Paul Soliai: 10 Year NFL Vet Released

The Carolina Panthers have released defensive tackle Paul Soliai, the team announced Tuesday.   Soliai joined the Panthers as a free agent in 2016 and played in 10 games with one start. He tallied five tackles, two quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.   A veteran of 10 NFL seasons with Miami (2007-13), Atlanta (2014-15) and Carolina (2016), Soliai has played in 138 career regular season games with 87 starts….

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Carolina Panthers Part Ways With Tolbert

The Carolina Panthers have released fullback Mike Tolbert, the team announced Tuesday.   “I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” said head coach Ron Rivera, who coached Tolbert in San Diego from 2008-10 and in Carolina from 2012-16. “He was someone we targeted in 2012 because we felt he would be a good addition to our offense and he was very productive for us….

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Mark Speir, Catamount Football Cap 2017 Signing Day Class with 21

Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina sixth-year head coach Mark Speir today announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) that join the four mid-year enrollees to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2017, bringing the class total to 21 as a part of National Signing Day, presented by the Microtel Inn and Suites of Sylva.   WCU’s four mid-year additions include a…

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Trace Christian officially a Pirate

EAST CAROLINA FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2017 SIGNEES (FINAL release/12 noon EST)   GREENVILLE, N.C. – Addressing personnel shortages at the offensive line and defensive line positions, as well as enhancing athleticism of his skill performers, were all priorities for second-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Scottie Montgomery as the Pirates announced a balanced 22-member 2017 signing class Wednesday.   Included in ECU’s total number were five mid-year junior college transfers who…

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Clemson Tigers Win College Football National Championship Game

The Clemson Tigers are on top of the college football world after defeating legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his defending national champion Crimson Tide 35-31 on Monday night in an instant classic college football national championship game. The Tigers trailed 24-14 to begin the fourth quarter and scored 21 points in the period for the come-from-behind win.   Star junior quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the MVP of…

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UNC Pembroke: Davis Picks Up Another All-America Award

NEW YORK – Placekicker Matt Davis added another postseason accolade to his impressive list of accomplishments on Thursday when the Richlands product was named to the Associated Press Little All-America team which honors the top players in NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as NAIA. Davis, who was also lauded with all-America honors from the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) earlier this month, earned first team status again…

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Carolina Panthers Shut Down Luke Kuechly For Season Finale

Carolina Panthers All Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss the team’s season finale at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He sustained a concussion in a mid-November prime time game against the New Orleans Saints and Sunday’s game will be the sixth straight that Kuechly has been ruled out. Kuechly made it clear that he has wanted to return to play and has been cleared from the concussion protocol for the…

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