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Panthers OL Hangartner Says He’s Retiring From NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner says he’s retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.

03/11/2014

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks downfield to pass against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Panthers Have One RB Back, One Gone For Big Game With Saints

The Carolina Panthers will need to try and attack the rushing defense of the New Orleans Saints as Rob Ryan won’t let an opposing passing game thrash them again. With that, the Panthers will get one running back returning to the field while another will likely sit on the sidelines.

12/06/2013

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Panthers Need To Replace Piggy

Earlier today the Cats released veteran Guard Geoff “Piggy” Hangartner. Even though he didn’t have a good year last year, the timing was still surprising.

Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan–08/01/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23: New Orleans Saints' fans cheer as the Saints host the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Health Wise, Saints Lose Two Starters While Panthers Should Be All-In For Season Finale

For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Panthers will close out the season against the division rival Saints, and the only thing on the line for either club is to finish on a positive note. Carolina desperately wants to surpass last year’s win total while New Orleans, disappointed that they will miss the postseason for the first time since 2008, is looking to go 8-8.

CBS Charlotte–12/29/2012

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders and Willie Colon #74 of the Pittsburgh Steelers get tangled up in a fight during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Without Seymour, Raiders Left Defenseless Against ‘Healthier’ Panthers

Defense has not been a trademark of the 2012 Raiders, having given up 402 points in 14 games, so it will be no surprise if they add to that inflated number this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour has somehow stayed on the active roster all season, despite missing the last six contests, and he will be out again when his team tries to slow down the recharged Panthers.

12/22/2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Three Walter Payton Man of the Year trophies for Linebacker London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins, guard Brian Watters #54 of the Kansas City Chiefs, and wide receiver Mike Furrey #87 of the Cleveland Browns sit alongside the Walter Payton Man of the Year Trophy (2nd R) during the Walter Payton Man of the Year Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis Gets Walter Payton Award Nod, Practice News And Notes

The Panthers are riding the kind of natural high associated with their first winning streak of the season, and one player has been instrumental in that success. Thomas Davis has come back from injuries that would have sent others into retirement, and along with his off-field charity and volunteer work, he now has the honor of being the Panthers’ nominee for a very significant award named after an NFL legend.

12/20/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before the start of the Eagles game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on November 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eagles’ Michael Vick And LeSean McCoy out for Monday Night Game Against ‘Healthy’ Panthers

If the Panthers are to get their third win of the season this may be the weekend to do it even though they will be playing on the road. The Eagles are arguably the worst team in the league and things don’t get any better for them with two of their offensive stars sitting this one out.

11/25/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23: Antwan Applewhite #93 of the Carolina Panthers defends against the Washington Redskins at the Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Buccaneers Vs. Panthers Week 11 Injury Report: Antwan Applewhite Out For Carolina

Injuries should not play a major part in the final meeting of the year between the Buccaneers and Panthers this Sunday at Bank of American Stadium as only one player is listed as out. However, the Buccaneers have a concern at guard with starter Jamon Meredith hobbled with an ankle injury.

11/17/2012

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Guard Jeremy Bridges Will Be ‘Ready Enough To Be Ready’ When Panthers Host Buccaneers Sunday

Jeremy Bridges has yet to play a game this season but Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes he is exactly the right man to plug at least one hole in a porous offensive line. If the name sounds familiar, Bridges was a member of the Panthers from 2006-08 and if he is good to go, he could slide right in as a starter.

11/15/2012

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Broncos Down Two Starters In Sunday’s Matchup Against Panthers

Cam Newton may have caught a break when he faces the Broncos this Sunday as starting cornerback Tracy Porter will miss his fourth straight game due to an illness. The Panthers may have to open up the playbook to keep pace with Denver QB Peyton Manning and Newton could take advantage of Porter’s absence.

11/10/2012

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