Latest Carolina Panthers News

McCaffrey's run highlights Panthers' 27-20 win over Dolphins

Aug. 17, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are looking to find ways to get the ball into Christian McCaffrey's hands as much as possible this season. It's easy to see why. The second-year back had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run as Carolina defeated the Miami Dolphins...

Jets place backup OT Ijalana on IR, sign OL Gradkowski

Aug. 15, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed backup offensive tackle Ben Ijalana on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski. The Jets announced the moves Wednesday. Ijalana was injured this week during a joint practice with the Washington Redskins in Richmond, Virginia. He...

Panthers DE Mario Addison continues to 'burst out of boxes'

Aug. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Mario Addison has spent his entire life shedding labels. Now the former undrafted rookie from Troy who was waived by three other NFL teams appears on the verge of joining the upper echelon of the league's defensive ends entering his eighth season. The...

FANTASY PLAYS: TE, defense, kickers not to be ignored

Aug. 12, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

A majority of fantasy football research tends to focus on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. But the other three positions are equally as crucial and can ultimately help you win your league. Knowing the right time to grab a tight end and when to keep waiting is key, as is your weekly strategy for...

FANTASY PLAYS: RB position in fantasy all about workload

Aug. 10, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

With many NFL teams using a running back by committee approach, the "bell cow" back who carries the ball 20 times per game has become a hot commodity in fantasy football. According to consensus draft rankings in point-per-reception (PPR) scoring formats, 10 of the first 15 players taken in typical drafts are...

Benjamin, Newton renew feud in Panthers 28-23 win over Bills

Aug. 9, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin was not interested in what Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had to say before Buffalo's preseason game against the Panthers. "I'm just moving on from it," Benjamin said repeatedly when asked about a discussion he and Newton had on the field about 90...

Panthers sign offensive lineman Larsen to 2-year extension

Aug. 8, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension. Larsen is now under contract through the 2020 season. Financial terms of the contract were not available Wednesday. Larsen has played in 23 games with 15 starts over the last two seasons with...

Panthers lose another offensive lineman to injury

Aug. 7, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive lineman Amini Silatolu has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday. The team isn't saying how much time Silatolu is expected to miss. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, according to trainer Ryan Vermillion. Silatolu has been...

Panthers have a QB battle on their hands _ behind Cam Newton

Aug. 7, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — For the first time since 2010, the Carolina Panthers have a quarterback battle on their hands heading into the preseason — at least when it comes to who'll backup 2015 league MVP Cam Newton. Since Newton entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, Panthers coach...

Ex-NFL receiver Steve Smith Sr. says he battled depression

Aug. 7, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

Former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. says he battled depression during his 16-year career with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. Smith, who retired after the 2016 season and now works as an analyst for the NFL Network, told NFL.com that despite making five Pro Bowls and being selected All-Pro twice...