/Sports/NFL/Carolina Panthers/ Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15th, 2019 @ 5:10pm EST

Yardbarker: Carolina Panthers

Could Kaepernick settlement lead to his return to the NFL?

Some major news broke around the football world on Friday when the lawyer for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced that a settlement has been reached between the NFL and his client. Said settlement stems from Kaepernick claiming that the NFL and its owners colluded to keep him out of the league after he kicked off the national anthem protests in 2016. Kaepernick has been unemployed each of the past two seasons. This stunning news got us thinking. Is this a prelude to Kaepernick...

Yardbarker: Carolina Panthers

Ron Rivera: Panthers could bring in QB to challenge Cam Newton

Ron Rivera has given every indication he has complete faith in Cam Newton, but the Carolina Panthers head coach did not rule out bringing in a quarterback to motivate and challenge the team’s entrenched signal-caller. Discussing Newton during an appearance Friday on ESPN’s “First Take,” Rivera was asked by Stephen A. Smith whether the Panthers believe adding a quarterback who conceivably would put some pressure on Newton. “I don’t disagree with that because if there is one thing...

Yardbarker: Carolina Panthers

NFL settles with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid

The NFL has reached a settlement agreement with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid regarding their grievances, according to a joint statement from their attorney and the league:  “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there...

Yardbarker: Carolina Panthers

Colin Kaepernick, NFL announce settlement in collusion case

Colin Kaepernick has settled his collusion case with the NFL. Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos announced on Friday in a statement that the two sides resolved the matter. The league issued a similar statement. “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a...

Cat Scratch Reader

Jason Hewitt

Pro Football Focus lists the highest graded Panthers for the 2018 NFL season

This team has a ton of potential, but as the grades show, there is a lot of room to improve on.

The Carolina Panthers may have had a disappointing season after leaving a sour 7-9 taste in our mouths, but the latest PFF rankings display that there is much promise for the future.

2018 highest grades — Panthers defense

The highest-graded Carolina Panthers on defense from the 2018 season pic.twitter.com/pM9iliJfQz

— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 14, 2019

Unsurprisingly, Luke Kuechly...

Cat Scratch Reader

Jonathan DeLong

Keep Sounding: Talking Panthers needs and Curtis Samuel

Brad is replaced by Billy to talk about what the Panthers need and why Jon hates Curtis Samuel.

Brad couldn’t make it this week, so Billy Marshall took his place for this episode. You’ll know him from the many film pieces he contributes to CSR.

We talk about Eric Reid re-signing, the value of his contract, and the danger that comes with making snap judgments when initial contract details are released. We all share our thoughts on his impact on the defense and what this means for the...

Cat Scratch Reader

Ashley Barnett

Panthers add Montez Sweat in Kadar’s latest mock

The Panthers have the No. 16 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

There’s no denying the Carolina Panthers need to improve their pass rush. Once a staple of past great Carolina teams, the pass rush was a giant blemish throughout the 2018 season. Julius Peppers (who just turned 39) was due to become a free agent in March, but he announced his retirement beginning of February. The Panthers will need to address the absence of the Hall of Famer defensive end in the 2019 NFL Draft. Usually drafting a...

Cat Scratch Reader

Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 2/15/19

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume.

Carolina Panthers game management position a reality | Brandon Scott, Cat Crave
The Carolina Panthers have been busy this offseason making changes to their coaching staff and preparing for the 2019 season.

5 potential offensive trade targets for the Panthers in 2019 | Tim Weaver, PanthersWire
Carolina...

Cat Scratch Reader

MickSmiley

Ian Thomas and the value of mid-round picks

The Panthers may have struck salary cap gold with their fourth round tight end

As we reflect back on 2018 and look forward to 2019’s roster needs, this is a good time to shine a spotlight the value of successful mid-round picks like tight end Ian Thomas.

The Carolina Panthers invested a 2018 fourth round pick (No. 101 overall) in Thomas, a raw, athletic prospect with upside coming out of Indiana. Fortunately for the Panthers it looks like they may have nailed this selection. Thomas made...

Cat Scratch Reader

Jaxon

Ian Thomas showed signs of a promising career while Greg Olsen battled through injuries in 2018

The season was a mixed bag at tight end for the Panthers in 2018.

The Panthers’ season at tight end was like a reverse crap sandwich. The middle of the season was actually pretty good, that being when All Pro Greg Olsen was on the field. The problem is that Olsen was injured early in the season opener and missed the next three games. After he returned he played nine games before re-injuring his ankle and missing the rest of the season. But then something surprising happened. Rookie fifth...

