During a 15-minute conference call Friday morning, new Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman shared stories that ranged from heartwarming to hilarious. In between, Tillman drove home this point: The longtime Chicago Bears standout believes he can still play.
Boykin's best year in three seasons with the Green Bay Packers came in 2013 when Randall Cobb was injured. Boykin, 25, hauled in 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns while starting eight games.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy to a one-year, $11.3 million deal. Hardy remains on the NFL commissioner’s exempt list and could face a suspension from the league.
The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Kurt Coleman, who played last season for the Kansas City Chiefs after four years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Coleman, who was drafted by the Eagles when Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was there, is expected to help at both safety positions and on special teams.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the NFL draft prospect with the highest profile – with arguably the most to lose – among players who will be in Indianapolis this weekend to be examined by team physicians.
The fastest high schooler in the nation, Tacoi Sumler had big expectations when he went to play football at Oregon. But family emergencies and injuries have changed Sumler’s track. He hoped to catch someone’s eye at Appalachian State’s pro day.
UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, who coached Cam Newton and Auburn to the 2011 BCS National Championship game, said Tuesday that he has noticed Newton has “matured pretty quickly” since leaving Auburn in 2011 and becoming a captain on the Panthers.
The Carolina Panthers have signed a number of players in this offseason that the team thinks can help them on special teams. The team thinks many of them, though, are also on the brink of breakthrough seasons.
The Carolina Panthers broke up their Double Trouble backfield tandem when they cut DeAngelo Williams three weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean the running back position is going to be a one-man band. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he envisions a shared-carries approach in 2015, even with Williams now playing in Pittsburgh.
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera took more questions Wednesday about a practice squad receiver than the wideout who came in as a rookie and immediately became quarterback Cam Newton’s favorite target.
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