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  • • Christian McCaffrey returns to practice field
    It might be a “long shot” for Christian McCaffrey to return in time for Thursday Night Football, but the Panthers running back was on the practice field for the first time in five weeks. McCaffrey did not actively participate in Monday’s walkthrough, wearing a red non-contact jersey. Coach Matt Rhule said the Pro Bowler would [more]...2020
  • • Matt Rhule “hopeful” Christian McCaffrey can play Thursday
    Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey made an in-practice change on Tuesday from wearing a red, non-contact jersey to his regular practice garb and the door remains open to him returning to action against the Falcons on Thursday night. Head coach Matt Rhule said at a press conference after McCaffrey took part in Tuesday’s practice that [more]...2020
  • • Panthers signing Sean Chandler off Giants practice squad
    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will be reunited with one of his players from Temple. According to multiple reports, the Panthers are signing safety Sean Chandler off of the Giants practice squad. Chandler went undrafted out of Temple in 2018 and played for Rhule during the Panthers head coach’s final two seasons at the school. [more]...2020
  • • Panthers working remotely after unconfirmed positive COVID-19 test
    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule would usually be in the team’s facility on the Monday after a game, but he was at home for his videoconference with the team this Monday. Rhule and the rest of the staff are working remotely after an unconfirmed positive COVID-19 test. The same is true of the team’s players [more]...2020
  • Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater has elite intelligence
    • Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater has elite intelligence
    Bridgewater's ability to read defenses is something Rhule praised on top of his ability to understand where open receivers are and anticipate the pass rush, among other things....2020
  • • Matt Rhule says Teddy Bridgewater has elite intelligence
    Teddy Bridgewater may not be the NFL’s most impressive quarterback physically, but with the Panthers on a three-game winning streak, coach Matt Rhule says Bridgewater is one of the most impressive quarterbacks he’s seen mentally. Rhule praised Bridgewater for his ability to read defenses, understand where the open receivers will be, anticipate the pass rush [more]...2020
  • • Kawann Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery
    The Panthers will have to extend their three-game winning streak without the help of defensive tackle Kawann Short. Head coach Matt Rhule said at his Wednesday press conference that Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery. It’s the second straight year that Short’s season has ended that way, although Rhule said that this injury is not [more]...2020
  • • Christian McCaffrey seeing doctors to evaluate ankle recovery
    When Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hurt his ankle in Week Two, word was that he’d need four-to-six weeks to recover and return to the lineup. McCaffrey said he hoped to beat that timeframe and the Panthers will get an idea about whether that’s possible this week. Head coach Matt Rhule said that McCaffrey will [more]...2020
  • • Jimmy Johnson: Matt Rhule was a 'home run hire' for Panthers, is the NFC South wide open?
    Jimmy Johnson joins the Big Noon Kickoff team to discuss how the NFC South race is wide open after Tom Brady & the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Chicago Bears. Hear why Jimmy believes the Carolina Panthers have hit a home run with new head coach Matt Rhule as they look to go 3-2 against the Atlanta Falcons....2020
  • • Teddy Bridgewater sits down with Michael Vick | QB7
    Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater joins Michael Vick to discuss everything from his injury with the Minnesota Vikings to his time as a backup for Drew Brees to what it's like playing for first-year head coach Matt Rhule to the pride he takes in seeing many Black quarterbacks succeed in the NFL right now....2020

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  • • Kawann Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery
    The Panthers will have to extend their three-game winning streak without the help of defensive tackle Kawann Short. Head coach Matt Rhule said at his Wednesday press conference that Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery. It’s the second straight year that Short’s season has ended that way, although Rhule said that this injury is not [more]...2020
  • • Teddy Bridgewater sits down with Michael Vick | QB7
    Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater joins Michael Vick to discuss everything from his injury with the Minnesota Vikings to his time as a backup for Drew Brees to what it's like playing for first-year head coach Matt Rhule to the pride he takes in seeing many Black quarterbacks succeed in the NFL right now....2020
