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Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

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Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tina Becker is now the chief operating officer for the Carolina Panthers.Carolina announced the move on Monday. Becker will take full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, making her one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League, according to the Panthers."These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization," Becker said in a news release from the Panthers."Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, wh...
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (7-3) scored 21 points in just more than eight minutes spanning both halves. That helped Carolina to a season-high point total against the NFL's lowest-scoring team. Newton was 21 of 35 for 254 yards. He also rushed for 95 yards on five carries, including a 69-yard burst in the third quarter. Carolina's 548 total yards marked a franchise record. Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey scored on a run and a reception and wide receiver Devin Funchess caught two touchdown passes, the last a 32-yarder from Newton with 8:20 remaining. Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing ya...
Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Significant strides have been made in the past two games for quarterback Cam Newton, who has had regular practice repetitions and parlayed that into huge outings against New England and Detroit. Now comes the next part of the recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. While the Carolina Panthers went light on Newton's workload in the preseason and during the first few weeks of the season, there's no reprieve going into Thursday night's home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Newton will be throwing on short rest. "I have to trust the coaches and trust the process when it comes to my arm, knowing that certain throws (are tough)," Newton said. Yet, for the most part, Newton said it's clear to him that limitations have been lifted in terms of the passing attack. "The stre...
Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

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July 25 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers have made some changes on their depth chart at wide receiver after signing T.J. Graham and waiving Charles Johnson.Carolina signed Graham on Monday. The 27-year-old was a third round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft. Graham played two seasons in Buffalo before signing with the New York Jets in 2014. He suited up for the New Orleans Saints in 2015.Graham has 794 yards and four touchdowns on 61 career receptions. He played collegiately at North Carolina State. He played last season for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Graham's best shot at making the final roster is likely through special teams.Carolina waived defensive end Ryan Delaire Tuesday with a failed physical designation. Johnson was waived/injured after hav...