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Carolina Panthers (7-9-0)

Panthers release CB Gamble

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers released CB Chris Gamble on Friday. Gamble is the franchise’s all-time leader in interceptions.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m. ET

Panthers cut DT Edwards

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m. ET

Gettleman: Panthers could keep Williams, Stewart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET

Panthers to begin renovation after 2013 season

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m. ET

Panthers add DT Cole

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:34 p.m. ET

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET

Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m. ET

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET


Blackburn, Chase (LB)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 6:17 p.m.
The agent for Chase Blackburn says the former New York Giants linebacker has agreed on a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. Financial terms weren't released. Richard Katz said Wednesday his client is "thrilled" to join the Panthers. Blackburn broke the news on Twitter, writing "Thanks for 8 great yrs (at)Giants. But it's time for the (hash)nextchapter (at)Panthers."
Blackburn has primarily been a special teams player during his eight seasons with the Giants, but started 15 games last season at middle linebacker and had 64 tackles, three sacks and one interception. It's unclear if Blackburn can break into a starting lineup in Carolina that includes AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Luke Kuechly, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis. Blackburn has played in 113 games during his career and stared 36.

Edwards, Dwan (DT)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m.
The Panthers have announced they've re-signed Edwards.
Edwards started 14 games and posted a career-high six sacks last season with Carolina, third-most among NFL defensive tackles. He also had 52 tackles. The 31-year-old Edwards is expected to be a starter this season.

Gross, Jordan (T)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 1:12 p.m.
Gross says he's agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Carolina Panthers.
Gross' new deal is worth $5.5 million in 2013 and will void out after the season, making him a free agent. That's significantly less than the 10-year veteran was scheduled to make the next two seasons. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was scheduled to earn $8.7 million this year and $6.7 million in 2014.

Ginn Jr., Ted (WR)

Posted March 22, 2013 @ 5:09 p.m.
The Panthers have signed Ginn from the San Francisco 49ers. Carolina announced Friday that Ginn signed a one-year deal.
Carolina coach Ron Rivera says Ginn is "an explosive player who could help us both on offense and in the return game." The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Ginn played six seasons in the NFL as a receiver and return specialist, the last three with the 49ers. In 2012, Ginn played in 13 games and averaged 10.2 yards per return and 23 yards per kickoff return. He caught just two passes for 1 yard.

Mitchell, Mike (S)

Posted March 21, 2013 @ 3:53 p.m.
The Panthers have signed Mitchell from the Oakland Raiders.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says, "Mitchell should provide competition in the secondary and we know Captain is a tough, hard-nosed competitor capable of making big plays." Mitchell joins the Panthers after playing the first four seasons of his career with the Raiders. He has nine career starts.


Team W L T PCT
Atlanta 13 3 0 0.813
Carolina 7 9 0 0.438
New Orleans 7 9 0 0.438
Tampa Bay 7 9 0 0.438


Wk Opp Date Result
13 @ Kansas City 12/02/12 @ 1 p.m. L 21-27
14 Atlanta 12/09/12 @ 1 p.m. W 30-20
15 @ San Diego 12/16/12 @ 4:05 p.m. W 31-7
16 Oakland 12/23/12 @ 1 p.m. W 17-6
17 @ New Orleans 12/30/12 @ 1 p.m. W 44-38


Passing Newton, Cam
Rushing Newton, Cam
Receiving Smith, Steve
Defense Kuechly, Luke


Day Player Pos Info Status
Fri Williams, DeAngelo RB not injury related Full Participation in Practice
Fri Stewart, Jonathan RB ankle Did Not Participate in Practice
Fri Smith, Steve WR not injury related Full Participation in Practice
Fri Olsen, Greg TE not injury related Full Participation in Practice
Fri LaFell, Brandon WR toe Full Participation in Practice


Player Date Info Status
Edwards, Dwan 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Adams, Joe 12/30/12 ankle Questionable
Anderson, James 12/30/12 back Questionable
Davis, Thomas 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Williams, DeAngelo 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Gross, Jordan 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Hangartner, Geoff 12/30/12 foot Questionable
Hardy, Greg 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Johnson, Charles 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
LaFell, Brandon 12/30/12 toe Probable


Player Date Details
Brockel, Richie 4/11/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent
Hartsock, Ben 3/12/13 declared free agent
Anderson, Derek 3/12/13 declared free agent
Pollak, Mike 3/12/13 declared free agent
Applewhite, Antwan 3/12/13 declared free agent
Anderson, James 3/12/13 cut
Barnidge, Gary 3/12/13 declared free agent
Edwards, Dwan 3/12/13 declared free agent
Murphy, Louis 3/12/13 declared free agent
Martin, Sherrod 3/12/13 declared free agent