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.
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 tight end Greg Olsen prefers a stadium filled with Carolina fans singing “Sweet Caroline” to the version performed by A-list singing stars, including Neil Diamond, the song’s author, at Sunday’s Grammys.
Like North Carolina’s HB2, the proposed Texas bill would ban transgender people from the public bathrooms they feel most comfortable using. But critics of the law say it could hurt the state’s efforts to attract future sports events (including the Super Bowl), like HB2 has done in North Carolina.