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2013 NFL Draft: the Most Important in Carolina Panthers History
April 20th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
It's that time of the year when our football-starved nation really begins obsessing over the NFL. The schedules were released last Thursday, and the draft is quickly approaching at the end of the month. ***PHOTO1*** This year's draft - which begins on April 25 and ends on April 27 - is as...

NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers Targeting Free Agent WR Mike Wallace?
March 4th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Wide receiver is certainly a position of need for the Carolina Panthers heading into 2013. Veteran Steve Smith, who turns 34 in May, certainly isn't getting any younger. Brandon LaFell and Louis Murphy have shown flashes, but neither has proven to be a game-changing wideout. That leaves the Panthers in clear need...

Carolina Panthers Hire Dave Gettleman as General Manager; Rob Chudzinksi Interviews with Cleveland Browns
January 9th, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Panthers hire Gettleman as GM After more than six weeks without a general manager, the Carolina Panthers have finally found their man.   New York Giants executive Dave Gettleman will succeed Marty Harney as GM, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.   Gettleman, 61, served as the Giants' senior pro personnel analyst last season after working as Director of Pro Personnel the...

Breaking News: Ron Rivera Will Return as Carolina Panthers Head Coach Next Season
January 5th, 2013 at 2:22 PM
The suspense is finally over. Ron Rivera will return as Carolina Panthers head coach next season. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera, who has two years left on a four-year, $11.2 million deal, was hanging in limbo for nearly a week before learning his fate in a meeting with owner Jerry Richardson Saturday morning.   The Carolina players...

Report: Jerry Richardson, Ron Rivera to Meet on Saturday
January 4th, 2013 at 8:20 PM
According to ESPN's Pat Yasinkas, a person close to the Carolina Panthers has confirmed that owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with head coach Ron Rivera to discuss his future with the team. Rivera's fate looked to be all but sealed after the up-and-coming Panthers nosedived to a 2-8 start...

Difficult Decisions Abound: Jerry Richardson’s Next Moves Will Have Lasting Consequences
October 27th, 2012 at 5:22 PM
The Carolina Panthers (1-5) slowly and steadily plummeted into the NFL abyss over the first five games of the season. When they finally hit the bottom in their sixth game, everything fell apart. And fast. Last Sunday's heart-wrenching 19-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys sucked every last ounce of hope out of a...

Carolina Panthers Latest News: GM Marty Hurney Fired; CB Chris Gamble LB Jon Beason Placed on IR
October 24th, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday following a disappointing 1-5 start to the 2012 season. Hurney, who held the general manager position since 2002, saw everything unravel quickly and unexpectedly over the past two-and-a-half seasons. From 2002-2009, the John Fox-led Panthers made the playoffs three times...

Carolina Panthers’ Loss to Dallas Cowboys Nail in Coffin for Ron Rivera
October 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 PM
Losers lose and winners win. When the chips are down, the best NFL teams find ways to win. They convert third downs when they have to. They make big stops on defense. They sustain drives late and protect a lead. The Carolina Panthers do none of those things.  Why? Because they are losers. This was...

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...

General Manager Marty Hurney: Carolina Panthers Open to Trading Down
April 19th, 2012 at 7:34 PM
With the ninth overall pick and no obvious selection, the Carolina Panthers' draft status is anything but clear. It just got even cloudier on Thursday. At the Panthers pre-draft press conference, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney opened the door to potentially trading down if the right situation presented itself. If Carolina does...

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 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...

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...

Carolina Panthers Release Punter Jason Baker, Resign Quarterback Derek Anderson
March 15th, 2012 at 9:25 PM
The Panthers released veteran punter Jason Baker on Wednesday in the wake of his worst statistical season in Carolina. General manager Marty Hurney said that the decision to cut Baker was not performance related, but strictly to help the Panthers get under the recently set $120.6 million salary cap. “We appreciate everything...

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...

Cam Newton Will Replace Eli Manning in Pro Bowl
January 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be going to the Pro Bowl after all. Newton will replace Eli Manning, who will be leading the Giants against the New England Patriots in February's Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Newton was unavailable for comment on Monday, but Panthers general manager Marty Hurney spoke on...

Carolina Panthers Must Address Defense First This Offseason
January 4th, 2012 at 9:33 PM
While a 6-10 finish isn't exactly a record that most teams would be content with, the Carolina Panthers may be one of the few exceptions. After an atrocious 2-14 campaign in 2010, Carolina had nowhere to go but up - and they did just that. The Panthers tripled their win total...

Carolina Panthers’ Linebacker Kion Wilson Has Multiple Guns Stolen from Truck
December 29th, 2011 at 6:58 PM
Carolina Panthers' backup linebacker Kion Wilson reported a break-in to police earlier this week. But it wasn't jewelry or money that was stolen from his F250 truck -- it was guns. The thief stole around $1,700 worth of firearms, including a Glock 23, a 12-gauge shotgun, an FN 57 handgun and...

Carolina Panthers Add Kicker Ada Kunalic, Place Jason Phillips on Injured Reserve
December 13th, 2011 at 8:48 PM
The Carolina Panthers added kicker Ada Kunalic to the roster on Tuesday, just two days after Olindo Mare missed his second chip-shot, fourth quarter field goal. Kunalic was undrafted out of Nebraska and attended Panthers training camp in the summer. To make room for Kunalic, linebacker Jason Phillips was placed on...

Carolina Panthers Dreadful in Second Half, Lose Another Winnable Game to Detroit Lions, 49-35
November 20th, 2011 at 4:34 PM
It was a tale of two halves. The Panthers put together a brilliant first half, leading the Detroit Lions 27-14 at the break. Then, inexplicably, they played one of the worst halves of football I've ever witnessed in the third and fourth quarters, especially on defense. The Panthers were outscored...