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Panthers OTA Notes: Day One

The Panthers began their voluntary offseason training activity program today with almost everyone participating. As many in the sports world know... “voluntary” actually means “mandatory” when it comes to team activities, and today in Charlotte the Panthers had nearly 100% participation with a few exceptions: Christian McCaffrey: Still in school Curtis Samuel: Family matter...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
4 hours ago

Panthers post video, fans go bananas

It seems Carolina Panthers OTA sessions are never without a dull moment, for better or worse. Today’s drama surrounded the Panthers posting a video of Kelvin Benjamin running a route in positional drills. Sounds harmless enough? Well, the internet was then buzzing over Benjamin as fans began to critique this single route, on wet turf, […] The post Panthers post video, fans go...
Via Carolina Huddle
5 hours ago

Panthers OTA Observations: Day 1

Head coach Ron Rivera pleased with attendance, attitude as team kicks off three weeks of organized team activities.
Via panthers.com
6 hours ago

Kelvin Benjamin looks overweight and slow during drill

It is no secret that Kelvin Benjamin has struggled with conditioning issues throughout his NFL career, and it appears the star receiver has a long way to go before he is considered in shape for the 2017 season.With the Panthers having begun organized team activities this week, team reporter Bill Voth shared a video on Tuesday of Benjamin running a route. It was not pretty. While...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers OTAs – Top 3 matchups I will be watching

The Carolina Panthers are set to begin their OTA practices today. Though the practices are not full contact (or even half contact for that matter) there are still quite a few things worth keeping an eye on. Many fans are anxious to hear about the new offensive line, but any real observations will have to […] The post Carolina Panthers OTAs – Top 3 matchups I will be watching...
Via Carolina Huddle
13 hours ago

This Panthers 2016 re-draft should eliminate re-drafts forever

It’s a real head scratcher. Before I get into this I have a confession. I cannot find the original 2016 re-draft post I saw that spurred my thought to write post. I’ve found plenty of other re-draft posts, most from last year but several from this offseason but before the 2017 draft. What that original re-draft had for the Panthers was this. CB James Bradberry was re-drafted...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
21 hours ago

Oher to miss start of Carolina Panthers OTAs , What now?

It seems likely the Carolina Panthers will be without offensive tackle Michael Oher for at least the first week of OTA practices. It was widely assumed that Oher would move to the starting right tackle position with the acquisition of Matt Kalil on the left side. Well, things don’t always go according to plan. According […] The post Oher to miss start of Carolina Panthers OTAs...
Via Carolina Huddle
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers’ Mike Shula has his hands full this offseason

I guess you could argue that there are guys in the Panthers’ organization that have had busy schedules this offseason like the front office, draft prospects, and team scouts, and rightfully so. Moving forward, one man will be responsible for reutilizing an entire offense in order for Carolina’s top two picks (Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel) to make a huge impact in their...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Oher still remains in NFL concussion protocol, reportedly out of shape

It’s been eight months since Michael Oher was forced from action with a concussion, and the Carolina Panthers offensive tackle still has yet to be cleared by the league. As the Panthers prepare to begin their final stage of OTAs, Oher remains absent. In addition to remaining in the NFL’s concussion protocol, he recently was allegedly involved in an assault against an Uber driver...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Grading the 2017 offseason before OTAs

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Panthers hoping to beat heat during OTAs

Before players hit the field for Phase Three of offseason workouts, Monday meant meetings.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Panthers announce changes to scouting department

Changes include Mark Koncz becoming director of player personnel.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Carolina Panthers: Greg Olsen and the future at tight end

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Addressing the Carolina Panthers Existing Weaknesses

Just this week Gil Brandt of nfl.com listed Carolina as a team with a top five offseason in the league. While this praise can excite Panther fans, it’s important to keep in mind that every team in the NFL is happy with their offseason. This notion tends to often be forgotten. What will matter at the end of the day is how the Panthers perform come September. Will they return to...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Boulware loves Lunchables and now has an unlimited supply of them

There is something comforting about ripping open a package of Lunchables, especially for those of us who grew up having them packed in our lunches at school. I was never one of those kids, so I was envious of the kid at the table who got to dig in on whatever ensemble was packed in that yellow package. The combination of meat, cheese and crackers along with a cookie or candy bar...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers TE Greg Olsen raises $100,000 for breast cancer research

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his mother teamed up this weekend to raise $100,000 for breast cancer research. The pair hosted the first annual Speak PINK event at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte.The event drew 250 people and was hosted by Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. The presence of Olsen’s mother is especially awesome. She’s a 17-year survivor of breast cancer...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton Prince tribute cleats on sale

The world and the music industry in general lost an icon when Prince passed away at the young age of 57 last year. Following Prince’s passing, the sports world did whatever it could to pay tribute to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was one of those individuals, wearing Prince-inspired cleats for a September game against the Minnesota...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton’s birthday remix shows he's living life to the fullest

Thursday marks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s birthday, and he’s doing it up in grand style. Newton posted a video to his Instagram account showing off all the fun things he is doing with friends to celebrate his birthday, and yes, he is living a good life.In the video shared on Instagram, Newton is seen at a club, on a boat, riding one of those water-propelled jetpacks...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin working hard to lose weight

The Panthers would like to see a breakout season from Kelvin Benjamin, and he’s been hard at work making sure that the wrong numbers don’t break out.After expressing concern about the wide receiver’s weight earlier in the offseason, Panthers coach Ron Rivera told The Charlotte Observer that he’s pleased with Benjamin’s effort to get in shape.“He’s worked very hard when...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers OL Michael Oher allegedly assaulted an Uber driver

Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver, according to a report by WSOC-TV in Charlotte. Oher — the subject of the 2009 film The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock — and the driver got into an argument during a ride last month in Nashville, according to a police report. The driver said after he put his hand in Oher’s face, Oher...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

Michael Oher has a court matter to deal with as he has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver, according to a report.WSOC-TV says Oher has been accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville, Tenn., on April 14.The two were headed to downtown Nashville and apparently had an issue. Per WSOC, “the driver said he put his hand on Oher’s face and then Oher knocked him to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers want Cam Newton to play more like Tom Brady

The Carolina Panthers used their first two picks of the 2017 NFL Draft on running backs who specialize in the passing game, which means they must be looking to tweak their offense. And if you’re going to change things up, you might as well try to be more like Tom Brady.By selecting Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 overall and then picking versatile former Ohio State running back Curtis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do The Carolina Panthers Go After the Draft?

The NFL draft wrapped up today, and the Carolina Panthers finished with spending a sixth round draft pick on full back Alex Armah. Then picking place kicker Harrison Butker with their last pick in the draft in the seventh round.  Some were surprised the Panthers didn’t opt to get a safety or tight end with their last pick. Yet, the Panthers had already drafted defensive back Corn...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
Via This Given Sunday
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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