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.
Banks with winning TD, Tulane beats E. Carolina 31-24 in OT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dontrell Hilliard ran for a career-high 189 yards and Jonathan Banks scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Tulane beat East Carolina 31-24 on Saturday night.
Banks ran it in from 16 yards out to give the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) the edge in overtime. He finished with 110 yards passing and 96 yards and two scores rushing.
East Carolina University head coach Scottie Montgomery surprised Tia Chapman at her job at South Greenville Elementary Thursday, telling her that her son, Kiante Anderson, earned a scholarship with the Pirates for the upcoming season.
"I just decided to show up," Montgomery said in behind-the-scenes video of the surprise posted by ECU Athletics.
"(Anderson) loves her, he speaks so highly of her, talks about her sacrifices and he's earned it on and off the field."