CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backed up to the 2-yard line in the third quarter of a three-point game. Outside linebacker Shaq Thompson was confident the Bucs would run a dive play, or “duo run,” as Panthers coach Matt Rhule described it.
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Christian McCaffrey returned Sunday after missing more than a month due to an ankle injury. He could end up right back on the shelf after just one game.
CHARLOTTE — Long before Teddy Bridgewater was introduced to Joe Brady with the New Orleans Saints, long before the Carolina Panthers personnel department made Bridgewater the player to replace franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the former Louisville star was on coach Matt Rhule’s radar.
CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers placed kicker Joey Slye and backup offensive tackle Trent Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, the third and fourth Carolina players to be added to the list since Friday.
If Christian McCaffrey misses time because of the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, the Panthers only have one real option on the roster to replace him.
CHARLOTTE -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton heads to his hometown of Atlanta this weekend without his favorite target Greg Olsen and potentially three starting offensive linemen to protect him.
CHARLOTTE — The Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future.
CHARLOTTE — Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers practiced on a limited basis for the first time since re-signing with the team earlier this offseason.
HOUSTON — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey.
EAST RUTHER-FORD, N.J. — Jonathan Stewart has been involved in 11 training camps during his NFL career, so the 31-year-old veteran running back knows the drill.
CHARLOTTE -- Cam Newton walked into the interview room Friday night sporting a black eye and questioning his own judgment after an unexpected crash landing.
HOUSTON — Nearly 11 months removed from his most recent NFL game, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn’t hiding his eagerness to get back on the field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier, authorities said.
CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore has been "chastised" after the first-round draft pick from Maryland was cited for driving approximately 113 mph in a work zone in Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.