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LAST SEASON: Panthers struggled last season on both sides of ball as defense got old and Cam Newton's shoulder issues limited their downfield passing game. Number of...
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CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Mike Adams, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Kenjon Barner, RB Travaris Cadet, K Chandler Catanzaro, OT Chris Clark, LB Thomas Davis, WR Devin...
Bills trade Marshall Newhouse to Panthers, sign Sirles
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have addressed their injury-depleted offensive line by acquiring veteran Marshall Newhouse in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo acquired a conditional draft pick from Carolina in the trade on Tuesday. The Bills then filled Newhouse's spot by signing offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year contract.
Another injury: Panthers send safety Da’Norris Searcy to IR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries, placing starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks.
Searcy was injured in the team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers (1-1) have not yet signed anyone to replace Searcy.
Rookie Rashaan Gaulden and veteran Colin Jones are expected to split snaps at safety on Sunday against Cincinnati (2-0).
Panthers without 3 starting offensive linemen vs Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three starting offensive linemen when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera has ruled out three-time Pro Bowl right guard Trai Turner this week because of a concussion. The team previously placed left tackle Matt Kalil and right Daryl Williams on injured reserve with knee injuries.
Rivera would not say Friday who'll start this week at any of the three vacant positions.
Panthers sign tackle Clark, put Williams on injured reserve
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With injuries piling up on the offensive line, the Panthers have signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Chris Clark.
Carolina officially placed starting right tackle Daryl Williams on injured reserve Wednesday with a knee injury. The move means both starting offensive tackles are now on IR. Carolina placed left tackle Matt Kalil on IR before the season opener against Dallas with a knee injury.
Williams and Kalil will each miss a minimum of eight games.
Panthers’ Olsen breaks foot; Williams will need surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future.
Panthers rookie TE Thomas prepares to replace injured Olsen
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Carolina Panthers opened the regular season with a 16-8 win against the Dallas Cowboys, it did not come without a cost.
Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen spent the second half watching the game from the sideline on crutches with his right foot in a boot — the same foot he fractured in 2017 causing him to miss nine games. Later in the game, second-team All-Pro right tackle Daryl Williams was carted off with a knee injury and did not return.
Panthers place LT Kalil on IR; out at least 8 games
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers placed Matt Kalil on injured reserve Sunday because of a knee injury, meaning the team's starting left tackle will miss at least eight games.
Kalil hasn't played since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 21. Taylor Moton is expected to start at left tackle on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Kalil is 3rd Panthers offensive lineman to injure his knee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.
The team said Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday for a second opinion on his knee from Dr. James Andrews and the decision was made to have the procedure.
Kalil becomes Carolina's third starting offensive lineman — and the second tackle — to go down with a knee injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension.
Larsen is now under contract through the 2020 season. Financial terms of the contract were not available Wednesday.
Panthers lose another offensive lineman to injury
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive lineman Amini Silatolu has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday.
The team isn't saying how much time Silatolu is expected to miss. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, according to trainer Ryan Vermillion.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera may have figured out the only way to avoid injuries to key players in training camp.
"Not practice," Rivera said after Wednesday's practice.
The Panthers are less than a week into training camp but have already lost two key players to potential season-ending injuries.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers cornerback Ross Cockrell broke his left tibia and fibula during practice Monday at the team's training camp at Wofford College.
The team said Cockrell will need surgery, but has not said if he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
It is the second severe injury in three days for the Panthers, a team that went 11-5 last season and earned a wild-card spot.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers right tackle Daryl Williams tore the medial collateral ligament and dislocated the patella in his right knee Saturday at training camp practice at Wofford College.
The team said there is no timetable for his return.
Williams was engaged with two pass rushers during 11-on-11 team drills when his knee bent back awkwardly. Several players gathered around Williams and others took a knee while the crowd went silent. He was carted off the field.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — An optimistic Cam Newton says he's adjusting well to a new offensive scheme and boldly proclaimed it's time for the Carolina Panthers to "take back the division."
Wearing a "Change the culture" t-shirt and a "Keep Pounding" hat, an upbeat Newton was budding with enthusiasm on Saturday even after starting right tackle Daryl Williams went down with a knee injury earlier in practice.
How the Panthers schemed the Vikings into giving up their two longest runs of the season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Panthers were facing the NFLs stingiest third-down defense when they walked to the line of scrimmage for their third snap of Sundays 31-24 win over the Vikings at Bank of America Stadium.
That, said defensive tackle Tom Johnson, is a situation we take a lot of pride in stopping.
It was third-and-1 from the Carolina 40-yard line when 325-pound rookie tackle Taylor Morton reported as an eligible receiver and lined up to the right of 330-pound right tackle Daryl Williams.
Panthers LB Kuechly inactive for 3rd straight game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game with a concussion when the Panthers host the San Diego Chargers.
A.J. Klein will start in his place.
Cornerback Daryl Worley and safety Kurt Coleman have been cleared from the league's concussion protocol and will start for Carolina on Sunday.
Panthers’ Kuechly questionable with concussion vs. Chargers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he's cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 has missed the last two games with a concussion.
Kuechly is listed as questionable and Rivera says he hopes he can play, saying "anytime you got your leader out there, it is a doggone good thing."
Bennett set to make return for Seattle against Carolina
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is active for Sunday night's game against Carolina, his first appearance after missing the previous five games due to knee surgery.
Bennett made it through the week of practice but was listed as questionable on the final injury report. Bennett's knee was first hurt on Oct. 16 against Atlanta and he underwent surgery in early November.
Panthers must find ways to protect Newton
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Panthers' offensive line has been devastated by injuries this season, the latest coming with centers Ryan Kalil and Gino Gradkowski being placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
With left tackle Michael Oher out for the year with a concussion and backup right tackle Daryl Williams nursing an injury, the Panthers may have even more problems protecting franchise quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday at Seattle.
Panthers place centers Kalil, Gradkowski on injured reserve
The Carolina Panthers have placed two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil and his primary backup Gino Gradkowski on injured reserve, further weakening an offensive line that has been decimated by injuries this season.
Carolina signed free agent center Ryan Wendell and offensive tackle Dan France from the Cleveland Browns practice squad on Tuesday to fill out the 53-man roster.
Panthers sign Smith to bolster depth at offensive tackle
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers signed 29-year-old offensive tackle Willie Smith to help bolster their depth on the offensive line.
The move comes after backup tackles Daryl Williams and David Foucault have struggled in training camp and the preseason. Michael Oher and Mike Remmers are expected to be Carolina's starting offensive tackles again this season.