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15-1, 1st in NFC South
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Charles Johnson has more to prove

The Panthers brought back the veteran DE after releasing him, but Johnson only got a one-year deal. Two months from turning 30, Johnson could use a big season in 2016. Most to prove

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina Trooper John Burgin told ESPN.com that Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson said he was reaching for a cell phone he'd dropped when he crossed the center line and collided with former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone early Sunday morning. Burgin said Boone was not wearing a seat belt and believed to have suffered a broken pelvis and broken ribs. He said Thompson had alcohol in his system but was below the legal limit and not impaired. He said alcohol was not considered a factor in the accident.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers spokesperson Steven Drummond said linebacker Shaq Thompson notified the team that he was involved in the head-on car collision with former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone. "We're in the process of gathering more information," Drummond said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was involved in a head-on car collision early Sunday morning with former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone, according to Mark Armstrong of ABC11. Thompson was not injured. Boone was taken to a Charlotte hospital with what Boone was told were non-life threatening injuries. Thompson reportedly was cited for crossing the center line.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

General manager Dave Gettleman said he planned to play around with the bottom of the 90-man roster, and he is. The Panthers have signed wide receivers Tobias Palmer and Laron Byrd, and waived tight ends Andrew Bonnet and Jake McGee.

How much will Newton improve with Benjamin? (1:27)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have announced changes to the scouting department. Don Gregory, formerly the director of college scouting, has been named the director of player personnel. Jeff Morrow has been promoted to the director of college scouting. Eric Stokes, formerly the assistant general manager of the Dolphins, has been hired to scout the Southwest. Joel Patton, the former director of player personnel at San Francisco. was hired to scout the Midwest. Mike Szabo, formerly a college scout, is now a national scout.

Where are Panthers on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Panthers rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Cam Newton (1)
  • RB: Jonathan Stewart (16)
  • WR: Kelvin Benjamin (21)
  • TE: Greg Olsen (2)
  • K: Graham Gano (4)
  • Defense/Special teams (3)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton isn't the only member of the Panthers starring in an offseason TV show (Nickelodeon). Head coach Ron Rivera will appear tonight (10 p.m.) on Fuse TV's "Fluffy Breaks Even." Rivera recently took comedian Gabriel Iglesias and a few friends out to experience the flavors of Charlotte food and then put them through a full football workout to work off the pounds. I wouldn't count on any of them making the 90-man roster.

Greg Olsen's offseason just keeps getting busier (2:13)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen gets a steering wheel for being the honorary pace car driver for Saturday's Sprint All-Star race.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen ready to give driving the pace car at Charlotte Motor Speedway a try.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have added wide receiver Avius Capers to the roster. He spent time with the team in training camp last season. That gives Carolina 12 receivers on the roster.

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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