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Baker Mayfield making plays downfield, Browns and Panthers tied

The Panthers are trying to play deliberately on offense, since their quarterback has a bad shoulder. The Browns have no such qualms. Rookie Baker Mayfield is airing it out impressively, as the Browns and Panthers are tied 17-17 at halftime. Mayfield’s 8-of-10 for 176 yards (17.6 per attempt, duh), and has completions of 66 and [more]

Panthers get a rare turnover, take advantage

The Panthers have created one turnover in their previous four games. It’s probably not a coincidence that they’ve lost all four of those games. But when they got back on the board Sunday, it made an immediate difference against the Browns. After Luke Kuechly forced a Rashard Higgins fumble, Thomas Davis recovered it and the [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Panthers at Browns Panthers: K Graham Gano, CB Lorenzo Doss, WR Mose Frazier, DE Marquis [more]

Dana White: UFC is building the ESPN card with Greg Hardy, nobody is put off by it

ESPN is perfectly OK with being in the Greg Hardy business. That’s the word from Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, who says that he is going forward with Hardy making his official UFC debut on the first fight card that will be broadcast by ESPN. “We’ve been building this ESPN card for a while [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Myles Garrett sees different Cam Newton than earlier in year

Myles Garrett calls Cam Newton “Super Cam.” But the Browns defensive end hasn’t seen “Super Cam” on film lately. The Panthers quarterback, who is nursing a sore right throwing shoulder, has nine touchdowns and seven interceptions in his past four games. “It just looks like he’s kind of exerting himself more than usual to get [more]

Graham Gano officially out this week

Though signing another kicker earlier today should have been a sign, the Panthers have made it official. Veteran kicker Graham Gano is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns, because of the knee injury that caused them to sign Chandler Catanzaro. Gano has some high-profile misses lately, but has actually been pretty good over the [more]

Panthers sign Chandler Catanzaro

Graham Gano has been dealing with a knee injury, so the Panthers added a second kicker to their roster on Friday. The Panthers announced that they have signed Chandler Catanzaro to the 53-man roster. Offensive lineman Amini Silatolu was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Catanzaro signed a three-year contract with the Buccaneers [more]

Report: Chiefs signing Kelvin Benjamin

The Bills cut receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday. He found a new home on Thursday. After a visit to Kansas City, Benjamin will sign with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He becomes another weapon in the NFL’s third-ranked offense, joining Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Chris Conley, among others, in the team’s receivers room. [more]

Panthers promote offensive lineman from practice squad

The Panthers have struggled keeping offensive linemen healthy all season, and made another move Thursday. The team announced they placed undrafted rookie Brendan Mahon on injured reserve because of a concussion, and promoted undrafted rookie Taylor Hearn from the practice squad. Mahon was generally inactive this year, but had played some special teams snaps in two [more]

Kelvin Benjamin becomes a free agent

Receiver Kelvin Benjamin was supposed to become a free agent in March. Instead, he’s a free agent now. Per multiple reports, Benjamin went unclaimed on waivers, one day after being released by the Bills. Benjamin, a vested veteran, has a base salary of $8.459 million. Benjamin was the right to collect the balance from the [more]

Cam Newton: I’m not going to let shoulder pain hold me back

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a limited participant in practice again on Wednesday as he and the team continue to work to manage his right shoulder in a way that allows Newton to remain in the lineup. Whether that’s the best thing will be up for debate if Newton has any more games like he [more]

ESPN, UFC teaming up to promote a Greg Hardy cage fight

Greg Hardy’s off-field misconduct, most notably a 2014 domestic violence case, ended his NFL career. After he served a suspension in 2015, the Cowboys signed him, were heavily criticized for it, and decided they didn’t want him back after the season. No other NFL team has wanted him since then. But there’s another sports league [more]

Panthers promote Mose Frazier to take Greg Olsen’s roster spot

The Panthers added another receiver to the roster, after placing tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve. The team announced that Olsen was indeed done for the year, and that wideout Mose Frazier was promoted from the practice squad to fill his spot. Olsen tore the plantar fascia in his right foot in Sunday’s loss [more]

Free tickets didn’t fill up Tampa Bay’s stadium

The Buccaneers, desperate to fill Raymond James Stadium, offered two free tickets to every season-ticket holder for last Sunday’s game against the Panthers. It didn’t work. As recently explained by SportsBusiness Daily, the venue remained at only 80-percent capacity for the game, with 52,568 persons at the 65,618-seat facility. Per the Charlotte Observer, the upper deck [more]

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