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Chargers may not have Melvin Ingram vs. Panthers

On Wednesday and Thursday, both of the Chargers’ top pass rushers fully participated in practice despite injuries. On Friday, one of them didn’t practice at all. He’s doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Melvin Ingram has a knee issue that caused him to miss practice and to land in the vague less-than-50-greater-than-zero-percent category of [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Panthers cut Trumaine Johnson, add Kai Forbath to practice squad

Just two years after signing one of the most lucrative contracts ever given a cornerback, Trumaine Johnson may have reached the end of the road. Johnson was released from the Panthers’ practice squad today, just a week after he signed. The 30-year-old Johnson made $16.74 million in 2017 while playing for the Rams on the [more]

Kawann Short doubtful, Russell Okung questionable for Panthers

The Panthers aren’t necessarily expecting defensive tackle Kawann Short and guard Dennis Daley to play, but they’re taking them to Los Angeles just in case. Via Nick Carboni of, the Panthers listed Short and Daley as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, but coach Matt Rhule said if they played today, neither would [more]

Anthony Lynn says Tyrod Taylor fractured ribs in Week One

Another day, another previously unknown detail emerges regarding the Tyrod Taylor situation. Appearing Thursday morning on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn disclosed that Taylor suffered broken ribs early in the Week One game against the Bengals. “The young man fractured his ribs early in the game the first week,” Lynn said regarding Taylor. [more]

Anthony Lynn, Hunter Henry stand up for the Chargers’ medical staff

The Justin Herbert era likely has been launched by a misplaced medical needle, one that punctured the lung of starter Tyrod Taylor. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, possibly acting on advice of counsel, chose his words very carefully when talking about the error that sidelined Taylor last week and that will keep him out this week. [more]

Anthony Lynn confirms Justin Herbert will start this week

Tyrod Taylor is recovering from a punctured lung, so there hasn’t much sense that he will be starting at quarterback for the Chargers when they face the Panthers on Sunday. Head coach Anthony Lynn ended what little suspense there may have been at his Wednesday press conference. Lynn said that first-round pick Justin Herbert will [more]

Justin Herbert is expected to start on Sunday

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is still referring to Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback, when healthy. But this week, Justin Herbert is expected to start again. Herbert is slated to start again on Sunday against the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Taylor is still recuperating from a pregame injury on Sunday, when the [more]

Panthers put Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve

After reports early this week projected that running back Christian McCaffrey would be out for at least a month after hurting his ankle in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, McCaffrey said that his hope was that “I can get back a lot earlier.” If McCaffrey does beat that timetable, it won’t be by much. [more]

Report: Painkilling injection punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung

We heard that Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor was a last-second scratch from last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs because he had complications from a painkilling injection he was taking due to injured ribs. More information about those complications came to light in a Wednesday report. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Taylor’s lung was punctured [more]

Chargers should embrace Justin Herbert

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn recently said that rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is the “backup for a reason.” Whatever the reason, the backup has raised the bar for the starter. It’s unclear why Lynn has staunchly refused to make Herbert the starter, given that Herbert had an incredible performance with literally a moment’s notice on Sunday [more]

The Week Two Goats (In a Bad Way) draft

With Week Two over, it’s time to hand out awards. Good ones, and not-so-good ones. The not-so-good come in the form of our Goats (In a Bad Way) draft. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Simms and I each drafted three coaches or players who deserve criticism for their performances in Week Two. Do you agree? Disagree? [more]

Panthers to have around 5,000 fans in the stands in October

The Panthers are about to get some fans back in the stands. According to Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday that large outdoor venues in the state could allow up to 7 percent capacity beginning Oct. 2. The Panthers host the Cardinals on Oct. 4, and Cooper’s order [more]

Falcons to start having fans at games on October 11

Falcons fans may not be clamoring to see their team in person after last Sunday’s meltdown in Dallas, but they will have the chance to do so starting next month. The Falcons announced that fans will be welcomed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta when the team faces the Panthers on October 11. There will also [more]

Christian McCaffrey: They say I’ll miss 4-6 weeks, I’m hoping a lot less

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey confirmed today that doctors tell him he’s going to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury. McCaffrey himself, however, is optimistic that he can miss less than that. “They say four to six weeks,” McCaffrey said. “That’s a challenge to me. Hopefully I can get back a lot [more]

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