12:59 AM EDT, Thu June 21, 2018
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Kawann Short rated top player in his draft class after five years per PFF

Kawann Short rated top player in his draft class after five years per PFF

Pro Football Focus has compiled the grades for this past season, and the best player of the 2013 draft class at this point is our dominant defensive tackle. In a bit of information that won’t be surprising to any fan of the Carolina Panthers but might turn some heads across the NFL, Kawann Short has been named the most effective player in his 2013 draft class after five NFL seasons by Pro Football Focus. The highest graded fifth-year players last season! pic.twitter.com/qm4Q1xKdqs— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 20, 2018 While their grades aren’t the end all be all of player...
12 hours ago
Panthers and Daryl Williams not close to a new deal

Panthers and Daryl Williams not close to a new deal

The fourth year right tackle and the team are apparently very far apart in their salary negotiations. The team has needed stability at either tackle position for quite some time now, and it looked like they found it last season when former fourth round pick Daryl Williams took several steps forward in his development and became the clear cut starter for the team. Williams went on to have an excellent season, one that earned him second team all-pro honors, and placed him as Pro Football Focus highest rated right tackle. Now comes the flip-side to having success in the NFL. Daryl Williams...
16 hours ago
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 81 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 81 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 81 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. Since there are no current Panthers wearing the No. 81, let’s take a moment to reflect on the career of former Panthers wide receiver Ricky Proehl. Proehl spent three of his 17 years with the Panthers (2003-2005) and was a key contributor in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Patriots, scoring a game-tying touchdown with 1:08 left in the...
18 hours ago
The Scratching Post: 6/20/18

The Scratching Post: 6/20/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Carolina Panthers improve speed, Cam Newton's supporting cast | David Newton, ESPNThe Panthers aggressively pursued their top offseason priority, adding playmakers to help their QB as they try to keep pace in a loaded NFC South. Panthers tied for second-most PED suspensions since 2000 | Tim Weaver, Panthers Wire[A]ccording to Nick O’Malley at Mass Live, Carolina has had the second-most PED...
Jun 19, 2018
Panthers 2018 salary cap MVP favorites - defense

Panthers 2018 salary cap MVP favorites - defense

In the NFL, it’s all about production relative to a player’s cap hit. In the NFL a player’s value isn’t measured by his performance. A player’s true value is measured by his performance relative to his cap hit. As the 2018 season approaches, let’s take a look at the projected Defensive Salary Cap MVPs by highlighting players whose contributions should significantly surpass their cap hits. In doing this assessment, players on rookie contracts are being excluded because their contracts are usually kept artificially low (especially for players selected after the first round) and...
Jun 19, 2018
Panthers 2018 salary cap MVP favorites - offense

Panthers 2018 salary cap MVP favorites - offense

In the NFL, it’s all about production relative to a player’s cap hit. In the NFL a player’s value isn’t measured by his performance. A player’s true value is measured by his performance relative to his cap hit. As the 2018 season approaches, let’s take a look at the potential Offensive Salary Cap MVPs by highlighting players whose contributions should significantly surpass their cap hits. In doing this assessment, players on rookie contracts are being excluded because their contracts are usually kept artificially low (especially for players selected after the first round) and...
Jun 19, 2018
Luke Kuechly ranks No. 12 on NFL’s Top 100 countdown

Luke Kuechly ranks No. 12 on NFL’s Top 100 countdown

Luuuuuuke just missed out on the top ten in 2018. Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was listed at No. 12 on the NFL’s Top 100 countdown last night on NFL Network, making him the highest ranked Panthers player to make the list. And, unless something weird happens, he’ll be the highest ranked linebacker too. Kuechly has been featured in the NFL’s Top 100 countdown every year he’s beein in the league, and has been in the top-20 for the last five consecutive seasons. As the following passage from the write-up on the Panthers’ website will attest, Kuechly’s what we would call...
Jun 19, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 82 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 82 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 82 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at tight end Chris Manhertz. Chris Manhertz, Tight end Bio Height: 6’6” Weight: 255 lbs Age: 26 College: Canisius NFL Experience: 3 years Chris Manhertz has been with the Panthers since they picked him up off waivers in October 2016. Manhertz was previously with the Bills and Saints before...
Jun 19, 2018
The Scratching Post: 6/19/18