  • • Report: Panthers QB Kyle Allen traded to Redskins
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly trading quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The trade, first reported by NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, comes just hours after the Panthers signed XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker. The 25-year-old quarterback lit up the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks and will be favored to become Carolina’s No. 2 ...2020
  • • Report: Panthers interested in free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater
    The Carolina Panthers made it official on Tuesday, announcing that they have given former NFL MVP Cam Newton permission to seek a trade. This means that the quarterback position is of utmost importance for first-year head coach Matt Rhule. While Carolina might look to the draft for a long-term option, the team is apparently interested in a big-name free agent. According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, ...2020
  • • Panthers give Cam Newton permission to seek a trade; eyeing Teddy Bridgewater
    The Carolina Panthers are planning to part ways with Cam Newton, and they appear to already have a replacement in mind. In a somewhat bizarre move, the Panthers announced on Tuesday that they have given Newton and his representatives permission to seek a trade. “Every year difficult decisions are made and they are never easy. We have been working with Cam and his agent to find the best fit for him...2020
  • • Report: Cam Newton 'absolutely' believes he will be with Panthers in 2020
    The Carolina Panthers may or may not have Cam Newton under center in 2020, but the quarterback reportedly “absolutely” expects to be there. Writing about Newton’s unique situation, Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports wrote Saturday that “Newton absolutely believes he will be a Carolina Panther in 2020, according to sources.” There’s a big “but” here, though. As noted by Jones, Panthers owner David Tepper...2020
  • • Matt Rhule on Cam Newton: If we do this right, his best football is ahead of him
    Tuesday was a busy day on the Cam Newton front. The quarterback posted a video that featured him saying that he’s looking for some commitment hours after a report indicated that the Panthers are encouraged by the way he’s been rehabbing after last year’s season-ending foot injury. Head coach Matt Rhule confirmed that during a [more]...2020
  • • Matt Rhule ‘unbelievably excited’ to work with Cam Newton
    The Carolina Panthers continue to send mixed signals about Cam Newton’s future with the team. On Tuesday, it was new coach Matt Rhule who said that he was “unbelievably excited” to get the opportunity to work with Newton despite rumors that the Panthers may still look to move on from the quarterback. Newton is recovering from a Lisfranc injury that limited him to two games in 2019. The Panthers wa...2020
  • • Report: Panthers moving forward with Cam Newton as starting QB
    There has been a lot of talk about the Carolina Panthers potentially trading or releasing Cam Newton this offseason, but apparently that is not the team’s plan. The Panthers are moving forward as if Newton will be their starting quarterback in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Newton is making progress in his recovery from a foot injury, and new Panthers coach Matt Rhule and his staff have ...2020
  • • Panthers owner openly questions whether Cam Newton is healthy
    Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is not one to beat around the bush. He’s been much more open than disgraced former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. Sometimes that can be seen as an issue. This is one of those times. In talking about injured former NFL MVP Cam Newton’s status with the Panthers, Tepper offered up a rather interesting take. It included a question he should already have the answe...2020

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  • • Panthers signing Sean Chandler off Giants practice squad
    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will be reunited with one of his players from Temple. According to multiple reports, the Panthers are signing safety Sean Chandler off of the Giants practice squad. Chandler went undrafted out of Temple in 2018 and played for Rhule during the Panthers head coach’s final two seasons at the school. [more]...2020
  • • Panthers felt “relief” after snapping 10-game losing streak
    There’s no immediate pressure on Panthers coach Matt Rhule this season, since owner David Tepper declared it a rebuild and gave him a $62 million contract. But Rhule had to wait longer than he’d have preferred to win his first game, even if that streak was 20 percent of what a few Panthers had been [more]...2020
  • • Three bold predictions for Panthers in 2020: Matt Rhule swings a big trade, Christian McCaffrey makes history
    Carolina is entering the first year of a new regime in the NFC South...2020
  • • Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater brings out the best in people
    One of the first big decisions the Panthers made after hiring head coach Matt Rhule was the decision to sign quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as a free agent. Bridgewater got a three-year deal in Carolina after spending the last two years as a backup in New Orleans. He got five starts last season while Drew Brees [more]...2020
  • • Panthers sign 17 undrafted rookies, including one of Rhule’s former players
    The Panthers announced the signings of 17 undrafted free agents, and one of them is a former player for coach Matt Rhule. Offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg played for Rhule for three seasons at Baylor. Tecklenburg, a converted tight end, was set to retire from football until the Panthers offered him an opportunity to compete for [more]...2020
  • • Panthers say all-defense draft “just fell that way”
    The Panthers made some history over the last few days by using all seven of their picks on defensive players. It’s the first time in the common draft era that a team has done that and head coach Matt Rhule joked about asking offensive coordinator Joe Brady if the team was “even paying you guys [more]...2020
  • • 2020 NFL Draft: Panthers first team in the common draft era to use all seven picks on defensive players
    It's clear where Matt Rhule thinks the Panthers need help going into 2020...2020
  • • Panthers take defensive tackle Derrick Brown
    The Panthers may have wanted one of the top quarterbacks, but they didn’t get a chance to pick one. Instead, Carolina’s first draft under coach Matt Rhule resulted in the selection of Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown. Brown could become a disruptive force in the middle for the Panthers, anchoring a defense that has lost [more]...2020
  • • Panthers expected to focus attention on defense in NFL draft
    The Panthers are expected to place a heavy emphasis on defense in the NFL draft under first-year coach Matt Rhule...2020
  • • Panthers give Christian McCaffrey big extension
    Panthers coach Matt Rhule said last week he considered Christian McCaffrey more than just a running back. It’s a good thing, because he’s now paying him like a couple of players. PFT has confirmed that the Panthers are signing their versatile back to a four-year extension worth $16 million a year, which makes him the [more]...2020

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  • • FMIA Divisional: Aaron Rodgers, Packers Aren’t Finished, Derrick Henry Can’t Be Stopped, and more
    And then there were four. Peter King opens "Football Morning in America, Divisional Weekend" in Green Bay where the Packers joined the Niners, Titans and Chiefs as the championship weekend guests of honor. Also in the column: • Aaron Rodgers, 36 years old, still has the deft touch, and has Green Bay one win away from another Super Bowl appearance. • Derrick Henry might not care about stats, but ...2020
  • • Vikings optimistic WR Adam Thielen will play Saturday despite ankle injury
    Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen sustained a bad cut on his ankle during Wednesday’s practice, reports NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (via Twitter). The cut required stitches, but the team is optimistic Thielen will be able to play in Saturday’s playoff game against the 49ers.  As Pelissero notes, the organization is “still gathering information and will proceed with caution.” The wideout appeared in 1...2020

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  • • Report: Panthers will make a push to acquire No. 1 pick
    The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to take Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft barring a godfather offer. It now appears increasingly likely that the Carolina Panthers might explore making that offer. According to Pro Football Network’s Benjamin Allbright, there’s increasing belief around the NFL that the Panthers will make a push to move up to the No. 1 pick. Panthers owner Davi...2020
  • • Eyebrow-raising Matt Rhule quote making rounds after his move to NFL
    The Carolina Panthers gave former Temple and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule $60 million reasons to make the jump from amateur athletics to the NFL on Tuesday. Carolina hired Rhule, signing him to a seven-year, $60 million contract in the process. It was an eye-opening deal for a guy that has no experience as even a coordinator at the professional level. In looking back on Rhule’s successful college ...2020
  • • Matt Rhule hired as Panthers head coach
    Matt Rhule has generated a significant amount of interest on the NFL head coaching market over the past two seasons, and the Baylor coach has finally decided to make the leap from college to the pros. Rhule has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first reported. The Panthers also had interest in New England Patriots offensive coo...2020
  • • Mike McCarthy was supposed to meet Cowboys earlier this week?
