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Cam Newton Should Sit Out for Starting Job

The football world is still trying to figure how Cam Newton is still without an NFL team to play on. Most of the jobs in the NFL are taken, but realistically, about half could be won by Newton. We are in the month of May and it isn't looking so good for the former NFL MVP to land a starting job. It is already being reported that Newton would be open to taking a backup role in the league. https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/1258451011817046033 This has to be something Newton was not planning on during the offseason, but it may not be the right move. Newton...

Christian McCaffrey, Panthers Agree on Extension

The Carolina Panthers are locking up a key piece to their future. Running back Christian McCaffrey agreed to a four-year extension worth about $16 million per year sources told ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1249790515140231169 The move makes McCaffrey the highest paid running back in NFL history. He topped Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott as he averages $15 million per year. In a statement to ESPN, McCaffrey stated, "I'm so excited to continue my career in Carolina. I want to thank Mr. Tepper, Marty Hurney, and Coach Rhule for the opportunity to help lead this great franchise, and to all my teammates for their help along the...

2020 NFL Draft Rumors: Buy or Sell?

There are a lot of rumors that are spread around the grapevine during the NFL Draft process, are all rumors right? No, they aren't, but some are. Here is my take for the latest rumors for the 2020 NFL Draft rumors, Buy or Sell edition. NFL Draft Rumors No. 1: Justin Jefferson will go at No. 7 to Carolina Sell: I like Justin Jefferson a lot, but unless a wide receiver's last name is Ruggs III or Lamb, I’m not using a top-10 pick on you. Also, the Panthers spent big money on Robby Anderson this offseason, and already having DJ...

Robby Anderson Signs with Carolina

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule continues his run of signing former Temple players. A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that wide receiver Robby Anderson has signed a two-year, $20 million with Carolina. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1242535514001063937 Anderson went undrafted our of Temple where he developed himself as the New York Jets' top receiver in four seasons. He recorded 3,059 yards and 20 touchdowns in four years with the Jets. Anderson becomes the second Temple player to join the Panthers after quarterback PJ Walker signed with the team on Monday. Both players played under coach Rhule at Temple in 2015. The impact on Anderson on the Panthers Carolina...

Cam Newton Expected to be Cut by Carolina

The Carolina Panthers were hoping to trade their former franchise quarterback Cam Newton to another team. With no trade in sight, it appears the team is going in another direction. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that the Panthers are expected to cut Newton from the team. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1242463526163296256 Newton had a physical Monday in Atlanta for his shoulder and foot injuries that he had last season. He was able to pass the physical and appears to be healthy. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Carolina tried to trade Newton to Chicago or the Los Angeles Chargers. Those trades appeared to not have worked out...

Newton Out, Bridgewater in Carolina

The Carolina Panthers made a decision on their future quarterback. Cam Newton appears to have lost the battle to Teddy Bridgewater.  It all started this morning when the Panthers announced on Instagram that they have given Newton permission to seek a trade. That statement did not sit well with Newton. "Stop with the word play. I never asked for it," Newton responded on the post. "There is no dodging this one. I love the Panthers to death and will always love you guys. Please do not try and play me or manipulate the narrative and act like I wanted this. You...

Chargers Trade Russell Okung to Panthers for Trai Turner

The Carolina Panthers needed help on the offensive line and got it. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Russell Okung was traded from the Los Angeles Chargers for Trai Turner. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1235334915924905985 The trade is a win-win for both team as the Panthers get a left tackle in Okung to help protect whoever plays quarterback. Los Angeles get some help with their interior offensive line to help with their running game. Okung has been a great pass blocker since entering the league in 2010. After winning the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, he spent time with the Broncos and Chargers. He made...

Greg Olsen, Panthers Part Ways

The Greg Olsen era in Carolina is over after nine seasons. The Carolina Panthers and Olsen mutually decided to part ways Thursday in a statement released by Olsen on social media. "Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with (general manager) Marty Hurney and have a great conversation regarding my future with the organization. The team and I are both on the same page that it is best we go in different directions for now. On the field, I will always cherish the nine seasons we shared together. The wins, the losses, standing at midfield holding the Halas Trophy...

Luke Kuechly retires from the NFL

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Tuesday night at the age of 28. "I think now is the right chance for me to move on," Kuechly said in a statement on the Panthers' Twitter page. "It makes me sad because I love playing this game, I've played it since I was a kid. It's my favorite thing in the world to do. The memories I have from this place and this organization and being on the field with these guys – they'll never go away." "In my heart I know it's the right thing to do… There's...

NFL Coaching Carousel: Ranking the New Hires

The final hire of the 2020 NFL coaching carousel has been made as they were five jobs up for grabs. This season's group had a great combo between newcomers and veterans with a winning tradition. Most of the hires have offensive background. This seems to be the trend going for NFL teams the past few seasons. Let's take a look at the NFL coaching carousel hires and examine who got it right and who might have missed the mark. 5. Kevin Stefanski, Cleveland Browns He was the runner up last season to Freddie Kitchens. But this time Kevin Stefanski comes out...

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