2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3rd in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey likes what he's seen of new Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold at the end of off-season workouts. ‘'You can tell he's dialed in,'' the Pro Bowl running back said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers QB Sam Darnold says he will keep whether he gets vaccinated to himself after saying last week he had not been vaccinated. Regarding the NFL's COViD-19 protocols for unvaccinated players that came out today Darnold admitted some smart people came up with the guidelines and he knows it will impact him and the team.

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9dDavid Newton

Panthers' Anderson sees new 'glow' in Darnold

Panthers receiver Robby Anderson said Tuesday he sees "a new energy .. like a glow, charisma that I didn't really see in New York" out of Sam Darnold.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers LT Cam Erving revealed RT Taylor Moton's nickname is "Franchise'' after Moton received the franchise tag. Will he get a new long-term deal or play under the tag? "I don't know what's going to have with the deal situation,'' Moton said. "Right now I'm focused on being the best Taylor Moton I can be on the field. They can call me what they want. Franchise is definitely a nickname I've got to get a little used to.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson felt with his experience in the league he was fine with missing the voluntary portion of OTAs. He wanted to keep his training routine, which he didn't reveal. He says the coaches were OK with him not reporting until Tuesday for the start of a three-day mandatory camp.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers OC Joe Brady isn't planning to change how he uses running back Christian McCaffrey in terms of work load just because his star had three injuries that forced him to miss 13 games in 2020.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady didn't want to get into why the team moved on from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater or why new quarterback Sam Darnold struggled with the New York Jets. But Brady likes what he's seen of Darnold thus far in OTAs, starting with his arm strength.

TJ Olsen surprises siblings with news of finding heart donor (0:27)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The second half of Sam Darnold's couch still hasn't arrived and it's been three weeks since the Panthers quarterback told media he was waiting on it. He's not worried about it now, but if it's not here by training camp, well, he'll take some action.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold says he hasn't gotten the vaccine for Covid-19 yet. He's still evaluating the situation. Coach Matt Rhule said he isn't telling any players they have to get the shot, allowing them to make their own informed decision.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow doesn't want to pigeonhole second-year player Jeremy Chinn into one position because Chinn can play so many places. But he did say the goal is to play Chinn back at safety and move him up to linebacker versus playing from linebacker back as was the case last season.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner David Tepper once said he wanted to put a domed stadium in Charlotte. But after Covid-19 and a few years of experiencing the great weather in the area he said ‘'there's no way in hell'' he would build a domed stadium. His 5-10 year plan to build a new stadium period also appears to be on hold.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife, Nicole, donated an additional $500,000 to Rock Hill's Miracle Park on top of the $200,000 donated by Panthers Charities.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina Panthers Charities, the charitable arm of the NFL team owned by David Tepper, on Tuesday made a $200,000 contribution to Rock Hill's Miracle Park. The park will be a place where people with different abilities can participate in a full range of sports. Rock Hill will be the new home of the team's headquarters in 2023.

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16dDavid Newton

Ex-Panthers LB's car wrecked after break-in

Retired Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis turned to social media Tuesday to locate people who broke into his garage, stole and wrecked his high-priced McLaren.

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17dDavid Newton

Ex-TE Olsen's son thankful after heart transplant

TJ Olsen, the son of retired Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, gave a touching thanks from his hospital bed to all those who have supported him during his heart transplant.

Team Stats

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

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