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January 14, 2020 09:00 PM
Luke Kuechly: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old just completed his eighth consecutive season with 100-plus tackles and has been the heart and soul of Carolina's defense, and his retirement certainly comes as a surprise, though his concussion history is well documented. Kuechly received All-Pro honors seven times -- five First Team -- and totaled 1,092 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 18 interceptions and seven forced fumbles in 118 career games, all with the Panthers.

January 1, 2020 03:44 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Places fifth in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly, who made six tackles in Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints, finishes up the 2019 campaign with 144 stops (81 solo) and two interceptions in 16 games played.

Kuechly's total saw him finish fifth league-wide in tackles and surprisingly marked his best tally since 2014. Of course, the All-Pro linebacker had dealt with injuries since then, but in playing all 16 games for the second straight season, Kuechly again led the Panthers in stops. Unlike years prior, however, he didn't make any sacks but did defend a career-high 12 passes, including a pair of interceptions. The 28-year-old is under contract for two more years in Carolina, where he figures to remain one of the NFL's most productive defensive players in 2020.

December 23, 2019 01:36 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Makes six stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly made six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts.

Kuechly was also credited with two quarterback hits, but Carolina's defense offered little resistance overall. It'll look to close the campaign with an improved showing, but Week 17's matchup against the high-powered Saints offense doesn't appear favorable.

December 16, 2019 10:08 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Big day versus Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly made 17 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Seahawks.

Kuechly registered nearly three times as many stops as all his teammates, turning in his best statistical performance in a while. The linebacker also hit opposing quarterback Russell Wilson twice, showing no signs of slowing to end this season.

December 9, 2019 08:32 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Piles up tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly posted 11 tackles (eight solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 40-20 loss to the Falcons.

Kuechly posted his fifth double-digit tackling performance of the season, bringing him to 114 stops on the season. While it will be tough for him to reach a new career high in the category this season -- his current best is 165 stops during his rookie season -- Kuechly's in prime position to put up his best number since the 2014 campaign.

December 2, 2019 11:20 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Posts seven stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly made seven tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Redskins.

Kuechly has now gone five straight games without hitting double digits in tackles, an uncharacteristic stretch for the All-Pro linebacker. Although he defended a pass Sunday, putting him two away from a new career high, Kuechly's declining tackling rate has hurt his traditionally high IDP value.

November 25, 2019 09:48 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Just six stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly made six tackles (three solo) and defended two passes in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints.

Kuechly has now gone four weeks in a row without hitting double figures in stops, which is surprising for a player of his caliber. On the bright side, he's shown well in coverage, as he's now defended nine passes this season, putting him three away from a new career high.

November 18, 2019 09:32 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Ties team lead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly finished with eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.

Kuechly tied teammates Tre Boston and Eric Reid for Carolina's team lead in stops, bouncing back after a couple underwhelming outings by his standards. The linebacker now sports 90 tackles through 10 games this season.

November 11, 2019 06:48 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Another down week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly finished with just four tackles (one solo) in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Packers.

Kuechly has now been uncharacteristically quiet in back-to-back weeks, as he's totaled just 10 tackles in Carolina's last two games. That decrease in pace leaves Kuechly's season tally at 82 stops through nine outings, but he still leads the Panthers in the category.

November 5, 2019 12:04 PM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Relatively quiet in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly finished with six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Titans.

Kuechly matched his season low in stops, with both of those six-tackle outings coming over the past three weeks. Although he also defended a pass Sunday, he'll look to up his tackling output to its usual level Week 10 at the Packers.

October 28, 2019 10:40 AM
Panthers' Luke Kuechly: Gets another pick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kuechly made 10 tackles (nine solo) and intercepted a pass in Sunday's 51-13 loss to the 49ers.

Kuechly has now picked off a pass in consecutive games, adding extra value to his usually high tackle tally. The linebacker again paced the Panthers in stops Sunday, bringing his total to 72 through seven games this season.

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.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/238
Birthdate:
4/20/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
9
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