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The Panthers have signed an offensive lineman and a wide receiver to take the roster spots of one injured lineman and one receiver who's no longer with the team. As expected, the Panthers brought up center/guard Brian Folkerts from ...
The Panthers have signed an offensive lineman and a wide receiver to take the roster spots of one injured lineman and one receiver who's no longer with the team. As expected, the Panthers brought up center/guard Brian Folkerts from the practice squad to the team's 53-man roster after left guard Amini Silatolu torn his ACL and MCL in Sunday's game at Arizona. The team has not yet assigned him the injured reserve. The team also signed wide receiver Marvin McNutt off the Dolphins practice squad. McNutt was an all-conference player at Iowa before Philadelphia drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. His signing comes a day after the Panthers released their No. 5 WR Armanti Edwards. Folkerts made the 53-man roster after final cuts in the preseason as an undrafted rookie from Washburn. He was inactive for the first two games of the season and was then assigned to the practice squad. He'll provide depth in the middle of the line, while veteran Travelle Wharton is expected to take over as the starter at left guard. The Panthers also re-signed LB Ben Jacobs to the practice squad. Carolina moved him to the 53-man roster on Saturday and released him Monday. The team also added Iowa product LB Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad. --Jonathan Jones
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You have to be kidding me...this has to be some terribly timed, out of season, April Fool's joke that is extremely distasteful and disheartening. We finally release the most polarizing bench-rider we have ever had and what do we do? Pick...
You have to be kidding me...this has to be some terribly timed, out of season, April Fool's joke that is extremely distasteful and disheartening. We finally release the most polarizing bench-rider we have ever had and what do we do? Pick up another bench-rider. And not only that but this guy is a freaking QB convert just like Edwards! Now that I'm over my agony of this pick-up let's talk intangibles: McNutt was a 6th round pick out of Iowa by the Eagles in 2012. This young man has similarities to Amarnti Edwards, Isaiah Stanback, and Denard Robinson in the sense that they all played quarter back at some point in their college careers and have been converted to wide receiver. McNutt has prototypical size for a wideout; he is 6'2" and weighs 216 with a hand size of 10". His 40-time at then 2012 NFL Draft combine was 4.54, his best 3-cone drill was 7.15, and his best broad jump was 10'2". It would also be well noted that McNutt was the 2011 Big Ten WR of the year posting: 82 receptions, 1,315 yards, and 12 touchdowns in 2011. McNutt is known as a sure handed target through his playing time at Iowa, Philadelphia, and Miami. McNutt's pro stats are non existent since he has never caught a pass in a NFL regular season game. With that being said what type of a receiver will you think McNutt will be for the Panthers? Poll What can we expect from Marvin McNutt? A Practice Squad Player A Bench Warmer Little Playing Time, More of a Depth Filler A Diamond in the Rough Our Unexpected #1 11 votes | Results
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The last two weeks have destroyed my promising start in the CSR Bloggers Pick 'Em rankings, and I just can't seem to get a handle on who the contenders and pretenders are in the very even middle of the pack. One thing I know for sure, t...
The last two weeks have destroyed my promising start in the CSR Bloggers Pick 'Em rankings, and I just can't seem to get a handle on who the contenders and pretenders are in the very even middle of the pack. One thing I know for sure, though, is that after feeding us a two-week helping of false hope the Panthers are clearly not even in the conversation. This week Oakland headlines the top risers with a nice win over division rival San Diego, jumping 7 spots. San Francisco, Cincinnati and Baltimore all followed closely with 6 spot jumps. Houston and San Diego each dropped 9 spots, Houston by way of a Sunday night beatdown by the Niners and San Diego by taking their medicine from the aforementioned Raiders. Buffalo and Atlanta dropped 6 spots, respectively, narrowly edging the Panthers' 5 spot fall. Lets not kid ourselves though. The Panthers only fell 5 because the cellar iss full and there isn't any deeper to go at the moment. Without further ado, on to the rankings! RANK TEAM COMMENT PREV TREND 1 Denver Broncos You can just tell this team believes, because even role-players are looking like superstars right now. They know they are part of something special, and I am going to call it right now: Peyton Manning is going to break every meaningful single-season passing record in the books this year, barring some catastrophic injury of course. 1 SAME 5-0 2 New Orleans Saints The Saints are for real. I can't say this enough: It is amazing to see what a difference a great coach can make to a mediocre team. This team does not look significantly different than last year's squad, except for the man prowling the sidelines. (And standout rookie Kenny Vaccaro of course) 3 UP 5-0 3 Kansas City Chiefs The Chiefs are firing on all cylinders right now. Beating up on the Titans without their starting quarterback isn't all that impressive in itself, but you can't argue with 5-0. 