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  1. Panthers must increase spending by 2016

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This may come as a surprise if you've heard general manager Dave Gettleman talk about being strapped under the salary cap, but the Carolina Panthers are one of 10 teams that must increase their payroll over the next two years to ke...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  2. Kelvin Benjamin makes top 10 of NFL future marketing stars

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin ranks 10th on the NFL Players Inc.'s list of the league's top 50 future marketing stars. The 28th pick of the 2014 draft ranked behind New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham J...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. W2W4: Cardinals vs. Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have gone from looking like a team that would pick in the top 10 of the draft to a team that's almost a touchdown favorite in the first-round of the NFC playoffs. How things have changed in the past five wee...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  4. Kelvin Benjamin stacks up with top rookie receivers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin concedes that Mike Evans is better in basketball, telling how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-round pick "killed me" in a game of H-O-R-S-E when both were in Baltimore for a pr...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Kelvin Benjamin on Beckham's catch: 'It was about a 9'

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin would make a tough critic. Asked how he graded Sunday night's one-handed touchdown catch by New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. that some analysts called the best they'd seen,...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. Cam Newton appears ready to play football

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is ready to cut loose. After an offseason of recovering from ankle surgery and a preseason of recovering from fractured ribs that forced him to miss his first-ever regular-season start, h...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Panthers have 'strong weapon' in Benjamin

    David Newton

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- As the Carolina Panthers wrapped up Tuesday's practice, long-time NFL talent evaluator Gil Brandt said in almost disbelief, "Did you see that catch he made over there?" Brant, who built the Dallas Cowboys into a power under Ha...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. Where's the money? Quarterback

    David Newton

    A look at the quarterback position in the last of my 11-part series on where the money is for the Carolina Panthers: Total position spending: $9,168,613 Spending vs. league average: 21 . Analysis: To have a two-time Pro Bowler as your sta...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  9. Panthers most memorable '13 plays: No. 8

    David Newton

    Continuing my look at the most memorable plays during the Carolina Panthers 2013 season is one that led to a nickname for head coach Ron Rivera. No. 8 The play: (Sept. 22) Fullback Mike Tolbert scores a touchdown on fourth-and-1 from the New Yo...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  10. Panthers sign second-round pick Ealy

    David Newton

    The Carolina Panthers on Thursday signed second-round draft pick Kony Ealy, a defensive end out of Missouri. Ealy received a four-year deal worth about $3.5 million as the 60th player selected. The Panthers felt they got a steal with Ealy, who ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. Versatility separated Ealy, Sam for Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One-hundred and eighty-eight players were selected in last weekend's NFL draft between Kony Ealy in the second round and fellow Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in the seventh. The gap could have been bigger if Ealy had gone i...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  12. Newton gets his wish with Benjamin at 28

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton said he wanted the Carolina Panthers to take a wide receiver with the 28th pick of the NFL draft, and Dave Gettleman obliged. It was the least the general manager could do for his quarterback after cutting Newton's to...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  13. Why Panthers won't trade up in first round

    David Newton

    Dave Gettleman was the pro personnel director for the New York Giants when general manager Jerry Reese asked him what it would take to get wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the 2009 NFL draft. Gettleman said the Giants, who had the 29th pick, would h...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  14. Sidney Rice seems a long shot for Carolina

    David Newton

    Many of you have asked if the Carolina Panthers have interest in free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice now that he's been medically cleared to begin football drills. One of you emailed to say Rice, cut by the Seattle Seahawks in February to save $7...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  15. We may question Gettleman, but plan sound

    David Newton

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman was getting a hard time on Tuesday in one of the hallways of the Ritz Carlton during a break in the NFL owners meetings. Not about any of his decisions in free agency. About his wei...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  16. Nicks and a few other options for Panthers

    David Newton

    Now that the fumes from the jet that took wide receiver Steve Smith to Baltimore and beyond have dissipated, what's next for the Carolina Panthers? They still need help at wide receiver with none of their top four from 2013 under contract since Sm...

    Blog | March 14, 2014