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54 Shaq Green-Thompson OLB

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
14793.5001

Player Updates

June 20, 2019 04:44 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Set for new position
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is expected to occupy one of the inside linebacker spots in Carolina's new 3-4 defensive scheme next season, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Thompson is coming off the statistical season of his career, racking up 80 tackles (51 solo) and 3.5 sacks. More time on the inside could cost him some sack opportunities, but the position change would likely have a positive impact on his tackle count.

January 15, 2019 01:20 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Posts career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) finished the 2018 regular season with a career-high 79 tackles (50 solo) and 3.5 sacks in 14 games played.

Thompson saw his role expanded with Thomas Davis suspended for Carolina's first four games. The 2015 first-rounder capitalized on that opportunity, setting new personal bests in tackles and sacks while also forcing a fumble. That came despite Thompson being shut down for the Panthers' final two games due to a shoulder issue. With Davis, who still tied Thompson to finish second on the team in tackles, already known to not be returning next season, Thompson will look to build on his totals while working toward a new contract.

December 20, 2018 11:40 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Thompson played through the shoulder injury during Monday's loss to the Saints and becomes the third significant Carolina player to be shuttered for the season within the last two days, joining quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) and kicker Graham Gano (knee). With the Panthers officially eliminated from playoff contention, there isn't much benefit in running Thompson out there for the final two regular-season contests. Thompson's absence should allow the Panthers to take longer looks at rookie outside linebackers Andre Smith and Jermaine Carter in Weeks 16 and 17.

December 19, 2018 05:48 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Thompson appears to have sustained a shoulder injury during Monday's loss to the Saints, putting his Week 16 status in question. If the former 2015 first-round pick were unable to suit up against the Falcons on Sunday, Jermaine Carter would benefit from increased defensive snaps.

November 26, 2018 06:36 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Sets new career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson finished with seven tackles (five solo), a sack and a fumble forced in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Seahawks.

Thompson was plenty busy, trailing only Luke Kuechly for Carolina's lead in tackles. In doing so, the fourth-year pro set a new career high with 67 stops on the season, and his three sacks now mark another personal best.

November 22, 2018 02:49 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Listed as full participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) was a listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

Thompson is on pace to play in Sunday's tilt against the Seahawks after failing to practice Wednesday, though Jermaine Carter and David Mayo could see increased roles at outside linebacker if Thompson were to suffer a setback.

November 21, 2018 03:28 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Not practicing to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Thompson seems to have sustained a shoulder injury of undisclosed severity during Sunday's loss to the Lions, and the 2015 first-round pick's status for Carolina's tilt against the Seahawks in Week 12 is murky at best. Jermaine Carter would slot into the starting lineup if Thompson were to miss any time.

November 11, 2018 08:24 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Makes three stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson made three tackles (two solo) in Week 10's loss to the Steelers.

Thompson now boasts 55 stops through nine games, with a couple of sacks to his name as well. Although he's made at least 50 tackles in all four years of his career, his personal-best mark of 61 seems destined to be topped this season. He'll hope to pile on his tally in Week 11 versus the Lions.

October 29, 2018 11:20 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Tallies 13 tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson recorded 13 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Thompson's 13 tackles were the most he's ever recorded in a single game. He's been a consistent player for Carolina, though he hasn't had prolific stat lines very often. Looking ahead, Thompson and the Panthers will take on the Buccaneers in Week 9.

September 11, 2018 12:56 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Nine tackles and sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson logged nine tackles (five solo) and a sack across 64 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Coming into the game, Thompson had recorded three career sacks in three NFL seasons, so it was rewarding to see the linebacker flourish under new defensive coordinator Eric Washington. With Thomas Davis suspended for the first four games of the season, this is the perfect opportunity for Thompson to prove this could be his breakout year.

August 22, 2018 03:40 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Set for three-down role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will play in nickel packages while Thomas Davis serves a four-game suspension to start the season, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Thompson started all 14 games he played last season, but he frequently came off the field when the Panthers deployed their nickel defense. He figures to handle a three-down workload for at least the first four weeks of the 2018 campaign, creating potential for solid IDP production until Davis returns.

April 25, 2018 02:00 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Gets fifth-year option picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers exercised Thompson's fifth-year option on Tuesday.

