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2018 Schedule
6-3, 2nd in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

David Tepper's promise to have an indoor practice facility for Panthers can't come soon enough. Bad weather for third straight day forces Ron Rivera to flip his Thursday and Friday schedule and have no on-the-field work today. Has been a season of adjustment for weather.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers claimed running back Kenjon Barner off waivers on Wednesday. Barner played five games with the New England Patriots this season, totaling 71 rushing yards on 19 carries. He was with the Panthers throughout 2018 training camp and the preseason before being terminated on cut-down day.

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19hDavid Newton

Poe gets chance to pocket $125K weigh-in bonus

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dontari Poe had his fourth weigh-in day and his fourth opportunity to earn a $125,000 bonus -- on Wednesday.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn't a wine sommelier, but he'd one day like to be. For now he makes due with pictures and wine apps.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) worked on the side today for the first time in a month but he officially did not practice. Center Ryan Kalil (ankle) and cornerback James Bradberry (illness) returned to practice after missing Tuesday's session.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis explains why he told Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin ‘'thank you for humbling us'' after Thursday night's 52-21 loss to the Steelers. He said that was the first time he'd ever said that after a game.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Çam Newton mentioned he spent some of his down time after the loss to Pittsburgh smoking cigars and drinking wine. That led to a series of questions about wines he likes. And if he had his own wine he would call it ‘'Boogie Down.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions coach Matt Patricia calls the Panthers defense that just gave up 457 total yards and five touchdown passes in a 52-21 loss to Pittsburgh "phenomenal.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions coach Matt Patricia calls Panthers quarterback Cam Newton one of the "most competitive, tough competitors'' to play against. "I have tremendous respect for the way he performs. He's very difficult from a defensive perspective to try to handle,'' Patricia said.

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1dAaron Schatz

NFL futures bets to make right now

Which teams should you bet on to win their division, conference or Super Bowl? Football Outsiders breaks down the best values at this point in the season.

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2dDavid Newton

DT Love slams door on sleeping-during-game talk

Kyle Love said of the video that has some thinking he was sleeping during Thursday's game: "People will believe anything about you as long as it's negative ..."

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive tackle Kyle Love has taken a lot of grief since a camera caught him on the bench with his head down in a way he appeared asleep during Thursday night's 52-21 loss at Pittsburgh. It even made ESPN's ‘'C'mon Man'' segment before the Monday night telecast. No, Love wasn't asleep. He is ‘'pissed,'' according to fellow DT Kawann Short. Love posted this on Instagram, ‘'People will believe anything about you as long as it's negative, but anything positive getting questioned.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Torrey Smith said if the Panthers were preparing for the Super Bowl he would be way more aggressive with his rehab from a knee injury. He indicated he has started running again so his return could be sooner rather than later. Lately he has done ‘'way too much'' tweeting. One of his funnier ones came Monday when he took his son to a Popeyes for chicken and was told it would be a 15-minute wait. The funny part came when he was asked if he wanted something besides chicken. He had no idea they served anything else.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Center Ryan Kalil (ankle), cornerback James Bradberry and wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) not at practice as the team comes back from a long off weekend. Smith has missed the past three games. Left tackle Matt Kalil (knee) still not practicing even though he is eligible to come off IR. Cam Newton appears to be resting his right shoulder.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton takes his role as one of the ‘'most influential people in Charlotte'' seriously. That's why it was important for the Panthers quarterback to battle flight delays and weather to get to the Marsh Road Boys and Girls Club in Charlotte to see one of the four Teen Rooms his foundation and Lowe's refurbished. After checking out this room he declared it ‘'Boogie'' approved. He also shared why it was important to be there.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton leaves his signature and message on the wall outside the Teen Room his Foundation and Lowe's help renovate at the Marsh Road Boys and Girls Club in Charlotte.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

To replace the roster spot of running back CJ Anderson, released earlier on Monday, the Panthers signed free agent back Travaris Cadet to a one-year deal. Cadet, 6-1 and 210 pounds, is in his seventh season and previously played for New Orleans (2012-14, 2015-17), New England (2015), San Francisco (2015), the New York Jets (2017) and Buffalo (2017).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

C.J. Anderson's reaction on Twitter to his release: ‘'No love lost. Thank you Carolina. Grind time.'' Release gives Anderson time to hook up with another team. Perhaps Eagles or Patriots could be a landing spot with their running back situation. Anderson did not ask for his release, I am told.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers waive running back C.J. Anderson. "When we signed C.J. in the spring he saw a bigger role than he has had, and honestly, at the time so did we," general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. "But Christian McCaffrey has taken so much of the offense and so much of the plays, we just made the decision that this was the best thing for all parties involved."

Team Stats

Passing Yards218.8
Rushing Yards138.4
Points For26.8
Points Against25.8