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Report: Wealthy South Carolina businessman interested in Panthers

Wealthy South Carolina businessman Ben Navarro is “actively exploring” a bid to buy the Panthers, the Charlotte Observer reports. Navarro could have the financial wherewithal to buy the team outright, according to the paper. Navarro, a former Citigroup executive, is CEO of Sherman Financial Group, a Charleston-based debt collection firm. He is the son of [more]

Greg Olsen donates $100,000 to help UM build an indoor facility

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen donated $100,000 to the University of Miami to help build an indoor practice facility, the school announced Thursday. All told, 80 former players have given $2 million in support of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility. “The University of Miami holds a special place in my heart,” Olsen said, [more]

NFL: Marty Hurney review is ongoing

The Panthers currently don’t have a General Manager. Unless they hire an external candidate to replace Marty Hurney permanently, the Panthers won’t have a General Manager until Hurney returns from administrative leave. That won’t happen until the NFL’s investigation of Hurney, sparked by vague allegations from his ex-wife in a failed effort to secure a [more]

Panthers make another addition to coaching staff

The Panthers are down to two Turners, but they brought in a guy with Turner ties to join the staff. The team announced they had hired Drew Terrell as offensive quality control coach. Terrell was at Michigan the last three years. Last season, he worked with Scott Turner, who is coming to coach quarterbacks while [more]

For Panthers, time is of the essence in Marty Hurney investigation

The good news for the Panthers is that the NFL mobilized quickly to interview suspended-with-pay interim G.M. Marty Hurney after a vague (and withdrawn) allegation of domestic violence emerged last week. The bad news for the Panthers is that there continues to be no news about Hurney’s status. The Panthers, as a practical matter, currently [more]

Giants hiring Mike Shula as offensive coordinator

The Giants have looked to General Manager Dave Gettleman’s last stop to fill a key position on head coach Pat Shurmur’s coaching staff. Kimberly Jones of NFL Media reports that the Giants will hire Mike Shula as their offensive coordinator. An official announcement from the team is expected later on Tuesday. Jones’ colleague Ian Rapoport [more]

Former Broncos corner Syd’Quan Thompson arrested for domestic violence

Former Broncos cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson was arrested this weekend in Sacramento on domestic violence charges. According to ABC10, Thompson was released on $50,000 bail Monday, after he was booked on Sunday. Thompson spent three years with the Broncos. Originally a seventh-round pick from Cal, he missed his second season after a preseason Achilles tear, and was cut [more]

Luke Kuechly had shoulder surgery

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly‘s offseason plans will involve recovering from shoulder surgery. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Kuechly had an operation on his right shoulder after the end of the regular season. Kuechly appeared on the injury report near the end of the regular season with a shoulder injury and pulled out [more]

Bill Polian on Frank Reich: “He’s everything you want”

Bill Polian picked Frank Reich three times already. So it’s natural that the Hall of Fame General Manager thinks one of his old teams nailed it by hiring Reich as their head coach. Via Mike Chappell of Fox 59, Polian gave the Colts rave reviews for the hire, which seems natural. Polian drafted Reich in [more]

Report: Lake Dawson had second Panthers G.M. interview

The Panthers interviewed three outside candidates for their General Manager job in recent weeks and one of them has reportedly spoken to the team twice. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson has interviewed twice for the job. Pelissero adds that the team is not considered to be [more]

Marty Hurney to meet with NFL investigator Friday over alleged harassment claims

Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney is scheduled to meet with NFL investigator Lisa Friel on Friday over harassment allegations against his ex-wife, according to David Newton of Hurney has been a candidate to assume the job full-time in Carolina. However, the Panthers placed him on paid leave while the league investigates the [more]

Report: Panthers expected to hire external candidate for G.M. job

The Panthers soon will have a new General Manager, and Jason La Canfora reports that an outside candidate is expected to get the job. The NFL office is “watching the situation closely,” according to La Canfora. Carolina has interviewed 49ers personnel executive Martin Mayhew, Texans assistant General Manager Jimmy Raye III and Bills assistant college [more]

Julius Peppers had shoulder surgery Thursday

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers spent some time in the operating room on Thursday. Peppers posted video of himself in a hospital bed on social media Thursday and the Panthers announced a short time later that he underwent right shoulder surgery. Peppers wrote that “everything went smooth and I’m recovering well.” Peppers wore a brace [more]

Dave Gettleman bringing former Panthers lieutenant in to consult

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman has reached into his Carolina past for some help in his personnel department. Via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Gettleman has brought in former Panthers director of player personnel Mark Koncz as a consultant. Koncz was let go in a reorganization of the Panthers front office when Gettleman [more]

Curtis Samuel needed surgery to repair ligament damage

The on-the-field Panthers (i.e. the boring old decent at football ones) have some work to do to rebuild an offense, and it will be some time before they see at least one of the parts. Via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, wide receiver Curtis Samuel needed surgery to repair the left ankle injury which [more]

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