    Jason Garrett is still technically the coach of the Cowboys, but everything continues to indicate they’ll be moving since they are already scheduling interviews with Marvin Lewis and Mike McCarthy. Here’s the latest on everything pertaining to Dallas’ search: The Cowboys were conspicuously quiet for most of this week until Saturday morning, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t working behind the sce...2020
  • • Mike McCarthy focused on Jets
    Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t want to be considered, and isn’t pursuing, any other head coaching vacancy other than the Jets job, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Of course, McCarthy’s only other known interview was with the Browns, and he is not one of the two finalists, so his only real hope of being a head coach might be with the Jets anyway.  McCarthy did attract att...2019

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  • • Matt Rhule hopes Luke Kuechly rejoins Panthers as a coach, already watching film with staff
    Kuechly has mentioned that he wants to remain involved in football...2020
  • • Panthers' Matt Rhule says he's considering kneeling during the national anthem in 2020
    'I'm supportive of the movement,' the new head coach told reporters...2020
  • • Sources: Panthers give Rhule 7-year, $60M deal
    The Panthers will make Baylor's Matt Rhule their new coach on a seven-year, $60 million deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter....2020
  • • NFL coaching carousel: It's Giants or stay put for Matt Rhule, Vikings loss could topple Mike Zimmer, and more
    Jason La Canfora has the latest on the NFL's coach and GM moves, including where the Browns and Redskins are leaning...2020
  • • 2020 NFL Draft: Panthers first team in the common draft era to use all seven picks on defensive players
    2020
  • • Panthers finalizing deal with Baylor's Matt Rhule to be their next head coach
    Carolina is reaching into the college ranks to replace Ron Rivera...2020
  • • Panthers coach Rhule considering taking a knee
    Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice....2020
  • • Baylor head coach Matt Rhule declines interview with Browns for vacant HC position, per report
    Ouch -- that's not exactly how Cleveland envisioned their request to interview Rhule going down...2019
  • • Matt Rhule says Panthers 'felt we had to' release Cam Newton, calls Teddy Bridgewater a 'perfect fit'
    Moving on from Newton was in 'the best interest of the team,' the new coach said Wednesday...2020
  • • New Panthers coach Matt Rhule wants Sean Ryan, Phil Snow for potential coordinator jobs
    Both Ryan and Snow have worked with Rhule before...2020
  • • Rhule on Cam release: Teddy a better fit at QB
    While expressing great appreciation for what Cam Newton did for Carolina since being its first pick of the 2011 draft, coach Matt Rhule said it was best the Panthers moved forward with Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback....2020
  • • New Panthers coach wants Luke Kuechly on staff
    New Panthers coach Matt Rhule didn’t get the chance to work with Luke Kuechly, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to. Rhule said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s hoping to bring the retired linebacker back as a part of his coaching staff at some point. He also said that within [more]...2020
  • • Panthers to interview Baylor's Matt Rhule for head coaching vacancy, per report
    Carolina is casting its line both around the NFL and into the college ranks...2019
  • • 2020 NFL Draft Day 2 winners and losers: Packers make more head-scratching moves, Panthers load up on defense
    Matt Rhule is building a defense that should complement his offense for years to come...2020

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  • • Christian McCaffrey seeing doctors to evaluate ankle recovery
    2020
  • • Teddy Bridgewater sits down with Michael Vick | QB7
    2020
  • • Panthers don’t look like pushovers
    The Buccaneers are following the hardest game of their schedule (at New Orleans) with possibly their easiest, a visit from the rebuilding Panthers. And while the Panthers are indeed in the process of remaking the team under owner David Tepper and coach Matt Rhule, they seem to be a lot closer to being competitive than [more]...2020
  • • Panthers poised to have NFL’s youngest defense in a decade
    New Panthers coach Matt Rhule is tearing down the team he inherited to build it back up, and that entails a youth movement. In fact, the Panthers will have the youngest starting defense in the NFL in the last 10 years, according to ESPN. The likely average age of the Panthers’ 11 starters will be [more]...2020
  • • Matt Rhule won’t be complaining over circumstances of first training camp with Panthers
    This may not have been exactly what Matt Rhule pictured when he envisioned possibilities of being a head coach in the NFL. No preseason, reduced training camp practices and dozens of meetings via video conferences only aren’t the norm for the NFL this time of year. But it’s the reality that Rhule and the rest [more]...2020
  • • NFL scheduled to begin training camps with all players July 28
    NFL Football Operations sent a tweet Monday evening, saying the league has advised teams that training camps are expected to begin as scheduled July 28. The league’s general counsel, Jeff Pash, said the same in a conference call last Thursday. The NFL will allow rookies to start earlier. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said last week [more]...2020
  • • Panthers to sign XFL star QB P.J. Walker
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly signing quarterback P.J. Walker, the XFL’s biggest star who led the Houston Roughnecks to an undefeated season. Walker drew interest from multiple NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, but chose to reunite with Matt Rhule in Carolina. Rhule served as Walker’s head coach at Temple (2013-’16), where the coach-quarterback duo turned around ...2020
  • • Panthers have interest in Justin Herbert?
