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Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on PUP

Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. The move isn’t a surprise given Manhertz injured his left foot in the team’s minicamp and recently underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture, General Manager Marty Hurney announced. The injury is [more]

Panthers make Richard Rodgers their secondary coach

The Panthers had an unexpected job opening on Ron Rivera’s coaching staff this offseason when secondary coach Curtis Fuller resigned from the team in May after an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct. The team announced Fuller’s replacement on Tuesday. Richard Rodgers will take over as the head defensive backs coach after spending the [more]

Christian McCaffrey could get more catches as C.J. Anderson takes over as lead back

The Panthers are planning to use C.J. Anderson as their feature back, leaving Christian McCaffrey in a similar role he had last season, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports. Jonathan Stewart and McCaffrey combined for only 1,115 rushing yards last season, with quarterback Cam Newton leading the team in rushing. It’s why Stewart was [more]

Spartanburg leaders trying to hold onto Panthers training camp

As long as the Panthers have been in business, they’ve gone away to training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. That made sense, as the small private school was the alma mater of owner Jerry Richardson. But now that David Tepper has bought the team and pledged to build a new training facility, the [more]

Norv Turner: We’re trying to eliminate Cam Newton’s “peaks and valleys”

The Panthers are under new ownership after the sale of the team to David Tepper formally went through earlier this week, but that’s not the only significant change in Carolina. They’ve also made significant alterations to the offense. Norv Turner is in as offensive coordinator and they have added three wide receivers and running back [more]

Panthers fire general counsel Richard Thigpen

The next shoe has fallen in Carolina, with another Jerry Richardson lieutenant heading for the door. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that new owner David Tepper has fired Panthers general counsel Richard Thigpen. Of course, that was #asexpected, as he was the team lawyer who presided over signing non-disclosure agreements with [more]

Ron Rivera impressed by early conversations with David Tepper

New Panthers owner David Tepper had an impressive first press conference yesterday, where he outlined his vision for his new team, and won points for being Not Jerry Richardson. But even before he bought the team, he made an impression on coach Ron Rivera. Rivera met with each of the three finalists to buy the [more]

New Panthers owner a big fan of roster and staff, including Norv Turner

Panthers owner David Tepper has work to do, and changes will be made. But the overarching theme he expressed during his introductory press conference was that he was well-pleased with the football operation he inherited. “You actually have — you don’t want to give people too many compliments — but you’re actually blessed with a [more]

Tepper says he’s “contractually obligated” to keep Jerry Richardson statue

Former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson got $2.275 billion from David Tepper for the team Richardson founded in 1995. He maybe could have gotten a little bit more than that. In lieu of what could have been more money, Richardson possibly secured a concession regarding a certain statue of a certain someone who founded the team [more]

David Tepper: Bank of America Stadium needs a “re-do”

David Tepper said that he’s not thinking about any immediate changes to the team’s football operations in his first press conference as the Panthers owner, but he does have some changes in mind for the place where the Panthers play football. Tepper said that he believes Bank of America Stadium, which opened in 1996, is [more]

David Tepper: Wants to create “open” atmosphere with Panthers

After the Jerry Richardson era of Panthers history ended in disgrace, new owner Davjd Tepper didn’t have a very high bar to clear. But Tepper hit all the high notes Tuesday in his first press conference, saying he wanted to create an “open” and atmosphere, while praising a football team which he said he was [more]

Panthers COO Tina Becker resigns

The first change of the David Tepper era with the Panthers has come, and it was #asexpected. The Panthers announced that chief operating officer Tina Becker has resigned. She was former owner Jerry Richardson’s top lieutenant on the business side, and was appointed to the post when allegations of Richardson’s racial and sexual harassment in [more]

Panthers sale to David Tepper closes

The Panthers are now officially David Tepper’s team. The Panthers announced that the deal to transfer the team from Jerry Richardson to Tepper (for $2.275 billion) had now closed. “I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team,” Tepper said [more]

Falcons join teams charging fans for a training camp practice

Other teams have tried it, so the Falcons have decided to charge for a thing that used to be free. The team announced that their Sunday, July 29 practice would be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and that tickets for the camp practice would be $5. They said in their release the proceeds would go to [more]

Jerry Richardson’s alma mater still proud of contributions

Since 1995, the Panthers have held training camp at Wofford College, the alma mater of soon-to-be-former owner Jerry Richardson. There’s a big statue of Richardson overlooking the practice fields, standing just outside the Richardson Physical Activities Building. Even for the non-athletes at the school, he casts a long shadow, as the Richardson Family Scholarship is [more]

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