Now he returns to the Superdome as a starting quarterback, only this time he will be conducting the Panthers offense in Carolina blue, a vision everyone here is assuming they’ll be seeing for a long time because they also believe in him as a football player. In the NFL, being a good football player gets you places — in Bridgewater’s case, it got him one of 32 unique jobs in the world and an annual salary north of $20 million.
CONCORD – Playing football at the NFL level is a part of Austin Parker’s family legacy. This week, Parker took an important step toward one day adding to it. According to numerous reports, Parker, who graduated from Mount Pleasant High School, was one of three free-agent kickers invited to work out for the Carolina Panthers as possible replacements for Joey Slye, who was placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the week.
The Carolina Panthers have added Mike Horton to their active roster, putting the former Auburn guard in line to make his NFL debut on Sunday. Horton joined the Panthers as an undrafted rookie in the offseason. He didn’t survive the cut for the regular-season roster after training camp, but Carolina re-signed him for its practice squad.