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  • • 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' Matt Rhule excited to move forward with Teddy Bridgewater: He's 'exactly what we want'
    Bridgewater has another chance to prove he's a legitimate starter in Carolina...2020
  • • Matt Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater’s got a “great arm”
    Matt Rhule was asked Thursday about the “narrative” that Teddy Bridgewater lacks the arm strength to be a downfield passer. While the Panthers believe Bridgewater has deep-ball accuracy, Rhule also indicated Joe Brady’s offense won’t ask Bridgewater to do that often. “Teddy, for us, is exactly what we want,” Rhule said, via Joe Person of [more]...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
  • • 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
  • • Matt Rhule considering kneeling alongside players during national anthem
    Panthers coach Matt Rhule is considering kneeling alongside players during the national anthem this season. Rhule said he wants to show support for the movement against racial injustice. “I would consider anything as we move forward,” Rhule said Thursday on a video conference call, via Steve Reed of The Associated Press. “I’m supportive of the [more]...2020
  • • Panthers coach Matt Rhule may kneel during anthem
    First-year Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule became the latest NFL personality to suggest he could kneel during the national anthem....2020
  • • Joe Brady: To label Christian McCaffrey “just a running back” is injustice to him
    Panthers coach Matt Rhule has said Christian McCaffrey is not “just a running back.” The team didn’t pay McCaffrey like a running back in signing him to a four-year extension that will pay him $16 million a season. Likewise, the Panthers will not play McCaffrey just as at running back. “To me, he’s a running [more]...2020
  • • Panthers' Tre Boston says Matt Rhule has the 'it' factor that NFL coaches need
    Rhule has already pulled off several successful rebuilds...2020
  • • Tre Boston: Matt Rhule’s set himself up for success
    Panthers safety Tre Boston hasn’t attended an in-person practice with head coach Matt Rhule yet, but he already thinks that Rhule has the right makeup to thrive in the NFL. Boston signed a three-year deal in March that extends his second stint with the Panthers through the 2022 season and he expects the team to [more]...2020

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  • • 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’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
  • • Under new coach Matt Rhule, Panthers will reportedly explore trade options for QB Cam Newton
    The Carolina Panthers ushered in a new era when they hired Matt Rhule as their new head coach. Now, as the organization considers its future, the Panthers will reportedly explore trading quarterback Cam Newton this offseason. Newton, who recently underwent Lisfranc foot surgery, missed 14 games this past season and will turn 31 before the 2020 season. The Panthers are focused on making moves that ...2020
  • • Five most likely Cam Newton trade destinations
    The Carolina Panthers will look to trade former NFL MVP Cam Newton some time in March. This has been known for a while now. Newton missed all but two games of last season with a Lisfranc injury. For their part, the Panthers are looking to move in a different direction under first-year head coach Matt Rhule. He signed a seven-year contract en route to being lured away from Baylor. Rhule’s plan in C...2020



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  • • 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
  • • Matt Rhule says Teddy Bridgewater 'perfect fit' for Panthers but won't rule out drafting QB
    Signing Teddy Bridgewater has delighted new coach Matt Rhule, but the Panthers are open to the prospect of taking a quarterback early in the 2020 NFL Draft....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
  • • Matt Rhule: Panthers will consider drafting QB at No. 7 in draft
    With LSU quarterback Joe Burrow likely going first overall to the Cincinnati Bengals, that leaves Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love on the table for the Panthers...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’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 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
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • 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

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  • • NFL scheduled to begin training camps with all players July 28
  • • 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
  • • Report: Panthers moving forward with Cam Newton as starting QB
  • • Panthers owner openly questions whether Cam Newton is healthy
  • • Vikings optimistic WR Adam Thielen will play Saturday despite ankle injury
  • • John Mara on Matt Rhule: We weren’t going to seven years with anybody
    The Panthers made Matt Rhule an offer he couldn’t refuse to become their head coach, but he did see if the Giants would match it before agreeing to the job in Carolina. Rhule was scheduled to interview with the Giants on Tuesday, but never came in to meet with the team after receiving the offer. [more]...2020
  • • Giants hire Patriots assistant Joe Judge as head coach
    The Giants are finalizing a deal to hire Patriots wide receivers/special teams coach Joe Judge as their new head coach, Adam Schefter of (on Twitter) reports. This news comes moments after the Panthers hired Matt Rhule, who was believed to be the Giants’ top target. Interestingly, Schefter hears that the deal was in the works on Monday night, before Rhule shook hands with Carolina brass. ...2020

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  • • Report: Cam Newton 'absolutely' believes he will be with Panthers in 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 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 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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