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  1. Where's the money? Safety

    David Newton

    A look at the safety position in my series on where the money is for the Carolina Panthers: Total position spending: $5,115,742 Spending vs. league average: 28 Breakdown: Analysis: The Panthers proved last season they didn't have to spen...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. Panthers' most memorable '13 plays: No. 5

    David Newton

    Continuing my look at the most memorable plays during the Carolina Panthers' 2013 season is one that also was one of the most controversial plays of the year. No. 5 The play: (Nov. 18) Rookie safety Robert Lester intercepts a Tom Brady pass in...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Godfrey softens blow of losing FS Mitchell

    David Newton

    Losing free safety Mike Mitchell to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday was a big loss for the Carolina Panthers. Mitchell brought a lot of fire and aggressiveness to the league's second-ranked defense last season. The Panthers wanted him back, but...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  4. Don't mention the 'A' word around Newton

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton refers to the University of Alabama as that "other school" or that "particular school," among other things. He won't use the "A" word no matter how hard you try to entice him -- unless...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  5. Statement win for Newton and Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The song "Sweet Caroline" began blaring over the Bank of America Stadium loudspeakers to signal a Carolina victory Monday night when rookie safety Robert Lester intercepted New England quarterback Tom Brady on the final play of ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. Young stars play big role for Carolina D

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You're going to hear a lot about the Carolina Panthers' second-ranked defense after Sunday's 10-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. You're going to hear how the front seven is among the league's best, how they stop the run a...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Lester, Barner, Edwards doubtful

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Starting strong safety Robert Lester missed his third straight day of practice on Friday with a hamstring injury, making him doubtful for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Minnesota. The undrafted rookie, who spent the first tw...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  8. Rivera: 'Smith speaks from the heart'

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina coach Ron Rivera had some concerns over the officiating in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but he didn't articulate them as loudly as wide receiver Steve Smith. Smith called umpire Dan Ferrell "garbage" on...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  9. Lester could make run at ROY, too

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is getting early attention for the NFL Rookie of the Year, but another member of the Carolina Panthers' defense is starting to make some noise for the award. And he came out of nowhere. I'm tal...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  10. Carolina defense championship caliber

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rookie strong safety Robert Lester summed it up better than me or anybody else how dominant the Carolina Panthers were defensively in Sunday's 38-0 victory over the New York Giants. "Honestly, it felt like the 2011 National Cham...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  11. Locker Room Buzz: Carolina Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Observed in the locker room after the Carolina Panthers' 38-0 victory over the New York Giants: Smiles: For the first time after an 0-2 start players actually were happy to see reporters and talk about the game. "More than anyth...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  12. W2W4: Giants at Panthers

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Either the Carolina Panthers or New York Giants will win for the first time this season in Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game at Bank of America Stadium. Unless they play to a rare tie, that is. Here are three keys for the Panthers: ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  13. Have Panthers become punch line for Jets?

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera smiled this week when the name Antwan Barnes came up. The Panthers don't play the New York Jets until later in the season, but the Jets linebacker already is giving the team bulletin board fodd...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Florence and Panthers need each other

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's nothing like a two-week vacation without pay. That pretty much sums up what happened to veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, who was re-signed by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday night after being cut following the fin...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  15. Carolina DBs take wounded dog approach

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' secondary situation might not be as dire as advertised. Starting left cornerback Josh Thomas told ESPN.com he expects to be cleared to play on Thursday. Thomas suffered a concussion in the second quarter o...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  16. Lester adds depth to banged up secondary

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers made their first move to replenish an injury-riddled secondary on Tuesday, signing safety Robert Lester from the practice squad. The move came a day after the team learned starting free safety Charles Godfr...

    Blog | September 17, 2013