Found September 13, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was seen walking around with a knee brace on Wednesday.  Head coach Ron Rivera says he’ll be playing this week no matter what. Rivera said Steve Smith would play Sunday “without a doubt.” — Joe Person (@josephperson) September 12, 2012 Smith is a tough player and I’m sure the only he doesn’t play is if his leg has to be amputated.  

Steve Smith says football “isnt powder puff”

With the Carolina Panthers facing off against the New Orleans Saints this week, wide receiver Steve Smith has been asked about being targeted  by the Saints because of thei bounty scandal that’s been surrounding them.  He dodged pretty much all the questions but did give the local media an entertaining quote. Panthers wideout Steve Smith avoided most of the questions about the...

Steve Smith on Saints targeting him: “This isn’t powder puff”

When asked today if he thought Saints defenders would target him this week, Carolina’s Steve Smith told reporters “this isn’t powderpuff” (Credit: AP Photo) Shortly following the breaking of the Saints Bounty-gate scandal, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith came forward and said he knew the Saints were dirty because a Saints player had once taken a cheap shot at...

Ron Rivera says RG3 is similar to Cam Newton

Associated Press While everyone has compared RG3 to Cam Newton over the past year, Head Coach Ron Rivera let the Charlotte Observer know about how he felt about the two players. “I think their styles are similar only to certain degrees, certain aspects of the game,” Rivera said, per Joe Person of the  Charlotte Observer.  ”I think after that it’s a lot more different...

Steve Smith held out of practice again

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers ended up shutting down  wide receiver Steve Smith during today’s practice after his knee started getting sore.  They still expect him to play Sunday against the Saints. Ron Rivera says Panthers shut Steve Smith down today when his knee got sore. Still expects him to play. — Joe Person (@josephperson) September 13, 2012

Panthers WR Smith, RB Stewart questionable

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects wide receiver Steve Smith and running back Jonathan Stewart will play Sunday against New Orleans, although both are listed as questionable on Carolina's injury report. Both practiced on a limited basis. Smith has been wearing a brace this week in practice because of soreness in his right knee. However, Rivera...

Panthers list Steve Smith & Jonathan Stewart as questionable

The Carolina Panthers have officially listed running back Jonathan Stewart and wide receiver Steve Smith as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Saints. WR Steve Smith, RB Jonathan Stewart listed as questionable for Sunday’s game: — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 14, 2012 Smith has battled a knee injury all week and Stewart has worked his way...

Jonathan Stewart back at practice, Steve Smith limited with a knee issue

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, running back Jonathan Stewart was limited in Wednesday’s practice as he continues to work his way back after suffering a sprained ankle in the preseason. Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was also limited with a knee issue.  He was seen walking about with a knee brace. Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart returns to practice after missing...

Steve Smith Limited in Thursday's Practice

Carolina receiver Steve Smith was still wearing a brace on his right knee and had limited participation in Thursday's practice but coach Ron Rivera expects the receiver to play Sunday, according to the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Of course, Rivera was also optimistic about Jonathan Stewart last week and Stewart didn't play in Week 1. If Smith plays we expect him to post...

Newton downplays Smith's criticism

Cam Newton downplayed the criticism he received last week from Panthers teammate Steve Smith, saying he and his Pro Bowl receiver are still ''on good terms.'' Smith told reporters he chided Newton on the sideline last Thursday night for sulking during the closing minutes of Carolina's 36-7 blowout loss to the Giants. Newton says he didn't read anything into...

Week 1 Recap: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Final Score: 16-10 Tampa Bay. Ron Rivera is an Unabashed Moron. I 100% mean that too. Ron Rivera…. What’s your issue? Oh what, you didn’t have Jonathan Stewart so you decided, “Ehh, rushing the ball is for the birds. We’re Panthers. Panthers aren’t birds. Clearly running isn’t for us.” I sincerely believe those thoughts inhibited the area where most humans have brains...

Panthers face pressure-packed game vs. Saints

One game into the 2012 NFL season and the Carolina Panthers are already facing a pressure-packed game. The New Orleans Saints will bring their flared nostrils to Bank of America Stadium this Sunday to take on a Panthers team that also surprisingly lost its season opener. For New Orleans, it was a rookie quarterback named Robert Griffin III for the Washington Redskins who lit them...

Carolina Panthers week 1 loss: cause for concern or aberration?

I was listening to the Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco show on ESPN Radio Tuesday as the two hosts were rehashing the first week of NFL action. At the time I tuned in, they were discussing which teams they view differently based on their performance in Week 1.  Naturally, the Carolina Panthers came up. After considering them a contender for an NFC playoff spot prior to the...

Waiver Wire Pick Ups: Week 2

Waiver Wire Pick ups: Week 2 After a very exciting first week of fantasy football, a number of players have emerged with more fantasy value than most people thought they would have and could be worthy of adding to most fantasy rosters. Alex Smith, QB- Alex Smith has been a “game manager” for far too long for the 49ers. This past week against the highly touted Green Bay Packers...
NFL Forum Discussions
Can't wait SPLASH MESSAGE! 2 days!
4 replies, 2 days ago
1st win 2013!
2 replies, 2 days ago
Thank you kinmosa and watamote!
4 replies, 2 days ago
Rodgers out 3-6 weeks?
4 replies, 2 days ago
Thank you Vikes!
4 replies, 2 days ago
Thank you 5 years!!!!!
2 replies, 2 days ago
Home Sweet Home!
2 replies, 2 days ago
NFL on NHK next week
2 replies, 2 days ago
Pro Bowl draft
2 replies, 2 days ago
We are NFC EAST Champion!!!!!!!!!!
2 replies, 2 days ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.