PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Could LB AJ Klein remain in the NFC South?

The fifth year LB is looking for a starting gig. After four seasons of backing up perennial All Pro Luke Kuechly Klein is ready for an opportunity to start: Carolina Panthers’ LB A.J. Klein knows that he’s never going to be anything but a depth player in Carolina. He’s behind Luke Kuechly, one of the best linebackers in the game. As his contract runs out this year, he said...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
1 hour ago

Panthers awarded 3rd round compensatory draft pick

The Carolina Panthers were awarded a third round pick in the NFL draft after losing Josh Norman and Brad Nortman last season. As many expected, the Panthers received a third round compensatory selection in the NFL draft following the departure of Josh Norman last season. The Panthers will get the 98th overall selection, the second overall compensatory selection. Whats interesting...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
17 hours ago

Panthers awarded third-round draft pick

The NFL awards Carolina the 98th selection in the 2017 NFL Draft as compensation for losses in free agency.
Via panthers.com
18 hours ago

On the Prowl: Klein testing the market?

Stay up-to-date with this roundup of Panthers news from the local and national media.
Via panthers.com
23 hours ago

Eric Berry A Potential Fit for Carolina Panthers?

The topic of general manager Dave Gettleman is a hot bed for Panther fans across the nation. Some love him, sighting the recent success of the franchise and comparing him to Marty Hurney and his financial failures. On the other hand, some fans are not pleased with how he has done, with the Josh Norman situation being at the forefront of the argument. There’s no arguing, however...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeShaun Foster Q&A

Recently named running backs coach at UCLA, his alma mater, Foster looks back on a playing career that included two of the most memorable runs in Panthers postseason history.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

A.J. Klein likely to leave Carolina for starting opportunity

Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein has played pretty well when he’s been given a chance. But on a team with three first-round picks at the position, and in a league when playing nickel defense is more prevalent with every passing year, there aren’t but so many chances. So it’s probably not a surprise that Klein is…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Tiki Barber would take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton

Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron, raised a few eyebrows recently when he said he’d take Kirk Cousins as his quarterback ahead of Cam Newton. It turns out that a longtime NFL player is in agreement with him.Tiki Barber said on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” that he, too, would prefer Cousins, citing his consistency and more traditional quarterback skills.“Cam Newton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers cut 3-time Pro Bowler Mike Tolbert and Paul Soliai

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have released three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The versatile Tolbert was utilized as a blocker, runner and receiver during his five seasons in Carolina, but the 31-year-old's production dropped off last season. Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday in a release he was ''fortunate'' to have coached Tolbert...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Carolina Panthers’ early offseason moves mean

With the 2017 NFL Draft just over two months away, the Carolina Panthers haven’t waited to make moves. The team, which possesses the eighth pick in the draft, is sure to get a stud rookie in Philadelphia. However, what have the Panthers done so far in preparation for the draft, and what do these moves mean? The Panthers hosted wide receiver Victor Cruz, who was cut by the New York...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: FB Mike Tolbert cut by Panthers

The Carolina Panthers are busy cleaning house, and fullback Mike Tolbert has reportedly been released, just weeks after he played in the Pro Bowl. Tolbert signed on with the Panthers in 2012 after spending his first four seasons in the NFL with the Chargers. He was due to earn $1.5 million in 2017.Utilized mostly as a situational short-yardage and goal-line specialist, Tolbert...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers release Mike Tolbert

The Panthers have released veteran fullback Mike Tolbert. Tolbert, 31, was named to his third Pro Bowl last season. He spent the last five seasons with the Panthers. “I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said in the team’s announcement of the move. “He was…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Panthers release veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai

The Panthers like to keep themselves deep on the defensive line, but carved into that depth Tuesday. According to a tweet from his agent, the Panthers are releasing veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The Panthers gave Soliai a two-year, $7 million contract last year, and there were times last season when he wasn’t even active…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Report: Victor Cruz visiting with Panthers

The Carolina Panthers’ receiving corps has been one of their biggest obstacles for a few years now. To help solve the problem, GM Dave Gettleman is meeting with former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, according to Black and Blue Review and Mike Garofolo.Gettleman, who worked in the Giants’ front office when Cruz helped lead them to a Super Bowl XLVI victory, should...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2lZ88Ei ) the 22-year-old Olsen was booked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail late Sunday afternoon on multiple charges, including second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking and assault on a female. Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says he's aware...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNCC QB Kevin Olsen, brother or Greg Olsen, arrested on rape charges

University of North Carolina at Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen, brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was arrested Sunday. According to Blake Hansen of WSOC 9, he is facing some serious charges, per his police report. The UNCC program is aware of this arrest, per the report, and the university released the following statement on the matter: “The University administration...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What moves should the Carolina Panthers make in the offseason?

From the moment James White‘s outstretched fingertips broke the plane of the end zone in overtime of Super Bowl 51, the NFL offseason had begun. Well, maybe not for Tom Brady and co., but for the rest of the league, the 2016-17 season was over, and a new season was in full force. Before the NFL draft takes place from April 27-29, teams will pursue, discard and sign many players...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happened To The Panthers?

In 2015, the Carolina Panthers seemed unstoppable. They went 15-1 behind eventual MVP award winner Cam Newton; they had the league’s best offense, turnover differential, and point differential; and they were having an incredible season on their way to their second Super Bowl in the franchise's 22-year history. However, since a sobering loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers president Danny Morrison resigns after 7 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers president Danny Morrison has announced he is resigning to pursue other career opportunities at the college level. Morrison has served as Panthers team president since 2009. He was hired after Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson abruptly fired his sons Mark and Jon Richardson when the brothers couldn't get along at work. Morrison came to the...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Carolina Panthers

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1995, the Carolina Panthers have only had 4 coaches in NFL franchise history. Unfortunately, no coach has lead the team to a Super Bowl victory, but two of the four have taken the team all the way to the big game. How many of the leaders of the Panthers can you name?Clue: Years Active
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Oher still not cleared by league concussion protocol

Michael Oher has not played in an NFL game since September, and even now, he has not been cleared by the league’s concussion protocol, according to a report. The Carolina Panthers tackle remains in protocol four months after the injury, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, though he has progressed to light workouts. Such a lengthy layoff and such a serious injury...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair gets into Twitter fight with Panthers player over Falcons fandom

To get his Atlanta Falcons fired up before their NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, WWE Hall of Famer and 16-time world champion Ric Flair gave a pep talk to the team in a Facebook video. It wasn’t on the level of elbow dropping a book or stripping down to his boxers in the middle of a wrestling ring but it was a decent promo. The issue is that Flair lives in...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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