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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:47:14 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) tested his surgically repaired ankle Tuesday, June 17, and did more than head coach Ron Rivera was expecting. Newton did not participate in any team drills after taking three and five-step drops on passes to wide receivers. "I think I'm on schedule to make a speedy recovery," Newton said after practice. "We are in the last curve and I am just trying to be smart about it, do everything that the trainers ask of me and more and see where that gets me."
Fantasy Tip: Newton appears to be right on track in his recovery from ankle surgery. As long as there are no setbacks, he should be good to go for training camp.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:04:40 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach head coach Ron Rivera said he believes QB Cam Newton (ankle) is on or ahead of schedule in his four-month recovery schedule. "We feel pretty comfortable," Rivera said. "We feel he's headed in the right direction."
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:15:29 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said it is more important to protect QB Cam Newton than to get another offensive weapon. "I think protecting him (is more important),"Rivera said. "You have so many opportunities to get play makers on the field. Other than the quarterback there are five other guys who can make plays for you. I think right now what we've done is bring in guys who have the ability to make plays for us. I feel very comfortable with that."
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:34:53 -0700
Contrary to previous reports, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team would be interested in free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles). "We'd be interested. He's an intriguing player and we'll take a look at him," Rivera said. "I just got word and this is surprising to hear. He's an explosive player who has great vertical speed and is strong going to the ball."
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:16:47 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are still in the process of trying to find what role WR Steve Smith will play in 2014, if any. "We've got a lot to go through. A lot of things have changed," head coach Ron Rivera said, referring to Jordan Gross' retirement. "We've got free agency that's coming up that we've got to look at as well. There's a lot of things that are really going to be there that are really going to make some things tough for us. How big a role he has for us is to be determined. We've got a lot of things to decide."
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:39:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was named the 2013 Coach of the Year by The Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 1. He edged out Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid for the honor.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:45:25 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will make between $4 million and $5 million per year as part of his new three-year extension, according to a source. The deal includes playoff incentives.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:21:20 -0800
The Carolina Panthers signed head coach Ron Rivera to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, Jan. 28. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:12:27 -0800
The Carolina Panthers will have reached out to head coach Ron Rivera to begin negotiations on a contract extension. The team could sign Rivera to a one-year extension, but a longer-term deal is more likely.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:43:44 -0800
General manager David Gettleman said he has the ultimate faith in head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera enters the final year of his contract in 2014, but Gettleman would not discuss that situation.
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