The Carolina Panthers did not run many zone-read OTAs. The option package will be de-emphasized under new offensive coordinator Mike Shula.
6.13.2013 1:25:01 PM EST
Carolina Panthers WRs Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell are locked in at the top two spots. Ted Ginn Jr. has stood out during minicamp, catching several deep passes from Cam Newton. Armanti Edwards looks more comfortable playing the position. Ginn and Edwards will compete with Kealoha Pilares, Joe Adams and David Gettis for roster spots and reps.
5.31.2013 10:18:46 AM EST
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he wants to become a team captain at some point but understands that his teammates will have to vote him as one. 'Team captain is solely based off of your peers,' Newton said. 'Im going about it each and every day, trying to do my part to prove not only to my team, but first myself, thats a big responsibility on the field and off the field.' WR Steve Smith and OT Jordan Gross are currently the team's offensive captains.
5.29.2013 2:30:29 PM EST
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he lost 12 pounds in the offseason, bringing him down from 255 pounds to 243. 'It was just a personal goal that I set for myself. I'm not going to go into what it really meant because looking at my body from afar you really couldn't tell,' Newton said. 'Being that I lost the weight, nobody really could tell, either.'
2.10.2013 9:54:15 PM EST
The Carolina Panthers might look to free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) for their backup job behind QB Cam Newton in 2013. Moore is reportedly well liked in Charlotte after previously playing three years for the Panthers. Impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) is not expected back, hinting he might reunite with Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.
2.1.2013 7:50:48 PM EST
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he is very happy with the decision to make Mike Shula the team's new offensive coordinator. 'I don't think there was a better person that could come in and take over,' Newton said. 'Im excited about taking the next steps in the process with him.' Newton said he has talked with Shula several times and expects the offense to be similar to the one they have been using but with some changes.
Panthers | Mike Tolbert does not think offense will change much
1.20.2013 3:02:21 PM EST
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert said he believes the offense under offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be similar to the one the team used when Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was the coordinator. 'You never know what (a coach) has planned,' Tolbert said. 'But at the same time, I think the basic scheme of things probably wont change much.' Tolbert thinks Shula's hiring will be good for QB Cam Newton because he will not have to learn a new offense.
Panthers | Mike Shula could make most sense as OC
1.17.2013 9:15:07 AM EST
Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Mike Shula, who was interviewed for the team's offensive coordinator vacancy, would allow the team to make the most seamless transition following the departure of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to the Cleveland Browns. The Panthers are hoping to run the same offense around QB Cam Newton in 2013 as they did under Chudzinski.
Panthers | Cam Newton injury update
1.2.2013 12:39:13 PM EST
X-rays on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (ribs, ankle) ribs revealed no fractures, while test results on his injured ankle showed a minor high sprain, according to the team's trainer, Ryan Vermillion.
Panthers | Cam Newton to undergo X-rays
12.30.2012 6:05:27 PM EST
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle, ribs) is scheduled to undergo X-rays on his ankle and ribs Monday, Dec. 31, after suffering injuries in Week 17.