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Panthers sign five draft picks, including Donte Jackson

The Panthers announced Thursday they signed five of their eight draft choices. Carolina reached agreements with second-round cornerback Donte Jackson, fourth-round tight end Ian Thomas, fourth-round defensive end Marquis Haynes, fifth-round linebacker Jermaine Carter and seventh-round defensive tackle Kendrick Norton. Jackson, who played at LSU, was selected with the 55th overall choice. In 2017, he [more]

Fozzy Whittaker tore his ACL this week

Veteran Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker won’t be playing football during the 2018 season. The Panthers announced on Thursday that Whittaker has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL. The team says Whittaker suffered the injury on Monday while taking part in the team’s offseason program. Whittaker played 12 games for the Panthers [more]

Report: Peyton Manning considering offer to join Panthers ownership group

A guy who spent plenty of time in North Carolina in connection with his playing career could be spending plenty more time there as part of his post-playing activities. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is considering an offer to become part of the potential Panthers [more]

Patriots, Rams in good shape for 2019 compensatory picks

The deadline has passed for any free agent signings that will affect the awarding of compensatory picks in next year’s NFL draft, and the Patriots and Rams are the teams that look to be in the best shape for 2019 compensatory picks. Both the Patriots and the Rams are likely to be awarded two third-round [more]

Panthers claim running back Elijah Hood off waivers

For the second day in a row, the Panthers added a running back. Via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers claimed running back Elijah Hood off waivers from the Raiders. The 2017 seventh-round pick was a prep star in Charlotte before his career at the University of North Carolina. He spent most of [more]

C.J. Anderson expects “great complementary” relationship with Christian McCaffrey

Running back C.J. Anderson signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Monday and told the media a short time later that he’s in Carolina because he believes the team’s approach “definitely fits my style and my game.” As you’d expect, that includes their approach to offensive football but it extends to the team’s slogan [more]

Panthers signing running back C.J. Anderson

The Panthers had a vacancy for a traditional running back after not finding one in the draft, so they found a 1,000-yard rusher. A league source tells PFT that the Panthers have signed veteran running back C.J. Anderson. Anderson was released by the Broncos, despite rushing for 1,007 yards last season. A number of teams [more]

Report: Curtis Fuller’s departure tied to texts, emails to female Panthers employees

Panthers defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller abruptly resigned this week for reasons that were not made completely clear, but a new report indicates that his resignation was a result of workplace misconduct with female Panthers employees. Specifically, the Charlotte Observer reports, Fuller sent emails and text messages to an unknown number of female employees on [more]

Bills hire Dan Morgan as their director of player personnel

Word earlier this week was that the Bills were going to hire former Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan for a role in their personnel department and it became official on Friday. Morgan will be the director of player personnel in Buffalo. He’ll work under General Manager Brandon Beane, who was in Carolina when Morgan was a [more]

Panthers DB coach left after internal investigation

Panthers defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller resigned this week, a decision that coach Ron Rivera called “a complicated situation.” Now, it looks slightly more clear. According to David Newton of ESPN.com, a team spokesman said they accepted Fuller’s resignation Wednesday after an internal investigation. “After approaching Coach Fuller with the findings of an investigation into [more]

Panthers bidder in town for golf tournament, meetings with business leaders

One of the bidders for the Panthers is making his fourth visit to the city in the last three months, and allaying some concerns their panicky fanbase might have about relocation. Via Rick Rothacker of the Charlotte Observer, Canadian steel magnate Alan Kestenbaum was in town for a series of meetings with local business leaders [more]

Report: Bills expected to hire Dan Morgan in front office

The Bills are expected to hire Dan Morgan as a high-ranking member of their front office, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Morgan, 39, played seven seasons with the Panthers. The former linebacker made one Pro Bowl, retiring after the 2008 season. Morgan has served as the Seahawks’ director of pro personnel under Scott Fitterer [more]

Luke Kuechly’s shoulder well enough to carry clubs

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly won’t be participating in any on-field work in OTAs later this month, but he was able to get 18 holes in yesterday — in a manner of speaking. Kuechly was caddying for Greg Olsen in the Wells Fargo Championship pro-am, and was sufficiently healthy to carrying a heavy bag of [more]

“Complicated situation” results in resignation of Panthers defensive backs coach

A strange year for the Panthers is getting even stranger. According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller abruptly resigned on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera called it a “complicated situation.” Fuller joined the ream in 2013, becoming defensive backs coach in 2017, after Steve Wilks replaced Sean McDermott as defensive coordinator. A [more]

Panthers waive tight end who failed PED test

The Panthers added tight end Kent Taylor to their practice squad last December, and he made news two weeks ago when he was suspended for failing a PED test. He won’t get a chance to add to his Panthers legacy. Per the league’s official transaction report, the Panthers waived the reserve tight end yesterday. He [more]

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