Found December 16, 2011 on Inside The Panthers:
Rookie cornerback Brandon Hogan is likely to see his first game action Sunday when he will be activated for the Panthers' game at Houston, head coach Ron Rivera said. Hogan, who underwent knee surgery last December and was on the physically unable to perform list until early November, will fill a spot created by the absence of cornerback Darius Butler who is out with a concussion. "Brandon will be up and we'll get an opportunity to have him play some special teams and who knows, maybe we'll get some base reps or nickel reps. I'm pretty excited about seeing the young man," Rivera said. Starting offensive tackle Jordan Gross (ankle) and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) both are expected to play against the Houston. Reserve offensive lineman Bryant Browning is questionable due to a wrist injury suffered during the team's Friday workout. Rivera said he will decide Saturday whether Olindo Mare or Adi Kunalic will be the Panthers' kicker in Houston, t...

Steve Smith rips Tim Tebow

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Cam Newton’s Ability and Future

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Handicapping Pro Bowl odds for Smith, Newton

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Cheerleader of the Week: TopCat Captain Courtney

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Panthers Smith says no comparing Newton to Tebow

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said when it comes to comparing Cam Newton to Tim Tebow there is no comparison.

Panthers Smith says no comparing Newton to Tebow

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith says when it comes to comparing Cam Newton to Tim Tebow there is no comparison.

DeAngelo Williams is tired of getting tackled by his dreadlocks

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Carolina Did not participate: CB Darius Butler (head), CB Chris Gamble (not injury related), S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), T Jordan Gross (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) Full participation: DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (back), LB Kion Wilson (calf) Houston Did not participate: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring),...

Panthers at Texans Friday Injury Report

Carolina Out:CB Darius Butler (head) Questionable: G Bryant Browning (wrist), S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), T Jordan Gross (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) Probable: DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), CB Chris Gamble (not injury related), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (back), LB Kion Wilson (calf) Houston Out: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), CB...
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