Defensive linemen Kawann Short and Mario Addison were the Panthers’ two biggest priorities among their free agents. Addison received a three-year extension Sunday, while Carolina likely will use the franchise tag on Short.
Steve Smith and DeAngelo Williams had parting shots for the Carolina Panthers when they were released by GM Dave Gettleman. Not so for Mike Tolbert, that rare athlete respected in both the locker room and the front office.
Former Phillip O. Berry standout Germone Hopper wants to take his place alongside all the ex-Clemson receivers who have flourished in the NFL. The big difference: All of them stayed and finished their careers at Clemson.
With all the attention being paid to Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey, we can’t help but think of another sports mystery that has haunted Charlotteans for an entire year: The whereabouts of the Luke Kuechly gnome.
A year after using the franchise tag on CB Josh Norman – and later rescinding it – the Carolina Panthers appear likely to place the tag on DT Kawann Short. Wednesday is the first day teams can designate francise players.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is looking for a replacement for president Danny Morrison, who resigned last week. Given the background of the last two people to hold the post, expect Richardson to look for someone he knows well and is comfortable with.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was in full Santa cam mode at Barringer Academic Center. During his third annual Santa Cam’s Surprise Sleigh, Newton distributed a total of $100,000 in funds, food and gifts for children and families in need at stops at Barringer Academic Center, Silver Mount Emergency Food Pantry, Bethlehem Center and SouthPark mall.
Katie PeraltaCharlotte Observer
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