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Power Rankings: 49ers on top after spate of injuries across NFL

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Panthers are rated 22 according to Elliot Harrison over at NFL.com.

NFL's Most Engaged Fan Bases

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We are middle of the pack at 18 by their method of measurement.

Key Panthers players support HGH testing

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Cam and Olsen are all for it. Smitty seems to have a few health concerns but otherwise supports it.

Carolina Panthers, other NFL teams delve deeper into player backgrounds

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It is interesting some of the questions guys get asked. I didn't know about Captain's brother though. . .

Panther's Corner Blitz vs Washington's Read-Option last year

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SB blog Hog's Haven has an article explaining how the Panther's corner blitz successfully tackled their read option last year. For folks like me the pictures helped a lot too!

A first step toward HGH testing—in the wrong direction

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This article looks like it explains the whys and the hows of HGH testing pretty well. Of course I say this as a non scientist type person . . .

The Quarterback Championship Belt

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Nothing really Panthers related but I love football history. I'm not sure I agree with every choice he made but it is very interesting in my eyes.

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 25: Carolina Panthers

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If Rivera matures as a coach, and Newton matures as a passer, there’s a reasonably high ceiling for this team. If neither happens, the floor could fall out from beneath them. Richardson’s not getting more patient as he ages, and doesn’t seem inclined to offer many more chances like the olive branch he extended Rivera this offseason. Being mediocre again will likely trigger a mass exodus, but the Panthers have the potential to be better than that

Jaworski's QB big board

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Cam hasn't shown up on the list yet but the link leads you to his choices as they are released. It also has his transcribed remarks (no video). As of now we know Newton will be higher than 20. Cam was 15 last year.

Fun Fact - Over the last five years, 2,015 (or 53%) of NFL passing TDs were scored when the receiver caught the ball in the endzone.

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The Panthers caught 26.3 percent of their touchdown passes in the end zone in 2012, the low mark in the league. I guess we just do things differently in Panther country.

Bill Barnwell explains the slow Free Agency signings this year

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Combined with changes to draft pick compensation, the introduction of a salary floor, and other modifications contained within the new CBA, the shifting salary landscape has created a new paradigm in which an incredibly unlikely source of talent is becoming available at below-market rates: veteran free agents.

NFL's new bag policy to improve public safety at games

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Fair warning for those heading to the stadium this year: Fans will have a few options for bringing smalls bags into stadiums. They only will be allowed to bring in small clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", according to a press release from the league.

NFL's new bag policy to improve public safety at games

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Fair warning for those heading to the stadium this year: That's the big takeaway from the new NFL policy revealed Thursday, which will limit the size and type of bags that are allowed into stadiums starting in the preseason. In an effort to increase public safety and expedite entry into the stadium, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of the measure.

Salary Cap info

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According to Ian Rapoport over at the NFL Network, the Panthers used a June 1st designation on James Anderson when he was released. That means we picked up an additional $2.9m towards the cap. The cap now stands at about $10m.

Pat Y's NFCS Chat- Gettis rumors

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Pat Y answered a question about why he seems down on Gettis. Pat replied with: I have my reasons and have heard some things. But, for Gettis' sake, I hope he proves that wrong. I am not sure what that means but thought I would share.

Big changes coming on NFL game days

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Lots of folks have picked up on the new partnership between Microsoft and the NFL. As Sando points out it is bigger than Xbox. The game changer on the field will be allowing teams to use computers on the sideline in 2014 to help play calls. . .

PFF’s Top 101 of 2012: the Full List

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Two Panthers made the list: 69. Charles Johnson, DE, Carolina Panthers 86. Greg Hardy, DE, Carolina Panthers

2013 NFL Draft: All 7 Rounds

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This is perhaps the first automated mock I have seen. They have Carolina taking Tavon Austin in the 1st.

Revis trade: Jets and Buccaneers agree on terms, per report

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If this is true and Revis recovers fully from his ACL, the Bucs are going to be more dangerous this year. . .

2013 NFL Draft: The best draft picks of the century

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And #7 on SBNation's list is: 7. 2001 - Carolina Panthers select Steve Smith, WR, 74th overall, Utah

Draft is ultimate character study

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This is a fascinating article on just how far teams go for the prospect interview and pre-interview process. The philosophies teams employ in the process is intense.

Draft War Room: Carolina Panthers

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I am a sucker for this kinda thing.

Tony Pauline: Only 15 legitimate 1st rounders this draft

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2013 NFL Draft value: future finances a significant factor

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I found this interesting article over at sister site Buffalo Rumblings. Just a few more things to consider at draft time for those of us who aren't as draft savvy as others . . .

Umenyiora joining Falcons on Sunday or Monday

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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Umenyiora is expected to join the Falcons on Sunday or, at the latest, on Monday.

Steven Jackson is a Falcon now

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3 years, $12 million for the RB. Sounds like an upgrade to me.

Gettleman addresses 'Double Trouble'

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But he offered a seemingly contradictory assessment of his running back situation, when asked about the long range plan for Stewart and DeAngelo Williams. "Can we keep both of them? Decisions have to be made," he said. "But I don’t see why not."

Escalators and the NFC South

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Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy had his team’s largest escalator ($775,000). Receiver Brandon LaFell earned a $700,000 escalator and offensive lineman Garry Williams will pick up an extra $125,000.

Pre-combine position rankings for 2013 NFL Draft- Mayock

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Mike Mayock's list of the top 5 prospects by position. So pick your favorite Panther's position of need and see which players he rates as best.

Panthers' Thomas Davis inspires Giants' Terrell Thomas in comeback

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Davis called Thomas "immediately" after hearing that he had reinjured the ACL in his right knee, requiring a third surgery last September. Thomas’ first injury was in college at USC, and the second and third wiped out his 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Giants.

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