What's Buzzing:

Panthers sign2 veterans to address offensive line

AP - Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have announced they have signed guard Fernando Velasco and center Kevin Matthews, giving Carolina some experienced depth on the offensive line heading into training camp.

Velasco has NFL experience, starting 11 games at center for Pittsburgh last season before suffering an Achilles injury. Velasco signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie and spent his first two season on the practice squad. He moved into a starting role in 2012, starting 13 games at center and three at guard.

Matthews is the son of Hall of Fame guard Bruce Matthews. Also an undrafted rookie, he played in 14 games in 2012 but was cut last year in training camp by Washington.

To make room on the roster Carolina waived center Jared Wheeler and linebacker Billy Boyko.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

View Comments (0)
  • Rangers activate Darvish from DL for return from Tommy John

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been activated from the disabled list to make his first major league start in nearly 22 months. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 minutes 56 seconds ago
  • Timely Djokovic races into French Open fourth round

    Timely Djokovic races into French Open fourth round

    PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic won his race against the clock when he beat Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the French Open last 16 on Saturday. After rain cut 2-1/2 hours from the day at Roland Garros, the world number one started his … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Golf: Wentworth leader Hend wanted to punch drunk hecklers

    Golf: Wentworth leader Hend wanted to punch drunk hecklers

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Scott Hend came close to punching two drunk fans who heckled him as the Australian was plotting his way to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard, he said on Saturday. Hend featured in … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Offseason moves send Sharks to final after missing playoffs

    Offseason moves send Sharks to final after missing playoffs

    After watching the San Jose Sharks miss the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, general manager Doug Wilson set out to remake the team last offseason. Individually, none of the moves sent shockwaves through the NHL. The Sharks hired … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • After 'long' coach's speech, Williams gets by at French Open

    After 'long' coach's speech, Williams gets by at French Open

    Serena Williams was ahead, yes, but hardly at her best, when claps of thunder and a heavy downpour interrupted her third-round French Open match at a critical juncture. Quarterfinal berths will be at stake in these matchups Monday: Venus vs. No. 8 … More »

    The Canadian Press - 10 minutes ago