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Cam Newton throws more, may play this week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton increased his workload in practice Monday, which could lead to his first work of the preseason. Via David Newton of ESPN.com, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said they need to see whether Newton shows up to work in the morning sore before they declare whether he’ll play Thursday night in Jacksonville. He [more]

Seahawks signing OT Tyrus Thompson

Left tackles don’t grow on trees, which is why Pete Carroll used the words “broken-hearted” when announcing George Fant will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fant, 25, started 10 games last season and would have started this season. The Seahawks used Rees Odhiambo at left tackle after Fant left the game [more]

Without Newton, Panthers offense still struggling

If Ron Rivera was upset at his “terrible” offense earlier this week, his reaction today ought to be special. Playing without quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers offense has flatlined in Tennessee, allowing the Titans to take a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. The Panthers’ offense turned the ball over twice on the first play [more]

Cam Newton won’t play Saturday

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was never going to play this week anyway, but it’s apparently official now. Newton had his shoulder re-evaluated Friday and definitely will sit for Saturday’s preseason game against the Titans, according to David Newton of ESPN. Newton threw only about 10 live throws during joint workouts with the Titans, according to [more]

The other McCaffrey is looking good in Green Bay

Packers wide receiver Max McCaffrey has often been known as the “other” McCaffrey, overshadowed by his father, longtime Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey, and his little brother, Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey. But Max is taking steps toward making a name for himself in Green Bay. “Max [has] been making a lot of plays in [more]

Ron Rivera not happy with “terrible” day from his offense

Panthers coach Ron Rivera saw an entire season derailed by injuries in 2016, when the Panthers became a 6-10 non-factor. So just because a few key players were on the sidelines yesterday, he wanted to make sure his players knew he wasn’t satisfied with the performance of his offense during yesterday’s joint workouts with the [more]

Cam Newton still “rusty,” may not play this week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is doing a little more each day, as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera still isn’t prepared to declare the former MVP ready to play in the preseason. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Newton threw about 10 live throws during joint workouts with [more]

Greg Olsen’s not sweating whether he’s next for extension

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis broke the seal on contract extensions this week, which would seem to be good news for teammate Greg Olsen. But after failed attempts to get a raise this summer which included hints that he might hold out of training camp (though that was never likely), Olsen has taken a measured approach [more]

Thomas Davis happy new deal won’t limit other Panthers moves

Linebacker Thomas Davis got what he wanted this week. The Panthers announced a one-year extension for Davis on Tuesday after an offseason that saw their decision to fire General Manager Dave Gettleman tied to the way contract talks with Davis and tight end Greg Olsen were playing out. Davis said it was unfair to paint [more]

Ron Rivera wants to avoid “BS” fights with Titans

When the Jaguars and Buccaneers scrapped during their joint practice, some saw it as an outgrowth of a naturally competitive environment. (Others saw it as a play for the Hard Knocks cameras which it might have been.) But when the Panthers and Titans convene this week, they don’t want to see any of that, or [more]

Panthers give Thomas Davis his contract extension

When former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney took over as interim G.M., his first move was to reward a guy fired G.M. Dave Gettleman drafted and developed. His second move was to clean up one of the messes that led to Gettleman being a former G.M. The Panthers announced that veteran linebacker Thomas Davis had [more]

Curtis Samuel does individual drills at Panthers practice

The Panthers have gotten a good sense of how first-round running back Christian McCaffrey will fit into the offense during his rookie season over the course of the summer, but their second-round pick hasn’t been as involved. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel hurt his hamstring during one of the first training camp practices in July and [more]

Other Panthers guard hoping for a long-term deal

During a recent visit to PFT Live, Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney made it clear than any player on the team is possibly eligible for a new contract. One who hopes to get a new deal is the bookend to recently-extended guard Trai Turner. Guard Andrew Norwell, who is operating under a one-year restricted free agency [more]

Cam Newton returns to throwing in team drills

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took time off from throwing during team drills over the last couple of weeks as the team manages his reps after offseason shoulder surgery, but he stepped up his workload on Sunday. Newton threw four passes during a red zone drill as the work on a shorter field limited the distance [more]

Panthers sign OL Brian Folkerts, waive OT Tyrus Thompson

The Panthers signed offensive lineman Brian Folkerts, the team announced Saturday. They waived offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson to make room. Folkerts, primarily a center, played in 26 games for the Panthers from 2013-14. He played two games for the Rams in 2015. The former undrafted free agent did not play in 2016. Thompson, a sixth-round [more]

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