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James Bradberry would love to play for Ron Rivera again

Cornerback James Bradberry played out the final year of his contract with the Panthers in 2019 and he said at the end of the year that he is “open to any and all possibilities” for where he’ll continue his career in 2020. One of the possibilities that he’d consider would be following his first NFL [more]

Panthers hire another Baylor guy for football ops

Matt Rhule continues to collect former Baylor co-workers for his new Panthers staff, but they have one significant vacancy that has yet to be filled. As mentioned by Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio, Sean Padden has been hired as the Panthers as their vice president of football operations. He previously worked with Rhule at [more]

Panthers remain mum about Cam Newton’s future

Cam Newton is confident he will play for the Panthers next season. The Panthers, though, are staying quiet about the quarterback’s future. “He’s rehabbing; that’s all I can say,” Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney told Steve Reed of The Associated Press. Hurney would not answer several follow-up questions from Reed about Newton. Newton, who has [more]

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. Here is the list of first-year eligible candidates for the [more]

Panthers sign Joey Slye for 2020

The Panthers made Joey Slye their kicker after placing Graham Gano on injured reserve before the start of the 2019 season and he did well enough to stick around for 2020 as well. Slye was set to be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, but the team announced on Thursday that he has signed [more]

Panthers bring back Cole Luke

The Panthers have some big decisions to make about the top of the roster this offseason, but they’re working on the bottom of it at the moment. The team announced that exclusive rights free agent Cole Luke had signed a new one-year deal. Exclusive rights free agents can’t negotiate with other teams, so they’re not [more]

Greg Olsen making Buffalo his first free agent visit

Former Panthers tight end Greg Olsen‘s kicking off his world tour, and the weather can probably only get better the longer it goes. Via Joe Person of, Olsen will visit the Bills today, the first of many visits. He’ll also go see the Seahawks and Washington, as is trying to hustle up some interest [more]

Greg Olsen hoped the Bears would call when he became a free agent

Tight end Greg Olsen‘s long run with the Panthers officially came to an end when he was released on Monday, but Carolina was not the only team he’s played for during his NFL career. Olsen was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Bears and he called Chicago home until he [more]

Panthers defensive end Wes Horton retires

It won’t make the same kind of waves as Luke Kuechly walking away, but another Panthers player has retired, citing health concerns. Defensive end Wes Horton announced on social media that he was retiring. He said that he made the decision for two reasons, the second of which was to take a job at his [more]

Panthers extend running back Reggie Bonnafon

The Panthers want to keep Christian McCaffrey‘s backup, even if they never used him all that much last year. The team announced that the pending exclusive rights free agent was back on a one-year contract. He didn’t have much choice, as exclusive rights free agents can’t negotiate with other teams. Bonnafon originally joined the team [more]

Greg Olsen says his parting with the Panthers wasn’t really mutual

In recent years, football teams that move on from certain employees (usually coaches) couch the decision as mutual. The Panthers recently did it tight end Greg Olsen. Olsen said Tuesday that it wasn’t really mutual. “I told them all along that if they wanted me back . . . obviously I would have been back,” [more]

Greg Olsen is expected to visit Seahawks

The list of teams interested in talking to Greg Olsen is getting longer. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Olsen is set to visit with the Seahawks. That news comes a day after we learned that he’s also lined up visits with Buffalo and Washington. Those teams feature coaches and executives that worked [more]

Greg Olsen to visit Buffalo, Washington

Tight end Greg Olsen is a free agent after being released by the Panthers on Monday and his search for a new job will start with a couple of visits with old friends from his time in Carolina. PFT has confirmed that Olsen is set to visit Buffalo and Washington this week. Bills General Manager [more]

Panthers officially release Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen is a free agent. Olsen, the longtime Carolina tight end who jointly announced with the Panthers last week that he and the team would go their separate ways, was officially released today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. That makes him an unrestricted free agent who can start negotiating with teams immediately. [more]

First round order of 2020 NFL Draft now set

With the Super Bowl in the books, the NFL is back in offseason mode today, and open for business. And for the teams at the top, that means the big focus will be the 2020 NFL Draft. After last night’s game, the rest of the order of the first round was filled in. There are [more]

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