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Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago
Could LB AJ Klein remain in the NFC South?

Could LB AJ Klein remain in the NFC South?

The fifth year LB is looking for a starting gig. After four seasons of backing up perennial All Pro Luke Kuechly Klein is ready for an opportunity to start: Carolina Panthers’ LB A.J. Klein knows that he’s never going to be anything but a depth player in Carolina. He’s behind Luke Kuechly, one of the best linebackers in the game. As his contract runs out this year, he said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio: “Being behind Luke and TD was a great learning experience, but I’m looking for an opportunity to go somewhere and start.” This was an obvious development after Klein...
Cat Scratch Reader 5 hours ago
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/25/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/25/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Should the Panthers go after Mario Williams in free agency? (Brandon Croce, Cat Crave) Here’s Jourdan Rodrigue’s latest edition of Mock Talk (Charlotte Observer) Bryan Strickland answers fans’ questions in his latest mailbag (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it's allowed...
Cat Scratch Reader 18 hours ago
Panthers awarded 3rd round compensatory draft pick

Panthers awarded 3rd round compensatory draft pick

The Carolina Panthers were awarded a third round pick in the NFL draft after losing Josh Norman and Brad Nortman last season. As many expected, the Panthers received a third round compensatory selection in the NFL draft following the departure of Josh Norman last season. The Panthers will get the 98th overall selection, the second overall compensatory selection. Whats interesting about this is that the Panthers did not receive anything for Brad Nortman, who instead was factored into the equation for their third round award. Compensatory selections are now more valuable than ever, as they...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 24, 2017
Panthers 2016 Position Review: Outside Linebacker

Panthers 2016 Position Review: Outside Linebacker

It will be a sad day when Thomas Davis retires, but it looks like the Panthers are as ready as they can be. Thomas Davis is the greatest and most inspiring Panther since Sam Mills. In fact, Thomas Davis by the end of his career may be more iconic to me personally than Sam Mills. Davis may not have the words from a speech he gave inside the collar of every jersey, but he lives that Keep Pounding motto each and every time he steps on the field and off of it. The cloud of reality is starting to loom over Mint Street though, and that is that Thomas Davis is currently 33, and has a family that...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 24, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Ben Boulware

2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Ben Boulware

A.J. Klein has been pretty productive (31 tackles in 2016) when forced into the line-up, and the former fifth round pick may be able to get starter's money elsewhere this off-season. Could Clemson LB Ben Boulware be a suitable replacement? Ben Boulware, ILB, Clemson: Bio Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware enjoyed a decorated college career that ended with a national championship. He recorded 261 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks and five interceptions during his four seasons with the Tigers. Boulware came to Clemson as the nation's #3 ILB out of high school, where he was South...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 24, 2017
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/24/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/24/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. A.J. Klein is looking for an opportunity to start somewhere (Jourdan Rodrigue, Inside the Panthers) Max Henson looks at the pros and cons of drafting Jamal Adams with the 8th overall pick (Panthers.com) Bryan Strickland rounds up the latest mock drafts (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 23, 2017
Of course you take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton?

Of course you take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton?

Tiki Barber said that with a straight face. Here’s what he obviously overlooked. Tiki Barber is a pundit who is paid to stir up discussion, I recognize that. I do not deny that from a statistical viewpoint Cousins clearly had the better season in 2016 in just about every category. Yet I still think Barber is not considering all of the factors that contributed to Newton’s statistical free fall: “Jordan Rodgers is basically stating the obvious, but he said it in a way that actually makes a lot of sense,” Barber said Wednesday. “Kirk Cousins is actually the more viable option,...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 23, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panthers? Carlos Henderson and Taywan Taylor

2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panthers? Carlos Henderson and Taywan Taylor

Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Louisiana Tech's Carlos Henderson as the 2017 NFL Draft's third best WR prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft, and ranks Western Kentucky Taywan Taylor right behind him at number four. So, why are they not in most analyst's top-ten? Yesterday, Norris released his receiver rankings, and there is a link to his podcast with special guest Matt Harmon.  Harmon is semi-famous for his Reception Perception, a evolutionary analysis of both NFL receivers and those about to enter the league. Norris ranks Henderson and Taylor as his third and fourth WR prospect, and...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 23, 2017
Panthers 2016 Position Review: Middle Linebacker

Panthers 2016 Position Review: Middle Linebacker

The Panthers have an embarrassment of riches at this position, but the unit may downsize a bit in the offseason. If there is one position on the entire Carolina Panthers roster that everyone can agree is secure and strong, it is the middle linebacker spot. Luke Kuechly is the absolute best middle linebacker in the NFL right now, and that fact really is not up for debate. There were some concerns this season after Kuechly suffered his second career concussion, but Luke himself does not appear all that worried about it. Even when Luke sat out the remainder of the year, the level of play at...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 23, 2017
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/23/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/23/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Should the Panthers try to sign Mario Williams in free agency? (Brandon Croce, Cat Crave) Here’s a list of the Panthers’ top free agency and draft needs for 2017 (The Sports Xchange, UPI.com) VIDEO: Panthers Pulse takes a look at Carolina’s wide receivers before the draft and free agency (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food,...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 22, 2017
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/22/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/22/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Max Henson takes a look at the pros and cons of taking FSU RB Dalvin Cook with the 8th pick in the draft (Panthers.com) Here’s a short list of Panthers who should be getting contract extensions soon (Brandon Croce, Cat Crave) Do the Panthers still need to address needs at cornerback? (Rick Brown, FanRag Sports) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games,...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 21, 2017
A Four Round Panthers Mock to Love or Hate

