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  • Panthers Expected To Hire Scott Fitterer As Next GM

    The Carolina Panthers are expected to hire Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer as their new general manager, according to sources. Fitterer was a late addition to the interview process but made a quick impression on the Carolina decision-makers. He was one of 15 candidates to interview for the position when the team fired veteran Marty Hurney on Dec. 21. The other finalists for the job included Tennessee's Monti Ossenfort, San Francisco's Adam Peters and Kansas City's Ryan Poles. Fitterer had been with Seattle since 2001 and worked alongside Seattle GM John Schneider since 2010. He'll be paired with second-year head coach Matt Rhule with the team coming off a 5-11 season with the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft. Locating a franchise quarterback will be priority No. 1.

    Jan 14 · Source via Panthers
  • Panthers Plan Second Interviews With Monti Ossenfort, Adam Peters

    Jan 12 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers
  • Teddy Bridgewater Put On Notice For 2021

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule didn't give quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a full endorsement to be the starting QB in 2021 after the Week 17 regular season finale. "Teddy has to have a tremendous offseason," Rhule said. Bridgewater was replaced by P.J. Walker in the final game of the season in the blowout loss to the Saints when he completed 13 of 23 passes for 176 yards with two interceptions. Since Bridgewater was injured in Week 10, he completed 62.96 percent of his passes, averaging 236.2 yards per game while throwing four interceptions and two touchdowns and taking 12 sacks. He averaged 255 yards per game, completed 72.12 percent of his throws and had 13 touchdowns, seven interceptions and took 19 sacks in the first 10 games. Bridgewater carries a $23 million salary cap hit in 2021, but it won't stop Carolina from drafting a young QB to potentially compete for the starting job next year.

    Jan 9 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater
  • Dwayne Haskins To Visit With Panthers

    Former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins will leave on Sunday night to visit with the Carolina Panthers on Monday, according to sources. It will be Haskins' first visit after being waived by Washington on Dec. 28. The former first-round pick cleared waivers thanks to his $4.3 million in remaining salary that Washington will cover. Haskins' new team will likely only pay him the league minimum. Teddy Bridgewater's future is a bit up in the air after he was pulled in his last start. Head coach Matt Rhule said that Bridgewater must have a "tremendous offseason." Rhule has known Haskins since high school, and Ryan Day -- Haskins' coach at Ohio State -- coached with Rhule at Temple in 2006. The 23-year-old has been benched several times in his first few seasons and has dealt with maturity issues along the way as well. His fantasy stock has plummeted in dynasty/keeper leagues, and he'll have to rehabilitate his image on and off the field before regaining the trust of fantasy managers.

    Jan 9 · Source via Panthers Dwayne Haskins
  • Panthers Sign Joey Slye To Extension

    The Carolina Panthers signed kicker Joey Slye to a contract extension on Tuesday that will run through the 2021 season. Slye was 29-for-36 on his field-goal tries this year and made 33 of his 36 extra points, also ranking second in the league with a 91.0 touchback percentage. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Virginia Tech and has gone 54-for-68 on field goals and 64-for-71 on extra points in two seasons for the Panthers. The 24-year-old had just one extra-point attempt in the Week 17 loss to the Saints. He finished as the No. 13 kicker in terms of overall fantasy points and should be on the streaming radar again next season, especially when the team gets a healthy Christian McCaffrey back.

    Jan 5 · Source via Panthers Joey Slye
  • Christian McCaffrey Reassessing His Training Approach

    Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) missed most of the 2020 NFL season while dealing first with a high ankle sprain, then with a shoulder injury. In a recent interview after the Panthers' season came to an end, McCaffrey said that he is rethinking his approach to training. He called himself his "own worst enemy" and said that he pushed himself too hard while trying to get back on the field. He stated that just being healthy should be his main goal going forward. This could be a good approach for the fantasy stud going into the 2021 season. He'll be slated to be one of the first players off the board in fantasy drafts. With a less aggressive training mindset, hopefully he'll be able to play a more complete season and avoid a repeat of his disastrous 2020 campaign.

    Jan 4 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Curtis Samuel Has Season-High 118 Yards

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel recorded seven receptions for 118 yards on 11 targets in Week 17. Samuel closed the 2020 season by recording over 100 yards in the last two games. Overall, the WR had a rather modest season aside from three 100-yard games. He finishes 2020 with 77 receptions, 851 yards, three receiving touchdowns, 200 rushing yards, and two rushing touchdowns. Samuel would be a WR3 if he returns to Carolina next season but it's worth noting he is a free agent in this coming offseason.

    Jan 3 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • Robby Anderson Records 40 Yards

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson recorded three receptions for 40 yards on seven targets in the Week 17 loss to New Orleans. Overall, Anderson's first season in Charlotte was quite successful as he solidified his role as a top receiving option on the team while also recording five games with at least 94 yards. Anderson finishes 2020 with 95 receptions, 1,096 yards, and three touchdowns and is a WR2 prospect for fantasy heading into 2021.

    Jan 3 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Rodney Smith Has Touchdown

    Carolina Panthers running back Rodney Smith finished with 10 carries for 40 yards and a score along with one reception for four yards on one target in the Week 17 loss to the Saints. Smith was simply filling in as the lead back for this contest due to Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Mike Davis (ankle) being held out with injuries. As a result, Smith has no fantasy relevance heading into 2021 as Christian McCaffrey is slated to reclaim the workhorse role for Carolina beginning next season.

    Jan 3 · Source via Panthers Rodney Smith
  • Teddy Bridgewater Throws For 176 Yards

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 13-for-23 for 176 yards and two picks in the season finale. Bridgewater was dealing with a foot injury in the game and ultimately couldn't finish it. The QB had a rather underwhelming season from a fantasy standpoint. He had three total games with over 300 yards and no games with more than two passing touchdowns. Bridgewater is a risky fantasy option heading into 2021 given the uncertainty about whether he will be the starting QB in Carolina.

    Jan 3 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater
  • P.J. Walker Takes Over For Teddy Bridgewater In Week 17

    The Carolina Panthers made a quarterback switch during the final game of their season Sunday, turning the reins over to P.J. Walker after Teddy Bridgewater threw two interceptions, both of which came in the red zone. Bridgewater's season comes to an end with just 15 passing touchdowns to 11 interceptions, putting his future with the organization up in the air. Walker has seen limited time in his rookie year, although the Panthers could opt to move forward with him under center in 2021 if Bridgewater moves on. There will be ample questions surrounding Carolina over the months to come, with their QB room among the most fantasy relevant.

    Jan 3 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater Philip Walker