Cat Scratch Reader

Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 2/14/19

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume.

Panthers announce coaching moves | Panthers.com
Everette Brown named assistant LBs coach, Ben Jacobs named assistant special teams coach, Sam Mills III tasked with game management.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport explains why Carolina Panthers signed safety Eric Reid to three-year extension | NFL...

Cat Scratch Reader

Walker Clement

Thank you, Ryan Kalil

The Panthers’ long time All-Pro center has given the team stability and personality since 2007.

There isn’t a whole lot to say about Ryan Kalil that you can’t get just from listening to him talk. He was a steady and zany presence in the Panthers’ locker room for 12 years. Like Julius Peppers before him, Kalil will leaves the Panthers with a legacy that will remain unrivaled for generations.

We can talk all day about his five Pro Bowl selections or his two first team All-Pro...

Cat Scratch Reader

Jaxon

The Panthers’ interior offensive linemen were pretty offensive in 2018

Let’s take a look at the real OGs!

Let’s hear it for the real OGs!

Isn’t there some type of hip hop tune that uses that phrase? From this maybe? But I digress already. Let’s talk about the hog mollies up front. The non-skill players if you will.

The good news is the Panthers did not have a lot of turnover at guard 2018. Tyler Larsen filled in at right guard for an injured Trai Turner for three games early in the season. He didn’t exactly light it up. Left guard Greg Van Roten...

Cat Scratch Reader

Billy Marshall

Film Room Scouting Report: Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams

The Panthers need to add pieces to their offensive line. Jonah Williams would be a great fit for Carolina if he’s available at No. 16 overall.

There have been many spirited debates surrounding Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams in the lead up to the draft. Most of the questions have nothing to do with Williams’ talent. The main question is whether he projects better to a guard or tackle in the NFL.

As a true freshman in 2016, Jonah Williams was a starter at right tackle for the...

Cat Scratch Reader

Bradley Smith

Register for the Panthers’ Weekend Warrior Flag Football Tournament today!

The Panthers are hosing their 16th annual flag football tournament on March 16-17, 2019 at Bank of America Stadium. Register today and show off your skills!

The Carolina Panthers are hosing their 16th annual Weekend Warrior Flag Football Tournament at Bank of America Stadium the weekend of March 16-17, 2019. Proceeds from the event will benefit the USO of North Carolina, so not only is this a good chance for you to get outside and enjoy some exercise in the beautiful spring weather of...

Cat Scratch Reader

Erik Sommers

Daryl Williams highlights the dilemma teams face with the salary cap

In the modern NFL you can only retain a finite amount of your young talent, and the Carolina Panthers are basically at capacity.

Stop me if you’ve heard this tale before. Young and talented NFL prospect waits patiently behind a not as talented veteran until finally being granted his shot at NFL greatness. He seizes it and puts in a nice season of work, just in time for him to enter a contract year and cash in at just the right time. Before he can even get limbered up for the season ahead,...

Cat Scratch Reader

Erik Sommers

Offensive tackle was mostly a huge disappointment for the Panthers in 2018

A long time sore spot for the Panthers gained a lone bright spark in 2018, but the team must continue to search for a bona fide left tackle.

Everyone’s favorite topic of the offseason makes another return for 2019, and that is of course the debate over the merits of the Carolina Panthers ever revolving door at tackle. This season tackled just about every potential story line available when it comes to personnel at the position. The big bright spot, is that we had the rise of a young and...

ESPN.com - Carolina Panthers

New deal gives Eric Reid path to leadership role as Panthers replace captains

Carolina has lost three of its six captains over the past month, leaving a leadership void in the locker room. Who might be next to step up?

Cat Scratch Reader

Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 2/13/19

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume.

Eric Reid’s return is reason for excitement | Bryan Strickland, Panthers.com
Safety and his defensive coordinator believe they can build on Reid’s 2018 showing.

Will re-signing Eric Reid significantly change Panthers’ plan for free agency, draft? | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte Observer
Monday,...

Bleacher Report - Carolina Panthers

Panthers FB Alex Armah Stops Would-Be Car Thief with Armbar

Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah may have a second career in mixed martial arts after stopping a would-be car thief using a move typically seen in the UFC...

The selection and placement of stories on this page were determined automatically by a computer program.
The time or date displayed (including in the Timeline of Articles feature) reflects when an article was added to or updated in LooksNeat.