2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers hire Dan Morgan as their assistant general manager. Morgan is a former Carolina linebacker who worked with new Panthers GM Scott Fitterer in Seattle. He was the director of player personnel at Buffalo. Should be a great fit.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers announced key off-season dates: Rookie minicamp: May 14-16 ÔTA sessions: May 24-25, 27, June 1-3, June 7-10 Mandatory minicamp:-June 15-17

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore and his foundation Moore2Life hosted a Mother's Day Celebration on Wednesday at Academy Sports, Moore helped at-risk youth from the greater Charlotte community spend $150 gift certificates on a present for their moms. Moore knows about gifts for mothers. He gave his a Mercedes with his first NFL check. Now that the Panthers have picked up his fifth-year option wonder what's next?

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, who had been working with the team as a scout, re-signed prior to free agency. A team spokesperson said the team loved having Kuechly around and was sorry to see him go. It was not health related, according to a league source familiar with the situation.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers may be welcoming former middle linebacker Dan Morgan home in an executive position. They have requested permission to interview Buffalo's director of player personnel for their assistant GM job, per league sources. Morgan worked closely with new Carolina GM Scott Fitterer in Seattle. The team also has requested permission to interview Eagles director of player personnel Ian Cunningham for the job. The @RapSheet first reported.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn wore No. 1 at South Carolina. Asked what he would say if told 24 were available, Horn said. "It's a great number. It's definitely in mind. I'm going to look at some of those single digits, too, though, see how those work out.'' The only player to wear No. 1 for the Panthers was Cam Newton. Would Horn be allowed to take that number now that the NFL has loosened its number rules? We'll see.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers agreed to terms with the following undrafted free agents: OT David Moore, Grambling; Northwestern LB Paddy Fisher; Washington State punter Oscar Draguicevich; Wisconsin fullback Mason Stokke and Alabama.Birmingham running back Spencer Brown. Moore and Fisher were on the Senior Bowl team that the Carolina staff coached.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Initial impressions of the Panthers' draft class: 1. A lot of help to give quarterback Sam Darnold the best chance to succeed. Six offensive picks; 2. Strengthened the defense, beginning with the first pick of press corner Jaycee Horn. Adding depth at DT also key; 3. A long-snapper such as Thomas Fletcher may seem like a luxury, but he could be a long-term replacement for J.J. Jansen; 4. 11 picks tied a team record first set in 1995. That team made the NFC championship in its second season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers used a sixth-round pick on a long snapper, and what a LS Alabama's Thomas Fletcher is. He is the son of former NFL LS Tom Fletcher (Raiders, Seahawks), who taught him everything he knows. He actually was on the phone with another team asking about possibly signing as an undrafted free agent when the Panthers called. He couldn't have been happier. This is where he wanted to be after working with the Carolina staff at the Senior Bowl.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers' 2021 draft class: Rd. 1 (8): CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina; Rd. 2 (59): WR Terrace Marshall, LSU; Rd. 3 (70): OT Brady Christensen, BYU; Rd. 3 (83): TE Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame; Rd. 4 (126): RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State; Rd. 5 (158): DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa; Rd. 5 (166) : CB Keith Taylor, Washington; Rd. 6 (193): OG Deonte Brown, Alabama; Rd. 6 (204): WR Shi Smith, South Carolina; Rd. 6 (222): LS Thomas Fletcher, Alabama; Rd. 7 (232): DT Phil Hoskins, Kentucky.

Matt Rhule's wife gets her wish as Panthers draft Chuba Hubbard (0:36)
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Shi Smith's NFL draft profile (1:08)
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Deonte Brown's NFL draft profile (1:01)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers third-round pick Brady Christensen, an offensive tackle out of BYU, spent most of his zoom call today talking about his new son, born March 16. Ledger Brady Christensen apparently takes after his father with big feet. Brady (6-6, 300) said the doctor told him Ledger has the "biggest feet of any baby I've seen.'' So big he and his wife have trouble finding baby socks that fit. Brady, by the way, now wears a size 15 shoe. He was told he had "Fred Flintstone'' feet when he was a kid.

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Rhule the roost: Coach's wife keys Panthers pick

Panthers coach Matt Rhule's wife, Julie, helped guide the team's fourth-round selection of Chuba Hubbard, who ran wild while at Oklahoma State against Rhule's Baylor team.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fifth-round selection Daviyon Nixon of Iowa says Carolina got the ‘'best defensive tackle in the draft.'' He's so anxious to get to Charlotte that he did his media zoom in his car. Actually, he stepped outside the restaurant from his draft party.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' fourth-round pick Chuba Hubbard didn't just make headlines for what he did on the field, which was special. Last year, he tweeted a photo of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wearing an OAN (One America News) T-shirt. "I will not stand for this," Hubbard tweeted. "This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it's unacceptable." He says 2020 was a "year of growth for me.''

Chuba Hubbard's NFL draft profile (0:58)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards243.018th
Rushing Yards106.521st
Points For21.923rd
Points Against25.115th