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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Patient Panthers really haven't lost anything

    David Newton

    Some of you in Carolina Pantherland are in a state of panic this morning. OK, a lot of you are. You are freaking out that your team dumped all-time leading receiver Steve Smith and got nothing in return. Losing free safety Mike Mitchell (Steelers)...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  12. Four things to help Panthers get Nicks

    David Newton

    Now we know Hakeem Nicks' hometown Carolina Panthers are one of three teams the soon-to-be-former New York Giants wide receiver would be interested in playing for in 2014. He said so Sunday in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson, listing Caro...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  13. Would one-year deal get Nicks to Carolina?

    David Newton

    A few observations that could impact the Carolina Panthers as teams began talking to representatives of free agents from other NFL teams on Saturday: New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is willing to consider a one-year deal to prove he's ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  14. Dave Gettleman is key to Panthers' success

    David Newton

    Dave Gettleman was passed over for the general manager's job in Kansas City in 2009. Then the director of pro personnel for the New York Giants, he was passed over for another GM position that year by the Cleveland Browns, who bypassed him twice over...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  15. Like Seattle, Panthers find undrafted gems

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The World Champion Seattle Seahawks don't have much of an advantage over the Carolina Panthers when it comes to undrafted players. Much was made prior to Sunday's Super Bowl blowout about how smart the Seahawks were in building ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  16. Extending Rivera deal was a no-brainer

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ron Rivera's seat in his Bank of America Stadium office was hot. The Carolina Panthers were 0-2 and there was speculation the head coach wouldn't survive through the bye week if the team lost at home against the New York Giants....

    Blog | January 28, 2014