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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
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4-2-0 7-10-0
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2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 86 0 0 0 0.0

Top Xavier Woods News

  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Restructures contract for 2023

    The Panthers restructured Woods' contract Thursday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Woods, who signed a three-year contract last offseason, was due a roster bonus March 19, per Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer. Because of the 27-year-old's recent contract adjustment, Carolina now saves $1.64 million against the cap if it were to have been a standard restructure. Woods operated as an every-down secondary member for the Panthers this past season, tallying 86 tackles and six passes defensed across 15 matchups suited up for.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Tops 80 tackles

    Woods made 86 tackles (53 solo), broke up six passes and recovered two fumbles while playing 15 games in the 2022 season.

    Woods' tackle total marked the second highest of his career, only trailing last year's output in Minnesota. The veteran ranked third on the Panthers in stops and passes defended and is under contract for another two years in Carolina.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Dressing for Week 15

    Woods (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    After sitting out last week's win over the Seahawks due to the knee injury, Woods checks back into the lineup after he practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full activity Friday. Though the Panthers ultimately listed him as questionable heading into Sunday, Woods will suit up and shouldn't have any limitations in his return. The fact that Carolina chose to place another safety (Juston Burris) on the inactive list supports the notion that Woods isn't expected to face any restrictions.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Limited once again

    Woods (knee) logged a limited practice Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Woods was unable to practice in full for the second consecutive day, following his inability to suit up Week 14 against the Seahawks. He'll have one more opportunity Friday to ramp up his activity and shed his injury designation, or he'll likely become a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Won't play Sunday

    Woods (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Seahawks, Darin Gantt of team's official site reports.

    Woods suffered the injury in the team's Week 12 win over the Broncos, which was followed by a bye week. Still recovering from the injury, Woods closed out the week with a limited practice Friday, but he'll still need more time to heal. In his absence, Juston Burris will likely be the next man up for the Panthers at strong safety.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Remains limited Friday

    Woods (knee) logged a limited practice Friday and remains questionable to play Sunday versus the Seahawks.

    Woods exited the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Broncos early with a knee injury and has remained hobbled by the injury following the team's Week 13 bye. His ability to participate in some capacity at each of Carolina's practices this week bodes well for his chances to play Sunday, but his status is worth monitoring heading into the weekend. If Woods is unable to go, Juston Burris would stand to step up in Week 14.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Practices in limited fashion

    Woods (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, per the team's official site.

    Woods sustained an apparent knee injury during the Panthers' Week 12 win over Denver, which caused him to depart the contest, though he fortunate the team had a Week 13 bye for his recovery purposes. Now that the 27-year-old has logged some practice activity prior to Sunday's contest versus Seattle, there's a decent shot he'll be able to avoid missing any time. If that's not the case, however, Jeremy Chinn and Juston Burris would likely command Carolina's safety duties for the time being.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Questionable to return

    Woods is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos with a knee injury, Schuyler Callihan of reports.

    Woods recorded five tackles before exiting with a knee injury at some point during Sunday's contest. With fellow safeties Myles Hartsfield (ankle) and Juston Burris (coach's decision) both inactive, Sam Franklin and Sean Chandler should see increased usage alongside Jeremy Chinn for the time being.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Eight tackles in win

    Woods recorded eight tackles (six solo) while deflecting a pass in Thursday's 25-15 win over the Falcons.

    Woods continued his steady increase in production Thursday, raising his weekly tackle total for the fifth consecutive game. The safety was also able to register his third pass deflection of the campaign while playing every defensive snap in the contest.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Ready to go for Week 6

    Woods (hamstring) was a full participant at practice Friday, Darin Gantt of the team's official website reports.

    After missing the Panthers' Week 5 loss to the 49ers while nursing a sore hamstring, Woods will be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams. With both Jaycee Horn (ribs) and Donte Jackson (ankle) banged up heading into the contest, the 26-year-old's return to the secondary is a welcomed one.

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  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Limited in practice again

    Woods (hamstring ) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darin Gannt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Woods has been dealing with a hamstring injury since at least Week 4, and he was ruled out for the first time this season during Sunday's loss to the 49ers. However, the starting safety practiced in a limited capacity for the second day in a row Thursday, which is an encouraging sign for his potential availability Week 6. Woods has recorded 30 tackles and a pass defended so far this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 200 lbs
Birthplace: West Monroe, LA
Age: 27
School: Louisiana Tech
Experience: 7