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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...

Coming up Clutch: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Flipping Script in Close Games
December 27th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
With Sunday's 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers clinched the fifth playoff berth in franchise history, and first since 2008. The excitement surrounding the team, which has won 10 of 11 games heading into Week 17, is at an all-time high. With a victory against the Falcons...

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis Named NFC Defensive Player of Month
November 28th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
For Thomas Davis, the biggest challenges reap the biggest rewards. The Panthers linebacker rewrote history last season by becoming the first NFL player to recover and return from three ACL tears, which he suffered in consecutive years from 2009 to 2011. But Davis' inspirational comeback is more than a feel-good story; He's...

Carolina Panthers Defense Shines in Statement Win Over San Francisco 49ers
November 12th, 2013 at 7:05 AM
With a 10-9 win against the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers silenced the critics and emerged squarely on the scene as a legitimate playoff contender. Ron Rivera's team, who moved to 6-3 with the victory, has won five straight and six of the last seven. However,...

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 Midseason Report Card: Defensive Line and Linebackers
November 6th, 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 is dishing out its midseason report card. Today,...

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...

A Panthers 101 Farewell to Linebacker Jon Beason
October 8th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Many players have worn a Carolina Panthers uniform; only a few have transcended it. Throughout its 19-year history, only a handful of players have truly left an indelible mark on the franchise: Sam Mills, Kevin Greene, Wesley Walls, Mushin Muhammad, Mike Minter, Julius Peppers, John Kasay, Jake Delhomme, Steve Smith. The recently traded Jon Beason belongs on...

Carolina Panthers Send LB Jon Beason to New York Giants for Late-Round Draft Pick
October 4th, 2013 at 7:35 PM
The Carolina Panthers traded linebacker Jon Beason to the New York Giants on Friday, according to multiple sources. The Panthers will reportedly receive a late-round draft in exchange for the three-time Pro Bowler, whose career has been derailed by injuries over the last few seasons. For Beason, the writing was on the...

Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy Named NFC Defensive Player of Week
September 25th, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Greg Hardy was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following his dominating performance in the Carolina Panthers' 38-0 blanking of the New York Giants on Sunday. The fourth-year defensive end was a fixture in the Giants backfield all game long, filling out the stat sheet with eight total tackles,...

Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason Restructures Contract
July 29th, 2013 at 7:01 AM
Jon Beason agreed to rework his contract to help give the cap-strapped Carolina Panthers additional wiggle room in the team's air-tight budget. ***PHOTO1*** According to the Charlotte Observer, the seventh-year linebacker - who was slated to make $5.5 million this season with a $9.5 million cap number - declined to disclose the...

Carolina Panthers’ DE Greg Hardy’s Goal This Season: 50 Sacks
June 15th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** You never know what Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy might say when you put a microphone in front of him. The unfiltered 24-year-old didn't disappoint during an interview last Tuesday, telling the media he's aiming for 50 - yes, 50 - sacks this season.  "Why shoot low, right? If I'm...

Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Earning High Praise from Coaches, Teammates
May 29th, 2013 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***Luke Kuechly might be the most overlooked young player in the NFL. With 164 tackles last season, the Carolina Panthers linebacker became the first rookie to lead the league in stops since the 49ers' Patrick Willis in 2007. While the Associated Press voters recognized Kuechly's exploits by naming him Defensive Rookie of...

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Ranks 79th on NFL Network’s ‘Top 100′ List
May 10th, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Linebacker Luke Kuechly became the second Carolina Panther to be featured on the NFL Network's annual 'Top 100' list. Last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year was named the 79th best player in the NFL on Thursday's episode of "The Top 100 Players of 2013," which unveiled the players ranked 71st...

Carolina Panthers Select DT Star Lotulelei at No. 14
April 26th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
When 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was still on the board at no. 14, first-year Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman barely needed 10 seconds - let alone 10 minutes - to make his pick. The interior of the defensive line was a glaring need, and the 23-year-old former Utah Ute...

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 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...

Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Wins Defensive Rookie of Year
February 3rd, 2013 at 12:25 AM
The future is bright for the Carolina Panthers. For the second consecutive year, a first-year Panther took home Rookie of the Year honors. One year after quarterback Cam Newton won Offensive Rookie of the Year, linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the top defensive rookie at the NFL Honors awards program at the...