The Scratching Post: 6/19/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Dontari Poe investing in more than just startups | Panthers.comThe biggest player on the Panthers’ roster is betting big that inner-city youths will help build our future. Carolina Panthers players to watch, by position | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte ObserverAfter minicamp, which Carolina Panthers players should you keep an eye on at each position? From Cam Newton to Da'Norris Searcy, here's a...
Jun 18, 2018
DJ Moore signs rookie contract

DJ Moore signs rookie contract

After much delay, the Panthers first round pick has signed his first NFL contract. Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore has signed his rookie deal according to Panthers.com. The terms have not been released, but according to this scale, we can expect the deal to be in the ballpark of a fully guaranteed $11 million over 4 years. The Panthers will also have a fifth year option on the deal which would pay him the average of the 3rd through 25th highest paid wide receivers in the league should they choose to exercise it. Moore signing his contract was inevitable. Rookie salaries...
Jun 18, 2018
Carolina Panthers spring offensive review

Carolina Panthers spring offensive review

What have we learned from OTAs and mini camp? The Carolina Panthers’ organized team activities and mandatory minicamp — the first on-field rumblings of the football season — are now in the books for 2018. Tweets, interviews, and clips have been pouring out of the Panthers’ practice fields. If those reports are all to be believed then sunshine and roses will be the theme of the Panthers offense in the coming season. D.J. Moore is already Steve Smith. Jarius Wright might also be Steve Smith. I don’t think Torrey Smith is related to Steve Smith, but he still looks pretty good on the...
Jun 18, 2018
CSR Presents: The Roast of the Atlanta Falcons

CSR Presents: The Roast of the Atlanta Falcons

We continue part 2 of our 4 part Roast series of the NFC South. Last week, we started off a series where we will take part in the comedic roasts of the teams in the NFC South. We kicked it off with the Panthers, because what better way to kick off a Roast series than to roast ourselves? Now that we got that out of the way, let’s move on to the fun stuff. The next team in our saga is the often maligned Atlanta Falcons. Here are the rules. Don’t be overly profane Its the Falcons, don’t hold back Roasts can be submitted either by commenting on this post, commenting on Facebook, or...
Jun 18, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 83 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 83 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 83 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. Since there are no current Panthers wearing the No. 83, let’s take a moment to reflect on the career of former Panthers wide receiver Mark Carrier. The Panthers selected Carrier from the Cleveland Browns in the 16th round of the 1995 Expansion Draft, and he played the final four years of his career in Carolina. Carrier scored the first...
Jun 18, 2018
The Scratching Post: 6/18/18

The Scratching Post: 6/18/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Panthers TE Greg Olsen admits he is not handy around the house | Tim Weaver, Panthers WireWatch: Panthers TE Greg Olsen admits he is not handy around the house Carolina Panthers: A home-grown ‘Carolina Kid’, Elijah Hood can really play | Glenn Shorkey, Cat CraveBefore ‘Luuuuuke!’ it was ‘Hoooo(ver)!’ but you want a thumper, it could be Hood! Elijah Hood has what it takes to be successful...
Jun 17, 2018
Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 84 days to go

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 84 days to go

The jersey countdown to the Panthers season opener. Tight end Jason Vander Laan wears #84 for the Panthers in 2018. Vander Laan is starting his third professional season after going undrafted in 2016. He spent his rookie year with the Jets and then last season with the Colts. The Panthers picked him up just two weeks after the Colts released him. Pretty non-descript for sure. Yet there is one thing that is interesting about Vander Laan. He could also serve as the Panthers third string quarterback. Jason Vander Laan Started in all 46 games he played in as a quarterback at Division II Ferris...