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NEWTON HEADS "TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016" LIST: The reigning league MVP becomes first Panther to top the NFL Network's annual list, which is based on player votes. READ MORE
No. 1 TO STAY: Conor Orr of NFL.com suggests that Newton has a chance to remain at the top of the list for the foreseeable future and also shares some perspective from Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey. READ MORE
NFL TOP 100 RECAP: Take a look back at the NFL Network segments for the franchise-record seven Panthers who made the list in 2016. READ MORE
KUECHLY BEST LB IN TOP 100: Speaking of seven, linebacker Luke Kuechly continued his rise on countdown, checking in at No. 7 after posting 137 tackles and four interceptions in 2015. READ MORE
OLSEN SHARES SOME INSIGHT: Who knows, maybe the local high school player that tight end Greg Olsen spent time with for The Players' Tribune series "Scouting Myself" will land in the top 100 someday.READ MORE
DEFENSE READY TO DOMINATE: Kuechly is listed among the reasons why Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News believes the Panthers' defense won't miss a beat in 2016 despite the departure of Josh Norman. READ MORE
CAROLINA'S DYNAMIC DUO: Fellow linebacker Thomas Davis is also cited, just like he and Kuechly are in Cameron DaSilva's list on FOXSports.com of the NFL's top 10 linebackers. READ MORE
AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME: Davis recently appeared on "Celebrity Family Feud" for the second consecutive year and led the NFC Defense to victory. Black and Blue Review breaks it down. READ MORE
SAFETY PLAN: With Norman and two veterans gone from the secondary, Kurt Coleman will assume more of a leadership role. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer looks at his value and his contract situation. READ MORE
BACK TO FOOTBALL, BACK TO BUSINESS: Coleman started to make his mark with the Panthers at training camp last season, and now Spartanburg is excitedly preparing for a camp that business owners believe will be a big hit for them according to the Upstate Business Journal. READ MORE
OFFENSIVE LINE PREVIEW: How will Mike Remmers bounce back? What should we expect from Daryl Williams? How is the depth along the interior? Find out in our offensive line position preview. READ MORE TIGHT ENDS PREVIEW: Will Olsen surpass 1,000 yards for the third consecutive year? Will Ed Dickson's role change? How will two rookies fit in? Find out in our position preview. READ MORE
FAMOUS FOLLOWERS: On the heels of being named the NFL's most social team, take a look at 50 of the Panthers' most famous twitter followers. READ MORE
From musicians to game shows to Olympic athletes, check out some of the famous fans that follow @Panthers.