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A Panthers 101 Get Well Soon Card to Steve Smith
December 25th, 2013 at 6:07 AM
I was on hand at Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers' thrilling 17-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. There was a collective gasp when Steve Smith went down with a knee injury in the first quarter. Nobody knew exactly what the extent of the injury was,...

Injury Update: Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart Expected to Make Season Debut Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 1st, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is expected to make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Stewart, who underwent surgery on both ankles during the offseason, hasn't suited up in almost a year. But the sixth-year pro told reporters he feels good after practicing in full pads on...

Carolina Panthers Week 9 Injury Update: Charles Johnson, Dwan Edwards Expect to Play
October 30th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Johnson expects to play vs. Falcons Defensive end Charles Johnson is optimistic after spending the weekend receiving treatment for a right groin strain he suffered late in the Panthers' 31-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday. The seventh-year veteran told the Charlotte Observer he's a little sore, but "100 percent"...

Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner Returns to Practice, Eyes Week 5 Comeback
September 25th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
After missing the first three regular-season games, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner returned to practice on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer.    The former Oregon standout has been recovering from a foot sprain he suffered against the Ravens in the third preseason game, but told reporters he's on...

Carolina Panthers Week 15 Injury Report: at Least 3 Starters Out at San Diego Chargers
December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 PM
For the Carolina Panthers, injuries are the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. For Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the team will be without at least three starters: running back Jonathan Stewart, center Geoff Hangartner and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards. Two more starters, wide receiver Brandon LaFell (turf...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes: Kuechly Honored; Nakamura Shut Down; Hardy Heckles Falcons Kicker
December 12th, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Kuechly Named NFC Defensive Player of Week Rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly is undoubtedly the brightest part of the Carolina Panthers' disappointing 4-9 season. ***PHOTO1*** The ninth overall pick recorded 16 tackles in last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons, propelling him to number one in the NFL with 130 stops on the season. "It's...

Carolina Panthers Latest News: Injuries Continue to Pile up; Greg Hardy Slights Falcons
December 6th, 2012 at 7:01 AM
It feels like déjà vu. Just like last season, the Carolina Panthers were quickly eliminated from playoff contention because of an inability to close out opponents in the fourth quarter. And just like last season, the injuries are starting to mount up to an alarming level. After placing a franchise-record 18 players on...

Carolina Panthers Injury Report: Ron Edwards to IR; Jonathan Stewart, Cam Newton Dinged
November 29th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
There aren't many times where a visiting team leaves Lincoln Financial Field without a few scrapes and bruises. Although the Panthers were able to escape with a win, they weren't so lucky as to get away with a clean bill of health. The team lost defensive tackle Ron Edwards for the season...

Carolina Panthers Sign OL Jeremy Bridges, Place DE Thomas Keiser on Injured Reserve
November 14th, 2012 at 9:59 PM
The Panthers placed defensive end Thomas Keiser on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with a hyperextended left elbow. Keiser, who was undrafted out of Stanford in 2010, missed the team's last three games after sustaining the injury against the Cowboys in Week 7. To take his place on the active roster, the...

Carolina Panthers Week 9 Injury Report: Brandon LaFell Doubtful; Backup Defensive Ends Ailing
November 3rd, 2012 at 7:01 AM
Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** LaFell is dealing with post-concussion symptoms after taking a vicious hit from Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte in the third quarter of last week's 23-22 loss at Soldier Field. The third-year LSU product actually returned to the...

Carolina Panthers Latest News: GM Marty Hurney Fired; CB Chris Gamble LB Jon Beason Placed on IR
October 24th, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday following a disappointing 1-5 start to the 2012 season. Hurney, who held the general manager position since 2002, saw everything unravel quickly and unexpectedly over the past two-and-a-half seasons. From 2002-2009, the John Fox-led Panthers made the playoffs three times...

Carolina Panthers Week 7 Injury Report: CB Chris Gamble Out, LB Jon Beason Doubtful
October 19th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The Carolina Panthers, at 1-4, must beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday if they want to remain relevant this season. Unfortunately, they will have to do it without starting cornerback Chris Gamble, and, most likely, starting linebacker Jon Beason. Gamble, who is listed as out, is battling a shoulder injury that could...

Carolina Panthers Cut G Bryant Browning from Practice Squad, Sign T Ray Dominguez
October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 PM
The season-ending Lisfranc injury to center Ryan Kalil has led to a number of roster changes as the Panthers try to fill the massive shoes left by the three-time Pro Bowler. After signing Thomas Austin last Thursday, the team cut guard Bryant Browning from the practice squad and added tackle Ray...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes: Bye Week Edition
October 15th, 2012 at 8:34 PM
Panthers lose Kalil, sign Austin Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, who took out a full-page ad guaranteeing a Panthers Super Bowl victory in July, was placed on the season-ending IR after suffering a Lisfranc injury in last Sunday's 16-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. This is a devastating loss to a Carolina...

Carolina Panthers Vs. New York Giants Injury Update
September 20th, 2012 at 12:26 AM
The New York Giants certainly wish they had a few more days to rest before Thursday night’s primetime matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Tom Coughlin’s team will be without OL David Diehl, RB Ahmad Bradhsaw, WR Domenik Hixon and as of earlier today, WR Hakeem Nicks. Nicks, who attended Charlotte’s Independence High...

Carolina Panthers Week 2 Injury Update
September 15th, 2012 at 6:38 PM
The Panthers will certainly need all decks on hand when they welcome the New Orleans Saints to town on Sunday. Currently, the team has several key players on the fence for this critical Week 2 matchup. ***PHOTO1*** Offense: Running back Jonathan Stewart, who was sorely missed against the Buccaneers last Sunday,...

Carolina Panthers Injury Report: Thomas Davis in; Jon Beason, Steve Smith Out at New York Jets
August 24th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Thomas Davis may be the most resilient player in all of professional football. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced Friday, per the Charlotte Observer, that the linebacker will begin his (attempted) comeback from the third ACL tear on his right knee in Sunday’s preseason game against the New York Jets. Davis has...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
August 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Smith sidelined with foot infection Panthers star receiver Steve Smith missed Wednesday’s practice to consult a doctor about an infection in his left foot. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Ron Rivera said that Smith is being treated with antibiotics and that he would wait until the swelling subsides before...

Carolina Panthers Sign C Scott Mruczkowski, Release CB Nate Ness
August 19th, 2012 at 5:10 PM
Injuries play a tremendous role in professional football. Just ask Nate Ness. The fifth-year cornerback was performing well this preseason until an ill-timed concussion prompted the Panthers to cut him on Saturday. With the emergence of rookie Josh Norman, an unhealthy Ness became expendable. Just like that, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound journeymen saw his...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
August 15th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Josh Norman intercepts four passes in practice Despite coming from a small-time college football program at Division 1-AA Coastal Carolina, Josh Norman never doubted that he would ultimately play in the NFL. The rookie cornerback certainly doesn’t mind tooting his own horn, and has quickly gained a reputation of being cocky. In June...