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Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Staying with team
Thompson agreed Saturday to re-work the remainder of his two-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The veteran linebacker had an untenable $24.6 million cap hit entering Saturday, prompting many to assume Thompson would be a cap casualty. Instead, the valued leader will return for his ninth year with the franchise and try to add onto his string of four straight seasons with 100-plus tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Completes career year
Thompson made a career-high 135 tackles (78 solo) while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Thompson has now posted triple-digit stops for four straight seasons, with his total this year at least 20 more than any campaign prior. The veteran also broke up four passes and was credited with a half-sack. Although 2023 marks the final year of Thompson's contract with the Panthers, the team would save significant money by cutting him, raising doubt over his future. Wherever he suits up next season, though, Thompson should serve as a highly productive veteran linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Hits double figures
Thompson finished with 12 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers.
Thompson tied with Jeremy Chinn for second on the Panthers in stops. The veteran has posted double-digit tackles five times through 16 games, accumulating a career-best 128 stops with one contest remaining.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Reaches new career high in tackles
Thompson recorded six tackles (five solo) in Saturday's 37-23 win over Detroit.
Thompson tied with safety Jeremy Chinn for a team high in tackles during this relatively modest outing Week 16. Nevertheless, the eighth-year linebacker eclipsed his previous career high for tackles, as he's now paced the Panthers with 116 stops over 15 games. Thompson's every-down role should continue to net him plenty of tackles Week 17 versus Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Double-digit stops
Thompson finished with 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.
Thompson's fourth double-digit tackling performance of the campaign included one stop for a loss. Through 14 games, his team-leading tally now sits at 110 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Plays every snap
Thompson recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.
Thompson's nine tackle were his third-best effort of the season. His performance brings him to 98 total stops on the season, which will put him on pace to easily surpass his career high of 114 set back in 2020. The 28-year-old also added a quarterback hit while playing 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps for the fourth consecutive week.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Six stops in win
Thompson recorded six tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 23-10 win against the Broncos.
Thompson posted a relatively moderate performance despite playing every defensive snap for the seventh time in 12 games this season. However, the 28-year-old still tied cornerback Jaycee Horn for Carolina's second-most tackles behind linebacker Frankie Luvu. Thompson has now recorded 89 tackles and four passes defended in 2022, and, barring injury, he should eclipse 100 tackles for the fourth season in a row.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Busy in victory
Thompson finished with eight tackles (five solo) and one pass breakup in Thursday night's 25-15 win over the Falcons.
Thompson's tackle total included three stops for loss. The veteran has been highly productive lately, racking up 31 tackles over Carolina's last three games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Records double-digit tackles again
Thompson totaled 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's Week 9 loss to Cincinnati.
Thompson finished with double-digit tackles for the second straight contest and for the third time overall this season. The veteran linebacker has 69 tackles through nine games, putting him easily on pace for his fourth consecutive campaign with over 100 stops.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Team-high 13 stops Sunday
Thompson recorded 13 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss in Sunday's 37-24 overtime loss to the Falcons.
Thompson logged a season high in tackles, as he played every defensive snap for the fourth week in a row. The 28-year-old has eclipsed 100 total stops in each of the past three seasons, even though he's missed five games over this span. Thompson should have a chance to set a new career high in tackles if he's able to play all 17 regular-season contests in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Recovers fumble Sunday
Thompson made six tackles (three solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 37-15 loss to the 49ers.
Thompson placed fourth on the Panthers in stops, bringing his season tally to 34 tackles through five games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Eight stops in loss
Thompson recorded eight tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.
Thompson finished second on the team in tackles behind Frankie Luvu (11). The veteran Thompson has totaled 28 stops through four games and remains on pace for a fourth consecutive campaign with at least 100 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Makes 10 tackles
Thompson finished with 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.
Thompson tied Frankie Luvu and Xavier Woods for Carolina's team lead in tackles. Through two games, the veteran linebacker now has logged 16 stops.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Off PUP list
Thompson passed his physical and was activated off the active/PUP list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
It appears Thompson has fully recovered from the knee surgery he underwent during the offseason. The 28-year-old linebacker is coming off his third straight campaign with triple-digit tackles, and he figures to play a crucial role in Carolina's front seven again in 2022 (and perhaps push for low-end IDP production).... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Moved to PUP list
Thompson (knee) was placed on the Panthers' active/physically unable to perform list Wednesday, Ellis L. Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Thompson is still eligible to return and participate in the preseason at any point after his official placement on this list. The 28-year-old linebacker underwent a minor knee surgery earlier this offseason, but he is still expected to return by the start of the regular season. Thompson ranked second on the team in total tackles (104) over 14 games last year, and he figures to once again play a large role in the middle of Carolina's defense in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Dealing with knee injury
Thompson (knee) is expected to be placed on the active/PUP list to start training camp, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.
Thompson had a minor surgery on his knee and is expected to be available for the beginning of the regular season. Head coach Matt Rhule said Monday that Thompson had a "little cleanout" of his knee and should be back in a couple weeks, making it likely he'll be ready to go for Week 1. The linebacker will be eligible to return to practice and play in preseason games at any point leading up to the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Restructures deal
The Panthers restructured Thompson's deal Monday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Carolina restructured Taylor Moton's contract last week and continues to clear cap space before free agency opens March 16. Despite missing three games with a foot injury in 2021, the 27-year-old Thompson is coming off his third straight season with at least 100 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Ends with six stops
Thompson made six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Thompson ranked third on the Panthers in stops, bringing his season tally to 104 tackles in 14 games. While only Jeremy Chinn made more on the campaign, Thompson also contributed a pair of sacks and interceptions. With now three straight seasons with at least 100 stops, Thompson has been a consistent contributor in the middle of Carolina's defense and figures to remain one of the team's leaders on that side of the ball in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Makes seven stops
Thompson finished with seven tackles in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints.
Thompson was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list just a day prior to placing second on Carolina in stops. His total included a pair of tackles for loss, bringing his season tally to 98 stops ahead of Week 18's finale versus the Buccaneers.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Off COVID-19 list
Thompson (illness) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
Thompson needed only five days in order to be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, putting him on track to play in the divisional matchup against the Saints come Sunday. The 27-year-old has played in just 12 games this season but still appears poised to record 100-plus tackles for the third consecutive season.... See More ... See Less
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