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Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

Panthers fire GM Hurney

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Monday that GM Marty Hurney has been relieved of his duties.

Bailey kicks Cowboys past Panthers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Cowboys defeat the Panthers 19-14.

Panthers make roster moves

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed special-teams contributor Kenny Onatolu on injured reserve and promoted CB Ron Parker from the practice squad.

Key matchup: Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Cowboys secondary

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s Key Matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s battle between Panthers WR Steve Smith and the Cowboys’ secondary.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Panthers sign C Austin

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Panthers added depth at center on Thursday by signing Thomas Austin.

Panthers place C Kalil on injured reserve

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a foot injury.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Wilson outplays Newton in Seahawks win

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 35 seconds left in the third quarter to help the Seahawks beat the Panthers 16-12.

Panthers have limited options at free safety

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:38 p.m. ET
It appears the Panthers’ only options at free safety, including Haruki Nakamura, are players that fit best as special-teamers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

Bryant field goal lifts Falcons past Panthers

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and Matt Bryant added three field goals as the Falcons rallied past the Panthers, 30-28.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Falcons game a great opportunity for Newton

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
It’s only Week Four, but, make no mistake — Sunday will be one of the most critical games of Cam Newton’s young career.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

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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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