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On The Prowl 3/11: Newton Inspires Bryce Harper

Posted Mar 11, 2016

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BRYCE HARPER PRAISES CAM NEWTON: Baseball's reigning MVP is drawing inspiration from his NFL counterpart. "I love the way Cam goes about it," Bryce Harper told ESPN's Tim Keown. "He smiles, he laughs. It's that flair. The dramatic." Harper hopes to make an impact on baseball the same way Newton adds excitement to the NFL. "If a guy pumps his fist at me on the mound, I'm going to go, 'Yeah, you got me. Good for you. Hopefully I get you next time.' That's what makes the game fun." READ MORE

CLEMSON PASS RUSHERS ON PANTHERS' RADAR? Breakout years for Clemson defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd could lead to intrigue when the Panthers pick 30th in next month's draft. READ MORE

DODD COULD BE GOOD FOR PANTHERS: David Newton of ESPN writes that Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd could make for a good fit - and a good story - for Carolina. READ MORE

SPECIAL TAX ADVICE: When the Panthers have a questions about taxes and finance, they can turn to long snapper J.J. Jansen. READ MORE

NEWTON COURTSIDE FOR FINAL KOBE-LEBRON MATCHUP: Cam Newton, currently in Los Angeles filming his television show for Nickelodeon, was in attendance for Thursday night's Cavaliers-Lakers game, the final matchup between Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. Both NBA superstars took a moment to meet with Newton. READ MORE

PANTHERS BRING BACK JOHNSON: Veteran defensive end, who was released last week, signs a team-friendly deal with the franchise he simply couldn't turn away from. READ MORE

JAGUARS SIGN NORTMAN: After four seasons as Carolina's punter, Brad Nortman agreed to a four-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Panthers signed punter Swayze Waters to a one-year contract in February. READ MORE

PANTHERS RE-SIGN WEBB: Joe Webb, a quarterback who evolved into a special teams stalwart last season will remain with the Panthers after signing a two-year contract. READ MORE

PANTHERS SIGN GRADKOWSKI: Gino Gradkowski, a former fourth-round draft pick who can play all interior line positions, signed a three-year deal with Panthers. READ MORE

PANTHERS SIGN TOLBERT: Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert was poised to become a free agent but reached a two-year deal that will keep his unique skill set in Carolina. READ MORE