NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 26:  Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan of the Chicago Bears gets carried off the field by defensive lineman Richard Dent #95 and teammate as they celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots in Super bowl XX at Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1996 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Bears won 46-10.  (Photy by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Buddy Ryan’s eight most memorable NFL moments

The NFL lost a colorful character on Tuesday. Buddy Ryan was so controversial that no one seems to agree on his age. ESPN.com says he died at 85. The New York Daily News says he was 82. There’s no debate, however, about the mark Ryan made in the NFL as a defensive innovator. He was the […]

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CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 08:  Charles Tillman #31 and Roman Harper #41 of the Carolina Panthers react after forcing a fumble by the Green Bay Packers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Charles Tillman: ‘Panthers are the only team I really want to play for’

Free agent cornerback Charles Tillman only wants to play for the Carolina Panthers if he returns for a 14th season. “I just want to play for Carolina,” Tillman said Saturday, according to NOLA.com. “Being in Carolina felt like I had been there my entire career. The team, the community, the atmosphere, that vibe. The Carolinas — […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up prior to Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cam Newton plays kickball tournament in Ugg boots

Cam Newton, “dab ” creator and architect of a new era of quarterback, is one of the only people on the planet who could pull off Ugg boots. He’s also one of the only people who could pull off Ugg boots in the following circumstances: In 90-degree weather. While playing in a kickball tournament. Friday, […]

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Cam Newton laughably whiffs in his kickball tourney (VIDEO)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hosted his annual kickball tournament on Friday, and let’s just say he’s better at throwing a ball than kicking it. The tourney was held in Charlotte, so Sporting News had some of their staff attend the game. During one point, when Newton was up to kick, they captured a great […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants in action against Josh Norman #24 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Josh Norman looks forward to playing like ‘rogue savage’

Either Josh Norman really likes the defensive scheme in Washington or he’s sending a message to Odell Beckham Jr. “I’m like a rogue savage out there, so I’m playing ball at the highest level of speed,” the Redskins cornerback said on ESPN 980, via The Washington Post, “I don’t need to think much; I just […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 27:  (L-R) LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks to Cam Newton, quarterback of the Carolina Panthers after the Cavaliers defeated the Hornets 95-90 at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NBA - NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cam Newton: LeBron James is better than Stephen Curry

Is LeBron James the best player in the NBA, or is it Stephen Curry? Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who is friends with both players, announced that James is a better basketball player during an appearance on WFNZ-AM radio’s “The Mac Attack” show. “A person asked me, ‘Well, is Steph Curry the best basketball player on […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts while playing against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cam Newton retires the Dab

The “Dab” is dead. So says Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who popularized the global celebration last year during his MVP campaign before his Panthers fizzled out in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Travis Hancock of Mac Attack on 610 The Fan broke the news: Cam: The Dab has been put aside. New […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates with teammates on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers receive conference championship rings

Who says the Carolina Panthers didn’t win a ring? In perhaps the biggest facepalm moment of the NFL offseason, the Panthers were awarded NFC championship rings in a team meeting Wednesday, according to Black and Blue Review. What’s next? Division championship rings? Wild-card rings? Maybe every team should get a ring. Maybe every player who is […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell jokes about ‘death’ after being hacked

The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and it was “reported” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died. He didn’t, though. It didn’t take long for news to surface that the commish was alive and well, and that the league’s account had been hacked. Goodell was supposedly playing golf with HOF quarterback Jim […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

NFL’s Twitter account hacked, fakes Roger Goodell’s death

Everyone’s getting hacked these days. Folks can no longer give an eye roll when an NFL player claims one of his social media accounts got hacked. Why? Tuesday it happened to the NFL in epic fashion. A prankster got ahold of the account one way or another and spoofed the death of commissioner Roger Goodell: […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:   Ryan Kalil #67 of the Carolina Panthers warms up prior to playing the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Panthers sign Ryan Kalil to a two-year contract extension

The Carolina Panthers have signed five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the team announced Monday. Kalil, 31, had the third-highest run-blocking grade of any center last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He was the anchor of a Carolina offensive line that ranked second in PFF’s offensive line […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 27: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is chased by Kelvin Sheppard #52 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from NFL OTAs

The 2016 NFL season is fast approaching and organized team activities are in full swing. Thirty-one teams held OTA sessions this week. The Rams begin theirs on May 31. These practices aren’t in pads, so there’s only so much that can be taken from them. But it’s the first time the rookies and veterans are […]

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