munnerlyn Will Have Key Role in Carolina Panthers’ Secondary
August 29th, 2011 at 1:04 PM
Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is quietly expanding his role on the Carolina Panthers defense. Largely regarded as undersized coming out of South Carolina, the 5'8" Munnerlyn was taken by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. So far, Munnerlyn has proven his critics wrong by playing much...