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Report: Panthers retain assistants Chris Tabor, James Campen

New Panthers head coach Frank Reich reported to work at his new job for the first time Monday. His first order of business after signing his contract was to begin meeting with the current assistants on the staff. Joe Person of reports the Panthers are retaining special teams coordinator Chris Tabor and offensive line [more]

What will happen with Sean Payton?

One of the four teams that interviewed former Saints coach Sean Payton recently went in a different direction, with the Panthers hiring Frank Reich. That leaves three teams in the current cycles that could hire him — the Texans, Cardinals, and Broncos. So where will he land?Momentum gradually has been building this week toward Payton [more]

Ron Rivera voices support for Steve Wilks getting another head-coaching opportunity

On Thursday, the Panthers opted not to allow interim coach Steve Wilks to continue to build on his ability to go .500 over 12 games, after the early-season firing of Matt Rhule. Instead, owner David Tepper gave the job to Frank Reich.The lawyer representing Wilks in his lawsuit against the NFL and the Cardinals issued [more]

The current hiring cycle is making the Brian Flores case stronger

With the one-year anniversary of the filing of the landmark Brian Flores race discrimination litigation against the NFL looming, the current hiring cycle is only making the case stronger.We still don’t know where the case will unfold. Will it happen in open court, where justice is dispensed equally — a prospect that those who face [more]

Statement from Steve Wilks’ lawyer is also a warning to the Cardinals on Brian Flores

The statement came swiftly from lawyer Doug Wigdor. And it should be regarded by Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill as a clear warning.Wigdor, who represents former Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks, reacted sharply to the news that the Panthers had passed over Wilks for Frank Reich.“We are shocked and disturbed that after the incredible job Coach [more]

Panthers’ recent hire of Frank Reich’s daughter could become an issue in Steve Wilks’ litigation

After the Panthers hired Frank Reich to be the team’s next head coach, the lawyer representing former interim coach Steve Wilks strongly implied that the Panthers will be added to the pending litigation against the NFL and multiple teams over racial discrimination in hiring practices.For Wilks, the argument would be both that racial bias infected [more]

Sean Payton denies report of concerns with unnamed member of Broncos ownership

As some wonder whether former Saints coach Sean Payton will wait to return to coaching until 2024, he has spoken out in response to a report regarding one of his potential destinations for 2023.Mark Maske of the Washington Post tweeted the following on Thursday: “[T]here was an issue with Payton’s interview with the Broncos. Payton [more]

Colts, Jim Irsay congratulate Frank Reich for landing on his feet

Former Colts coach Frank Reich, fired after nine games in 2022, has landed on his feet in Carolina. The Colts are happy about that.The team’s twitter account has congratulated Reich. Owner Jim Irsay did, too.And it’s not just false praise. The Colts and Irsay have reason to be happy. With Reich getting another head-coaching job, the [more]

Lawyer representing Steve Wilks: “There is a legitimate race problem in the NFL”

When Panthers owner David Tepper made Steve Wilks the interim head coach on October 10, Tepper was asked whether Wilks had a shot to keep the job beyond 2022.“If he does an incredible job, he has to be in consideration,” Tepper said.Wilks arguably did an incredible job. He forced the team into playoff contention. He [more]

Panthers hire Frank Reich as head coach

The Carolina Panthers have their new head coach: Frank Reich.Reich, who was fired last season as head coach of the Colts, has been hired as the new head coach of the Panthers.The 61-year-old Reich went 40-33-1 in four and a half seasons as head coach of the Colts. He made the playoffs twice. He has [more]

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