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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension
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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension

Jan 28 2014, 8:58pm CST | by

After a 12-4 record and an appearance in the NFC Divisional Round in the 2013 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.

The Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.  Max Henson of the Panthers' official website offers more details about the development:  "...

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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension

Jan 28 2014, 8:58pm CST | by

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After a 12-4 record and an appearance in the NFC Divisional Round in the 2013 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.

The Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28. 

Max Henson of the Panthers' official website offers more details about the development: 

"Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

"In 2013, his third year as Panthers head coach, Rivera led Carolina to 12 wins, the NFC South division title and the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2008. 

"Despite starting the season with a 1-3 record, the Panthers went on to win 11 of their final 12 regular-season games -- including a franchise record eight-game winning streak -- to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye." 

The deal is said to be worth between $4 and $5 million annually plus playoff incentives, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling, citing his colleague and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.  

Wesseling also notes the 2014 season would have been Rivera's last and that he had been receiving "just under $3 million per season." 

His old, four-year deal was worth $11.2 million collectively, per ESPN's David Newton. 

Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson told Henson securing an extension for Rivera is a way of ensuring the foundation which he has been building continues to grow. He said,"The improvement of our team has been reflected in the progress of the record over the last three seasons under Ron, and we look forward to building upon that foundation."

For his part, Rivera, dubbed "Riverboat Ron," appreciated the gesture and praised the collective effort of the Panthers organization for the success they are enjoying. 

"I have been very clear about how much I have enjoyed living in Charlotte and working for his organization. I very much appreciate the support and confidence Mr. Richardson and (general manager) Dave Gettleman have shown in me and our staff.

"Any success we have enjoyed is the result of a team effort by players, coaches, scouts and the entire organization, and our ultimate goal remains winning the Super Bowl." 

The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones explains why locking up Rivera had to be done before any of the Panthers players: 

"First, the money the Panthers pay Rivera does not count against the salary cap, so it's one problem that can be taken cared of before having to finesse the cap. 

"Secondly, Gettleman will spend the next two weeks or so meeting with players and arranging what the Panthers will look like in 2014. With a coach that has job security through the next presidential election rather than one entering a lame-duck season, free agents could potentially find Carolina as a better option because of its head coaching stability."  

Jones also confirms Rivera is a top candidate for the NFL Coach of the Year Award which will be announced on Feb. 1. 

In his three seasons with the Panthers, Rivera has amassed a 25-23 (.521) win-loss record, per Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

 
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Jul 28 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Panthers have sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for an MRI on his left knee after the first-round draft pick bumped knees with another player during practice Sunday. Benjamin was not at Monday morning’s practice at Wofford College. Benjamin has been working with the starters and is having an outstanding camp. He has been catching everything in sight and trying to adapt to quarterback Cam Newton, who is coming off ...
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Panthers’ Benjamin to have MRI on left knee

Jul 28 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Panthers have sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for an MRI on his left knee after the first-round draft pick bumped knees with another player during practice Sunday. Benjamin was not at Monday morning’s practice at Wofford College. Benjamin has been working with the starters and is having an outstanding camp. He has been catching everything in sight and trying to adapt to quarterback Cam Newton, who ...
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Panthers’ Benjamin to have MRI on left knee

Jul 28 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Panthers have sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for an MRI on his left knee after the first-round draft pick bumped knees with another player during practice Sunday. Benjamin was not at Monday morning’s practice at Wofford College. Benjamin has been working with the starters and is having an outstanding camp. He has been catching everything in sight and trying to adapt to quarterback Cam Newton, who is ...
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Panthers’ Benjamin to have MRI on left knee

Jul 28 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Panthers have sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for an MRI on his left knee after the first-round draft pick bumped knees with another player during practice Sunday. Benjamin was not at Monday morning’s practice at Wofford College. Benjamin has been working with the starters and is having an outstanding camp. He has been catching everything in sight and trying to adapt to quarterback Cam Newton, who ...
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Panthers rookie Tyler Gaffney lost for season to knee injury

Jul 27 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: NBC Sports

The Panthers are waiting for running back Jonathan Stewart to return to action after tweaking his hamstring, but he’s not the only injured member of the backfield. Coach Ron Rivera announced that sixth-round pick Tyler Gaffney will spend his rookie season recovering from a knee injury. Gaffney injured his knee during Friday night ...
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Panthers’ Gaffney to have season-ending surgery

Jul 26 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney will have season-ending surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Gaffney was Carolina’s sixth-round draft pick out of Stanford and was expected to provide some depth in the backfield. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Saturday night after practice that Gaffney will have surgery next week and will be placed on injured reserve. ...
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Panthers’ Gaffney to have season-ending surgery

Jul 26 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney will have season-ending surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Gaffney was Carolina’s sixth-round draft pick out of Stanford and was expected to provide some depth in the backfield. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Saturday night after practice that Gaffney will have surgery next week and will be placed on injured reserve. “We’re disappointed for him and we’re disappointed for us ...
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Panthers’ Gaffney to have season-ending surgery

Jul 26 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney will have season-ending surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Gaffney was Carolina’s sixth-round draft pick out of Stanford and was expected to provide some depth in the backfield. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Saturday night after practice that Gaffney will have surgery next week and will be placed on injur ...
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