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Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rhule: Bridgewater was 'right fit' because he knows offense

Apr. 8, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First-year head coach Matt Rhule said Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the team’s offensive scheme made him the “right fit” at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and ultimately leading to Cam Newton’s release. Bridgewater spent the 2018...

ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del 27 de octubre de 2019, el quarterback de los Panthers de Carolina Cam Newton en la banca durante la segunda mitad del partido de la NFL contra los 49ers de San Francisco, en Santa Clara, California. (AP Foto/Ben Margot, Archivo)

Cam Newton feels like 'fish out of water' as free agent

Apr. 7, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of a water” being a free agent for the first time in his nine-year NFL career. Newton said during a conversation with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul on Instagram Live on Monday that being released by the Carolina...

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Coach Lynn: Chargers QB Taylor 'in driver's seat'

Apr. 1, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

Anthony Lynn has expressed plenty of confidence in Tyrod Taylor if he ends up becoming the quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, but there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered between now and the start of the season. The Chargers coach said during a conference call Wednesday that Taylor has...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater throws before the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. The Carolina Panthers have worked out a deal with Teddy Bridgewater to replace quarterback Cam Newton. A person familiar with the deal says Bridgewater is taking a three-year, $63 million contract after winning all five of his starts for New Orleans last season. (David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP, File)

Bridgewater ready to be a starting QB again in Carolina

Mar. 26, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

Teddy Bridgewater can't throw passes yet with his new Carolina Panthers teammates. He can't even meet them because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Panthers' new $63 million quarterback is trying to get to know the tendencies of guys such as Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel by simulating...

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough, Mass. Brady’s .774 regular season winning percentage ranks first in the Super Bowl era among quarterbacks with at least 50 starts. With 249 victories overall, including playoffs, he’s won almost as many games in two decades as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won (273) in the franchise’s 44-season history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Tom Brady over Jameis Winston easy decision for Buccaneers

Mar. 25, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The decision to pursue Tom Brady in free agency was a no-brainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s not to suggest a lot of thinking and planning didn’t go into it. In snaring the six-time Super Bowl winner, who signed a two-year, $50 million contract that’s fully...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. The Carolina Panthers have worked out a deal with Teddy Bridgewater to replace quarterback Cam Newton. A person familiar with the deal says Bridgewater is taking a three-year, $63 million contract after winning all five of his starts for New Orleans last season.(AP Photo/Mark Black, File)

Panthers sign QB Teddy Bridgewater to 3-year contract

Mar. 25, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have officially signed free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press last week that the contract is worth $63 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity last week because the...

AP source: Panthers agree to terms with WR Robby Anderson

Mar. 24, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson has agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $20 million with the Carolina Panthers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif  Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Panthers release quarterback Cam Newton

Mar. 24, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then agreeing to a...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker (11) looks to pass as he scrambles during an XFL football game in Houston. A person familiar with the situation says the Panthers have agreed to terms on contracts with former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker of the Houston Roughnecks and former Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 23, 2020, because the moves have not been announced by the team since the players have yet to pass physicals. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson, File)

AP sources: QB moves: Panthers add XFL's Walker, trade Allen

Mar. 23, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are making more changes at quarterback. Carolina has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker of the Houston Roughnecks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the move tells the Associated Press the Washington Redskins have acquired quarterback Kyle Allen, Monday, March 23, 2020, in a trade with the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, FIle)

Redskins get Allen from Panthers, trade Dunbar to Seahawks

Mar. 23, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins traded for a quarterback coach Ron Rivera is plenty familiar with. Just not that one. Washington on Monday acquired Kyle Allen from the Carolina Panthers for a fifth-round pick and traded cornerback Quinton Dunbar to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick, according to a...