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Christian McCaffrey goes on IR, will miss at least three more weeks

Sat Oct 16 2021 17:25:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey won’t be back any time soon. The Panthers placed McCaffrey on injured reserve today, according to Darin Gantt of Panthers.com. That suggests that McCaffrey may have recently aggravated his injured hamstring, perhaps when he returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday. All indications up until today had been [more]

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Report: Cam Newton has gotten COVID vaccine

Sat Oct 16 2021 16:35:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Six weeks into the NFL season, veteran quarterback Cam Newton remains unsigned. One major impediment to his return has been removed. Via NFL Network, Newton has received the COVID vaccine. This means that Newton won’t be required to wait five days from signing with a team to joining the team. And that’s important. If/when a [more]

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Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game

Fri Oct 15 2021 18:08:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice last week and worked again on Wednesday, which seemed to be a positive sign for his chances of returning to action for the team’s Week Six game against the Vikings. McCaffrey did not practice on Thursday, however, and he remained out on Friday. That indicated he was [more]

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Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen have no injury status for Vikings-Panthers

Fri Oct 15 2021 17:34:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been on and off the injury report for most of the season, missing a pair of games with an ankle injury. But he has no status for Sunday’s game against the Panthers and is therefore expected to play. Cook had his first full practice since Sept. 17 on Thursday. [more]

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Dalvin Cook returns to a full practice

Thu Oct 14 2021 21:41:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For the first time since Sept. 17, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook went through a full practice. Cook was limited in Wednesday’s session. Cook has missed two of the past three games with an ankle injury and played less than 100 percent in Week 4. He did not practice last week and sat out Sunday’s [more]

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Robby Anderson says sideline outburst shows his passion to win

Thu Oct 14 2021 20:15:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fox cameras caught Panthers receiver Robby Anderson pitching a fit at position coach Frisman Jackson during Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. Anderson said Thursday his frustration stemmed from his passion to win. “Tom Brady does that, and he’s one of the greatest,” Anderson said, via Jonathan Alexander of the Charlotte Observer. “Players get mad; coaches [more]

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Christian McCaffrey officially did not practice, three weeks after straining hamstring

Thu Oct 14 2021 19:51:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers coach Matt Rhule had described running back Christian McCaffrey as “50-50” for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. That assessment probably should be moved to at least 49-51. McCaffrey officially didn’t practice on Thursday, due to a hamstring injury he suffered three weeks ago tonight, against the Texans. McCaffrey had participated on a limited basis [more]

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Christian McCaffrey not on field at open portion of Panthers practice

Thu Oct 14 2021 17:52:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said on Wednesday that running back Christian McCaffrey is a 50-50 shot to play against the Vikings this weekend, but the odds aren’t looking that good on Thursday. McCaffrey was not on the field at all during the portion of Thursday’s practice that was open to the media. McCaffrey was [more]

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Panthers place Joseph Charlton on injured reserve

Thu Oct 14 2021 17:37:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are going to need a new punter for at least the next three weeks. The team announce that Joseph Charlton has been placed on injured reserve Thursday. Charlton was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday because of a lower back injury. Charlton averaged 39.1 yards per kick over the first [more]

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Justin Jefferson says he’s good to go after missing practice Wednesday

Thu Oct 14 2021 17:05:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson didn’t practice on Wednesday, but he doesn’t have any doubt about his availability for the Vikings’ game against the Panthers this Sunday. Jefferson did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury and told reporters at a Thursday press conference that he doesn’t expect the ankle to limit him at [more]

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Matt Rhule: Christian McCaffrey 50-50 for this weekend

Wed Oct 13 2021 20:03:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Christian McCaffrey was limited in all three of the Panthers’ practices last week before ultimately sitting out Carolina’s Week Five loss to the Eagles. McCaffrey kicked off this week the same way. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice and head coach Matt Rhule said there wasn’t much clarity about which way the decision [more]

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Dalvin Cook returns to practice Wednesday

Wed Oct 13 2021 19:45:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook returned to practice Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Cook has missed two of the past three games with an ankle injury and played less than 100 percent in Week 4. He did not practice last week and sat out Sunday’s victory over the Lions. He has 61 [more]

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Saints will add Sam Mills to the Ring of Honor

Wed Oct 13 2021 15:39:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints will be expanding their Ring of Honor to include someone who already is in the Ring of Honor for a rival in the NFC South. Linebacker Sam Mills will join six current members of the Saints’ Ring of Honor on December 2, a Thursday night game against the Cowboys. Mills played for the [more]

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Sam Darnold: I can’t go out there and turn the ball over and expect to win

Mon Oct 11 2021 15:32:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers suffered a late-game meltdown on Sunday, with a blocked punt largely leading to their ultimate 21-18 loss to the Eagles. But the final blow didn’t come until quarterback Sam Darnold threw his third interception of the game on a two-minute drive where Carolina could have at least tied the game. Darnold’s first interception [more]

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Jalen Hurts: We didn’t play to our standard, but it was enough to win the game

Mon Oct 11 2021 12:27:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Things didn’t go well for the Eagles for much of Sunday’s game, but the end result was a happy one. Quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for a touchdown at the end of the third quarter that cut Carolina’s lead to three points and ran for another after a blocked punt in the fourth quarter to make [more]

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Eagles use blocked punt to stun Panthers, 21-18

Sun Oct 10 2021 20:21:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For most of Sunday’s game, Philadelphia’s offense looked listless. The club had another touchdown wiped off the board due to penalty, after three such instances last week. But quarterback Jalen Hurts started heating up late in the third quarter. And then the Eagles blocked a punt to set up a late go-ahead touchdown. And that’s [more]

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Jalen Hurts touchdown cuts Panthers lead to 15-13

Sun Oct 10 2021 19:35:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Philadelphia’s offense has largely been listless against Carolina on Sunday. But a big play has put the Eagles right back in it late in the third quarter. On third-and-10 from the Philadelphia 37, Hurts launched a deep pass to an open Quez Watkins who was pushed out of bounds at the Carolina 10 for 53 [more]

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Carolina leads Philadelphia 15-6 at halftime

Sun Oct 10 2021 18:37:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles came into the game as the most penalized team in football and they’ve done nothing to do that in an undisciplined first half. Carolina leads Philadelphia 15-6 in a game where neither offense has been particularly impressive. But the Eagles’ penalties and mistakes have kept points off the board and helped their opponent [more]

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Tommy Tremble scores first touchdown of his career to give Panthers 10-3 lead

Sun Oct 10 2021 17:45:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Panthers traded tight end Dan Arnold to Jacksonville as part of the deal for cornerback CJ Henderson, Carolina head coach Matt Rhule praised the development of rookie Tommy Tremble as a reason for the club’s choice. Now Tremble is paying that off with a score. Carolina took a 10-3 lead on Tremble’s first [more]

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Christian McCaffrey doubtful for Week Five

Fri Oct 08 2021 17:54:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey told reporters he was feeling good and “definitely” had a chance to play against the Eagles on Sunday. He technically still has a chance, though it now doesn’t seem likely. The Panthers have listed McCaffrey (hamstring) as doubtful for Week Five. McCaffrey was limited in all three practices this week. [more]

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Stephon Gilmore: This is a place I always wanted to play

Fri Oct 08 2021 15:52:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore didn’t get to pick his new team because the Patriots traded him rather than releasing him, but the destination may have been the same either way. Gilmore is from Rock Hill, South Carolina and grew up as a Panthers fan, so it wasn’t a surprise that he said on Thursday that he [more]

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Lane Johnson is back in Philadelphia, but he remains out

Fri Oct 08 2021 15:00:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson missed Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and hasn’t practiced this week due to a personal matter. The Eagles have been discreet about the situation, and rightfully so. John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that Johnson returned to the team facility on Thursday and “met with some Eagles.” Clark also reports [more]

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Christian McCaffrey: I don’t prefer Thursday night games

Thu Oct 07 2021 20:10:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Christian McCaffrey returned to practice on Wednesday and now it appears Carolina’s star running back has a decent shot at returning to game action this week. After missing Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, McCaffrey (hamstring) has been listed as limited for the first two practices in Week Five. Speaking to the media after Thursday’s session, [more]

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Lane Johnson remains out of Eagles practice

