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5-11, 4th in NFC South
Jackson, McCaffrey among players who leapt to superstardom (1:10)
10h

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he'd like to have recently retired Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly on his staff at some point. "I hope he sticks around. He came in the other day and was watching tape with our coaches. I hope I can convince him to coach with us at some time.'' Kuechly has other options as well, including broadcasting.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Panthers DE Julius Peppers has been selected to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Peppers finished his career ranked fourth on the NFL's all-time sack list with 159.5 and is considered a sure-fire first-ballot selection for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is Carolina's all-time sack leader with 97.

Clark: Panthers can start over at QB with new coach (1:23)
7d

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer said new Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow will be aggressive just like he was at Baylor under Matt Rhule, Carolina's new head coach: “He'll give you a lot of looks. He'll blitz you from every which direction. He's similar to coach Rhule. He's passionate and real intense. He'll get the best out of his players. He knows what he's doing and he's had success everywhere he's been.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Piecing together the Panthers' new staff under coach Matt Rhule. Many were with Rhule at Baylor. Here's a look at those that have been reported: OC – Joe Brady (LSU); DC – Phil Snow (Baylor); Defensive run game coordinator – Al Holcomb (Browns); Defensive line – Mike Phair (Colts); Asst. defensive line -- Frank Okam (Baylor); Cornerbacks – Evan Cooper (Baylor); Wide receivers – Frisman Jackson (Baylor); Director of Football operations – Sean Padden (Baylor).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers DC Phil Snow and his philosophy as he told the team: "Everybody talks about playing hard, but they don't. A lot of people say they do it and they don't even come close. There is a lot of preparation that goes into doing that. So, that's No. 1. No. 2 is how physical you've got to play the game. You can't be good on defense if you are not physical.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers made official the hiring of former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow as the DC under Matt Rhule. Snow was the DC under Rhule at Temple and Baylor in rebuilding programs. They first were together at UCLA in 2001 where Snow was the DC and Rhule the defensive line coach. That team led the Pac-10 in total defense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers are hiring Steelers executive Samir Suleiman for player negotiators and salary cap management, a league source told ESPN‘s Jeremy Fowler.

Bruschi: Kuechly made the right decision to retire (1:11)
9d

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what we learned from new Panthers OC Joe Brady: 1. Being the NFL's youngest (30) OC doesn't matter to him, work ethic and dedication does; 2. He's not married to a system as much as he is playing to the strengths of his players; 3. He can't give an educated answer on Cam Newton's future with the team until he knows more; 4. He can't wait to work with Christian McCaffrey; 5. He's opened a few wrong doors trying to find his new office.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers OC Joe Brady says he may be an ‘'offensive coordinator now but I still work like I'm a graduate assistant.'' Not into labeling his style of offense or system.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady says he hasn't been here long enough to to address plans for Cam Newton and the quarterback position.

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11d

McCaffrey opts to skip Pro Bowl; Kamara gets nod

All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey decided not to play in the Pro Bowl because Carolina's spring workouts have been moved up two weeks after the team hired a new head coach in Matt Rhule.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers announced the hiring of Joe Brady as their new offensive coordinator. On being the league's youngest OC, Brady told the team: ‘'Look, I've prepared for this moment since I got into coaching. I never thought about my age or talked about my age. The players I coach and the people I work with – they've never thought about my age as a downfall.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose racing career was cut short by concussions, told reporters on Wednesday at the NASCAR HOF he was relieved that Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (3 recorded concussions) announced his retirement at 28. “When you get in those types of situations that he was in, you have to make some difficult choices, and I think he made the right one,'' Earnhardt said. “I feel like that a lot of people can learn from that. He set an amazing example for a lot of young folks to follow.''

Stephen A.: NFL should have been addressing CTE years earlier (1:47)
13d

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.120th
Rushing Yards113.714th
Points For21.320th
Points Against29.4