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Jay Gruden will have second interview for Panthers offensive coordinator

Thu Jan 20 2022 16:22:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Washington head coach Jay Gruden appears to be a leading candidate for the Panthers offensive coordinator position. Gruden was identified as a candidate early in the search process and his initial interview with the team was reported earlier this week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gruden will have a second interview for [more]

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Panthers conduct second interview with Scottie Montgomery for coordinator job

Thu Jan 20 2022 00:07:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers interviewed Colts running backs Scottie Montgomery a second time for their vacant offensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Montgomery’s initial interview was virtual. Today, they met in person. The Panthers are seeking to replace Joe Brady, who they fired during the season. Montgomery joined the Colts’ staff before the 2021 [more]

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Report: Pep Hamilton declines interview with Panthers

Wed Jan 19 2022 02:38:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pep Hamilton has declined an interview with the Panthers for their offensive coordinator vacancy, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports. Hamilton, the Texans’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is expected to have other options this offseason. He could remain with the Texans depending on the head coaching hire, Wilson adds. The Panthers’ offensive [more]

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Panthers interviewed Jay Gruden for offensive coordinator

Tue Jan 18 2022 23:20:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jay Gruden was identified as a Panthers offensive coordinator target before the regular season came to an end and he appears to still be on the list in Carolina. Joseph Person of TheAthletic.com reports that the Panthers have completed an interview with Gruden for the position. Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, Colts wide receivers [more]

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Nick Caserio: Deshaun Watson return “more than likely would not be the case”

Tue Jan 18 2022 17:26:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week, Texans G.M. Nick Caserio had not much to say about quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Tuesday morning, Caserio said plenty more. Appearing on Sports Radio 610, Caserio was asked whether the potential hiring of Brian Flores to be the coach would possibly result in Watson sticking around. Via the Houston Chronicle, Caserio said “that [more]

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Report: Panthers interviewing Ben McAdoo for offensive coordinator

Mon Jan 17 2022 20:02:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers’ search for a new offensive coordinator is reportedly going to involve a chat with former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. Joseph Person of TheAthletic.com reports that the Panthers will interview McAdoo on Tuesday. They’ve already interviewed Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak, Colts wide receivers coach Mike Groh, and Colts running backs coach Scottie [more]

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Nick Caserio: No more clarity on Deshaun Watson situation

Fri Jan 14 2022 20:59:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans made it through an entire season without playing, or trading, quarterback Deshaun Watson. As the 2022 offseason begins, Watson’s status once again moves to the front burner of NFL issues. G.M. Nick Caserio was asked on Friday for an update as to Watson. “I think there is going to be a number of [more]

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Report: Panthers interviewing Colts RB coach Scottie Montgomery for OC opening

Thu Jan 13 2022 20:26:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A second Colts assistant coach is on the list of candidates for the Panthers offensive coordinator position. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that running backs coach Scottie Montgomery will interview with the team. Colts wide receivers coach Mike Groh has already interviewed for the opening created by the in-season firing of Joe Brady. Montgomery just [more]

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Matt Rhule: I’ve never been told my status depends on OC hire

Thu Jan 13 2022 16:05:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the Panthers played their final game of the regular season, there were several reports that head coach Matt Rhule would be back for a third season and one report that suggested that might not be the case. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Rhule “has to hire a rock-star offensive coordinator for him to [more]

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Panthers interviewed Mike Groh for offensive coordinator

Wed Jan 12 2022 19:58:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers’ are looking for a new offensive coordinator and Colts wide receivers coach Mike Groh is in the mix. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has interviewed Groh for the opening they created by firing Joe Brady during the 2021 season. Running backs coach Jeff Nixon handled coordinator duties for the [more]

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Report: Panthers to interview Klint Kubiak for offensive coordinator position

Wed Jan 12 2022 04:30:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Carolina Panthers will interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak for the same position, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Kubiak remains the coordinator for the time being in Minnesota. However, following the firings of head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman, the entire staff appears set to turnover with the Vikings. [more]

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Report: Panthers fire three assistant coaches

Tue Jan 11 2022 14:45:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Panthers stress a need to fix their offensive line, they’ll have a new coach for the unit in 2022. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Carolina has fired offensive line coach Pat Meyer, defensive line coach Frank Okam, and special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn. Meyer came to the Panthers after three seasons as [more]

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Panthers stressing need to fix offensive line

Tue Jan 11 2022 14:05:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers didn’t make a coaching or General Manager change after losing their final seven games of the 2021 season, but they know they need to make some changes to the team they’re putting on the field in 2022. Quarterback gets a lot of attention after trading for Sam Darnold failed to solve the team’s [more]

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Scott Fitterer: There’s no intentions right now of trading Christian McCaffrey

Mon Jan 10 2022 20:39:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Back before the trading deadline, there were rumors that the Panthers were shopping running back Christian McCaffrey. Some of those rumors were just that, as Carolina never considered offering McCaffrey as part of a trade to acquire Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Panthers concluded their third five-win season in a row — and second under [more]

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Report: Panthers interested in Pep Hamilton for OC

Mon Jan 10 2022 17:39:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A new candidate has emerged for the Panthers as they look for a new offensive coordinator. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Carolina is expected to seek permission to interview Houston passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton for the job. Hamilton, 47, has a history of successfully working with young quarterbacks, as he was [more]

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Panthers sign P.J. Walker for 2022 season

Mon Jan 10 2022 17:18:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton‘s future may not be with the Panthers, but P.J. Walker will remain with the team for the 2022 season. According to multiple reports, the Panthers have signed Walker to a new one-year deal. Walker was set for exclusive rights free agency, so the Panthers could have retained his rights simply by tendering him [more]

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Cam Newton wants to keep playing, but only in the right situation

Mon Jan 10 2022 16:47:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton had an unusual 2021 season, with the Patriots surprisingly cutting him before the season, the Panthers surprisingly picking him up in the middle of the season, and sitting on the bench at the end of the season. If he’s going to be back for the 2022 season, he wants a better situation. Newton [more]

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Christian McCaffrey to take more “tempered” approach to offseason work

Mon Jan 10 2022 15:37:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has missed most of the last two seasons with injuries and he told reporters on Monday that his experiences will lead to a change in how he approaches his offseason work. McCaffrey missed five games with a hamstring injury early in the season and returned for four games before suffering [more]

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Matt Rhule: I’m going to coach until they tell me I’m not the coach

Mon Jan 10 2022 01:11:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers lost 41-17 to the Buccaneers on Sunday and their season-ending seven-game losing streak left them with a 5-12 record on the year. Head coach Matt Rhule’s mark over two years is now 10-23 and that’s led to speculation about the team making a coaching change. Word this week was that they plan to [more]

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Matt Rhule’s status could hinge on offensive coordinator hire

Sun Jan 09 2022 18:26:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers coach Matt Rhule is safe. Unless he isn’t. Amid multiple reports that the second-year coach will get a third year, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that it’s not a done deal. “I know it’s put out there that he’s safe,” Glazer said. “Not so fast. Matt Rhule has to hire a rock-star offensive [more]

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Report: Panthers target Bill O’Brien, Jay Gruden as next offensive coordinator

Sun Jan 09 2022 13:53:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Word on Saturday was that the Panthers plan to bring head coach Matt Rhule back for a third season and that his first order of business will be finding a new offensive coordinator. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Panthers are targeting former Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and former Washington head coach Jay [more]

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Report: Panthers are keeping Matt Rhule for 2022

Sat Jan 08 2022 22:28:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Rhule will return to the Panthers for a third season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Rhule, 46, has won only five games in each of his first two seasons with one game remaining this season. The 10-22 record seemingly had him on the hot seat and has prompted chants of “Fire Rhule!” at recent [more]

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Ronald Jones, Shaq Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul out for Bucs Sunday

Fri Jan 07 2022 17:28:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers will be without running back Ronald Jones against the Panthers on Sunday and they could be missing him come the start of the playoffs as well. Head coach Bruce Arians ruled Jones out with the ankle injury he suffered against the Jets last Sunday and that he isn’t certain he’ll be well enough [more]

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Jim Nantz out for Sunday due to COVID protocols

Fri Jan 07 2022 16:55:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The ongoing pandemic is a hazard not only to players and coaches but also to broadcasters. Via Richard Deitsch of TheAthletic.com, Jim Nantz of CBS — the network’s top play-by-play announcer — will miss Sunday’s Panthers-Buccaneers game due to COVID protocols. He’ll be replaced by Tom McCarthy on the Jim Nantz/Tony Romo/Tracy Wolfson crew. Meanwhile, [more]

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Panthers plan to start Sam Darnold in Week 18

