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Panthers place Chris Gamble on IR

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner runs for yardage through the defense of Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble and safety Haruki Nakamura in the first half of their NFL football game in Atlanta Reuters

The Panthers don’t have a general manager, but they’re still making roster moves.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who for the moment is the voice of authority over there, just announced that cornerback Chris Gamble will be placed on injured reserve.

Gamble was bothered by a shoulder problem, missed the Seahawks game, and aggravated it in practice prior to the loss to the Cowboys that triggered GM Marty Hurney’s dismissal this morning.

Gamble’s absence leaves them patching in the secondary, with Captain Munnerlyn again a starter after losing that job to fifth-round rookie Josh Norman in training camp.

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9 Responses to “Panthers place Chris Gamble on IR”
  1. pantherfan550 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:22 PM

    When it rains it pours, i guess

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    In another move, acting G.M. Rivera signed the Head Coach to a lucrative 27 year contract extension.

  3. cbgbs21 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    Speaking of Carolina DB’s, does anyone remember Rashard Anderson? Whatever happened to that guy?

  4. bcfalcon says: Oct 22, 2012 3:31 PM

    And boom goes the dynamite….Seriously their best secondary player is now gone, that’s pretty rough!

  5. meytonpanning says: Oct 22, 2012 3:34 PM

    I believe in Newton, Rivera, and really the whole Panthers team. They need to develop though.

    The rest of the year will be a great learning experience for the whole team. They’ll build depth and talent. I think the Panthers should manage 10 wins next year (depending on schedule).

  6. blacknole08 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:57 PM

    cbgbs21,

    Rashard Anderson’s career fell apart after he was suspended for a year following the 2001 season for violating the substance abuse policy. He got suspended again for another season, and we released him when he was reinstated.

    Still sound like a guy you want on our team now?

  7. dalucks says: Oct 22, 2012 4:20 PM

    In the suggestion box Cam Newton offered yesterday, my suggestion was to fire the GM and the Panthers listened. I wonder if they will take my next suggestion and sign Plaxico Burress.
    The Panthers definitely could have used Plaxico in the red zone yesterday.

  8. cardiaccat says: Oct 22, 2012 5:19 PM

    Mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, he’s our best CB. On the other hand, he’d be fighting just to start on just about any other team. It’s time to move on and see how these kids develop.

    Norman, for example, has definitely had his rookie moments, but he has the potential to be a solid #2.

    Now if we can get a GM with even half a brain cell they’ll go for secondary help early this year in the draft.

  9. golewgo2 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:08 PM

    This is just Painful for the Panthers.

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