Love signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Love played in all 16 games for the Panthers in 2018, recording 19 tackles (12 solo), one sack and three forced fumbles. The 32-year-old veteran played 400 defensive snaps, which was his highest total since 2012. Love will continue to provide depth for the Panthers' defensive line next season.
Love logged three tackles (two solo), one sack and one forced fumble, which he also recovered, during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons. Love notched his first full sack of the season during the Week 16 loss. The 32-year-old veteran has played 400 defensive snaps this year -- his highest total since 2012 -- and he's already logged more forced fumbles (three) this season than he had in his entire career.
Love (ankle) will play in Sunday's game. Love had been nursing an ankle injury prior to Sunday, but having practiced this week without any setbacks it seemed likely he would suit up.
Love (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice and remains questionable for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers. After not practicing Thursday, Love's chances of suiting up Sunday seemed grim. Things took a favorable turn, though, and with Vernon Butler (knee) doubtful for the season opener, Love could be positioned for extra work.
Love is out with an ankle injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports. The severity of Love's ankle problem isn't clear. He's likely in danger of missing the Panthers' preseason opener Wednesday against the Texans.