Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Panthers’

Panthers LB Davis rethinking 2018 retirement plans

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

As the 2018 season nears, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is backing off his assertion that it will be his last in the NFL. The 35-year-old told NFL Media in January "this will definitely be my last year coming up." At Panthers minicamp this week, however, Davis said he is "very open" to the idea of playing in 2019. The fact that he will begin this season serving a four-game PED suspension played a part in his change of tone.

What Happens When an NFL Kicker Joins His Family’s Kickball Game?

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Every family has weird, random rules for games. And they’re often put in place to keep the peace or the competition fair. The biggest kid shouldn’t have to sit in the middle seat, the person who breaks the chocolate bar doesn’t choose their piece, and

Ha! This NFL Kicker Tried to Play Kickball With His Family, and It Didn’t Go Well

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Graham Gano, a kicker for the Carolina Panthers, knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect follow-through. The nine-year NFL veteran posted a clip of his first kick with the caption: "Got home today and my fam was playing kickball so I joined in.

Luke Kuechly expecting to be ready to go for training camp

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuchely has not yet been allowed to take part in full team activities as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. While having to watch from the sidelines right now might be frustrating, Kuechly is firm in his belief he will be full speed for the start of training camp next month. “That’s the plan,” Kuechly said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Former Cowboy, Panther Hardy wins quickly on MMA pro debut

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Greg Hardy knocked out Austen Lane in the first round in his professional MMA debut on Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday. The former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end made quick work of his opponent once again, this time against a man with an undefeated MMA record at 4-0 and an NFL pedigree just like Hardy. Both men were taken in the 2010 NFL Draft, Hardy by the Panthers, Lane by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the athleticism was clearly on par.

For Architect Ken Pursley, Collaboration Is Key to Success

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Before founding his own firm in 2005, architect Ken Pursley cut his teeth working for Bobby McAlpine, who became not only a mentor but also a close friend. In 2012, Purlsey named his friend and fellow Auburn University alumnus Craig Dixon a partner and Pursley Architecture became Pursley Dixon Architecture. It's no coincidence that so much of Pursley's career has involved strong alliances: The multitalented creative regularly collaborates with the best in the business and readily acknowledges the benefits of running ideas by a fellow creative mind. When your firm, as Pursley says, is "founded on the simple thought that beauty matters," there's no room for competition—all the focus is on creating the most beautiful possible space.

Brandon Beane on Gettleman’s Diagnosis: ”He’ll attack it head-on like he does everything else”

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

On Tuesday the Giants released a statement saying that general manager Dave Gettleman has been diagnosed with lymphoma. At the time I was a reporter with the Charlotte Observer and got to know Dave about as well as a reporter could know a football guy who wasn’t big on sharing information with reporters. When Gettleman came to Charlotte, he could have cleaned house.

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones apparently isn’t very good at kickball

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones made an appearance at Cam Newton’s charity kickball tournament on Friday. Over his seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones has turned into one of the better wide receivers in the NFL. Jones made an appearance at Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s fourth annual “Kicking It With Cam,” a massive charity kickball tournament benefitting the Cam Newton Foundation in Charlotte.

Panthers take jab at Falcons as WR Jones hangs with Newton

Friday, June 1st, 2018

What looked like a friendly game of charity kickball instead turned into the next chapter of the Julio Jones-Atlanta Falcons saga, complete with an NFC South rival taking a jab at the Falcons, then deleting the tweet. Jones, the Falcons' All-Pro wide receiver who has been noticeably absent from team OTAs, attended Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's charity kickball game Friday in Charlotte, N.C. The appearance raised some eyes as Jones has spent the offseason avoiding Falcons facilities and activities, deleting all references to the team from his social media accounts, and telling people there is no bad blood between him and the team.

Torrey Smith on NFL anthem policy: Makes Kaepernick, Reid look like ‘villains’

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

If the NFL wanted its new policy on the national anthem to make the issue go away, they were mistaken. The issue of players kneeling to bring attention to social issues was dying down anyway late last season, but ironically the NFL gave it new life in its failed effort to make it disappear. The NFL said all players on the field for the anthem will have to stand for it, and those who don’t want to stand for the anthem can stay in the locker room.