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Top Yetur Gross-Matos News

  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Practicing with team

    Gross-Matos (hamstring) has been practicing with the team, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

    Gross-Matos was unavailable during OTAs while tending to a hamstring injury, but he has been active at training camp. The third-year-pro is a frontrunner to replace former starter Haason Reddick on the edge.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Tending to hamstring injury

    Gross-Matos is dealing with a hamstring injury and hasn't been available for OTAs, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Head coach Matt Rhule wasn't able to offer a timeline for Gross-Matos' return to the field. The 24-year-old is a projected starter at defensive end heading into 2022 and will be looking to build off a 2021 campaign in which he notched 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks over 14 games.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Clears COVID protocols

    Gross-Matos was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Gross-Matos was unable to play in the Panthers' season finale against the Buccaneers, but now that he's cleared protocols, he can return to the team facilities. In his second season, Matos finished with 28 tackles (18 solo), 3.5 sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble across 14 games.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Gross-Matos (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Darin Gantt of Panthers' official site reports.

    The defensive end likely will be unavailable for Week 18 against the Buccaneers. Gross-Matos will need to clear league protocols before the weekend, and if he can't, Marquis Haynes and Azur Kamara could play larger roles Sunday.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Productive day versus Bills

    Gross-Matos finished with five tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the Bills.

    Gross-Matos, a second-round pick last year, enjoyed his most disruptive performance as a pro, hitting opposing quarterback Josh Allen three times and jarring the ball loose once. Although the Panthers weren't able to recover that fumble, with 2.5 sacks Sunday, Gross-Matos matched his entire rookie-year total. The edge defender will now strive to build on his momentum over Carolina's final three contests.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Ready to go against Eagles

    Gross-Matos (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles, Darin Gannt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Gross-Matos logged full practices all week, but he still held a questionable tag heading into the Week 5 contest. He'll now return after a two-game absence and should serve in a rotational role along the defensive line. Across two contests this season, Gross-Matos recorded three total tackles.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Full participant in practice

    Gross-Matos (ankle) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

    Gross-Matos missed the Panthers' last two games dealing with an ankle injury he suffered before Week 3. The defensive end will look to make his return Week 5 against the Eagles. If Gross-Matos is unable to play Sunday, expect Morgan Fox to see additional snaps.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: To miss second straight

    Gross-Matos (ankle) is inactive Week 4 against the Cowboys.

    No surprises here, as the reserve defensive end entered the week with a "doubtful" tag. The next chance for Gross-Matos to suit up will be a home matchup against the Eagles in Week 5.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Unlikely to be available for Week 4

    Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that it's doubtful Gross-Matos (ankle) is able to play against Dallas this weekend, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Gross-Matos didn't practice in any capacity before Thursday's contest, and he appears set on the same trajectory this week. The 23-year-old defensive end has played primarily in a reserve role this season, so his absence shouldn't affect the Panthers' defensive rotations.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Won't play Thursday

    Gross-Matos (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's contest against Houston.

    Gross-Matos will miss his first game of the 2021 season due to an ankle injury. He didn't practice in any capacity this week.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Another missed practice

    Gross-Matos (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Gross-Matos has now missed back-to-back practices leading up to a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Texans. The 2020 second-round pick's final chance to upgrade his activity level will come Wednesday, at which point his game designation for Week 3 will also be revealed. Coach Matt Rhule is reportedly not optimistic about Gross-Matos' chances of suiting up in Houston.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Completes rookie campaign

    Gross-Matos finished the 2020 season with 24 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 12 games.

    Gross-Matos was selected in the second round of last year's draft as the Panthers aimed to revamp their defense. While the 6-foot-5, 265-pounder surely sports upside, his rookie season got off to a slow start, as he missed some time due to an ankle injury. Gross-Matos would return to start his final seven games, registering five quarterback hits over that span. He'll aim to build on that momentum in his second season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Spotsylvania, VA
Age: 24
School: Penn St.
Experience: 3