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11-5, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen again will be a guest analyst at the NFL combine for the NFL Network. He will be a part of the live on-the-field coverage on Saturday, March 3.

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Stephen A.: Time to ensure African-American NFL team ownership (2:34)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Panthers COO Tina Becker on Marty Hurney being named general manager: "We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season. Marty's guidance and vision helped build the foundation for this team, and his work this season was instrumental in returning the team to the playoffs. We believe he will continue to craft a roster that will win games and contend for a championship."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Marty Hurney officially named the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, the team announced.

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4dDavid Newton

Ex-Panthers WR Carruth seeks custody of son

Rae Carruth wrote a letter to the mother of Cherica Adams and spoke with a Charlotte TV station, accepting responsibility for the 1999 conspiracy to murder Adams and expressing interest in gaining custody of his son upon release from prison.

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7dDavid Newton

Panthers GM cleared by NFL investigation

The Carolina Panthers reinstated Marty Hurney as interim general manager after an NFL investigation cleared him of harassment charges.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said the league reviewed all available law enforcement and court records, sworn testimony in prior proceedings in addition to interviewing Hurney and members of the Panthers. “We also requested an interview with Mr. Hurney's former wife, which was declined through her attorney,'' McCarthy said. “Our investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Marty Hurney's attorney, Kathleen Lucchesi, after the NFL ruled there was no evidence that the Panthers interim GM harassed his ex-wife: "It's been a very long two weeks for Marty and his family. In this digital age, it's nearly impossible to overcome suspicion, defend yourself, and clear your name once the court of public opinion gets a hold of a false narrative. The public scrutiny can be devastating and unrelenting. In this case, it was also unnecessary. "Words cannot express how thankful Marty is for the love and unwavering support of his family. He is grateful to the NFL for conducting a thorough investigation. He is also grateful for the continued confidence and support of the Panthers organization. Marty is looking forward to getting back to the work of building a strong and successful Panthers team for the 2018 season."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL informed the Panthers on Friday that there was no evidence that interim general manager Marty Hurney harassed his ex-wife as she claimed in court before withdrawing the complaint.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Thé Carolina Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney, who has been on paid leave, after a two-week investigation by the NFL on allegations of harassment.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL's investigation into an allegation by Marty Hurney's ex-wife that she was harassed by the Panthers' interim general manager could come as soon as today, multiple sources told ESPN.com. If cleared – and indications are that will be the case – Hurney still is expected to be named the fulltime GM. Hurney's ex-wife withdrew the harassment charge in court after a judge denied her attempt at a restraining order, but the NFL continued with its investigation headed by Lisa Friel. Hurney has been on paid administrative leave.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch confirmed he has had discussions with people interested in buying the Carolina Panthers. Busch: “I've had some discussions with some interested parties that are interested in making a bid for it. Who all gets it, I don't know. It's an investment opportunity. It's no different than buying land or building a commercial building. It's an opportunity to be part of a sports franchise that's close to home. … I love the sport and love the games.” The Charlotte Observer first reported Busch's conversations.

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8dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every NFC team

Seattle has big decisions to make on the Legion of Boom. The Saints need to lock up Drew Brees. The Vikings need to sign a quarterback. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 NFC teams.

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9dESPN.com staff

Best Valentine's Day cards from NFL teams

The Patriots, along with several other teams, took to social media on Wednesday to spread some love. Here are some of our favorite digital cards.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers named Drew Terrell offensive quality control coach. Terrell spent the last three seasons (2015-17) at the University of Michigan, where he was an offensive graduate assistant coach working with the wide receivers and returners his first two seasons, and the cornerbacks and returners in his final season.

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10dDavid Newton

Source: Kuechly had surgery on right shoulder

The Panthers are hopeful that Luke Kuechly will be ready for the regular season after the linebacker underwent shoulder surgery prior to the Pro Bowl, a source told ESPN.

Team Stats

Passing Yards192.328th
Rushing Yards131.44th
Points For22.712th
Points Against20.411th