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Sam Darnold told Jets they were “making a mistake” by trading him

Thu Apr 07 2022 13:37:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It was hardly a surprise to anyone last year when the Jets elected to move on from quarterback Sam Darnold in favor of drafting Zach Wilson. But that didn’t stop Darnold from making his feelings known to New York’s management on his way out the door. In an appearance on the Bussin’ with the Boys [more]

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Sam Darnold: I know I’m a good quarterback; I’ve proved it

Thu Apr 07 2022 02:19:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are bringing the top quarterback prospects to Carolina as they consider what to do with the sixth overall selection. Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer acknowledged recently the team doesn’t have a long-term answer at the position and “at some point you have to take a shot” if you’re picking at the top of [more]

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List of 10 richest sports owners includes only one NFL owner, David Tepper

Thu Apr 07 2022 00:48:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

How do NFL owners measure themselves with other owners? Ty Webb would say, “By height.” The owners would say, “By money.” Panthers owner David Tepper stands out among the rest. He’s the only NFL owner to land on the latest list of the top-10 richest sports owners. Tepper comes in at No. 8, with an [more]

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Matt Corral expects to visit Falcons, Steelers, Eagles

Wed Apr 06 2022 18:25:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Corral is one of the six quarterback prospects set for meetings with the Panthers next week, but the NFC South club won’t be the only one he’s traveling to meet as part of the pre-draft process. Corral was a guest on The Rich Eisen Show and shared more details about his upcoming itinerary during [more]

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Desmond Ridder to visit with Seahawks

Wed Apr 06 2022 15:07:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks acquired Drew Lock from the Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade. But they’re still exploring the quarterback market. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Desmond Ridder is set to visit Seattle next Wednesday. Ridder also reportedly has visits set up with the Panthers and Steelers, so he’ll have plenty to keep him [more]

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Deal between Panthers, Rock Hill is literally on the rocks

Tue Apr 05 2022 23:32:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nearly a month after the Panthers pulled the plug on construction of a new headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the impasse may end with the Panthers walking away. Via the Charlotte Business Journal, a York County councilman believes the Panthers have permanently abandoned the project, and that the team will instead [more]

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Six top QB prospects set to visit Panthers next week

Tue Apr 05 2022 18:38:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer said recently that he doesn’t want to force taking a quarterback in the draft, but acknowledged the team doesn’t have a long-term answer at the position and “at some point you have to take a shot” if you’re picking at the top of the first round. The Panthers have the [more]

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Panthers sign Chris Westry

Mon Apr 04 2022 15:14:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina is adding to its defensive backfield. The Panthers announced on Monday that they’ve signed cornerback Chris Westry to a one-year contract. Westry, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys in 2019, played the 2021 season with the Ravens. He appeared in six games with a pair of starts, recording [more]

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Arthur Blank downplays interest in Deshaun Watson as exploratory

Sun Apr 03 2022 15:03:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the Browns swooped in and persuaded quarterback Deshaun Watson to accept a trade to Cleveland, the finalists were the Saints and Falcons. At the league meetings, Falcons owner Arthur Blank tried to downplay his team’s pursuit of Watson. “We explored it enough to where we spent some time with him for maybe an hour [more]

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Work remains stalled on Panthers’ new headquarters

Thu Mar 31 2022 16:56:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On March 7, the Panthers paused construction on the team’s new headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina over a failure of public funding to arrive. Twenty-four days later, the project remains delayed. According to the Charlotte Business Journal (via Sports Business Daily), the Rock Hill City Council approved on March 28 a resolution that endorsed [more]

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Panthers GM Scott Fitterer: We do need a QB, and at some point you have to take a shot

Wed Mar 30 2022 22:21:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer sounds like he’s strongly considering a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft. Fitterer told Darin Gantt of Panthers.com that although he thinks the strongest position group in the draft is offensive tackle, the Panthers could go quarterback with the sixth overall pick. “This will be interesting because [more]

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Matt Rhule: I think one of these quarterbacks will be a top 10 pick

Tue Mar 29 2022 22:01:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers were in the hunt for Deshaun Watson before the Browns acquired him in a trade last week and that means there will be continued speculation about moves they might make at the quarterback position this offseason. One possible route they could go is the draft and head coach Matt Rhule was at the [more]

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Andrew Berry on Baker Mayfield: We don’t feel pressured to rush into anything

Tue Mar 29 2022 18:46:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns have Deshaun Watson. The Browns have Jacoby Brissett. And the Browns have Baker Mayfield. At least for now, it seems like that’s the way it’s going to stay. And the Browns say they’re OK with that. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Monday that Cleveland would like some closure to its situation with [more]

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Cam Newton: I have teams interested in me, waiting on best fit

Tue Mar 29 2022 12:57:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer said recently that the door remains open for a Cam Newton return in Carolina and that it would have to be the right fit for both sides in order for a deal to come together. On Tuesday, Newton said that the Panthers are not the only team on his radar [more]

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Shi Smith arrested for unlawful carrying of a handgun, drug possession

Fri Mar 25 2022 21:59:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers receiver Shi Smith was arrested Friday for unlawful carrying of a handgun, speeding 16-24 mph over the limit and drug possession, Marc Whiteman of WYFF News 4 reports. The Panthers released a statement, saying, “This is a pending legal matter and there will be no further comment at this time.” Arrested in his hometown [more]

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Chiefs signing Jermaine Carter

Fri Mar 25 2022 21:42:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs are signing linebacker Jermaine Carter, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports and Carter confirmed on social media. Carter was in Kansas City on a free agent visit Friday. He is the apparent replacement for Ben Niemann, who remains a free agent. The Panthers made Carter a fifth-round choice in 2018, and he spent [more]

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Panthers doing their homework on quarterback prospects in the draft

Fri Mar 25 2022 19:43:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold is “in the lead” for the Panthers’ starting job mainly because P.J. Walker is the only other quarterback on the roster. But the team’s opening day starter may not be on the roster yet. “I think we will look to add to the group,” General Manager Scott Fitterer said in a Friday press [more]

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Panthers plan to pick up Brian Burns’ fifth-year option

Fri Mar 25 2022 16:54:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive end Brian Burns has become an impact player for the Panthers, which makes him someone the club wants to keep around. To that end, General Manager Scott Fitterer said at his Friday press conference that Carolina plans to exercise Burns’ fifth-year option. Burns was the 16th overall pick of the 2019 draft. In 17 [more]

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Scott Fitterer: The door is still open for Cam Newton

Fri Mar 25 2022 16:35:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After losing out on the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes, the Panthers are a team whose quarterback position is still in flux. General Manager Scott Fitterer said in a Friday press conference that Sam Darnold, who started 11 games for the team last season and carries a guaranteed $18.8 million guaranteed salary, is still in the lead [more]

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Panthers re-sign Juston Burris

Fri Mar 25 2022 12:59:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Juston Burris will be back in Carolina for the 2022 season. The Panthers announced that they have re-signed Burris to a one-year deal. No other terms of the deal were announced. Burris initially joined the Panthers on a two-year deal in 2020 and has started 20 of the 23 games that he’s played since [more]

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