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Panthers Sign TE Greg Olsen To A Three-Year Extension

The Carolina Panthers announced that they have signed TE Greg Olsen to a three-year contract extension. Olsen receives a three-year contract worth $22.5 million, which includes a signing bonus of $12 million. Olsen will be under team contract through the 2018 season and will make an annual salary of $7.5 million. “It’s really a dream come true,” Olsen said. “Since ...

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NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Byron Maxwell, Draft, Falcons, & Jets

Greg Hardy League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that free agent DE Greg Hardy will be able to sign a contract with a new team, even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. “There’s nothing to prevent a player on the Exempt list without a contract from signing a new one,” Aiello said, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press. Byron Maxwell Seahawks free ...

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NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Draft, Devin McCourty, Patriots & Saints

Peyton Manning Peyton Manning tells Mike Klis of the Denver Post that he’s excited to be back with the Broncos next year, but wouldn’t discuss his new contract with the team. “I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in 18 years and I’m not going to start now,”Manning said Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve been working real hard and I’m ...

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2015 NFL Offseason Tracker

Here’s our Offseason Tracker that will be updated with all of the 2015 NFL Free Agent signings, trades and roster cuts. If you notice anyone missing, please let us know in the comments below. 2015 Future/Reserve Tracker Top 100 Free Agents list Complete List of 2015 NFL Free Agents 49ers 49ers signed Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. (NFLTR) 49ers signed DL Darnell Dockett. (NFLTR) – Update ...

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Panthers Re-Sign DT Colin Cole To A One-Year Deal

According to ESPN’s  John Clayton (per David Newton) the Carolina Panthers have re-signed DT Colin Cole to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. Clayton adds that Cole’s new contract will carry a cap figure of $665,000 for the 2015 season. (per Newton) Cole, 34, agreed to a one-year deal with the Panthers last year, so he’s clearly on a year-to-year basis with ...

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Report: Panthers Not Planning To Re-Sign DE Greg Hardy

Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review, citing multiple league sources, reports that the Panthers are no longer interested in trying to re-sign free agent DE Greg Hardy. “According to multiple league sources, some momentum did build for a Hardy return in the days after his legal situation was cleared up,” Voth writes. “But, sources say, that slim possibility ...

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NFL Notes: Broncos, Lions, Packers, Panthers, & Ravens

Broncos Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that it’s a “safe bet” the Broncos will be applying the franchise tag to WR Demaryius Thomas. Lions Even with the recent release of Reggie Bush, Michael Rothstein doesn’t see the Lions using their first-round pick on a running back. Instead, Rothstein suggests an either offensive or defensive lineman would make sense in ...

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Panthers DE Greg Hardy Will Seek Immediate Reinstatement

Update: Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Panthers DE Greg Hardy and his attorney’s met with representatives from the NFLPA on Thursday regarding his situation. According to Pelissero, a grievance could be filed on his behalf. However, Mike Garafolo mentions that Hardy’s attempt to use the ruling from Judge David Doty ruling as a reason why he should be reinstated is “faulty ...

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Panthers & Browns Interested In Veteran WR Ted Ginn Jr

Update: Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers are also among the interested teams in recently released WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. I speculated earlier in the day that the Panthers could be a team to have some interest in Ginn given that he had a good amount of success in Carolina before joining the Cardinals as a free agent ...

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Free Agent OT Michael Oher Visited With The Panthers

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that free agent OT Michael Oher recently visited with the Carolina Panthers. Wilson’s sources told him that Oher is completely healthy from now. There was some speculation in recent days that the Panthers could consider a reasonably priced veteran offensive tackle like Oher, so it’s interesting to hear that he met with the team just a ...

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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Jets, Panthers, & Raiders

Cardinals Mike Jurecki reports that the Cardinals are looking at free agent guards and centers. According to Jurecki, Cardinals G Paul Fanaika will test the free agent market and could have a couple suitors. Jets Brian Costello of the New York Post offers some of his takeaways regarding the Jets after speaking to people at the Combine. The Jets are ...

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NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Giants, Jets, & Panthers

Bengals Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com expects G Clint Boling, MLB Rey Maualuga, and K Mike Nugent to all test the free agent market. Bills Mike Rodak reports that the Bills have expressed interest re-signing DL Jarius Wynn and LB Larry Dean. Rodak adds that there hasn’t been any movement with free agent G Erik Pears. Giants Dan Graziano of ESPN expects LB Mathias Kiwanuka, OL J.D. Walton, and possibly LB Jon Beason to ...

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Panthers Releasing RB DeAngelo Williams

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams tells Molly Grantham that the team has informed him that they play to release him. David Newton reports that a Panthers spokesman said Williams hasn’t officially been released. However, Newton mentions that this doesn’t mean he won’t be. There had been talk that Williams could be on the chopping block this offseason, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. ...

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Report: Despite Meeting At Combine, Panthers & Cam Newton Did Not Discuss A New Contract

Update: David Newton of ESPN reports that although the Panthers met with QB Cam Newton‘s representatives  at the Combine this past weekend, his contract didn’t come up in conversation. Newton writes that neither the Panthers nor Newton are in a hurry to work out an agreement on a long-term contract at this point in time. This fits with previous reports that have said there ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Colts, Falcons, Giants, & Panthers

Draft Oregon QB Marcus Mariota said that he’s met with Eagles QBs coach Ryan Day, but not HC Chip Kelly. (Albert Breer) Louisville WR DeVante Parker said he has met with the Raiders, Vikings and Dolphins so far. (Dane Brugler) Maryland WR Deon Long has met with the Ravens, and will meet with the Redskins. (Aaron Wilson) Colts Colts GM Ryan Grigson said that ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Chiefs, Falcons, Giants, & Panthers

Draft Jeremy Fowler spoke with an NFL scouting director who said that this receiver class is “very good and — not as good as last year, but closer than you’d think.“ 49ers New HC Jim Tomsula says that they will keep their 3-4 defense in place next year. Tomsula said that talks are “ongoing” with RB Frank Gore and their other free agents. ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Buccaneers, & Titans

Draft Arizona State OL Jamil Douglas has already interviewed with the Packers, Ravens, Lions, Browns, Chiefs, Patriots, and Panthers. (Chase Goodbread) Bears New Bears GM Ryan Pace was also reluctant to refer to Jay Cutler as the team’s starting quarterback. (Kevin Patra) Pace says that they will take their time with Cutler. Pace also wouldn’t offer any details about WR Brandon Marshall‘s ...

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