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Carolina Panthers have two of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL

The Carolina Panthers are loaded with talent at the linebacker position, that's never been the question. With studs in Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, as well as a rookie playmaker in Shaq Thompson, the Panthers probably have the best LB unit in the NFL. While Kuechly and Davis are known for doing many things incredibly well, Pro Football Focus recently posted their top five LBs in...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Panthers wide receiver position remains in state of flux

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers wide receiver position is in a state of flux less than two weeks before the regular season opener. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday he hasn't decided who'll start at either receiver position in the wake of the injury to Kelvin Benjamin nearly two weeks ago. Philly Brown can't seem to hold on to the ball - he's dropped five passes in...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why 2015 is looking eerily similar to 2004 for the Carolina Panthers

In 2015, Panthers’ fans are excited about the upcoming NFL season, as the 2014 season seemed to be a stepping stone for a great 2015. But as we sit here today on August 30th, this season has some similarities to the 2004 season. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five things that will...
Via cover32
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Kony Ealy has 'taken the bull by the horns'

The Carolina Panthers are badly looking to find the answer to who will pair up with defensive end Charles Johnson in 2015. Apparently, as Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review reports, Ron Rivera strongly believes that man may be Kony Ealy. “He has taken the bull by the horns,” Rivera told Black and Blue Review. “He’s earned the opportunity, and I’ve been very pleased with...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Cut 8 Players Including Veteran OT Tony Hills

The Carolina Panthers announced the release of eight players on Saturday including veteran OT Tony Hills. The Panthers also parted ways with WR Paul Browning, WR Avius Capers, DE Steve Miller, LB Kevin Reddick, TE Dallas Walker, FB Lee Ward and P Matt Wile. Hills, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2008. ... The post Panthers Cut 8 Players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

Second-year defensive end Kony Ealy isn't really a surprise break-out candidate this season after posting 4 sacks as a rookie in 2014, good for third-best on the team. But the situation shifted when fellow defensive end Frank Alexander went down for the season with an injured right Achilles.  Alexander and Ealy were fighting to replace the massive hole in the line after Greg...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Panthers That Have Shined in Preseason Play

Through three weeks of preseason play, it is clear that the Panthers must refine a few areas of their game if they want to compete within the NFC. But for every area that needs work, there is a group that has really impressed. There are some players that have been consistently making plays that no one had any expectations for, and there are some that had expectations and certainly...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brown Will Not Be Replacing Kelvin Benjamin's Production

When the Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season it was a heavy blow for the offense to absorb. No one player will be able to replace his production. Carolina is going to need all the receivers in it's arsenal to step up and play a little better.However, they may not want to expect much out of Corey Brown if he's dropping touchdown passes like this:Read more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert Hits The Quan After Scoring Touchdown Against Patriots

A couple years ago Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was all about the dance moves every time he scored. Every time he would break in to the end zone the big man would get down for a few moments to celebrate the score. Last year we didn't get to see him dance--because he didn't score.So when he scampered in to the end zone Friday night against New England for a touchdown the...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Review – Part One

We’re halfway through the NFL preseason, and it has been one to forget for the Carolina Panthers. Injuries and poor play have been the major story-lines for the team thus far, but nothing negative comes without a silver lining. Despite all of this, there have been plenty of good things to come out of it so far. We’ll review both the bad and the good of the first half of Carolina’s...

Can Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly drag the Panthers back to the playoffs?

AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this week in the preseason First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the playoffs Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 Just how big of a Jenga piece is Kelvin Benjamin? Does pulling him out of the Panthers roster bring the whole team down? Are the playoffs now just...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ref with Deflategate connection to work Pats game

Coincidence? Maybe. Hilarious? You bet. Clete Blakeman will serve as the referee for Friday night’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, according to FootballZebras.com. Why is this funny? Well, you see, Blakeman has an interesting history with the Patriots that’s related to both Deflategate and New England’s controversial...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers RB Brandon Wegher Probably Going To Be Odd Man Out

