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Will any franchise-tag deals get done?

The NFL is a deadline-driven business. A key deadline is currently driving up on several teams. Currently, however, there’s no indication that any of the franchise-tagged players who have not signed long-term deals will sign long-term deals before today’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it, the Saints [more]

It’s deadline day for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals

Thursday afternoon marks a deadline for the seven players who are currently set to play out the season under the franchise tag. If no long-term deal is agreed to ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline, those players will move forward under the tag and will not be able to sign multi-year pacts with their [more]

Brian Burns planning “sack competition” with Haason Reddick

Panthers defensive end Brian Burns talked about the team’s big offseason moves on both sides of the ball during a Wednesday visit with NFL Network. Burns shared his early impressions of quarterback Sam Darnold and he also discussed a player who will be lining up with him on the team’s defensive front. Edge rusher Haason [more]

Brian Burns: Sam Darnold is going to be a great leader for the offense

The Panthers’ quest to find a franchise quarterback led them to acquire Sam Darnold in the spring. The No. 3 pick of the 2018 draft, Darnold didn’t have much success with the Jets. But he’s drawn some positive reviews from teammates for his performance during the offseason program with Carolina. During a Wednesday appearance on [more]

Report: Russell Okung patiently waiting for “satisfactory offer”

Offensive tackle Russell Okung remains a free agent with the start of training camps looming. Okung plans on playing but isn’t in a hurry to sign, Adam Beasley of PFN reports. Okung has had offers, just not a “satisfactory offer,” per Beasley. “Okung is being super patient as he searches for the right opportunity,” Beasley [more]

Derrick Brown: I’ve got to play a lot better, be more consistent

The Panthers made defensive tackle Derrick Brown a first-round pick in 2020 and he promptly took a spot in the team’s starting lineup for his rookie season. Brown had 34 tackles, two sacks and 12 quarterback hits while playing 70 percent of the defensive snaps for Carolina. Both sacks and 11 of the quarterback hits [more]

NFL suffers setback in Rams relocation litigation

The massive lawsuit filed by St. Louis against the NFL over the relocation of the Rams will (barring a settlement) culminate with a full-blown trial, which is due to begin just as the Rams prepare to host a Super Bowl in their new stadium. Along the way, the two sides will engage in many battles. [more]

With Peterson, Gore and McCoy unsigned, Cam Newton is NFL’s active leader in rushing TDs

Cam Newton currently occupies an unusual place in the NFL: A quarterback who is the league’s active leader in rushing touchdowns. Newton, who ran for 12 touchdowns with the Patriots last season, has 70 rushing touchdowns in his NFL career. That ranks him fourth among players who were active during the 2020 season, behind Adrian [more]

Cam Newton says 2016 shoulder injury affected him for years

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says an injury to his throwing shoulder that he suffered in 2016 took years to heal and changed the way he played. Newton posted a video on YouTube today that he filmed in September of 2020 in which he says he was just beginning to feel like his old self again [more]

Panthers’ Jermaine Carter likes Jaycee Horn’s chances of winning defensive rookie of the year

Panthers linebacker Jermaine Carter loved what he saw from rookie Jaycee Horn during the team’s offseason work last month. Carter told Will Kunkel of FOX 46 that Horn, who was the first defensive player selected in the 2021 NFL draft, looked every bit like a defensive rookie of the year candidate. “Jaycee Horn, he’s one [more]

DJ Moore: Steve Smith tells me to always have a dog mentality on the field

Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore posted 1,193 receiving yards during the 2020 season and only two players in franchise history have ever topped that total. Muhsin Muhammad had two years with more yards than that and Steve Smith had three seasons with 1,394 receiving yards or more over the course of his career, including the [more]

One week left for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals

July is a quiet month around the NFL until training camps get underway, but there is sometimes a flurry of activity involving franchise-tagged players in the middle of the month. The deadline for those players to sign long-term deals with their current teams is July 15. Any player who does not sign such a contract [more]

Dan Arnold feels ready for bigger role after signing with Panthers

The Panthers didn’t get much production from their tight ends as receivers last season and offensive coordinator Joe Brady said that runs counter to the coaching style he was exposed to while rising through the assistant ranks. Brady said that “the tight ends are the most important position on the field” in that approach because [more]

Christian McCaffrey speaking out on mental health of military veterans

A recent report found that more than 30,000 active duty military personnel and veterans have died by suicide since September 11, 2001, which is more than four times as many as have died in combat. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is speaking out about the importance of protecting the mental health of those who have [more]

Report: Panthers want long-term deal with Taylor Moton

The Saints signed right tackle Ryan Ramczyk to a five-year extension on Wednesday and the fallout from that agreement could impact another NFC South club. Panthers right tackle Taylor Moton got the franchise tag early this offseason and has a couple of weeks before the July 15 deadline to reach a long-term deal with the [more]

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