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Cat Scratch Radio: Training camp kick off edition

Join us to discuss all the latest Carolina Panthers news and notes including the kick off of training camp this Thursday. If you want to join the call the dial in instructions are below. If you have something to say after dialing in then when I call out your username (if you sign up for an account) or the first 7 digits of your phone number chime up. I go through the list of callers...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 hour ago

Rivera eager to start fresh

As start of training camp looms, head coach Ron Rivera talks about his role in preparing and pushing the Panthers in 2016.
Via panthers.com
7 hours ago

Panthers surprise fans on road trip to camp

LB Luke Kuechly, WR Kelvin Benjamin, DE Kony Ealy, LB Shaq Thompson and WR Brenton Bersin made surprise visits in the community en route to Wofford College.
Via panthers.com
8 hours ago

Panthers Season Opener Countdown: 44 days to Go

With 44 days to go until the Panthers season opener, we examine #44, LS J.J. Jansen There are only 44 days until the grand opening of the Panthers 2016 season. Coincidentally enough, we will take today to get know J.J. Jansen, one of the most vital members of the Panthers and wearer of the #44 jersey. Bio Height: 6’2” Weight: 240 lbs Age: 30 College: Notre Dame Hometown...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
10 hours ago

TGS 2016 Preview: Carolina Panthers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Carolina Panthers. 2015 in a nutshell: They win an NFL-high 15 regular-season games and kick ass in their first two playoff games before putting together a dud performance in a Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos. Why 2016 could be different...
Via This Given Sunday
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign former Australian Rules Football player

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed tight end Eric Wallace, a former college basketball and Australian football player who played the NFL version of football at age 14. The team announced Monday that the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Wallace signed a three-year undrafted rookie contract worth the league minimum. The Winston-Salem native played one year of basketball...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign TE Wallace, waive WR Hamilton

Carolina adds former Australian Rules Football player Eric Wallace days before start of training camp.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Is Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart overrated?

Is Carolina Panthers runningback Jonathan Stewart the most overrated player on the Panthers’ roster? CBS seems to think so. They recently named runningback Jonathan Stewart as the most overrated Carolina Panther. The critical review of Stewart states… “Yes, he played well in two playoff games, but during the regular season he had just two 100-yard games and […] The post...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Cam Newton is many things, but a good volleyball player he is not. The Carolina Panthers quarterback found this out the hard way during the week when he was blocked by a girl. Don’t believe it? See for yourself. Cam go home you can't play volleyball you just got blocked by a girl! @lg.rugby13 Haha jk Real talk what an amazing night playing volleyball with the Carolina...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4 fearless Carolina Panthers training camp predictions

Carolina Panthers training camp begins this Thursday in Spartanburg, SC. Here are four fearless predictions of things to come. Rookie cornerback James Bradberry will impress. The Carolina Panthers success this season hinges squarely on the performance of their young secondary. It is the only real questions mark on a roster filled with established NFL talent. When […] The post...
Via Carolina Huddle
2 days ago

Evaluating the Carolina Panthers Cornerback Situation

With the departure of Josh Norman, the main concern about the Carolina Panthers in 2016 is how they will replace him in the secondary. While losing Norman is a big loss, Panther fans have learned to trust in the magic of general manager David Gettleman. After removing the franchise tag from Norman early in the offseason, Gettleman used the draft to address the position. Let’s take...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (17-2) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Spartanburg, South Carolina LAST YEAR: Panthers won third straight NFC South championship under NFL Coach of Year Ron Rivera and went to Super Bowl for second time in franchise history before losing to Denver 24-10. Quarterback Cam Newton had breakout season, winning league MVP honors while scoring combined 45 touchdowns. Carolina had...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald: Carson Palmer is 'aging like fine wine’

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn’t worried about quarterback Carson Palmer entering his age-36 season. In fact, Fitzgerald thinks “better things” are coming for a quarterback who is only getting better with age. “He’s aging like fine wine. He’s getting better with time,” Fitzgerald said on NFL Network. “I think him, coming off that knee injury he...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL player Charles Tillman reportedly joining Fox NFL Kickoff

