Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says he was willing to give up defensive end Kony Ealy for draft currency – in this case eight spots in next month’s draft from the New England Patriots.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will miss the NFL’s annual meetings for the second consecutive year. A team spokesman said Richardson is in good health, but two long flights in a short span would be too taxing.
The Carolina Panthers brought an athletic, pass-catching tight end to Charlotte on Thursday for one of their 30 pre-draft visits. Former Miami TE David Njoku has drawn comparisons to Greg Olsen – and could be playing with him.
The Carolina Panthers wanted to evolve their offense, even before learning quarterback Cam Newton needs shoulder surgery. The best way to do that: Get Cam some help in the draft, preferably LSU running back Leonard Fournette.