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Panthers ready for “closure” after sale of team

The Panthers players and coaches were having an OTA in Charlotte Tuesday, while just down the road in Atlanta, they were being sold to David Tepper. And while many of the longer-serving players and coaches had close relationships with previous owner Jerry Richardson, the sense of being ready to move on was clear, after months [more]

David Tepper wants to take his time to learn about Carolina

David Tepper walked into his new exclusive club today as one of its richest members. But he’s not walking in thinking he knows everything. Tepper — who has seemingly never been afraid of making bold statements — admitted that he wants to wait to learn more about his new market before making big proclamations. Other [more]

NFL approves sale of Panthers to David Tepper

The stage is set for David Tepper to complete his purchase of the Carolina Panthers. Tepper’s bid to buy the Panthers from Jerry Richardson was the first order of business at this week’s league meetings in Atlanta and it has been dispatched in short order. The finance committee approved the deal on Tuesday ahead of [more]

Norv Turner thinks he can make Cam Newton more accurate

Cam Newton has already been good at football. His new offensive coordinator thinks he can make him something he hasn’t been — efficient. Longtime offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he likes what he’s seen from the former MVP so far this offseason, and thinks he can help him become more accurate. Newton has accomplished great [more]

Curtis Samuel working on field at Panthers OTAs

Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel‘s rookie season came to an early end due to an ankle injury that required a surgical repair. Word early in the offseason was that the hope was for Samuel to be ready to return at training camp in August, but that schedule may have been pushed up a little bit. [more]

Jerry Richardson to make one last appearance as owner today

Panthers owner-for-a-few-more-hours Jerry Richardson is expected to make an appearance today. Disgraced by recent allegations of workplace misconduct, Richardson hasn’t been spotted during the sale of his team to David Tepper, but he’s kept a low profile in recent years anyway. Accoording to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, he’s scheduled to address the owners one [more]

Tepper’s bid for Panthers expected to “sail through”

If there was any doubt about David Tepper’s bid to buy the Panthers, there shouldn’t have been. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the looming effort to approve Tepper as successor to team founder Jerry Richardson is expected to “sail through” when the owners meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Atlanta. Tepper’s effort became [more]

Panthers sign Ashaad Mabry, Jason Vander Laan

The Panthers signed defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry and tight end Jason Vander Laan on Monday. Mabry originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-San Antonio in 2015. He has never played in a regular-season game. In four college seasons, Mabry made 49 tackles and six tackles for loss. Vander Laan [more]

Russell Shepard signing with Giants

Wide receiver Russell Shepard is signing with the Giants, he announced in an Instagram post Monday night. It reunites him with General Manager Dave Gettleman. The Panthers released Shepard last week after he declined a pay cut, and he had taken a free agent visit to Buffalo. Shepard signed a three-year, $10 million deal with [more]

Panthers waive Korren Kirven

The Panthers waived offensive tackle Korren Kirven on Monday. Kirven, 23, has never played in an NFL regular-season game. He signed with the Panthers earlier this month after the Jets waived him. The Alabama product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017, signing with the Buccaneers. The Bucs waived him before the [more]

Pending Panthers owner recalls overcoming childhood abuse

David Tepper had to do more than accumulate great wealth in order to get to the point he could buy a football team. The soon-to-be-owner of the Panthers also had to move past some childhood experiences which were traumatic for him, and provided a great motivator for his future. Via Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Time may tell that David Tepper got a steal in Charlotte

The timeline was curious, even if it was entirely coincidental. On Monday, the Supreme Court opened the door for nationwide sports betting. Immediately, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proclaimed that the value of each franchise in the four major sports leagues would double. Within a day, David Tepper put pen to paper on a purchase [more]

NFL has no issue with David Tepper’s casino holdings

The prospective owner of the Carolina Panthers owns a company that holds ownership interest in casino stock. That won’t keep David Tepper from owning the team. Via Carleton English and John Kosman of the New York Post, the league has no issue with Tepper’s company, Appaloosa Management, holding ownership interests in Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, [more]

Bashaud Breeland set for visits with Colts, Cardinals

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland is ready for his second shot at free agency this offseason. Breeland agreed to a deal with the Panthers early in free agency, but never became a member of the team because of a failed physical. Breeland needed a skin graft to repair a cut to his foot and the condition led [more]

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