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Panthers owner David Tepper to meet with MLS about expansion

Jul. 9, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and team president Tom Glick plan to travel to New York next week and meet with Major League Soccer officials in an effort to convince them to bring an expansion team to Charlotte, North Carolina. Tepper has been working to bring an MLS team to...

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Jul. 4, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated. Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving...

Panthers sign second-round pick Greg Little

Jun. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Greg Little to a four-year contact. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Little has the inside track to be the team's starting left tackle this season. He was selected by Carolina with the 37th overall pick out of Mississippi after being chosen to...

Chiefs sign kicker Butker to 5-year contract extension

Jun. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed kicker Harrison Butker to a five-year contract extension Thursday, locking up the former Panthers practice squad player through the 2024 season. The 23-year-old Butker was signed away from Carolina during the 2017 season, when Cairo Santos went on...

Panthers' McCaffrey hoping stats translate to wins this year

Jun. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey would welcome another huge statistical season — if it translates into more wins for the Panthers. McCaffrey enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, flirting with prospect of joining Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players in the NFL history with 1,000...

Panthers focus on Newton's throwing mechanics after surgery

Jun. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton starts throwing the football again in meaningful games, the Panthers want to make sure he's doing it the right way. Carolina's coaching staff is placing an added emphasis on improving Newton's throwing mechanics as the 30-year-old quarterback continues his recovery...

Panthers add All-Pro Gerald McCoy to bolster D-line

Jun. 4, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All it took for the Carolina Panthers to land All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million — and a vegan lunch with some future teammates. When some of Carolina's core players heard general manager Marty Hurney was considering signing...

AP Source: Panthers agree to terms with DT Gerald McCoy

Jun. 3, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers agreed to terms with six-time Pro Bowl free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on a one-year contract worth up to $10.25 million with incentives, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. McCoy, who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in...

Rivera says Panthers adding versatility to defensive scheme

Jun. 3, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera learned a valuable lesson when he took over defensive play-calling duties midway through last season: You can't afford to be predictable in today's NFL. That's why Rivera is mixing in a three-man defensive front — along with a few other surprises...

Browns confident free agent DT McCoy will choose them

May. 30, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Gerald McCoy's free agency tour started with the Browns. They believe it will end with them, too. Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's optimistic McCoy will sign with Cleveland, which appears to be in a three-time battle with Baltimore and Carolina to land the six-time Pro Bowl...