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7-9, 2nd in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers statement on guard Taylor Hearn, who was caught on camera getting knocked out in a street fight in Augusta, Ga.: ‘'We are aware of the video, and have been in contact with Taylor and the league about the incident. We will have no further comment at this time.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says on his latest YouTube video that he hired a person a few weeks ago to work with his shoulder whenever "I need him.'' "The techniques he's doing is kind of new, but he's put an old twist to it, as well,'' Newton said. The 2015 NFL MVP sometimes undergoes treatment three times a day. He likes the results so far. "Without my shoulder, I'm pretty much done,'' Newton said. He also has gone vegan and hopes to get to the 235- to 238-pound range this offseason. The lowest he got last season was 242.

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Cards' Suggs rejected 'handsome' Ravens offer

Veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs said Thursday afternoon that he turned down a "handsome" offer from the Baltimore Ravens and decided at the last minute to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, his hometown team.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have released left tackle Mart Kalil, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. This clears $7.25 in salary cap space. It is a post-June 1 designation. Not a surprise considering Carolina re-signed tackle Daryl Williams. Ian Rapoport forêt reported.

0:27

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's Christian Wilkins doesn't know where he'll be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He just hopes it's one spot ahead of fellow Tigers' defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell to avoid the grief he will take. ‘'Just for the life of me I hope Clelin doesn't get drafted before me,'' Wilkins said at Clemson Pro Day. ‘'I will be the most upset human being in the world.'' Ferrell wasn't surprised by Wilkins' tongue-in-cheek remark, saying, ‘'I could care less where we get drafted.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Christian McCaffrey was the first member of the Panthers to reach out in a text to Matt Paradis after he reached a three-year, $27 million deal to join the team. McCaffrey's offseason home is in Denver, where Paradis played prior to joining Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers center Matt Paradis said at his introductory press conference the rehab from a broken fibula suffered last season with the Broncos is going well, that the timeline for a full return are not set in stone. He hopes to be fully cleared in June.. "It's moving great. We're ahead of schedule.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Center Matt Paradis officially has signed his 3-year, $27 million contract with the Panthers. Next step is to complete rehab from broken fibula suffered last season with the Broncos. He was signed to replace retired Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant said he is getting closer to being able to perform football drills after having surgery to repair a torn right pectoral in January. The Panthers are one of the NFl teams he met with at the combine. Teammate Dexter Lawrence told me he'a set up an official visit with the Panthers.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence participate in a defensive line drill at Clemson Pro Day. Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant have not participated in any drills. Lawrence tweaked a hamstring running the 40 at NFL combine.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson defensive linemen (l-r) Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence at Pro Day. All are wearing their Power Ranger headband. General manager Marty Hurney and defensive coordinator Eric Washington are among the Panthers' reps here. Carolina is looking for an edge rusher with the 16th pick. Wilkins and Ferrell could fit the profile and play in a 4-3 or 3-4.

Who are the winners and losers of free agency? (2:00)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN's Roster Management the Panthers had $12,417,567 in cap space after agreeing to terms with former Denver center Matt Paradis, who got a three-year, $27 million deal with $12 million guaranteed and a $9 million signing bonus. With the one-year, $6 million deal tackle Daryl Williams is getting to re-sign, and the need to set $5 million or so aside for rookies, the Panthers have made their big moves in free agency barring a big cut (See T Matt Kalil). Goal No. 1 of protecting Cam Newton accomplished. Edge rusher up next in the draft.

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Source: RT Williams re-signs with Panthers

Coming off an injury-plagued 2018 season, right tackle Daryl Williams is re-signing with the Carolina Panthers on a one-year deal, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers are re-signing tackle Daryl Williams to a prove it one-year deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A league source told ESPN.com the deal is worth $6 million. Whether that impacts keeping left tackle Matt Kalil remains to be seen. There was speculation Taylor Moton could be moved to the left side and Williams resume his spot at right where he was before injuries last season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching the live stream of the South Carolina Governor and other state officials talking about how much they want the Panthers' new headquarters to be built in York or Lancaster (S.C.) County shows how far the popularity of the Panthers has grown since the team began playing in 1995. I remember former University of South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee refusing to allow the team to play its inaugural season in Columbia (S.C.) while the stadium in Charlotte was being built. He called the team the "Charlotte'' Panthers and not Carolina Panthers even though founder Jerry Richardson built the team to represent both Carolinas.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

South Carolina governor Henry McMaster, in a press conference after meeting with Panthers' owner David Tepper in Columbia, sounds optimistic the necessary state laws will be adjusted to build the team's new headquarters in York or Lancaster County, S.C. “It is a reality,'' McMaster said. He added that the Panthers would invest $150 million in building the facility over a four-year period. There will be 150 employees and an annual estimated payroll of $190 million a year. The state-of-the-art facility would be surrounded by hotels, restaurants and other ancillary facilities. “We're very hopeful this will come about,'' McMaster said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner David Tepper is meeting today with the governor of South Carolina and other state officials in Columbia to discuss building his new team headquarters in York County, S.C., and what tax incentives and state laws need to be adjusted to make that feasible. This has been on Tepper's agenda since he purchased the team last year. He wants to build a state-of-the art headquarters and practice facility similar to what the Dallas Cowboys have.

0:58

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said at his ‘'United as One'' kickoff campaign he ‘'for sure'' is going to be ready play this season after undergoing shoulder surgery for the second time in three off seasons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

With Matt Paradis' yearly average of $9 million on his three-year deal, the newest member of the Panthers is tied for seventh among NFL centers. New Buffalo center Mitch Morse leads the way with an average of $11.125 million. Retired Panthers center Ryan Kalil was averaging $8.375 million last season. That ranked 10th at his position.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.816th
Rushing Yards133.54th
Points For23.5Tied-14th
Points Against23.919th