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Panthers take D.J. Moore with the 24th pick

Former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith referred to Maryland’s D.J. Moore as his “spirit animal” during the NFL Network broadcast. So the Panthers had to take him. The Panthers took the Maryland wideout with the 24th overall pick, making him the first wide receiver taken after a run on interior linemen. Having Smith-like production would [more]

Former Panthers employee shares details of Jerry Richardson’s misconduct

The Panthers are expected to be sold at some point in the near future and that sale would end a process that began late last year when allegations of workplace misconduct were leveled against current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. That misconduct reportedly included sexual harassing female employees and the use of racial slurs, which prompted [more]

Marty Hurney says Panthers will not be trading next year’s first-round pick again

In his previous stint as General Manager of the Carolina Panthers, Marty Hurney twice traded a first-round pick in the following year’s NFL Draft to make sizable leaps up in the draft order. Back in the G.M. seat again, Hurney swears that he will not make that mistake again. “I can tell you right now [more]

Calvin Ridley shrugs at concerns about his size

He’s listed at six-feet, one-inch and 190 pounds. As today’s NFL receivers go, that makes him a little small. Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley has heard those concerns, and he doesn’t buy it. “Man, I’m a football player,” Ridley said in a visit to PFT Live. “I got the film. Youk know, I get the job [more]

Mark Richardson in support of Ben Navarro’s bid to buy Panthers

Out of the four candidates bidding for a chance to own the Carolina Panthers, team owner Jerry Richardson’s son, Mark, has his favorite out of the group. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Mark is pulling for South Carolina businessman Ben Navarro is his top choice to purchase the franchise. “I’m sure there [more]

Panthers have talked to Derek Anderson about 2018 return

The Panthers didn’t make a move to re-sign Derek Anderson ahead of free agency and they added Taylor Heinicke to their roster earlier this month, but that may not mean Anderson is done in Carolina. During a Tuesday press conference, Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, that the [more]

Panthers announce Shaq Thompson’s fifth-year option has been exercised

The Panthers made official what everyone expected, that 2015 first-round draft pick Shaq Thompson‘s fifth-year option has been exercised. Thompson, a linebacker who started 14 games last season, has definitely played well enough in his three NFL seasons that the Panthers wouldn’t want him to walk in free agency next year. The 25th overall pick [more]

Daryl Worley heading to Oakland

Cornerback Daryl Worley has found his third team of the offseason. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the cornerback who has made headlines for the wrong reasons lately is going to sign with the Raiders. Worley was cut by the Eagles, hours after he was arrested and tased near the team facility the weekend before [more]

Greg Hardy to get a fight in the UFC

Greg Hardy has been shunned by the NFL, but he’s not done competing as a professional athlete. Hardy, who has beaten three overmatched opponents in amateur mixed martial arts fights, will have his next fight in MMA’s major league, the UFC. Hardy will fight as part of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on June [more]

Panthers tight end Kent Taylor suspended for PED test

It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s suspension time. The latest is Panthers reserve tight end Kent Taylor, who will be ineligible for the first four regular season games because of a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Of course, that would require Taylor making the regular season roster, which doesn’t seem particularly likely. He [more]

Tyler Gaffney returns to baseball after injury-filled NFL run

Tyler Gaffney tried his hand at making several NFL teams after being drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, but injuries stopped him from getting any regular season action. Gaffney was placed on injured reserve by the Panthers in 2014, the Patriots the next two years and the Jaguars last [more]

Week 17 features Panthers at Saints, Jaguars at Texans, Cowboys at Giants

Every game in Week 17 is a division game for the ninth consecutive year. Last season, three playoff spots and a division title — the NFC South — were decided on the final day of the season. You never know, of course, how things are going to turn out, but of the 16 games during [more]

Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

Daryl Worley clears waivers

No team wants Daryl Worley after his weekend arrest. Worley, who was cut by the Eagles after he was arrested for driving under the influence and disorderly conduct, cleared waivers today. The 23-year-old Worley started 14 games at cornerback for the Panthers last season, and any team that claimed him on waivers would have had [more]

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