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Christian McCaffrey: You can just tell Sam Darnold is dialed in

The Panthers’ search for a franchise quarterback moved from Teddy Bridgewater to Sam Darnold this offseason. As Carolina’s offseason program wraps up, star running back Christian McCaffrey is encouraged by what he’s seen from the third pick in the 2018 draft. “I think I’ve seen him grow in a lot of ways,” McCaffrey said this [more]

Terrace Marshall agrees to terms with Panthers

The Panthers got first-round pick Jaycee Horn under contract earlier this week and they’ve now agreed to a deal with their second-round pick as well. Wide receiver Terrace Marshall‘s agents announced that their client has agreed to terms on his rookie pact. It will be a four-year deal for Marshall. Marshall was the first offensive [more]

Greg Olsen’s son returns home after heart transplant earlier this month

Greg Olsen’s 8-year-old son returned home Wednesday after undergoing a heart transplant earlier this month. The former NFL tight end shared a video of his son, TJ, ringing the bell at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte to signal his release. “Ever since TJ was admitted into the ICU a little less than a month ago [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: I probably should have shut it down after knee injury in 2020

Last year, Teddy Bridgewater suffered a knee injury against the Buccaneers in Week 10, which kept him out of the Panthers’ Week 11 matchup versus the Lions. He was back for the following contest against the Vikings and started for Carolina’s through the rest of the year. But Bridgewater’s performance lagged in those last five [more]

Robby Anderson sees a new glow in Sam Darnold

Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson played with quarterback Sam Darnold when both men were with the Jets and that makes him a good judge of any change in Darnold since this year’s trade to Carolina. Anderson’s judgement was delayed because he did not take part in the voluntary portions of the team’s offseason program, but [more]

Panthers agree to terms with Jaycee Horn

Another first-round pick is getting under contract. The Panthers announced Tuesday morning that they’ve agreed to terms with cornerback Jaycee Horn on his rookie contract. The four-year deal is worth $21.1 million guaranteed with a $12.7 million signing bonus. The Panthers will have to make their decision on Horn’s fifth-year option in the spring of [more]

T.J. Yeldon, Zane Gonzalez trying out with Panthers

It looks like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix won’t be the only tryout player at Panthers minicamp this week. Per Joe Person of, running back T.J. Yeldon and kicker Zane Gonzalez are also attending Carolina’s mandatory minicamp on a tryout basis. A second-round pick in the 2015 draft, Yeldon spent the last two seasons playing sparingly [more]

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix gets a minicamp tryout with the Panthers

Last month, former first-round safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a tryout at the Texans’ rookie minicamp. This week, he’ll get a look-see from a different team. Per a league source, the 2014 draft pick of the Packers will participate in the Panthers’ minicamp on a tryout basis. Clinton-Dix, a 2016 Pro Bowler, started every game [more]

Panthers bring back Steve Smith, as an analyst

“89 is back in the building.” Eight years after Steve Smith last played for the Panthers, Smith will rejoin the team. The Panthers have announced that he’ll serve as the analyst for the TV broadcasts of the team’s preseason games. And Smith utters the line quoted above in the video announcing the move. The Panthers, [more]

Devin Funchess has plenty of confidence, despite not playing in two years

Packers receiver Devin Funchess is back, and he’s ready to go. Funchess hasn’t played since breaking a collarbone in the first game of the 2019 season. When he lines up to start the 2021 season, it’ll be the first time he has played in two years. Regardless, he’s not lacking in confidence. “I’ll never doubt [more]

Joe Brady: Sam Darnold’s youth and experience was “extremely enticing to us”

The Panthers’ search for a franchise quarterback has turned to Sam Darnold, the former No. 3 pick of the 2018 draft. Darnold finished the 2020 season with the worst passer rating among 35 qualified players last year at 72.7 — below the likes of Carson Wentz, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock. But the Panthers feel [more]

Joe Brady: Christian McCaffrey doesn’t have anything to prove to me or anyone else

A year after becoming just the third player in NFL history to record 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey couldn’t stay on the field. Three separate injuries limited McCaffrey to just three games in 2020, with the running back missing the last seven contests. As McCaffrey returns [more]

Matt Rhule on vaccinations: I don’t tell anyone what to do

The NFL has relaxed its COVID-19 protocols for players who are vaccinated and for teams with 85 percent of all players vaccinated. But that isn’t enough for some players to get the shot. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold has yet to be vaccinated and might not get it, he said Wednesday. His coach, Matt Rhule, said [more]

Sam Darnold has yet to be vaccinated

The vaccination issue continues to be a vexing one for some pro football players. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold said today that he has yet to get the vaccine, and that he might not get it. “There’s a ton of different things that go into it,” Darnold said, via Joe Person of “I’m gonna evaluate [more]

David Tepper makes it clear that he won’t be buying his own stadium

Panthers owner David Tepper is taking a “when in Rome” approach to his desire to finagle a new coliseum for his football team. “I’m not building a stadium alone, Tepper said Tuesday, via the Associated Press. “The community is going to have to want it. If I’m [paying] a third, the community is [paying] a [more]

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