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Chiefs-Cardinals, Raiders-Chargers highlight Sunday afternoon schedule in Week 1

The three biggest games of the league’s opening weekend all were previously reported: The Bills and Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season with a Thursday Night Football game at SoFi Stadium; the Bucs will play at the Cowboys in the first Sunday Night Football game, which is a rematch of their season opener [more]

“Lines of communication” remain open between Cam Newton, Panthers

In late March, Panthers G.M. Scott Fitterer said the door remains open on the team potentially re-signing quarterback Cam Newton. In a Wednesday visit to #PFTPM, Fitterer reiterated that Newton could return.“I think we’re still having thoughts,” Fitterer said. “We have to see how this works out here throughout the spring. I just happened to [more]

Saints to open season with Falcons, Bucs, Panthers, Vikings in first four games

The full 2022 NFL schedule won’t be released until tonight, but some details are trickling out, including how the Saints will open the season.New Orleans gets three divisional opponents to start, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football.The Saints’ opener is at Atlanta, then in Week Two they host the Buccaneers, and they’re at Carolina in [more]

Panthers release Azur Kamara

The Panthers have moved on from one of their defensive players.Carolina announced on Wednesday that the club has released defensive end Azur Kamara.Kamara joined the Panthers in December, with the club claiming him off waivers from the Cowboys.Kamara went undrafted out of Kansas, signing with the Cowboys in April 2020. But he missed that entire [more]

Panthers agree to terms with Ikem Ekwonu

Panthers offensive lineman Ikem Ekwonu agreed to terms Tuesday, the team announced.He becomes the third of the top-six picks to reach agreement with No. 2 overall choice Aidan Hutchinson and No. 4 overall choice Sauce Gardner having already signed. Ekwonu was the sixth overall choice.Ekwonu will join the rest of the team’s draft class at [more]

Panthers agree to terms with sixth-rounder Cade Mays

The Panthers continued to make headway in getting their entire draft class under contract on Monday.According to multiple reports, the team has agreed to a deal with sixth-round offensive lineman Cade Mays. It’s a four-year deal for Mays, who joins sixth-round edge rusher Amaré Barno and seventh-round cornerback Kalon Barnes in agreeing to their first [more]

Charlotte “unlikely” to contribute taxpayer money for new Panthers headquarters

With the Panthers exiting a failed effort to build a new team headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, it’s possible that the team will try to construct something in Charlotte. If it does, it likely won’t be getting free money from the city.According to the Charlotte Observer, via Sports Business Journal, Charlotte [more]

Panthers agree to terms with Kalon Barnes

The Panthers have agreed to a contract with another member of their 2022 draft class.Seventh-round cornerback Kalon Barnes has agreed to a four-year deal. He joins sixth-round edge rusher Amaré Barno in that category.Barnes ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash in NFL Scouting Combine history earlier this year and he played in 35 games at Baylor. [more]

Should Baker Mayfield offer to reduce his guaranteed salary to secure his release?

The bridge between Browns and Baker Mayfield has been obliterated. Thursday’s report from Jake Trotter of ESPN.com shows just how bad it has gotten. Even if the Browns need Mayfield due to a lengthy Deshaun Watson suspension, Mayfield seems to be dead set against it.So what happens next? The Browns hold his rights for 2022. [more]

Joe Schoen: Not many negatives on Kayvon Thibodeaux

The Giants surprised everyone last Thursday by making Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux the fifth overall pick in the draft. It came at a time when there was persistent buzz that the one-time favorite to go first overall would slide out of the top 10.G.M. Joe Schoen recently addressed with #PFTPM the noise surrounding Thibodeaux.“There [more]

Panthers waive Lirim Hajrullahu

The Panthers are down to one kicker on their 90-man offseason roster.The team announced that they have placed Lirim Hajrullahu on waivers Wednesday. The move opens a spot for one of the 13 undrafted rookies the Panthers signed after the draft came to an end last weekend.Hajrullahu was 4-of-5 on field goals and 3-of-3 on [more]

If Browns choose to keep Baker Mayfield, Mayfield may not have many options

With few, if any, viable trade possibilities and with the Browns possibly needing a full-season starter if Deshaun Watson‘s suspension ends up being much longer than expected, Cleveland may indeed keep Baker Mayfield.Some have insisted Mayfield would never go along with that. Well, he has 18.8 million reasons to do so.He’s under contract. If he [more]

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