Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14
It was unclear if Ron Rivera would return as the Carolina Panthers’ head coach for the 2013 season, but the team made it clear yesterday that they will bring him back for a third year, as reported by Steve Reed of The Associated Press. Owner Jerry Richardson met with Ron Rivera this morning and told him he will be back. — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) January 5, 2013 Rivera took over the Panthers in 2011 after the team finished a disappointing 2-14 campaign in 2010. He managed to lead the club to a 6-10 record while rookie quarterback Cam Newton showed immediate signs of growth. Newton made the 6-10 total look all the better by breaking several NFL rookie records. However, Newton took a step back to begin the season and the Panthers got off to a disappointing 3-9 start. Newton did improve toward the end of the year, and Rivera managed to rally the team to win its final four games of the season, likely saving his job in the process. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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