CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All it took for the Carolina Panthers to land All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million — and a vegan lunch with some future...
Bills trade Marshall Newhouse to Panthers, sign Sirles
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have addressed their injury-depleted offensive line by acquiring veteran Marshall Newhouse in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo acquired a conditional draft pick from Carolina in the trade on Tuesday. The Bills then filled Newhouse's spot by signing offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year contract.
Panthers without 3 starting offensive linemen vs Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three starting offensive linemen when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera has ruled out three-time Pro Bowl right guard Trai Turner this week because of a concussion. The team previously placed left tackle Matt Kalil and right Daryl Williams on injured reserve with knee injuries.
Rivera would not say Friday who'll start this week at any of the three vacant positions.
Key lineman active in Panthers-Saints playoff clash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers each are getting starting offensive linemen back for their early round playoff matchup.
Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and Carolina guard Trai Turner each had been listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC wild-card game after both were unable to play in their teams' regular-season finales a week earlier.
How the Panthers schemed the Vikings into giving up their two longest runs of the season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Panthers were facing the NFLs stingiest third-down defense when they walked to the line of scrimmage for their third snap of Sundays 31-24 win over the Vikings at Bank of America Stadium.
That, said defensive tackle Tom Johnson, is a situation we take a lot of pride in stopping.
It was third-and-1 from the Carolina 40-yard line when 325-pound rookie tackle Taylor Morton reported as an eligible receiver and lined up to the right of 330-pound right tackle Daryl Williams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed two-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner to a four-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2021 season.
Terms of the deal were not announced Friday.
Turner was a third round pick in 2014 and has participated in the last two Pro Bowls.
Bennett set to make return for Seattle against Carolina
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is active for Sunday night's game against Carolina, his first appearance after missing the previous five games due to knee surgery.
Bennett made it through the week of practice but was listed as questionable on the final injury report. Bennett's knee was first hurt on Oct. 16 against Atlanta and he underwent surgery in early November.
Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack steps up production
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — With the game on the line, the Carolina Panthers sent three blockers in Khalil Mack's direction to no avail.
He overpowered Trai Turner, beat a chip attempt by running back Fozzy Whittaker and then knocked the ball out of Cam Newton's hands for a game-sealing strip sack before guard Chris Scott could get over to help.
Cam Newton fined for taunting but Jones’ hit deemed legal
NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton was fined $9,115 for taunting Falcons linebacker Deion Jones , who avoided a fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on the Carolina quarterback on a 2-point conversion later that knocked Newton from the game with a concussion.
Panthers right guard Trai Turner was fined $24,309 for verbally abusing an official who didn't flag Jones for the hit that the NFL also deemed legal.
Rivera: RB Artis-Payne to start vs. Vikings; Stewart out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back Cameron Artis-Payne will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
However, Rivera says he expects Artis-Payne to split carries almost equally with Fozzy Whittaker, who had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries last week in a 47-26 win against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Panthers will be without running back Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) for at least a few weeks.