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Carolina Panthers (7-9-0)


Wilson, Kuechly named Rookies of the Month

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Panthers LB Luke Kuechly were named the NFC and AFC Rookies of the Month for December.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Panthers defeat Saints to end year on four-game win streak

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Newton scores two TDs in Panthers' win over Raiders

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score, and the Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 on Sunday.

Panthers' Newton has eased early season concerns

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Panthers’ issues extended well beyond the QB position during their 1-6 start, Cam Newton’s struggles were part of the problem.

Hardy supplying Panthers with needed production, swagger

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
For much of the past decade, the Panthers’ pass rush has been a one-man show. DE Greg Hardy has not allowed that to be the case this season, though.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Panthers run over Chargers 31-7

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Mike Tolbert scored twice against his former team as the Panthers beat San Diego 31-7 Sunday.

Chargers-Panthers blacked out In San Diego

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Week 15 game between the Chargers and Panthers at Qualcomm Stadium will be blacked out on local television in San Diego. 

Panthers place S Nakamura on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed S Haruki Nakamura on injured reserve Tuesday after he suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s win over the Falcons.

Week 14 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 8:30 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Cam Newton, Stevie Brown and David Wilson as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Panthers upset Falcons behind Newton's big day

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Foles, Cousins join in on rookie QB fun

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Kirk Cousins and Nick Foles are the two latest rookie-QB phenomenons; plus, are Norv Turner, Ron Rivera and Andy Reid too late?

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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.

Munnerlyn, Captain (CB)

Posted March 21, 2013 @ 3:51 p.m.
The Panthers have re-signed Munnerlyn.
Munnerlyn played in all 16 games with 11 starts for the Panthers in 2012.

Mitchell, Mike (S)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 9:05 p.m.
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to a one-year contract with Mitchell. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the move has not been publically announced.
Mitchell played in 61 games with nine starts during four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He had 41 tackles last season and one sack. Mitchell will have a chance to compete for the Panthers starting strong safety job with Haruki Nakamura and D.J. Campbell. The team moved Charles Godfrey to free safety last season.

Moore, D.J. (CB)

Posted March 19, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m.
The Panthers have signed Moore. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Moore played in 13 games with two starts for the Chicago Bears last season and had 29 tackles and two interceptions.
Carolina announced the move Tuesday. Moore, 25, received a one-year contract but financial terms weren't disclosed. He's played all four seasons in Chicago after being selected in the fourth round in 2009. He's played in 43 games with three starts tallying 133 tackles and 10 interceptions, including two touchdown returns.

Anderson, Derek (QB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m.
Anderson says he has agreed to a one-year contract to remain with the Carolina Panthers as Cam Newton's backup. Anderson says he will sign the contract later Wednesday. Financial details were not disclosed.
Anderson told The Associated Press he's "excited to come back be a part of such a great locker room." He says Carolina is a team "on the rise" and though the Panthers "have some work to do ... we feel like we ended on a high note last season."

Hartsock, Ben (TE)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:15 p.m.
The Panthers have re-signed Hartsock, according to his agent Mike McCarthy.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hartsock is the second free agent to re-sign, joining linebacker Jordan Senn.

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