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Cardinals add former Panthers wideout Damiere Byrd

The Cardinals added another wide receiver project Tuesday. According to Darren Urban of the team’s official website, the Cards added former Panthers wideout Damiere Byrd on a one-year contract. He wasn’t tendered by the Panthers as a restricted free agent. Byrd has 12 receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers in parts [more]

Ron Rivera encouraged by Cam Newton’s progress from shoulder surgery

Maybe Cam Newton‘s been resting his arm, or something. And maybe it’s helping. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said this morning at the coaches breakfast that every indication he’s gotten from his quarterback’s recovery from shoulder surgery has been positive. “I look forward to seeing him soon, but just very happy that things are trending in [more]

Texans sign former Panthers tackle Matt Kalil

The Texans need help on the offensive line, so they were willing to give a former first-rounder a chance. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed former Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil to a one-year deal. The Panthers just released Kalil with a post-June 1 designation to get him off the [more]

Cam Newton takes vow of chastity for a month

Going vegan was one thing. Now, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is giving up something else in hopes of helping his comeback. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Newton alluded to taking a vow of chastity during March. “In March — I hope this is an adult crowd, it looks like [more]

Report: Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settled for less than $10 million

The specific amount remains unknown. The ballpark has now been identified. Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal reports that the collusion grievances filed by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled for less than $10 million. It’s not a surprise. Last month, we outlined the factors supporting a conclusion that the amount was far less [more]

Will Grier is “a riser,” will meet with at least 10 teams

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier “put on a show” for scouts at the school’s Pro Day, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. All 32 teams were in attendance to watch Grier, including head coaches Pat Shurmur, Jay Gruden and Mike Tomlin and executives Kevin Colbert, Marty Hurney and Nick Caserio, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the [more]

Panthers lineman apologizes for getting punched out

Panthers offensive lineman Taylor Hearn made himself visible in the worst kind of way. Not only did he make TMZ, he made it for getting knocked out. Now, the second-year lineman is apologizing for an incident outside a bar in Augusta, Ga. ‘’Dear Panther Nation: I would like to offer my deepest apologies to the [more]

Panthers building temporary indoor practice facility

Panthers owner David Tepper has spoken often about his desire for the team to have a new practice facility that includes an indoor field for the team to use during inclement weather. The team has zeroed in on Rock Hill, South Carolina as the preferred site for a new facility, but the team is also [more]

Panthers add pass-rusher Bruce Irvin

The Panthers continue to check items off their needs list, finding a veteran pass-rusher. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers have agreed to a one-year deal with Bruce Irvin. The Panthers were short on anyone to pressure a quarterback after the retirement of Julius Peppers. Other than Mario Addison, they didn’t have a [more]

Monday’s PFTOT hits several topics

When PFT Live ends, it doesn’t. Now, Simms and I keep going for another 20-30 minutes or so, talking about things we didn’t get to during PFT Live and/or things we want to get to again. Enter PFTOT, the extra-time effort to delve into four or five or six different subjects. The full post-show show [more]

Thomas Davis feels he offers Chargers “veteran wisdom”

Linebacker Thomas Davis is going to be wearing a new uniform for the first time since the Panthers drafted him in the first round of the 2005 draft. Davis signed with the Chargers last week and said on NFL Network that the end of his long run in Carolina was emotional. Davis said he’ll miss [more]

Free agency winners often cautionary tales

It would be inaccurate to say you can’t win a Super Bowl by banking heavily on free agency. But it is rare. John Clayton of the Washington Post points out that the Broncos’ generous spending helped them to a Super Bowl 50 title, otherwise the big winners in March seldom duplicate that success in January [more]

Panthers owner picks up the tab for high school team’s trip to title game

West Charlotte High School’s boys basketball team is playing for the state championship tomorrow at noon. The original plan was to get up early in the morning and make the three-hour bus ride to Raleigh. That’s when Panthers owner David Tepper stepped in. Via Langston Wertz of the Charlotte Observer, Tepper provided two charter buses [more]

Jermon Bushrod visited the Panthers

The Panthers aren’t content with their offensive line, after signing two starters this week. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers had veteran lineman Jermon Bushrod in for a visit. Bushrod started six games for the Saints last year, and the 34-year-old has 125 career starts with the Saints, Bears, and Dolphins. While he’s [more]

Cam Newton goes vegan, wants to slim down to 235

In addition to rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton‘s offseason focus is losing weight. Newton released a video showing his offseason work, which doesn’t sound a lot different than the goals of a lot of Americans who want to slim down. “This offseason, I was like, ‘I want to talk something different.’ [more]

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