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Panthers claim Bruce Hector off waivers

The Panthers are adding some defensive line depth to what could be the youngest defense in years. Via Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Panthers claimed Bruce Hector off waivers. Hector made the Eagles as an undrafted rookie in 2018, and has been on and off their roster since. He bounced up and down from [more]

Giants plan to sign Ross Cockrell

The Giants are in need of some cornerback help and they hope Ross Cockrell will provide it. According to multiple reports, the Giants plan to sign Cockrell to their active roster. He is undergoing COVID-19 testing before any deal becomes official. The Giants lost Sam Beal last week when he opted out of playing this [more]

Panthers poised to have NFL’s youngest defense in a decade

New Panthers coach Matt Rhule is tearing down the team he inherited to build it back up, and that entails a youth movement. In fact, the Panthers will have the youngest starting defense in the NFL in the last 10 years, according to ESPN. The likely average age of the Panthers’ 11 starters will be [more]

Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

Panthers tackle Russell Okung didn’t opt out, but he may eventually retire. It’s a smart way to manage an opt-out deadline that arrived way too early for NFL players to make an informed decision about whether to be all in or all out of the 2020 season five weeks before the first game is played. If [more]

Russell Okung “keeping his options open”

Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung appears to be at least considering the possibility of walking away before the start of the season. Following up on the report that Okung may retire because of COVID-19 concerns, Okung’s longtime advisor J.I. Halsell told Josina Anderson that Okung is exploring all options. “[Okung] hasn’t decided anything. He’s keeping [more]

Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

Before Thursday’s deadline for players to opt out of taking part in the 2020 season, PFT noted that any player who decided not to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic after the deadline would have the option of retiring. Panthers tackle Russell Okung is reportedly considering that option. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Okung, who [more]

Cam Newton: Joining Patriots has been “breath of fresh air”

Cam Newton met with reporters on a video conference Friday and answered a question about the end of his time with the Panthers by saying that he’s not going to “dwell on the past” now that he’s playing quarterback for the Patriots. Newton said it has been a “breath of fresh air” and “invigorating” to [more]

Maryland’s Michael Locksley forms group to help minority coaches

Maryland coach Michael Locksley made it to the top. Now he wants to help others find an easier path, and he’s enlisted some powerful NFL names in his effort. According to Jim Trotter of, Locksley formed the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches, which hopes to help speed up the pace of minority hiring [more]

Christian McCaffrey: Our offense is going to be a lot of fun

The Panthers made a lot of changes this offseason, but they didn’t part ways with running back Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey signed a long-term extension with the team that cemented his place as the centerpiece of the team’s offense. It remains to be seen exactly what that offense, which will be run by first-year coordinator Joe [more]

Former teammate wonders how Cam Newton will handle Bill Belichick

Kyle Love spent his first three years in New England, before eventually making his way to Carolina to be part of a team Cam Newton carried to a Super Bowl. And while Love thinks Newton’s arrival in New England holds great promise, he’s also unsure how it’s going to work out, as the demands of [more]

Panthers claim running back off waivers

The Panthers added some running back depth from the waiver wire. The team announced they had claimed Trenton Cannon after he was waived by the Jets Monday. Cannon was limited to just four games last year and ended up on injured reserve, but showed some promise in spot work his rookie season. The 2018 sixth-rounder [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: Cam Newton is Cam Newton; I’m still Teddy Bridgewater

The Panthers were Cam Newton‘s team for nine seasons. He won a league MVP award and led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Newton, though, is in New England, and for the first time since 2010, the Panthers have a No. 1 quarterback not named Newton. For the first time since 2015, Teddy Bridgewater is [more]

Panthers’ Christian Miller opts out

Panthers linebacker Christian Miller will opt out of the 2020 season. Miller told the Panthers that he is opting out because he is in a high-risk health category, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Panthers were supportive of his decision, according to the report. Last year Miller was a fourth-round draft pick who played [more]

Kawann Short plans to “step up and lead vocally” as longest-tenured Panthers defender

Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short last played a game in the second week of the 2019 season and the Panthers team he returned to at training camp looks a lot different than that one. Luke Kuechly, Mario Addison, James Bradberry and Vernon Butler are gone from the defense and longtime stars Cam Newton and Greg [more]

Panthers waive five, activate Greg Little from PUP list

The Panthers have opted to drop to 80 players now rather than working in split squads and waiting until the August 16 deadline to make their first cuts of the summer. The team announced that they have waived five players on Saturday. Wide receiver Damion Jeanpiere, guard Tyler Marz, center Frederick Mauigoa, running back Rodney [more]

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