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Panthers lose Amini Silatolu to torn ACL

Panthers' Silatolu blocks for running back Williams during the second half of their NFL football game against the Bills in Orchard Park Reuters

The Panthers entered the year knowing their offensive line was a mess, and it keeps getting worse.

A day after allowing seven sacks in a 22-6 loss to the Cardinals, the Panthers lost left guard Amini Silatolu for the season with a torn ACL, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer.

Silatolu, the team’s second-round pick in 2012, was beginning to show signs of competence, and at least giving the Panthers a solid side of a line along with center Ryan Kalil and veteran left tackle Jordan Gross.

They’ll likely use veteran Travelle Wharton in that spot, but they’re extremely thin on the line, and the right side has been a persistent problem all year.

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6 Responses to “Panthers lose Amini Silatolu to torn ACL”
  1. dwoofer says: Oct 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    I noticed watching the game that when this guy got hurt, it was much easier to get to Newton.

  2. pilot2011 says: Oct 7, 2013 3:50 PM

    the very next play Travelle Wharton missed a block and Cam was sacked in the endzone for a safety.

  3. thundastormz says: Oct 7, 2013 4:02 PM

    Wrong. Kalil missed his block.

  4. wearethesteelers says: Oct 7, 2013 4:02 PM

    Go Steelers!

  5. jonbeck316 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    I never liked the guy- he was such a-meanie. Ha. I’ll be here all night folks.

  6. jgedgar70 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:30 AM

    “Solid” line? By whose definition? The only O-linemen we have that are worth a crap are Silatolu and Kalil. Now we’re down to one. And the word is out – you want to stop the Panthers offense, then blitz them to death. Jared Allen and Chad Greenway are going to have a field day on Sunday.

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