Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th127.2 (7th)219.4 (19th)
Defense10th112.0 (16th)227.8 (11th)


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Panthers pick up option on Luke Kuechly contract
by Marty Gitlin |

What was promised by general manager Dave Gettleman is now official - the Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of standout linebacker Luke Kuechly, per the team website.

The two-time Pro Bowler has led the NFL in tackles in two of his three seasons and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. He has racked up 473 tackles since 2012, the most in the NFL.

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Panthers RB Stewart could be featured in 2015
by Marty Gitlin |

Though Panthers coach Ron Rivera has stated he would like to continue using a two-back system, the loss of DeAngelo Williams to Pittsburgh has Jonathan Stewart as the featured back at the moment. Stewart can sense the difference.

"It's going to be weird," he told the team website. "Just coming up here today for the first team workouts and my locker buddy was gone after seven years. Obviously, it's different, but it's part of the business.

"It's a different situation with what transpired this offseason. When things like that happen, it opens opportunities for other people."

Steward seemed to earn the opportunity late last season to be featured. He rushed for 486 yards on 91 carries over the last five games.

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Panthers LB Luke Kuechly not worried about long-term deal
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, speaking to reporters after the team's voluntary workouts on Monday, said that he's not concerned about his long-term contract situation, per the Charlotte Observer

General manager Dave Gettleman has said the team plans to pick up Kuechly's fifth-year option, and the team has a May 3 deadline to do so. The team will then have Kuechly under contract through the 2016 season. 

"I'm honestly not worried about it," he said. "I'm just here to run around and play football."

In three seasons, Kuechly has totaled 473 tackles, six sacks and seven interceptions.

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WR Greg Jennings still available on free-agent market
by Jason Butt |

Greg Jennings is back home in Minnesota but still without a new NFL team. 

The free-agent receiver recently visited the Saints but left without signing a contract, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jennings has also visited the Dolphins, Panthers and Jaguars

Jennings caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Assuming he does find a team for 2015, Jennings will enter his 10th NFL season. 

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