Carolina Panthers : News News from the Carolina Panthers Panthers OTA Observations: Day 1 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 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-23T18:20:00Z Energetic Russell Shepard immediately stands out 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 Max Henson 2017-05-23T18:00:00Z Thomas Davis fending off offense and defense 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 Bill Voth 2017-05-23T16:30:00Z Five moves that could resurrect winning ways 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 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-22T19:53:23Z Panthers hoping to beat heat during OTAs Before players hit the field for Phase Three of offseason workouts, Monday meant meetings. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:00:33 GMT Bill Voth 2017-05-22T16:00:33Z Panthers announce changes to scouting department Changes include Mark Koncz becoming director of player personnel. Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT Max Henson 2017-05-22T15:00:00Z Dependable Greg Olsen still losing popularity contests 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 Bill Voth 2017-05-22T12:30:00Z Ask Bryan: Bold predictions 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 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-19T15:11:00Z On the Prowl: Option an option? Stay up-to-date with this roundup of Panthers news from the local and national media. Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT 2017-05-19T12:00:00Z Panthers claim Toby Johnson Carolina adds former Vikings defensive tackle after waiving linebacker Kyle Kragen. Thu, 18 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT Bryan Strickland 2017-05-18T21:20:00Z Kelvin Benjamin: 'I need to be in the best shape of my life' 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 Max Henson 2017-05-18T15:55:00Z Greg Olsen leads road trip to Raleigh Tight end takes teammates backstage at Kings of Leon concert. Thu, 18 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:15:00Z Offseason keeping Gano on his toes 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 Bryan Strickland 2017-05-17T17:31:49Z Mock Draft Report: Way-too-early look at 2018 Check out what analysts are already projecting for Carolina's first-round pick in 2018. Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT Max Henson 2017-05-17T13:00:00Z Panthers sign Desean Smith, waive Pearce Slater Carolina adds rookie tight end from Louisiana State who partook in rookie minicamp as a tryout. Tue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT Max Henson 2017-05-16T13:30:00Z