Carolina Panthers

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


Sun Sep 7
W 20 - 14at TB
Sun Sep 14
W 24 - 7DET
Sun Sep 21
L 37 - 19PIT
Sun Sep 28
L 38 - 10at BAL
Sun Oct 5
W 31 - 24CHI
Sun Oct 12
37 - 37at CIN
Sun Oct 19
L 38 - 17at GB
Sun Oct 26
L 13 - 9SEA
Thu Oct 30
L 28 - 10NO
Mon Nov 10
L 45 - 21at PHI
Sun Nov 16
L 19 - 17ATL
Sun Nov 30
L 31 - 13at MIN
Sun Dec 7
W 41 - 10at NO
Sun Dec 14
W 19 - 17TB
Sun Dec 21
W 17 - 13CLE
Sun Dec 28
W 34 - 3at ATL
Sat Jan 3
W 27 - 16ARI
Sat Jan 10
L 31 - 17at SEA


New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
NFL on Panthers' Greg Hardy: He hasn't been disciplined
by Jason Butt |

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy reportedly is ready to immediately file for reinstatement from the Commissioner's Exempt list. However, the NFL's stance at this time is that there is nothing for Hardy to be reinstated from.

“He hasn’t been disciplined," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Charlotte Observer. "There is nothing for him to seek reinstatement from at this point."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell placed Hardy on the Commissioner's Exempt list early this season. Hardy was accused of assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, and was found guilty by a judge last summer. However, upon appeal to a jury, the case was dismissed after Holder failed to show up to court and shut off communication with the prosecution. 

Hardy wants to be reinstated to the 53-man roster now that a federal judge ruled in favor of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in his case against the NFL. Judge David Doty ruled that an NFL arbitrator wrongly upheld the league's suspension against him and referred his case back to the collective bargaining agreement. 

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After Peterson ruling, Hardy reportedly seeks reinstatement
by Jason Butt |

With a federal judge tossing out an NFL arbitrator's decision to uphold Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will seek immediate reinstatement to the league, according to a report from ESPN

Both Peterson and Hardy have been on the Commissioner's Exempt list following off-field legal issues. Peterson pleaded no contest to reckless assault on his son, which originally stemmed from child abuse allegations. 

Hardy was charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend and found guilty by a North Carolina judge. Hardy appealed the ruling to a jury, though the prosecution threw the case out once Hardy's ex, Nicole Holder, failed to show to court or cooperate in the case. 

Judge David Doty ruled in favor of Peterson, which opens the door to his reinstatement to the league. The arbitrator's ruling that allowed the NFL to uphold the suspension has been thrown out, sending the case back to the collective bargaining agreement. 

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Report: Panthers interested in WR/KR Ted Ginn
by Jason Butt |

The Browns aren't the only ones reportedly interested in receiver/kick returner Ted Ginn

According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are also interested in possibly acquiring Ginn. Ginn was released by the Cardinals on Monday and is now a free agent. 

Ginn spent the 2013 season with the Panthers and had his second-best season as a receiver, catching 36 passes for 556 yards and five touchdowns. His touchdown total was a single-season best with his yardage total second to his output in 2008 with the Dolphins (790). 

Ginn was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Dolphins. He was traded from Miami to the 49ers in 2010 and spent three years in San Francisco. He was with the Cardinals this past season and caught 14 passes for 190 yards and had one punt return for a touchdown. 

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Report: OT Michael Oher visits Panthers
by Jason Butt |

Offensive tackle Michael Oher visited the Panthers recently, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson

Oher spent the 2014 season with the Titans after signing a four-year, $20 million deal. However, Oher did not live up to expectations and was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury after Tennessee's first 11 games. 

Oher was waived-injured by the Titans earlier this offseason. 

Oher spent his first five NFL seasons with the Ravens before signing with the Titans. 

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Report: Panthers tell Byron Bell he won't be re-signed
by Shawn Krest |

The Panthers will be looking for a new left tackle, according to a report by Steve Reed of the Associated Press. According to a source familiar with the situation, the Panthers informed Byron Bell that he would not be re-signed.  

Bell played 15 games at left tackle last season, after playing right tackle for the Panthers the previous three seasons.

Monday night, Bell posted a farewell message on Instagram, saying, "It's been real in Carolina now time to see where the Lord takes me next! Can't be mad. 4 years would love more but hey it is what it is." 

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