Carolina Panthers : News http://www.panthers.com News from the Carolina Panthers Panthers OTA Observations: Day 1 http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-OTA-Observations-Day-1/d364d1d1-00c8-40e6-9430-1f14a7aefeb0 Head coach Ron Rivera pleased with attendance, attitude as team kicks off three weeks of organized team activities. Tue, 23 May 2017 18:20:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-OTA-Observations-Day-1/d364d1d1-00c8-40e6-9430-1f14a7aefeb0 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-23T18:20:00Z Energetic Russell Shepard immediately stands out http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Energetic-Russell-Shepard-immediately-stands-out/7c4ab777-9953-4a4c-88b3-5f84720183eb The new wide receiver said he was going to bring a lot of energy when he signed as a free agent, and he backed up the talk on the first day of OTAs. Tue, 23 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Energetic-Russell-Shepard-immediately-stands-out/7c4ab777-9953-4a4c-88b3-5f84720183eb Max Henson 2017-05-23T18:00:00Z Thomas Davis fending off offense and defense http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Thomas-Davis-fending-off-offense-and-defense/9daa6b11-2002-4895-bbfe-857d9004bb03 Veteran linebacker engages in his annual battle of words with quarterback Cam Newton while proving he's got a lot left in the tank. Tue, 23 May 2017 16:30:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Thomas-Davis-fending-off-offense-and-defense/9daa6b11-2002-4895-bbfe-857d9004bb03 Bill Voth 2017-05-23T16:30:00Z Five moves that could resurrect winning ways http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Five-moves-that-could-resurrect-winning-ways/21fe8635-79e3-482d-8e2e-3f9a21800da8 Panthers enter organized team activities having worked tirelessly to position themselves for a rapid return to success. Mon, 22 May 2017 19:53:23 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Five-moves-that-could-resurrect-winning-ways/21fe8635-79e3-482d-8e2e-3f9a21800da8 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-22T19:53:23Z Panthers hoping to beat heat during OTAs http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-hoping-to-beat-heat-during-OTAs/12c4229b-d7f5-4a8c-a72a-04bc9f41c856 Before players hit the field for Phase Three of offseason workouts, Monday meant meetings. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:00:33 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-hoping-to-beat-heat-during-OTAs/12c4229b-d7f5-4a8c-a72a-04bc9f41c856 Bill Voth 2017-05-22T16:00:33Z Panthers announce changes to scouting department http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-announce-changes-to-scouting-department/bb3624df-a7a3-49ea-9ca1-b93123bc04ef Changes include Mark Koncz becoming director of player personnel. Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-announce-changes-to-scouting-department/bb3624df-a7a3-49ea-9ca1-b93123bc04ef Max Henson 2017-05-22T15:00:00Z Dependable Greg Olsen still losing popularity contests http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Dependable-Greg-Olsen-still-losing-popularity-contests/1933b4f0-1b35-4861-994b-25b551b1cc87 A record three straight 1,000-yard seasons is only good for the fourth-best NFL Top 100 ranking at his position. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Dependable-Greg-Olsen-still-losing-popularity-contests/1933b4f0-1b35-4861-994b-25b551b1cc87 Bill Voth 2017-05-22T12:30:00Z Ask Bryan: Bold predictions http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Ask-Bryan-Bold-predictions/82725593-a4bd-49ba-8de5-e22e7fc3531b Senior writer Bryan Strickland takes a stab at prognosticating how a couple of things will pan out on offense and defense in 2017. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:11:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Ask-Bryan-Bold-predictions/82725593-a4bd-49ba-8de5-e22e7fc3531b Bryan Strickland 2017-05-19T15:11:00Z On the Prowl: Option an option? http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/On-the-Prowl-Option-an-option-/140b56b3-a1c0-4fa1-b415-b1f6a24f2b2d Stay up-to-date with this roundup of Panthers news from the local and national media. Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/On-the-Prowl-Option-an-option-/140b56b3-a1c0-4fa1-b415-b1f6a24f2b2d 2017-05-19T12:00:00Z Panthers claim Toby Johnson http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-claim-Toby-Johnson/24dd2da2-99b5-4d0d-a39e-0e599c69ecf7 Carolina adds former Vikings defensive tackle after waiving linebacker Kyle Kragen. Thu, 18 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-claim-Toby-Johnson/24dd2da2-99b5-4d0d-a39e-0e599c69ecf7 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-18T21:20:00Z Kelvin Benjamin: 'I need to be in the best shape of my life' http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Kelvin-Benjamin-I-need-to-be-in-the-best-shape-of-my-life/16d6b6f3-cad6-4d5b-aee7-06fc7dd58485 Wide receiver addresses concerns about his weight and talks about his desire to be a dominant player again after an up-and-down 2016 season. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:55:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Kelvin-Benjamin-I-need-to-be-in-the-best-shape-of-my-life/16d6b6f3-cad6-4d5b-aee7-06fc7dd58485 Max Henson 2017-05-18T15:55:00Z Greg Olsen leads road trip to Raleigh http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Greg-Olsen-leads-road-trip-to-Raleigh/fbb37ccf-7b32-456f-8181-daa346337e6c Tight end takes teammates backstage at Kings of Leon concert. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Greg-Olsen-leads-road-trip-to-Raleigh/fbb37ccf-7b32-456f-8181-daa346337e6c 2017-05-18T15:15:00Z Offseason keeping Gano on his toes http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Offseason-keeping-Gano-on-his-toes/d24e6fbd-adec-4eda-9640-5529078f4c9a It's been a busy spring for kicker Graham Gano, from the birth of his son to foot surgery to increased competition at his position. Wed, 17 May 2017 17:31:49 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Offseason-keeping-Gano-on-his-toes/d24e6fbd-adec-4eda-9640-5529078f4c9a Bryan Strickland 2017-05-17T17:31:49Z Mock Draft Report: Way-too-early look at 2018 http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Mock-Draft-Report-Way-too-early-look-at-2018/acbda839-fc93-4b69-8542-ea7ce474a7df Check out what analysts are already projecting for Carolina's first-round pick in 2018. Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Mock-Draft-Report-Way-too-early-look-at-2018/acbda839-fc93-4b69-8542-ea7ce474a7df Max Henson 2017-05-17T13:00:00Z Panthers sign Desean Smith, waive Pearce Slater http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-Desean-Smith-waive-Pearce-Slater/8381469d-49bb-4c02-9f30-9e58dad40464 Carolina adds rookie tight end from Louisiana State who partook in rookie minicamp as a tryout. Tue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-Desean-Smith-waive-Pearce-Slater/8381469d-49bb-4c02-9f30-9e58dad40464 Max Henson 2017-05-16T13:30:00Z