5 UP 5-0 4 Indianapolis Colts I really thought about leapfrogging the Chiefs and putting the Colts in the third spot. Coach Pagano said it best after the game: "This is the most resilient team that I've ever been around." I put my money on Russell Wilson to win this duel and Andrew Luck once again just showed that you should never bet against him. 6 UP 4-1 5 Seattle Seahawks This game lived up to its billing with the Russellness and friends coming up just short in a shootout against another great team. I am not dropping them too far because the 'Hawks will rebound next week against the Fitzpatrick-led Titans. I still believe the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC runs through Seattle. 2 DOWN 4-1 6 San Francisco 49ers The 49ers have been blown out by both of the two teams listed directly above them. They have responded by utterly destroying the Rams and Texans in subsequent weeks. Next week they face off against the Cardinals defense that made us look silly yesterday. It should be a great NFC West matchup. 12 UP 3-2 7 New England Patriots It is hard to fault the Patriots too much for losing a close defensive showdown in heavy rain against a very talented defensive team in Cincinnati. I don't know how they are doing it, but this defense is still looking very stout even after losing Vince Wilfork for the season. Next week's matchup will pit two future first-ballot Hall of Famers against each other in Brady and Brees. The result should answer a lot of questions about both teams. 4 DOWN 4-1 8 Cincinnati Bengals I know, I know, the Bengals just beat the Patriots, so they should be higher, right? Not until Andy Dalton gets his head on right and they show some consistency. The rain yesterday played to the Bengals strengths and the Patriots paid the price, but make no mistake: Brady will take his team farther than Dalton will. Period. 14
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Cat Scratch Reader >> Carolina Panthers sign WR Marvin McNutt
Cat Scratch Reader >> Carolina Panthers sign WR Marvin McNutt
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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are among the NFL’s undefeated teams to this point in the season, due in large part to a prolific offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Fantasy football owners that have him ha...
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are among the NFL’s undefeated teams to this point in the season, due in large part to a prolific offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Fantasy football owners that have him have surely been happy with Manning’s production this season, as he has 20 touchdown passes with just one interception, a “season-low” of 307 passing yards in a game (1,884 total passing yards) and a rushing touchdown in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys for good measure. The Broncos are heavily favored in Week 6 against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars, and quite frankly it would a huge surprise if they do not win handily and the opportunity to rest some of their regulars could come. That creates a potentially risky situation for Manning’s fantasy owners, but is benching him a realistic option? Opposing quarterbacks have had success against the Jaguars, as they have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to the position (20.2 per game, ESPN scoring) and 10 passing touchdowns allowed over their last three games (12 total this season; tied for second-most in the league). So even if Manning plays less than a full game, he should do enough to still be a top-tier fantasy quarterback this week. It would take a very gutsy fantasy owner to even consider benching the elder Manning for anything other than his bye week, let alone actually pulling the trigger on such a move. But if you are an owner considering other options, here are some signal callers that have good matchups for Week 6 that you may have alongside Manning on your roster. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, @ San Diego Chargers Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, @ Dallas Cowboys Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, vs. New York Giants Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, @ Minnesota Vikings Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, vs. St. Louis Rams For what it’s worth I have Manning in one of my leagues, with Cutler as my QB2 and I can only start one quarterback. But I am not going to put Cutler into my lineup this week, and I’m willing to bank on Manning putting up high-level numbers even if he plays less than four quarters on Sunday. Brad Berreman is a contributing writer at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bradberreman24. Related Top 10 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 6 Based on Matchups
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Written by Rich Arleo Edited by Ernie Estrella It may be hard to believe, but we are now five weeks into the NFL season. Fantasy football owners have seen a lot of disappointment from the running back position this season, but t...