Mon Jan 03 2022 17:34:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold was back as the Panthers’ starting quarterback for their loss to the Saints on Sunday and it looks like he’ll get to run the offense again in Week 18 against the Buccaneers. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told reporters at a Monday press conference that he plans to give Darnold another start in [more]

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Cam Jordan, Saints defense step up in 18-10 win over Panthers

Mon Jan 03 2022 00:27:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints will need plenty of help to actually make it to the playoffs this year, but they remain alive heading into Week 18 and their defense deserves the lion’s share of the credit. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold was sacked seven times and he turned the ball over twice as the Saints moved to 8-8 [more]

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Chuba Hubbard TD puts Panthers up 10-3

Sun Jan 02 2022 22:08:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers haven’t won in quite a while, but they’ve jumped out to a lead over the Saints at the Superdome. Running back Chuba Hubbard ran 21 yards for a touchdown with just over 13 minutes left in the first half and the Panthers lead the Saints 10-3. Hubbard has eight carries for 37 yards [more]

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Erik McCoy, Marcus Williams late scratches for Saints; Mark Ingram out too

Sun Jan 02 2022 20:03:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints will not have center Erik McCoy or safety Marcus Williams in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Neither player appeared on the injury report at the end of the week, but the Saints announced that both players will miss the game due to illness. Running back Mark Ingram is also out [more]

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Report: David Tepper is “unhappy and embarrassed” by the contract he gave to Matt Rhule

Sat Jan 01 2022 16:24:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The headline to Friday’s article from Joseph Person of TheAthletic.com implies that Panthers coach Matt Rhule will return for a third season. The second paragraph sends a far different message. “[S]ources say owner David Tepper is unhappy and embarrassed after the $16 billion hedge fund manager gave Rhule a seven-year, $62 million deal to outbid [more]

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Sam Darnold not thinking about the future

Thu Dec 30 2021 00:43:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton likely played his final home game at Bank of America Stadium last week. He has an uncertain future, as do the Panthers at the position. Sam Darnold will start for the team this week. He is the only quarterback on the roster for 2022, but the Panthers could look elsewhere for their starter [more]

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Falcons claim Matt Barkley off waivers from Panthers

Wed Dec 29 2021 22:31:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons placed quarterback Feleipe Franks on the reserve/COVID list Tuesday, leaving them with only two quarterbacks on their roster. They added depth Wednesday, claiming Matt Barkley off waivers from the Panthers. Barkley will serve as the third quarterback behind Matt Ryan and Josh Rosen with Franks out. The Panthers signed Barkley off the Titans’ [more]

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Panthers place Sam Tecklenburg on COVID-19 list

Tue Dec 28 2021 21:04:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers may have to do some more adjusting along the offensive line in Week 17. Carolina has placed center Sam Tecklenburg on its COVID-19 list, the club announced on Tuesday. In his second season with the Panthers after going undrafted out of Baylor, Tecklenburg made his first start last week against the Buccaneers. The [more]

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Panthers release Matt Barkley

Tue Dec 28 2021 19:14:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are down to three quarterbacks on their active roster. The team announced that they have released Matt Barkley on Tuesday. Like all players cut loose at this point in the season, Barkley is subject to waivers. Cam Newton, Sam Darnold, and P.J. Walker remain on hand for Carolina. Newton started in Sunday’s loss [more]

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Matt Rhule: I didn’t ask if my job is safe, but Panthers owner David Tepper has shown confidence

Mon Dec 27 2021 17:31:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers coach Matt Rhule is among the NFL coaches whose job could be in jeopardy, but he says owner David Tepper is confident in him — even if Rhule hasn’t been told whether his job is safe. Rhule said today that he talked to Tepper and the two had a positive conversation. “I talked to [more]

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Shaq Barrett has sprained ACL, MCL; Bucs hope for playoff return

Mon Dec 27 2021 17:29:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said after Sunday’s 32-6 win over the Panthers that the initial diagnosis of edge rusher Shaq Barrett‘s knee injury was that he had a minor sprained MCL, but added that he’d have further tests on Monday. The results of those tests have led to a less positive diagnosis for Barrett. [more]

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Panthers send everyone home after “somewhat significant” number of positive COVID tests

Mon Dec 27 2021 17:12:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers will not be working out of their team facility on Monday. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said, via Darin Gantt of the team’s website, that the team’s COVID-19 testing showed a “somewhat significant” number of positive results. The team decided to send everyone home in response to those tests. Panthers players are due [more]

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Bill Belichick hasn’t heard from Jaguars or Raiders about possible assistant coach interviews

Mon Dec 27 2021 15:52:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Tuesday, the window opens for interviewing assistant coaches from other teams for head-coaching vacancies. Two vacancies already exist, in Jacksonville and Las Vegas. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked during his Monday press conference whether he has heard from the Jaguars or the Raiders about any of the team’s assistant coaches. “I haven’t heard [more]

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Cam Newton: I don’t know what the future holds

Mon Dec 27 2021 02:40:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton likely has played his final home game in Carolina. The quarterback kind of, sort of, maybe acknowledged that postgame. “Football has been good to me,” Newton said, via Darin Gantt of the team website. “I was able to walk away unscathed. I don’t want to sound like I’m retiring, but, I’ve had some [more]

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Initial diagnosis on Shaq Barrett’s knee is “minor” MCL sprain

Sun Dec 26 2021 21:48:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaq Barrett injured a knee in the second quarter Sunday. He briefly returned in the third quarter before leaving for good. Bucs coach Bruce Arians said after the game the initial diagnosis is a sprained knee. “Looks like a minor MCL,” Arians said on the Buccaneers Radio Network’s postgame show, via joebucsfan.com. [more]

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Buccaneers go up 29-6 on Ronald Jones TD

Sun Dec 26 2021 20:20:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers are closing in on a division title. Ronald Jones sprinted seven yards for a touchdown with just over two minutes left in the third quarter and the Buccaneers lead the Panthers 29-6. A win clinches their first NFC South title since 2007 and it is hard to imagine an inept Panthers offense pulling [more]

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Shaq Barrett ruled out with knee injury

Sun Dec 26 2021 20:02:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers listed edge rusher Shaq Barrett as questionable to return from a knee injury at halftime, but Barrett returned on the first Panthers possession of the first half and helped provide pressure that led to an Anthony Nelson sack of Cam Newton on third down. Barrett’s return didn’t end well, however. The Bucs ruled [more]

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Ke’Shawn Vaughn puts Bucs up 7-3

Sun Dec 26 2021 18:30:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bucs are missing a lot of offensive pieces, but they won’t be shut out this week. Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn sprinted 55 yards for a touchdown with just over four minutes to play in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Panthers and the Bucs are up 7-3. It’s the first rushing touchdown [more]

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Cam Newton “not worried about possibly” playing final home game in Carolina

Thu Dec 23 2021 22:39:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers play their final home game of the season Sunday. That means Cam Newton could be playing his final home game at Bank of America Stadium. The quarterback, who is in his second stint in Carolina after spending 2020 in New England, repeated his mantra Thursday when asked about the possibility. It’s about the [more]

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Mike Evans didn’t practice Wednesday

Wed Dec 22 2021 22:30:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Good news about injured Buccaneers offensive players has been hard to find in recent days Wide receiver Chris Godwin is out for the year after tearing his ACL and running back Leonard Fournette is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury. Wideout Mike Evans also hurt his hamstring last Sunday and he kicked [more]

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Cam Newton starts this week, Sam Darnold will play as well

Wed Dec 22 2021 19:42:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have been using multiple quarterbacks in recent weeks and that will remain the case against the Buccaneers this weekend, but there will be a new name in the mix. Per multiple reporters, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said at his Wednesday press conference that Cam Newton will get the start against the NFC [more]

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Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown looks like he did before his ankle injury

Wed Dec 22 2021 18:15:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has missed the last three Buccaneers games because he was serving a suspension for giving false information about his vaccination status, but his absence from the lineup stretches all the way back to Week Six. Brown injured his ankle and missed five games before being suspended, so it’s been a while [more]

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Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez out for season after pregame warmup injury

Wed Dec 22 2021 16:46:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The injury that Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez suffered in pregame warmups on Sunday has ended his season. Gonzalez is going on injured reserve, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The injury wasn’t as serious as feared and will only take about four weeks to heal, but with three weeks remaining in the season, Gonzalez [more]

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Panthers signing Lirim Hajrullahu as their new kicker

Tue Dec 21 2021 20:56:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers lost kicker Zane Gonzalez to a quad injury during warmups before Sunday’s loss to the Bills and they’ve found a new one to take his place over the final weeks of the regular season. According to multiple reports, the team is signing Lirim Hajrullahu to their active roster. Hajrullahu was on Washington’s practice [more]

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Will new interview rule trigger a wave of firings?

