Darnold: NFL trade talk was ‘tough’ to deal with

Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As thrilled as Sam Darnold appears to get a second chance with the Carolina Panthers, he admitted it was tough moving on from the team that

Panthers add secondary help with Bouye deal

Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers on Wednesday agreed to a deal with free-agent cornerback A.J. Bouye as they attempt to improve their secondary heading into this month’s NFL

Panthers’ Jeremy Chinn incredibly returns two fumbles for TDs on back-to-back plays

Panthers rookie Jeremy Chinn had a game to remember on Sunday, scoring defensive touchdowns on back-to-back plays against Minnesota. The safety out of Southern Illinois scored his first touchdown of the game — and his career — on the Vikings’ first drive out of halftime. Defensive tackle Zach Kerr bull-rushed

Panthers’ Teddy Bridgewater throws 41-yard TD to Robby Anderson in return to Minnesota

Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t having the type of Minnesota homecoming he’d hoped for most of the first half on Sunday, and then came the first play coming

Cam Newton signing with Patriots: NFL players react on social media

Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl 50. Will he get a chance to get the six-time champion New England Patriots back to the big game? Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP, reached agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the Patriots, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and

Okung files complaint against NFLPA with NLRB

Covered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Soon-to-be Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung has accused the National Football League Players Association of negotiating the proposed CBA in bad faith, taking the