Written by Rich Arleo Edited by Ernie Estrella It may be hard to believe, but we are now five weeks into the NFL season. Fantasy football owners have seen a lot of disappointment from the running back position this season, but things should get a little better in Week 6 with some big names returning from a bye week. There have been injuries and role changes in seemingly every team’s backfield, and the number of clear-cut workhorse running backs has diminished even more. Miami and Atlanta are on a bye this week, so that means Jacquizz Rodgers and Lamar Miller are out of the running. Movement in the fantasy football rankings continues, but with our help, you’ll be able to determine, which of your players look ready to start, sit or if a visit to the fantasy football waiver wire is required. Here’s a look at the 2013 Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Rankings. - The Oakland Raiders are playing well, but their backfield is ravaged with injuries. Darren McFadden is likely out again this week and replacement Rashad Jennings got owners four fantasy points before he went down with an injury himself. That leaves Marcel Reece and Jeremy Stewart as the only healthy backs. Reece deserves a look in deeper PPR leagues but that’s about it against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense. - Adrian Peterson returns from a bye to rescue fantasy owners. The Carolina Panthers have actually done well against the run, but they call him “All Day” for a reason. He’s a lock for big points every week. - Two other top 10 backs return from a bye in Doug Martin and Alfred Morris. Both have solid matchups and are must-starts. -Ray Rice is finally…finally getting the ball. His 27 Week 5 carries are just three fewer than he had in four previous games combined. Not only that, but he added six catches and found the end zone twice. He’s back to being a must-start RB1. - The New England Patriots backfield is a mess. Legarrette Blount had a big fumble in what was supposed to be a breakout game for him. If Stevan Ridley returns, he’ll likely see the majority of carries again, but he’s still sharing touches with Blount and Brandon Bolden. None of these guys are ideal this week even though the matchup isn’t terrible. - Rookie Eddie Lacy returned this week and reclaimed the starter’s role. He is a low-end RB2, high-end flex option in Week 6 against the Houston Texans. - The St. Louis Rams may have found their runner in rookie Zac Stacy. He had a solid seven fantasy points (yes…that’s solid for a running back this season) and should be added in all formats. He has a tough matchup, but is a decent flex getting the bulk of carries. Daryl Richardson is still getting work, but hasn’t gotten it done and is losing value rapidly. - Rashard Mendenhall is still starting, but Andre Ellington is probably the best runner on the Arizona Cardinals. He’s doing a lot with a little and it won’t be a surprise if he sees a rise in touches in Week 6. - The injury bug returned for Ryan Mathews and he is now out a few weeks with a concussion. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown will likely split carries moving forward. Woodhead is a good PPR start, and Brown could have sneaky value against a struggling Indianapolis Colts run defense. -Knowshon Moreno had a huge Week 5 and has cemented himself as the workhorse in Denver. Up against the Jacksonville Jaguars run defense ranked No. 32 in the league, Moreno is a borderline top 15 option. RB Rankings – Week 6 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros
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The Carolina Panthers have signed wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, taking him from the Miami Dolphins practice squad. McNutt will replace Armanti Edwards on the depth chart at wide receiver. McNutt was selected by the P...
The Carolina Panthers have signed wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, taking him from the Miami Dolphins practice squad. McNutt will replace Armanti Edwards on the depth chart at wide receiver. McNutt was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2012 draft after a season at Iowa that saw him catch 82 passes for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns. He played on the Eagles' practice squad in 2012 before making a move to Miami in the offseason. The move continues an undercurrent of size obsession in Carolina, as the 6-2 McNutt has similar size to Brandon LaFell. McNutt has not played in a regular season game, but had an impressive preseason with Miami. In the team's forth game he caught four passed for 99 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. The hilarious "WTF" element to the signing is that McNutt was a former quarterback with just three years experience playing wide receiver before the draft -- yep, connect those dots. At least he made the jump in college where Edwards made the switch in the NFL. Carolina also added center Brian Folkerts to the active roster. More from Cat Scratch Reader: Anatomy of a bad team: Panthers failed drafting over 5 years Breaking down the data: Panthers vs. Cardinals Panthers vs. Vikings NFL Capsule Cat Scratch Radio Tonight on Blog Talk Radio Carolina Panthers release Armanti Edwards, according to report
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It's October and Carolina Panthers fans are casting their eye to the draft. This has become a sorry but all-too-common state of affairs driven by a series of lackluster seasons. To understand why the team keeps failing we need to look at...