Tue Dec 21 2021 14:44:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For the first time ever, NFL franchises will be permitted to officially commence interviewing assistant coaches from other teams with time left in the regular season. As of Monday, December 27, the window opens on virtual interviews. There’s an important catch. The teams that will be interviewing assistants from other teams must have a vacancy, [more]

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Panthers bringing in kickers after Zane Gonzalez injury

Mon Dec 20 2021 17:34:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers had to play without a kicker on Sunday after Zane Gonzalez injured his quad in pregame warmups and they’ll spend some time working out other options this week. Head coach Matt Rhule said that General Manager Scott Fitterer is lining up kickers to come in for tryouts while the team waits for word [more]

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Report: Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette avoided major injuries

Mon Dec 20 2021 15:57:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers saw several offensive players go down with injuries during Sunday night’s 9-0 loss to the Saints, but it looks like two of them will be able to avoid extended absences from the lineup. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that wide receiver Mike Evans and running back Leonard Fournette avoided major injuries. Both [more]

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Bills get back on track with 31-14 victory over Panthers

Sun Dec 19 2021 21:37:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Heading into Week 15, the Bills had lost two games in a row and looked like they were on their way out of the AFC East race. But the last two days have put Buffalo right back in it, as the team got right with a 31-14 victory over Carolina on Sunday. The Panthers played [more]

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Bills take 24-8 lead with Gabriel Davis touchdown

Sun Dec 19 2021 20:21:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Receiver Gabriel Davis has now scored in each of his last three games. The young receiver caught a 20-yard touchdown with 5:52 left in the third quarter to put the Bills up 24-8. It was Davis’ fourth catch of the game and gave him 72 yards. Buffalo’s defense has done a solid job of containing [more]

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Cam Newton scores another touchdown, but Panthers trail Bills 17-8 at halftime

Sun Dec 19 2021 19:40:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are playing a game without a kicker, as Zane Gonzalez suffered a suffered a quad injury during pregame warmups. It’s affected some things for Carolina. But the Bills had a better first half to lead 17-8 at halftime. The Bills took a 14-0 lead with touchdowns by a 16-yard rushing touchdown by Devin [more]

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Devin Singletary, Stefon Diggs touchdowns give Bills 14-0 lead

Sun Dec 19 2021 18:59:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills got off to a poor offensive start, but have still managed to take an early lead with a little help from some poor Panthers play-calling. Carolina elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the 50-yard line after quarterback Cam Newton ran it 5 yards to get the ball there on third down. [more]

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Zane Gonzalez helped off field during Panthers warmups

Sun Dec 19 2021 17:00:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers may not have a kicker for Sunday’s game against the Bills. According to multiple reporters in Buffalo, Zane Gonzalez had to be helped off the field by long snapper J.J. Jansen and members of the team’s training staff. The exact nature of the injury is unknown. Gonzalez is 20-of-22 on field goals and [more]

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Panthers put Derrick Brown on COVID-19 reserve list

Sat Dec 18 2021 18:57:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive tackle Derrick Brown won’t be playing for the Panthers in Buffalo on Sunday. The Panthers announced that Brown has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. If vaccinated, he will be able to test off the list in the days to come rather than spend 10 days away from the team. Brown has 36 [more]

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Agent says Deshaun Watson is “super confident” in how his legal situation will play out

Sat Dec 18 2021 13:46:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Neither Deshaun Watson nor his representatives have said very much publicly about the civil and criminal legal proceedings that have put his career on ice (with pay) for the 2020 season. In a recent interview with Ryan Clark of ESPN, Watson’s agent said more than he has at any time since the controversy emerged in [more]

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DJ Moore questionable for Panthers, A.J. Bouye ruled out

Fri Dec 17 2021 17:08:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are holding out hope that wide receiver DJ Moore will be in the lineup in Buffalo on Sunday. Moore was listed as a limited participant in practice for the third straight day on Friday and he’s been designated as questionable to face the Bills. Moore is dealing with a hamstring injury and has [more]

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18 of 22 plaintiffs were ready to settle with Deshaun Watson; four holdouts blocked trade to Dolphins

Fri Dec 17 2021 16:49:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Dolphins stand within one game of making the long climb act to .500 after a 1-7 start, they came very close to having a different quarterback during the ongoing five-game winning streak. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, 18 of the 22 plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct [more]

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Emmanuel Sanders ruled out for Sunday

Fri Dec 17 2021 16:28:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders won’t be available for the Bills this weekend. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Friday morning that Sanders has been ruled out for Week 15 due to a knee injury. Sanders has not practiced at all this week. Quarterback Josh Allen is set to play, so he’ll have Stefon Diggs, [more]

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Panthers place Matt Barkley on COVID-19 list

Fri Dec 17 2021 16:21:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina will likely be without one of its quarterbacks for this weekend, but it isn’t one of their two key signal-callers. The Panthers announced on Friday that Matt Barkley has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Barkley has been with the Panthers since signing with the team off of the Titans’ practice squad in mid-November. [more]

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Dion Dawkins tests positive for COVID-19

Fri Dec 17 2021 16:05:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills expect to have quarterback Josh Allen in the lineup against the Panthers on Sunday, but they may not have their starting left tackle. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on WGR 550 that Dion Dawkins has tested positive for COVID-19. Unless his next set of test results clear him to return, the Bills [more]

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Sean McDermott: Josh Allen should be ready to go

Fri Dec 17 2021 15:54:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like Bills quarterback Josh Allen will be in the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Bills. Allen has been dealing with a sprained foot since last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Buccaneers and he’s been limited in practice this week, which has left open the possibility of the Bills starting Mitchell Trubisky [more]

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Report: Judge signed search warrants for Deshaun Watson’s social-media accounts in October

Fri Dec 17 2021 01:54:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The passage of the trade deadline brought an abrupt end to the trade talk involving Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. That also caused most news regarding the situation to slow to a trickle. ABC13.com has a new development, even if it’s nearly two months old. On October 19, a judge in Houston signed search warrants for [more]

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Cam Newton on Panthers QB plan: I trust in the coaches’ plan

Thu Dec 16 2021 22:22:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers gave both Cam Newton and P.J. Walker playing time at quarterback in last Sunday’s loss to the Falcons and head coach Matt Rhule said earlier this week that the team will continue to do so in the weeks to come. Rhule acknowledged that it is not an ideal situation while adding that the [more]

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Panthers expect to see Josh Allen Sunday

Thu Dec 16 2021 16:43:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is dealing with a sprained foot, but the Panthers aren’t expecting to see Mitchell Trubisky in Buffalo on Sunday. Allen was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s injury report and said that his foot is feeling “quite a bit better” than it did when he first hurt it last Sunday. [more]

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Sam Darnold not cleared for contact

Thu Dec 16 2021 15:48:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers designated quarterback Sam Darnold for return from injured reserve on Wednesday, but any return to the active roster isn’t coming in the near future. Head coach Matt Rhule told reporters that “it’s good for Sam to start to get out there and practice with his teammates and do some drills,” but the drills [more]

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Josh Allen: Foot feels “quite a bit better”

Wed Dec 15 2021 21:00:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that quarterback Josh Allen’s sprained foot was still feeling sore on Wednesday, but Allen sounded optimistic about his chances of playing when he spoke to the media.Allen was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s walkthrough practice and Mitchell Trubisky took first team reps during the session as the [more]

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NFL awards international marketing rights in eight countries to 18 teams

Wed Dec 15 2021 20:14:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL’s continuing efforts to expand its global reach continued at this week’s league meeting in Dallas when international marketing rights in eight countries were awarded to 18 teams.Some of the teams were granted those marketing rights in multiple countries, so there were 26 rights awarded in total. The teams will have access to these [more]

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Panthers designate Sam Darnold to return from IR

Wed Dec 15 2021 17:38:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are already playing two quarterbacks in Cam Newton and P.J. Walker. Now they’re re-introducing a third into the mix — at least in practice.Carolina has designated Sam Darnold to return from injured reserve, opening the quarterback’s 21-day practice window.Darnold has been out since suffering a shoulder injury in Carolina’s Week Nine loss to [more]

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Josh Allen still sore, Mitchell Trubisky gets reps at Bills walkthrough

Wed Dec 15 2021 17:19:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills decided to hold a walkthrough practice on Wednesday and head coach Sean McDermott explained the decision by saying he wants players “as rested as possible” after playing an overtime game off a short week.One particular player that could benefit from that rest is quarterback Josh Allen, who is considered day-to-day after spraining his [more]

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Panthers activate Trent Scott

