Archive for the ‘Carolina Panthers’ Category

Report: Greg Olsen gets new two-year deal with Panthers

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Greg Olsen has been one of Cam Newton’s key weapons for most of the last half-decade in Charlotte. Several outlets are reporting that Olsen has signed a two-year deal worth $8.55 million, with incentives that could take the deal up to $10.05 million per year. Olsen hadn’t missed a game for the Carolina Panthers in the five seasons prior to 2017, but played only seven games last year due to injury.

Panthers’ Hurney: Not trading away future 1st-rounder again

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Watching the NFL draft at home on television the past five years has given Marty Hurney a different perspective on how he'll approach his decision-making process in his second stint as Carolina Panthers general manager. Namely, Hurney said he won't be trading away next year's first-round draft pick. Hurney, who left the Panthers in 2012 but was re-hired earlier this offseason, has a history of wheeling and dealing on the first day of the NFL draft.

Mark Richardson in support of Ben Navarro’s bid to buy Panthers

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Out of the four candidates bidding for a chance to own the Carolina Panthers, team owner Jerry Richardson’s son, Mark, has his favorite out of the group. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Mark is pulling for South Carolina businessman Ben Navarro is his top choice to purchase the franchise. Richardson is a former team president and a part owner of the team his father has controlled since the franchise was founded in 1993.

Report: Panthers to pick up LB Thompson’s option

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The Carolina Panthers will pick up linebacker Shaq Thompson's fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, according to an NFL Network report. Thompson, who turned 24 on Saturday, is set to make about $1.9 million in 2018, the fourth year of his rookie contract. The fifth-year option for 2019 -- which would be guaranteed only for injury -- would pay him an average of the third through 25th highest salaries at his position, a figure currently pegged at $9.2 million.

Why Are the Green Bay Packers Upsetting Aaron Rodgers?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers could be heading for difficult contract negotiations, amid reports the quarterback was distinctly unhappy with the franchise’s decision to make major plans without consulting him. During the offseason, the Packers parted ways with wideout Jordy Nelson and quarterback coach Alex Van Pelt, with Rodgers reportedly completely excluded from the discussions. Yahoo Sports reported that the quarterback was “frustrated and emotional” over a perceived lack of communication from the Packers’ front office, which has dented the relationship between the parties.

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he

Tonya Harding is joining Dancing with the Stars

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The cast for the new athlete edition of Dancing with the Stars was officially announced this morning during Good Morning America, and it'll be a tough competition for the Mirror Ball trophy. From Olympic figure skaters to former NBA champions, here are all 10 athletes competing this season and their new dance partners. Fresh off winning a bronze medal with the rest of Team USA in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Rippon is paired with Jenna Johnson, who will be participating for a second time as a professional dancer.

Cam Newton crashed his Ferrari into a dump truck

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Every time Cam Newton gets behind the wheel, he must imagine Don Cheadle’s opening monologue from the 2004 film “Crash” about crashing into people just to feel something, playing in his head. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has a penchant for big-time collisions on the gridiron and away from it as well. Per TMZ, Newton was driving his $300,000 Ferrari F12 around Atlanta on Thursday afternoon when he somehow collided with a local dump truck.

Panthers LB Davis says he’s been suspended 4 games

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Panthers three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis said he has been suspended by the NFL and will miss the first four games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance. It's one of those situations where the NFL rules are clear. Davis, a former Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner, said he has been taking the same supplements for the last seven or eight years and never had any issues.

Thomas Davis suspended for failed PED test, says he didn’t intentionally cheat

Friday, April 6th, 2018

A little more than three years ago, Thomas Davis was given the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The Carolina Panthers linebacker is an inspirational story, someone who overcame multiple ACL tears to become one of the best linebackers in football. Davis took the unusual step of announcing he has been suspended four games for failing the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.