NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Jan 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Carolina 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency Signings:

  • Panthers sign S Kurt Coleman
  • Panthers sign OT Michael Oher
  • Panthers sign WR/KR Ted Ginn


  • Panthers re-sign TE Ed Dickson
  • Panthers re-sign DT Dwan Edwards
  • Panthers re-sign DT Colin Cole

Draft Picks

  • OLB Shaq Thompson
  • WR Devin Funchess
  • OG Daryl Williams
  • LB David Mayo
  • RB Cameron Artis Payne

State of the Franchise: Pending

If the Carolina Panthers move their first-round OLB to SS and their second-round WR to TE, this wasn’t too bad a draft. Otherwise, I truly don’t know how their draft and free agency too date helps them win the NFC South. They main thing for them is they go into the draft without any losses of note as the Panthers look to protect Newton.

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