Kawann Short

#99 DL / Carolina Panthers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 315 lb Age: 31 College: Purdue Bye 13

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  • Head coach Matt Rhule said that Short (shoulder) will be placed on injured reserve Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports. This transaction became inevitable once Rhule clarified Wednesday that Short would require season-ending surgery. Short earned two Pro Bowl nods over his first six years in the NFL, but given his latest setback, he will end up playing just five games between 2019 and 2020 combined. The 31-year-old missed 14 games last season due to a torn rotator cuff, and his 2020 campaign has been limited to just three appearances because of yet another shoulder injury.

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  • Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Short (shoulder) will require season-ending surgery, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports. Rhule added that Short would be placed on injured reserve, though the Panthers may wait a few days to make the transaction official. Short finishes his season with six tackles in three games, marking another abbreviated campaign for the defensive tackle after he played just two games in 2019 before undergoing another shoulder surgery in 2019. According to Dales, Short's latest health setback is to the shoulder opposite from the one that required surgery last season.

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  • Short (shoulder) isn't practicing Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Short has already missed two weeks with a foot issue this season, and now his status for Sunday's game against the Bears appears to be in jeopardy due to a shoulder injury that he picked up in last week's win over Atlanta. If Short can't go, Zach Kerr should return to a starting role on the interior of Carolina's defensive line.

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  • Short (shoulder) exited Sunday's 23-16 win against the Falcons and was deemed out for the remainder of the contest, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports. An injury-plagued campaign continues for the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, as Short was also forced to sit out Weeks 2 and 3 due to a foot issue. Unfortunately, the injury woes extend back into 2019 as well, as Short missed 14 games last year because of a shoulder injury. The eight-year NFL veteran had five tackles in his two appearances heading into Sunday, but he remains without a sack on the season so far.

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  • Short (foot) practiced without limitations Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports. Short's status for Week 4 looks promising now that he's progressed from limited to full practice participation over the past two days. Injuries have been an issue for Short thus far in 2020, however, as he's already missed two games after sitting out all but two contests last year because of a partially torn rotator cuff. The two-time Pro Bowler now has a full practice session under his belt as he readies himself for an upcoming matchup against Arizona's seventh-ranked rush offense (149.7 yards per game).

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 LV 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2 @TB 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*3 @LAC 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ARI 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @ATL 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*6 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
7 10/25 @New Orleans Saints 10
8 10/29 Atlanta Falcons 29
9 11/08 @Kansas City Chiefs 32
10 11/15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1
11 11/22 Detroit Lions 31
12 11/29 @Minnesota Vikings 9
13 BYE - -
14 12/13 Denver Broncos 23
15 12/20 @Green Bay Packers 25
16 12/27 @Washington Football Team 21
17 01/03 New Orleans Saints 10

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