Thu Oct 07 2021 17:52:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson was an unexpected scratch for last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs because of a personal matter and he’s yet to return to the field. According to multiple reports from Eagles practice, Johnson was not on the field for Thursday’s session. He was out on Wednesday as well, so it is [more]

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Fletcher Cox: I know I can be better, it’s a problem I have to fix

Thu Oct 07 2021 14:16:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is directing blame for his unit’s shortcomings over the last two weeks at himself, but one veteran believes he could be doing more to help. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been credited with five tackles, no sacks, no tackles for loss, and no quarterback hits through the first four weeks [more]

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Panthers players get “win now” message from Stephon Gilmore trade

Thu Oct 07 2021 10:24:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Panthers traded for cornerback CJ Henderson last week, the message was that the Panthers hoped that a change of scenery could lead the 2020 first-round pick to blossom into the player he failed to become with the Jaguars. Trading for cornerback Stephon Gilmore sent a very different message. Gilmore was the 2019 defensive [more]

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No immediate contract extension for Stephon Gilmore

Wed Oct 06 2021 20:51:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore‘s desire for a new contract in New England contributed to his absence from the team’s lineup this season and the ultimate decision to trade him to the Panthers on Wednesday. The lack of a deal that runs beyond this season apparently isn’t going to be an issue in Carolina, however. Panthers General [more]

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Christian McCaffrey limited in practice; Shaq Thompson out this week

Wed Oct 06 2021 20:21:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers may be getting running back Christian McCaffrey back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, but they’ll be without linebacker Shaq Thompson, McCaffrey was limited in his first practice since leaving the team’s Week Three win over the Texans with a hamstring injury. Head coach Matt Rhule said playing on Sunday [more]

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Panthers trade for Stephon Gilmore

Wed Oct 06 2021 17:17:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots have parted ways with cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but they haven’t released him. The Panthers announced that they have acquired Gilmore in a trade on Wednesday. They will send a 2023 sixth-round pick to New England for the veteran corner. Reports early on Wednesday indicated the Patriots would be releasing Gilmore, but a trade [more]

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Jonathan Gannon says patience with himself wearing thin amid Eagles defensive issues

Wed Oct 06 2021 05:17:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Philadelphia Eagles defense has struggled mightily the last two weeks in losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles have allowed over 76 offensive points combined with the Chiefs putting up 471 yards of total offense. Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is frustrated with his performance as much as anything and [more]

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Panthers sign Kamal Martin to active roster, waive Michael Jordan

Mon Oct 04 2021 21:24:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers announced a couple of roster moves on Monday. The team has signed linebacker Kamal Martin to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. They waived guard Michael Jordan in a corresponding move. Martin was a 2020 fifth-round pick by the Packers and started six of the 10 games he played for Green Bay [more]

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Panthers expect Christian McCaffrey to test hamstring Wednesday

Mon Oct 04 2021 19:17:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers lost their first game of the season against the Cowboys on Sunday and they’d like to get running back Christian McCaffrey back in the lineup to help them avoid any more losses in the weeks to come. McCaffrey’s set to take a step toward that return on Wednesday. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule [more]

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Dak Prescott: Whatever openings you give us, we’ll take advantage of them

Mon Oct 04 2021 14:28:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys were trailing at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but any fears that they’d lose the game were eliminated before the third quarter was over. Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns as part of a 23-0 run that powered the Cowboys on their way to a 36-28 home victory. Prescott had four touchdown [more]

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Sam Darnold becomes first quarterback with five rushing touchdowns in first four games

Mon Oct 04 2021 13:23:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the sportsbooks had set odds before the season regarding which of the various players would be the most likely to become the first quarterback to rush for five touchdowns in the first four games of the season, Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold would have been low on the list — and high in the odds. [more]

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Dak Prescott: It’s easy to see Trevon Diggs is best cornerback in NFL

Mon Oct 04 2021 01:35:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Trevon Diggs won NFC Defensive Player of the Month with an interception in each of the first three games. He had two more on Sunday. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott called his teammate the best cornerback in the NFL. “For sure,” Prescott said Sunday, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “Turn on the tape. Watch what he’s [more]

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Panthers’ No. 1-ranked run defense allows Cowboys to rush for 245 yards

Sun Oct 03 2021 23:17:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers entered the day ranked No. 1 in total defense and No. 1 in rushing defense. They probably won’t be at the top of either category after Week 4 ends. The Cowboys gained 433 yards, including 245 rushing yards, in a 36-28 victory. Ezekiel Elliott had 143 yards on 20 carries, his first 100-yard [more]

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Trevon Diggs sat out fourth quarter with back tightness

Sun Oct 03 2021 20:51:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

During the game, Fox sideline reporter Pam Oliver said the Cowboys announced cornerback Trevon Diggs was out of the game for “player management.” But it wasn’t rest that kept Diggs out of the lineup in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys said after the game that Diggs was dealing with some back tightness. Diggs took a [more]

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Cowboys hand Panthers their first loss, 36-28

Sun Oct 03 2021 20:24:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys led the Panthers, 36-14. They won 36-28. The Panthers’ comeback attempt was thwarted with the Cowboys having a third-and-one at the Carolina 41 with two minutes remaining and Carolina out of timeouts. Dak Prescott gave the ball to Ezekiel Elliott who optioned it to Tony Pollard for a 5-yard gain. It allowed the [more]

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Trevon Diggs keeps interception streak going with two of Sam Darnold

Sun Oct 03 2021 19:34:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Trevon Diggs has had an interception every game this season. He has two in a game for the first time this season. Both of Diggs’ picks came in the third quarter as the rout is on in Arlington with the Cowboys up 36-14. Diggs is the first player in franchise history to record an interception [more]

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Amari Cooper’s 35-yard touchdown catch puts Cowboys back on top, 20-14

Sun Oct 03 2021 19:06:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Amari Cooper briefly left Sunday’s game in the first half with a right hamstring injury. He didn’t stay out long, and he appears just fine in the second half. Cooper caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott with 10:49 remaining in the third quarter as the Cowboys regained the lead 20-14 over the Panthers. [more]

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Sam Darnold’s two touchdown runs lifts Panthers to 14-13 halftime lead over Dallas

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:45:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold has touchdown runs of 1 and 11 yards, leading the Panthers to a 14-13 halftime lead over the Cowboys. In an entertaining game, the only thing that separated the two teams in the first half was a 2-point conversion attempt by the Cowboys overturned by replay. After an illegal participation penalty on Carolina, [more]

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Sam Darnold gets fifth rushing touchdown of season

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:12:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Who needs Christian McCaffrey when they have Sam Darnold? The Panthers quarterback is doing his best Kyler Murray impersonation with his legs this season. He scored his second rushing touchdown of the day on an 11-yard run with 7:02 remaining in the first half, giving the Panthers a 14-13 lead. Darnold’s first rushing touchdown against [more]

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Officials’ blown call costs Panthers as Cowboys take 13-7 lead

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:03:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers thought they recovered a Dalton Schultz fumble on the second play of the Cowboys’ third possession. Sean Chandler knocked the ball loose from the tight end, and Brian Burns recovered for the Panthers at the Dallas 37. But replay overturned it, with Schultz’s knee obviously down after a 12-yard gain before the ball [more]

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Sam Darnold gets fourth rushing touchdown of the season

Sun Oct 03 2021 17:36:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold answered the Cowboys’ touchdown drive with a nine-play, 75 yard touchdown drive. He scored on third-and-goal to cap it. Darnold’s 1-yard touchdown run was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. He entered the season with only five career rushing touchdowns, and he has only three touchdown passes this season. Darnold is 3-for-5 [more]

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Amari Cooper on sideline with hamstring injury for Cowboys’ scoring drive

Sun Oct 03 2021 17:27:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Amari Cooper stood on the sideline as the Cowboys ran it down the field for an early touchdown. Athletic trainers were working on the receiver’s right hamstring. He did not have a helmet. The Cowboys ran the ball seven times for 52 yards on a nine-play touchdown drive against a defense that entered leading the [more]

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NFL Week Four early inactives: Andy Dalton officially out again for Bears

Sun Oct 03 2021 15:35:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. When the Bears announced on Saturday that Justin Fields will be their starter for Sunday’s game against the Lions, they also downgraded Andy Dalton to doubtful with a knee injury. Dalton sat [more]

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Cowboys activate Malik Turner from IR

