The Panthers have announced they've waived 11 players, including injured wide receiver Kealoha Pilares.
Pilares was the team's fifth-round draft pick in 2011 and but caught only two passes in two seasons with the Panthers. He did have a 101-yard kickoff return for the touchdown last year.
Like Pilares, offensive tackle Bruce Campbell and fullback Mike Zordich were also...
Panthers interim general manager Brandon Beane says the team has placed receiver/returner Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve and activated receiver David Gettis from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to take his place.
Pilares injured his right shoulder during Carolina's 21-13 win over Washington Sunday.
Gettis, a former sixth-round draft pick by the Panthers, started...
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November 06, 2012
(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) Kealoha Pilares, the NFL's No. 2 kickoff returner after two long run-backs the past two weeks, missed his second consecutive practice Thursday and could miss Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Pilares "struggled a little bit" while trying to run Thursday, and will be re-evaluated today.
(By Ron Green Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org) A week after setting a team record with a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, rookie Kealoha Pilares almost had another one Sunday against Indianapolis.After the Colts had cut the Panthers' lead to 24-19 midway through the fourth quarter, Pilares returned a kickoff 76 yards to the Indianapolis 32 before being run out of...
Panthers rookie Kealoha Pilares was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week after his team-record, 101-yard kickoff return in a 49-35 loss to Detroit, the Panthers announced Tuesday.
Pilares, a fifth-round pick from Hawaii, notched the Panthers' first kickoff return for a score since Rod "He Hate Me" Smart went 100 yards against New Orleans in 2003. Pilares...
NotesFor a unit that has endured its share of criticism this season, the Panthers' special teams unit fared better in Detroit with the highlight being rookie Kealoha Pilares' 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Kealoha Pilares' record-setting 101-yard kickoff return highlighted a big second quarter for the Panthers, who built their biggest lead of the season and took a 27-14 lead into halftime.
Pilares' return was the Panthers' first kickoff return for a touchdown in eight years and was the team's longest, breaking the record shared by Rod Smart and Michael Bates...
In case you forgot, here's a look at some of the Lions' special teams miscues so far this season:
-Today's 102-yard Kealoha Pilares kickoff return for a touchdown, giving the Panthers a 17-7 second quarter lead.
-A 29-yard punt return by Chicago's Devin Hester before his 82-yard punt
The Panthers made a change at kick returner last month in part because they wanted to see what rookie Kealoha Pilares could do.
But the new kickoff rules have made it difficult to do much of an evaluation.
Pilares, the diminutive receiver from Hawaii, lined up deep seven times Sunday against the Titans. And seven times he either caught the ball too deep in the end zone to bring it...
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The Panthers aren’t getting much production out of the return game this year. RB Mike Goodson (11 returns, 250 yards, 22.7 avg) and rookie WR Kealoha Pilares (10 returns, 200 yards, 20.0 avg) are the guys who have done most of the work on the kickoffs, but they need to do better. Jordan Pugh (2 returns, 51 yards) and Armanti Edwards (1 return for 4 yards) have also got a little...