Addison totaled three tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in Sunday's 16-8 victory against Dallas.
Addison has averaged over 10 sacks per year the last two seasons and the strong run of play has continued into his age-31 season. His was one of several impressive individual performances in what was a strong day for the Panthers' defense. He and the rest of the unit will look to maintain momentum in next week's game against Atlanta.
Addison finished the 2017 regular season with 44 tackles (27 solo), 11 sacks and two forced fumbles across 16 games.
Addison set new career highs in tackles and sacks, justifying the lucrative three-year contract he signed following 27 stops and 9.5 sacks in 2016. The 30-year-old not only tied Julius Peppers for Carolina's team lead in sacks, but also placed just outside the top 10 in the NFL. After going undrafted in 2011 and playing just six games in two seasons prior to joining the Panthers, the Troy product has made a name for himself as a disruptive presence within one of the league's best defenses.
Addison (hip) is active for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Addison was sidelined at practice most of the week but he'll be suiting up on Sunday. If he's at all limited, look for Wes Horton to see some added reps in relief.
Addison (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Addison did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but returned Friday in a limited fashion. If the hip injury keeps him sidelined in Week 16, Wes Horton could be in line to start at defensive end across from Julius Peppers.
Addison (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Packers.
Addison's removal from the Panthers' injury report cleared up any concern about his availability after the illness kept him out of Thursday's practice. The defensive end sits at 9.5 sacks through 13 games, tying the career high he set in 2015.
|Bye: Week 4|
|6||10/14/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|10||11/8/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|