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Inside The Panthers:
Panthers secondary coach Ron Meeks, one of only two holdovers from John Fox's staff, has been relieved of his duties, sources told the Observer on Friday.
Meeks, who has two decades of NFL coaching experience, was with the Panthers' for three years, including two as Fox's defensive coordinator. Meeks and assistant defensive line coach Sam Mills III were the only assistants retained by Ron Rivera when he was hired last year.
In a brief phone interview Friday, Meeks was noncommittal when asked about his status for next season. Rivera was unavailable for comment.
The Panthers were 24th among 32 teams in pass defense in 2011, allowing an average of 246.8 yards a game.
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FOXBOROUGH - Even though his Broncos were broken like show ponies in a 45-10 loss to the Patriots, coach John Fox told his players he was proud of them last night.
Patriots receiver Deion Branch celebrates his 61 yard pass receptions for a touchdown at Foxborough. (Credit: AP/ Stephan Savoia)
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