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Panthers looking at adding game-management help

Panthers owner David Tepper likes coach Ron Rivera and wanted to bring him back. But he wants to offer him some help as well. During an interview with a small group of reporters Tuesday, Tepper said there are ways Rivera can improve things on the field, and they might adjust the coaching staff to reflect [more]

Panthers owner still waiting for word on Cam Newton’s shoulder

All David Tepper knows for sure about Cam Newton‘s shoulder is they both need it to be right. The Panthers owner said multiple times during an interview Tuesday that he didn’t know any of the specific details of Newton’s progress from the shoulder injury which torpedoed the 2018 season. But he also emphasized that the [more]

David Tepper walks fine line on Eric Reid allegations

Panthers owner David Tepper gave Eric Reid a job when no other team was willing to. And with the Panthers safety accusing the league (and by extension, the NFLPA) for singling him out for excessive random drug tests, his boss tried to navigate carefully around questions about his situation. Asked if he shared Reid’s view [more]

Leighton Vander Esch will replace Luke Kuechly in Pro Bowl

Cowboys rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is headed to the Pro Bowl. He will replace Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Everson Walls was the Cowboys’ last rookie defender to play in the NFL’s all-star game, playing in the Pro Bowl in 1981. Vander Esch led the Cowboys with 176 tackles, setting [more]

Panthers hire Perry Fewell

After back-to-back years of losing defensive coordinators followed by a year of demoting one, the Panthers added some more experience to their coaching staff. The team announced the hiring of veteran assistant Perry Fewell as secondary coach Fewell grew up in the Charlotte area (Cramerton, to be precise) and interviewed for the head coaching job [more]

Heath Farwell headed to Bills as special teams coach

In the past few years, moves from the Panthers to the Bills have become a frequent occurrence for players, coaches and executives and it appears the pipeline remains open. According to multiple reports, Panthers assistant special teams coach Heath Farwell is leaving the team to become the special teams coach for the Bills. Buffalo parted [more]

Panthers owner: Cam’s shoulder was obviously an issue

Panthers owner David Tepper may have thought life as an NFL owner was easy (aside from the being wealthy enough to own one, of course). His Panthers were 6-2 at the midway point of the season, making his trip to his hometown of Pittsburgh (where large brick-and-mortar things are named for him) a midseason victory [more]

Raiders now know where all their first-rounders fall

Four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order were set with the weekend’s results, and the Raiders now know exactly where they’ll be making their three first-round picks. The Eagles slotted into the 25th spot in the order after yesterday’s loss, followed by the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers. The final four picks will go [more]

Eric Reid’s lawyers are moving toward a possible legal challenge

Eric Reid believes that he’s been targeted for non-random random PED testing. The NFL and NFLPA have declared otherwise. Reid’s lawyers currently are moving toward attempting to prove that Reid is right. Per a league source, the recent letter from Reid’s lawyers to the league and the union represents the first tangible step in a [more]

Report: Bears interested in Chuck Pagano for defensive coordinator

Chuck Pagano was out of the NFL in 2018, but his return to a coaching staff for 2019 is looking likelier and likelier. Pagano had a couple of head coaching interviews and he’s in the mix for several defensive coordinator openings around the league. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that list includes the [more]

Eric Reid’s lawyers reject NFL/NFLPA findings regarding random PED testing

The battle is joined. Almost. In response to the findings of a joint NFL/NFLPA investigation regarding Panthers safety Eric Reid‘s allegation that he was targeted for random PED testing, his lawyers have communicated to the league and the union their objection to the conclusion that Reid’s random PED tests were anything other than truly random. [more]

Panthers interviewing Chuck Pagano

The Panthers are trying to add some experience to their coaching staff, including a guy with a track record as a head coach. A league source confirms to PFT that former Colts coach Chuck Pagano is interviewing with the Panthers today. They have a vacancy for a defensive backs coach after firing Jeff Imamura during [more]

Panthers won’t bring back Thomas Davis

Linebacker Thomas Davis said after the season that he wanted to stay with the Panthers. The Panthers, though, don’t want Davis for a 15th season. The Panthers informed Davis on Monday they are not bringing him back for 2019. Davis relayed the news in a video he posted on social media, saying he plans to [more]

Source: Eric Reid overstated the number of times he was tested

The report generated by the NFL-NFLPA joint administrator for the PED testing program concludes that Eric Reid wasn’t targeted for random testing. It also concludes he wasn’t tested as often as he has suggested. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports, and PFT has confirmed, that the investigation commissioned by the NFL and the NFLPA [more]

NFL, union agree: No impropriety on Eric Reid PED tests

Panthers safety Eric Reid believes he’s being unfairly targeted by performance-enhancing drug tests. The league and the player’s union both say that’s not the case. In a joint statement from the NFL and the NFL Players Association, both said that they have investigated Reid’s claims and found no reason to believe the PED tests he [more]

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