Jason Avant cut after critiquing Panthers’ play-calling

The Carolina Panthers apparently have seen — and heard — enough of Jason Avant. Avant’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, sent out a cryptic tweet on Tuesday, implying the veteran receiver has been given his walking papers. Much better things ahead and role for Jason Avant. Definitely deserves better. — Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) November 18, 2014 FOX…

Steve Smith corrects report about Panthers earnings

You might’ve read that the Panthers were on the hook for money owed to veteran receiver Steve Smith, whom the team released in March. You might’ve seen Smith, now with the Ravens, haul in an 80-yard touchdown in Baltimore’s Week 1 loss to the Bengals. Combined, those facts led ProFootballTalk to tweet out the following…

Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams ‘in shock’ over losing receivers

As you might imagine, Panthers fans were none too pleased following the departures of Steve Smith, Ted Ginn Jr. and Brandon LaFell — the team’s top three receivers. To DeAngelo Williams, the disappointment is all the same. During a Thursday interview on NFL Network’s “NFL AM,” Carolina’s running back lamented losing “all” of the wideouts….