11:08 AM EDT, Tue October 17, 2017
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Panthers sign LB Andrew Gachkar to 53, add Sanchez and Simmons to practice squad

Panthers sign LB Andrew Gachkar to 53, add Sanchez and Simmons to practice squad

The Panthers have added depth at linebacker following the injury to Luke Kuechly and brought back two familiar faces to the practice squad. The Carolina Panthers announced on their website this morning that they’ve signed linebacker Andrew “admiral” Gachkar to the 53 man roster following the release of QB Brad Kaaya. The #Panthers have signed LB Andrew Gachkar and waived QB Brad Kaaya https://t.co/ACbOL6Ta2m— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 17, 2017 Gackhar spent the first four years of his career trapped with the San Diego Chargers, who drafted him in the 7th round of...
1 hour ago
It’s amazing the Panthers still had a chance to beat the Eagles

It’s amazing the Panthers still had a chance to beat the Eagles

Looking at the PFF grades from the Eagles game suggests a blow out When comparing the PFF players grades from the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers I’m surprised the Panthers had a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter. In fact, if not for the three Panthers INTs I think they very well would have won. The turnovers resulted in 14 Eagles points in a game decided by 5 points. The Eagles had at least 7 players grade out at 80 or higher. The Top 5 are below, plus two more they provided context on. I don’t have the full list so I can’t give you the full number but I think...
2 hours ago
Panthers back to three QBs on the 53-man roster after waiving Brad Kaaya

Panthers back to three QBs on the 53-man roster after waiving Brad Kaaya

The Panthers decided they didn’t need four quarterbacks after all. After bringing QB Garrett Gilbert up from the practice squad yesterday afternoon it was strange to see the Panthers with four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. Well, that’s no longer an issue as the team has announced this morning that Brad Kaaya has been waived. Joe Person confirmed the news. Panthers have waived Brad Kaaya. Called this last night.https://t.co/IyrwIBHqSM— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 17, 2017 I would love to give you some ‘expert analysis’ on why they did this, but honestly I have no...
3 hours ago
The Hog Molly Report: Panthers vs Eagles

The Hog Molly Report: Panthers vs Eagles

The Panthers couldn’t get things going up front in the run game and lost this matchup to the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s take a closer look at what changes could be made. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Hog Molly Report, where winning in the trenches is all that matters. Before we begin, we open with the reciting of our usual motto: “Big men allow you to compete. We're certainly going to look at the big hog mollies.” In the spirit of Mr. Gettleman’s words (regardless of him having moved on), and the philosophy of building a team from the inside out, my goal will be to watch...
5 hours ago
The Scratching Post: The Panthers need to improve their rushing attack before heading to Chicago

The Scratching Post: The Panthers need to improve their rushing attack before heading to Chicago

Cam Newton being the primary running back is not a good way to run the offense. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Weekend Notebook: Too Much Newton? | Jared Allen, Panthers.com Carolina's coaches would rather Newton not lead the team in rushing, but against the Eagles, it was the only part of the running game that worked. While running backs Jonathan Stewart, Christian McCaffrey and Fozzy Whitaker managed to combine for just one yard on 13 attempts, Newton rushed for 71 yards on 11 carries....
15 hours ago
NFL Monday Night Football open game thread

NFL Monday Night Football open game thread

We’ve got the Titans and Colts tonight in AFC South action. The Titans and Colts square off tonight in an AFC South battle. Feel free to hang out here and discuss the action as it unfolds. Or, talk about other stuff if you want. Whatevs. You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
16 hours ago
Panthers roster news: QB Garrett Gilbert promoted to 53-man roster

Panthers roster news: QB Garrett Gilbert promoted to 53-man roster

The Panthers now have four quarterbacks on their active roster. The Panthers made an interesting move this afternoon by promoting practice squad quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the 53-man roster. Gilbert replaces S Dezmen Southward on the roster, who was apparently cut according to Max Henson who claims there are now two open spots on the practice squad. QB Gilbert has taken S Dez Southward's spot on active roster. And with DL Purcell released, Panthers now have 2 open practice squad spots.— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) October 16, 2017 There’s no word yet on who will take those two...
23 hours ago
Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears: Week 7 full coverage

