Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Manhertz, Ian Thomas and fullback Alex Armah to share all the reps at tight end Sunday against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. With Greg Olsen (foot) expected to sit out at least the next few games, the Panthers will have a major void to fill at tight end beginning in Week 2. Rather than signing another player to add depth at the position, Carolina seems content deploying Armah when needed, but Thomas and Manhertz seem likely to handle the overwhelming share of the duties. Thanks to his superior speed and athleticism, Thomas is the most likely of the trio to see involvement as a pass catcher and offer fantasy utility, while Manhertz and Armah project mainly as blockers. Over 24 career NFL games, Manhertz has hauled in just three passes for 27 yards.
Manhertz (foot) is active for Sunday's season-opening tilt against the Cowboys. Both Manhertz and Greg Olsen (back) are active Sunday after shaking off questionable designations, giving Cam Newton his full complement of tight ends against the Cowboys.
Manhertz (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Cowboys, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Manhertz was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list and was a limited participant in practice this week to earn the questionable tag. The 26-year-old sustained the injury during minicamp in mid-June and is likely to serve as the Panthers' No. 3 tight end, if he's able to suit up Sunday.
Manhertz (foot) passed his physical Friday and was removed form the PUP list, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official website reports. Manhertz has been sidelined since injuring his foot during an offseason minicamp. He is expected to provide depth at tight end behind Greg Olsen and Ian Thomas, while also aiding special teams. The 26-year-old should not be targeted in the fantasy realm unless injuries occur ahead of him.
Manhertz (foot) is closing in on full health, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Manhertz injured his foot during minicamp in June and started training camp on the PUP list. Once he's activated, however, Manhertz will round out the tight end corps with Greg Olsen and Ian Thomas. The 26-year-old shouldn't be considered in the fantasy realm, though, as he made just three catches for 27 yards in the last two seasons.
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|15||12/18||New Orleans Saints||1||3.40|
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