PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Norman has ‘nothing but love’ for Panthers

New Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman harbors no hard feelings against the Carolina Panthers, calling his franchise tag drama with the club “a business decision.” “Did I want to stay in Carolina? I did,” Norman said in the Players Tribune. “One day you’re the hero, the next day they’re throwing sticks and stones. That’s the business. I get it. I got love...
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers: Seventh round pick Beau Sandland Montana St.

With the 252nd pick overall in the 2016 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers pick tight end Beau Sandland from Montana State. He is the offensive player that Carolina picked in this year’s draft. They picked one defensive tackle, three cornerbacks, and one tight end. Sandland is a six foot four inches and 253 lbs. big body tight end. He ran a 4.74 40 yard dash at the Combine. In 2015...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers 2016 NFL draft recap and grades

The 2016 NFL Draft came to a close Saturday evening as teams made their selections in the fourth through seventh rounds. The Carolina Panthers ended up drafting five players, with three of them being defensive backs, one a defensive tackle and the other a tight end. In addition, they began the process of signing undrafted free agents. Players like Kurt Warner, Priest Holmes, and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Analyzing the Bradberry and Worley picks

The Carolina Panthers GM David Gettleman made his defensive philosophy very clear this off season when he parted ways with Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman: win defense with the front seven and you only need a serviceable secondary. He enforced this philosophy further by taking DT Vernon Butler with the Panther’s first round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Gettleman then looked...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Seahawks second-rounder was fixing toilet when he was drafted

On Friday morning, there were reports that Samford University cornerback James Bradberry could be a surprise on Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft. However, it seems like he didn’t get the memo. Late Friday night, the Carolina Panthers called Bradberry’s name at the end of the second round and he wasn’t anywhere near a television for the special moment. James Bradberry was trying...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers have 2 more picks in final day of NFL draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have two more picks remaining during Saturday's final day of the NFL draft. The Panthers, who lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, have picks in the fifth and the seventh rounds. In the first three rounds, Carolina focused on defense. The Panthers took Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler with the 30th overall pick in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers: Take CB’s James Bradberry and Darryl Worley

The Panthers went to work during rounds two and three to bolster their already strong defense. They worked the phones hard and made a third round trade to move up and get the 77th pick overall. The Panthers traded with the Cleveland Browns their third round and fifth round picks and gave up their fourth round pick. With the 62nd overall pick in the second round the Carolina Panthers...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers pick was fixing toilet when he got call he was drafted

  James Bradberry has a draft day story he will never forget. Only this is one that does not involve hugs, tears and TV cameras. Bradberry, a 6-foot-1 cornerback from Samford, told Panthers reports that he was fixing his mother’s toilet when he got the call from Carolina that he had been drafted late in the second round. Newest Panthers CB James Bradberry was fixing his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Samford's Bradberry goes to Panthers in 2nd round

(STATS) - The Carolina Panthers just lost a cornerback who played on the FCS level. They added a new one in the NFL Draft Friday night. The 2015 NFC champions selected Samford cornerback James Bradberry with the second-to-last pick of the second round - No. 62 overall. "He's long, he's got good movement skills, he's very raw," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. "But in Carolina...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Cam Newton grants Make-a-Wish to young Panthers fan

Cam Newton was able to lift a young fan’s spirits earlier this month with a little help from Make-a-Wish and the Lokai bracelet company. The Carolina Panthers quarterback spent a weekend with 11-year-old Noah, who’s currently battling a life-threatening pulmonary condition. Newton surprised Noah at a local bowling alley and they later attended a Charlotte Hornets basketball game...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Draft day one is in the books

For the Carolina Panthers draft day one is in the books. Their number one pick Vernon Butler is getting used to no longer being a college player. He is happy to have been drafted in the first round. He said on being a Carolina Panther: “It feels great. I’m just honored and really blessed right now. I thank God.” Carolina and the other 31 teams will be on the phones and in...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The (Vernon) Butler did it! Carolina Panthers snag talented defensive lineman with 30th pick

The Carolina Panthers will still need to find a cornerback to replace Josh Norman, but they made a statement with the 30th pick when they drafted Louisiana Tech’s Vernon Butler. On film, Butler is a complete animal.  He has a rare physical skill set and teaming him with Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei will give the Panthers a formidable defensive line rotation.  The Panthers...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential targets for the Carolina Panthers in rounds two and three

