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Panthers sign punter Palardy to 3-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed punter Michael Palardy to a three-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2021 season.Financial terms of the deal were not released Tuesday.Palardy established a new franchise record 42.4-yard net punting average last season with 25 punts landing inside the 20 with only four touchbacks.This […]

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Eric Reid undecided on protests, won’t drop grievance vs NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid isn’t planning on giving up his fight against racial injustice in America or his battle with the NFL.He just doesn’t know if his protests against injustice will include kneeling for the national anthem . Reid, who signed a one-year contract last week with Carolina, said Monday he is “still […]

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Rivera says Panthers hope to get Reid on field soon

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he hopes to get newly signed safety Eric Reid on the field for next Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants, but doesn’t anticipate him playing every defensive snap.Rivera, who served as the grand marshall for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Charlotte, says the team made […]

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Panthers’ Moore has a day to remember both good and bad

ATLANTA (AP) — D.J. Moore had a day to remember.Both good and bad.Carolina’s first-round pick had the first catch — and touchdown — of his fledgling NFL career when he hauled in a 51-yard scoring pass from Cam Newton with just over 2 minutes remaining Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.But, with a chance to send […]

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Panthers without 3 starting offensive linemen vs Falcons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three starting offensive linemen when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Panthers coach Ron Rivera has ruled out three-time Pro Bowl right guard Trai Turner this week because of a concussion. The team previously placed left tackle Matt Kalil and right Daryl Williams on injured reserve […]

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Panthers CB Bradberry seeks breakout year vs NFL’s top WRs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers cornerback James Bradberry has set his sights on becoming an All-Pro cornerback this season.He will certainly have the opportunity to prove he belongs in that category.The Panthers third-year cover man will face the some of the league’s best wide receivers in the coming weeks, beginning with Atlanta’s Julio Jones on […]

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Panthers, Falcons look to make early statement in NFC South

ATLANTA (AP) — One season after the NFC South sent three teams to the playoffs, the division may be just as deep.The Atlanta Falcons know they can’t afford to fall too far behind in the division as they prepare to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Atlanta made the playoffs at 10-6 in 2017 despite […]

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Panthers’ Olsen breaks foot; Williams will need surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future.The team announced Tuesday that Olsen re-fractured the same right foot that kept him out of nine games last season in Carolina’s 16-8 win over Dallas on Sunday. […]

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