Tue Dec 14 2021 20:17:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers were shorthanded on the offensive line in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, but they’ll have at least one of the missing players back for this weekend’s game against the Bills. In the team’s announcement of running back Christian McCaffrey going on the COVID-19 reserve list, the Panthers also announced that they have activated [more]

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Christian McCaffrey tests positive for COVID-19

Tue Dec 14 2021 20:08:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is the latest in a string of well-known NFL players to come down with COVID-19. McCaffrey has tested positive, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The team announced that he is now on COVID-19 reserve. The Panthers have already ruled McCaffrey out for the season because of an ankle [more]

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Josh Allen day-to-day with foot sprain

Mon Dec 13 2021 21:22:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills quarterback Josh Allen left the stadium after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers in a walking boot because of a foot injury and said he didn’t think it would be a “big deal” for him because he was able to finish the game. Allen said he’d go for more tests on Monday and head coach [more]

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Panthers will continue to play both Cam Newton and P.J. Walker at quarterback

Mon Dec 13 2021 17:40:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s an old adage in football that if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none. If that’s the case, the Panthers have none. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said today that he plans to play both Cam Newton and P.J. Walker at quarterback going forward. In Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, Newton and Walker [more]

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P.J. Walker returns for Panthers, cuts Falcons lead to 29-21

Sun Dec 12 2021 20:48:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are playing musical quarterbacks against the Falcons on Sunday and turning back to P.J. Walker has them back within one score in the final minutes at Bank of America Stadium. Walker threw a five-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson with just over three minutes to play. They lined up to go for two, but [more]

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Falcons stretch lead to 26-14

Sun Dec 12 2021 20:21:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith noted this week that his team isn’t out of the playoff race despite having a losing record and it looks like they’ll remain in the mix after Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Tight end Hayden Hurst caught a three-yard touchdown from Matt Ryan less than a minute into the fourth [more]

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Cam Newton back in to start second half

Sun Dec 12 2021 19:44:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers sat Cam Newton for their final possession of the first half on Sunday, but he’s back in the game in the third quarter. Newton took the field with the Panthers offense after a Younghoe Koo kickoff went out of bounds to give Carolina the ball at their own 40-yard line to start the [more]

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Cam Newton out, P.J. Walker in at quarterback for Panthers

Sun Dec 12 2021 19:20:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton got the start at quarterback for the Panthers on Sunday, but he’s no longer in the game. P.J. Walker took over after the Falcons extended their lead to 17-7 late in the second quarter. Newton was not injured, so this was a coach’s decision by Matt Rhule to make a change under center. [more]

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Falcons up 14-7 after Mykal Walker pick-six

Sun Dec 12 2021 19:01:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers got out to an early lead over the Falcons on Sunday afternoon, but the Falcons have moved into the lead thanks to a big play by their defense. Linebacker Mykal Walker stepped in front of a Cam Newton pass and returned the ball 67 yards for a touchdown. The score put the Falcons [more]

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Falcons activate Hayden Hurst from IR

Sat Dec 11 2021 20:30:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons announced a handful of moves ahead of Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Tight end Hayden Hurst will be available for the game after being activated from injured reserve. Hurst has been out since injuring his ankle in the team’s Week 10 loss to the Cowboys. Hurst has 20 catches for 158 yards and [more]

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Jeff Nixon: Panthers aren’t putting in a whole new offensive system

Thu Dec 09 2021 17:44:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady last Sunday, but senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon made it clear on Thursday that the offense Brady was running isn’t going to be thrown overboard. Nixon, who also coaches the running backs, is taking the reins of the offense for the rest of the season and he told [more]

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Hayden Hurst designated to return from injured reserve for Falcons

Wed Dec 08 2021 06:04:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tight end Hayden Hurst has missed the last three games for the Atlanta Falcons after injuring his ankle late in the team’s 43-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Hurst was rolled up on from behind on a run from Wayne Gallman on the first play of Atlanta’s final possession. The Falcons placed him on injured [more]

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Panthers activate Darryl Johnson off injured reserve

Tue Dec 07 2021 19:25:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are getting some depth back for defense and special teams. Carolina announced on Tuesday that the team has activated Darryl Johnson off of injured reserve to the 53-man roster. Johnson has been out with a hamstring injury. He hasn’t played since the Week Four loss to the Cowboys. Johnson’s played 10 defensive snaps and [more]

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Stephon Gilmore opens up about Patriots’ handling of his injury

Tue Dec 07 2021 00:24:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The sudden hiring of Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady wasn’t the only item of news that came from Carolina on Sunday, the team’s bye. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, traded to the Panthers by the Patriots earlier this year, recently opened up about concerns regarding his final months in New England in an interview with Joseph Person [more]

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Panthers designate Cameron Erving to return from injured reserve

Mon Dec 06 2021 19:50:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are designating offensive tackle Cameron Erving to return from injured reserve, the team announced. Erving went on injured reserve Nov. 8 with a calf injury. Erving started the first seven games before his injury against the Patriots. Dennis Daley has started the past three games at left tackle in place of Erving. In [more]

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Matt Rhule on Joe Brady firing: I feel like we can be better on offense

Mon Dec 06 2021 18:54:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule met with the media on Monday afternoon and his decision to fire offensive coordinator Joe Brady was the main topic of conversation. The move was announced just after the early slate of games kicked off on Sunday and Rhule said he planned to fire Brady on Saturday, but Brady wasn’t [more]

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Arthur Smith: Nobody is happy to be 5-7, but we’re not out of it

Mon Dec 06 2021 18:46:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, the Falcons have fallen to 5-7 in Arthur Smith’s first season as the team’s head coach. The club had moved to 5-6 with a victory over the Jaguars in Week 12. And Atlanta did keep things close for much of Sunday against Tampa Bay. But the Falcons didn’t score [more]

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With their firing of Joe Brady, the Panthers find a new place to dump bad news

Mon Dec 06 2021 16:30:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s unclear whether it was planned or inadvertent. Regardless, the Carolina Panthers have found a brand new place to dump bad news. Forget about the late-afternoon hours on a Friday. With the NFL constantly offering up a fresh collection of bright, shiny objects during football season, why not pull the sheet off a piece of [more]

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Panthers part ways with Joe Brady

Sun Dec 05 2021 18:36:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The bye literally has arrived for the Panthers. On the lone week during the regular season featuring no Panthers game, the team has announced that it has parted ways with offensive coordinator Joe Brady. “I met with Joe this morning and informed him that I have decided to make a change,” coach Matt Rhule said. [more]

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Panthers place Frankie Luvu on COVID-19 list

Sat Dec 04 2021 17:13:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are on their bye, but they still had a Saturday transaction to announce. Carolina has placed linebacker Frankie Luvu on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Luvu has appeared in is in his first season with the Panthers, but his fourth season as a pro. He’s appeared in each of Carolina’s 12 games this season with [more]

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Panthers put Donte Jackson on injured reserve

Tue Nov 30 2021 16:23:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers added another player to their injured reserve list on Tuesday. Cornerback Donte Jackson suffered a groin injury during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins and an MRI showed enough damage to warrant placement on the list. While Jackson would be eligible to return after three weeks, the team says that his season is over. [more]

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Christian McCaffrey “devastated” after learning injury is season-ending

Mon Nov 29 2021 23:53:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Christian McCaffrey earned a four-year, $64 million extension with his play from 2017-19. Since then, though, McCaffrey has missed more games than he has played. When this season ends, McCaffrey will have played only 10 of a possible 33 games. He is headed to injured reserve for a second time this year after injuring his [more]

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Christian McCaffrey will miss the rest of the season

Mon Nov 29 2021 19:03:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey‘s season is over. The team announced that McCaffrey has been placed on injured reserve after hurting his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. It’s the second time he’s been placed on injured reserve this season and he will not be eligible to be activated a second time. Head coach [more]

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Matt Rhule: Sam Darnold has resumed throwing, we’ll see where he is next week

Mon Nov 29 2021 16:50:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Panthers put Sam Darnold on injured reserve earlier this month, he was given a four-to-six week recovery timeline from his right shoulder injury. That was also when the Panthers signed Cam Newton and it seemed like that move would keep Darnold out of sight and mind for the rest of the year even [more]

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Jaylen Waddle showing he can “run routes and do things” people don’t expect of him

Mon Nov 29 2021 12:23:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins extended their winning streak to four games on Sunday and rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle extended his run of strong play. Waddle caught nine passes for a season-high 137 yards and a touchdown in the 33-10 win over the Panthers. He has 29 catches for 346 yards during the winning streak and is [more]

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Cam Newton will use bye week to “really dive” into Panthers offense

