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Cam Newton passes on talking to media for second day in a row

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got into some hot water when he spoke to the media earlier this month and now he may be creating some more by not talking to the media. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Newton has passed on speaking to reporters the last two days and points out that [more]

Luke Kuechly takes the practice field with a helmet, another step

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly just walked onto the practice field. And unlike yesterday, via the team’s official Twitter account, he was carrying a helmet. That’s at least a sign that Kuechly is advancing through the steps of the concussion protocol, which includes practicing without a recurrence of symptoms. He’ll still need to be cleared [more]

Kelvin Benjamin leaves Panthers practice with knee issue

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been on the injury report for a few weeks with a knee problem. But it may be worth seeing what he does the rest of the week, after an unusual addition to the injury report. Via Bill Voth of the team’s official website, Benjamin left practice early Wednesday and [more]

Ryan Kalil optimistic about getting back on the field this week

The Panthers haven’t been running the ball lately the way they’re accustomed to, but they hope to be getting a key part of that back this week. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers center Ryan Kalil is optimistic he’s going to be able to return this week after missing five games with [more]

Luke Kuechly not practicing Tuesday, still in concussion protocol

If Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly doesn’t have a concussion, the Panthers sure are treating him like he has one. According to Bill Voth of the team’s official website, Kuechly was jogging around during practice Tuesday, but did not participate in drills. He walked onto the field wearing a baseball cap instead of a helmet, [more]

Panthers add linebacker depth with Andrew Gachkar

With Luke Kuechly remaining in the concussion protocol, the Panthers brought in some linebacker insurance with their spare roster spot. The team announced they had signed veteran Andrew Gachkar. He fills the roster spot cleared when they released quarterback Brad Kaaya, after they promoted quarterback Garrett Gilbert from the practice squad yesterday and released safety [more]

Panthers cut Brad Kaaya, back down to three quarterbacks

The Panthers didn’t have four quarterbacks for too long. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers released quarterback Brad Kaaya. It seemed someone was surplus to requirements when they promoted Garrett Gilbert from the practice squad yesterday, since they still had Cam Newton and Derek Anderson on hand. Kaaya was claimed off waivers from [more]

Panthers promote QB Garrett Gilbert from practice squad

The Panthers opened Monday with three quarterbacks on their 40-man roster and they’ll close the day with four. The team announced that Garrett Gilbert has been promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Safety Dez Southward was dropped from the roster in a corresponding move. Gilbert was a Rams sixth-round pick in 2014 [more]

Jerry Richardson skipping this week’s owners meeting

NFL owners are meeting in New York this week in hopes of coming up with a way to extricate themselves from a public relations mess. At least 30 of them are. PFT has learned that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will not be in attendance this week. That isn’t necessarily surprising considering he was the next-to-last [more]

Panthers: Luke Kuechly remains in concussion protocol

A skirmish has emerged on Sunday morning regarding the status of Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. ESPN reports that Kuechly “passed his concussion test,” and that he did not suffer a concussion on Thursday night against the Eagles. The Panthers state, via spokesman Steve Drummond, that Kuechly “is still in the concussion protocol,” that he “has [more]

Report: Kuechly didn’t suffer a concussion on Thursday

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was in the concussion protocol on Thursday night, but he apparently does not have a concussion. ESPN reports that Kuechly has “passed his concussion test,” and that he did not suffer what would have been his third concussion in three years. This meshes with the Friday declaration from defensive coordinator Steve [more]

Cam Newton runs for touchdowns like no other QB — and few running backs

When Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran for a touchdown on Thursday night against the Eagles, it was the 51st rushing touchdown of his career — an unprecedented number for a quarterback, and a pretty good number even for a running back. Since Newton entered the NFL in 2011, he’s second in the NFL among all [more]

Panthers fan arrested, charged with simple assault for punch in stands

A Panthers fan has been arrested for punching another fan at last night’s game. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced that it has arrested Kyle Adam Maraghy and is taking him to Mecklenburg County Jail. He is facing a charge of simple assault. In a video that has been widely circulated on social media today, Maraghy [more]

Panthers coordinator declares Luke Kuechly “perfectly fine”

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly left last night’s loss to the Eagles, and the team said he was in the concussion protocol. Today, one of his coaches declared him well. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks told reporters that he talked to Kuechly today, and that the former [more]

Panthers say they have identified violent fan, contacted police

The ugly incident in the stands last night in Carolina has attracted the attention of the Panthers and the police. The Panthers say they were able to identify the fan who was caught on tape punching another fan late in Thursday night’s loss to the Eagles. “We have reviewed video tape of the incident and [more]

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