A Four Round Panthers Mock to Love or Hate

I really like what Chad Reuter does for the Panthers in the first four rounds, provided these players match the hype. For me a four mock is perfect length. The first four rounds are where you get your potential starters plus it just gets to be more of a crap shoot going any further. I will say I like the results of this mock though not a single one slides into a starting spot based on the current roster. I will say though the one pick I'm not excited about is the first one. 1-8: RB Leonard Fournette Leonard Fournette Draft Profile – NFL.com BOTTOM LINE High-end talent with rare blend of...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 21, 2017
Cat Scratch Radio - Toldozer Edition

Cat Scratch Radio - Toldozer Edition

The Panthers made a couple roster moves so let's talk about it. Then we'll talk about the moves we hope are coming. If you want to join the call the dial in instructions are below. If you have something to say after dialing in then when I call out your username (if you sign up for an account) or the first 7 digits of your phone number chime up. I go through the list of callers FIFO and give everyone a couple minutes to have their say. If you just want to listen then no problem there, just please self-mute your mic. You'll need a headset with a mic to talk (but not listen) if you don't dial...
The Falcoholic Feb 21, 2017
Panthers cut DT Paul Soliai; could Falcons be interested?

Panthers cut DT Paul Soliai; could Falcons be interested?

The Panthers have moved on from ex-Falcon Paul Soliai after only one season. Could Atlanta be interested in bringing back the run-stuffing nose tackle? As teams begin to trim their rosters before the onset of free agency, a player of interest to the Falcons occasionally shakes loose. Today, that player is ex-Falcon DT Paul Soliai, who was just cut by the Carolina Panthers: #TeamDEC client Paul Soliai will be released today by @Panthers— DEC Management (@davidcanter) February 21, 2017 Soliai played only limited snaps for the Panthers after being signed to a 2-year, $7 million...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 21, 2017
Panthers cut FB Mike Tolbert, DT Paul Soliai

Panthers cut FB Mike Tolbert, DT Paul Soliai

The Carolina Panthers cut ties with two veterans today. Well, that was a bit shocking. The Panthers announced today that they will cut ties with former Pro Bowl full back Mike Tolbert and veteran tackle Paul Soliai. Not overly surprising seeing Soliai cut, as many saw him as a potential cap casualty after he barely played for the Panthers in 2016. Mike Tolbert is a little more interesting, considering he was still considered the number one full back for Carolina. This tells us two things, the first being that the Panthers could foresee retaining Kawann Short and therefore Vernon Butler...
Panthers release Mike Tolbert, 49ers need a fullback

Panthers release Mike Tolbert, 49ers need a fullback

The Falcons made valuable use of the fullback in 2016. The hiring of Kyle Shanahan could result in the same for the 49ers. Fooch’s update: Or the 49ers could just try and sign Patrick DiMarco, who is a free agent. Missed that one. The San Francisco 49ers made extensive use of the fullback throughout the four years of Jim Harbaugh and the first year of Jim Tomsula. However, Chip Kelly was not quite as big a fan of the position, and once the team released Bruce Miller, we really did not see much out of it. Could that change under Kyle Shanahan? I bring this up because the Carolina Panthers...
NFL Trade Rumors Feb 21, 2017

Panthers Release Veteran FB Mike Tolbert

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve released veteran FB Mike Tolbert. “I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “He was someone we targeted in 2012 because we felt he would be a good addition to our offense and he was very productive for us. He … The post Panthers Release Veteran FB Mike Tolbert appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
NFL Trade Rumors Feb 21, 2017

Panthers Releasing Veteran DT Paul Soliai

The Carolina Panthers are releasing veteran DT Paul Soliai on Tuesday, according to his agent David Canter. #TeamDEC client Paul Soliai will be released today by @Panthers — DEC Management (@davidcanter) February 21, 2017 According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Soliai will free up $2.5 million of available cap space while creating $1 million in dead money. The post Panthers Releasing Veteran DT Paul Soliai appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 21, 2017
NFL Free Agency: Panthers kicking the tires on Victor Cruz

NFL Free Agency: Panthers kicking the tires on Victor Cruz

Could a reunion with Dave Gettleman be in the cards for the recently released Giants WR? According to league sources, former Giants executive Dave Gettleman has brought in a familiar face from his former team. Sources confirm ex-Giants WR Victor Cruz arrived in Charlotte on Sunday and is still in town as of Monday, though no deal is said to be imminent. Cruz showed some flashes this past year with the Giants, averaging 15.0 ypc, but his injury history, and age, 30, has certainly limited his playmaking ability and he is but a shell of the dynamic receiver he was during the 2011-2012...
Cat Scratch Reader Feb 21, 2017
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/21/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/21/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Should the Panthers go after Eric Berry in free agency? (Kenan Goyette, Cat Crave) Free agent WR Victor Cruz visited the Panthers (Bill Voth, Black and Blue Review) VIDEO: Mike Craft chats with new WRs coach Lance Taylor in the film room (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it's...

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