Mon Nov 29 2021 01:06:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton contributed two touchdowns to a win over the Cardinals in his first game back with the Panthers and he played pretty well in a losing effort against Washington his first start of this run in Carolina, but things went haywire against the Dolphins on Sunday. Newton was 5-of-21 for 92 yards and two [more]

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Report: Christian McCaffrey leaves stadium in walking boot

Sun Nov 28 2021 22:47:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left the stadium in a walking boot after injuring his left ankle, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports. McCaffrey did not speak to the media after the 33-10 loss as he was seeking treatment on his injury. Coach Matt Rhule confirmed postgame that McCaffrey rolled his ankle in the first [more]

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Matt Rhule plans to start Cam Newton after Panthers bye

Sun Nov 28 2021 21:28:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule pulled quarterback Cam Newton in Sunday’s 33-10 loss to the Dolphins, but he isn’t planning on making a permanent change at the position. Rhule told reporters at his post-game press conference that he plans to start Newton in Week 14 at home against the Falcons. The Panthers have a bye [more]

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Jaylen Waddle leads Dolphins to fourth consecutive win

Sun Nov 28 2021 21:05:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jaylen Waddle had his first 100-yard game, and it was a big one. The rookie receiver caught nine passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, helping the Dolphins to a fourth consecutive win after a 1-7 start. The Dolphins beat the Panthers 33-10 on Sunday. Tua Tagovailoa completed 27 of 31 passes for 230 yards [more]

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Down 30-10, PJ Walker replaces Cam Newton

Sun Nov 28 2021 20:42:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With the Panthers down 30-10, Cam Newton will finish the game on the bench. PJ Walker entered the game with 10:58 remaining, replacing Newton. It was a miserable day for Newton. He completed 5 of 21 passes for 92 yards and two interceptions. His 5.8 passer rating is by far the lowest of his career. [more]

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Christian McCaffrey playing sparingly after rolling ankle in first half

Sun Nov 28 2021 20:23:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Star running back Christian McCaffrey has no touches in the second half. He has spent most of it on the sideline. The Panthers confirm McCaffrey tweaked his ankle in the first half but add that he is good to return. McCaffrey has had his ankle retaped and has tested it and flexed it repeatedly on [more]

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Dolphins lead Panthers 21-10 at halftime

Sun Nov 28 2021 19:47:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins have gotten points from their special teams and offense, and their defense has forced two turnovers. Miami leads 21-10 at halftime. The Panthers have had only two highlights: 1 Cam Newton‘s 64-yard throw to DJ Moore on third-down to the Miami 7 set up Newton’s 1-yard touchdown run. 2. With the Dolphins driving [more]

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Cam Newton’s second interception leads to Dolphins touchdown

Sun Nov 28 2021 19:02:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton has completed two passes. He also has thrown two interceptions. He has seven attempts. Safety Jevon Holland had the first pick of Newton on a pass intended for Robby Anderson. The Dolphins didn’t cash in on that one. But Newton’s next attempt, on the second play of the team’s next possession, was intercepted [more]

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Cam Newton’s touchdown run answers Dolphins blocked punt for touchdown

Sun Nov 28 2021 18:32:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins challenged an incomplete pass ruling on the Panthers’ first possession. DJ Moore, though, never had possession with a football move before losing control of the ball. The Dolphins lost a timeout. But the Dolphins held the Panthers twice more, forcing a punt. Lachlan Edwards never had a chance punting from the end zone [more]

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Panthers make second-round rookie Terrace Marshall a healthy scratch

Sun Nov 28 2021 17:01:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If there was any question that rookie receiver Terrace Marshall has been a disappointment this season in Carolina, the question was definitively answered by the Panthers’ inactive list for today’s game against the Dolphins. Marshall is inactive despite not being injured. Marshall has just 14 catches for 116 yards and no touchdowns this season. He’s [more]

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Cam Newton proving a quick study in the team’s offense

Fri Nov 26 2021 22:14:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton signed with the Panthers on Nov. 11. He played nine snaps three days later and started and played all 51 snaps Sunday. The quarterback has completed 24 of 31 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also has 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Newton has proved to be [more]

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Jaycee Horn at Panthers practice Wednesday

Wed Nov 24 2021 17:56:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers welcomed first-round pick Jaycee Horn back to the practice field on Wednesday. Horn broke his foot in the third game of the season and the cornerback went on injured reserve a few days later. The timeline for his return was said to be two-to-three months, so this would be early in that window. [more]

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Brian Flores: Michael Deiter will return to practice on Wednesday

Wed Nov 24 2021 15:58:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins are getting healthier along their offensive line as they head into Week 12. Head coach Brian Flores told reporters in his Wednesday press conference that center Michael Deiter will practice in the day’s session, which means the club is designating Deiter to return from injured reserve. Deiter has been out since suffering injuries [more]

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Matt Rhule: Good teams don’t give up 190 rushing yards

Mon Nov 22 2021 21:29:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers got a big win in Arizona in Week 10, but they crashed back to Earth at home on Sunday against Washington. Washington racked up 190 rushing yards and controlled the ball for nearly 36 minutes in a 27-21 win that drops Carolina to 5-6 on the season. That has them among several teams [more]

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Jonathan Allen believes last two weeks may have saved Washington’s season

Mon Nov 22 2021 14:16:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Washington Football Team went 2-7 to open the 2020 season, but closed with five wins in their final seven games to take the NFC East and advance to the postseason. It seems like head coach Ron Rivera’s team likes digging themselves out of big holes. Washington went 2-6 before a Week Nine bye, but [more]

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Cam Newton: Today didn’t turn out how I wanted, but still a special day

Mon Nov 22 2021 00:54:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton made his first home start as the Panthers quarterback since early in the 2019 season on Sunday and scored a pair of first half touchdowns, but the second half saw Washington move in front and secure a 27-21 road win. Newton didn’t like losing, but he reflected on why it was still “a [more]

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Ron Rivera returns to Carolina, comes away with 27-21 win as Taylor Heinicke stars

Sun Nov 21 2021 21:36:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Carolina-Washington storyline was Cam Newton vs. Ron Rivera. Newton returned to the Panthers last week and on Sunday made his first start in his second stint in Carolina. Rivera spent nine seasons in Carolina, drafting Newton with the No. 1 overall choice in 2011. But Taylor Heinicke played the part of hero, delivering a [more]

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Cam Newton’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey draws Panthers even

Sun Nov 21 2021 20:36:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton fired a strike to strike to Christian McCaffrey from 27 yards out, drawing Carolina even with the Washington Football Team. The teams are tied 21-21. Newton is 14-of-18 for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He threw only eight touchdowns in 15 games with the Patriots last season. He also has run for a [more]

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Cam Newton will start for the Panthers Sunday

Fri Nov 19 2021 18:11:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton is once again the starting quarterback for the Panthers. Newton spent the first nine years of his career in that role and head coach Matt Rhule announced on Friday that he would be back in it against the Washington Football Team this Sunday. Newton returned to the Panthers last week after spending the [more]

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Cam Newton giving away 50 tickets, wants Panthers to reclaim their stadium

Thu Nov 18 2021 20:38:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton is back as the Panthers’ quarterback, and he wants to bring back home-field advantage for Carolina. Newton said today that he’s working with his production company and organizations in the Charlotte area to identify fans who haven’t had access to Panthers games before and giving them free tickets in an attempt to grow [more]

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Panthers “trending” toward starting Cam Newton

Wed Nov 17 2021 20:07:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton played his first game for the Panthers since Week Two of the 2019 season against the Cardinals last Sunday and he looks set to make his first start of his second tour with Carolina this Sunday. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Wednesday that the team is preparing both Newton and [more]

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Ron Rivera harbors “no bitterness” toward the Panthers

Wed Nov 17 2021 19:35:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s matchup won’t be the first time Ron Rivera will take on the Panthers, as the Football Team lost to Carolina in the penultimate game of the regular season last year. But the upcoming Week 11 contest between the two teams will mark Rivera’s return to Bank of America Stadium after he compiled a 76-63-1 [more]

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Washington designates Darryl Roberts for return from IR

Wed Nov 17 2021 16:15:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Darryl Roberts is making his way back to the Washington Football Teams’ lineup. Roberts has been out since hurting his quad in a Week Five loss to the Saints, but the team announced on Wednesday that he has been designated for return from injured reserve. He can practice with the team right away and [more]

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Zane Gonzalez named NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Nov 17 2021 13:58:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals cut kicker Zane Gonzalez after a shaky 2020 season. Now with the Panthers, Gonzalez was able to exact some revenge in Sunday’s 34-10 victory over his old club. Gonzalez sent a pair of extra points and four field goals through the uprights in the win. That performance earned Gonzalez NFC special teams player [more]

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Panthers are waiving Joseph Charlton

Tue Nov 16 2021 19:51:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are waiving punter Joseph Charlton, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Charlton went on injured reserve Oct. 14 but now is “fully healthy,” according to Pelissero. Charlton had a lower back injury. He averaged 39.1 yards on 21 punts the first five weeks of the season, with a 35.8-yard net. Lac Edwards has [more]

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Bill Belichick: Always happy for Cam Newton; he was a wonderful guy to coach and be around

Mon Nov 15 2021 15:50:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will square off against one of his former head coaches in Week 11 when Washington takes on Carolina. But the head coach who let Newton go at the start of the 2021 season is also happy to see the quarterback have success. During his Monday morning interview on the Greg Hill [more]

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Colt McCoy leaves game with chest injury

Sun Nov 14 2021 23:26:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It is officially a rout in Arizona. The Panthers answered the Cardinals’ field goal with a touchdown and 2-point conversion and now lead 31-3 in the third quarter. The Cardinals have had injury added to insult with backup Colt McCoy leaving the game with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. He walked off the field [more]

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Cam Newton accounts for two TDs as Panthers lead Cardinals 23-0 at halftime

Sun Nov 14 2021 22:47:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have Cam Newton. The Cardinals don’t have Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins. That explains Carolina’s 23-0 halftime lead. Newton screamed “I’m baaaack!” after his 2-yard touchdown run on the first play in his return to Carolina. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson on his second play. Newton has played a [more]

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Cam Newton’s touchdown pass gives Panthers 14-0 lead

Sun Nov 14 2021 21:34:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

So far, Cam Newton‘s return to the Panthers could not be going any better. After rushing for a 2-yard touchdown to open the scoring against Arizona, Newton tossed a 2-yard touchdown to receiver Robby Anderson. On first-and-goal, Newton rolled to his right and fired to Anderson at the front-right corner of the end zone. It [more]

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Chandler Jones to wear cleats honoring Pat Tillman

Sun Nov 14 2021 16:47:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week, Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones displayed a T-shirt honoring the late Freddie Joe Nunn. The league didn’t like it, fining Jones $10,300. This week, Jones plans to wear cleats honoring the late Pat Tillman and supporting the Pat Tillman fund. As we understand it, Jones will be wearing the cleats not only during pregame [more]

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Mac Jones not fined for grabbing Brian Burns’ ankle

Sat Nov 13 2021 21:03:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was not penalized for grabbing Panthers defensive end Brian Burns‘ ankle and rolling him to the ground after Burns stripped Jones of the ball in last Sunday’s game, but Burns’ teammate Haason Reddick called it a “completely dirty” play that he hoped the league would address with a fine. Reddick’s wish [more]

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Chase Edmonds going on injured reserve

Sat Nov 13 2021 20:27:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds was ruled out for Sunday because of an ankle injury and he will miss at least two more games before he’ll be able to return to the lineup. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Cardinals are placing Edmonds on injured reserve. Edmonds was injured on the first play [more]

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Steve Keim: Kyler Murray’s availability “is really in his hands”

Fri Nov 12 2021 23:12:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Kyler Murray returned to practice Friday, but the Cardinals list him as questionable and coach Kliff Kingsbury called the quarterback a “game-time decision.” General Manager Steve Keim said Murray “looked good throwing the ball around,” and it’s expected to be Murray’s decision whether his injured ankle feels good enough for him to return to action. [more]

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Ron Rivera on Cam Newton: Good for him; it’s an opportunity to play where he started

Fri Nov 12 2021 18:48:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina and Washington will meet a week from Sunday for what will likely be Cam Newton‘s first start back with the franchise. That means he’ll be facing many of his former coaches who are now a part of Washington’s staff, including head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera will likely get plenty of questions about his former [more]

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Brian Burns questionable for Panthers this weekend

Fri Nov 12 2021 18:15:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers defensive end Brian Burns‘ run-in with Patriots quarterback Mac Jones made for some headlines this week, but a more pressing matter for Carolina is whether Burns will be able to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. Burns left last Sunday’s game after Jones grabbed his ankle after fumbling the ball and twisted him to [more]

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Panthers place Sam Darnold on IR

Fri Nov 12 2021 17:15:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold is going to be out for at least four weeks after suffering an incomplete fracture of the scapula in his throwing shoulder. But with the re-signing of Cam Newton, it’s unlikely Darnold will start another game for the Panthers this year. Darnold has been placed on injured reserve, Carolina announced on Friday. He’s [more]

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Cam Newton returns, arriving at practice with the Panthers

Fri Nov 12 2021 16:57:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers, in their never-ending quest to upgrade the quarterback position, have gone back to the future. Cam Newton has returned. He has arrived for his first practice in his second stint in Carolina. “Did ya miss me?” he said, via Joseph Person of TheAthletic.com. Newton spent nine years with the Panthers, arriving as the [more]

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Cam Newton can make up to $10 million for the rest of the year

Thu Nov 11 2021 17:48:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton is back in Carolina. And he’ll be making pretty good money. Per multiple reports, Newton can earn up to $10 million over the balance of the season. He’s guaranteed to make $4.5 million. That works out, when projected to a full year, $9 million guaranteed and up to $20 million. The factors necessary [more]

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Panthers agree to terms with Cam Newton

Thu Nov 11 2021 17:20:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

What’s old is new again. The Panthers announced on Thursday that they have agreed to terms with Cam Newton, bringing their former franchise quarterback back into the fold. According to multiple reports, the deal is for one year. With Sam Darnold out for several weeks with a shoulder injury, Carolina needed help at quarterback. P.J. [more]

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Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins absent again at Cardinals practice

Thu Nov 11 2021 16:53:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said on Wednesday that his injured ankle is feeling “way better,” but it’s still not feeling well enough for him to get on the practice field. Reporters at Thursday’s practice in Arizona sent word that Murray was not on the field for the portion of the session open to the media. [more]

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Report: Panthers to meet with Cam Newton

Thu Nov 11 2021 15:10:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is going to miss at least a month with a right shoulder injury and that led to a question for head coach Matt Rhule about whether the team would explore bringing Cam Newton back. Rhule said the team will “obviously explore any and all options” while saying he wouldn’t get into [more]

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Brian Burns says an apology would be nice, but Mac Jones declines to apologize

Wed Nov 10 2021 21:55:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers defensive end Brian Burns wants Patriots quarterback Mac Jones to apologize for grabbing and twisting Burns’ ankle on Sunday, but Jones won’t do it. Burns said today that he thinks Jones ought to say he’s sorry. “It would be nice to have an apology,” Burns said. “Mac, it would be nice to have an [more]

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Kyler Murray remains out of practice

Wed Nov 10 2021 21:20:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals listed 17 players on their practice report, which is why they held only a walkthrough practice Wednesday. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray did not participate. He continues to rehab the injured ankle that kept him out of last week’s game, but Murray calls himself day to day and seems optimistic about a return to [more]

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Report: Browns put in a waiver claim on Royce Freeman

Wed Nov 10 2021 14:31:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With three running backs testing positive for COVID-19, the Browns have a problem at the position. Apparently, they tried to help solve it with Royce Freeman. Per Field Yates of ESPN, Cleveland put in a waiver claim on the running back, who was waived by the Panthers on Monday. But the Texans had a higher [more]

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Bill Belichick credits Christian Barmore for pressure on J.C. Jackson pick-six

Wed Nov 10 2021 09:55:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Patriots rookie defensive lineman Christian Barmore was singled out for praise by Bill Belichick for his role in cornerback J.C. Jackson‘s pick-six on Sunday. In a film breakdown posted by the Patriots, Belichick shows how Barmore’s pressure on Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold forced the interception. “It’s a good play here by Barmore. Barmore sees the [more]

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Bengals claim Clay Johnston, place Brandon Wilson, Akeem Davis-Gaither on IR

Wed Nov 10 2021 01:10:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals claimed linebacker Clay Johnston off waivers from the Panthers, the team announced Tuesday. Johnston, a second-year player out of Baylor, originally entered the league as a seventh-round choice of the Rams. He spent the 2020 offseason with the Rams before joining the Panthers during the regular season. He has appeared in eight career [more]

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Texans claim Royce Freeman off waivers

Tue Nov 09 2021 23:28:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans claimed running back Royce Freeman off waivers from the Panthers, the team announced Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Texans placed running back Scottie Phillips on injured reserve with a leg injury. Phillips has 13 yards on six carries and two receptions for 9 yards in 2021. Freeman played eight of nine games [more]

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Panthers put Cameron Erving, Matt Paradis on IR; waive Royce Freeman

Mon Nov 08 2021 21:21:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers lost a pair of offensive linemen to injuries during Sunday’s loss to the Patriots and they placed both of them on injured reserve on Monday. Center Matt Paradis is out for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL and left tackle Cameron Erving will now miss at least three games with [more]

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Mac Jones: I got hit hard, thought Brian Burns had the ball

Mon Nov 08 2021 20:08:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones offered his first comments on a play in Sunday’s game that Panthers linebacker Haason Reddick called “completely dirty.” After Jones was stripped of the ball on a sack by Panthers defensive end Brian Burns, he grabbed Burns’ ankle and held it as Burns tried to pursue the ball. Jones rolled over [more]

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Robby Anderson on shouting at Sam Darnold: I wear my heart on my sleeve

Mon Nov 08 2021 16:47:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold‘s three second half interceptions helped the Patriots to a win on Sunday afternoon and led to a heated exchange on the sideline. After Darnold’s third interception, wide receiver Robby Anderson could be seen shouting in Darnold’s direction as he paced in the bench area and threw his helmet. Anderson said in [more]

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Bill Belichick believes Mac Jones thought Brian Burns had the ball

Mon Nov 08 2021 15:26:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers fans who went to Sunday’s game in Charlotte saw a pro wrestling match break out, when New England quarterback Mac Jones grabbed and twisted the ankle of Panthers defensive end Brian Burns after a sack and a fumble and a pursuit for the ball. It looked bad. It looked like a cheap shot, an [more]

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Bill Belichick surprised by Stephon Gilmore’s complaints about handling of his injury

Mon Nov 08 2021 12:02:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers cornerback Stephon Gilmore said last week that he didn’t agree with how the Patriots handled his injury before he was traded from New England to Carolina. That came as news to Bill Belichick. Belichick said this morning on the Greg Hill Show that from everything he knew, Gilmore agreed with how the Patriots were [more]

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Should non-contending teams with extra salary cap space claim OBJ on waivers?

Mon Nov 08 2021 02:15:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Browns had released receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last Monday, he would have immediately become a free agent. Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, he must pass through waivers. His revised contract with the Browns didn’t do much to dissuade a team from claiming him. The total cost over the balance [more]

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Sam Darnold: As far as I know, I’m the starting quarterback

Sun Nov 07 2021 23:46:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold threw three interceptions in the second half of Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Patriots, which led him to make a very self-aware comment when he spoke to reporters after the game. Darnold said that he’s “fully aware I didn’t play my best football today” and the outing continued an extended stretch [more]

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Matt Paradis tore his ACL Sunday

Sun Nov 07 2021 22:39:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers center Matt Paradis was ruled out shortly after being carted off with a knee injury in Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Patriots and he won’t be back on the field this season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Paradis tore his ACL on the play. He will be placed on injured reserve and [more]

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Haason Reddick: Mac Jones made “completely dirty” play by twisting Brian Burns’ ankle

Sun Nov 07 2021 22:08:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A play by Patriots quarterback Mac Jones in the first half of Sunday’s game was not well received by Panthers linebacker Haason Reddick. Panthers defensive end Brian Burns strip sacked Jones and Jones then grabbed Burns’ ankle to keep him from pursuing the loose ball. He eventually twisted Burns’ ankle to take him down and [more]

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Patriots pick Sam Darnold three times, beat Panthers 24-6

Sun Nov 07 2021 21:20:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots didn’t have many offensive fireworks on Sunday, but they didn’t need them to beat the Panthers. Sam Darnold threw three interceptions in the second half, including two in the red zone, and the Patriots ran for 151 yards in a 24-6 win. The victory bumps them to 5-4 on the season and they [more]

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Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson questionable to return with head injuries

Sun Nov 07 2021 20:50:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots are closing in on their fifth win of the season, but they are running short on healthy running backs. Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson are both questionable to return after suffering head injuries in the fourth quarter. Stevenson departed before Harris, who was injured when Panthers defensive end Brian Burns smothered him while [more]

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J.C. Jackson picks Sam Darnold, puts Patriots up 21-6 with 88-yard touchdown

Sun Nov 07 2021 20:02:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers were in the red zone for the second time all day on their first drive of the second half, but it didn’t end with points for them. It did end with points for the Patriots. Cornerback J.C. Jackson intercepted a Sam Darnold pass and returned it 88 yards for a touchdown that has [more]

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Patriots up 14-6 on Panthers at halftime

Sun Nov 07 2021 19:34:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mac Jones turned the ball over twice in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but Carolina could only turn the rookie’s miscues into six points and the rest of the half saw the Patriots find more offensive success. Damien Harris ran for a score and Jones hit tight end Hunter Henry for [more]

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Stephon Gilmore interception sets up field goal, Panthers trail 7-6

Sun Nov 07 2021 19:15:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers cornerback Stephon Gilmore had a warm embrace with Patriots owner Robert Kraft before Sunday’s game and he got a firm grip on a pass by former teammate Mac Jones in the second quarter. Gilmore was traded to Carolina earlier this year amid disputes about his contract and the treatment of the quad injury that [more]

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Damien Harris puts Patriots up 7-3

Sun Nov 07 2021 18:59:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots fell behind after a Mac Jones fumble in the second quarter, but they’re now in the lead. Damien Harris ran for a touchdown for the fifth straight week and the Patriots now lead the Panthers 7-3 with more than eight minutes to play in the first half in Charlotte. Harris got the score, [more]

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Brian Burns hurt after stripping Mac Jones, Panthers up 3-0

Sun Nov 07 2021 18:50:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers forced the first turnover of Sunday’s game against the Patriots and they scored the first points of the game a short time later. Panthers defensive end Brian Burns blasted Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Jones lost the ball. Linebacker Frankie Luvu recovered and the Panthers settled for a Zane Gonzalez field goal to [more]

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Panthers lose Matt Paradis to knee injury

Sun Nov 07 2021 18:34:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have lost their starting center for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Matt Paradis left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and he has been ruled out after going to the sideline. Sam Tecklenburg has taken over the snapping duties for Carolina. It’s been a slow start [more]

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Stephon Gilmore warmly greeted Robert Kraft

Sun Nov 07 2021 18:07:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Stephon Gilmore didn’t like the way his career with the Patriots ended, but he doesn’t seem to blame owner Robert Kraft. The cornerback, playing his former team for the first time, warmly greeted Kraft before pregame warmups. The Patriots tweeted a photo of Gilmore with his arm around Kraft. The Panthers tweeted a video of [more]

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Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey active for Panthers

Sun Nov 07 2021 16:49:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold was cleared through the concussion protocol on Saturday, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Patriots remained questionable because of a right shoulder injury. The Panthers erased the question mark on Sunday morning. Darnold is active and set to start as the Panthers try for a second straight win. Darnold [more]

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Panthers activate Christian McCaffrey, Sam Darnold clears concussion protocol

Sat Nov 06 2021 20:06:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers appear set to have their starting quarterback and running back on Sunday against the Patriots. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been activated from injured reserve, while quarterback Sam Darnold has cleared the concussion protocol, according to Darin Gantt of Panthers.com. That doesn’t necessarily mean Darnold will start, as he also has a [more]

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Panthers “hopeful” about Christian McCaffrey; Sam Darnold listed as questionable

Fri Nov 05 2021 18:15:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have played their last five games without running back Christian McCaffrey and we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out if they’ll have him back for this Sunday’s matchup with the Patriots. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said on Friday, via Darin Gantt of the team’s website, that he is “hopeful” [more]

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Sam Darnold limited in practice again Thursday

Thu Nov 04 2021 18:33:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold‘s status didn’t change at Thursday’s practice. Darnold was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday due to the concussion that knocked him out of last Sunday’s win over the Falcons and he was limited again on Thursday. Darnold, who is also listed with a right shoulder issue, would need [more]

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Matt Rhule: I knew Mac Jones would be a longtime pro no matter where he ended up

Thu Nov 04 2021 15:31:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Rhule and the rest of the Panthers’ coaching staff had a chance to get an up-close and personal look at quarterback Mac Jones during the Senior Bowl in January. While Rhule came away impressed with the former Alabama passer, the Panthers elected to trade for quarterback Sam Darnold and select cornerback Jaycee Horn at [more]

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Stephon Gilmore: I didn’t like how Patriots handled my quad injury

Thu Nov 04 2021 10:24:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers play the Patriots this Sunday and that means cornerback Stephon Gilmore will face the team that traded him to Carolina earlier this season. Gilmore was traded while on the physically unable to perform list due to the torn quad that ended his 2020 season and that injury came up during a conference call [more]

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Panthers list Sam Darnold as limited in practice

Wed Nov 03 2021 18:57:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold left last Sunday’s win over the Falcons with a concussion and he’s made enough progress in the concussion protocol to be on the field at Wednesday’s practice. Darnold was listed as a limited participant in the team’s first practice session of the week. After the session, head coach Matt Rhule called, [more]

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Panthers designate Christian McCaffrey to return from IR

Wed Nov 03 2021 16:36:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Christian McCaffrey is one step closer to returning to play, as the Panthers have officially designated him to return from injured reserve. The move was expected after head coach Matt Rhule said on Monday that McCaffrey was set to practice on Wednesday. McCaffrey hasn’t played since Week Three when he suffered a hamstring injury during [more]

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What if Deshaun Watson tells the Texans, “I’m ready to play”?

Wed Nov 03 2021 10:53:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Texans owner Cal McNair reportedly wanted the team to trade quarterback Deshaun Watson. Texans G.M. Nick Caserio wanted to get a motherlode of picks and/or players before striking a deal. The Texans ultimately were unable to reach an agreement, possibly due to the combined dysfunction of the two franchises that were trying to make it [more]

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Tony Buzbee, lawyer for the 22 Deshaun Watson plaintiffs: “Time is on my side”

Tue Nov 02 2021 22:52:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins wanted quarterback Deshaun Watson, but they wanted him only if he would settle the 22 civil lawsuits alleging that he committed sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. An effort to settle the cases was made, but it ultimately didn’t succeed. It’s unclear whether the settlements failed because the trade didn’t happen, or whether [more]

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Panthers signing Josh Love to practice squad

Tue Nov 02 2021 14:38:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Sam Darnold currently in the concussion protocol, the Panthers are bringing in another quarterback. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Carolina is signing Josh Love to its practice squad. Love signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State last year, but didn’t make the team out of training [more]

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Matt Rhule: Christian McCaffrey set to practice Wednesday, hopefully he’ll play this week

Mon Nov 01 2021 18:25:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury against the Texans in Week Three. But it’s sounding like he should be back on the field imminently. “Hopefully we get Christian back soon. Hopefully, it’s this week. If not this week, then next week,” Carolina head coach Matt Rhule said in his [more]

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Sam Darnold in concussion protocol, will see doctors Monday

Mon Nov 01 2021 16:14:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold left Sunday’s win over the Falcons after taking a hard hit from linebacker Foye Oluokon at the end of an eight-yard run and P.J. Walker ran the offense for the rest of the 19-13 victory. On Monday, head coach Matt Rhule said that Darnold is in the concussion protocol. He will [more]

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Matt Ryan on Calvin Ridley’s absence: We still have enough players

Mon Nov 01 2021 14:20:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons learned on Sunday morning that they would not have wide receiver Calvin Ridley in the lineup for their game against the Panthers and a statement Ridley released later in the day suggested it will be a while before he’ll return to action. Ridley said that he needs to “step away from football” in [more]

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Saints won’t pursue Cam Newton

Mon Nov 01 2021 13:21:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Saints quarterback Jameis Winston likely lost for the year, one of the key ingredients for a landing spot for Cam Newton has fallen into place. Since the chances of Newton joining a new team as a backup are low, he’d need to sign as the replacement to an injured starter. But the team that [more]

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Calvin Ridley: “I need to step away from football at this time”

Sun Oct 31 2021 19:47:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley became a late scratch from Sunday’s game against the Panthers, after participating in pregame warmups. During the game, Ridley posted a message on Twitter explaining the situation. “These past few weeks have been very challenging and as much as I’d like to be on the field competing with my teammates, I [more]

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Sam Darnold leaves game, Panthers extend lead to 19-10

Sun Oct 31 2021 19:32:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold‘s made some big plays running the ball on Sunday, but the end of his last run may have been the end of Darnold’s Sunday. Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokon hammered Darnold at the end of an eight-yard run that took the Panthers to the Atlanta three-yard-line. Darnold’s helmet came partially off head [more]

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Panthers take 12-10 lead in third quarter

Sun Oct 31 2021 19:03:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers still haven’t found the end zone on Sunday, but they have found their way into the lead. Zane Gonzalez‘s fourth field goal of the game capped a 16-play, 78-yard drive and moved the Panthers ahead of the Falcons 12-10 with over three minutes to play in the third quarter. The biggest plays of [more]

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Falcons up 10-9 on Panthers at halftime

Sun Oct 31 2021 18:31:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons scored the only touchdown of the first half in Atlanta and they hold a halftime lead over the Panthers as a result. Cordarrelle Patterson took a pass from Matt Ryan for a 15-yard score in the second quarter to put the Falcons up 10-3. A pair of Joey Slye field goals, including a [more]

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Deshaun Watson has not met with Dolphins or any other team

Sun Oct 31 2021 17:23:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the clock tick towards the deadline for 2021 trades, the biggest question continues to be whether the Texans will trade quarterback Deshaun Watson. Here’s an answer to one question that some in league circles are asking. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson has not yet met with the Dolphins or with [more]

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Chuba Hubbard fumbles on first play, Falcons lead 3-0

Sun Oct 31 2021 17:09:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Turnover have been an issue for the Panthers throughout their four-game losing streak and they haven’t gone away this Sunday. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones stripped Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard of the ball on the first snap of the game. Defensive lineman Adetokunbo Ogundeji fell on the ball and the Falcons were in business on [more]

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Panthers mobilized to tell Christian McCaffrey he wasn’t considered in Deshaun Watson talks

Sun Oct 31 2021 16:16:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Friday report linking Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey to a potential Deshaun Watson trade package forced Carolina into cleanup mode. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that both coach Matt Rhule and G.M. Scott Fitterer called McCaffrey on Friday night to tell him that they never considered offering him for Watson. PFT reported on Saturday that [more]

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NFL suspends Frank Herron two games

Sat Oct 30 2021 23:45:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL suspended Panthers defensive tackle Frank Herron two games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He is eligible to return from his suspension on Monday, Nov. 8, following the team’s Week 9 game against the Patriots. Herron was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list this week. Herron, 27, has not appeared [more]

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Panthers activate Stephon Gilmore, place Darryl Johnson on IR

Sat Oct 30 2021 16:06:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Stephon Gilmore will be on the field for the Panthers for the first time in Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Carolina announced on Saturday that the team has activated the star cornerback off the physically unable to perform list. The Panthers acquired Gilmore from the Patriots on Oct. 6 in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round [more]

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Source: Panthers have no plans to pursue Deshaun Watson, never considered offering Christian McCaffrey

Sat Oct 30 2021 14:56:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers may eventually make a move for Deshaun Watson. It won’t happen before Tuesday’s trade deadline. Per a source with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking, the Panthers have no plans to pursue the Texans quarterback before Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. The source also explained that the Panthers never offered or considered offering [more]

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Report: David Tepper would include Christian McCaffrey in Deshaun Watson package

Sat Oct 30 2021 13:37:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As of last Sunday, the Panthers had a real chance at getting quarterback Deshaun Watson. More recently, the Panthers have faded as a potential destination, to the point where the team put out word to multiple reporters on Wednesday that they were never even in it. The team’s owner, however, reportedly hasn’t given up on. [more]

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Willie Snead joining the Panthers’ practice squad

Thu Oct 28 2021 01:09:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are signing receiver Willie Snead to their practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Raiders cut Snead on Tuesday at the receiver’s request. Snead played three seasons with the Saints and three with the Ravens before signing with the Raiders this year. He played all seven games but caught only three passes [more]

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Matt Rhule: We feel really good about Sam Darnold

Wed Oct 27 2021 19:24:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans may or may not trade Deshaun Watson before Tuesday’s trade deadline. So far, the quarterback has waived his no-trade clause only for a trade to the Dolphins. The Panthers, who have interest in Watson, may or may not get a chance to trade for him. For now, though, the Panthers’ starter is Sam [more]

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Report: Deshaun Watson has waived his no-trade clause only for the Dolphins

Wed Oct 27 2021 14:24:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The two teams most likely to land quarterback Deshaun Watson are the Dolphins and the Panthers. As explained on Sunday, it comes down to whether Watson will waive his no-trade clause for one or both of those teams. In a tweet that seems like it was very carefully worded, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports [more]

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Deion Jones named NFC defensive player of the week

Wed Oct 27 2021 12:48:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Veteran linebacker Deion Jones has been a key member of Atlanta’s defense since he was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He was at his best in Sunday’s victory over Miami and now he’s been rewarded for the performance. Jones is the NFC defensive player of the week after amassing 15 total [more]

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Commissioner cites lack of information for absence of Deshaun Watson decision

Wed Oct 27 2021 00:42:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)