Charles “Peanut” Tillman played thirteen seasons in the NFL before retiring a couple days ago. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette cornerback was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft and played for them for 12 years before finishing his career with the Carolina Panthers last season. He’ll be remembered for the “Peanut Punch,...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson gets crazy statue outside Bank of America Stadium

Most people don’t get a statue for their birthday, but Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson isn’t most people. The Panthers helped Richardson celebrate his 80th birthday in style, gifting him a statue featuring—yep—a pair of Panthers: “It will always represent a symbol of heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the Richardson family.”https://t.co/nwgDyV7Buc — Carolina...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Panthers want to fill you with free Pepsi

It’s not often that a team riding a high crest of success will do something that’s fan friendly and not designed to extract every cent from your wallet, but the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers are doing just that. You can now go to a Panthers game starting this coming season and get free refills of Pepsi drinks for the entire game. The Panthers tested the all-you-can-drink model...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Panthers considered drafting Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Way back in April of 2011, the Carolina Panthers were the worst team in the NFL and in desperate need of a franchise savior. Luckily for them, they owned the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. With a desperate need at the quarterback position, Carolina was set on taking one at the top of the draft. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, and Jake Locker were all promising prospects, and...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers almost drafted Blaine Gabbert first overall in 2011

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera can remember back in 2011, when his franchise was attempting to decide on a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft. The Panthers eventually picked Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn. But Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was very much in play for the top pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Richardson statue unveiled outside Bank of America Stadium

Jerry Richardson’s dream of bringing an NFL team to the Carolinas was realized when the league named the Carolina Panthers an expansion team in 1993. Now, there will forever be a reminder of his importance to the franchise outside of Bank of America Stadium. In conjunction with the celebration of his 80th birthday, the above pictured statue of Richardson holding a football while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles 'Peanut' Tillman announces retirement from NFL

Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 35 on Monday. Tillman, a 13-year veteran in the league, has been plagued with injuries over the past three seasons, missing a total of 26 games during that span. The former second-round pick made a great career out of something smallish — a frame of 6-foot that seemed to be undersized...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s dad addresses the recent violence in the U.S.

You would literally have to have been living on another planet over the past few weeks to not be aware of the slew of gruesome and violent attacks that have gone on in the United States as well as some countries around the world. Speaking out on violence as it pertains to cooperating with law enforcement, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s father, Cecil Newton, Sr., shared...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Series of lightning bolts strike Carolina Panthers’ stadium (vid)

A summer storm made its way through the Charlotte, N.C., area late Monday afternoon and an awe-inspiring series of lightning bolts struck Bank of America Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Footage of the incredible display of natural fireworks were posted to Facebook by NBC Charlotte meteorologist Brad Panovich. Amazing. If Bank of America Stadium had been the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers celebrate Michael Oher’s new contract with 'Blind Side' jokes

After his rise to the NFL was immortalized in the film, “The Blind Side”, Michael Oher’s performances on the field have been…well, let’s be nice and say “shaky”. He has found a home with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers, and now that his form has settled in, he’s been rewarded with a new three year contract worth $21.6 million and $9.5 guaranteed. Not bad. But...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman shares photo of nasty finger injury

NFL free agent cornerback Charles Tillman was staying in shape on Wednesday by doing some pushups, and it does not look like his workout session went all that well. Tillman shared a photo on Instagram that showed the pinky finger on his left hand facing a direction it should not be facing. If you’re squeamish enough that a horribly dislocated finger would bother you, now is probably...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton announces he’s retiring the dab

Cam Newton was the NFL’s MVP last season, leading the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl, but he arguably attracted as much attention — not to mention controversy — for what he did after scoring touchdowns than he did reaching the end zone in the first place. But Newton recently announced that his trademark celebration — the dab — will be retired before next season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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