Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Carolina Panthers. 2016 record: 6-10 — 4th place, NFC South What’s new? One year after entering the offseason fresh off a Super Bowl appearance, the Panthers are coming off a last-place...
GM Dave Gettleman has secured perhaps his best edge rusher for the next 3 years NFL Networks Ian Rappaport has reported that the Carolina Panthers have resigned URFA DE Mario Addison to a new 3 contract worth $22.5 million. No guaranteed money has been revealed to this point. Addison led the Panthers in 2016 with 9.5 sacks, and has had a least 6 sacks for the last 3 seasons. ...
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The Carolina Panthers didn’t want to see what Mario Addison would command in the open market, and they did something about it, signing the 29-year-old defensive end to a three-year deal Sunday that is reportedly worth $22.5 million. Addison had a breakout year in 2016, setting career highs in sacks (9.5) and tackles (27) in 14 games. He has been one of the Panthers’ most consistent...
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The Carolina Panthers made a huge announcement Sunday that they had come to terms on a three-year deal to keep defensive end Mario Addison from hitting free agency.Addison is a rising star and led the Panthers with 9.5 sacks last year. He’s a player we highlighted as an underrated free agent set to make some big money this offseason.Clearly, the Panthers saw his value and rewarded...
Ted Ginn Jr. is something of a legend around his hometown of Cleveland. The former Glenville High School standout not only flourished on the football field, but absolutely demolished opponents on the track as well. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver ran the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay. In fact, when Ginn was a senior, his 4x100-meter relay team took out a squad that...
The NFL awards Carolina the 98th selection in the 2017 NFL Draft as compensation for losses in free agency.
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The topic of general manager Dave Gettleman is a hot bed for Panther fans across the nation. Some love him, sighting the recent success of the franchise and comparing him to Marty Hurney and his financial failures. On the other hand, some fans are not pleased with how he has done, with the Josh Norman situation being at the forefront of the argument. There’s no arguing, however...
Recently named running backs coach at UCLA, his alma mater, Foster looks back on a playing career that included two of the most memorable runs in Panthers postseason history.
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Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein has played pretty well when he’s been given a chance. But on a team with three first-round picks at the position, and in a league when playing nickel defense is more prevalent with every passing year, there aren’t but so many chances. So it’s probably not a surprise that Klein is…
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Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron, raised a few eyebrows recently when he said he’d take Kirk Cousins as his quarterback ahead of Cam Newton. It turns out that a longtime NFL player is in agreement with him.Tiki Barber said on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” that he, too, would prefer Cousins, citing his consistency and more traditional quarterback skills.“Cam Newton...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have released three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The versatile Tolbert was utilized as a blocker, runner and receiver during his five seasons in Carolina, but the 31-year-old's production dropped off last season. Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday in a release he was ''fortunate'' to have coached Tolbert...
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With the 2017 NFL Draft just over two months away, the Carolina Panthers haven’t waited to make moves. The team, which possesses the eighth pick in the draft, is sure to get a stud rookie in Philadelphia. However, what have the Panthers done so far in preparation for the draft, and what do these moves mean? The Panthers hosted wide receiver Victor Cruz, who was cut by the New York...
The Carolina Panthers are busy cleaning house, and fullback Mike Tolbert has reportedly been released, just weeks after he played in the Pro Bowl. Tolbert signed on with the Panthers in 2012 after spending his first four seasons in the NFL with the Chargers. He was due to earn $1.5 million in 2017.Utilized mostly as a situational short-yardage and goal-line specialist, Tolbert...
The Carolina Panthers’ receiving corps has been one of their biggest obstacles for a few years now. To help solve the problem, GM Dave Gettleman is meeting with former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, according to Black and Blue Review and Mike Garofolo.Gettleman, who worked in the Giants’ front office when Cruz helped lead them to a Super Bowl XLVI victory, should...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2lZ88Ei ) the 22-year-old Olsen was booked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail late Sunday afternoon on multiple charges, including second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking and assault on a female. Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says he's aware...
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From the moment James White‘s outstretched fingertips broke the plane of the end zone in overtime of Super Bowl 51, the NFL offseason had begun. Well, maybe not for Tom Brady and co., but for the rest of the league, the 2016-17 season was over, and a new season was in full force. Before the NFL draft takes place from April 27-29, teams will pursue, discard and sign many players...
In 2015, the Carolina Panthers seemed unstoppable. They went 15-1 behind eventual MVP award winner Cam Newton; they had the league’s best offense, turnover differential, and point differential; and they were having an incredible season on their way to their second Super Bowl in the franchise's 22-year history. However, since a sobering loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers president Danny Morrison has announced he is resigning to pursue other career opportunities at the college level. Morrison has served as Panthers team president since 2009. He was hired after Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson abruptly fired his sons Mark and Jon Richardson when the brothers couldn't get along at work. Morrison came to the...
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Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1995, the Carolina Panthers have only had 4 coaches in NFL franchise history. Unfortunately, no coach has lead the team to a Super Bowl victory, but two of the four have taken the team all the way to the big game. How many of the leaders of the Panthers can you name?Clue: Years Active
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Michael Oher has not played in an NFL game since September, and even now, he has not been cleared by the league’s concussion protocol, according to a report. The Carolina Panthers tackle remains in protocol four months after the injury, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, though he has progressed to light workouts. Such a lengthy layoff and such a serious injury...
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