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Panthers To Use First Round Pick Luke Kuechly At OLB

Panthers first round linebacker Luke Kuechly’s NFL career will begin at outside linebacker, keeping three-time Pro Bowler Jon Beason in the middle, head coach Ron Rivera said on Friday. “We’ll start him on the outside, and then we’ll rotate him into the inside. Jon will be on the inside,” Rivera said according to Joseph Person […]

Cats Sign All of Their Draft Picks from 2012 NFL Draft

Less than two weeks after the 2012 NFL Draft, the Panthers announced that they have signed their entire seven-member draft class. “We are thrilled to have our entire draft class under contract,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. “We look forward to watching these young men come in and compete starting this weekend.” Signing contracts […]

Panthers Looked to Address Needs on D in Draft

The Panthers set out to improve their defense in the NFL draft, and general manager Marty Hurney is optimistic they’ve accomplished that goal. But he acknowledged you can never be sure. Hurney says he and coach Ron Rivera really like what happened over the course of the three-day draft but “you really don’t know until […]

Panthers List of Undrafted Free Agents Inked

Brenton Bersin, WR, Wofford Will Blackwell, OG, LSU Nate Chandler, DT, UCLA Derek Dennis, OG, Temple Jared Green, WR, Southern Wes Kemp, WR, Missouri Princeton McCarty, RB, Idaho Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU Lyndon Rowells, RB, Humboldt State Ryan Van Bergen, DE, Michigan Rico Wallace, WR, Shenandoah

Panthers Use Silatolu to Shore Up Offensive Line

By Jake Saltzman In 2011, the Panthers used the draft to select two offensive linemen. By week two, they were forced to start undrafted free agent Byron Bell against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. By taking guard Amini Silatolu with their first and only scheduled pick on day two of the draft, […]

Panthers Grab Midwest St OG Amini Silatolu in Round Two

The Panthers added girth on the offensive line on Friday night, as they picked up Midwest St OG Amini Silatolu with their second round pick. Here’s a scouting report on Silatolu: Positives: Plays with aggression. Very heavy-handed with power in his punch. Has a nasty on-field playing temperament and seeks to bury defenders in the […]

Panthers Go Defense with First Pick with Selecting LB Luke Kuechly

By Jake Saltzman Carolina was one of only four teams not to trade their top ten draft selection this year, and shortly before 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, linebacker Luke Kuechly became the newest member of the Panthers. The highest rated linebacker in this year’s draft, Kuechly brings both coverage ability and youth to a […]

Panthers Lose Flip, Will Pick 9th in NFL Draft Behind Miami

The Dolphins won a coin flip for the right to pick eighth in the first round of April’s NFL Draft, beating out the Panthers, who will pick ninth. The Chiefs won the second and final coin toss Friday, and they will now pick 11th. The Chiefs outflipped the Seahawks, who will pick 12th. The Panthers […]

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