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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 Ask Tackle Jordan Gross to Rework Contract
March 11th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
With the release of Chris Gamble on Friday, the Carolina Panthers were finally able to get under the $123 million salary cap. But they aren't done freeing up money quite yet. According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers have asked veteran left tackle Jordan Gross to restructure his contract. ***PHOTO1*** Gross, 32, carries...

Carolina Panthers Cut DT Ron Edwards, Restructure Contracts of Greg Olsen, Haruki Nakamura
March 1st, 2013 at 9:03 PM
The Carolina Panthers were able to make considerable progress in getting under the salary cap by the March 12th deadline this Friday. According to the Charlotte Observer, the team was able to clear about $5 million in cap space by releasing veteran defensive tackle Ron Edwards and restructuring tight end Greg...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes: Kuechly Honored; Nakamura Shut Down; Hardy Heckles Falcons Kicker
December 12th, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Kuechly Named NFC Defensive Player of Week Rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly is undoubtedly the brightest part of the Carolina Panthers' disappointing 4-9 season. ***PHOTO1*** The ninth overall pick recorded 16 tackles in last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons, propelling him to number one in the NFL with 130 stops on the season. "It's...

Carolina Panthers Suffer Improbable 30-28 Defeat at Atlanta Falcons
October 1st, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Unfortunately, for the Carolina Panthers, “almost” only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades. The Panthers' 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday was particularly maddening because they played well enough to win. In the last three minutes of the fourth quarter, the Carolina offense was two yards from getting...

Carolina Panthers Getting Ready for Season Opener Against Division Rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 7th, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Due to the Democratic National Convention, the Panthers were forced to leave Charlotte five days before the season opener at the Buccaneers. However, some members of the team, linebacker Jon Beason among them, are actually enjoying the extra time in Tampa Bay. “It would have been great to be home. But I...

Preseason Opener Preview: Carolina Panthers Vs. Houston Texans
August 11th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
The Carolina Panthers will kick off the preseason by welcoming the Houston Texans to Bank of America Stadium on Saturday night. Here’s an in-depth look at each team heading into game day: Carolina Panthers ***PHOTO2*** The Panthers enter the 2012 season with Super Bowl aspirations. After center Ryan Kalil took out a...

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,...

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...

Carolina Panthers Sign DB Reggie Smith to Compete for Starting Safety Position
April 7th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Carolina Panthers bolstered their secondary earlier this week, signing free agent Reggie Smith to compete for the starting safety job. ***PHOTO1*** Smith was drafted in third-round of the 2008 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, where he has spent the last four seasons. He has been a solid contributor in the...

Carolina Panthers Bolster Special Teams, Sign S Haruki Nakamura, LB Kenny Onatolu to Three-Year Deals
March 18th, 2012 at 8:44 PM
The Carolina Panthers got some help on defense and special teams last Friday, signing safety Haruki Nakamura and linebacker Kenny Onatolu to three-year contracts. In addition to playing special teams, Nakamura - who spent the last four seasons in Baltimore - will likely compete with Sherrod Martin for the starting safety...