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Patriots sign Cam Newton

If you can’t beat him, sign him. The Patriots have agreed to terms with quarterback Cam Newton, PFT has confirmed. The story was first reported by ESPN. Newton has a 2-0 record against the Patriots during his time with the Panthers. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft. It’s a low salary, one-year deal [more]

Matt Ryan says he’s the best quarterback in the NFC South

The NFC South has plenty of great quarterbacks, including a pair of future first-ballot Hall of Famers who will have a combined age if 84 when then meet in Week One. But another quarterback in the division recently proclaimed that he’s the best. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, appearing on Pardon My Take with PFT Commenter [more]

Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater’s got a “great arm”

Matt Rhule was asked Thursday about the “narrative” that Teddy Bridgewater lacks the arm strength to be a downfield passer. While the Panthers believe Bridgewater has deep-ball accuracy, Rhule also indicated Joe Brady’s offense won’t ask Bridgewater to do that often. “Teddy, for us, is exactly what we want,” Rhule said, via Joe Person of [more]

NFL expects on-time start for training camps next month

The NFL expects an on-time start for training camps next month, the league’s general counsel, Jeff Pash, said Thursday. The target date is a July 28 opening to training camps for the full roster to keep teams on a “normal schedule”, Pash said. Rookies are expected to start a week earlier with quarterbacks following July [more]

Matt Rhule considering kneeling alongside players during national anthem

Panthers coach Matt Rhule is considering kneeling alongside players during the national anthem this season. Rhule said he wants to show support for the movement against racial injustice. “I would consider anything as we move forward,” Rhule said Thursday on a video conference call, via Steve Reed of The Associated Press. “I’m supportive of the [more]

Which players would benefit from a change of scenery?

Jets safety Jamal Adams wants out of New York. Obviously, he believes he’d benefit from a change of scenery. Which inspired Friday’s PFT Live draft: Which players currently in the NFL would benefit from being traded to a new team? Big Cat and yours truly drafted four players each. Big Cat, for the most part, [more]

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]

Joe Brady: Curtis Samuel “critical” to Panthers success

There was a report that teams were calling the Panthers about trading for wide receiver Curtis Samuel during the draft, but Carolina didn’t make a deal involving the 2017 second-round pick. It doesn’t sound like they’re going to shift gears on that front before the start of the regular season if offensive coordinator Joe Brady [more]

Joe Brady: Teddy Bridgewater makes everybody better

Teddy Bridgewater has not played as a full-time starter since a career-threatening knee injury in August 2016. But the Panthers saw enough — and knew enough about him — that they signed Bridgewater in free agency as their quarterback of the present and the future. Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady was an offensive assistant with [more]

Joe Brady: To label Christian McCaffrey “just a running back” is injustice to him

Panthers coach Matt Rhule has said Christian McCaffrey is not “just a running back.” The team didn’t pay McCaffrey like a running back in signing him to a four-year extension that will pay him $16 million a season. Likewise, the Panthers will not play McCaffrey just as at running back. “To me, he’s a running [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 NFL QB countdown, No. 10: Cam Newton

We’ve gotten to the top 10 of the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, and the guy at No. 10 is a guy who currently doesn’t have a team. He’s the first pick in the 2011 draft and the 2015 NFL MVP: Cam Newton. Yes, Cam Newton. If healthy, he’s a top-10 quarterback. The question [more]

Phil Snow expecting growing pains for Panthers defense

Phil Snow’s first opportunity to coordinate a defense in the NFL isn’t exactly coming with the most ideal circumstances. Snow, who has spent most of his career coaching in college, is having to implement his defense with the Carolina Panthers despite having no chance to work in person with the players he’ll be directing this [more]

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

For the second time in less than a year, the President has said publicly that he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, as long as Kaepernick deserves it. And in explaining that caveat, Donald Trump implies that football reasons, and only football reasons, have kept Kaepernick out. “If he deserves it, [more]

Graham Gano progressing “really, really well” in recovery from leg injury

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano missed the entirety of the 2019 season due to a leg injury. As he recovers for the 2020 season, he now finds himself headed toward a competition with last season’s replacement Joey Slye for the team’s kicking duties. Gano first injured his leg late in the 2018 season. He fractured [more]

Cowboys, Panthers both to observe Juneteenth

Add two more teams to the list of organizations set to observe Juneteenth as a holiday. According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys will give their employees this Friday, June 19th, off as a holiday in remembrance of the order given by Union general Gordon Granger on that date [more]

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