Latest Carolina Panthers News

Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day contract to retire as a Panther

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Running back Jonathan Stewart has announced he is retiring from the NFL. Stewart, who spent last season with the New York Giants, signed a one-day contract Tuesday with the Carolina Panthers. Stewart spent 10 seasons with the Panthers and is the franchise's career leading rusher with 7,318 yards. He was released...

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt...

Panthers Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

16. CAROLINA (7-9) LAST SEASON: Panthers struggled last season on both sides of ball as defense got old and Cam Newton's shoulder issues limited their downfield passing game. Number of veteran defensive players, including end Julius Peppers, linebacker Thomas Davis and safety Mike Adams, are gone, leaving some...

Patriots re-sign defensive back Jones, add receiver Thomas

Apr. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed defensive back Jonathan Jones and signed receiver Demaryius Thomas. In adding Thomas, the Patriots pick up a player who can potentially replace the output of Chris Hogan after he signed with the Carolina Panthers. Thomas is a nine-year NFL veteran. He...

Pass first Pitt? Panthers believe the big play is back

Apr. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a teammate for a 22-yard touchdown, Pickett and Tipton reunited at the goal line and celebrated with an intricate and...

Panthers sign former Patriots WR Chris Hogan to 1-year deal

Apr. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan from the New England Patriots to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released Friday. The 30-year-old Hogan spent the last three seasons with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls playing alongside...

Panthers coach visits SC capitol as incentives considered

Apr. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers take time to honor their sports heroes almost daily, but Thursday's welcome to the Carolina Panthers carried higher stakes: Some legislators are trying to entice the North Carolina team to move its practice facility and headquarters across state lines....

SC senator questions benefits analysis of Panthers HQ move

Apr. 10, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers. Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained his own...

Lions sign Rams playoff standout running back C.J. Anderson

Apr. 5, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson, who made big plays for the Rams after being acquired late last season. Anderson rushed for 403 yards in 11 games for the Panthers and Rams. He was waived by Carolina in November, signed with Oakland but didn't...

Cardinals sign receiver Byrd to one-year deal

Mar. 26, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed receiver Damiere Byrd to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed. Byrd spent the past four seasons with Carolina after joining the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He was on Carolina's practice squad as a...