Connor, who recently came off the New York Giants' injured reserve, is set to begin his second stint with Carolina. He played for the Panthers from 2008 to 2011 before signing with Dallas and starting eight games for the Cowboys in 2012. This season, Connor logged one tackle with the Giants before injuring his neck against the Cowboys in Week 1.
Bears, Saints loomed under the radar in pursuit of Tom Brady
It seems the Bucs and Chargers weren't the only teams interested in acquiring Tom Brady this offseason. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport sheds additional light on the courting of the star QB, who also drew interest from the Bears and Saints.
Howard Mudd, former All-Pro OL and longtime NFL assistant coach, passes away at 78
Howard Mudd, a former NFL lineman who coached in the league for 38 seasons, passed away Wednesday, his family announced. Mudd was surrounded by family after suffering multiple injuries from a motorcycle accident in late July. He was 78.
Maryland's Michael Locksley forms group for minority football coaches
Frustrated by the slow pace of minority hiring in college and professional football, Maryland's Michael Locksley has created the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The nonprofit will seek to groom coaches of color for upward mobility.
Warrant out for Baker, Dunbar on robbery charges
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm stemming from a May 13 incident, according to an arrest warrant issued Thursday by the Miramar (Fla.) Police Department.