Sat Oct 02 2021 20:04:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys activated receiver Malik Turner from injured reserve Saturday. Turner went on injured reserve with a foot injury to start the season and missed the minimum three games. He returned to practice earlier this week. Turner played two offensive snaps and 92 on special teams in six games last season, his first with the [more]

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Randy Gregory is questionable for Sunday

Fri Oct 01 2021 19:30:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning he expects defensive end Randy Gregory to play Sunday. Officially, though, the Cowboys list Gregory as questionable. The Cowboys added him to the injury report Thursday as a non-participant, and he returned to a limited practice Friday. Gregory played 38 defensive snaps Monday night against the Eagles after [more]

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Christian McCaffrey out, Yetur Gross-Matos doubtful for Panthers

Fri Oct 01 2021 19:14:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss a few weeks as he recovers from a hamstring strain. The team, though, did not place him on injured reserve as they hope he recovers sooner than later. McCaffrey won’t play this week, with the Panthers officially ruling him out Friday. Defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) is doubtful [more]

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Cowboys add Randy Gregory to practice report with knee injury

Thu Sep 30 2021 20:58:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys added defensive end Randy Gregory to the practice report Thursday. He was a full participant with a knee injury. However, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports that “all is good” with Gregory and the expectation is Gregory will start Sunday against the Panthers. Gregory played 38 defensive snaps Monday night against [more]

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Amari Cooper not complaining about only four targets in 20-point win

Thu Sep 30 2021 20:19:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys put up 41 points on Monday night. Along the way, however, highly-compensated receiver Amari Cooper saw limited opportunities. Cooper had only four targets in 65 snaps, which equates to 86 percent of the total offensive reps. On Thursday, he opted not to complain about the lack of passes sent his way. “That would [more]

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Tony Pollard misses practice for personal reasons

Thu Sep 30 2021 18:02:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Tony Pollard was missing from Cowboys practice on Thursday, but there doesn’t appear to be any concern about his availability for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Pollard was not on the injury report Wednesday and Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reported that a source close to Pollard said the running back [more]

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Matt Rhule: We’re just going to go out and run our offense without Christian McCaffrey

Thu Sep 30 2021 15:12:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are preparing to play the Cowboys without running back Christian McCaffrey, but it doesn’t sound like his absence is going to do much to impact their offensive approach. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that the team will not be making major alterations to their offense with Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman moving [more]

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CJ Henderson: Trade to Panthers a fresh new start for me

Thu Sep 30 2021 13:23:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers picked up cornerback CJ Henderson in a trade with the Jaguars earlier this week and Henderson has spent the last few days getting to know his new team. Henderson was the ninth overall pick in 2020 and it’s rare to see a player drafted that high get traded this early in their careers. [more]

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Trevon Diggs named NFC defensive player of the month

Thu Sep 30 2021 12:48:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys have gotten off to a 2-1 start in 2021, winning their last two games over the Chargers and Eagles. Cornerback Trevon Diggs is a big reason why. Diggs has started his second season with three interceptions and six passes defensed in three games. With both marks leading the league, Diggs has now been [more]

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Matt Rhule: Dak Prescott like watching Peyton Manning, Drew Brees play quarterback

Thu Sep 30 2021 03:32:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is bracing for a difficult challenge this weekend in the Dallas Cowboys. Despite having the league’s top defense through three weeks in total defense and second best unit in scoring defense, Rhule knows that finding a way to stop Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will be a chore. “When you [more]

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Report: Bears sign purchase agreement for potential Arlington Heights stadium location

Wed Sep 29 2021 03:53:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are moving closer toward moving out of Soldier Field. According to TheAthletic.com, the Bears have signed a purchase agreement for property in Arlington Heights that could serve as the location for a new stadium. Per the report, the team is expected to announce the acquisition on Wednesday. “We are not surprised by this [more]

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Panthers place Juston Burris on injured reserve

Tue Sep 28 2021 18:34:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers will be without safety Juston Burris for at least their next three games. The team announced that Burris has been placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Burris injured his groin during last Thursday’s win over the Texans. Burris had two tackles before his injury and has 10 tackles and an interception on the [more]

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Matt Rhule: We’ve liked CJ Henderson for a long time

Tue Sep 28 2021 13:12:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers traded for cornerback CJ Henderson on Monday, acquiring the No. 9 overall pick of the 2020 draft in part to help replace this year’s No. 8 overall pick Jaycee Horn. Horn will be out for months, if not the rest of the season, after breaking a few bones in his foot in last [more]

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Matt Rhule: Christian McCaffrey will not be placed on IR

Mon Sep 27 2021 18:07:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey should not be out for too long with the hamstring injury he suffered on Thursday. Carolina head coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Monday that the team is not planning to put McCaffrey on injured reserve. That’s an indication that McCaffrey will miss only a couple of weeks. If the [more]

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Urban Meyer: CJ Henderson trade is a good deal for both sides

Mon Sep 27 2021 17:03:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jacksonville traded cornerback CJ Henderson to Carolina on Monday, sending the ninth overall pick of last year’s draft to the Panthers. Carolina needed help at cornerback with rookie Jaycee Horn out for months after breaking a few bones in his foot. And according to Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, Carolina was aggressive in its pursuit [more]

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Panthers signing Rashaan Melvin to 53-man roster

Mon Sep 27 2021 16:06:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a pair of standard practice squad elevations, the Panthers have elected for a more permanent arrangement with cornerback Rashaan Melvin. According to agent Drew Rosenhaus, Carolina is signing Melvin to its 53-man roster on Monday. Melvin spent training camp with the Panthers but was cut at the start of the season. He then signed [more]

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Panthers finalizing trade for CJ Henderson

Mon Sep 27 2021 14:09:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers lost first-round pick Jaycee Horn for months when he broke his foot in last Thursday’s win over the Texans and they’re making a move to replace him in the lineup on Monday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers are finalizing a trade with the Jaguars that will bring cornerback CJ [more]

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Panthers working out four running backs

Fri Sep 24 2021 21:41:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Christian McCaffrey expected to miss time with a hamstring injury, the Panthers will need reinforcements at the position. They are working out running backs to help fill the void of McCaffrey’s absence. Duke Johnson‘s participation in the workout was reported earlier Friday. The Panthers also will work out Ito Smith, Dontrell Hilliard and B.J. [more]

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Matt Rhule provides updates on Christian McCaffrey, Jaycee Horn, Juston Burris

Fri Sep 24 2021 19:31:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers won the game Thursday night, but the victory was an expensive one. Carolina lost three players who will miss significant time. Panthers coach Matt Rhule provided updates on running back Christian McCaffrey, safety Juston Burris and cornerback Jaycee Horn. Horn will have the longest absence of the three, and Rhule did not rule [more]

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Panthers working out Duke Johnson

Fri Sep 24 2021 18:26:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury, and so Carolina is looking into reinforcements. The Panthers are working out running back Duke Johnson today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 28-year-old Johnson spent the last two years with the Texans and struggled through a disappointing season [more]

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Report: Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with hamstring injury

Fri Sep 24 2021 16:53:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A report earlier on Friday indicated Panthers rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn could miss the rest of the regular season after breaking a couple of bones in his foot. The news is not as bad for Christian McCaffrey, though the running back is still likely to miss time. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, McCaffrey is [more]

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Report: Jaycee Horn likely facing 2-3 month recovery with broken bones in foot

Fri Sep 24 2021 14:21:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers had several players go down with injuries in Thursday’s victory over the Texans and there’s a little more clarity on what one of them is facing for his recovery. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Carolina fears cornerback Jaycee Horn broke multiple bones in the metatarsal area of his foot. Surgery is an [more]

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Panthers’ Cam Erving: We’re a team, not the Carolina Christian McCaffreys

Fri Sep 24 2021 13:45:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey misses significant time with the hamstring injury he suffered on Thursday night, the rest of the team is ready. That’s the word from Panthers left tackle Cameron Erving, who said after the game that they’re bigger than any one player. “We’re a football team. We’re not called the Carolina [more]

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Matt Rhule: Royce Freeman, Chuba Hubbard just have to be starting NFL running backs

Fri Sep 24 2021 12:58:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers don’t know how long they’ll be without running back Christian McCaffrey as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered on Thursday night, but they do know who will be filling in while he’s out of action. Royce Freeman and fourth-round pick Chuba Hubbard took over in the backfield after McCaffrey left the [more]

