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FILE - Joe Brady of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team is shown in a 2020 file photo. Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is becoming a popular name for NFL teams seeking to fill head coaching vacancies. A person familiar with the situation says the Chargers, Falcons and Texans have all asked for and received permission from the Panthers to interview Brady for their head coaching jobs. (AP Photo/File)

Jets interview Panthers OC Joe Brady for head coaching job

Jan. 9, 2021 1:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets interviewed Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady on Saturday for their head coaching vacancy. Brady is the fourth known candidate to meet remotely with the Jets, who fired Adam Gase last Sunday after two seasons. New York also interviewed Kansas City offensive...

FILE - Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, left, and offensive coordinator Joe Brady watch from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Charlotte, N.C., in this, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, file photo. Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is becoming a popular name for NFL teams seeking to fill head coaching vacancies. A person familiar with the situation says the Chargers, Falcons and Texans have all asked for and received permission from the Panthers to interview Brady for their head coaching jobs. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt, File)

AP source: 3 NFL teams granted permission to talk to Brady

Jan. 5, 2021 12:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is becoming a popular name for NFL teams looking to fill head coaching vacancies. A person familiar with the situation says the Chargers, Falcons and Texans have all asked for and received permission from the Panthers to interview Brady for...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) runs into Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Panthers next GM will have decision to make at quarterback

Jan. 4, 2021 2:09 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers' next general manager’s first order of business will be deciding what to do at quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater’s dud of a season ended with the journeyman QB getting benched in the second half of a 33-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday after he...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs

Jan. 3, 2021 9:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Saints didn't get the first-round bye in the NFC playoffs they coveted, they proved again they can win big games without star players. And that could come in handy in the postseason. Drew Brees threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, the Saints had five interceptions and...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Diontae Spencer, left, celebrates after scoring with safety Justin Simmons during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A season often in doubt to end on time, no cancellations

Jan. 1, 2021 2:59 PM EST

During the summer, with baseball just returning from its hiatus and the NHL and NBA scrambling to build “bubbles” to complete their interrupted seasons, many scoffed at the prospect of the NFL going through a four-month schedule on time. Without cancellations or significant delays, too, likely even...

FILE - In this Oct. 11 , 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) lifts his fist to cheers from fans as he is carted off the field after suffering an injury during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. Prescott was off to a fast start, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 450 yards in three straight games. But he suffered a compound fracture and dislocated right ankle against the Giants and missed the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Sidelined stars fill out roster for NFL's All-Absent Team

Dec. 30, 2020 2:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big names with huge impacts — by not playing. The NFL could put together a talent-packed all-star team of players who missed most or all of this season because of significant injuries or coronavirus opt-outs. From Dak Prescott to Christian McCaffrey to Saquon Barkley to Odell...

Alabama's DeVonta Smith (6) returns a punt for a touchdown against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. DeVonta Smith is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Tide's DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year

Dec. 29, 2020 12:01 PM EST

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is The Associated Press college football player of the year and the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998. In what could be a preview of the Heisman Trophy voting, Smith received 26 first-place votes and 114 points to finish comfortably ahead of his...

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) runs with the ball as he is chased by Washington Football Team defensive back Jeremy Reaves (39) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Panthers face growing dilemma on whether to keep WR Samuel

Dec. 28, 2020 2:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel continues to show just how valuable he is to the Panthers. The big question as the offseason approaches is will Carolina have enough salary cap space to reward him with a big contract or allow him to leave in free agency? Samuel caught all five...

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) runs with the ball as he is chased by Washington Football Team defensive back Jeremy Reaves (39) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Samuel does best McCaffrey impression in Panthers' win

Dec. 27, 2020 8:57 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — With Christian McCaffrey out again, the Carolina Panthers snapped their three-game losing streak thanks to a big performance from someone who wasn't on the radar for many fantasy football championships. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel did his best McCaffrey impersonation in a 20-13 victory...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Marquis Haynes (98) puts his hand on the ball as Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Washington beaten by Panthers, fails to clinch NFC East

Dec. 27, 2020 8:35 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Less than a week after being stripped of his captaincy and fined for violating protocol during a pandemic, Dwayne Haskins was stripped of the ball, threw two interceptions and lost his starting job, maybe for good. Haskins' failed second chance coupled with a special teams blunder and...