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2016 Schedule
15-1, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has a new ride for training camp. It is much like the red one defensive tackle Kyle Love arrived with on Wednesday. Big step up from golf carts.

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Norman's rescinded tag sent ripple effects

Few offseason moves will impact the 2016 season like Josh Norman's departure from the Panthers, Dan Graziano writes. And the effects aren't limited to Carolina and Washington. Moves with immediate impact

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Kurt Coleman says the "Thieves Ave." sign the secondary took with it to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif. is back in the locker room in Charlotte. Coleman was the group's top thief last season with a career-best seven interceptions. That helped him get a three-year, $17 million extension that he signed on Wednesday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Philly Brown says he gained 20 pounds during the offseason to get to 200 pounds. He's hopeful it will help when it comes to injuries.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So what did new Panthers TE Eric Wallace learn in Australian Rules Futball that will help him in football?

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers TE Eric Wallace, a former basketball player and Australian Rules Football player, says he was the bruiser when playing footy. Lots of interesting stories from being recruited by Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams to walking up to the Panthers stadium and asking to meet wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl for a tryout. He really believes he can make it in the NFL even though he hasn't played football since he was 14.

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Maybe Cam Newton really is Superman

Has there ever been a more physical quarterback than Cam Newton? Per ESPN Stats & Info, he's already tied Steve Young's Super Bowl-era record for career rushing TDs (43) by a QB, and he's been the league's most-contacted QB in all five of his NFL seasons. Top stats to know

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said he and representatives for defensive tackle Kawann Short remain in talks and as long as they are talking there is a chance to get a long-term deal done.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons veteran safety Charles Godfrey has announced his retirement, the team said. Godfrey played his best days with the Carolina Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said MLB Luke Kuechly (shoulder), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and WR Stephen Hill (knee) looked good in conditioning tests. He also said they will be eased back into full duty as a precaution. He added that cornerback Leonard Johnson (ankle) may open on PUP with Bene' Benwikere.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers will open camp with CB Bene Benwikere on PUP. Still rehabbing fractured ankle from late last season.

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A few Panthers among best to hang 'em up

Our star-studded squad of players who called it quits this offseason includes three former Panthers, all on the defensive side of the ball. All-retirement team

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers officially have signed safety Kurt Coleman to a three-year extension.

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Panthers' offer might come up Short

Kawann Short isn't holding out of training camp, but he's looking for a monster extension, like many that have been handed out to D-linemen of late. But Carolina might not be willing to pay that much. Unhappy with contracts

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has arrived at camp. Says he is ready to go full practice after being limited throughout the offseason. "Can't wait," said Benjamin, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear near the end of last year's camp.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Thomas Davis has a truck load of gear for camp, including a customized painted Panthers fridge (far right corner).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen unofficially signs the first autograph of camp for a kid wearing a "Dab Nation" T-shirt. Olsen tells the kid, "Nice shirt!"

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert said he was glued to ESPN for two weeks watching his alma mater, Coastal Carolina, win the College World Series. Asked whether the Panthers should be favored to win the NFC for the second straight year, he said. "I don't know why we wouldn't be."

Team Stats

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

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