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Davis Mills on his first start: There’s obviously a couple plays I would like back

Fri Sep 24 2021 12:54:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Making your first start on a Thursday as a third-round rookie quarterback is not an ideal situation. Davis Mills made a few plays in Houston’s 24-9 loss to Carolina, but not nearly enough. The signal-caller finished Thursday’s game 19-of-28 passing for 168 yards with a touchdown. That he didn’t turn the ball over is a [more]

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Matt Rhule: Jaycee Horn “broke some bones” in his foot

Fri Sep 24 2021 11:04:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A report on Thursday night indicated Panthers first-round pick Jaycee Horn broke his foot during the team’s 24-9 win over the Texans and head coach Matt Rhule confirmed the nature of the cornerback’s injury after the game. Rhule said that Horn “broke some bones” in his foot and that doctors would do a “full workup” [more]

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Cameron Erving: We got a good one in Sam Darnold and he’s only going to get better

Fri Sep 24 2021 10:22:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Losing running back Christian McCaffrey to injury last season helped sink the Panthers’ season, but it didn’t sink them on Thursday night against the Texans. The Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 win fueled in large part by the play of quarterback Sam Darnold. Darnold went 23-of-34 for 304 yards and ran for a [more]

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Christian McCaffrey has hamstring strain, Panthers don’t yet know the severity

Fri Sep 24 2021 09:28:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey exited Thursday night’s game early with a hamstring injury, and the team doesn’t know whether he’ll miss any additional time. Carolina coach Matt Rhule said after the game that McCaffrey will undergo additional testing. “Christian strained his hamstring. I don’t know the severity yet,” Rhule said. “The minute it happened [more]

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Sam Darnold throws for 300 yards, rushes for 2 TDs as Panthers beat Texans 24-9

Fri Sep 24 2021 03:18:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold completed 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and rushed for two touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The Texans saw rookie Davis Mills make his first start at quarterback on a short week after Tyrod Taylor injured his hamstring [more]

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Report: Jaycee Horn breaks foot

Fri Sep 24 2021 02:59:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It didn’t look good when Jaycee Horn couldn’t put weight on his right foot, and the news is not good for Horn. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports the initial diagnosis is a broken foot for the rookie. It is too early for the Panthers to know the timetable for Horn’s return. Horn, the eighth overall [more]

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Tommy Tremble rushing touchdown extends Panthers lead

Fri Sep 24 2021 02:31:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Carolina Panthers extended their lead to 14-6 over the Houston Texans on a jet sweep handoff to tight end Tommy Tremble late in the third quarter. Tremble came in motion and took a quick hand-off from quarterback Sam Darnold around left end as a great lead block from Ian Thomas sprung him into the [more]

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Jaycee Horn carted off after non-contact injury

Fri Sep 24 2021 02:17:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thursday Night Football is turning into a nightmare for the Panthers. They already lost running Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury. Safety Juston Burris and cornerback Jaycee Horn were injured on consecutive plays on the first possession of the second half. Horn, the team’s first-round choice, was injured on a non-contact play. He immediately pointed [more]

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Davis Mills throws first touchdown pass as Texans draw within 7-6 at halftime

Fri Sep 24 2021 01:51:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Davis Mills looked exactly what he is on the Texans’ first four drives. The rookie quarterback, who is making his first start, had only 19 yards passing with 1:37 remaining in the half. The Texans had only 17 plays, three first downs and four punts. So no one saw this coming. . . . Mills [more]

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Christian McCaffrey is out with a hamstring injury

Fri Sep 24 2021 01:16:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey briefly left last week’s game with calf cramps. Although he was listed as questionable to return, McCaffrey did. He isn’t returning to Thursday night’s game. The Panthers ruled him out early in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, NFL Network announced during the broadcast. His final play was a [more]

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Sam Darnold’s 5-yard touchdown run gives Panthers an early lead

Fri Sep 24 2021 00:45:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers went three-and-out on their first possession, though the Carolina sideline didn’t appreciate a non-call on Vernon Hargreaves‘ early contact with DJ Moore. Carolina didn’t need any help on its second possession. The Panthers went 88 yards in 10 plays. Darnold, who went 1-for-3 for 7 yards on the first drive, was 4-for-5 for [more]

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Justin Reid, A.J. Bouye are among the inactives for Thursday Night Football

Thu Sep 23 2021 23:07:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans won’t have Deshaun Watson or Tyrod Taylor at quarterback for Thursday Night Football. Watson again is a healthy scratch as the Texans wait for a trade offer to their liking, and Taylor went on injured reserve this week with a strained hamstring. They will have third-round choice Davis Mills making his first start. [more]

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Texans sign Joey Slye to 53-player roster

Thu Sep 23 2021 20:42:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans signed kicker Joey Slye to the active roster from the practice squad. He was a standard game-day activation the first two games. Slye is 7-for-7 on PATs and 3-for-4 on field goals, having missed a 41-yarder wide left against the Browns. He has 10 touchbacks on 12 kickoffs. The Texans signed Slye to [more]

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Justin Reid questionable, Danny Amendola out for Texans Thursday night

Wed Sep 22 2021 20:04:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Justin Reid was listed as a non-participant in practice for the second straight day on Wednesday, but the Texans aren’t willing to rule him out of Thursday night’s game against the Panthers. Reid has a knee injury and was listed as limited in practice on Monday’s estimated report, so he was downgraded over the [more]

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Panthers rule Yetur Gross-Matos out for Thursday

Wed Sep 22 2021 19:54:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It never looked like defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos would be in the lineup for the Panthers this week and his status became official on Wednesday. The Panthers have ruled Gross-Matos out for their game against the Texans. An ankle injury is the reason why Gross-Matos will miss his first game of the season. Defensive end [more]

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Texans place Tyrod Taylor, Nico Collins on injured reserve

Tue Sep 21 2021 20:31:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Texans head coach David Culley had already announced rookie Davis Mills would start his first game on Thursday night against the Panthers. Mills may get at least a couple more games to show what he can do running Houston’s offense. The Texans placed quarterback Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) and receiver Nico Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve [more]

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Panthers place Pat Elflein on injured reserve to open spot for A.J. Bouye

Tue Sep 21 2021 19:32:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are placing starting left guard Pat Elflein on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, Jonathan Alexander of the Charlotte Observer reports. Elflein will have to miss a minimum of three weeks before returning. Elflein injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Saints, playing 23 offensive snaps before departing. [more]

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Yetur Gross-Matos out, Morgan Fox limited at Panthers practice

Tue Sep 21 2021 19:21:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos is on track to miss Thursday night’s game against the Texans. Gross-Matos was listed as a non-participant on Monday’s estimated injury report because of an ankle injury and he remained out for the team’s work on Tuesday. Gross-Matos has three tackles and a tackle for loss through the first two [more]

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Danny Amendola is not expected to play Thursday

Tue Sep 21 2021 17:22:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans will be without quarterback Tyrod Taylor for Thursday’s game against the Panthers and it looks like wide receiver Danny Amendola will be missing the game as well. Amendola hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Browns and head coach David Culley said on Tuesday that the veteran wideout is unlikely to play [more]

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Davis Mills gets his first start on Thursday night

Tue Sep 21 2021 15:57:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before Justin Fields or Trey Lance make their first NFL start, Davis Mills will get his initial starting assignment. The rookie third-rounder from Stanford becomes QB1 for the Texans on Thursday night against the Panthers. Coach David Culley announced the development on Tuesday, after explaining that normal starter Tyrod Taylor will miss the game with [more]

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Yetur Gross-Matos wouldn’t have practiced for Panthers Monday

Mon Sep 20 2021 21:39:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Panthers head coach Matt Rhule met with the media on Monday, he said that left guard Pat Elflein is unlikely to play against the Texans on Thursday night due to a hamstring injury so it was no surprise to see him listed as a non-participant in practice on the team’s estimated injury report. Rhule [more]

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Report: Tyrod Taylor could miss four weeks with hamstring injury

Mon Sep 20 2021 21:14:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Texans head coach David Culley said on Monday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, but the timeline for his return is reportedly considerably longer. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Taylor could miss four weeks as a result of the injury. The Texans are set to face the Panthers [more]

