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2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

Teddy Bridgewater thinks Panthers should improve their practice schedule

Teddy Bridgewater spent last year as the Panthers’ starting quarterback. This year, Bridgewater is in Denver, but he has some parting advice for his former team: Improve your practice schedule. Bridgewater said that under first-year head coach Matt Rhule and first-year offensive coordinator Joe Brady, the Panthers didn’t spend as much time on elements of [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Sam Darnold will open Panthers tenure against the Jets

The schedule for the first week of the 2021 NFL season has been released and it features an interesting matchup in Carolina. The Jets will be paying a visit to the Panthers, which means that there’s going to be a lot of attention paid to the quarterbacks on both sides of the matchup in the [more]

Steelers take on Bills, Browns face Chiefs in Week One slate on CBS

The full 2021 schedule won’t be out until later today, but the beginning of the season is taking shape. CBS announced its slate of Week One games and there are several intriguing matchups in the early and late window. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will begin their 2021 season in Buffalo, taking on a [more]

Silence persists regarding Deshaun Watson situation

The first month of the Deshaun Watson legal controversy featured numerous social-media posts, written statements, and press conferences. For nearly three weeks, silence has prevailed in the Watson situation. It’s obvious, given the sharp shift in efforts by the lawyers away from scoring points in the court of public opinion, that the lawyers are trying [more]

Panthers looking at return to Wofford College for training camp

The NFL is allowing teams to conduct training camp away from home, with an league-approved infectious disease emergency response (IDER) plan. The Panthers have begun the process for a return to Wofford College for training camp this summer, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports. “We are in discussions with Wofford College and are excited [more]

Panthers hire Cole Spencer as college scouting director

The Washington Football Team has a lot of Carolina connections with head coach Ron Rivera, executive vice president of football for player personnel Marty Hurney and others in the organization, but the hiring flow went the other way on Tuesday. The Panthers announced that they have hired Cole Spencer as their college scouting director. Spencer [more]

Panthers trying out quarterback Kevin Thomson

The Carolina Panthers are bringing in University of Washington quarterback Kevin Thomson for a tryout look, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Thomson didn’t ultimately play for Washington after transferring to the school last year from Sacramento State. An injury thwarted his chances of playing as Dylan Morris grabbed the starting job and [more]

Panthers waive Frank Herron

Not long after he signed with Carolina, Frank Herron will have to find a new team. The Panthers waived Herron on Monday while also making official the signings of undrafted free agents Spencer Brown and Paddy Fisher. Herron signed with Carolina on April 13. He’s also spent time with the Patriots, Seahawks, Titans, Lions, and [more]

Panthers first-round pick Jaycee Horn to wear No. 8 in memory of Kobe Bryant

Panthers first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn will be taking advantage of the new rule that allows cornerbacks to wear single-digit jersey numbers. Horn posted a picture of himself in a No. 8 Panthers jersey with the #RIPKobe hashtag, indicating he’ll wear No. 8 in memory of Kobe Bryant, who wore No. 8 at the start [more]

Dan Morgan becomes Panthers assistant G.M.

Twenty years after joining the team as a first-round pick, he’s back as a key front-office employee. The Panthers have announced that Dan Morgan has become the team’s assistant General Manager. It’s the first major hire for new G.M. Scott Fitterer. Morgan comes from Buffalo, where he served as director of player personnel. He started [more]

Panthers drafted Terrace Marshall at No. 59 after hearing Saints wanted him at No. 60

The Panthers shifted gears at the last minute while they were on the clock in the second round of the draft, taking LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall with the 59th overall pick because they believed that the Saints, who had the 60th pick, were about to take him. The Panthers had two players they particularly [more]

Panthers request interview with Jeff King for assistant G.M. job

The Panthers interviewed another candidate for their Assistant General Manager job on Friday and there’s at least one more candidate they’d like to talk to before hiring anyone. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have requested permission to interview Bears assistant director of pro scouting Jeff King. They interviewed longtime NFL personnel executive [more]

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