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Panthers: McCaffrey's incredible season not all for naught

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers safety Tre Boston refuses to believe Christian McCaffrey's incredible statistical season is all for naught. McCaffrey became the first NFL player this season — and the first Panthers player ever — to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage, but the Panthers lost 30-24...

Plenty of QBs with a pedigree should be available in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Several quarterbacks with impressive resumes could be looking for new teams in 2020 after disappointing performances this season. The list of QBs who could be available includes guys with MVP trophies on their mantels, former No. 1 draft picks and longtime starters. Eli Manning is the most accomplished of the...

Once rivals, Seahawks, Panthers head in different directions

Dec. 12, 2019 1:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Not too long ago the Carolina Panthers viewed the Seattle Seahawks as their biggest rivals in the NFC. Now the franchises are headed in vastly different directions. While the Seahawks have posted eight straight winning seasons under coach Pete Carroll, the Panthers have been...

AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

Dec. 12, 2019 11:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster...

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...

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...

NFL Notes: Gronk solves post-playing stress with puzzles

Dec. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Rob Gronkowski is enjoying life in retirement — one piece at a time. The former star tight end who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls during his nine-year career uses jigsaw puzzles to lower his stress levels and to help his mental recovery. Gronkowski said in an interview with Reena...

Interim coach Fewell to lead Panthers against Falcons

Dec. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says he tells players, “You're always being evaluated, whether you're winning or losing.” The same is true for NFL coaches. Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell begins his audition for the full-time position when Carolina visits...