The Carolina Panthers selected Vernon Butler out of Louisiana Tech University with their first-round pick Friday night. Butler adds depth to the Panthers already ferocious defensive line while further helping the team with their future cap space by ensuring they’ll have a long-term option at defensive tackle. As we transition into the second and third rounds today, the Panthers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Seven teams called Panthers about No. 30 pick

The Carolina Panthers ended up selecting Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler with their first round pick Thursday night. However, it seems like the Panthers might not have been sticking around at No. 30 before actually making the pick. According to Josh Norris of NBC Sports, seven teams called the Panthers about possibly trading into that spot late in the first round. However...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says he let people down with post-SB presser

The press conference Cam Newton conducted following the Carolina Panthers’ loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 generated as much discussion afterward than arguably how he played in the game itself. The quarterback was criticized and castigated for what critics suggested was surly behavior being exhibited by a sore loser. While Newton briefly addressed his behavior during...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen to drive pace car at Sprint All-Star Race

NASCAR and the National Football League will cross paths at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.The track announced on Tuesday that Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be the honorary pace car driver for the Sprint All-Star Race on May 21.The two-time Pro Bowler (2014-15) collected 77 receptions for 1,104 yards and seven touchdown during the 2015 regular season.Olsen also had...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers ruined their Super Bowl chances

Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has proved to be ingenious, yet ruthless since taking over as the general manager in 2013. From cutting perhaps the greatest Panther of all time, Steve Smith, to displaying a reluctance to convince the greatest offensive lineman in Panthers history, Jordan Gross, to delay his retirement, Gettleman is cut-throat to say the least. However...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cam Newton jumps in on a middle school pickup football game

Cam Newton is just a big kid inside, so when he sees a seventh grader in a Cam Newton jersey playing football, well, he just has to join in on the fun. Anna Starnes of WSOC-TV relayed the story of how Newton was driving along Friday past the Community School of Davidson in Davidson, N.C. when he spotted a student wearing his jersey on the playground. The Panthers quarterback stopped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Norman signs with Washington Redskins

Josh Norman was not a free agent for long, as the former Carolina Panthers cornerback has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network. Ian Rapoport provided these details on the contract: Josh Norman's 5-year, $75M deal with the #Redskins includes $50M in guarantees, source said. Wow. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2016 This will...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Hurt Super Bowl Chances in 2016

The Carolina Panthers were the surprise team of 2015, completing a 15-1 season and cruising through the playoffs until they eventually lost to a Denver Broncos team that held Carolina to their lowest scoring total of the season in Super Bowl 50.  The team is full of Pro Bowlers from Cam Newton and Greg Olsen to Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly.  However, a key player in the Panthers’...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Norman has already heard from 8-9 teams since release

Josh Norman has already heard from about a quarter of the NFL since the Carolina Panthers rescinded his franchise tag on Wednesday. Norman was franchise-tagged by the Panthers this offseason and could have made nearly $14 million if he signed his tender. However, the top cornerback wanted a long-term deal and was likely to turn into a problem for Carolina if they did not give him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

With Josh Norman possibly leaving, should Carolina target Mackensie Alexander in the draft?

The Carolina Panthers made a bold statement to free agent and All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman that they will not be held hostage in negotiations over a long-term deal.  The Panthers rescinded the non-exclusive franchise tag they placed on Norman and now is an unrestricted free agent. Newest free agent on the market?@J_No24. https://t.co/huwaOtWTMa — NFL (@NFL) April 20, 2016 ...
Via EndZoneScore
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton looks dangerous playing water polo

Marco? Polo? Neither, it’s Cam Newton. Even though he’s off the gridiron, Newton is no “fish out of water.” He looks to be in tip-top shape while playing water polo in Los Alamitos, California. This photo was shared via USA Water Polo on Twitter. You can see that Newton is sporting his No. 1 cap, but what’s capturing people’s attention is the powerful frame he is...
Via Rumors and Rants
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson hopes former Panthers teammate Greg Hardy gets second chance

Greg Hardy’s media rehabilitation tour didn’t get off to a fast start earlier this week in his interview that made both him and Adam Schefter look iffy, but former Carolina Panthers teammate Charles Johnson hopes Hardy gets a second chance in the NFL. The 27-year-old Hardy is still a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys last season. Prior to that...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers DE Charles Johnson: Greg Hardy is a ‘good guy’

Sometimes, a public personality is better off just letting a controversy pass without chiming in. That’s only magnified when the controversy includes the every-growing issue of domestic violence in today’s society. Now add in professional sports, the NFL in particular, and this is taken to an entirely new level. Current Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson, a former...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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