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59 Luke Kuechly MLB

Carolina Panthers

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October 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Grabs an interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2019 03:48 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Hits double digits again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 24, 2019 08:00 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Makes 10 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Racks up 17 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 9, 2019 09:32 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Makes eight stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 25, 2019 11:32 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Makes preseason appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2019 02:00 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Likely playing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 6, 2019 04:20 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Ruled out for preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 1, 2019 12:12 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Routine day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 1, 2019 11:16 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Sits Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly is being held out of practice Thursday after leaving with an unspecified injury Wednesday, David Newton of 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.

July 31, 2019 02:52 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Leaves practice field early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 20, 2019 04:44 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Finds himself in new role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 18, 2019 02:36 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Agrees to help cap situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 27, 2019 09:56 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Sits out Pro Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly (undisclosed) did not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl due to an injury, Grant Gordon of 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.

January 14, 2019 08:32 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 18, 2018 08:52 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Leads Panthers in stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 10, 2018 07:24 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Hits double figures
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 3, 2018 08:12 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Recovers fumble against Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2018 06:28 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Hits double figures again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2018 10:32 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Posts 11 tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Bye: Week 7
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Carolina Panthers16164103.061122211.02507
2013Carolina Panthers1615693.06324338.23007
2014Carolina Panthers1615399.0543100.00012
2015Carolina Panthers1311876.042144812.032110
2016Carolina Panthers1010271.0312111.0106
2017Carolina Panthers1512574.0511.53237.72306
2018Carolina Panthers1613093.0372100.0006
2019Carolina Panthers66232.030012525.02505
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Carolina Panthers1600003930
2013Carolina Panthers1600000000
2014Carolina Panthers1600101010
2015Carolina Panthers1300201010
2016Carolina Panthers1000100000
2017Carolina Panthers15001123431
2018Carolina Panthers1600201010
2019Carolina Panthers600000000

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Cincinnati, OH, USA
Boston College
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