Latest Carolina Panthers News

Quinn finds plenty to like in win, but job status unchanged

Dec. 9, 2019 7:26 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — With his job status in limbo, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has no choice but to move ahead as if he will be back next year. That's an unlikely scenario, though. Atlanta's 40-20 victory over Carolina on Sunday means only that the players haven't quit playing for him, but Quinn's team...

Panthers to stick with Allen at QB instead of playing Grier

Dec. 9, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) — The Panthers have lost five straight games and are out of playoff contention, which would appear to be a perfect time to get a look at rookie third-round draft pick Will Grier. But that won't happen — at least not this week. Interim coach Perry Fewell said Monday the...

Panthers' long week gets worse with 5th straight loss

Dec. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have endured some rough stretches in the past two years. Linebacker Luke Kuechly believes this last week was probably the toughest. Not long after his team lost 40-20 to the struggling Atlanta Falcons, Kuechly tried to assess what it's been like for Carolina the past...

Ryan to OZ leads Falcons to another rout of Panthers, 40-20

Dec. 8, 2019 6:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons honored one of their greatest receivers at halftime. Then a guy few people have ever heard of snatched away the spotlight. Olamide Zaccheaus hauled in the longest touchdown pass of Matt Ryan's career, a 93-yarder that propelled the Atlanta Falcons to another dominating...

Falcons P Matt Bosher back to IR after re-injuring groin

Dec. 7, 2019 2:28 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher is done for the season after re-injuring his right groin. Bosher was activated from injured reserve on Monday and expected to play for the first time since Week 4 when the Falcons (3-9) host the Carolina Panthers (5-7). But he returned to the...

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

WR Jones, TE Hooper, G Lindstrom return to Falcons' offense

Dec. 6, 2019 4:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice. Jones missed the Thanksgiving night...

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for ïts 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made a presentation to MLS owners Thursday when they met in a hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge. Tepper would...

Panthers QB Newton to have surgery on foot next week

Dec. 4, 2019 3:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on his injured left foot next week, interim coach Perry Fewell said on Wednesday. Newton suffered a Lisfranc injury in the preseason and started two games in the regular season before being placed on injured reserve. Fewell said he...

Carolina Panthers fire head coach Ron Rivera

Dec. 3, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper said he would have preferred to wait until after the season to make a coaching change. Tepper ultimately decided he wanted to get a jumpstart on his search for a new coach, so he fired Ron Rivera, the franchise’s winningest coach, on Tuesday with...