Carolina Panthers Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

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<p> Carolina Panthers Top Twitter Accounts To Follow</p>

Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Carolina Panthers official Twitter account:

(Followers: 99,115)

Top Panthers To Follow:

Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 6, 2012

  Name Pos. Twitter Followers
1. Jonathan Stewart RB 64,348
2. Greg Olsen TE 63,747
3. Cam Newton QB 54,377
4. Jon Beason LB 52,588
5. Jimmy Clausen QB 39,970
6. Louis Murphy WR 27,375
7. Darius Butler CB 26,241
8. Ryan Kalil OL 19,651
9. Joe Adams WR 18,040
10. Brandon LaFell WR 13,942
11. Lee Ziemba OT 13,297
12. Thomas Davis LB 11,911
13. Armanti Edwards WR 11,799
14. Captain Munnerlyn CB 10,388
15. Reggie Smith S 10,039
16. Eric Norwood DE 9,962
17. Frank Alexander DE 8,881
18. Tauren Poole RB 8,844
19. Ryan Van Bergen DE 8,358
20. Jason Williams LB 7,267
21. James Anderson LB 5,566
22. Charles Johnson DE 5,355
23. Sherrod Martin S 4,525
24. Wll Blackwell OL 4,238
25. Kealoha Pilares WR 4,017

Several of the Panthers' offensive playmakers — wide receiver Steve Smith and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert — didn't make this list because they either have yet to join the Twittersphere or their account has been inactive for quite a while.

That's not the case for first-round pick Luke Kuechly, however. The linebacker who Carolina took with the ninth overall pick is on Twitter (), or at least it appears he is. The only problem is he has yet to Tweet, even though he has more than 2,500 followers.

Perhaps Kuechly, not to mention Smith, Williams and Tolbert and the rest of the Panthers should ask for Twitter advice from Sir Purr. That's right, the Panthers' official mascot not only has a Twitter account (), but he has nearly 5,000 followers. That's defintiely something he can be purr-oud about.

The Panthers Beat:

Joe Person, Panthers beat writer for The Charlotte Observer: (8,255)

Darrin Gantt, covers Panthers for Profootballtalk.com: (7,558)

Steve Reed, covers the Panthers for the Associated Press: (7,160)

Tom Sorensen, columnist for The Charlotte Observer: (3,767)

Scott Fowler, columnist for The Charlotte Observer: (3,728)

Ron Green Jr., helps cover the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer: (1,605)

Panthers Blog Roll:

is The Charlotte Observer's blog covering the team.

is SB Nation's Panthers blog.

, and are some others out there.

The ESPN NFC South blog is run by Pat Yasinskas and you can follow him .

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- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 6, 2012

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