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Top Troy Pride News

  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Placed on IR

    Pride (knee) reverted to the Panthers' injured reserve list Tuesday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Pride suffered a torn ACL and was carted off the field in Sunday's preseason opener, which will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season. Last season, the 23-year-old cornerback recorded 42 tackles and two passes defensed across 14 games in his rookie campaign. Pride's injury could open up reps to the likes of Stantley Thomas-Oliver and A.J. Bouye (suspension) moving forward.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Undergoes MRI

    Pride (knee) underwent an MRI on Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    There has been no word yet on the results of Pride's MRI. He was carted off the field during the Panthers' preseason opener after suffering a knee injury. When healthy, he projects to provide cornerback depth behind Jaycee Horn and Donte Jackson.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Injures knee Sunday

    Pride collected five tackles (all solo) before sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's 21-18 preseason loss to the Colts.

    When Pride got injured late in this contest, he was on the turf for some time before attempting to walk off the field. When he reached the sideline, he appeared to faint, eventually came to and was carted to the locker room. Considering the Panthers deemed him doubtful to return, Pride could be in line for an extended absence. Upcoming evaluations will determine his prognosis.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Carted off with knee injury

    Pride suffered a knee injury in Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Pride was carted off, suggesting the possibility of a long-term absence is in play. The team will likely provide an update on the cornerback's health prior to facing the Ravens in Week 2 of preseason.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Ready for camp

    Pride (undisclosed) has recovered from his injury and is ready for the start of camp, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    There had been worries about Pride's availability for the start of camp, but the 2020 fourth-round pick was able to heal up. He'll compete for a starting cornerback spot with the Panthers but is more likely to wind up in a reserve role.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Could miss start of camp

    Pride (undisclosed) may not be healthy for the start of training camp, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    The 2020 fourth-round pick landed on injured reserve with a hip injury ahead of Week 17, and it's unclear if he's still managing that injury or if he's dealing with a new issue. Regardless, the fact Pride might not be ready for the start of camp in late July indicates it's likely more than a minor injury.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Moves to IR

    Pride (hip) was placed on IR on Saturday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Pride suffered the groin injury Week 15 against Green Bay and missed last week's game against Washington. He logged a pair of limited practices this week but was never expected to play in the season finale. The rookie ends the campaign with 42 tackles (27 solo) and two passes defensed.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Unlikely to play Week 17

    Pride (hip) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.

    The 22-year-old practiced as a limited participant the past two days, but he remains unlikely to play in the season finale. Pride likely will finish his rookie campaign with 42 tackles (27 solo) and two passes defensed in 14 games.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Downgraded to out for Week 16

    Pride (hip) will not travel with the team to Washington, and he's been ruled out for Week 16, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    With Pride confirmed out for Week 16, Carolina's secondary will be devoid of the fourth-round rookie's services for the first time this season. Pride has started each of the Panthers' past four games, but the Notre Dame product remains in search of his first NFL interception. It's been a turbulent year in coverage for Pride, as opponents have racked up 14.1 yards per completion against him while logging a pair of passing TDs over 40 targets.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: MRI on tap

    Coach Matt Rhule said Sunday that Pride will undergo an MRI on his hip and is doubtful for Week 16 against Washington, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    The rookie out of Notre Dame suffered the groin injury in Saturday's loss to the Packers, and it appears there is some concern over the severity of the injury. Corn Elder stepped into a larger with Pride sidelined Saturday, so he'll be the favorite to do so again in Week 16 in the likely event Pride is sidelined. Expect the team to update Pride's status as needed heading into next week.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Picks up groin injury

    Pride sustained a groin injury during Saturday's loss to the Packers, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    The 22-year-old was originally considered questionable to return before being downgraded to doubtful. Corn Elder stepped into a larger defensive role in Pride's absence.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Matches career high

    Pride finished with seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Pride matched his career-best stop total in a game during which Carolina struggled to contain Tampa Bay's high-octane offense. The rookie now sports 36 tackles through his first 10 games, but he's defended just one pass thus far.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Starting against Saints

    Pride will start at cornerback Sunday against the Saints following news that Rasul Douglas was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

    The rookie fourth-round pick will make his third start of the season, and he's been a consistent contributor all year. With Douglas out, Pride is expected to handle a full workload with little competition. He's had typical rookie growing pains in coverage this season, allowing a 132.2 passer rating and two touchdowns when targeted, but Sunday's matchup should be a bit easier because Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) are both inactive.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Back to depth role

    Pride will be replaced by Rasul Douglas in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Pride was thrust into the starting lineup in Week 1 and performed well with seven tackles (four solo) in the loss. The rookie played 92 percent of the team's defensive snaps last week, so it's a bit surprising that he was demoted from the starting lineup. Pride certainly will still have a role in the defense, however, don't expect his production to equal last week's.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Thrust into larger role

    Pride finished with seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Raiders.

    Pride started at cornerback due to teammate Eli Apple (ankle/foot) being sidelined, but the rookie quickly found himself in an even bigger role after Donte Jackson was forced to exit after 11 snaps due to an ankle injury of his own. Those absences enabled Pride to play 92 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps in his debut, and although he placed third on the team in tackles, that production was a byproduct of him struggling in coverage at times. The sledding won't get any easier in Week 2 at the Buccaneers, but Pride should at least be encouraged by the playing time likely available to him to improve.

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  • Panthers' Troy Pride: Heading to Carolina

    The Panthers selected Pride in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 113th overall.

    The Panthers continue to rebuild the defense under new head coach Matt Rhule. Pride put together a blazing 4.40 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine to go along with a number of other positive athletic intangibles. It's a bit surprising to see the Notre Dame product slip as far as he did in the draft, but a lack of true consistency likely aided in his Day 3 selection. He'll likely compete for a starting spot opposite Donte Jackson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 195 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore