PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ron Rivera 'concerned' about Kelvin Benjamin's weight

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera isn’t sugarcoating his concern about star receiver Kelvin Benjamin showing up to offseason workouts overweight.Benjamin, who has had weight issues since his college playing days at Florida State, has some work to do in order to get into shape for next season. While Rivera shot down a rumor that his former first-round receiver was up around...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera again concerned about Kelvin Benjamin’s weight

Weight problems are again affecting Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who said two years ago that Benjamin had shown up heavy to offseason workouts, said on Saturday that Benjamin is overweight again. “He is a little heavy. He knows it. We’ve talked about it. We talked about what he has to do,…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Where Do The Carolina Panthers Go After the Draft?

The NFL draft wrapped up today, and the Carolina Panthers finished with spending a sixth round draft pick on full back Alex Armah. Then picking place kicker Harrison Butker with their last pick in the draft in the seventh round.  Some were surprised the Panthers didn’t opt to get a safety or tight end with their last pick. Yet, the Panthers had already drafted defensive back Corn...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fred Ross Goes Undrafted, is Signed By the Carolina Panthers

Fred Ross will be headed out to Carolina as he’s found a home in the NFL Fred Ross wasn’t picked up during the draft, which is a shame. However, it didn’t take the talented wide receiver very long to find himself a place to call home. The Carolina Panthers have called Fred Ross up and has signed him as an undrafted free agent. This is a good move for both parties as Cam Newton...
Via For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
23 hours ago

Harrison Butker selected by Carolina Panthers in NFL Draft’s 7th round

It was a close call, but Georgia Tech’s four-year starting kicker now has a new home by way of the draft. Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker, a four-year starter for Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jacket football team, was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft (233rd overall) by the Carolina Panthers on Saturday afternoon. Once a highly-rated prospect coming out...
Via From the Rumble Seat
1 day ago

Panthers 2017 NFL Draft Results: Panthers Select K Harrison Butker in 7th Round

The Panthers have selected a kicker to compete with Graham Gano Harrison Butker, K, Georgia Tech 6’4” 199 lbs He wore #87 as a kicker. Player Draft Profile Butker is the all-time leading scorer from my alma mater Georgia Tech so I have some first hand experience watching Butker for four seasons. He has a huge leg, driving kick offs out of the end zone on a consistent...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Panthers draft Harrison Butker in seventh round

Carolina closes out its 2017 draft by selecting a kicker for the first time in franchise history.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Grading the Carolina Panthers’ first two days of the NFL draft

With the NFL Draft’s first three rounds in the books, the Carolina Panthers used the draft as an opportunity to bolster their offense and surround 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton with weapons. Unlike most of the teams picking in the top ten of the draft, the Panthers have a legitimate shot at winning their division this year and thus were in an unusual situation. Coming off a horrendous...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers draft Alex Armah in sixth round

Carolina selects West Georgia product who will line up at fullback.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Panthers 2017 NFL Draft Results: Panthers Select FB Alex Armah in 6th Round

The Panthers drafted the former DE/TE as a FB. Alex Armah 6’2” 253 lbs, West Georgia Player Draft Profile This is the Panthers annual ‘Who?’ pick, so I’m still looking for more info. We know he was listed as a DE but also played TE. The Panthers though are calling him a FB. Very interesting. How the Player Fits in Carolina I have no idea other than the obvious...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 day ago

Two targets the Carolina Panthers could trade up for today

The Carolina Panthers have already had a draft that is heavy on offense. They have gotten nimble with Christian McCaffrey, faster with Curtis Samuel, and stronger with Taylor Moton. So they are probably done with offense, right? Not so fast. I see two targets that the Panthers might love to have on day three, both on […] The post Two targets the Carolina Panthers could trade up...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Analysis – Carolina Panthers improve, draft Taylor Moton

When the Carolina Panthers drafted right tackle Taylor Moton in the second round of the NFL draft, they shored up what still remains a questionable offensive line. However, they may have also presented us with more questions than answers at that position. During the post selection conference call, Taylor Moton gave us some insight as […] The post Analysis – Carolina Panthers...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Panthers trade up to draft Daeshon Hall in third round

Carolina moves up 21 spots and sends its fourth-round pick to the Cardinals in order to draft Texas A&M defensive end.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers select WR Curtis Samuel – What it means

We now know conclusively what the Carolina Panthers meant when they said they wanted to “evolve their offense”. Based on the picks of Christian McCaffrey and now Curtis Samuel, the Panthers want to get faster. Much, much faster. Samuel is a speedy slot receiver that is an immediate upgrade over Philly Brown who was recently […] The post Carolina Panthers select WR Curtis Samuel...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Broncos reportedly were interested trading for Christian McCaffrey, Joe Thomas

The Denver Broncos reportedly showed interest in a couple of players on draft day.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos were interested in trading up for Christian McCaffrey, and they inquired about Joe Thomas: Unable to move up to select McCaffrey, who went No. 8 overall to the Carolina Panthers, and with the Cleveland Browns holding onto their franchise LT, the Broncos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Davis has interesting plans if Panthers draft a first-round LB

Veteran Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will announce the team’s selection during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday. It’s a way for current players to welcome in new blood.But if the Panthers plan on selecting a linebacker, expect Davis himself to go up to the podium and change the pick. There’s two bits of good news here for those not wanting drama...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers’ interest in McCaffrey ‘likely a smokescreen’

There has been a lot of chatter lately that the Carolina Panthers might be extremely interested in Christian McCaffrey. But is it all a smokescreen?That’s what Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk put out there on Thursday before the draft.“A source with knowledge of the dynamics believes the McCaffrey chatter is likely a smokescreen, one of the many that are wafting through the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Von Miller wears animal fur at Coachella Music Festival

It wasn’t easy to top Cam Newton, as far as Coachella garb goes. But Von Miller gave it his best shot this weekend.Miller rocked a cowboy hat, fur vest, plenty of ice on his wrists and some Ugg-like shoes at the music festival, and made sure to post a photo of it on Instagram. So who had the better outfit? You be the judge. Cam won that round. Not many guys could’ve pulled off...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeShone Kizer changes course, stands by Tom Brady-Cam Newton quote

So much for the context defense.Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is now embracing a quote he gave comparing himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton just two days after claiming his words were taken out of context.Kizer was quoted as essentially saying that he is capable of being the greatest quarterback of all time, and while initially distancing himself from the quote, he changed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton tried to set example playing through injury

Cam Newton has been working off to the side this week while his teammates take part in voluntary offseason workouts.Newton played the last four games of the 2016 season with a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and had surgery three weeks ago. Had Newton sat out those last four games, he could have had surgery sooner and been a full participant in the Panthers...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

FBI returns Super Bowl 50 helmet to Von Miller

Von Miller on Wednesday was finally reunited with his helmet from Super Bowl 50 at the Denver Broncos’ training facility.FBI agents Brian Schmitt, Melissa Tallman and Clint Judd were on-hand to present Miller with the prized piece of memorabilia. The Broncos tweeted out a photograph of the moment. It was confirmed last month that Miller’s helmet, worn during the Broncos’ 24...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: With Short Locked Up, Other Extensions Loom

In my first ever article here for isportsweb, I wrote about the importance of locking up defensive tackle Kawaan Short after his masterful 2015 season. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t get around to my article though, as the Purdue product never ended up putting pen to paper.That all changed on Monday, however.After the Panthers let Short play out the season on the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton wears eccentric flower outfit at Coachella, puffs cigar

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was seen at Coachella music festival, and his unique fashion sense was on full display while he was there.Newton rocked an outfit that was about as throwback as it gets. He wore a flower shirt and matching shorts, and it resembled a dress for men. Newton topped that off with a tan fedora and bright red shoes, and he managed to stand out among the rest...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Christian McCaffrey could be target for Panthers at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers appear to be seeking a running back with their top ten pick.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wednesday that it “wouldn’t be shocking or surprising” if the team goes with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 overall. The Panthers are reportedly contemplating another top running back as well. It sounds as though there is a concerted effort...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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