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Tyrod Taylor would not have practiced on Monday

Mon Sep 20 2021 21:08:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Texans head coach David Culley called quarterback Tyrod Taylor day-to-day with his hamstring injury on Monday. With Houston taking on Carolina on Thursday, the Texans had to release an injury report for the first day of the week. With the report being an estimate, Taylor would not have practiced on Monday. Taylor was one of [more]

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No health concerns about Christian McCaffrey for Thursday; Pat Elflein unlikely to play

Mon Sep 20 2021 17:31:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left Sunday’s win over the Saints for a while because of cramping, but he appears to be all systems go for Thursday’s game against the Texans. Head coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Monday that there are no concerns about McCaffrey’s health heading into Week Three. McCaffrey ran 24 times [more]

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Deshaun Watson will be inactive this week, Tyrod Taylor day-to-day with hamstring injury

Mon Sep 20 2021 15:24:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Texans head coach David Culley was asked Sunday about the possibility of Deshaun Watson being activated for Thursday’s game against the Panthers, he said “we’ll have to see.” Culley and the Texans came to a decision before he met with the media on Monday morning. Culley said that Watson will be inactive once again [more]

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Davis Mills doesn’t think he was too rattled in first regular season action

Mon Sep 20 2021 14:44:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans were tied with the Browns at halftime on Sunday, but their upset bid took on a different complexion in the third quarter when Davis Mills took over at quarterback. Mills was pressed into action because of Tyrod Taylor‘s hamstring injury and the third-round pick’s first regular season action had highs and lows. He [more]

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Sam Darnold: It’s a good feeling to be 2-0

Mon Sep 20 2021 11:35:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold experienced a few winning streaks while he was with the Jets, but none of them amounted to much. The Jets won two straight his rookie year to even their record at 3-3, but lost nine of their last 10 games to finish 4-12. A three-game winning streak in 2019 came after they opened [more]

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If Texans plan to use Deshaun Watson, NFL will have a decision to make

Mon Sep 20 2021 00:06:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans face the Panthers on Thursday night, and quarterback Tyrod Taylor has a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley said Sunday as to whether Deshaun Watson will play in Taylor’s absence, “We’ll see.” The league office would likely say the same thing. As previously explained, the league hasn’t decided whether to place Watson on paid [more]

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David Culley: We’ll have to see if Deshaun Watson plays this week

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:53:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans lost Tyrod Taylor to a hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss to the Browns and that meant head coach David Culley was asked about an inactive quarterback when he met with the media after the game. Culley was asked if Taylor’s injury would lead the team to activate Deshaun Watson for Thursday night’s home [more]

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Panthers dominate Saints 26-7 as Sam Darnold passes for 305 yards

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:25:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers beat the Jets 19-14 in the season opener, but it was just the Jets, and it was close. Nobody can say that this week. Carolina made a statement with a dominating 26-7 victory over the Saints. It was all Panthers from start to finish as the Panthers outgained the Saints, 383 to 128. [more]

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Panthers dominate Saints in first half, hold 17-0 halftime lead

Sun Sep 19 2021 18:30:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints positioned themselves as a favorite in the NFC after an impressive victory over the Packers in the season opener. Few outside of the Carolinas came out of Week 1 talking about the Panthers. But Sam Darnold and the Panthers dominated the Saints in the first half, carrying a 17-0 lead into the locker [more]

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Panthers strike quick against Saints to take 7-0 lead

Sun Sep 19 2021 17:14:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers didn’t do much against the Saints last week, but the Saints are missing three defensive starters today. The Panthers had no trouble on their first possession, going 75 yards in five plays. Carolina leads 7-0 only three minutes into the game. Sam Darnold was 3-for-3 for 72 yards and a touchdown. He hit [more]

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Two more members of Saints’ staff out because of COVID-19 protocols

Sat Sep 18 2021 20:16:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two more members of the Saints’ staff will be unavailable for Sunday’s game because of issues related to COVID-19. The Saints announced today that assistant head coach/defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and pass rush specialist Brian Young will not be in attendance at Sunday’s game at Carolina. Nielsen and Young join six other coaches who [more]

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Panthers fans not happy that “Keep Pounding” chant disappeared in Week One

Sat Sep 18 2021 16:15:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers fans had reason to be happy about the outcome of their team’s Week One game. They weren’t happy about something that happened, or more accurately didn’t happen, during the game. The “Keep Pounding” chant wasn’t part of the pre-game or in game experience, via the Charlotte Observer. A Panthers spokesperson told the Observer that the [more]

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Saints won’t have seven coaches for Sunday’s game

Fri Sep 17 2021 20:55:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints coaching staff will be short-handed Sunday. They will not have seven coaches because of COVID-19 protocols. The team announced offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano, senior offensive assistant/receivers Curtis Johnson, offensive line Brendan Nugent, run game coordinator/tight ends Dan Roushar, and running backs Joel Thomas [more]

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Bradley Roby believes Saints are perfect fit for him following trade from Texans

Thu Sep 16 2021 07:01:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Bradley Roby is working to get up to speed with the New Orleans Saints after being dealt to the team from the Houston Texans last week. Roby participated in practice with the team for the first time on Wednesday. He was ineligible to play last week following his trade from Houston as he served [more]

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Report: Myles Hartsfield suffered wrist injury that requires surgery

Mon Sep 13 2021 17:14:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Panthers won’t have one of their defensive and special teams contributors for a few weeks. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, cornerback Myles Hartsfield suffered a wrist injury that requires surgery during Sunday’s victory over the Jets. But the injury is not considered season-ending  and Hartsfield is considered week-to-week. Hartsfield played 23 [more]

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Report: Mekhi Becton suffered a dislocated knee cap

Mon Sep 13 2021 16:38:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton was carted off the field in Sunday’s game with a knee injury. There’s now more known about it. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Becton suffered a knee cap dislocation that popped back into place. There’s currently no timeline for his return. Rapoport previously reported on Sunday that initial tests [more]

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Zach Wilson feeling “a little whiplash” after NFL debut

Mon Sep 13 2021 10:52:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s 19-14 loss to the Panthers, Jets head coach Robert Saleh complimented rookie quarterback Zach Wilson‘s “resolve” after watching him take six sacks and 10 hits over the course of his NFL debut. Wilson struggled early, but threw two touchdowns in the second half to give the Jets some hope of pulling off a [more]

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Sam Darnold: “Kind of a trip” to see Jets on other sideline during National Anthem

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:43:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Jets quarterback Sam Darnold played his first game as something other than the Jets quarterback against the Jets. He got the win, 19-14, as a member of the Panthers. After the game, I asked Darnold how it felt once he saw that he’d start his Carolina career against the team that gave up on [more]

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Robert Saleh: Zach Wilson took the shots, showed resolve

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:32:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The first start of Jets quarterback Zach Wilson‘s professional career was a tale of two halves. Wilson was pressured relentlessly in the first half and went 6-of-16 for 84 yards and an interception as the Jets fell behind 16-0. He was 14-of-21 for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the second half as the Jets [more]

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Panthers open season with 19-14 win over Jets

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:42:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold‘s first start with the Panthers came against a familiar team and it ended with an unfamiliar result. Darnold didn’t win a lot in three years with the Jets, but he got a win over them on Sunday. Darnold threw a touchdown, ran for another and the Panthers outlasted the Jets for a 19-14 [more]

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Mekhi Becton helped off after Zach Wilson’s first touchdown pass

Sun Sep 12 2021 19:33:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets had their biggest offensive highlight of Sunday’s game marred by an injury to a key player. Left tackle Mekhi Becton went down with an apparent knee or leg injury as Zach Wilson was hitting Corey Davis for a 22-yard touchdown. Players took a knee on the field while trainers and head coach Robert [more]

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Panthers up 16-0 after first half

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:47:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers had to wait until the second quarter to get their first points of Sunday’s game, but things opened up for them from that point. After the Panthers stuffed Jets running back Tevin Coleman on a fourth down run, Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson hooked up for a 57-yard touchdown against their former team. [more]

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Report: Texans rejected Deshaun Watson offer of three first-round picks and three third-round picks before draft

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:36:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans want a lot for quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Texans reportedly could have had a lot for Watson. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that, before the draft, the Texans could have had three first-round picks and three third-round picks for Watson. The Texans declined. Glazer adds that four teams were interested in Watson, [more]