It's October and Carolina Panthers fans are casting their eye to the draft. This has become a sorry but all-too-common state of affairs driven by a series of lackluster seasons. To understand why the team keeps failing we need to look at the draft again, but this time casting our eye back at the last five years. In order to understand where the Panthers went wrong we need a point of comparison. To this end lets compare the Panthers to two organizations. The first is the Seattle Seahawks, regarded as the paragon of sensible drafting and smart moves. This is a team built from the ground up through wise decisions and deep round hits. The second we'll look at is the Miami Dolphins -- another team that has seen some ups and downs, never being truly terrible or extremely good. For obvious reasons we're leaving out the 2013 class, as it adds nothing to the comparison. Team drafting comparison 2008-12 Seattle Miami Carolina Total picks 42 41 41 QB 2 3 3 RB 3 4 3 WR 3 5 5 TE 4 3 1 OL 4 7 7 DL 9 8 7 LB 7 5 5 DB 9 6 9 ST 1 0 1 Starters 13 13 7 Still on team 22 21 14 Carolina hasn't neglected any one position when compared with its peers, they just plain suck at drafting. The story has been the same for the last three seasons where the starters look good on paper but the depth destroys the team's hopes when injuries set in. The Panthers averaged 1.4 starters per draft class over this period, compared with 2.6 from the other two organizations -- this is the problem. Carolina has a pattern of netting a single starter from their first round pick, then failing to find quality players in the latter part of the draft. From 2008-12 the Miami Dolphins' record is 38-42, while the Panthers are 35-45 -- fairly close in overall record, similar draft spots, but the Dolphins are trending upwards while Carolina is floundering in mediocrity. This is what happens when only 34-percent of your draft picks remain on the roster after five years. It takes a touch over one hour and a little initiative to gather this information on why a team has struggled for five years. Hopefully Dave Gettleman has found the same data himself and is asking serious questions about how 27 players were selected and cut without offering anything to the organization. 'Accountability' is more than a boardroom buzz word, and there needs to be more in Charlotte. More from Cat Scratch Reader: Breaking down the data: Panthers vs. Cardinals Panthers vs. Vikings NFL Capsule Cat Scratch Radio Tonight on Blog Talk Radio Carolina Panthers release Armanti Edwards, according to report College Spotlight: Tuesday Afternoon Prospect
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Howdy Carolina fans! Ah another week of football hell yeah! Well, in all honesty I don't think either of our ball clubs are really putting up the kind of season we thought they would only 7 weeks ago. The Vikes have fallend from a 10-...
Howdy Carolina fans! Ah another week of football hell yeah! Well, in all honesty I don't think either of our ball clubs are really putting up the kind of season we thought they would only 7 weeks ago. The Vikes have fallend from a 10-6 record to 1-3 and the Panthers with their first pick QB and strong defensive draft just don't seem to be rising as quickly as anyone expected. Now I live down in Wilmington so I get inundated with Panther information, but I still think some discussion on our favorite teams can't go wrong. So the meat of this post, I'm here to answer any burning questions you might have about the Vikings. Is AD as awesome as everyone says?! (yes) is Ponder truly the antichrist in QB form (yes, but he has a smoking hot wife..) Could our secondary be mistaken for a troop of kids on a school bus from St. Mary's school for the blind? (yep!) and is there any chance we won't pick or sack Cam (Nope!) The Vikings as usualy seem to have a bevy of probowl talent on their team stuck together with abysmal coaching and crappy outside play. Out Line backers are currently a steaming dumpster fire of excrement and are a big part of our problems so far this season. The good news fot the Vike's is that even with Ponder in, we still some how score an impressive amount of points. The bad news? It's still not enough to shore up our defense, who are about as effective as Hellen Keller playing tag, alone, in a room full of broken glass So feel free to ask anything you want, I'm here all week. On the topic of asking questions though I have to ask a few myself. First, does your coach understand he can actually draft offensive players? Oh and how are you all liking Star? I really wanted him this year (I also wanted Keuchley last year).. Your defense seems pretty stout what is the spot the Vikings should look at exploiting on Sunday? When do you think you'll make a play off appearance? Super Bowl? Olson or Smith, who do you think is more important, and for Gods sake when will you get rid of that ineffective two headed monster in Deangelo and Mr. Injury.. I think the Vikes pull this one out. We some how keep putting points on the board and I just don't think you all have the weapons to keep up. This however will 100% change if Ponder is tossing the pig skin though. If Ponder is QB then expect some look out blocks and maybe AD to actually rip his head off his shoulders when he throws his first pick. It's gonna happen. I see the Vikes 24-17. What do you all think? Skol!! And here's to no injuries!
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