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  • COLUMN: DT Favorite can help Panthers, but keep expectations in check

       SPARTANBURG, S.C. – When the Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp on Sunday few knew much or even cared much about Marlon Favorite.   That changed less than 30 minutes into the team’s first practice Monday.   That’s when nose tackle ...
  • COLUMN: Panthers goal this camp? Find depth

       SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Some training camps are about finding a quarterback. Some are about finding chemistry or team leaders. Others are about finding style of play or a certain toughness.   But this camp, for the Carolina Panthers, is all about one...
  • Irvin needed to mature before reaching NFL level

       CHARLOTTE – The abruptness of it all hit Corvey Irvin like a ton of bricks.   As he was sitting on the Laney High (Augusta, Ga.) team bus following the school's state semifinal playoff loss at the Georgia Dome in 2005, he realized his football ca...
  • DRAFT RECAP: Panthers upgrade defense in 2009 NFL Draft

       CHARLOTTE – Given their meltdown in the second half of the 2008 season, it was no surprise the Carolina Panthers focused on upgrading their defense in the NFL draft.   After allowing more than 389 yards and 29 points per game over the final seven...
  • Panthers get defensive on day one of the NFL draft

       CHARLOTTE -- Although it looks as though Julius Peppers will be back with the Carolina Panthers for one more season, the team began the process of grooming his long-term replacement on Saturday.   The Panthers didn't trade Peppers, but they did mak...
  • DRAFT NOTEBOOK: Panthers return to familiar draft day strategy

       CHARLOTTE – It worked once for the Carolina Panthers, so why not try it again?   The Panthers took a page from last year’s NFL draft script and traded away next year’s first-round draft pick, a move that enabled them to select Florida State d...
  • Trade or stand pat? What will Panthers do with 59th pick?

       CHARLOTTE – With the NFL draft less than 24 hours away, the Carolina Panthers have not received a single trade offer for franchise defensive end Julius Peppers according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.   That doesn't mean thin...
  • Breaking down the Panthers roster entering the NFL draft

       CHARLOTTE – Here’s a position-by-position look at the Carolina Panthers roster as the team enters this weekend’s NFL draft.Quarterback:Starter: Jake DelhommeBackups: Josh McCown, Matt Moore.Need: Low.Comment: Although some fans have lost faith ...
  • History suggests Panthers will get a quality player at No. 59

       CHARLOTTE – History suggests the Carolina Panthers might want to select a defensive back or an offensive lineman with the 59th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, but definitely avoid taking a quarterback.   I always find it interesting to r...
  • Panthers normally know who's interested in trading up or down

       CHARLOTTE – Over the next week Carolina’s Marty Hurney will place a number of phone calls to other general managers inquiring about who might interested in trading up or down come draft day.   That’s standard operating procedure in the NFL. ...
  • Panthers keeping options open when it comes to 59th pick

       CHARLOTTE – Even if Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney wanted to, he couldn’t tell you who the team is going to select in next weekend’s NFL draft.   With the 59th overall pick, there’s really know way of knowing who’ll still ...
  • Hurney still expects Peppers to back with Panthers next season

       CHARLOTTE – If the Carolina Panthers plan to trade defensive end Julius Peppers before the April 25-26 NFL draft, then general manager Marty Hurney is doing a pretty good job of hiding his cards.   Hurney told reporters Thursday during an informa...
  • Panthers get three nationally televised night games

       CHARLOTTE -- The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers will open the 2009 season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles and play three nationally televised night games including a Monday night affair early in the season against the Dallas C...
  • History suggests Panthers will get a solid player if they stick at No. 59

    CHARLOTTE – History suggests the Carolina Panthers might want to select a defensive back or an offensive lineman with the 59th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, but definitely avoid taking a quarterback.I always find it interesting to research wh...