The Carolina Panthers moved Saturday to provide some much-needed stability to a franchise rocked by allegations of workplace misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson. A day before the Panthers’ playoff game at New Orleans, head coach Ron Rivera signed a two-year contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced. The extension is worth $15.5 million over the 2019 and 2020 seasons, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Rivera signed a three-year, $19.5 million extension two years ago that was set to expire in 2018.
Cam Newton said he lives for pressure-packed moments. But so far the Panthers seventh-year quarterback has been mediocre in the postseason, something he hopes to improve upon when the Panthers visit the Saints on Sunday in the NFC playoffs. Newton is 3-3 all-time in the postseason, with his last playoff game culminating in an emotionally devastating 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton lost one of his top targets right before the trade deadline, as the Panthers sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills. The Panthers got a third-round pick and a seventh-round pick back, both for the 2018 NFL Draft.
The injury report for the Panthers is trending in the right direction heading toward Thursday night's game. Three players who were listed on the practice injury report have been removed from the game status injury report and are expected to play. Quarterback Cam Newton, wide receiver Devin Funchess and running back Jonathan Stewart were all limited or absent from practice at various points throughout this short week, but there is no doubt about their statuses.
I need Cam Newton’s help. Maybe after he opens a jar for me, he can explain which end of the football goes in front. See, I’m a female, and as a member of the sex that burns the toast, certain concepts elude me, such as astrophysics and football. I’ll make him a trade: I’ll tell him how babies get born, if he will tell me how to turn on a car. It’s so funny when females try to talk about things that they shouldn’t. It’s just so .?.?. funny. Newton went all giggly when Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked him about receiver “routes,” because how would a female ever know what those are? But you know what’s even funnier? Watching a thought try to find a route into Newton’s head.
Deshaun Watson reminded everyone why Panthers coach Ron Rivera — and many others — felt he should have won the Heisman Trophy last season. Watson shined in his NFL preseason debut, completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and running for a score in the Houston Texans’ 27-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday night. Watson, who led Clemson to the ACC championship on this field last December en route to winning the national championship, received a rousing ovation from Tigers fans dressed in orange when he entered the game in the second quarter.
Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is still not cleared from the league’s concussion protocol and will not play on Sunday against the Chargers. The Panthers announced today that Kuechly, who returned to practice this week, still hasn’t been given the medical go-ahead to play.
The Panthers are unsure when Luke Kuechly will return from a concussion suffered in Thursday's win over the Saints. Ron Rivera said there is no timetable for the LB's return to game-action.
Two years ago Carolina was a sub-.500 team heading to New Orleans with slim playoff hopes. They turned things around then and hope to repeat the feat.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn't practice Wednesday. Newton suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Read up on the rest of Wednesday's injury updates.
Three weeks into the 2016 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers have already lost as many games this year as they did over the entirety of last season, including the Super Bowl. What has changed for a team that came into this season with such high expectations?
Here's the full 2016 NFL schedule, starting with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Broncos and Panthers in Denver on Thursday night.
On the eve of Super Bowl 50, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, while Ron Rivera earned coach of the year honors.
The Carolina Panthers are favorites over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, so it shouldn't be a surprise that Vegas overwhelmingly expects them to score first Sunday evening.
The Carolina Panthers weren't supposed to be here. Nor were the Denver Broncos. The Panthers lost their best receiver in the summer to a season-ending knee injury. The Broncos lost their Hall of Fame-bound quarterback at midseason, and didn't get him back until the end of the year.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire 2015 season, the team announced.
“The Blind Side” turned tackle Michael Oher into a household name before he became a first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. However, Oher doesn’t view the film all that fondly when it comes to his NFL career.