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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a long-awaited win by the Browns 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. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are [more]

Damontae Kazee fined $10,026 for hit on Cam Newton

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee has apologized for his hit on Cam Newton on Sunday, and the NFL is trying to make him a little sorrier. Kazee was fined $10,026 by the NFL for the hit, which also drew an ejection. That $10,026 fine is the standard for a first-offense unnecessary roughness penalty, but Kazee is [more]

Panthers safety Da’Norris Searcy to IR after second concussion in a month

The Panthers have placed another starter on injured reserve. The team announced that veteran safety Da'Norris Searcy was going on IR, after Searcy sustained his second concussion in a month last week. He also had a concussion in the second preseason game, a dangerous confluence of events for the 29-year-old’s long-term health. Searcy’s absence will [more]

Julius Peppers launches Hurricane Florence relief fund

The Panthers announced a Hurricane Florence relief package this week and one of the team’s players announced that he’s launched a fund for the same purpose on Friday. Defensive end Julius Peppers announced that he’s donated $100,000 to establish the Julius Peppers Hurricane Relief Fund in conjunction with the Foundation For The Carolinas. Peppers grew [more]

Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson questionable

The Panthers are still banged-up by any reasonable measure, but it appears they’ll have one defensive starter back on the field. Cornerback Donte Jackson is listed as questionable with a groin injury, but was back on the practice field Friday. The second-round pick quickly earned a starting job this year, but struggled a bit against [more]

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee remorseful for hit on Cam Newton

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee didn’t want to say much about the fine he’ll surely be getting today, but he’s smart enough to know one’s coming. After last week’s egregious helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Kazee’s also responsible enough to apologize for the dangerous shot. “I was playing too fast in the game and [more]

Panthers announce Hurricane Florence relief package

After Hurricane Florence touched down in the Carolinas last week, the Panthers said in a statement that they would work to “develop a plan to best assess the needs of the region and ensure we can effectively deploy resources to those most impacted.” The Panthers announced their initial aid package on Thursday. The foundation of [more]

Cam Newton trusting his plan, and executing it efficiently

The Panthers knew their offense would change with a new coordinator. They didn’t know Cam Newton would suddenly become a precision passer. Through two games, Newton has completed 69 percent of his passes, which is by far a career high (61.7 percent in 2013 was the previous high). “I just know I have to be [more]

Greg Olsen out of boot, working on side after breaking foot

It will still likely be several weeks before Greg Olsen is back on the field. But the fact it’s even an option is good news for the Panthers. Via Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer, Olsen was working on the side with athletic trainers during practice, and wasn’t wearing a walking boot. In a video [more]

Ron Rivera wants more D.J. Moore

Panthers first-round pick D.J. Moore caught the first pass of his NFL career in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons and he made it a memorable one. Moore caught a pass over the middle from Cam Newton, broke a tackle and sprinted past the remaining Atlanta defenders for a 51-yard touchdown that brought the Panthers within [more]

Matt Ryan has two rushing touchdowns for the first time in a long time

I got Matt Ryan on the phone not long after Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Panthers, and I gave him a quick test: “When’s the last time you had two rushing touchdowns in a game?” “I’m not sure I ever have,” Ryan said. At the NFL level, he’s right. During a professional career that dates [more]

Cam Newton on Damontae Kazee ejection: What needed to happen, happened

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee was ejected from Sunday’s victory over the Panthers for a hit to the head of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton while Newton was sliding at the end of a running play in the second quarter. It looked like Kazee had time to go over the top of Newton rather than deliver a [more]

Falcons hang on for 31-24 win over sloppy Panthers

Even without Devonta Freeman, the Falcons were still able to run. And even with Steve Sarkisian still ironing out some kinks, the Falcons were able to score in the red zone. The result was an impressive 31-24 win over the Panthers, which leaves both teams 1-1. Tevin Coleman did more than his fair share in [more]

Falcons up 17-10, after fixing red zone woes

For all their well-documented red zone issues last year and in the opener, the Falcons look relatively polished there today. The Falcons are up 17-10 at half, with back-to-back touchdown drives from the dreaded area inside the 20-yard line. Matt Ryan hit rookie receiver Calvin Ridley and tight end Austin Hooper for the touchdown passes [more]

Another week, another unnecessary roughness ejection

For years, NFL officials resisted ejecting players for unnecessary roughness. In the past two weeks, two players have been sent to the showers. The hit from Falcons safety Damontae Kazee on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton resulted in ejection for unnecessary roughness, not for lowering of the helmet and initiating contact. The NFL has confirmed via [more]

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