In a perfect world, if you played well during the preseason you should have a better than average shot at making the roster, but that is not the case for Carolina Panthers rookie running back Brandon Wegher.  The undrafted back from Morningside College made a fantastic run for a touchdown after catching a pass from Joe Webb against Buffalo. He also had two touchdown runs against...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton From Panthers

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is most effecting on the boot actionThe last time Patriots' fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers' linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception.The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn't even close to the end...
Via Foxborough Free Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

NFL training camps around the country and wrapping up, and its time for teams to begin the trim down to the final 53. The 2015 Carolina Panthers are sure to have some tough choices to make, chiefly at the wide receiver position after recent training camp injuries. Now, it is time for us to recap what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly during the Panthers preseason. THE GOOD...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Carolina Panthers need to start doing right now

Halfway through the preseason, teams now have a better understanding at the positional depth on their roster. Athletes who aren’t  guaranteed a spot are working harder than ever to showcase their talent and while the games technically still don’t count,  winning still remains important. Here are three key things the Panthers must start doing immediately in order to improve...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton taking Devin Funchess 'under my wing'

Kelvin Benjamin’s ACL injury means the Carolina Panthers are turning to second-round pick Devin Funchess to lead the wide receivers, and quarterback Cam Newton is determined to expedite the process. According to ESPN’s David Newton, the fifth-year gunslinger is trying to help Funchess progress quickly—once the rookie recovers from an injury, that is. “He has to learn...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss of WR Benjamin Will Force Panther Offense to Adjust

When an NFL team loses a player to injury, especially a starter, the mantra is “next man up.” The Carolina Panthers’ narrative last week was much of the same after wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin sustained a torn left ACL. This is what head coach Ron Rivera had to say when asked if Carolina’s offensive approach now changes: Benjamin: “I don’t know if it changes that much...
Via Football By Football
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from Panthers vs. Dolphins preseason matchup

The Carolina Panthers took on the Miami Dolphins yesterday in what was a very intense preseason game. Week 2 of practice games have come and gone for these two teams, but there is still plenty of work to do moving forward. Miami made quite a few offseason additions this past year in order to get back into contention for an AFC playoff position. Ndamukong Suh was their biggest signing...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton, Ndamukong Suh engage in friendly banter after practice

The Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins wrapped up two days of joint practices Friday and other than one minor skirmish, things went pretty swimmingly as the two NFL squads got the chance to hit someone other than their teammates during practice. As Friday’s practice session concluded, Cam Newton and Ndamukong Suh engaged in some friendly banter, per Black and Blue Review (with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Panthers don’t need to replace Kelvin Benjamin

The Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL Wednesday. As a rookie in 2014, Benjamin caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. With a depth chart that includes Corey Brown, Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Devin Funchess, many think that the Panthers need to rush out to sign one of the top available receivers. It’s understandable...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin to have surgery to repair torn ACL, out for 2015

The Carolina Panthers have just taken a huge hit to their offense. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the team’s worst fear, that second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will need surgery to repair a torn ACL he sustained in practice Wednesday. VIDEO: @Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin injures knee during joint practice with @MiamiDolphins. http://t.co/hPNLpVNRO1 — NFL (...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Contract talks between Kuechly, Panthers ‘heating up’

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is due for a massive contract extension. And according to a report, it may happen before the start of the 2015 NFL season. Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports that talks between the Panthers and linebacker Luke Kuechly are “heating up.” Jones notes a couple things worth passing along as it pertains to this development...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL player wins 'Food Network Star,' gets own show

Eddie Jackson had a short, injury-riddled NFL career, but he’s been doing just fine for himself since then. The former defensive back was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent, then spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins before tearing his ACL at the end of the 2006 season. The New England Patriots took a chance on Jackson in 2007, but he broke...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cam Newton gets into fight with teammate at practice

    Another day, another fight between two teammates during NFL training camp. On Monday morning, things got heated after Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman intercepted a Cam Newton pass. Newton, who was wearing the standard red non-contact jersey that quarterbacks wear, ended up at the bottom of a pile with his offensive teammates dragging him out. Cam Newton and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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