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Panthers turn Shaq Thompson pick into their first points of 2021

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:08:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson made a late change to his jersey number and he got to show off his new No. 7 in the second quarter. Thompson dropped into coverage and picked off a pass by Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. It was their first takeaway of the game and it set the Panthers up [more]

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Panthers announce new numbers for Jermaine Carter, Shaq Thompson

Sun Sep 12 2021 16:50:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rules changes this year allowed most NFL players to choose from a wider selection of jersey numbers than in past seasons and the offseason saw many stories of players announcing uniform changes. Two Panthers linebackers took their change right down to the wire. The Panthers announced shortly before Sunday’s season opener against the Jets that [more]

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Keenan Cole out for Jets in Zach Wilson’s debut

Sun Sep 12 2021 15:53:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will be without a full receiving corps in his first NFL start. Wide receiver Keelan Cole is on the Jets’ inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Cole was added to the injury report with a knee injury on Thursday and he was listed as questionable to play on Friday. [more]

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Asking price, not uncertainty, caused Dolphins to balk at Deshaun Watson trade

Sun Sep 12 2021 13:19:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two weeks ago, many throughout the league believed that the Texans would imminently trade quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Dolphins. That feeling made its way to the league office, given that (per a source with knowledge of the situation) the Dolphins were communicating with 345 Park Avenue to get more information about Watson’s status. The [more]

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NFL isn’t taking action against Deshaun Watson because it doesn’t have to

Sat Sep 11 2021 12:59:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many have asked when and if the NFL will place Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on the Commissioner Exempt list. The easy answer — and the right one — is that the league won’t even consider it until it has to. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league hasn’t made a decision about [more]

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Report: Michael Gallup to miss multiple weeks with calf injury

Fri Sep 10 2021 18:55:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys lost their opener on Thursday night and they also reportedly lost wide receiver Michael Gallup for a while. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports that Gallup injured his calf during the 29-27 loss to the Buccaneers. he is expected to miss three-to-five weeks while recovering from the injury. If that timeline [more]

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Jamison Crowder out, Keelan Cole game-time decision for Week One

Fri Sep 10 2021 15:07:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson will be without at least one key receiver for his debut with a possibility for a second. Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters in his Friday press conference that Jamison Crowder will remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list and is out for Sunday’s season opener against the Panthers. Saleh also said [more]

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Jets add Keelan Cole to practice report with knee injury

Thu Sep 09 2021 20:58:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets receiver Jamison Crowder remains on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive a week ago. On Thursday, the team added receiver Keelan Cole to the injury report. Cole was listed as limited with a knee injury. The Jets have Crowder, Corey Davis and Elijah Moore as starters. Cole or Denzel Mims was expected to [more]

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Sam Darnold: I didn’t play well enough for the Jets and that’s on me

Thu Sep 09 2021 12:53:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold had a rough go with the Jets for three years. There were several reasons why New York elected to trade him to Carolina in April, clearing the way for the Jets to select Zach Wilson at No. 2 overall. But now as Darnold prepares to face his former team to open [more]

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Zach Wilson: Facing Sam Darnold “definitely not something I think about”

Wed Sep 08 2021 22:37:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets will be in Carolina to face the Panthers in the first regular season game of quarterback Zach Wilson‘s career, which means they won’t have to look far to see a reminder that things may not go as planned for the second overall pick in the draft. It was 2018 when the Jets made [more]

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Cam Newton promises to get “a lot of things” off his chest, but that it won’t be a retirement speech

Wed Sep 08 2021 17:42:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cam Newton hasn’t said much since being cut by the Patriots eight days ago. On Instagram, Newton has said that, come Friday, he’ll have something to say. Newton apparently does a periodic video dubbed “Funky Friday.” He has posted on Wednesday a video teasing the next installment. “On this week’s Funky Friday, I have a [more]

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Who will be the offensive player of the year?

Wed Sep 08 2021 13:19:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As every season approaches, we spend some time thinking about how it will all end. On Tuesday, Simms and I drafted the candidates for the offensive player of the year award. Check out our selections in the attached video. Chime in with your thoughts as to whether the choices do or don’t make sense. As [more]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: No buzz in locker room for Cam Newton

Wed Sep 08 2021 03:13:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two years ago, the Steelers learned the hard way what happens if veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger makes an early exit due to injury. With Ben now 39, the in-house options not ideal, and Cam Newton available, it’s hard not to wonder whether it would make sense for the Steelers to make a play for Newton. [more]

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Panthers promote Sam Tecklenburg from practice squad

Wed Sep 08 2021 00:49:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers had an open roster spot on their 53-player roster after placing guard John Miller on the COVID-19 reserve list. They filled it Tuesday night. The team announced it has promoted center Sam Tecklenburg from the practice squad. Tecklenburg, 24, spent last year on the Panthers’ practice squad. He got increased work during the [more]

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Report: Texans work out kickers Michael Badgley, Joey Slye

Tue Sep 07 2021 06:57:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Houston Texans brought in free agent kickers Michael Badgley and Joey Slye for workouts on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk790. Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn is working through a minor injury but is still expected to play in Houston’s season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Badgley has kicked in 36 games for the [more]

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Panthers place John Miller on COVID-19 list

Mon Sep 06 2021 16:20:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers may be without one of their starting offensive lineman in Sunday’s season opener against the Jets. Carolina has placed starting right guard John Miller on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, the team announced. It’s currently unclear whether Miller has tested positive or is a close contact of someone who has. If Miller is [more]

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Jets expect to have Mekhi Becton in Week One

Mon Sep 06 2021 15:16:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets have a key member of their offense in the concussion protocol, but they don’t expect left tackle Mekhi Becton to remain there through the weekend. Becton was injured during a joint practice with the Eagles ahead of the final preseason game for both teams and made enough progress in his recovery from his [more]

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Hesitation to sign Cam Newton comes from history of injuries, throwing issues

Sun Sep 05 2021 15:05:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked whether he has spoken to Patriots coach Bill Belichick about free-agent quarterback Cam Newton. Jones, in a roundabout way, said that Newton can be evaluated without speaking to Belichick. As one source with extensive experience evaluating NFL personnel explained it, the current issue with Cam is his [more]

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Jamison Crowder tests positive for COVID-19

Fri Sep 03 2021 17:20:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets could be without one of their key offensive weapons for next week’s season opener. According to NFL Media, wide receiver Jamison Crowder has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s currently unclear whether or not Crowder is fully vaccinated. If he is, he’ll need just two negative tests a day apart to return to the [more]

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Report: Ravens put in waiver claim on Royce Freeman

Fri Sep 03 2021 13:46:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After J.K. Dobbins tore his ACL in the Ravens’ final preseason game, head coach John Harbaugh said that he has “full confidence” in the ability of the team’s remaining running backs to handle the job. The confidence they have in Gus Edwards, Ty'Son Williams, and Justice Hill didn’t stop the team from considering another option [more]

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Panthers claim Royce Freeman off waivers

Thu Sep 02 2021 20:56:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina has added to its running back depth. The Panthers announced on Thursday that they’ve claimed Royce Freeman off waivers. The Broncos let Freeman go on Wednesday. Freeman appeared in all 16 games last year, but rushed only 35 times for 170 yards. Back in 2018, Freeman rushed for 521 yards with five touchdowns. He [more]

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Could Deshaun Watson force a trade by telling the Texans he’s ready to play?

