If you hadn’t heard, there is quite a bit of turnover happening at Bank of America Stadium this offseason – and if you haven’t been able to follow along on your phone this week as the NFL’s legal tampering period opened and the team hurtled towards the NFL’s league year opening at 4p Wednesday afternoon, we’ve got you covered with all of the news on who’s staying and who’s going (SPOILERS: Lots of folks are going) in Carolina in 2020.
Please note that because of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, most official moves will likely be delayed as players struggle to get physicals, travel to sign contracts and overall try to find their way in this frustrating and deeply troubled time.
The NFL issued the following guidelines earlier this week:
“During the upcoming free agency period, which begins on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, NFL clubs may not bring any free agent player to a club facility or other location to meet with club personnel. Further, club personnel, including members of the club medical staff, may not travel to any location to meet with or conduct a medical examination of a free agent player.
The NFL and NFLPA are developing protocols that will provide clubs with opportunities to review a free agent player’s medical records from his prior club(s) and to arrange for a free agent player to have a medical exam in the player’s home city or at another nearby location. These steps are consistent with those announced last Friday for club contact with draft-eligible college players.”
So you’ll have to rely on our sources and unofficial reports from national outposts for the time being until moves become official via team announcement:
- Panthers agree to terms with DE Stephen Weatherly and S Juston Burris.
- Panthers release special teams ace S Colin Jones
- CB James Bradberry agrees to terms with the Giants and Mario Addison agrees to terms with the Buffalo Bills.
- Panthers announce they are allowing Cam Newton to seek a trade. The former MVP says he’s blindsided by this and did not ask to be traded.
- Panthers agree to terms on three-year/$63m contract with QB Teddy Bridgewater.
- Gerald McCoy heads to Dallas on a three-year deal worth $20m.
- DT Vernon Butler agrees to two-year/$18m deal with the Buffalo Bills.
- Sources tell The Riot Report Panthers are no longer “in the mix” to sign Greg Van Roten.
- Panthers re-sign S Tre Boston to three-year deal.
- Panthers release S Eric Reid only 13 months after signing the 28-year old safety.
- Panthers agree to terms with former Raven WR Seth Roberts.
- Panthers added G John Miller, who was cut by the Bengals, with a reported one-year, $4m deal.
- Former Saints and Temple wide receiver Keith Kirkwood agrees to a one-year deal.
- Panthers sign WR/Returner Pharoh Cooper to a one-year deal.
- TE Seth DeValve has agreed to terms with the Panthers. The former Jaguar had 12 catches in 12 games last season and contributed on special teams in his previous stop in Cleveland, where he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft.
- Carolina has signed the best player from the XFL, which announced last week that it would not finish it’s inaugural season, to a two-year deal as quarterback PJ Walker agrees to terms with the Panthers.
- Tahir Whitehead may be the Luke Kuechly replacement – at least in the short-term – as the LB has had over 100 tackles each of the past four seasons.
- Kyle Allen has been traded to Washington for a fifth-round pick as the Panthers likely replaced him on the QB depth chart with Walker.
- The Cam Newton Era has ended in Charlotte.
- The Panthers make their biggest free agent wide receiver signing….ever?
- Panthers signed DT Zach Kerr, formerly of the Cardinals, to a two-year deal – they’ve also brought back WR DeAndrew White, who contributed on special teams in 2019 for the Panthers.