Panthers will be without Jared Allen, A.J. Klein against Seahawks

AP

The Panthers are going to have to try to slow Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson without a pair of key defensive parts.

According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, veteran defensive end Jared Allen has been ruled out for Sunday’s trip to Seattle, after a pinched nerve has caused numbness in his foot and leg.

It will be just the third start he’s missed in his career because of injury, but the Panthers are trying to be prudent with the 33-year-old, rather than sticking him on a plane today bound for the Northwest.

The Panthers will also be without linebacker A.J. Klein, who replaced Luke Kuechly in the starting lineup for three weeks, and then replaced Kuechly in the concussion protocol. Kuechly returned this week, and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game.

Klein said earlier this week he didn’t think he suffered a concussion in the Buccaneers game before the bye week, but was just dealing with an illness and headaches. But he met with the independent neurologist yesterday and was not cleared, in yet another example of why coaches and players themselves should be allowed nowhere near decisions on brain injuries.

8 responses to “Panthers will be without Jared Allen, A.J. Klein against Seahawks

  1. The AJ Klein news is the biggest. Who will replace Luke in the second half when he’s out with a concussion?

  2. best of luck to jared, we love that guy.

    like they’ll have trouble slowing the most overpaid QB in the league anyway.

  3. goodguyattorney says:
    Oct 16, 2015 12:56 PM

    The AJ Klein news is the biggest. Who will replace Luke in the second half when he’s out with a concussion?

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    The bigger question is who will replace Wilson when Luke sticks him trying to scramble up the middle.

  4. like they’ll have trouble slowing the most overpaid QB in the league anyway.
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    Slowing down Cam Newton?? Cam is obviously the most overpaid QB in the league..

  5. John Breech, CBS Sports: “Here’s a list of teams that would be undefeated right now if they played the Panthers schedule: Everyone. Well, not the Jaguars. And probably not the Texans, Saints or Bucs because the Panthers have played those teams and if they had to play the Panthers schedule, they’d have to play themselves, which I don’t even think would be possible.”

    Now that’s funny. What would the Panthers record be if they had road games at Green Bay and at Cincinnati? Throw in the game at St Louis and the Panthers would probably have the same record the Seahawks do right now, 2-3. I think it’ll be the Seahawks by at least 10 this week. Maybe a duplicate of last year’s 31-17 playoff win.

  6. Frazier28/7 says:

    like they’ll have trouble slowing the most overpaid QB in the league anyway.
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    Cam Newton got traded to the Seahawks? When did that happen?

  7. So glad the concussion protocol is being used. Long term health is more important than any single game. I’m hopeful that twenty years from now it pays dividends to all nfl players.

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