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Allen, Johnson lead Bills past Newton-less Panthers 27-14

Aug. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After winning the coin toss, Josh Allen quickly asked for the ball. He was eager and ready to go — and it showed. Allen shook off some first-game jitters and completed 9 of 11 passes for 102 yards and led two scoring drives, Kevin Johnson returned an interception 71 yards for...

Rivera decides to rest Newton, other star players vs. Bills

Aug. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton and four other key starters will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had indicated on Wednesday that all of his starters would play against the Bills, including Newton. However, the ninth-year head coach...

Newton expected to make preseason debut against Bills

Aug. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

Cam Newton is expected to see his first game action since Dec. 17 when the Carolina Panthers host the Buffalo Bills on Friday night. Newton, the league MVP in 2015, missed the final two games of last season and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in January. He and Carolina's other starters did...

Panthers' Cox cited for speeding, marijuana after camp ends

Aug. 14, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Highway Patrol cited Carolina Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. for speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on the final day of the team's training camp. Sergeant Christopher Knox of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety...

Panthers' Ron Rivera says joint NFL practices are invaluable

Aug. 14, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Coach Ron Rivera believes joint practices have become an invaluable part of today's NFL. The Panthers wrapped up two days of practices at Wofford College with the Buffalo Bills that he thinks will go a long way toward helping both teams prepare for the regular season. Unlike...

Pitt eyes balance in bid to repeat as ACC Coastal champs

Aug. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett knows his numbers in his first year as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback weren't great. He doesn't particularly care. What the numbers failed to show were all the times he would come to the line of scrimmage, survey the defense and check for the right play, a play that was...

Munnerlyn expecting 'big things' from ex-teammate Newton

Aug. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Captain Munnerlyn has no doubt that ex-teammate Cam Newton will bounce back from a shoulder injury in a big way this season. All it took to convince Munnerlyn was watching Newton step up in the pocket and uncork a 50-yard strike to a streaking Curtis Samuel down the middle of the...

Bills prepare for Panthers, extreme heat at joint practices

Aug. 12, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to have a little fun with Bills coach Sean McDermott over the weekend, sending a screenshot of the heat index in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at 110 degrees along with an orange emoji face dripping with sweat. "A psychological game," Rivera joked...

Panthers hope Burns turns into their newest 'superhero'

Aug. 11, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Panthers are hoping they've found another "superhero" in rookie outside linebacker Brian Burns. The first-round draft pick from Florida State was impressive in his NFL preseason debut with two sacks in less than two quarters of action against the Chicago Bears on Thursday...

AP Source: Kaepernick ready to compete to play

Aug. 9, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is eager to prove he's good enough to play in the NFL. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: "Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life." The person spoke anonymously because of the...