Thu Sep 02 2021 17:53:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the best things about the two-hour cruise of the NFL that happens every morning on PFT Live is that the unrehearsed, loosely outlined conversation often results in Simms or me thinking of something that hadn’t previously occurred to us. Today, while discussing the lingering presence of quarterback Deshaun Watson on the Houston roster, [more]

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John McClain: Texans will keep Deshaun Watson until they get the offer they want

Wed Sep 01 2021 21:01:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans want to trade quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson wants to be traded. Eventually, it will happen. As explained by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, it will happen “when somebody makes [G.M. Nick] Caserio the offer he wants.” “The Texans’ plan for Watson hasn’t changed since March,” McClain added. “Trade him when someone meets [more]

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Panthers release David Moore

Wed Sep 01 2021 17:53:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers’ initial 53-man roster included wide receiver David Moore, but his time on that roster didn’t last long. The Panthers announced that Moore has been released. The team claimed guard Michael Jordan off of waivers, so they needed a roster spot. Moore signed a two-year deal with the Panthers as a free agent this [more]

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Michael Jordan lands with Panthers as a waiver claim

Wed Sep 01 2021 16:54:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like Charlotte is big enough for two Michael Jordans. There’s the one who won championships as a guard at the University of North Carolina and for the Chicago Bulls before becoming the owner of the city’s NBA team. And now there’s the guard who will be trying to find a home with the [more]

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Cowboys claim Will Grier

Wed Sep 01 2021 16:33:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dak Prescott has a new backup. The Cowboys have claimed quarterback Will Grier off waivers, a day after the Panthers released him. Grier joins Cooper Rush as the two quarterbacks behind Prescott on the Cowboys’ depth chart. A 2019 third-round draft pick of the Panthers, Grier spent two years in Carolina but didn’t play much. [more]

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Panthers waive Rodney Smith, reduce roster to 53

Tue Aug 31 2021 20:04:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have made their final move to reduce their roster to 53 players. Carolina announced that the team has waived running back Rodney Smith. Smith signed with Carolina last year as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota. He appeared in seven games as a rookie, taking 41 carries for 156 yards with a [more]

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Panthers release Rashaan Melvin, drop to 54 players

Tue Aug 31 2021 17:43:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers are one move away from setting their initial 53-man roster. The team announced 13 cuts on Tuesday morning and passed along word of four more early in the afternoon. They also made cuts on Monday and the roster now stands at 54 players in Carolina. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin was released in one of [more]

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Source: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross “really wants” Deshaun Watson

Tue Aug 31 2021 17:17:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins haven’t said that they don’t want quarterback Deshaun Watson. There’s a good reason for that. They do. Per a league source, owner Stephen Ross “really wants” the Texans quarterback. For now, however, the Dolphins and Texans have been unable to reach a deal. Last year, Ross wanted to trade up for Joe Burrow. [more]

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Texans “are not expected” to trade Deshaun Watson before 4:00 p.m. ET today

Tue Aug 31 2021 16:01:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When it comes to reporting regarding the status of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, there isn’t much clarity or certainty. And for good reason. His status is constantly subject to change. For now, NFL Media reports that the Texans “are not expected” to trade Watson before cutting the roster from 80 to 53 players by 4:00 [more]

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What’s next for Cam Newton?

Tue Aug 31 2021 15:47:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and the NFL’s 2015 MVP, has become a free agent, 12 days before the first Sunday of the 2021 regular season. He can sign with any time he chooses. The real question is which team will choose him? The first team that comes [more]

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Will Grier headlines list of 13 Panthers cuts

Tue Aug 31 2021 13:21:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers announced 13 cuts on Tuesday morning and settled their backup quarterback job in the process. Will Grier was one of the players waived by Carolin and that leaves P.J. Walker as the only player behind Sam Darnold on the depth chart. Grier was a third-round pick in 2019 and made two starts as [more]

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Dolphins try to distance themselves from Deshaun Watson without ruling out a trade

Mon Aug 30 2021 20:17:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Miami Dolphins and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have been linked for months. As the time approaches for the Texans to move him off the roster via trade or pay him $10.54 million to not play, two important things have not happened. First, the Texans have not said unequivocally and unconditionally that they’ll keep him [more]

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David Culley: Texans are “day to day” with Deshaun Watson’s roster status

Mon Aug 30 2021 19:50:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Saturday night’s preseason game against the Buccaneers, Texans coach David Culley wasn’t asked about the latest news and reports and rumors regarding quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Monday, Culley was asked whether Watson will consume one of the spots on the team’s 53-man roster. Said Culley, via Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chroncle, “We’re day [more]

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Bills trade Darryl Johnson to Panthers

Mon Aug 30 2021 16:45:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane called his former employers on Monday and reportedly agreed to a trade. Beane used to work for the Panthers and the Bills will be sending defensive end Darryl Johnson to Carolina. The Panthers will send a 2022 sixth-round pick to Buffalo. They have their own and the one they got [more]

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Texans playing “chicken” with possible trade of Deshaun Watson, who is hoping for a trade

Mon Aug 30 2021 04:04:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans want what they want in a potential trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson. If they don’t get it, they’ll be paying him $10.54 million for 2021. As one league source described it on Sunday, Houston are playing a game of “chicken” regarding a potential Watson trade. If no one blinks, and if the Texans [more]

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Jets “not concerned” about having Mekhi Becton back for Week One

Sun Aug 29 2021 20:01:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets made the decision to rest quarterback Zach Wilson in Friday night’s preseason finale because they had to shuffle pieces on their offensive line due to left tackle Mekhi Becton‘s absence, but it’s not something that head coach Robert Saleh thinks the team will have to do that against the Panthers in Week One. [more]

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Despite chatter and reports, a Deshaun Watson trade remains elusive — unless the Texans relent

Sun Aug 29 2021 13:40:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It was stunning, to say the least, to hear from two credible sources with two different teams that chatter was building regarding a potential trade of Deshaun Watson by the Texans to the Dolphins or Panthers. Then came the report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that the Dolphins have emerged as the frontrunners to [more]

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Dolphins reportedly “balk” at high price for Deshaun Watson

Sat Aug 28 2021 23:14:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s all coming down to whether someone blinks. The Dolphins are reportedly the frontrunner to land quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Texans. And Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins “remain intrigued by the possibility” of trading for Watson. However, Jackson says the Dolphins aren’t willing to give the Texans what they [more]

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Panthers cut six, reduce roster to 71

Sat Aug 28 2021 20:32:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Teams have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to reduce their rosters to 53 players. But the Panthers are getting ahead of the curve. In addition to waiving kicker Joey Slye, Carolina has cut six players on Saturday. The Panthers announced offensive tackle Martez Ivey, receiver Ishmael Hyman, linebacker Paddy Fisher, and linebacker Jonathan Celestin [more]

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Report: Dolphins emerge as favorites for Deshaun Watson trade

Sat Aug 28 2021 19:01:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The chatter is building indeed. In the aftermath of our report that talk is mounting in league circles that the Texans could be trading quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Panthers or the Dolphins, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Dolphins have emerged as the frontrunner. Citing an unnamed team that dropped out of [more]

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Panthers cut Joey Slye

Sat Aug 28 2021 16:32:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers traded for kicker Ryan Santoso this week and gave him most of the work against the Steelers on Friday night, which led to a question for head coach Matt Rhule about his timeline for making a choice about whether Santoso or Joey Slye would make the 53-man roster. Rhule said he’d meet with [more]

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Chatter builds of a potential Deshaun Watson trade

Sat Aug 28 2021 15:43:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As noted earlier this morning, decision time is coming for the Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson. The options are few. The one that has seemed the least likely in recent weeks could be the one that happens. Multiple executives from teams not directly involved in the discussions tell PFT that there’s mounting chatter that Watson [more]

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Decision time is coming for the Texans and Deshaun Watson

Sat Aug 28 2021 15:01:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For more than a month, Deshaun Watson and the Texans have awkwardly coexisted. Watson attends meetings, but he barely practices. One of the best players in the entire NFL, he continues to be the fourth-string quarterback on the Houston roster. Nothing has happened to change that. By Tuesday, something likely will. As the Texans reduce [more]

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Robert Saleh: Offensive line shuffling, not weather, led to decision to not play Zach Wilson

Sat Aug 28 2021 12:23:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The intersection of the third preseason game and the final preseason game has indeed caused different teams to take different approaches as to the players who play in the Week Three games. For the Jets, coach Robert Saleh decided to keep quarterback Zach Wilson and most other offensive starters out of the fray on Friday [more]

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Panthers waive Brian Cole

Fri Aug 27 2021 15:21:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have made a roster move in advance of their preseason matchup with the Steelers on Friday. Carolina has waived Brian Cole, the team announced on Friday. Cole signed with the Panthers earlier this month. The Vikings drafted him in the seventh round last year, but waived him toward the end of training camp. [more]

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Giants trade Ryan Santoso to Panthers

Thu Aug 26 2021 17:01:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina is bringing in even more competition at kicker. A couple of days after signing Dominik Eberle, the Panthers have acquired Ryan Santoso from the Giants. Carolina sent a conditional 2022 seventh-round pick back to New York to complete the deal. Slye connected on 80.6 percent of his field goals and 91.7 percent of his [more]

