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Panthers make five cuts, get to 85 players

The first roster cutdown date of the summer is on Tuesday and the Panthers didn’t need any more time to make their decisions.The team announced that they have cut running back Darius Bradwell, tight end Nate Becker, linebacker Kamal Martin, offensive lineman Wyatt Miller, and cornerback Chris Westry on Sunday. The move leaves them at [more]

Baker Mayfield to start for Panthers Saturday

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said this week that quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold will both play in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Commanders, but he didn’t specify which quarterback would be starting the game.That answer came on Saturday morning. The team announced that Mayfield will start and the plan is for him to [more]

Kevin Stefanski: Browns are getting Jacoby Brissett ready for Week One

There’s lingering uncertainty as to the number of games Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will miss. There’s currently no uncertainty as to whether Watson will miss the first six of the year.Despite some chatter last weekend as to whether the NFL Players Association can pull a legal rabbit out of the hat and get Watson on [more]

Panthers sign Ryan Izzo

The Panthers doubled down on tight end signings on Thursday.The team confirmed from a report earlier in the day that they signed Ryan Becker and they also announced that they have signed Ryan Izzo. The moves come at a moment when four of the team’s tight ends have been missing practice.Ian Thomas is set to [more]

Plan announced for creditors to receive $82 million for canceled Panthers practice facility

After the Panthers canceled plans to build a new practice facility in Rock Hill, S.C., the real estate company that owns the land, has announced a plan to pay its creditors.GT Real Estate Holdings announced a plan on Thursday that will pay out $82 million to resolve claims. The plan is subject to approval by [more]

Nate Becker signs with Panthers

The Panthers have signed free agent tight end Nate Becker, his representation, JL Sports, announced on social media.Becker, 26, has appeared in one career game. He played four special teams snaps in a game for the Bills in 2020, his only career action.Becker played at Miami of Ohio, catching 19 passes for 209 yards and [more]

Tickets for Washington’s preseason opener are going for as little as $1

The Commanders don’t want people to talk about the recent past. The probably aren’t thrilled with the attention being paid to certain aspects of the present.Via Daniel Kaplan of, the secondary ticket platform GameTime has tickets to the team’s preseason opener against the Panthers going for as little as $1.Yes, for a single small [more]

Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold will play Saturday; no word on starter

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has said that the team will not put a timetable on making a quarterback decision until after the second preseason game, but that’s done little to stop speculation about whether Baker Mayfield or Sam Darnold will start in Week 1.That makes the decision about who starts this week’s preseason opener [more]

Ben McAdoo on QBs: We can get out of this pretty good if we don’t resort to cannibalism

Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo had to backtrack when he referred to Sam Darnold as the team’s starting quarterback in April, so he’s not making any proclamations about who will win this summer’s competition between Darnold and Baker Mayfield.McAdoo said on Tuesday that he left his “crystal ball” in his other pants and stressed that [more]

Matt Rhule: What Baker Mayfield’s done in 10 days is pretty impressive

The Panthers aren’t planning to make a public call about their starting quarterback for a little while, but that won’t stop people from reading into decisions and comments concerning Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold ahead of that announcement.One decision that will spur reaction will be how the playing time is divvied up for the preseason [more]

NFLPA backs off notion of an injunction that would let Deshaun Watson play in Week One

Not long ago, some connected to the NFL Players Association were floating the notion that a lawsuit arising from a lengthy suspension imposed by the NFL on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could potentially result in Watson playing in Week One against the Panthers. Now, the NFLPA seems to have backed away from that argument.“The tide [more]

Raiders host Danny Shelton for a workout

The Raiders may be adding some defensive line depth with a former first-round pick.Las Vegas worked out free-agent defensive tackle Danny Shelton on Monday, according to multiple reports.Shelton entered the league with the Browns back in 2015. But Cleveland traded him to New England in 2018. That gives him familiarity with General Manager Dave Ziegler and [more]

Sam Darnold: Scott Fitterer told me not to worry about trade rumor

As quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield continue to compete to start for the Panthers, a rumor emerged that Carolina could be shopping Darnold.But Darnold said he had a conversation with Panthers G.M. Scott Fitterer about that report when coming off the field at Monday’s practice.“I talked to Scott and he said not to worry [more]

Panthers won’t decide on starting quarterback until after second preseason game

When the Panthers traded for quarterback Baker Mayfield, many assumed he’d be the Week One starter, when the Browns come to town. And he quite possibly will. But it’s not a decision that will be made for a couple of weeks, at least.“I’m not putting a timetable on the quarterback position until after we get [more]

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