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears: Week 7 full coverage

The Panthers hope to bounce back from a Week 6 loss with a road win over the Bears.
23 hours ago
Panthers hope to get back on the winning track with a trip to Chicago

Panthers hope to get back on the winning track with a trip to Chicago

The Panthers look to rebound from a 28-23 loss to the Eagles last Thursday night. The Panthers are back on the road in this week’s matchup with the Chicago Bears, but they’ve had a few extra days rest after their Thursday night loss against the Eagles in Week 6. Hopefully those few days will benefit the Panthers and help them pick up the pieces after their prime time loss last week. The Panthers are struggling on offense right now because they can’t run the dang ball. Cam Newton was the team’s primary running back last Thursday night, and if they want to have success this Sunday...
Oct 16, 2017
The Scratching Post: Christian McCaffrey is ‘inches away’ from making big plays for the Panthers

The Scratching Post: Christian McCaffrey is ‘inches away’ from making big plays for the Panthers

The No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft almost broke a few against the Eagles on Thursday night. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Big plays remain "inches away" from Christian McCaffrey | Bill Voth, Panthers.com Granted, coming close to making a play doesn’t mean a whole lot if you don’t make it. And the Panthers lost Thursday night in part because they didn’t make these. But before we begin looking ahead to Week 7, it’s worth pointing out how close Christian McCaffrey came to making...
Oct 15, 2017
NFL Sunday Night Football open game thread

NFL Sunday Night Football open game thread

We’ve got Broncos-Giants tonight. Yay. The Broncos take on the Giants tonight in what should be an exci... a gre.... an interes... a football game. Allegedly. If you want, you can hang out here and talk about it. Or you can talk about some of the other NFL action that went down today. You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
Oct 15, 2017
NFL Sunday late games open thread

NFL Sunday late games open thread

The Buccaneers play the Cardinals, the Rams take on the Jaguars, the Chargers square off with the Raiders, and the Chiefs face the Steelers in late Sunday afternoon action. The Panthers have already played this week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about football together. We have a good slate of games kicking off at 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET today, so feel free to hang out here and chat about the game you’re watching. The Buccaneers take on the Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. ET today, so we need to keep a close eye on that one and hope the Cardinals can help us out by taking care of business...
Oct 15, 2017
NFL Sunday early games open thread

NFL Sunday early games open thread

The Falcons take on the Dolphins, and the Saints face the Lions today. The Panthers have already played this week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about football together. We have a good slate of games kicking off at 1 p.m. ET today, so feel free to hang out here and chat about the game you’re watching. The Falcons and Saints play early this afternoon, so we should keep an eye on those games and root for the Dolphins and Lions to help us out. What are you watching this afternoon? Hang out here and tell us about it! You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
Oct 15, 2017
Panthers injury news: Conflicting reports arise regarding Luke Kuechly’s alleged concussion vs Eagles on TNF

Panthers injury news: Conflicting reports arise regarding Luke Kuechly’s alleged concussion vs Eagles on TNF

ESPN is reporting the Panthers’ linebacker avoided a concussion, but the team has made a statement saying his ‘status has not changed’. Adam Schefter reported earlier today on ESPN that Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly did not suffer a concussion on Thursday night against the Eagles: Panthers LB Luke Kuechly avoided concussion vs. Eagles, per sources.More on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.... https://t.co/BQRREsjxft— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2017 If you click the Sunday NFL Countdown link you are taken to an article posted by Schefter in which he reports the...
Oct 14, 2017
Eagles 28 Panthers 23: Panther Player of the Game fan poll

Eagles 28 Panthers 23: Panther Player of the Game fan poll

Let’s give a hat tip to those deserving. A week ago I was saying the 2017 Panther offense reminded me of the 2015 offense when they went 15-1. The Thursday night happened, the 2016 offense showed up. The Panther offense has turned in the NFL version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. They now get ten days to prepare for a trip to Soldier Field to play the Bears. They have four more games before the bye week and I can see them going at least 2-2, 6-4 overall. But I digress... Here’s this week’s candidates: RB Christian McCaffrey On a day the running game was trash, McCaffrey hauled in 10...