Carolina Panthers

Panthers begin process of evolving offense with RB McCaffrey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera talked after the season about the need for Carolina's offense to evolve. He feels like the Panthers now have the player to make that happen. The Panthers selected versatile running back from Stanford with the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft, giving former league MVP Cam Newton some needed help on offense.

BLOG: Panthers 2017 Schedule Set

by Sharon Thorsland Are we ready for some football? Some Carolina Panthers football, to be exact! The NFL released the full 2107 lineup Thursday night and it looks to be an exciting season for the Panthers. They kick things off on the road at San Francisco, then return home to take on Buffalo and a…

Panthers sign Pro Bowl DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers made sure Kawann Short's contract situation wasn't going to end the same away Josh Norman's did a year ago. The Panthers signed Short, their franchise player, to a five-year contract extension on Monday, keeping the Pro Bowl defensive tackle with the team through the 2021 season. The deal is worth $80 million, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Panthers QB Newton undergoes surgery to repair rotator cuff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton is at home recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Thursday. Dr. Pat Connor performed the surgery on the Panthers quarterback's throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. "Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting," Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. Vermillion said Newton will begin his rehabilitation on Monday.

Steve Wilks and Bryant Graeber

  Joe Person writes a great article about the  Panthers Defensive Coordinator  and his friendship with the official greeter of the Harris YMCA. Panthers DC Steve Wilks does far more than just say hello to Harris Y greeter Bryant Graeber didn't have many friends growing up. Middle school students aren't always so accepting of kids…

Thorsland: Panthers Face Rival Bucs in Season Finale

by Sharon Thorsland A pair of Heisman trophy winners and top draft picks face off Sunday when the Panthers take on the Bucs in Tampa Bay.  After winning five straight, the Bucs have lost their last two games and are 8-7 on the year, with the playoffs possible but highly unlikely.  The Panthers' season will…

Szoke: Saints Come Marching In For Primetime Game

The Panthers begin their second go around in the division as they host New Orleans on Thursday night on WBT.  Carolina is (0-3) against the NFC South, so they need to turn it around in the second half of the season if they are to make a run at their 4th consecutive division title. The…

Kansas City is Panthers’ Chief Concern

The Panthers look to keep their mini winning streak going as they try to win their third game in a row this Sunday on WBT.  To do so, they will have to stop Kansas City’s four-game winning streak.  The Chiefs are “thiefs” as they lead the league with 20 takeaways and are plus-13 in turnover…

Panthers Face Aggressive Defense in Chiefs

by Sharon Thorsland The Panthers face one of the hottest teams in the league Sunday when they host the Kansas City Chiefs at Bank of America stadium. Kick-off is set for 1:00, with the pregame show on WBT, starting at 10:00am. The Chiefs boast the league's best record over the past 20 games. They're 17-13…

Wes and the Panthers Head West

Panthers defensive end, Wes Horton gets a paid trip home as the Panthers visit the LA Rams on Sunday on WBT.  Horton is a native of Sherman Oaks, CA and played his college football at Southern Cal.  Sunday’s game at Memorial Coliseum is the same venue shared by his college team and the source of…

Panthers Head to the City of Angels

The Panthers and their 7th ranked offense face the Rams and their 11th ranked defense on Sunday - it's the Panthers first ever game at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum, where the Rams played before spending the past 21 seasons in St. Louis.  Since returning to L.A., the Rams are 3-4 on the season, having dropped three…

Panthers vs. Cardinals in NFC Title Rematch

Last year, Carolina and Arizona combined for a regular season record of (28-4).  So far this season, the Panthers are (1-5) heading into their matchup with the (3-3-1) Cardinals. Arizona is coming off a (6-6) tie versus Seattle, while the Panthers are coming off the bye week and have a 4-game losing streak.  So now…

Thorsland: It’s Now or Never for the Panthers

by Sharon Thorsland It's a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game as the Panthers welcome the Arizona Cardinals to Bank of America Stadium.  Kick-off is set for 1:00, WBT’s coverage starts at 10:00 with the pregame show.  Both teams were expected to compete for a title again this season, but both have gotten off…

Sharon Thorsland: Panthers Look to End Losing Streak

by Sharon Thorsland It’s a key game for the Panthers on Sunday, who travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints in the Super dome.  After three straight losses, two of them in the NFC South, the Panthers need a win if they hope to stay “in the hunt,” as linebacker Thomas Davis said…

Jim Szoke: Panthers Have A Fozzy Feeling for Monday Night Football

The Panthers injury list is getting longer, and it appears that starting RB, Jonathan Stewart will miss another game with a hamstring injury.  Fortunately, Carolina has strong back-up support including Fozzy Whittaker.  In one game, Fozzy had 100 yards rushing, and in another 9 receptions for 86 yards, showing his versatility.  Also in question is…

Sharon Thorsland: Panthers Ready for Monday Night

by Sharon Thorsland A pair of Heisman Trophy winners and top draft picks could face off Monday night when the Panthers take on the Bucs at Bank of America Stadium. (WBT’s coverage starts at 5:30 with the pregame show).  Both teams are 1-3 on the season, with the Bucs coming off a 27-7 loss to the…