Last season, the Carolina Panthers went 12-4, finished first in the NFC South and fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They drafted wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the first round of this year’s draft. Carolina signed wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and defensive backs Roman Harper and Antoine Cason in free agency.
Carolina opens the 2014 preseason by hosting Buffalo and Kansas City in consecutive weeks, followed by games against New England and Pittsburgh. The team begins the regular season Sept. 7 on the road against division rival Tampa Bay.
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Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)
Fri, Aug. 8 vs. Buffalo – 7:30 p.m., Panthers TV (local)
Sun, Aug. 17 vs. Kansas City – 8:00 p.m., FOX
Fri, Aug. 22 at New England – 7:30 p.m., Panthers TV (local)
Thu, Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh – 7:30 p.m., Panthers TV (local)
- Josh Sanchez