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Pairing of Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess creates matchup nightmare

After the Carolina Panthers used their first pick in the 2014 NFL draft to bring in a towering and talented target for Cam Newton, Dave Gettleman was back at it again in the 2015 draft.There were rumors that had the Panthers potentially taking a wide receiver in the first round of this year's draft, but instead the team went with their best player available, Shaq Thompson. Carolina...
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Ex-Hawkeye Wegher to join Carolina Panthers

Former University of Iowa running back Brandon Wegher announced Monday that he will sign a free agent contract with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.Wegher. 24, is coming off a senior season at M

Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft fifth-round pick: David Mayo

The Carolina Panthers selected linebacker David Mayo with the first of their two, fifth-round compensatory draft picks. Taken 169th overall, Mayo’s selection comes as a bit of a surprise for several reasons. Coming into the fifth round, running back looked like the Panthers’ biggest remaining need. On top of that, Mayo also plays at a position that Carolina had seemingly already...
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Panthers sign 8 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to NFL.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Panthers have signed 8 rookie free agents. Charlotte offensive lineman Daniel Blitch Utah safety Brian Blechen South...
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Carolina Panthers Draft Grades

The Carolina Panthers completed a successful draft this year. The Panthers made five dreams come true while making plenty of moves along the way. The Panthers made selections in the first, second and fourth and five rounds in year’s draft. All in all, expect this draft class to definitely make a considerable impact this upcoming season.
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Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft fourth-round pick: Daryl Williams

The Carolina Panthers have taken offensive tackle Daryl Williams with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the draft. Like their previous pick, Carolina traded up in order to secure Williams’ selection. The Panthers traded their fourth (no. 124 overall), fifth (no. 161 overall), and seventh-round (no. 242 overall) picks to acquire the former Oklahoma tackle. The trade...
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Did the Carolina Panthers just make the worst pick of the draft?

With two picks in the fifth round, the Carolina Panthers looked to grab some immediate impact players. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they did. With their first pick of the round, the Panthers selected David Mayo, a linebacker out of Texas State. Apparently, Carolina saw something in him that nobody else did, because neither NFL.com nor CBSSports.com bothered to even write...
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Carolina Panthers trade up and grab offensive tackle for Cam Newton

It took them long enough, but the Carolina Panthers finally found some offensive line help for Cam Newton. Panthers fans can relax. Carolina trades up with Oakland to take OT Daryl Williams at No. 102 — Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 2, 2015 Williams has just about everything you’d want in an offensive tackle: he’s big, mean and strong. He’s going to fight for everything...
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Carolina Panthers trade up, select Devin Funchess

The Carolina Panthers were determined to address an offensive need on day two of the NFL draft. Quarterback Cam Newton needed more weapons beyond wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. So the Panthers traded up to acquire Michigan tight end/wide receiver Devin Funchess. He has excellent size lined up as a wide receiver at 6’4″ and 232 pounds. Cornerbacks...
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Panthers draft WR Devin Funchess with No. 41 pick

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers selected Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Cam Newton is going to be very happy with this selection, as it will give him a dangerous duo with second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, he is a very dangerous and physical target. He will fit perfectly...
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Carolina Panthers: 2015 NFL Draft first-round pick: Why Shaq Thompson?

With the 25th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers selected Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson. In Thompson, Carolina has found a hardworking, jack-of-all-trades, defensive player that can also contribute on special teams. With the 25th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft… Shaq Thompson When the Arizona Cardinals selected offensive tackle D.J. Humphries of Florida with...
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Report: Newest Panther Shaq Thompson to miss bulk of OTAs?

The Carolina Panthers shocked many when they made former Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson their first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. While Carolina's pick may have been a bit unexpected, it gives them a versatile playmaker who should fit right in with their talented defense.Unfortunately for Thompson and the Panthers, the rookie linebacker will be getting a late start this offseason...
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Panthers draft OLB Shaq Thompson with No. 25 pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Panthers selected Washington outside linebacker Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is going to be a perfect fit for Carolina’s defense, although he could end up as a safety in the NFL. During his junior season with the Huskies, Thompson ended up recording 81 tackles, a sack, an interception, a touchdown...
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Carolina Panthers select Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick

The Carolina Panthers have selected Shaq Thompson with the 25th overall pick. Here's the scouting report, courtesy of Justin Capriotti (@JCapSports). Shaq Thompson is twenty years old and is coming off a season where he dominated division one football at multiple defensive positions and as a running back. Thompson’s career is as an off ball linebacker, preferably in a...
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Cam Newton offers Jameis Winston words of wisdom on eve of NFL career

It was only four years ago that Cam Newton was in the shoes of Jameis Winston: A highly touted, highly successful college quarterback with a championship pedigree and a Heisman Trophy — not to mention shrouded in some controversy — that was all but a lock to be drafted first overall in the NFL Draft....Read More The post Cam Newton offers Jameis Winston words of wisdom on eve...
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2015 NFL Draft: The Carolina Panthers select Phillip Dorsett

Being one of the playoff teams in the NFL has its advantages and disadvantages. The Carolina Panthers knew making the post season and winning a playoff game meant they would have a low draft pick this year. It’s the kind of price worth paying to be one of the best in the NFL. But have no fear, Dave Gettleman is here. The team’s general manager has proven to be a successful drafter...
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What is the Panthers Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly and the Panthers to...
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Carolina Panthers defensive needs ahead of NFL draft

Previously endzonescore.com profiled the Carolina Panthers’ offensive needs ahead of the 2015 NFL draft. On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers were a good unit in 2014. They finished 10th in the league allowing 339.8 yards per game, 40 sacks, 14 interceptions, and 22 forced fumbles. However, there are spots where the Panthers’ defense could stand to be upgraded. The...
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Cam Newton: 'Not another team that I'd rather play for than the Carolina Panthers'

Cam Newton recently opened up in an interview with Graham Bensinger on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," a sports interview series. Newton is one of many high profile athletes who has sat down with Bensinger, and Bill Voth from the Black And Blue Review brought us more details about the interview.Newton hit on a few different topics, but there is one specifically that will likely...
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What We Learned from Gettleman's Pre-Draft Presser

Today, two days before the NFL Draft, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman gave his annual pre-draft presser. While no buzzwords for players like hog molly or blue goose came from it, Gettleman did provide some potential insights into what will happen in the Carolina war room this weekend.Don’t pigeonhole an offensive tackle in the first roundGettleman was exceedingly...
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Taking a Look Back at the Carolina Panthers' 2013 Draft

The Carolina Panthers’ 2013 draft was a new beginning for Panthers fans and the franchise. It was new general manager Dave Gettleman’s first opportunity to show Panthers fans that he was the man for the job.There was only one problem; Gettleman only had five draft picks to draft a class that would make an impact on the field.In previous years, former general manager Marty Hurney...
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NFL suspends Greg Hardy 10 games

New Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has been suspended 10 games by the National Football League for conduct detrimental to the NFL. The league’s announcement shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who have been privy to Hardy’s case. He was originally convicted on domestic violence charges in North Carolina before appealing the conviction and requesting...
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