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Belichick breaks 'unwritten rule,' snatches injured RB from Panthers

Reminiscent of Bill Belichick's grabbing injured tight end Jake Ballard from the New York Giants in 2012, the Patriots made a similar move after the Carolina Panthers released rookie running back Ty Gaffney. Gaffney injured his knee over the weekend and will require surgery, ending his 2014 season before it started. The Panthers were ready to bring him back into the fold and...
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Tiquan Underwood has hair that would make the Fresh Prince jealous

Could Tiquan Underwood be channeling his inner Will Smith with his new hair style? (Credit: USA Today) For anyone that remembers the early ’90′s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (and honestly, who doesn’t), Will Smith’s character had an amazing high top fade as his hair style. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, channeled his inner Will Smith by showing off...
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Panthers Injury Update: Kelvin Benjamin diagnosed with bone bruise in his left knee

Earlier today, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer tweeted that rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers was diagnosed with a bone bruise in the knee.#491750365 / gettyimages.comIt does not seem to be major, as Person also reported that "it's (knee) stable, but swelling.This is seen as a sigh of relief to Panthers fans, as the team looks to improve...
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The New England Patriots Just Stole The Carolina Panthers’ Sixth-Round Running Back

In the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selcted Tyler Gaffney, a running back out of Stanford. Later, the team signed Gaffney to a four-year contract that included a $96,000 signing bonus. The Panthers already paid Gaffney that money.  Recently, Gaffney suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The Panthers wanted to place their rookie on injured reserve...
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The incredible shrinking Jordan Gross

Players come to camp every year saying they’re in the best shape of their life. Former Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross clearly means it. According to Adam Morgan of Black and Blue Review, Gross has dropped 70 pounds since retiring this offseason, from 305 down to 235. “I don’t like it. I’m not a big fan of it. I think he looks kind of weird. He looks really unhealthy...
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Panthers optimistic about Kelvin Benjamin’s MRI

Losing Kelvin Benjamin would be a potential disaster for the Panthers. So the fact they’re not freaking out about his “precautionary MRI” is probably a good sign. Benjamin was sent back to Charlotte for tests after banging knees with a teammate Sunday afternoon. He finished practice and signed autographs afterward, so there was no early sign of panic. “It could just be...
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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ranked 8th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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Jordan Gross has lost a lot of weight since retiring (Photo)

Former Panthers offensive lineman Jordan Gross has lost a lot of weight since retiring.  He looks like he never played football. SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Look who I found at Panther camp, down 70 pounds: recently retired T Jordan Gross. pic.twitter.com/IchcVDPCUO — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 28, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Kelvin Benjamin undergoing an MRI on his knee

The Panthers announced that rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin is undergoing an MRI on his knee. Kelvin Benjamin is not practicing today. He's getting a precautionary MRI after banging knees with a defensive back in practice yesterday. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 28, 2014 With Steve Smith gone, Carolina can’t afford to lose Benjamin. var ACE_AR = {Site: &...
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Panthers Injury Update: Jonathan Stewart won't miss regular season

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has missed 17 games over the last two seasons due to knee and ankle issues, but he was at full strength during offseason workouts and reportedly looked very good. Now a hamstring injury Stewart suffered prior to the start of training camp has him sidelined, but he only expects to miss 2-4 weeks and there does not seem to be much concern...
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Panthers Sign S Tom Nelson

  The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of S Tom Nelson on Saturday. The #Panthers have signed safety Tom Nelson. He’s played in 24 games in three seasons with Cincinnati and Philadelphia. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 27, 2014 Nelson, 27, signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent back in 2009. He played two years for Cincinnati before joining the Eagles...
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Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Carolina Panthers camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year with knee injury

The sixth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers suffered a knee injury that requires surgery and will miss the season, coach Ron Rivera announced Saturday. The former Stanford back was expected to add youth to a veteran backfield. Gaffney (5-foot-11, 220) impressed in his senior season, rushing for 1,709 yards and 21 TDs. The post Panthers lose their rookie running back for the year...
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Former Carolina Panther LB was arrested for choking his girlfriend

A former Carolina Panther was arrested early Thursday morning after he tried to strangle his girlfriend during an argument at their South Florida home, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Deon Humphrey, 38, was arrested in Wellington on a charge of domestic battery by strangulation. Humphrey was a linebacker for the Seminoles from […] The post Former Carolina...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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5 days ago  |  1 Comment
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