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Carolina Panthers (7-9-0)


Jaguars sign DT Edwards, cut DT McClain

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Sunday that they have signed veteran DT Dwan Edwards and waived second-year DT Terrell McClain.

Panthers cut WR Ajirotutu, trade for S Jones

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced their first batch of cuts on the way to the deadline for a 53-man roster later Friday.

Rivera expects WR Smith back to practice Sunday

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Head coach Ron Rivera says he expects WR Steve Smith will return to practice Sunday and play in the Panthers' season opener.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Panthers PK Medlock wins NFL job in 'final attempt'

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
PK Justin Medlock was a little apprehensive when the Panthers called in March and asked him to come in for a tryout.

Panthers cut PK Mare, P Harris

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers made several moves Monday in order to reduce the active roster to 75 players, including the release of PK Olindo Mare.

Panthers RB Stewart leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
RB Jonathan Stewart suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury in the Panthers' preseason game vs. the Jets Sunday.

Panthers' Johnson working to answer Rivera's call

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson admitted he was surprised when Ron Rivera publicly challenged him to take his game to another level early in training camp.

Panthers extend RB Stewart for five years

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran RB Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension on Saturday, the team announced.

Twelve NFL proposition wagers to ponder

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening plays oddsmaker and puts up 12 hypothetical proposition bets for 2012, including one focusing on Cam Newton's rushing TDs.

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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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