SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted off the field and taken away in an ambulance. Defensive back J.T. Ibe delivered the hit on a pass play and was immediately kicked out of the team’s first padded practice by coach Matt Rhule. […]
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — It’s rare when an NFL team switches a player’s position after a successful rookie season. The Carolina Panthers are doing it anyway with Jeremy Chinn. Chinn is moving to safety after finishing runner-up to Washington’s Chase Young for 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year while playing mostly linebacker. The second-round […]
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Denzel Perryman thinks everyone should be wearing a mask until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. But when it comes to getting the vaccination shot, the Carolina Panthers linebacker says no way. “Nothing against it. I mean, I know people that got the vaccination and still caught COVID, so to me it’s like, […]
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The gray wristband on Brian Burns’ left arm reads “different breed.” The Carolina Panthers believe their 6-foot-5, 250-pound edge rusher has the potential to be just that and more entering his third NFL season. Burns had 16 1/2 sacks, four forced fumbles and a defensive touchdown in his first two seasons […]
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold has had two coronavirus vaccination shots and will be considered fully vaccinated on July 30, according to a person familiar with the situation. Darnold had his second shot on July 16 and will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days later, said the person, who spoke to […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal with offensive tackle Taylor Moton, narrowly beating the deadline to sign players with the franchise tag to a contract extension, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal includes $43 million in guaranteed money. The person spoke to […]
After an unlikely journey to the NFL, Tim Biakabutuka still finds a way to succeed after football. The former NFL running back has turned himself into a successful business owner in North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson couldn’t help but notice a difference in Sam Darnold’s persona when he walked into Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday for the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp. Anderson said Darnold has a certain “aura” about him that was missing when they played together for two seasons […]
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy wrapped up a series with a Game 6 shutout for the second straight time, stopping 29 shots in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. Vasilevskiy also shut out the Dallas Stars last year to win the Stanley Cup. The Lightning advanced to […]
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