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Luke Kuechly’s retirement triggers $11.845 million cap charge

The sudden, stunning decision of Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly to retire from the NFL carries a price tag for the team. Sort of. The Panthers owe Kuechly nothing. However, his decision to walk away will result in $11.845 million hitting the cap in 2020. Kuechly walks away from $10.3 million in 2020 salary, and he’ll [more]

Luke Kuechly announces retirement

The Panthers have had a good week . . . until Tuesday night. That’s when Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement. “I think now is the right chance for me to move on,” Kuechly said, via Max Henson of the team website. “It makes me sad because I love playing this game, I’ve [more]

Report: Panthers to hire Joe Brady away from LSU

Joe Brady helped LSU win a national title on Monday night and his next goal will be helping the Panthers win a Super Bowl. Brady was the passing game coordinator for the national champions this season and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he has begun telling people he will be leaving the school for [more]

Report: Eagles deny Panthers permission to interview Andrew Berry

Well, that didn’t take long. Only minutes after a report that the Panthers had requested permission to interview Andrew Berry comes word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Eagles have denied permission. The Eagles are allowed to deny the Panthers permission since its not an official General Manager position. Marty Hurney has the [more]

Panthers request permission to interview Andrew Berry

The Panthers have requested permission to interview Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry for executive vice president of football operations, Mary Kay Cabot of reports. Berry, 32, also is a candidate for the Browns’ General Manager job. Berry spent three years as the Browns’ vice president of player personnel from 2016-2018. He [more]

DL coach Mike Phair leaving Colts for Panthers

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has added another piece to his initial coaching staff in Carolina. According to multiple reports, defensive line coach Mike Phair is leaving the Colts to join up with Rhule and the Panthers. Phair’s first coaching job was as a graduate assistant at Arizona State in 1999 when Panthers defensive coordinator [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Slow start to interview process limited Josh McDaniels’ options

As Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviews for the head-coaching vacancy in Cleveland, whether he gets any job in the current cycle comes down to one and only one shot, barring a delayed-reaction firing, retirement, or resignation. The Panthers and Giants wanted to talk to McDaniels, but for whatever reason he got started too late. [more]

Bills hire Eric Washington as defensive line coach

Eric Washington was the defensive coordinator on Ron Rivera’s final staff with the Panthers, but he won’t be following Rivera to Washington. The Bills announced on Friday that Washington will be their defensive line coach. Bill Teerlinck had been the defensive line coach in Buffalo, but left to take the same job at Virginia Tech [more]

Report: Matt Rhule looking to bring Mike Siravo from Baylor to be Panthers LB coach

New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is looking to bring along at least a couple of assistants along with him from his coaching staff at Baylor. In addition to Phil Snow as defensive coordinator, Rhule wants to bring Mike Siravo along to serve as linebackers coach, per Joe Person of While Siravo has [more]

Plenty of content is coming on Friday

In addition to the non-stop blurbs posted here throughout each and every day, weekday mornings and multiple afternoons per week result in audio and/or video content for your perusal. On Friday, things get a little convoluted. On NBC Sports Radio, a brand-new edition of PFT Live debuts at 6:00 a.m. ET, with visits from Paul [more]

John Mara on Matt Rhule: We weren’t going to seven years with anybody

The Panthers made Matt Rhule an offer he couldn’t refuse to become their head coach, but he did see if the Giants would match it before agreeing to the job in Carolina. Rhule was scheduled to interview with the Giants on Tuesday, but never came in to meet with the team after receiving the offer. [more]

Eric Schaffer leaving Washington now

Eric Schaffer was leaving Washington in May anyway, so he and the team found a way to accelerate the timetable. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team and the senior vice president of football operations and general counsel have “agreed to mutually part ways now instead of May.” Since the move was inevitable, [more]

Amari Cooper, Jaylon Smith added to Pro Bowl

The Cowboys have two more Pro Bowlers on their roster. The team announced that wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Jaylon Smith have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. They are taking the places of Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Cooper caught 79 passes for 1,189 yards and [more]

Trai Turner replaces Brandon Brooks in Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is coming at the end of January and that means it is the time of year for players to be named as replacements for the players originally selected to take part in the festivities in Orlando. Panthers right guard Trai Turner has been named to the NFC roster. He’ll take the place [more]

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