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Ron Rivera: We’ve got to protect Cam Newton and put playmakers around him

The Panthers are hopeful that quarterback Cam Newton‘s health will be better during the 2019 season and head coach Ron Rivera said on ESPN Friday that the team thinks Newton will be ready for camp after having shoulder surgery. Rivera also talked about the need to bolster the offensive line in hopes of keeping Newton [more]

Thomas Davis “a little nervous” about free agency

Thomas Davis spent 14 seasons in Carolina. He will play somewhere else if he plays a 15th. The Panthers informed the linebacker early last month they were not bringing him back. He now finds himself entering free agency for the first time. “I’m a little nervous about it, but looking forward to it,” Davis said [more]

Panthers to use Sam Mills III as game management coach

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is going to have a little help with in-game situations this year, and he’s getting it from a familiar face. The Panthers announced their coaching staff changes, including recently reported additions of Everette Brown as assistant linebackers coach and Ben Jacobs as assistant special teams coach. The new responsibility for helping Rivera [more]

Panthers fullback throws arm bar on attempted car thief

Panthers fullback Alex Armah saw someone breaking into his car, so he did what any reasonable person would do. He threw a wrestling move on the dude until the cops got there. According to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, Armah caught a guy going through his car thanks to an alert on his phone, [more]

Panthers adding Ben Jacobs to coaching staff

The Panthers released Ben Jacobs on Monday, but, as it turns out, he won’t be leaving the organization. Jacobs has been a core member of the special teams units in Carolina for the last five seasons and he’ll transition to working with the players who will be taking his place. Joe Person of The Athletic [more]

Report: Panthers release Ben Jacobs

Linebacker Ben Jacobs was set to become a free agent in March, but he won’t have to wait that long. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Panthers released Jacobs on Monday. That leaves him free to sign with another team ahead of the start of the new league year. Jacobs appeared in every game [more]

Eric Reid doesn’t expect Colin Kaepernick to be signed

The Panthers were willing to not just sign a guy who kneeled during the national anthem, they extended him. So obviously it wasn’t bad for football, or their bottom line. But now-secured safety Eric Reid was not optimistic about the chances of the guy he used to kneel next to. Via Joe Person of The [more]

Panthers extend Eric Reid

Eric Reid will remain in Carolina. Reid, the safety who signed a one-year contract with the Panthers during the 2018 season, has signed a three-year extension, according to NFL Media. Before Reid signed with the Panthers, he hired the same lawyer Colin Kaepernick hired to sue the NFL for collusion. Reid was the first player [more]

Ron Rivera ready to “evolve” as Panthers make changes

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has already made changes to his coaching staff, and he’s expected to make even more as they rebuild their roster for the 2019 season. But Rivera told Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer that he knew the changes had to start with him for any of it to have a chance [more]

Panthers add former second-rounder Everette Brown to coaching staff

The Panthers once traded a future first-round pick to get Everette Brown, now they’re going to entrust future picks to his care. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers are hiring Brown as an assistant linebackers coach. Brown spent last year as a coaching intern with the Panthers. He came to the Panthers in [more]

Cam Newton admits he couldn’t throw 30 yards

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked like he couldn’t throw the ball downfield at all in the second half of the season, and opponents knew it. Now that he’s had a procedure on his throwing shoulder, he can admit how bad it actually was. Newton unveiled a YouTube video channel, with a post about his arthroscopic [more]

Panthers owner jokes (we think) about roof over stadium

When you’ve got the kind of money Panthers owner David Tepper does, no whim is necessarily out of reach. Tepper was chatting the other day after a charity appearance at Bank of America Stadium, when the topic of his facilities came up. And he casually made a remark that would make a big change in [more]

Panthers runner-up ring from 2015 on sale on eBay

Some current or former Panthers player is either tired of being reminded of their Super Bowl 50 flop, or needs the money. According to WCNC, an NFC Championship ring which was given to players has been put up for sale on eBay, seeking $27,500. The size 16 ring is pictured in the ad, but the [more]

Greg Olsen plans on playing in 2019

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has played only 16 of 32 games over the past two seasons because of a foot injury, which has required two surgeries. But Olsen is committed to returning to his Pro Bowl level of play in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Olsen, who has two years remaining on his contract, plans [more]

Panthers stadium value quadruples in county revaluation

David Tepper might be in for a bit of sticker shock when he gets his tax bill next year — except he’s a multi-billionaire. According to Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal, the Panthers now play in the most valuable commercial property in Mecklenburg County, with the tax value of Bank of America Stadium quadrupling [more]

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