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2018 Schedule
7-9, 2nd in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers made it official that Jake Peetz has been hired to replace retired running backs coach Jim Skipper. Peetz comes to Carolina with nine years of NFL experience, having spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008-12), Washington Redskins (2014) and Oakland Raiders (2015-17). An assistant coach last year at Alabama, he has a vast knowledge of the RPO that offensive coordinator Norv Turner has implemented.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

It didn't take long for the Panthers to fill the role of retired running backs coach Jim Skipper. According to multiple reports, beginning with Albert Breer, Carolina has hired Alabama assistant coach Jake Peetz. His background in the RPO (Run-Pass-Option) is a good fit for offensive coordinator Norv Turner, big on the RPO with the offense running through Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back coach Jim Skipper is retiring, the team announced. The 70-year-old has been with the Panthers for 15 of the past 17 years.

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4dMike Reiss

Kap 'absolutely' still wants to play, lawyer says

Attorney Mark Geragos said he believes the Panthers and Patriots are two potential landing spots for his client, Colin Kaepernick, who still "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL.

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Kaepernick, Reid settle grievances against NFL

In a joint statement Friday, the NFL, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid say they have resolved the collusion grievances filed by the players against the league.

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7dJeremy Willis

The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova, the Atlanta Falcons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The promotion of Sam Mill III to game management coach takes some of the pressure off Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who will continue to call defensive plays in 2019. "Sam sees the game from a different perspective," Rivera said. "He's very interested in how the league operates, how the game operates. By that I mean he's a guy that pays attention to the rules, he pays attention to replay and he understands time management and score management."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers made official three coaching changes. Everette Brown was named assistant linebackers coach, Ben Jacobs assistant special teams coach and defensive line coach Sam Mills III game management coach. Brown was promoted from a coaching intern. Jacobs was a top special teams player for Carolina for years.

Reid signs 3-year deal with Panthers (0:44)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid said his collusion grievance against the NFL is ongoing, as is that of former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick, and he believes his new three-year deal will strengthen his case. Asked if he had hope that Kaepernick might finally get signed by an NFL team this year, Reid didn't offer much hope. “Knowing what I know, my hope tank is on E. This is a leverage game, so we'll see what happens moving forward.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Eric Reid said prior to the end of last season with the Panthers he wanted market value with his next deal. This one reportedly is three years for more than $22 million. “I do feel like I got that,'' Reid said of market value. “So I'm satisfied with this contract.'' Reid added his collusion grievance against the NFL remains ongoing.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed safety Eric Reid to a three-year deal through the 2021 season. Solidified a big need in the secondary.

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13dDavid Newton

Cam with a plan: 'More dangerous' after surgery

Panthers QB Cam Newton posted a video on YouTube saying that he'll be "even more dangerous" after having arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his throwing shoulder.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says on his newly-launched YouTube channel that the surgery and critics saying "they've seen the best of Cam'' will only make him "more dangerous.'' "When it's all said and done, I can look back at my life and I know this particular time in my life propelled me to that next point. I'm excited about what the future holds.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, on his YouTube channel he launched on Thursday, said he couldn't throw the football more than 30 yards as the season progressed because of the soreness in his right shoulder. “No lie,'' Newton said. . . . "I felt like defenses was exposing me because I couldn't throw the ball down field. Not being in a position physically to be able to make the throws that you know you're capable of making, that was the disheartening thing of the whole year.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday launched The Cam Newton YouTube channel to provide a behind-the-scenes look into his life. "There is so much that happens in my life that I am not able to include on my social media channels – from my growth in the fashion world to the development of my business interests to my work with my 7 v 7 team," Newton said in a release. "I look forward to taking a deeper dive into my life through this YouTube channel and also developing a variety of passion projects. Prepare yourself for The Drip."


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool moment from Tuesday. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, the product of two high school educators, warms up a crowd of Charlotte Mecklenburg County teachers in the locker room at Bank of America Stadium. After this moment the teachers went on the field, where team owner David Tepper announced a $120,000 funding gift to Classroom Central, which equips students living in poverty.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.8
Rushing Yards133.5
Points For23.5Tied-14th
Points Against23.9