Save Money in this Sunday's paper
Sign up to get the Inside Sports Newsletter »

At 3-3-1 and with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks coming to town, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said his team can’t afford to press.

The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week.

If Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman cut defensive back Charles Godfrey this week in part to send a message to an underachieving secondary and defense that no one’s job is safe, consider it delivered.

Three weeks ago, cornerback James Dockery wasn’t even on an NFL roster. Now he will be the Carolina Panthers’ starting nickel corner against Seattle this week.

Despite a 3-3-1 record and a reeling defense, the Panthers sit alone atop the NFC South, where nine wins might be enough to win the division this season.

Charles Godfrey, a seven-year veteran, had converted from safety to nickel corner this season as the Panthers brought in Thomas DeCoud and Roman Harper in the offseason. He took a pay cut this spring that slashed his base salary by nearly $4 million.

More Carolina Panthers stories & columns

Full NFL scoreboard

PANTHERS LINKS

Twitter has come up with a neat interactive map that shows where Panthers fans reside across Amer...

Panthers

Just make your picks for each game of the season to win a trip for two to Hawaii and other great prizes!

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- The Carolina Panthers put their fans back into full panic mode Sunday, gettin...

Scott Says...

    Love to know who made the call to deactivate Greg Hardy today. Love to know when he made it. ...

Tom Talks
Quick Job Search
CharlotteObserver.com