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Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Running Backs
November 8th, 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 doling out midseason grades for each...

Injury Update: Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart Expected to Make Season Debut Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 1st, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is expected to make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Stewart, who underwent surgery on both ankles during the offseason, hasn't suited up in almost a year. But the sixth-year pro told reporters he feels good after practicing in full pads on...

Carolina Panthers Rookie RB Kenjon Barner Primed for NFL Debut
October 5th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Signs are pointing toward Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner making his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Ron Rivera is optimistic about Barner's chances of suiting up. The Panthers head coach says he plans to use the former Oregon...

Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner Returns to Practice, Eyes Week 5 Comeback
September 25th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
After missing the first three regular-season games, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner returned to practice on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer.    The former Oregon standout has been recovering from a foot sprain he suffered against the Ravens in the third preseason game, but told reporters he's on...

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 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 Plan to Retain RB DeAngelo Williams, Keep Backfield Intact
February 24th, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Despite salary cap woes and a new general manager, the Carolina Panthers plan to keep the highly paid backfield duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart intact. ***PHOTO1*** According to the Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person, a league source close to the situation says that the team believes they can keep both running...

Carolina Panthers Must Establish Ground Game to Be Successful
September 30th, 2012 at 7:05 AM
Expectations were high for the Carolina Panthers entering the 2012 season. Cam Newton had seemingly established himself as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks following his amazing rookie season. The defense was finally healthy. And if that wasn’t enough, center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer...

Carolina Panthers Ink RB Jonathan Stewart to 5-Year Extension
August 14th, 2012 at 8:59 PM
Ask and you shall receive. When the Panthers brought in free agent Mike Tolbert and signed DeAngelo Williams to a long-term extension, many people thought that there would be no room left in the backfield for Jonathan Stewart. Despite the speculation, the fifth-year pro was very vocal about his desire to remain...

Ex-Carolina Panther Stephen Davis Files Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 PM
According to Nathan Fenno of the Washington Times, former NFL running back Stephen Davis joined four unnamed ex-players in a lawsuit against the NFL for concealing the long-term effects of concussions. The 38-year-old Davis, who played 11 NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams, says he's...

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...

Mike Tolbert Signing Could Mean Shake up in Carolina Panthers Backfield
June 27th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
The NFL offseason will always be filled with news. The media feasts on any and all NFL stories, which, unfortunately, can mean a summer full of stories about Tim Tebow’s eating habits or Peyton Manning’s new Denver home. The Panthers were not immune from “non-story” offseason stories. Cam Newton almost...

Carolina Panthers Running Back Mike Tolbert: ‘I Am the Missing Piece’
June 6th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Mike Tolbert is a man on a mission. ***PHOTO1*** The bruising back signed a four-year deal with the Carolina Panthers this offseason after spending the last four seasons as a San Diego Charger. Tolbert, whose four-year contract is worth $10 million, took less money by choosing to join the Panthers instead of staying...

Carolina Panthers Make Several Roster Moves This Week
May 18th, 2012 at 9:46 PM
The Carolina Panthers were busy this week making several roster moves as they try to add depth at a number of positions. Panthers Add RB Armond Smith The team claimed running back Armond Smith off waivers from Cleveland on Tuesday. Smith, 26, should compete with a trio of undrafted free agents - Tauren...

Carolina Panthers Sign RB Mike Tolbert to Four-Year Deal
March 19th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers added another weapon to their already stellar backfield on Monday, signing free agent running back Mike Tolbert to a four-year deal. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tolbert, 26, is yet another player with ties to head coach Ron Rivera from his days as defensive...

Balanced Attack Key to Success for Carolina Panthers
December 21st, 2011 at 6:40 PM
The success of Cam Newton has led the Panthers to stray away from what was the bread and butter of the offense under John Fox. The Panthers pass-heavy approach has been productive in every offensive category. This is one of the reasons the Panthers are ranked in the top five...

Big Money Running Backs Putting up not So Big Numbers
September 27th, 2011 at 5:43 PM
I'm not usually much of a numbers guy and I'd like to think of myself as a football traditionalist before some mathematician nerd who likes sports. I ask you to now consider your job, production, and how much you get paid for doing so. Now think about Chris Johnson and...

Carolina Panthers Need to Capitalize on Scoring Chances in the Red Zone
September 20th, 2011 at 7:50 PM
If you asked most football fans before the game, they would probably have told you that the Carolina Panthers, last year's worst NFL team, had no chance to beat the Green Bay Packers, last year's Super Bowl champions. But, the shocking truth is that the Panthers had plenty of chances...

Potential Three-Headed Monster for Carolina Panthers
September 5th, 2011 at 8:30 AM
Cam Newton bears a striking resemblance to a young Michael Vick. Both Newton and Vick have an uncanny ability to run the football, and unlike most quarterbacks in the NFL, have breakaway speed.  Vick has a shifty and elusive running style that has drawn many comparisons to the great Barry Sanders....

Rumors Surface of DeAngelo Williams Joining Former Coach John Fox in Denver
July 16th, 2011 at 7:20 PM
After finishing last in virtually every offensive category last season, the Carolina Panthers clearly need a lot of help in a number of positions, however running back is not one of them. ***PHOTO1*** During the John Fox era, the Panthers placed a high priority on the running game and had considerable success...