Found November 10, 2011 on
Inside The Panthers:
James Anderson is the only starting linebacker for the Panthers who has been able to avoid injuries this season.
Anderson left practice early after rolling his ankle during a drill. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there was "a little bit of concern there," which is why the medical staff wanted to get Anderson into the training room to begin treatment.
Rivera predicted later that Anderson would be "fine" for Sunday's game against Tennessee. Anderson was receiving treatment and unavailable for comment.
Injuries have crippled the team's linebacker corps, beginning with season-ending injuries to starters and captains Jon Beason and Thomas Davis the first two weeks of the season.
Outside linebacker Thomas Williams (neck) joined them on injured reserve this week.
The Panthers have started eight linebackers this season. One of them -- Jason Phillips -- hasn't practiced in two weeks because of a strained calf.
"He worked today out on the g...
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49-year old head coach Ron Rivera came to Carolina with the reputation of being a really good defensive coach. You wouldn’t know that from watching the high flying Panthers. The Panthers are averaging 415.1 yards offensive so far this year, but the defense has been letting them down in games. The Panthers are giving up 133.3 yards rushing (4.6 ypc) and 225.5 yards passing...
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If Cam Newton stays on his current pace, we're all in the middle of witnessing one of the best rookie seasons a quarterback has had in the NFL in the last thirty years. His completion percentage is over 60, his quarterback rating is pushing 90, and he's sixth in the league in passing yards.
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The Carolina Panthers have just a pair of wins through eight games, but with rookie quarterback Cam Newton keeping them competitive, they're confident there will be better second-half results.
The Tennessee Titans have the some hopes as they sit at .500 at the season's midpoint.
Coming off a bye, the Panthers close out a three-game stretch at home Sunday when they face...
Observer reporter Ron Green Jr. talks about the Panthers' return from a bye week as they prepare for the Tennessee Titans. Cam Newton and Charles Johnson talk about second-half goals for the team.
The Carolina Panthers are so thin at linebacker that coach Ron Rivera, a former linebacker with the Chicago Bears, joked that he might have to dig out his cleats and suit up Sunday against Tennessee.
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) Panthers coach Ron Rivera approached Phillip Dillard, the new practice-squad linebacker, this week and said he hoped Dillard had been to church.It's getting to the point where the Panthers' linebacker corps could stand a little divine intervention.