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“Outside the box” coaching hire isn’t out of the question in Carolina

Panthers owner David Tepper’s first significant imprint on the team could be an intriguing one. Per a source with knowledge of the team’s plan, an “outside the box” coaching hire isn’t out of the question in Carolina. While that’s a broad statement that seemingly would encompass any hiring beyond the conventional universe of candidates ( [more]

Jadeveon Clowney “hurting” after Sunday’s game

The Seahawks will have to manage defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the rest of the season to get him to game day and through game day. Clowney played 41 of 70 snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Rams and made two tackles. He came out of it worse for wear. “He’s hurting,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll [more]

Panthers will continue to start Kyle Allen at quarterback

At this point, one can only assume that Panthers rookie quarterback Will Grier isn’t ready to play in an NFL game — or isn’t able to defend himself in the current situation. Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell told reporters that Kyle Allen would continue to start, despite his struggles during the five-game losing streak that [more]

Seahawks were on their “high horse” (and got knocked off)

Great news for the Panthers, who lost their fifth straight game yesterday and are still figuring out the mechanics of firing a coach in midseason. They have the Seahawks’ full attention. Via Brady Henderson of, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin said they were on their “high horse” prior to last night’s loss to the Rams, [more]

Desmond Trufant is out for year after breaking forearm

Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant is out for the season after breaking his forearm in Sunday’s victory over Carolina, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Trufant will undergo surgery this week, and the Falcons will place him on injured reserve. His absence will give the Falcons a chance to look at Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield [more]

Donte Jackson rips Panthers coaches after rout

Things are bad enough for the Panthers, who fired their coach last week. Now after a frustrating 40-20 loss to the Falcons, they’re firing on each other. Via Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson wasn’t thrilled with the defensive calls dialed up by interim coach Perry Fewell and the rest of [more]

Falcons hammer the interim Panthers again

A big loss at home to the Falcons contributed to the end of the Ron Rivera era with the Panthers. The Falcons made sure the Perry Fewell era got off to the same kind of start. The Falcons cruised to an easy 40-20 win over the Panthers, adding to a season of misery for their [more]

Devonta Freeman scores first rushing TD of season

The Falcons haven’t played to expectations this season, for a lot of reasons. But part of their problem is highly paid stars not producing like they’d imagine. Devonta Freeman just rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter, giving the Falcons a 20-10 lead over the Panthers. The bad news? It’s Week 14, and it [more]

Falcons up 10-3 on Panthers

The Falcons and Panthers are playing for little but pride. But at the moment, the Falcons are giving the Panthers’  a good bruising. Calvin Ridley just scored a touchdown to give Atlanta a 10-3 lead in the second quarter, holding the ball out for a little taunting on his way to the end zone. Coupled [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Lions at Vikings Lions: CB Jamal Agnew, QB Matthew Stafford, DL Da'shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, [more]

Panthers haven’t ruled out keeping Cam Newton

Plenty of questions currently swirl over the Carolina Panthers. One of the biggest relates to their franchise quarterback. They haven’t ruled out keeping Newton for the final year of his current contract, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL. That’s an obvious position to take at this point; the best leverage when it comes to [more]

Panthers, Shaq Thompson agree to four-year contract extension

The Panthers don’t know who their next head coach will be, but they’re confident he’ll be able to use linebacker Shaq Thompson in his defense. Thompson has signed a four-year contract extension, the Panthers announced today. “Shaq is our type of person and our type of player,” General Manager Marty Hurney said. “He’s proven that [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears 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 Donte Moncrief, promote Greg Dortch

Dante Moncrief’s been cut for the second time this season. The Panthers announced that they put Moncrief on waivers on Friday afternoon. They need the roster spot in order to promote wide receiver/kick returner Greg Dortch from the practice squad. Moncrief joined the Panthers after being waived by the Steelers in early November. Moncrief signed [more]

Greg Olsen out for Panthers

The Panthers are going into their first game of the interim era without one of their most consistent players. Via Joe Person of, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is out for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Olsen suffered a concussion last week when Washington linebacker Ryan Anderson hit him helmet-to-helmet. Anderson was ejected for [more]

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