Kuechly made six tackles (four solo) and picked off a pass in Sunday's 37-26 win over the Buccaneers.
Kuechly posted his lowest tackling output of the season, but compensated by defending a pair of passes, including his interception. As the Panthers now enter their bye week, Kuechly leads the team with 62 stops to go with five passes defended and his one pick, but he has yet to record a sack.
Kuechly logged 12 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Jaguars.
Kuechly led the Panthers in stops once again and also defended a pass for good measure. Through five weeks, the linebacker now sports 56 tackles, topping the league in the category.
Kuechly posted 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.
Kuechly trailed only Shaq Thompson for Carolina's team lead in stops. Following a massive, 18-tackle performance in Week 2, Kuechly's second straight game in double digits now brings his total to 36 stops through three games.
Kuechly had 17 tackles (eight solo) and two tackles for loss, including one for a safety, in Thursday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Kuechly also had a pass breakup as he once again played every defensive snap. The 28-year-old looks to be his usual self through the first two games of the season.
Kuechly finished with eight tackles (four solo) and defended a pass in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Rams.
Kuechly also shared a tackle for loss in Sunday's performance, which saw him play all 77 defensive snaps.
Kuechly made one tackle in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason loss to the Patriots.
Kuechly sat out Carolina's first two exhibition tilts but was featured for 19 snaps in Thursday's outing. That experience should now have him fully prepped for the regular season, when he'll look to put together a seventh Pro-Bowl campaign as the heartbeat of the Panthers defense.
Kuechly is expected to play in Thursday's preseason contest at New England, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Kuechly was removed from an early training camp session after he was caught in a pileup, spurring concerns about his notable history with concussions. An ensuing absence from practice was then called a scheduled day off by coach Ron Rivera. Kuechly didn't take the field during the Panthers' first two exhibitions, so an appearance Thursday will be his first in the defense's new 3-4 alignment. There's not much worry about a downtick in his tackle count, which has dipped below a 145-stop pace (per 16 games) just once in seven pro seasons.
Kuechly will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears.
Kuechly reportedly suffered a head injury that forced him to leave practice last week, but it was never considered serious and the linebacker never entered concussion protocol. While he has practiced since, the Panthers are going to be extra cautious with their leader on defense.
Coach Ron Rivera noted that Kuechly's absence from practice Thursday was a scheduled day off, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Kuechly has endured concussion issues in the past, but he played all 16 games last season, en route to racking up a fantasy-friendly 130 tackles, to go along with two sacks, a pair of forced fumbles and an interception.
Kuechly is being held out of practice Thursday after leaving with an unspecified injury Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
The Panthers appear to be taking an overly cautious approach here, as Keuchly will take a seat alongside several veterans. Consider the linebacker day-to-day as he recovers from what appears to be a minor injury sustained in a pile-up during Wednesday's session.
Kuechly (undisclosed) exited Wednesday's practice early, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Coach Ron Rivera attributed the star linebacker's early exit to "just being overly cautious" after he was caught in a pileup, according to Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site. Given Kuechly's history of head injuries, it's likely that the Panthers will continue taking a cautious approach to his participation in practice whenever necessary.
Kuechly is expected to occupy one of the team's inside linebacker positions in Carolina's new 3-4 defensive scheme, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Since coming into the league, Kuechly has made at least 100 tackles in each season, primarily while playing middle linebacker, where he was allowed to roam freely and not forced to directly take on blockers. Kuechly is still expected to be one of the top IDP options in 2019, but don't be surprised if his numbers take a slight dip in his new role.
The Panthers and Kuechly (undisclosed) agreed to convert $9.05 million of his base salary into a bonus, opening up $7.24 million in cap space for the current league year, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
After skipping the Pro Bowl due to an unknown injury, Kuechly arrived at Phase 1 of the offseason program earlier this week and proceeded to take part in both strength and conditioning work. With his health and pay structure determined, he can focus on extending his 100-plus tackle streak to eight seasons to begin his career.
Kuechly (undisclosed) did not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl due to an injury, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
The specifics surrounding Kuechly's situation aren't clear, but there's been nothing to suggest the linebacker is nursing a severe injury. He was replaced by Cowboys rookie Leighton Vander Esch.
Kuechly finished the 2018 regular season with 130 tackles (93 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception in 16 games played.
Kuechly played his first full season since the 2014 campaign, easing recent concerns over his health. In suiting up for all 16 contests, Kuechly comfortably led the Panthers in tackles and ranked eighth league-wide in the category. While his per-game tackling average was slightly below his career mark, Kuechly still hit double figures on seven occasions. With a hand in forcing a few turnovers as well, Kuechly maintained his status as an elite IDP option. Although he'll miss long-time running mate Thomas Davis next season, there's nothing to suggest Kuechly won't remain one of the best linebackers around.
Kuechly finished with 13 tackles (11 solo) and batted a pass in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints.
Kuechly paced the Panthers in tackles, with his total including two stops for loss. The All-Pro linebacker has now posted double-digit tackles in four of his last five games, bringing his season tally to 124 with two contests remaining.
Kuechly finished with 11 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Browns.
Kuechly's total included 2.5 stops for loss. Although the Panthers have experienced quite the slump lately, Kuechly has posted double-digit tackles three times over their current five-game losing streak. Overall, that production has brought his total to 111 stops with three games left in the regular season.
Kuechly posted five tackles (three solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Kuechly's total included 2.5 tackles for loss and he also was credited with two passes defended. Surprisingly, Kuechly finished fourth on the Panthers in stops, with running mate Thomas Davis leading the team with eight.
Kuechly made 12 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Seahawks.
Kuechly's team-leading total included 2.5 stops for loss. It marked his fifth double-digit tackling performance of the season and his second in as many weeks, bringing his total to 95 on the year.
Kuechly recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Kuechly has reliably tallied tackles this season, averaging over eight per game, but he's done little else to bolster his IDP stats. Looking ahead, Kuechly and the Panthers host the Seahawks in Week 12.
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|10||11/10/19||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/19||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/8/19||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/22/19||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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