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NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 6 days ago
The NFC South was easily the worst division as a whole last season, producing not only the worst team in the league, but also no team over .500. However, that means the division is really up for grabs, and one team has to make the playoffs. Related: NFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015 Take a look at some of the key players for each NFC South team for the...

Panthers sign LB Davis to contract extension

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Charlotte, NC ( - The Carolina Panthers signed linebacker Thomas Davis to a two-year contract extension on Monday. The 32-year-old linebacker was scheduled to make $7.25 million in 2015, the final season of his existing contract. The Charlotte Observer reported that he could earn up to $18 million with $10 million guaranteed in his new deal that will go through 2017. "...

Panthers ink CB Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Charlotte, NC ( - Veteran cornerback Chris Houston has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Monday. Houston did not play in the NFL last season after being released by Detroit in June. The 30-year-old started 54 games for the Lions over the previous four years, but was limited to just 12 games in 2013 by a nagging toe injury that...

Panthers, Newton agree to 5-year extension

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, NC ( - The Carolina Panthers announced on Tuesday that quarterback Cam Newton signed a new five-year contract extension. Multiple reports indicate the pact, which is set to expire in 2020, is worth $103.8 million and includes $60 million guaranteed. Additional sources revealed the deal will pay Newton $67.6 million over the first three years, the most in league...

Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, NC ( - The Carolina Panthers have signed first- round linebacker Shaq Thompson, the 25th overall pick. The Panthers also signed offensive tackle Daryl Williams and David Mayo. Thompson was a three-year starter and three-time All-Pac 12 honoree at Washington. In 40 games with the Huskies, he compiled 233 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3 1/2 sacks, three forced...

Panthers exercise 2016 option on Kuechly

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 days ago
Charlotte, NC ( - The Carolina Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of star linebacker Luke Kuechly. The two-time Pro Bowl pick is now under contract through the 2016 season. Kuechly has led the NFL in tackles in two of his three seasons. He was voted the NFL's top defensive rookie in 2012 and earned the league's top defensive player award in...

Carolina Panthers 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 3 months 6 days ago
( - When your offensive tackles from a year ago were Byron Bell and Mike Remmers, that's a pretty good indication you need an upgrade and the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers should have some options at No. 25 overall. It might come down to a what-flavor-do-you-like mentality with prospects like Florida's D.J. Humphries and Miami-Florida's Ereck Flowers. Humphries is...

Extra Points: Hypocrisy highlights Hardy ruling

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
( - Some may laud the NFL for its tough treatment of pass- rushing pariah Greg Hardy but smart observers will connect the dots, realizing that tenacious stance makes sure the star defensive end's first game back will be a high-profile Thanksgiving Day affair against his former team, the Carolina Panthers. Hardy, who signed an incentive-laden deal with Dallas this offseason...

Panthers sign longtime Bears CB Tillman

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, NC ( - The Carolina Panthers signed longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to a one-year contract on Thursday. Tillman, 34, has played his entire 12-year NFL career for the Bears but entered free agency after appearing in just 10 combined games over the past two seasons because of injuries. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has 856 tackles, 36...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago