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Daryl Worley fined for unnecessary roughness

The NFL fined Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley for unnecessary roughness in Monday night’s 45-21 victory over the Dolphins. Worley saw his paycheck docked $9,115. Officials flagged Worley in the second quarter, with the half-the-distance penalty costing his team 2 yards. The Dolphins scored a touchdown two plays later on Julius Thomas‘ 2-yard catch from Jay [more]

Kurt Coleman was fined for hit on Devonta Freeman in Week Nine

Fridays usually bring a flurry of reports about fines for infractions in the previous week’s games, but last Friday didn’t feature word of a fine for Panthers safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman did get a letter from the league about a hit on Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in Week Nine, however. Coleman was fined $24,309 [more]

Greg Olsen: Crazy to think I’ll get unfair advantage from calling a game

The Vikings have taken issue with Panthers tight end Greg Olsen serving as a broadcaster for Sunday’s game against the Rams because they believe he could take things he learns while on the job and funnel them back to the Panthers to give Carolina an undue advantage for their upcoming game against Minnesota. That objection [more]

FOX declined to move Greg Olsen to a different game

Restricting the access of Panthers tight end Greg Olsen to Vikings practice and production meetings may be good enough for FOX, but it’s not good enough for the Vikings. PFT has learned that the Vikings prefer that Olsen simply not work the game, at all. Olsen doesn’t think it’s an issue, even if the Vikings [more]

Cam Newton is the NFC offensive player of the week

The NFC’s top offensive performance of Week 10 came in the final game of the week. That’s when Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went off against the Dolphins in a 45-21 Carolina win. Newton was 21-of-35 for 254 yards and four touchdowns through the air and added five carries for 95 yards, including a 69-yard gain [more]

Panthers to use “committee” approach after Curtis Samuel injury

The offense the Panthers have been hoping for all year finally arrived Monday night. And then wide receiver Curtis Samuel suffered a season-ending ankle injury, and now they have a bye week to figure out how to replace him, their latest adjustment in a season of “evolution.” “It’s probably going to be by committee,” offensive [more]

Report: Curtis Samuel out for year with ligament damage in ankle

The Panthers’ worst fears were confirmed with additional medical tests on Curtis Samuel‘s injured left ankle Tuesday. The rookie will miss the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, after being diagnosed with ligament damage. The Panthers have only four other receivers on their active roster – Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard, Kaelin Clay and [more]

FOX: Greg Olsen’s pregame access will be restricted

Apparently, the Vikings have made their concerns about Panthers tight end Greg Olsen calling this weekend’s game against the Rams known to FOX. And FOX, to its credit, says it will take steps to ensure that Olsen doesn’t receive a competitive advantage via his access to the Vikings, three weeks before Carolina hosts Minnesota. “We [more]

Vikings may be skittish about Greg Olsen calling Week 11 game

This weekend, FOX will enhance its broadcast of the Rams-Vikings game by adding Panthers tight end Greg Olsen to the two-man booth of Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. The Vikings (and for that matter the Rams) may not be thrilled about that. Paul Allen of KFAN and the Vikings Radio Network raised during my weekly [more]

Report: Panthers fear Curtis Samuel could miss significant time

Part of the Panthers justification for trading Kelvin Benjamin was the need to get rookie Curtis Samuel on the field more, so his speed could unclog the middle of the field. Now, they might have to do without both of them. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers fear Samuel suffered a [more]

Jonathan Stewart bounces back after nightmare game the week before

The last time he took the field, Jonathan Stewart fumbled twice, nearly cost the Panthers a win, and sparked a new wave of chatter about rookie Christian McCaffrey replacing him as the Panthers’ starting running back. Monday night, he repaid the faith the team showed in him, and showed that he’s still got it. The [more]

Cam Newton becomes fourth quarterback with 4,000 career rushing yards

When Cam Newton ran through the Dolphins’ defense for a 69-yard gain on Thursday night, it was one of the best runs of his career — and put him in some exclusive company. That run put Newton over 4,000 career rushing yards, making him just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark. [more]

Cameron Wake struggling to find answers for Dolphins troubles

Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is having difficulty explaining performances like Monday night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. “I’m lost, honestly,” Wake said after the game. “To me, it’s not even just about the game it’s losing doing things obviously that we’ve shown that we know how to do. We stop the run most [more]

Dolphins not ready for prime time, Panthers roll to easy win

The good news is, the Dolphins have one prime time appearance left this season. The bad news is, the Dolphins have one prime time appearance left this season. The Panthers destroyed the Dolphins 45-21, putting a lid on three straight weeks of the Dolphins in prime time. After losing 40-0 to the Ravens on a [more]

Panthers score at will in third quarter to take 38-14 lead

The Panthers scored at will in the third quarter, with three touchdowns giving them a commanding 38-14 lead. Cam Newton is doing Cam Newton things, rushing for 95 yards on five carries and completing 18 of 31 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Since the final two minutes of the first half, the Panthers [more]

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