Top Panthers News

  • Panthers' Kawann Short: Upgraded to questionable

    Short (calf) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Monday's game against the Saints, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports.

    Head coach Ron Rivera has been optimistic regarding Short's Week 15 availability despite the defensive tackle's inability to practice heading into the weekend. Short is on track to play Monday, though Vernon Butler and Kyle Love could be in line for additional reps next to Dontari Poe.

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  • Panthers' Thomas Davis: Non-participant Saturday

    Davis did not participate at Saturday's practice but he doesn't have an injury, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Davis didn't practice Thursday either -- also non-injury related -- but doesn't have an injury designation, so he's good to go for Monday's game against the Saints. The 35-year-old should take up his usual starting role at weakside linebacker against Drew Brees and the high-powered New Orleans offense.

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  • Panthers' Cam Newton: Good to go Week 15

    Newton (shoulder) practiced fully Saturday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Saints.

    Newton's progression to full practice suggests that he was able to throw Saturday without any complications after the Panthers prevented him from doing so Thursday and Friday. It was merely preventative maintenance to limit the strain on Newton's surgically repaired right shoulder, which has been acting up in recent weeks. The Panthers are optimistic that Newton won't require a follow-up procedure for the shoulder during the offseason, so the expectation is that he'll be available to start the team's final three games of the regular season as the team vies for a playoff spot.

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  • Panthers' Kawann Short: Listed as doubtful

    Short (calf) is doubtful for Monday's contest against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Head coach Ron Rivera suggested he "still has no concern" regarding Short's status, which seems puzzling given the defensive tackle has been unable to practice all week. If Short were to be ruled out, Vernon Butler would step in at defensive tackle, but it seems likely that information will get sorted out until closer to kickoff.

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  • Panthers' Chandler Catanzaro: Will kick in Week 15

    Catanzaro will get the start with Graham Gano (knee) ruled out for Monday's contest, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Catanzaro made both of his field-goal attempts and extra-point attempts in the loss Sunday to the Browns, while the Saints in a road game present a more difficult scoring challenge for the Panthers.

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  • Panthers' Graham Gano: Ruled out for Monday

    Gano has been ruled out for Monday's contest against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Gano did not practice all week, so this designation shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Chandler Catanzaro will once again get the start for Carolina.

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  • Panthers' Graham Gano: Sits out practice again

    Gano (knee) was a non-participant at Friday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    Gano has sat out both practices thus far this week, though he has worked out with a trainer off to the side. The 31-year-old likely will need to showcase significant progress at practice Saturday if he has any chance of playing Monday against the Saints. Chandler Catanzaro handled kicking duties last week and remains on the roster if Gano is unable to illustrate enough progress for Monday.

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  • Panthers' Kawann Short: Misses practice Friday

    Short (calf) didn't practice Friday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Short was a limited participant Thursday but was downgraded Friday to a non-participant. Coach Ron Rivera says "there is no concern" for Short's status this week. Short still has Saturday to prove if he can play Monday against the Saints.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 137.4
(3rd)
254.6
(17th)
378.1
(10th)
Def. 97.8
(7th)
269.4
(22nd)
352.6
(16th)

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