Panthers re-sign backup QB Heinicke to 1-year deal
The Panthers have re-signed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a one-year contract to provide depth behind Cam Newton.
Allen thrives until injury, Panthers beat Brees-less Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Panthers undrafted rookie Kyle Allen turned in a promising first NFL start — until he hurt his shoulder.
Whether the New Orleans defense that Allen victimized was entirely dialed in is another matter.
Allen passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns before his injury in the fourth quarter, and Carolina cruised to a 33-14 victory over a Saints squad looking ahead to the playoffs.
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.
Linebacker Shaq Thompson the latest Panther to go on IR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers placed outside linebacker Shaq Thompson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The team signed undrafted rookie quarterback Kyle Allen to the active roster from the practice squad on Thursday. Allen will serve as Carolina's backup to Taylor Heinicke on Sunday when the Panthers host the Falcons in what is essentially a meaningless game. Cam Newton will be inactive with a shoulder injury.
Panthers sitting QB Newton; Heinicke to start vs. Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is headed to the bench with a sore shoulder.
The Panthers made the decision to shut down the 2015 league MVP for at least one game and possibly the remainder of the season due to a lingering right shoulder problem.
Coach Ron Rivera said Taylor Heinicke will make his first career start when Carolina hosts the Falcons on Sunday. Kyle Allen will be Carolina's backup and Newton will be inactive.
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.
Potential top picks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold buddy up while training in California
INDIANAPOLIS — In a sense, Josh Allen and Sam Darnold are currently competing. Some analysts believe the two quarterbacks are the best bets of anyone at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine to go No. 1 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft.
But until then, they’ll be trying to make each other better.
"LSU was offsides."
Some might consider it Texas A&M's newest yell, found frequently on social media and message boards and one of the few Aggie yells related to Southeastern Conference play.
The Wildcats have offered scholarships to 57 QBs since 2013; most haven’t panned out
Arizona saw Houston quarterback Kyle Allen for the first time last month, though coach Rich Rodriguez has known him for years.
Rodriguez recruited Allen out of Scottsdale's Desert Mountain High School. Then a five-star recruit, Allen considered Arizona briefly before ultimately signing with Texas A&M. After a couple of years of ups and downs in College Station, Allen transferred to Houston.
Postma starts, Houston holds off Temple 20-13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Postma passed for 226 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston defense made three interceptions in a 20-13 victory over Temple on Saturday.
Houston's defense held Temple to 324 total yards, including 142 rushing. Garrett Davis intercepted two of Logan Marchi's passes and Isiah Johnson grabbed the other.
Major Applewhite says Cougars inconsistent on offense
Coach Major Applewhite said the University of Houston struggled offensively with a "lack of consistency across the board" in a 27-24 loss to Texas Tech.
Among the problems: four turnovers, dropped passes, missed assignments, third down-and-long situations and issues with the exchange on snaps.
"It was what you thought it was - a lack of inconsistency across the board," Applewhite said Monday during his weekly press conference.
Houston beats Rice 38-3, scoring all points in the 1st half
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Allen threw for two touchdowns as Houston ran up a big first-half lead and held it to beat Rice 38-3 on Saturday night.
Arizona Wildcats fall behind Houston 17-10 at halftime
The Arizona Wildcats trail Houston 17-10 at halftime of their game at Arizona Stadium on Saturday night.
Arizona (1-0) twice rallied to tie the score before surrendering a late touchdown.
Zach Green’s 1-yard plunge with 2:22 left in the half erased a 10-3 deficit. But J.J. Taylor did most of the heavy lifting on the drive.
Taylor showed off all his moves on a 27-yard cutback run, eluding multiple defenders after receiving a pitch to the left. Shawn Poindexter also threw a big block on the play.
Allen intercepted twice in debut, Houston holds on 19-16
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — After the Houston Cougars had to deal with a hurricane and devastating flooding in their home city, they finally got back to playing football Saturday night.
And gave Major Applewhite his first victory as a head coach.
Ex-Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen threw for 225 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice in his first game for Houston and the Cougars had to hold on to beat Arizona 19-16 in their week-delayed season opener.
Jamie Nunley set to return for Arizona Wildcats, giving TE depth a boost
Notes and takeaways from the Arizona Wildcats’ media availability after practice Tuesday morning:
* Coach Rich Rodriguez said tight end Jamie Nunley will return this week vs. Houston, and that’s good news for a UA team whose depth at the position is suddenly suspect. Starter Trevor Wood exited the opener in the third quarter and had a boot on his left foot today. Nunley missed Week 1 because of a back injury.
Florida might have solved its long-running quarterback problem with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire.