Archive for the ‘Carolina Panthers’ Category

Tom Brady, others react to Rob Gronkowski’s retirement announcement

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Tom Brady, others react to Rob Gronkowski's retirement announcement originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com On Sunday, Rob Gronkowski officially made his decision to retire from the game of football. Gronk made the announcement via an emotional Instagram post and immediately received congratulatory messages from Tom Brady, other Pats teammates, and more figures from around the sports world. Check out the reactions below.

AAF roundup: Orlando rips Atlanta, clinches playoff berth

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

De'Veon Smith rushed for three touchdowns Saturday as the visiting Orlando Apollos cruised to a 36-6 win over the Atlanta Legends to clinch an Alliance of American Football playoff berth. Orlando (6-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season last week and handed Atlanta (2-5) its second consecutive defeat. Garrett Gilbert, who played briefly for the Carolina Panthers in 2018, passed for 217 yards and threw a touchdown to former Minnesota Vikings wideout Charles Johnson.

You Should Bet on March Madness, But Not For the Cash

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

I'd like to think that legalized sports betting is to us and an increasing number of modern guys what cold ones at the Elks club are to aging vets: a bonding experience, the best thing to happen to male friendships since recess. Gordo and I go deep together on lines, spreads, and parlays every football season, March Madness tournament, and NBA playoff run. This at a time when male friendships are tanking.

As Tepper’s Panthers Weigh Moving HQ, Charlotte Mayor Shrugs

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The fight over who gets to keep the Carolina Panthers headquarters may not be much of a fight at all. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she understands why new National Football League team owner David Tepper may move the team's practice facility and headquarters to South Carolina. Her city is booming -- and she concedes that the team's seven-acre outdoor practice facility in the heart of town could arguably be put to more profitable use by the billionaire hedge fund titan.

Cam Newton swears off sex for a month to become ‘mentally stronger’

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton appears to enjoy a challenge. The former NFL MVP is battling through an offseason that has included shoulder surgery, veganism and apparently no sex for the month of March. On The Late Late Show with James Corden, Newton said that March was "no climax" month.

NFL Settlement With Colin Kaepernick On Collusion May Be Less Than $10M – Report

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The settlement amount that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-teammate Eric Reid reaped from their collusion lawsuit against the National Football League may be far less than previously reported. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources familiar with the settlement, said Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid's settlement with the league on collusion charges amounts to less than $10 million total. Previous reports said Kaepernick received between $60 million and $80 million, but the formula to calculate that amount appears to be flawed and likely highly exaggerated.

Panthers sign DE Bruce Irvin

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Bruce Irvin has a new home after signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers sealed a deal for the free-agent defensive end, who last played for the Atlanta Falcons, on Tuesday. The 31-year-old was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the number 15 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and remained there until he signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2016.

Torrey Smith hangs with Robert Kraft, now done “trolling” Patriots

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Torrey Smith hangs with Robert Kraft, now done "trolling" Patriots originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Torrey Smith either hasn't read or doesn't care about the bad press surrounding Robert Kraft. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver randomly mentioned Kraft and the Patriots on social media Saturday morning, insisting he's done "trolling" New England after apparently hanging out with its owner Friday night. Videos on Smith's Instagram story show he was at rapper Meek Mill's concert Friday night in Philadelphia.

Panthers offensive lineman caught on video getting knocked out in bar fight

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

TMZ published video of Panthers guard Taylor Hearn getting knocked out in a fight outside of a bar in Augusta, Georgia. Carolina Panthers guard Taylor Hearn was in August, Georgia — less than an hour away from his home of Williston, South Carolina — when his offseason quickly soured. Despite his apparent size advantage, Hearn was knocked out, and it was all caught on camera and released by TMZ.

South Carolina tries to get new Panthers practice facility

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

South Carolina wants the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility into their state's suburbs. But there's at least one big hurdle — football players don't practice enough hours to be considered full-time employees in the state, so South Carolina can't offer the Panthers tax breaks and other incentives. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and legislative leaders said Wednesday they'll push to exempt football players from the rule.