This has been the plan for almost a month now, and it's finally set in stone. In 2017, Thompson picked up 61 tackles (41 solo) and two sacks, but he'll likely expand his role in 2018 as Carolina prepares for veteran linebacker Thomas Davis to retire after the season.

March 26, 2018 08:00 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Will have fifth-year option picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers plan to pick up Thompson's fifth-year option for 2019, The Charlotte Observer reports.

The move isn't overly surprising with Thompson taking a step forward in 2017 and veteran linebacker Thomas Davis set to retire following the 2018 season. Davis -- who turned 35 last week -- is expected to take a further reduced role next season as well, which should create additional opportunities for Thompson. The 23-year-old should have a chance for a breakout season, and the Panthers picking up the fifth-year option removes the potential pressure of entering a contract year.

January 10, 2018 09:56 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Best season yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson finished with 61 tackles (41 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 games played this season.

Thompson has been a confounding commodity since the Panthers spent a first-round pick on him in 2015. Although he's increased his tackle total in each season, the presence of Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis ahead of him, along with his own inconsistencies, has kept him at bay from a playing time perspective. However, with 2018 marking the final year of his rookie contract, and Davis showing signs of aging, it'll be interesting to see whether Thompson can finally live up to his pedigree.

December 29, 2017 01:20 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Practicing in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Thompson was a DNP on Wednesday's injury report, but his full availability Thursday puts him right back on track to play in the season finale against the Falcons.

December 24, 2017 11:56 AM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Will play Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Thompson's return comes after he missed two weeks due to plantar fasciitis. Look for Thompson to slide back into his normal role as a starting linebacker.

December 23, 2017 05:44 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Thompson practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week after missing the Panthers' last two games due to plantar fasciitis. It's worth noting that head coach Ron Rivera expressed optimism earlier this week about Thompson's potential availability for Sunday. Meanwhile, irrespective of Thompson's status, Carolina will already be short-handed at outside linebacker with Thomas Davis (suspension) out.

December 21, 2017 12:20 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Limited showing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

At the outset of practice, Thompson was donning cleats after missing two games due to a bout with plantar fasciitis, per Rodrigue. Afterward, head coach Ron Rivera told Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer that he was "absolutely" confident Thompson would be available Sunday against the Buccaneers due to the quality reps the linebacker put in Wednesday. Expect the third-year pro's status to receive a semblance of clarification by the release of Friday's injury report.

December 15, 2017 06:48 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Out for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

Thompson will miss his second consecutive game Sunday while he continues to battle plantar fasciitis. Safety Colin Jones saw an uptick in usage while Thompson was sidelined in last week's win over the Vikings and may be the main beneficiary for added snaps for as long as Thompson is out, as head coach Ron Rivera has preferred to use the team's depth linebackers mainly on special teams.

December 14, 2017 10:24 PM
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Still day-to-day with foot issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (foot) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Thompson, who sat out the Week 14 victory over the Vikings, remains day-to-day with a case of plantar fasciitis, an issue that has plagued him off and on since his college days. The linebacker is hopeful that having some extra time off to rest will be enough for the inflammation in his foot to subside, but his status for Sunday's game against the Packers remains up in the air. If Thompson is sidelined for another contest, Colin Jones would act as the primary replacement as part of the Panthers' "Frog" defensive package.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18DAL01.000
29/16/18ATL0000
39/23/18CIN0000
510/7/18NYG0000
610/14/18WAS01.000
710/21/18PHI0000
810/28/18BAL0000
911/4/18TB0000
1011/8/18PIT0000
1111/18/18DET0000
1211/25/18SEA01.001
1312/2/18TB0000
1412/9/18CLE0000
1512/17/18NO00.500
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Carolina Panthers145032.0181000.0002
2016Carolina Panthers145639.017011212.01205
2017Carolina Panthers146141.0202000.0001
2018Carolina Panthers147950.0293.5000.0001
TOTAL56246162.0846.511212.01209
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Carolina Panthers1400000000
2016Carolina Panthers1400002921
2017Carolina Panthers1400100000
2018Carolina Panthers1400100000
TOTAL5600202921
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/230
Birthdate:
4/21/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: