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Report: Panthers could tag Graham Gano but also want to keep Andrew Norwell

The Panthers hope to keep offensive guard Andrew Norwell, who becomes a free agent next month, but they are more likely to tag kicker Graham Gano, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The offensive line tag number of more than $14 million for Norwell is cost prohibitive for a guard. The league’s highest-paid guard, on [more]

Buckner wants to recreate Buccaneers line legacy

New Buccaneers defensive line coach Brentson Buckner saw firsthand what the Buccaneers could do with a good offensive line. When the NFC South was formed in 2002, the Panthers line he played with alongside Julius Peppers, Kris Jenkins and Mike Rucker formed an immediate rivalry with the Bucs, which featured Hall of Famer Warren Sapp [more]

Mavericks’ situation raises obvious question: Which other teams have issues like this?

First, the Carolina Panthers. Now, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Sports Illustrated has done a great job of exposing previously hidden issues of inappropriate workplace conduct in the sports world. The obvious question becomes this: Who’s next? Everyone is officially on notice. Indeed, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban already had concerns about the issue, before becoming aware [more]

Marty Hurney named Panthers General Manager

The Panthers have taken the interim part of Marty Hurney’s title away. Hurney was named the team’s interim General Manager after Dave Gettleman was fired last season, but the team announced that he is now the permanent choice for the job on Wednesday. The Panthers interviewed three other candidates and put Hurney on paid leave [more]

Ryan Succop deal just the first of active kicker market

Graham Gano was doubtless happy for his friend. But the Panthers kicker is also smart enough to know that tides tend to lift all boats. Gano, a free agent, tweeted out his congratulations to Succop yesterday after the Titans gave him a five-year, $20 million contract which included a $3.5 million signing bonus. That should [more]

Report: Steelers minority owner David Tepper a “strong contender” to buy Panthers

Jimmy Haslam went from minority owner of the Steelers to majority owner of the Browns in 2012 and someone else may follow the same path to purchasing the Panthers. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that David Tepper, who owns a small piece of the Steelers and founded the hedge fund Appaloosa Management, is considered [more]

Grandmother doesn’t want Rae Carruth to have custody of son

Former Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth apologized to the family of Cherica Adams for her 1999 death, and though he said he hoped to one day have a relationship with the son who was born prematurely as a result. But his son’s caretaker, grandmother Saundra Adams, said Monday it was unlikely that would come to [more]

Julius Peppers undecided, but leaning toward playing in 2018

One of the NFL’s oldest defensive players seems poised to play again in 2018. Julius Peppers, the 38-year-old defensive end who becomes a free agent next month, is leaning toward playing this year, a source close to Peppers told the Charlotte Observer. Last year Peppers played on a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Panthers. [more]

Rae Carruth apologizes to family of woman he conspired to kill

Former Panthers first-round pick Rae Carruth, months away from his release from prison for conspiring to kill the mother of his son, sent an open letter to the child’s family apologizing for his role in the death of Cherica Adams. Carruth was arrested in 1999, after he was charged with masterminding a plot to murder [more]

Greg Hardy knocks out an overmatched opponent in amateur MMA fight

Former Panthers and Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is continuing to beat up smaller, weaker opposition in the mixed martial arts cage. Hardy won his amateur fight on Friday night to improve to 3-0. His opponent was a much smaller man who was totally overmatched in the cage. The whole thing was over in 14 [more]

Marty Hurney’s attorney calls “false narrative” against G.M. “unnecessary”

The Panthers reinstated General Manager Marty Hurney on Friday after an NFL investigation found “no evidence” of conduct policy violation by Hurney. Hurney’s attorney, Kathleen Lucchesi, released a statement, via NFL Media: “This morning, the NFL cleared Marty Hurney of any wrongdoing and closed its investigation into the false claims made by his ex-wife. Consequently, [more]

NFL investigation found “no evidence” of conduct policy violation by Hurney

The Panthers reinstated G.M. Marty Hurney on Friday. It was a clear indication that the NFL had cleared him of any allegations of wrongdoing. And the NFL has. “We have conducted an investigation into the allegations against Carolina Panthers interim General Manager Marty Hurney, which included a review of available law enforcement and court records, [more]

Panthers reinstate Marty Hurney to interim G.M. duties

The Panthers have a General Manager again, at least an interim one. The Panthers announced on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend that Marty Hurney has been reinstated as interim G.M., after a two-week investigation following complaints of harassment by his ex-wife. The team (not the league) placed him on paid leave on Feb. [more]

Scott Turner: Cam Newton “doesn’t need changing”

The Panthers changed offensive coordinators this offseason and head coach Ron Rivera said that he believes new coordinator Norv Turner will take quarterback Cam Newton “to another level” than where he was when Mike Shula was running the offense. Turner said that he thinks he and the team’s new quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, who is [more]

Panthers raising ticket prices for 2018

Panthers owner-for-now Jerry Richardson has a parting gift for his fans, or else he’s planning on buying a nice welcome mat for the person replacing him in Carolina. Via Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are raising ticket prices in 2018, just before Richardson sells the team. Team¬†executive director of ticketing and sponsorships [more]

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