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The Carolina Panthers open the regular season against NFC South rival Tampa Bay before playing in three primetime games, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles.

Five things to know about Carolina Panthers schedule, which was released by the NFL on Wednesday.

2014 NFL draft: The Carolina Panthers need a couple of big guys, specifically offensive tackles. But they also need wide receivers, and that’s the direction ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. expects the Panthers to go when they pick 28th overall in next month’s NFL draft.

Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil said Tuesday that replacing retired tackle Jordan Gross will be tough, but he doesn’t see a shortage of candidates.

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A sortable database of 2014 NFL draft prospects compiled by the Observer includes more than 350 players who could be taken in the May draft.

Read more about the top picks in this year's draft, including South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.

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Part IV: Return of the 'Cardiac Cats:' The Observer completes its look back at the Panthers' 2013 regular season.

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