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Joe Brady: I have something with Sam Darnold

Thu Aug 26 2021 12:27:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers traded for Sam Darnold this offseason with the hope that the quarterback will take their offense to higher levels than it reached with Teddy Bridgewater in 2020. We’re a couple of weeks away from seeing the total package, but offensive coordinator Joe Brady is confident that the team made the right call. Darnold’s [more]

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Dwayne Haskins: I’m looking forward to doing things I’m talented enough to do

Thu Aug 26 2021 10:58:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Dwayne Haskins is set to start the team’s final preseason game of the summer on Friday night and he’ll be facing the last team he started against in that contest. Haskins started at quarterback for Washington against the Panthers in Week 16 last season and wound up getting [more]

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Panthers trade Denzel Perryman to Raiders

Thu Aug 26 2021 01:16:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers traded middle linebacker Denzel Perryman to the Raiders, the team announced. Carolina will give up its 2022 seventh-round pick for the Raiders’ 2022 sixth-rounder. The Panthers signed the veteran to a two-year, $6 million with $2.99 million guaranteed in free agency this offseason. Perryman, though, couldn’t beat out Jermaine Carter for the starting [more]

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Robby Anderson: The Panthers are who I want to be with for my future

Wed Aug 25 2021 13:34:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Robby Anderson put together the most productive season of his career for the Panthers in 2020 and now he’s set to be with the team through 2023. Anderson signed a two-year extension with a reported $20 million guaranteed on Tuesday. He said after the day’s practice that the Panthers have been a right fit for [more]

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Panthers sign kicker Dominik Eberle to compete with Joey Slye

Tue Aug 24 2021 22:58:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Joey Slye missed a 37-yard field goal last week against the Ravens, prompting the Panthers to sign another option at the position Tuesday. The team signed German kicker Dominik Eberle, waiving safety LaDarius Wiley in a corresponding move. “We’re confident in [Slye], but we’re going to look at other kickers as well,” General Manager Scott [more]

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Texans signing Rasul Douglas

Tue Aug 24 2021 21:40:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rasul Douglas has found a new home. According to multiple reports, the Texans are signing the cornerback to a free-agent deal. Douglas was released by the Raiders on Monday. He had signed with Las Vegas in April after spending the 2020 season with the Panthers. Douglas appeared in 14 games with 11 starts last year, recording [more]

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Mekhi Becton being evaluated for head injury after practice collision

Tue Aug 24 2021 18:47:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur said last week that left tackle Mekhi Becton has not been playing his best in camp this summer and efforts to turn that around may be complicated by an injury. Becton left Tuesday’s practice after a head-to-head collision with one of his teammates. Head coach Robert Saleh said that Becton [more]

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Panthers, Robby Anderson agree to two-year extension

Tue Aug 24 2021 16:19:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Robby Anderson will be sticking around Charlotte for a couple more years. According to multiple reports, the wide receiver and the Panthers have agreed to terms on a two-year, $29.5 million contract extension. The deal includes $20 million guaranteed. Anderson, 28, had his most productive season as a pro in 2020, his first year with [more]

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Elijah Moore, Alijah Vera-Tucker at practice for Jets

Tue Aug 24 2021 14:39:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets got bad injury news on defense in recent days, but Tuesday saw some positive developments on the offensive side of the ball. First-round guard Alijah Vera-Tucker and second-round wide receiver Elijah Moore are both on the practice field for the team’s joint workout with the Eagles. Vera-Tucker has been sideline by a pectoral [more]

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Panthers cut Kendall Donnerson, Caraun Reid

Tue Aug 24 2021 13:02:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers have reduced their roster to 80 players with a pair of roster moves on Tuesday morning. After waiving three players on Monday, Carolina has waived defensive end Kendall Donnerson and released defensive tackle Caraun Reid. A former Packers seventh-round pick, Donnerson has also spent time with the Raiders, Bengals, and Saints. But he has [more]

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Panthers cut Krishawn Hogan, Marquel Harrell, Walter Palmore

Mon Aug 23 2021 22:32:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers made three roster moves Monday ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to reach 80 players. They waived receiver Krishawn Hogan, guard Marquel Harrell and defensive tackle Walter Palmore, the team announced. Harrell and Palmer signed with the Panthers last week, while Hogan was signed early in camp after a tryout. The Panthers will have to [more]

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Jets expect Jarrad Davis to be out through Week Six with ankle injury

Mon Aug 23 2021 15:31:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jets linebacker Jarrad Davis left Saturday’s game in the second quarter with a left ankle injury and it is going to be some time before he’s back in action. Jets head coach Robert Saleh said at a Monday press conference that the team expects Davis to be out through their bye in Week Six. That [more]

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Matt Rhule: Joey Slye has not produced at the level we need

Sun Aug 22 2021 12:48:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When teams make the cut to 53 players around the league, teams scan the waiver wire for players who could help their roster and several of them often opt to make changes at kicker. The Panthers could be on that list this year. Joey Slye missed his third kick of the preseason on Saturday and [more]

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Report: Panthers, Robby Anderson deep in talks on contract extension

Sun Aug 22 2021 00:36:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Robby Anderson signed a two-year deal with the Panthers in 2020 and things have gone well enough that the team is reportedly trying to make sure he’s around beyond this season. Joseph Person of TheAthletic.com reports that the team is deep in talks with Anderson about a contract extension. His first deal in [more]

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Sam Darnold set for preseason debut this weekend

Thu Aug 19 2021 14:59:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold quipped about having plenty of experience getting hit in the preseason when asked on Wednesday about the importance of playing in games this summer, but said it is “important to a certain extent” to get some game action ahead of the regular season. Darnold didn’t get any action in the team’s [more]

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Panthers sign Marquel Harrell

Thu Aug 19 2021 13:35:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers announced a couple of roster moves on Thursday morning. Offensive lineman Marquel Harrell has signed a contract with the team and been added to the 85-man roster. Wide receiver Micah Simon was cut to create space for Harrell in Carolina. Harrell was undrafted out of Auburn last year and signed with the Bills. [more]

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Matt Rhule: Our guys have to make some catches

Thu Aug 19 2021 11:02:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule wasn’t happy with the work of the team’s offense in one of their joint practices with the Colts last week and he had some issues with the unit after Wednesday’s workout with the Ravens as well. Rhule specifically took issue with the team’s receivers. He said he “didn’t like the [more]

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Sam Darnold jokes about needing to take a hit in the preseason to get ready

Wed Aug 18 2021 23:59:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Darnold took four sacks in six preseason games with the Jets and another 98 in 38 regular-season games. So he’s taken his share of hits and doesn’t think taking another one is necessary to prepare him for his regular-season debut with the Panthers. Darnold made reporters laugh Wednesday with his answer to a question [more]

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Robby Anderson dealing with hamstring injury

Wed Aug 18 2021 19:09:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Robby Anderson did not practice Wednesday. Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Anderson has a hamstring injury. The issue is not expected to be long term, Rhule added. Anderson was injured during joint practices with the Colts last week. Anderson did not play in Sunday’s preseason game. Anderson, 28, [more]

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Garth Brooks cancels five NFL stadium shows over Delta variant

Wed Aug 18 2021 18:49:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL claims it has no reason to believe that capacity will be reduced at any stadiums in 2021 due to the ongoing spread of the Delta variant to the coronavirus. The NFL now has at least one reason to wonder how things will go. Garth Brooks has canceled concerts at five different NFL stadiums, [more]

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Panthers sign Walter Palmore

Wed Aug 18 2021 17:21:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers came into Wednesday with an open spot on their roster and they filled it by making an addition to their defensive line. The team announced the signing of defensive tackle Walter Palmore. Palmore was undrafted out of Missouri in 2019 and signed with the Texans. He didn’t make the roster in Houston and [more]

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Deshaun Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, calls press conference for Wednesday

Wed Aug 18 2021 00:47:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Attorney Rusty Hardin has resisted engaging in a battle of sound bites and press conferences with Tony Buzbee regarding the civil and criminal cases involving Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Wednesday, however, Hardin will hold his second press conference since the various civil cases were filed against Watson. Hardin’s office announced the press conference at [more]

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