Found October 10, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Carolina Panthers will be without Omar Gaither for the next 2-to-4 weeks after the veteran linebacker suffered a sprained ligament in his knee in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints.Gaither left the game in the second quarter and did not return.The 27-year-old had been starting at weak-side linebacker since Thomas Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 2.Jason Williams will start in Gaither's place until he is able to return.

Gaither's knee prognosis not season ending

(By Joseph Person, With Omar Gaither getting a more optimistic prognosis on his knee injury than originally thought, the Panthers have no immediate plans to sign another linebacker.Gaither left Sunday's game against New Orleans in the first half after landing awkwardly and tweaking his knee. The Charlotte native and former Myers Park standout was...

Panthers fall short against Saints

His latest NFL loss just minutes old, Cam Newton sat motionless facing his locker with his head in his hands. Receiver Steve Smith sat in the chair to his right, quietly talking to the Carolina Panthers' rookie quarterback as Newton stared at the floor. One thing is clear: the No. 1 overall draft pick is having a hard time dealing with losses.

Saints Safety Roman Harper's Late Hit on Panthers' Steve Smith Sparks Endzone Fight (Video)

Division football games can get testy, but safety Roman Harper and the rest of the Saints defense got a little carried away Sunday against the Panthers. Well after Panthers receiver Steve Smith had crossed the goalline on a 54-yard touchdown reception from Cam Newton, Harper gave Smith a hard pop in the shoulder. Smith bounced up and began his TD celebration undeterred, but Saints...

Ugly Fight Breaks Out After Steve Smith Touchdown in Panthers-Saints Game

 After an amazing touchdown by Steve Smith from Cam Newton to put the Carolina Panthers up over the New Orleans Saints, a fight broke through between Smith and Saints' cornerback, Roman Harper. It was a pretty ugly one, too.Take a look:The Saints ended up winning the game, 30-27.

Late hit on Smith causes tussle in Saints-Panthers

A late hit on Carolina's Steve Smith following a 54-yard touchdown catch nearly caused a fight in the first quarter of the Saints-Panthers game.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera: Don't stop believing

(By Scott Fowler) Carolina Panther coach Ron Rivera sounded a little like he was singing Journey's 1980s megahit "Don't Stop Believin" Monday during his day-after press conference following Carolina's 30-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints.Rivera once again fully took the blame on the clock management miscue at the end of the first half that allowed New Orleans...

New Orleans Saints 30, Carolina Panthers 27

The offense did their part today, but the defense was lousy against the Saints.  Cam Newton completed 16 of 31 passes for 224 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 INT.  He also carried the ball 7 times for 27 yards (3.9 ypc) with 1 TD run today.  DeAngelo Williams led the way on the ground for the Panthers today with 115 yards rushing on 9 carries  (12.8 ypc) with 1 TD run.  Jonathan...

First quarter blog: Saints 10, Panthers 6

Cam Newton got off to a bad start in his first NFC South game, throwing an interception on the first snap from scrimmage. Patrick Robinson picked Newton when he threw behind Smith, giving the Saints first-and-goal from the 3 following a facemask penalty by DeAngelo Williams. The Saints had a 7-0 lead about a minute into the game when Drew Brees hit Jed Collins for a 1-yard touchdown...

Panthers WR Steve Smith gets fighting mad, but keeps his composure

(By Ron Green Jr., When New Orleans safety Roman Harper leveled receiver Steve Smith in the end zone after the Panthers' first touchdown Sunday, it sparked a scuffle involving several players from both teams.Smith had pulled up after crossing the goal line when Harper ran in from behind him and laid Smith out. Smith popped back up and spun the...

Panthers' Newton still learning how to deal with defeat

The Panthers have come up just short -- literally, by seven points or fewer -- in all four of their losses, which leaves rookie quarterback Cam Newton wondering what it will take to change.

Panthers stand by their man against cheap shot

(By Joseph Person, Panthers coach Ron Rivera took the blame for a costly timeout in Sunday's loss to New Orleans - but took pride in the way his team responded when receiver Steve Smith was drilled on a late hit by Saints safety Roman Harper.After Harper decked him as Smith crossed the goal line on his 54-yard touchdown catch in the first half,...
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