Archive for the ‘Carolina Panthers’ Category

Panthers QB Newton not cleared to throw at OTAs

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Cam Newton was not cleared to throw as the Carolina Panthers worked out together Wednesday, four months after the quarterback had shoulder surgery. Head coach Ron Rivera said the team remains focused on Newton returning at full strength for the start of training camp in July. "We'll just continue to go through the process," Rivera said Wednesday after the first day of organized team activities.

Elijah Holyfield thinks he brings a “nice element” to the Panthers

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Running back Elijah Holyfield's decision to leave Georgia to enter the 2019 draft had at least one significant detractor. Holyfield said he weighed whether he would have “made myself better or wasted a year” by staying in school and came down on the side of going pro, which his father Evander believed was a “bad decision.” The former heavyweight champ's take got some support when his son turned in lackluster workouts before going undrafted last month. The younger Holyfield wound up signing with the Panthers and the experience of going undrafted hasn't dimmed his confidence about what he can do at the professional level.

Panthers are this year’s All or Nothing team

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

From 2016 through 2018, Amazon dropped without much advance notice and with no advance identification of the involved team a full season of All or Nothing, a full-season look at one specific NFL franchise. This year, there has been no advance notice as to when the show will emerge and no advance identification of the team involved. This year, we've caught wind of the team, and we've confirmed it.

Christian McCaffrey explains how he got his viral bulging biceps

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The biggest story in the NFL since the draft, at least among those not involving lawyers, might be Christian McCaffrey's biceps. The Carolina Panthers running back was photographed at a workout, and it turned heads. McCaffrey and his trainer, Brian Kula, who also coached McCaffrey in track at Valor Christian High School near Denver, said his routine goes from Monday through Friday.

On brink of 30, Cam Newton vows not to change his playing style

Friday, May 10th, 2019

“I'm too old to change,” Newton said Friday at his charity kickball tournament regarding his playing style, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. Although Newton has missed only five games in eight seasons, he has had multiple offseason marred by surgery, both shoulder and ankle.

Panthers QBs: Grier starts throwing, Newton still waiting

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited - even on the kickball field. Grier, the team's rookie third-round draft pick, threw for the first time with his new NFL team as the Panthers opened rookie minicamp on a practice field outside of Bank of America stadium. Newton, who is coming off shoulder surgery, spent his day inside the stadium hosting his fifth annual ''Kicking it with Cam'' celebrity kickball tournament to benefit youth in the areas of education, diversity and inclusion, and wellness.

Reports: Dolphins make Howard highest-paid CB

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The Miami Dolphins will make Xavien Howard the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history, agreeing to a five-year, $76.5 million extension, multiple outlets reported Thursday. The deal reportedly includes $46 million in guarantees and $51 million over the first three seasons. Howard, 25, was set to earn $1.3 million in 2019, the final year of a four-year, $6.12 million rookie contract.

Panthers offered $120M to move facility to S.C.

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The Carolina Panthers will receive $120 million in tax breaks if they move their facility to South Carolina, after the state's Senate approved a bill Thursday by a 27-15 vote. Under the bill, which Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to sign, the Panthers would be exempt from paying state income taxes for players, coaches and other employees for 15 years, assuming that money is used toward a new complex in South Carolina. Currently based in Charlotte, N.C., the team has been planning a 200-acre development in Rock Hill, S.C., about 25 miles south of its current facilities next to Bank of America Stadium.

Panthers give retired Peppers an office job

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

After years of pounding quarterbacks on Sundays, Julius Peppers will punch the clock from Monday to Friday as the Carolina Panthers' newest office hire. The team announced Wednesday that they are giving the recently retired defensive end the title of special assistant, business operations. "Julius is a special person and he will help us in a variety of ways," Panthers vice president of external affairs Steven Drummond said.

Panthers hire Julius Peppers for a business-side job

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Panthers haven't put Julius Peppers in their Hall of Honor (yet), but they have given him an office. The Panthers are hiring the future Hall of Famer, giving him the title of special assistant, business operations. “Julius is a special person and he will help us in a variety of ways,” Panthers vice president of external affairs Steven Drummond said.