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Youth Movement in Carolina Is Not What John Fox Needs
The Carolina Panthers are in the midst of a bona fide youth movement entering the 2010 season. So far this offseason they have shown several veteran players, many with large contracts, the door. Their complete lack of activity in the free agent market would seem to in...
4 years, 1 month ago   |   Youth Movement in Carolina Is Not What John Fox Needs ( 0 )
Panthers Defense May Be A Liability In 2009
The third preseason game is generally considered to be the one that most closely resembles a regular season game. The starters play into the 2nd half and give the fans their first real glimpse at what the team will look like when the season commences. The Panthers pla...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Panthers Defense May Be A Liability In 2009 ( 0 )
Injuries Starting to Add Up For 2009 Panthers
The biggest concern for the Carolina Panthers entering the 2009 season was a lack of depth at several key positions including both offensive and defensive line. Now the injury bug has bitten early and often in this preseason and has shown a light on some glaring defici...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Injuries Starting to Add Up For 2009 Panthers ( 0 )
Panthers Look Shaky in Preseason Opener
Let me start by saying that I generally put very little faith in what I see during preseason games. These games are largely meaningless, usually little more than a glorified scrimmage game. Teams run very vanilla offenses and most of the game is played by guys who wil...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   Panthers Look Shaky in Preseason Opener ( 0 )
2009 Panthers Lack Depth at Key Positions
There is both good and bad news for the Carolina Panthers as we approach the 2009 season. The good news is that the Panthers will start the season with 20 returning starters from the 2008 team that finished 12-4 and won the NFC South. The only starters not returning a...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   2009 Panthers Lack Depth at Key Positions ( 0 )
Smith’s suspension puts Fox, Panthers’ offense on the spot
This is not what John Fox needed as he enters the 2008 season on the hot seat in Carolina. Steve Smith, the onetime NFL bad boy who had seemingly cleaned up his act and his image, suffered a relapse and went ballistic on a teammate again, and Fox had no choice but to...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   Smith’s suspension puts Fox, Panthers’ offense on the spot ( 8 )
Panthers sign Connor to four-year contract
Carolina and third-round linebacker Dan Connor agreed to a three-year deal Thursday, highlighting an active day for the Panthers. Connor will receive a signing bonus of $789,000 along with a four-year deal worth $2.49 million. Also, the Panthers signed seventh-round...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Panthers sign Connor to four-year contract ( 5 )
Panthers sign two draft picks
Carolina came toterms with two picks, sixth-round DT Nick Hayden and seventh-round G Mackenzy Bernadeau, on contracts. They are the first two of Carolina's nine picks from April's draft to sign. Panthers rookie contract status as of July 12 1 (13). RB Jonathan Stewar...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Panthers sign two draft picks ( 0 )
No Panthers draft picks have signed yet
The Panthers haven't signed any of their 2008 draft picks as of June 21. Panthers rookie contract status as of June 21 1 (13). RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon – Unsigned 1 (19). OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh – Unsigned 3 (67). CB Charles Godfrey, Iowa – Unsigned 3 (74)...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   No Panthers draft picks have signed yet ( 3 )
Fan Pulse: Panthers fans leading grassroots campaigns for change
Let it not go unsaid in Charlotte, N.C., that the efforts of one group can make a difference. A petition started by Panthers fans through a group called "Fans 4 The Logo" has been circulating, garnering over 1,700 signatures from fans calling for the inclusion of the...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Fan Pulse: Panthers fans leading grassroots campaigns for change ( 1 )
Williams has company again as Panthers remake running game
When the Carolina Panthers released running back DeShaun Foster in February, DeAngelo Williams had to be licking his chops. After two years sharing time with Foster, it looked like Williams would finally get to carry the rushing load full time. Well, that lasted all o...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Williams has company again as Panthers remake running game ( 14 )
Day 1 draft winners: Stewart, Otah and Carolina most of all
Let's take a different tack this year after Day 1 of the draft, shall we? It takes years (or at a season) to see how this talent will all plan out, injuries happen, personality conflicts arise ... a million things can take place before opening day, much less Hall of Fam...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Day 1 draft winners: Stewart, Otah and Carolina most of all ( 1 )
Out with the new, in with the old for Carolina
The Carolina Panthers released disappointing quarterback David Carr on Wednesday and re-signed veteran wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who played for the team from 1996 to 2004. Carr only made it through one season of a two-year deal worth $6 million. He was relegated...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Out with the new, in with the old for Carolina ( 0 )
Panthers tackle offensive line aggressively
It looks like the Carolina Panthers will have both tackles back next season. Just a couple of days after cutting linebacker Dan Morgan and guard Mike Wahle to gain salary-cap space, the Panthers cemented a deal with Travelle Wharton that will keep the left tackle in Ca...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Panthers tackle offensive line aggressively ( 0 )
Panthers in line for a very busy offseason
The Carolina Panthers have a lot of decisions to make this month as they try to figure out how to fix a team that finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs for the second straight year. The Panthers already have begun to make the first moves in what figures to be a very bus...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Panthers in line for a very busy offseason ( 0 )
Testaverde works out
Carolina quarterback Vinny Testaverde practiced with the Panthers on Tuesday after missing last week with soreness. But don't expect Testaverde to play Saturday against Dallas. Matt Moore, the undrafted rookie, should start instead. Commentary: Testaverde has gone thro...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Testaverde works out ( 0 )
Carolina’s Smith misses practice
Carolina Panthers star receiver Steve Smith missed practice Tuesday with an undisclosed illness. There is no word on whether he will be well enough to play Saturday against Dallas. Commentary: Smith needs to take his medicine and get better. This is likely a minor situ...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Carolina’s Smith misses practice ( 0 )
Not just a Houston problem: Carr has broken down again
It happened in Houston, and it already has happened in Carolina. David Carr has lost his confidence. Six years of nothing but beatings and boos will do that to a quarterback. In Houston, which took Carr No.1 overall in the 2002 draft (the first pick in franchise histo...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Not just a Houston problem: Carr has broken down again ( 2 )
Colbert or Carter? That is the question
Keary Colbert or Drew Carter? That is the question. Neither one of the two wide receivers has separated himself from the other since they were drafted in 2004, and both are still trying to prove they can be the complement to the Carolina Panthers' star receiver, Steve...
6 years, 7 months ago   |   Colbert or Carter? That is the question ( 0 )
In Carolina, safety comes last
Apparently the Panthers have never heard the old adage that safety comes first because this summer in Carolina, the safeties have come last. Just days before they open the season against St. Louis, the Panthers are still putting together the back half of their secondar...
6 years, 7 months ago   |   In Carolina, safety comes last ( 0 )