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O’Brien concerned about pressure on quarterbacks

Advantage, Duane Brown. With Houston’s left tackle still holding out, the offensive line didn’t hold up as well as needed on Wednesday night in Charlotte. Beginning with the opening drive of the game, the wall of blockers became a sieve, with Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short crashing through on multiple occasions to disrupt the flow [more]

Vernon Butler knee injury not believed to be serious

Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler exited Wednesday night’s preseason game with a knee injury, but it’s not believed to be serious. The injury is thought to be “just a sprain,” according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Butler will have an MRI today, which the Panthers hope will confirm it’s not a long-term injury. The [more]

Christian McCaffrey pumped about his debut

It was hard to tell who most of the crowd in Charlotte was there to see. While there were plenty of Clemson fans in the building who drove up for the debut of Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, Panthers first-round running back Christian McCaffrey didn’t disappoint. Except maybe himself. McCaffrey had seven carries for 33 [more]

Kelvin Benjamin whips the Panthers into shape, early lead

Well, so much for summertime narratives. Kelvin Benjamin is fat. Tom Savage has had a great offseason. Through a quarter of their first preseason game, both of those time-honored offseason tropes have been turned on their heads. Benjamin gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead with a 23-yard touchdown reception from Derek Anderson, but his first [more]

Panthers claim Arthur Miley, waive Dean Marlowe

Defensive end Arthur Miley is getting a second look from the Panthers. The team announced on Tuesday that they have claimed Miley off of waivers and added him to their 90-man roster. Miley was waived by the Dolphins on Monday after they made Jay Cutler’s addition official. Miley signed with the Panthers as an undrafted [more]

Cam Newton’s not playing tomorrow, #asexpected

Sometimes there is mystery about whether a guy will play in the preseason, specifically if he’s coming off an injury. But when he doesn’t practice for a week, that’s usually a pretty solid indication that he won’t. ESPN’s Adam Schefter passes along such word that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t going to play Wednesday against [more]

Cam Newton still not throwing fully after a week off

After he threw for the first four days of training camp, the Panthers shut down quarterback Cam Newton when he had some soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Sunday, he started throwing a few medium-length passes on the side, but hasn’t resumed running a full practice yet. While Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn’t eager [more]

Marty Hurney: Panthers are “looking at” deals for Thomas Davis, Greg Olsen

When the Panthers brought back G.M. Marty Hurney and promptly signed guard Trai Turner to an extension, some thought that deals for veteran like linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen would quickly follow. So far, they haven’t. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Hurney addressed the question of whether they’re currently talking to either [more]

Marty Hurney unsure if he’ll lose the “interim” G.M. title in Carolina

Panthers interim General Manager Marty Hurney has been back on the job for two weeks, and he knows he’ll be on the job for another five months. Beyond that, Hurney is unclear what the future holds. Hurney said on PFT Live that he isn’t sure if he’ll become the Panthers’ G.M. on a permanent basis [more]

Panthers sign a cornerback

The Panthers have been dealing with a couple of injuries at cornerback during training camp and they decided to bring in a healthy body to help fill out the group on Wednesday. The team announced that they have signed Devonte Johnson to their 90-man roster. Wide receiver Cameron Posey was waived in a corresponding move. [more]

Luck or Newton: Which one has you more concerned?

They were the first overall picks, two years apart in the draft. They both had offseason shoulder surgery. Neither is fully participating in training camp. One couldn’t participate on Tuesday. The other hasn’t participated at all. So which one are you more concerned about: 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton or 2012 No. 1 [more]

Sore shoulder keeps Cam Newton from throwing Tuesday

The Panthers rested Cam Newton during the second half of their practice on Sunday because it was the end of a run of five practices in as many days and they wanted him to rest after having right shoulder surgery this offseason. Carolina had a day off on Monday and Newton was on the field [more]

Kelvin Benjamin dropped nearly 30 pounds this offseason

Panthers coach Ron Rivera opened the door to criticism of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin’s weight this offseason, by being the first to bring it up. But when Benjamin reported to camp, Rivera avoided numbers, saying just that Benjamin was “where he needs to be” in terms of weight. Now we have numbers to help quantify [more]

49ers sign WR Louis Murphy, waive Jimmie Gilbert

The 49ers announced the signing of receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year deal. In a corresponding move, they waived linebacker Jimmie Gilbert with an injury designation. The Raiders selected Murphy in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has spent eight years in the league with the Raiders (2009-11), Panthers (2012), Giants (2013) and [more]

Cam Newton takes half of practice off as he recovers from shoulder surgery

The Panthers are getting their first day off of training camp today, but quarterback Cam Newton got a head start on some rest and recovery. According to Bryan Strickland of the team’s official website, Newton sat out the last three team periods of last night’s practice as part of his return from shoulder surgery. “That’s [more]

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