QB Heinicke placed on IR; Allen set to start vs. Saints
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke's stint as the Panthers starting quarterback was a brief one.
Carolina placed Heinicke on injured reserve Wednesday after he sustained a left elbow injury in his first career NFL start, a 24-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. Coach Ron Rivera said undrafted rookie Kyle Allen will start against the Saints this weekend with Carolina already eliminated from playoff contention.
Panthers choose Heinicke over Gilbert as No. 2 QB
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers decided to go with Taylor Heinicke as their backup quarterback behind starter Cam Newton. Carolina waived last year's third-string QB Garrett Gilbert as part of final cuts Saturday.
Carolina waived defensive end Deashon Hall, a fourth-round draft pick in 2017. He never played a down for the team.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — For the first time since 2010, the Carolina Panthers have a quarterback battle on their hands heading into the preseason — at least when it comes to who'll backup 2015 league MVP Cam Newton.
Dolphins list Williams as starting running back vs. Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Dolphins say Damien Williams will get the start at running back on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.
He's expected to split time in the backfield with Kenyan Drake.
Safety T.J. McDonald, who is returning from an eight-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will also start.
Panthers claim QB Kaaya, S Cox off waivers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney believes it's not a bad thing to have quarterbacks on your roster to develop.
With that in mind, the Panthers claimed quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers from Detroit on Sunday and signed Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad after cutting him Saturday.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will miss the team’s first preseason game on Wednesday, head coach Ron Rivera announced Tuesday morning.
Agent: Raiders sign QB Gilbert to practice squad
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad ahead of their first playoff game in 14 years.
Agent Leigh Steinberg announced the move on his Twitter account Monday. Gilbert spent time on the Raiders practice squad last season and was cut by the team in the offseason.