Results matching “Darin gantt”

Matt Rhule has final say on roster, but “that’s not something I’m real interested in”

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule may have final say over the makeup of the team’s roster, but he said on Friday that he’s more interested in other things. Rhule’s comments came during General Manager Scott Fitterer’s introductory press conference and he said they are getting to know each other after Fitterer was hired this week. [more]

Panthers interview 14th and 15th G.M. candidates, nearing a decision

The Panthers interviewed their 14th and 15th candidates for the General Manager vacancy. The team is close to making a decision with a hire expected this week, Darin Gantt of the team website reports. The team met with Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer and Steelers vice president of football and business administration [more]

Panthers fire G.M. Marty Hurney

Add the Panthers to the list of teams looking for a new General Manager. The team announced that they fired Marty Hurney on Monday. Hurney’s contract ran through June, but team owner David Tepper said he believed that now was the right time to make a move. “I think sometimes you just need a restart, [more]

Matt Rhule won’t turn final three games into a tryout for next year

The Panthers fell to 4-9 with last Sunday’s loss to the Broncos and that leaves them playing out the string over the final three weeks of head coach Matt Rhule’s first season with the team. With no playoff hopes and a long-term commitment to Rhule in place, the coach was asked on Monday about looking [more]

Curtis Samuel, D.J. Moore and six other Panthers placed on COVID-19 list

When the Panthers announced that they were closing their facility on Monday and Tuesday, they said there would additions to the team’s COVID-19 reserve list on Monday afternoon. The team has made that announcement and eight players have been placed on the list. As previously reported, one of those players is wide receiver D.J. Moore [more]

Panthers close facility Monday and Tuesday

By rule that becomes effective today, all teams that played on Sunday must close their facilities on Monday and Tuesday. The Panthers have decided to take a “when in Rome” approach to the situation that continues to burn, while some continue to be sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot. Via Darin Gantt of [more]

P.J. Walker: This is something I’ve been dreaming about my whole life

The Panthers took as much time as they could before making a call about their starting quarterback on Sunday. Head coach Matt Rhule, team owner David Tepper and a group of others watched Teddy Bridgewater go through pregame warmups before deciding his knee wasn’t well enough to play against the Lions. Rhule said Bridgewater looked [more]

Chiefs injury report a short one, Mike Danna is out

The Chiefs are going to be close to full strength for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. The team listed defensive end Mike Danna as out with a hamstring injury, but he’s the only player on the roster with an injury designation. Everyone else on the roster practiced fully Friday. That means defensive tackle Chris Jones [more]

Colts rule Anthony Castonzo, Darius Leonard out

The Colts will be without two of their top players for Sunday’s game against the Browns. According to Zak Keefer of, left tackle Anthony Castonzo (ribs) and linebacker Darius Leonard (groin) have been ruled out this week. Castonzo’s absence shakes up what has been one of the league’s steadiest and best lines. They had [more]

Chase Young questionable for Washington

Washington will have a new quarterback under center, but a far more important piece of the future is closer to a return. Rookie defensive end Chase Young is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams, after missing last week with a groin injury. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice. The Football [more]

Dolphins putting Austin Jackson on IR

The Dolphins are in no rush to replace quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he’s a little less secure today in other ways. According to Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are putting rookie left tackle Austin Jackson on injured reserve. Jackson, their first-round pick from Southern Cal, has started all four games this [more]

T.J. Watt returns to practice, says he’s good for Sunday

The Steelers added outside linebacker T.J. Watt to the injury report with a knee injury yesterday, but he’s apparently much better today. Via Brooke Pryor of, Watt said he was ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He practiced today, and said he was “flying around,” which is certainly a good sign. [more]

Bucs confirm Vita Vea has broken leg

The Buccaneers have now lost first-round picks in back-to-back weeks. Bucs coach Bruce Arians just told reporters there that defensive tackle Vita Vea suffered a broken leg in last night’s loss to the Bears. Arians called it a “big, big loss,” and said: “I don’t know if there was a better nose tackle out there.” Without [more]

Lions lay off employees on business side

The business realities of COVID-19 have hit another team. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have laid off a number of staffers in the business side of the operation. The Lions didn’t specify the number of jobs cut from their 300-person work force. “Consistent with organizational policy, we will not [more]

Bucs concerned about loss of Vita Vea

While it was eclipsed by Tom Brady‘s late mistake, the Bucs may have suffered another significant hit in the final moments of last night’s loss to the Bears. Via Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea was carted off in the fourth quarter. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians didn’t offer a [more]