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Chris Gamble decides to retire after nine NFL seasons

Mar 11, 2013

Mere days following his release from the only team he’s ever known in the NFL, former Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble has decided to hang up the cleats for good after nine seasons in the NFL. According to Gamble’s agent Carl Poston, despite having plenty of suitors around the league, the former 2004 first-round selection out of Ohio State has instead decided to walk away from the game for good. “A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble,” Poston said. “However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he…

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Panthers cut Chris Gamble

Mar 8, 2013

Former Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble is the latest in a growing list of veteran defensive back who will be looking for a new home this off-season. The team announced Friday that they would release the 29-year-old cornerback to get under the salary cap prior to the start of free agency in a few short days. Gamble was set to make $7.9 million while boasting a staggering $10.95 million cap number in 2013 had he been retained. Gamble, who is the franchise’s all-time leader in interceptions (27 in nine seasons) only played in four games last season before being shut down…

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Cleveland Browns name Rob Chudzinski as next head coach

Jan 11, 2013

A familiar face is coming back to Cleveland. According to NFL.com, the Cleveland Browns named Rob Chudzinski as their next head coach on Thursday, the same day the Browns had conducted a second meeting with former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The move to hire Chudzinski may come as a bit of a surprise to fans. As the Browns’ interest in Whisenhunt, Montreal Allouettes head coach Marc Trestman and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was heavily publicized. The Browns had previously targeted Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, who landed with the Buffalo Bills, and Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, who had decided to return to…

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NFL tells Panthers to travel to Kansas City despite Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher’s suicide

Dec 1, 2012

Despite the horrendous news of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher‘s apparent murder-suicide, the NFL has instructed the Carolina Panthers to get on the plane and head to Kansas City. The Chiefs are set to play the Panthers at 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday. Related: Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher dead in apparent murder-suicide Now this doesn’t necessarily mean that the game will be played. It could still be postponed. The move by the NFL appears to be a “let’s see how this plays out before rescheduling the game” type of thing. If the NFL does decide move the game, Monday or Tuesday night…

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Buccaneers overcome fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Panthers

Nov 18, 2012

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were outplayed by the Carolina Panthers for most of the day on Sunday, but what happened in the final five minutes proved to be all that mattered. When Carolina scored to go up 11 points with six minutes left, Tampa Bay’s hopes for four straight wins were looking awfully bleak. But Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman came to the rescue, as he lead the Bucs to 11 straight points to tie it in regulation; and the Bucs went on to win it in overtime. The game completely turned when the Carolina punted with fifty seconds left, pinning…

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Ron Rivera doesn’t believe DeAngelo Williams will be traded

Oct 29, 2012

With the 2012 NFL trade deadline quickly approaching (extended to Thursday due to Hurricane Sandy), mid-season trade speculation is at an all-time high. Over the past several days, one of the hottest names bouncing about the rumor mill has been Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams has been limited this season (210 yards and two touchdowns on 61 carries), but had averaged at least 4.1 yards per carry in each of the six season prior to 2012. With fifth-year back Jonathan Stewart also in the backfield, Williams, who will turn 30 before the start of the 2013 season, has been mentioned as a potential target…

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Jay Cutler exploited Carolina’s defense on game-winning drive

Oct 29, 2012

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears had very little success moving the ball against the Carolina Panthers for much of Sunday afternoon, despite winning the game 23-22. While this was hardly the first time this season that the Bears offense has gotten off to a slow start, it was arguably the ugliest offensive performance to date. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera had his boys ready to play, and play they did—hard. The Panthers front four was all up in Cutler’s business for much of the game, specifically Greg Hardy who finished the game with three sacks. During the first three…

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Cam Newton calls for change, so Panthers fire GM Marty Hurney

Oct 22, 2012

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told the media following Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys that “something needs to change.” What exactly needs changing? Well, probably a little bit of this and a little bit of that. But instead of a few minor tweaks here and there, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson elected to go down a different road; and that road ended the career of general manager Marty Hurney. “This was an extremely difficult decision,” Richardson said in a statement. “Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl and two…

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Panthers stumble as Cam Newton struggles

Oct 8, 2012

Going into the Carolina Panthers’ Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks, the storyline was whether the Panthers could overcome the absences of standout defenders Jon Beason and Chris Gamble. But while Carolina’s defensive fill-ins made big plays, the Panthers’ stalwart offensive players couldn’t–and the result was a disappointing 16-12 loss that dropped Carolina to 1-4. Quarterback Cam Newton was one of the biggest culprits. His first three quarters were horrific, as he was just 3-of-16 passing at one point midway through the third quarter. Newton started to pick up steam later in the game, completing seven of his final…

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Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton needs to lead his team in every facet of game

Sep 21, 2012

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has done a really nice job of acclimating himself to NFL culture since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2011, but there are still a few things he must learn before taking the next step. Few thought that Newton would be as successful as he has been so far, on and off the field. Newton’s overly confident attitude was viewed negatively by many, but he showed a lot of maturity in his first year, regardless of the swagger. Plus, he threw for over 4,000 yards and scored 35 total touchdowns. But Newton did something Thursday night…