Carolina Panthers - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Carolina Panthers 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 ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:02:00 GMT 2017-04-17T15:02:00Z 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 ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-03-30T21:47:00Z Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. "Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did," Gettleman said Friday. Newton... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:12:00Z Panthers QB Newton to have shoulder surgery, will miss OTAs CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's offseason "sabbatical" is going to be a little longer than expected. Newton will undergo surgery on March 30 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder, according to team spokesman Steve Drummond. Drummond said Tuesday that Newton will miss minicamp and OTAs, but is expected to be ready for ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:55:00Z Glennon gets Bears job, RG3 gets walking papers It looks like Mike Glennon has a starting job in the NFL. Robert Griffin III no longer has any job. The Bears finalized their deal with Glennon, the former Tampa Bay quarterback, on Friday, one day after cutting Jay Cutler. Glennon wasn't about to beat out Jameis Winston with the Buccaneers, and he got a three-year contract in Chicago. ... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:38:00 GMT 2017-03-11T04:38:00Z The Latest: AP source: Cowboys adding Carroll, Moore The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. A person with knowledge of the deals says the Dallas Cowboys are adding two more defensive players in free agency in cornerback Nolan Carroll and defensive end Damontre Moore. Carroll, who comes over from NFC East rival Philadelphia, is ge... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 03:01:00 GMT 2017-03-11T03:01:00Z Osweiler deal a stunner; Cutler's release no surprise Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL's year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone's projections. One year after signing a four-year deal with Houston, then losing the starting job to Tom Savage late in the season before returning and winning a playoff game, Osweiler is headed to Cleveland . The Texans basically took ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMT 2017-03-10T15:04:00Z The Latest: Rams trade defensive end Hayes to Dolphins The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 12:55 a.m. The Rams have traded defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins. The clubs also exchanged draft picks, with Miami getting a seventh-round pick and the Rams getting a sixth-round pick. Hayes spent the past five... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:02:00 GMT 2017-03-10T06:02:00Z Even Cam Newton can appreciate memes about his fashion style LOS ANGELES (AP) — Go ahead, laugh about Cam Newton's sometimes outrageous outfits. The NFL star can laugh about it, and even enjoys some of the online memes have made him the butt of their jokes. "Some of them are funny. But it is what it is. You've got to be lighthearted about it. You can't take it personal," the Carolina Panthers quarterback said in a recent interview. "Y... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:54:00 GMT 2017-02-01T19:54:00Z Jackson powers Northwestern past Pitt in Pinstripe Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Jackson has the last name made for the bright lights at Yankee Stadium. He had the kind of postseason game worthy of the setting. "Big city. Big stage," he said. "We walked into Yankee Stadium and everything kind of really hit us." Jackson made his case in the home of the Yankees to become North... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:05:00 GMT 2016-12-29T01:05:00Z Longtime special teams coach DeHaven dies of prostate cancer Bruce DeHaven, a longtime special teams coach who helped the Buffalo Bills go to four consecutive Super Bowls, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said DeHaven passed away Tuesday in Orchard Park, New York, with his family by his side. DeHaven spent 29 years as a special teams coa... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:50:00 GMT 2016-12-28T05:50:00Z Panthers LB Kuechly: No plans to retire after 2nd concussion CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kuechly said he isn't going to let a second concussion end his football career. The Panthers three-time All-Pro middle linebacker said Wednesday he has no plans to retire from playing football after his second concussion in as many years. The 25-year-old has missed seven games in the past two years with concu... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:46:00 GMT 2016-12-21T22:46:00Z Panthers knock Redskins out of wild-card position Cam Newton and the Panthers stuck it to Josh Norman and the Redskins, helping the Buccaneers and Packers improve their playoff chances. Carolina's 26-15 victory at Washington on Monday night knocked the Redskins out of the NFC's second wild-card position and kept the Panthers in the race mathematically. Carolina needs to win out and have 10 games go their wa... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:51:00 GMT 2016-12-20T14:51:00Z After losing playoff control, Redskins left to wait and hope LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — All of a sudden the Washington Redskins need help to return to the playoffs. With their focus turning to a visit to Chicago after a 26-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, the Redskins know full well they need to get back on track and hope for the best. They need the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to slip to have any chance of ma... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMT 2016-12-20T10:30:00Z Redskins lose control of playoff hopes with loss to Panthers LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins had their easiest path to the playoffs in front of them and they gave it away with another Monday night flop. Cousins threw an interception and lost a fumble near his goal line, and the Redskins lost control of their playoff future with a 26-15 loss to the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers. ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMT 2016-12-20T06:15:00Z Rivera: Kuechly clears concussion protocol, status uncertain CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol by independent doctors to play Monday night against the Washington Redskins, according to team spokesman Steven Drummond. But it's not clear if Kuechly will play. The decision on whether or not the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Ye... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 02:14:00 GMT 2016-12-18T02:14:00Z The Latest: Giant lead Cowboys 10-7 after Beckham 61-yarder The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 10:47 p.m. The Giants are heading to the fourth quarter with a 10-7 lead over the Cowboys. Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. hooked up on a 61-yard catch and run with 1:07 left in the third quarter. Robbie Gould had kicked a 39-yard field goal on the previous series. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:53:00 GMT 2016-12-12T03:53:00Z Panthers' Kuechly questionable with concussion vs. Chargers CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he's cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 has missed the last two games with a concussion. Kuechly is listed as questionable and Rivera says he hop... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMT 2016-12-09T18:36:00Z Rivera not worried about losing team after benching Newton CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not worried about losing the faith of his players in the locker room after his decision to bench Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Rivera said Monday in hindsight he's "very comfortable" with his decision to keep the reigning league MVP on the sideline after ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:35:00 GMT 2016-12-06T02:35:00Z Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn't play favorites A lot of NFL head coaches have a different standard for stars, subscribing to the philosophy of treating everyone equitably but not necessarily equally. Ron Rivera is not among those coaches. So, when reigning MVP Cam Newton boarded the team flight to Seattle without a dress shirt and necktie, Rivera decided to bench him for the first series Sunday night. ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:40:00 GMT 2016-12-05T20:40:00Z ICYMI in NFL: At site of cancer treatment, KC's Berry excels As it is, this was going to be an emotional afternoon for Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who grew up in suburban Atlanta and was playing at the Falcons for the first time as a pro — and, more meaningfully, the first time since he was treated for cancer in the city. "I shed a few tears before the game. I shed a few during the game. And I shed a few ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMT 2016-12-05T07:53:00Z Loss of Earl Thomas big hit to Seattle's playoff plans SEATTLE (AP) — The missing necktie that cost Carolina's Cam Newton one play is insignificant compared to what the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday night. There is no replacing Earl Thomas and all he means to Seattle's stingy defense. Now, the Seahawks must play the rest of the regular season and likely a big chunk of the postseason without their star safety. ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:25:00 GMT 2016-12-05T07:25:00Z Thomas Rawls leads Seahawks to 40-7 pummeling of Panthers SEATTLE (AP) — Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night. It came at a significant cost to their defense. Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a sc... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:10:00 GMT 2016-12-05T06:10:00Z The Latest: Seahawks' Thomas has fractured lower left leg The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): 10:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out after suffering a fractured lower left leg in the first half of Sunday's game against Carolina. Pete Carroll told NBC's "Sunday Night Football" that Thomas suffered a cracked tibia i... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:38:00Z Family Feud: Maras-Rooneys, better known as Giants-Steelers The Giants vs. the Steelers. Or sometimes referred to as the Maras against the Rooneys for their family business roots. They meet in a huge game Sunday in Pittsburgh that could clear some of the muddled playoff picture. New York (8-3) is among the hottest teams in football with six straight victories. Not that it's helped the Giants mov... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:33:00 GMT 2016-12-03T17:33:00Z Chiefs' Berry, Texans' Jackson fined $24K for helmet hits NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson have each been fined $24,309 by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits last weekend. Berry was docked Friday after he made direct contact with the helmet of Denver backup running back Kapri Bibbs in the first quarter of the Chiefs' 30-27 overtime victory last Sunday night. Bibbs left... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:13:00 GMT 2016-12-02T23:13:00Z Mack, Carr rally Raiders to 35-32 win over Panthers OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After getting a rude introduction to the NFL after losing their first 10 games as rookies in 2014, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack have put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the AFC just two years later. Carr came back from an injured pinkie to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and Mack had an interception return for a touchdown and a... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:26:00 GMT 2016-11-28T07:26:00Z The Latest: Broncos, Chiefs exchange field goals in OT The Latest on Week 12 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 12:15 a.m. Denver and Kansas City exchanged field goals in overtime, leaving them tied at 27. Brandon McManus connected on a 44-yarder and Cairo Santos countered with a 37-yarder. Kansas City scored with 12 seconds remaining in regulation when Tyreek Hill ca... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:19:00 GMT 2016-11-28T05:19:00Z Carr overcomes injury to rally Raiders past Panthers 35-32 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A big blown lead, a short week against a rested opponent and a banged-up pinkie for their quarterback. Right now it seems as if nothing can derail the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr came back from his injury to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 on Sunday. ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:35:00 GMT 2016-11-28T02:35:00Z Pitt outscores Syracuse in wild 76-61 victory PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the better part of four hours Pittsburgh and Syracuse raced up and down the Heinz Field turf like kids playing in the street waiting for their parents to call them in for dinner. The touchdowns kept piling up, one after another. An absurd 20 in all. When Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman mercifully ended it with a simple kneel down to r... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:54:00 GMT 2016-11-26T23:54:00Z