    The Carolina Panthers will eventually have to decide whether or not they want Cam Newton to remain their starting quarterback in 2020, and their interest in one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft may be a hint about how they plan to move forward. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney attended Oregon’s Pro Day on Thursday, and Andrew Groover of NFL Network noted that Hurney was the only ...2020
  • • Cam Newton could reportedly still be traded; Chargers a team to watch
    The Carolina Panthers have been sending mixed signals about their intentions with Cam Newton since Matt Rhule was hired as the team’s new head coach, but recent reports have indicated they are proceeding as if Newton will be their starting quarterback in 2020. That could change at some point this offseason, especially if a team like the Los Angeles Chargers aggressively pursues Newton. The Panther...2020
  • • Report: Panthers likely ‘moving forward’ with Cam Newton as starter in 2020
    While the NFL offseason is just beginning and much is expected to change across the NFL this summer, Cam Newton is now likely to remain with the Carolina Panthers for the 2020 season as their starting quarterback. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are moving forward with Newton as their starting quarterback with a growing belief he will be healthy for the upcoming season. While...2020

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  • • Report: Cam Newton 'absolutely' believes he will be with Panthers in 2020
    2020
  • • Should the Panthers tank for Trevor Lawrence?
    The Carolina Panthers were seemingly having themselves a nice month of January.  Doling out big bucks to former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule added another layer to that, as did hiring former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady to be the team’s offensive coordinator.  Unfortunately, Luke Kuechly’s shocking retirement immediately after the end of the regular season changed the landscape here. Wit...2020
  • • NFL world reacts to Luke Kuechly’s stunning retirement
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement on Tuesday night. The news stunned the football world as Kuechly stepped away from the game after just eight seasons. Kuechly made the announcement in a video shared by the Panthers on Twitter. In the video, the 28-year-old talked about now being the right time for him to step away from the game. A seven-time All-Pro linebacker, Ku...2020
  • • All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly retires from NFL in surprising announcement
    The Carolina Panthers are being completely remade entering the 2020 NFL season, and that includes a major change on defense. Luke Kuechly announced his shocking retirement in a video shared through the team’s Twitter page on Tuesday. “I still want to play but I don’t think it’s the right decision,” Kuechly said while holding back tears. “I thought about it for a long time, and I think now is an op...2020
  • • Cowbows considering new role for Jason Garrett?
    Could Jason Garrett return to the Cowboys in a different role? That’s what some members of the organization are wondering as Garrett gets set to meet with team brass (again) on Thursday, Ed Werder of ESPN.com tweets. Garrett will chat with Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones on Thursday, his third face-to-face with the duo since the end of the season. Many have speculated that Garrett could be dismissed...2020
  • • Cowboys considering new role for Jason Garrett?
    Could Jason Garrett return to the Cowboys in a different role? That’s what some members of the organization are wondering as Garrett gets set to meet with team brass (again) on Thursday, Ed Werder of ESPN.com tweets. Garrett will chat with Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones on Thursday, his third face-to-face with the duo since the end of the season. Many have speculated that Garrett could be dismissed...2020
  • • Baylor's Rhule plans to stay amid NFL speculation
    Matt Rhule, expected to be a leading candidate for coaching vacancies with the Giants and Panthers, said speculation has been a distraction for his Baylor team and he intends to return to the Bears next season. "I plan on that," Rhule said....2019
  • • NFL coaching buzz tracker: Baylor's Matt Rhule declines interview with Browns, per report
    The NFL coaching carousel is speeding up. Keep track of all the latest news on all the candidates and vacancies throughout the league.        ...2019
  • • Baylor coach Matt Rhule addresses NFL speculation in team meeting as interest heats up
    Rhule confirmed that he's willing to talk to NFL teams but committed to the Sugar Bowl...2019
  • • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones 'impressed' with Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley and Baylor's Matt Rhule
    As speculation grows around Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, team owner Jerry Jones is impressed by college coaches Lincoln Riley and Matt Rhule        ...2019

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