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Luke Kuechly officially joins Panthers’ front office as pro scout

Luke Kuechly has retired, but he remains in the football business and will continue to collect a paycheck from the Panthers. (Just a much smaller paycheck in a much lower-profile role.) Kuechly officially joined the Panthers’ front office as a pro scout, the team announced Thursday. “During the season, it’ll be player evaluation and then [more]

Panthers release tight end Seth DeValve

The Panthers released one of the veterans on the depth chart, as they remake their tight end position. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Panthers released Seth DeValve with a non-football injury designation. He was signed earlier this offseason, after spending last year with the Jaguars. He was initially a fourth-round pick of the Browns [more]

Luke Kuechly considering role with Panthers staff

Luke Kuechly may not be on the Panthers roster, but he’s still in their plans. The retired linebacker may join the team as a pro scout, according to Bill Voth of the team’s official website. According to the post, Kuechly is consdering the offer now, so putting out the news through the team’s communications department [more]

Panthers plan to go back to Wofford next year

The NFL pulled the plug on off-site training camps Tuesday, but the Panthers hope to go to Wofford College at least one more time. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers made it clear they planned to return to Spartanburg, S.C. next summer. “We are aware of the league’s decision regarding training camp and support [more]

Luke Kuechly officially hits reserve/retired list

Linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement some time ago, but the Panthers waited to formally move him off the roster on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kuechly has been placed on the reserve/retired list. Kuechly could come off that list at any point in the future and the Panthers will retain his [more]

Report: Teams will remain at their facilities for training camp

The NFL is planning for teams to hold training camps on the usual schedule this summer, but it appears there will be changes to operations. One appears to be that teams that usually head away for camp may be staying at home as the league continues to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete [more]

The Simms top 40 QB ranking, No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

Four years ago, some believed Teddy Bridgewater would enjoy a breakout season in his third year in the NFL. Then came a horrific non-contact knee injury during a late-August practice, and Bridgewater’s career was derailed. For multiple years. He missed all of 2016 and barely played in 2017. He spent 2018 mostly on the bench [more]

Marty Hurney won’t say if NFL has been in touch about Tommy Stevens pursuit

The Saints traded into the seventh round of this year’s draft in order to select former Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens and Saints head coach Sean Payton said later that he made the move in order to keep Stevens from going to the Panthers as an undrafted free agent. According to Payton, the Panthers and [more]

Marty Hurney on Christian McCaffrey contract: He’s a unique back

Several running backs have signed sizable contract extensions in recent years and many of those backs have fallen short of expectations while playing out their new pacts. That didn’t stop the Panthers from moving forward with a new deal for Christian McCaffrey, however. McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the team in April [more]

Panthers make Eli Apple official, waive a linebacker

The Panthers made the signing of cornerback Eli Apple official Friday, so they had to find a roster spot. Per the league’s transaction wire, they waived linebacker Sione Teuhema. They signed him last year after a tryout at rookie minicamp, after he played at Southeast Louisiana and had a stint in the AAF. He was [more]

Eli Apple agrees to terms with Panthers

Eli Apple has a home. Finally. The free agent cornerback agreed in principle on terms of a one-year deal with the Raiders in late March, but the sides never could finalize the contract. So he went back on the market. Two months later, Apple has agreed to terms with the Panthers, the team announced Thursday. [more]

Perry Fewell, Walt Anderson join NFL officiating department

Reports this offseason indicated Perry Fewell and Walt Anderson were headed to jobs within the NFL’s officiating department, and the league made it official Thursday. The NFL announced Fewell will serve as senior vice president of officiating administration and Anderson as the league’s senior vice president of officiating training and development. Fewell will oversee the [more]

Marty Hurney addresses Panthers’ handling of Cam Newton

The Panthers waited until March 24 to release Cam Newton. The quarterback remains a free agent. The team has received some criticism for not releasing Newton earlier. Former Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert went further recently, telling Joe Person of TheAthletic.com that the team has mismanaged Newton’s injuries in recent seasons. “They’ve been doing him wrong [more]

Lions, Panthers have received preseason proposals from The Greenbrier

Another NFL team could be coming to West Virginia later this year. Per multiple sources, the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers have received proposals from The Greenbrier resort for 2020 training camp. The realities of the pandemic are prompting some teams to look elsewhere for training-camp locations. As one source explained it, the Panthers are [more]

Fewer than 20 percent of all draft picks have signed

The signing of draft picks to contracts is happening, but not nearly as quickly as it has in recent years. Through Friday, only 48 of 255 draft selections had signed, a rate of 18.82 percent. Two first-round picks have signed: Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (fifth overall) and Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown (seventh overall). That’s [more]

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