Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Panthers’

Bills quarterback A.J. McCarron reportedly suffered broken collarbone in preseason game against Browns

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Buffalo Bills quarterback A.J. McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone on Friday in their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Buffalo Bills quarterback A.J. McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone in their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.

Giants’ Barkley misses practice; Lions’ Glasgow leaves it

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Saquon Barkley mostly stood and watched, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions. ''He's day to day,'' Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday. Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 overall, did some drills very slowly before going to the sideline to work on strength and conditioning.

Panthers LB Davis suggests character should factor into suspensions

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis suggested Monday that a player's character should factor into punishments given out by the league for policy violations. Davis, a longtime team captain who was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014 for his charity work, will miss the first four games of this season after failing a performance-enhancing drugs test at the end of last season. When his suspension was announced, Davis posted a video on social media saying the failed test was caused by an estrogen blocker he had taken for seven or eight years without any punishment.

Panthers give C/G Larsen two-year extension

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

The Carolina Panthers addressed the future of their offensive line on Wednesday, signing center/guard Tyler Larsen to a two-year extension. Larsen was set to make $630,000 in the final year of his deal before becoming a restricted free agent in the spring. It's a little overwhelming," Larsen told the team's website.

Hardy scores second quick KO on Dana White’s show

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy continued his foray into mixed martial arts with another knockout victory on Tuesday night. Hardy knocked out Tebaris Gordon with a flurry of punches after just 17 seconds as part of the "Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series" in Las Vegas. Hardy improves to 2-0 after handing Gordon (3-1) his first loss.

Panthers have a QB battle on their hands – behind Cam Newton

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

For the first time since 2010, the Carolina Panthers have a quarterback battle on their hands heading into the preseason - at least when it comes to who'll backup 2015 league MVP Cam Newton. Since Newton entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, Panthers coach Ron Rivera has always had veteran Derek Anderson to fall back on as a security blanket. Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke will begin that battle in earnest on Thursday night when the Panthers open the preseason in Buffalo against the Bills.

Panthers LB Davis reconsidering retirement after season

Monday, August 6th, 2018

A lot has happened for Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis since the 2017 season ended. Enough, in fact, that the 13-year veteran is now walking back his retirement talk and considering a return in 2019. Speaking with reporters after camp on Monday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C., Davis said of the 2019 season, "If the team is willing to have me back, I'll be back." "I look at the way things transpired this offseason and think back to, really, my legacy and the things that I've been able to do as a football player," Davis continued.

Bills coach responds to Benjamin’s criticism of Newton

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

After Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin ripped his former teammate, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, in an interview earlier this weekend, several people responded on Sunday, including Newton himself. "There's a time and a place -- I'm not saying specific to what comments were made -- there's a time and place for things like that," the Bills coach told ESPN of Benjamin's comments. As for Newton, he was far less interested in an exchange with his former receiver.

McDermott unhappy with Benjamin criticizing Panthers, Newton

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is not pleased with receiver Kelvin Benjamin questioning why the Carolina Panthers drafted him, and criticizing former teammate Cam Newton's accuracy. McDermott says "there's a time and a place" to discuss those things, adding "this was not one of them." McDermott says he's informed Benjamin this is not how he wants his players to air their grievances. McDermott spoke Sunday before the Bills returned to practice following a day off, and two days after Benjamin voiced his criticisms in an interview with The Athletic.

Kelvin Benjamin rips Cam Newton and Panthers

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Kelvin Benjamin has taken aim at former Carolina Panthers team-mate Cam Newton, insisting his time with the team would have been more successful if he had played with a an "accurate" quarterback. Wide receiver Benjamin enjoyed a strong rookie year in 2014, but a torn anterior cruciate ligament dented his progress and he was used in a decreased role the following seasons. Benjamin was consequently traded to the Buffalo Bills last season and the 27-year-old opened up about his on-field struggles in a wide-ranging interview with The Athletic, reserving particularly strong criticism for Newton.