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Restocking the Cupboard

In an offseason full of player turnover, Carolina will look to their new draftees to provide a big role in the 2014 campaign. In addition to their six draft picks, the team signed nine undrafted free agents to contracts. In 2013, undrafted free agents like Robert Lester and Melvin White became starters at the end of…

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Breaking Benjamin

Frame does not a receiver make. In the quest to replace Steve Smith, Dave Gettleman stayed true to his mantra and drafted one of the largest receivers available with his first pick. At 6’5’ 240, Kelvin Benjamin is the big target that Carolina has spent the better part of ten years looking for… at least…

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Exercising His Option

                Cam’s rookie deal came on the coattails of the new collective bargaining deal, limiting the amount of money newly drafted players can earn. While the 2010 number one pick, Sam Bradford, signed a 6 year, 78 million dollar contract a year earlier; Cam was forced to settle for 4 years and 22 million with…

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Two in the Chamber: Panthers Sign Underwood and Cotchery

Carolina has been the butt of many jokes this offseason regarding their free agency activity. After releasing Steve Smith and choosing not to resign LaFell, Hixon, or Ginn, the receiving situation was looking dire. As targets continued to sign with other teams, fans became increasingly frustrated with the makeup of the team, but it’s what…

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Ron Rivera Signs Contract Extension

After two tough seasons, Rivera finally broke down the wall in his third, earning a contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through the 2017 season. With one year remaining on his contract, Dave Gettleman opted to go ahead and lock Ron up for three additional years. When Dave was hired, Ron’s status…