Panthers waive WR Pilares, trim roster by 12

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...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers cut 9 players

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Carolina Panthers, in a move to begin trimming their roster to 75 by Tuesday’s deadline, cut nine players today and placed three on the waived/ injured list. The nine cut players were: QB Colby Cameron, P Jordan Gay, CB Nick Hixson. K Morgan Lineberry, WR Dale Moss, DE Louis Nzegwu, LB Ryan Rau, S Ricardo Silva and G Justin Wells. Kealoha Pilares was injured...
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers activate WR Gettis; send WR Pilares to IR

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Three Bold Predictions

The Saints got flat out run over by rookie sensation RGIII last week.The Panthers couldn't move the ball against a suddenly stout Tampa Bay defense.One team is going to get redemption this week, so both teams are going to come out swinging.Carolina's leading rusher is Kealoha Pilares, a name no one expected.  He has five yards on one attempt against last year's worst...
Via Football Nation
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers had one outstanding pick last April in the NFL Draft

The Panthers drafted one outstanding player and seven guys that didn’t do much at all in 2011.  Here is a look at the rookie’s performance in 2011: 22-year old Cam Newton was outstanding as a rookie in 2011.  He was the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Newton played in all 16 games and he completed 310 of 517 passes (60%) for 4,051 yards with 21 TD passes and 17...
Via Panthers Locker
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

WR Naane out; Saints' gametime still not set

   The Panthers already long injury list got longer today when head coach Ron Rivera announced that wide receiver Legedu Naanee will miss the season finale Sunday at New Orleans due to broken bone in his foot.    Naanee apparently reinjured his foot when it got stuck after he made a catch near the Tampa Bay goal line on Saturday. Because it's the final week of the season...
Via Inside The Panthers
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers should prepare for run game

TAMPA Tampa Bay will start its “other Josh” – Josh Johnson – at quarterback here today in place of the injured Josh Freeman. Freeman injured his right shoulder on the final play against Tennessee last week and was limited throughout the week. Johnson, in his third year out of the University of San Diego, is 0-4 as a starter, including a 28-21 loss to the Panthers on Oct....
Via Inside The Panthers
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

TPP Pregame Report: Buccaneers vs. Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) vs. Carolina Panthers (3-8)TAMPA, FL — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) vs Carolina Panthers (3-8)Location: Tampa, FLTime: 1:00ET/Noon CTTV: FOXAnnouncers: Ron Pitts, Jim Mora Jr, Drea AventWeather: Sunny, 85FLine: Buccaneers by 2Injury Report: CAROLINA — LB Jason Phillips(OUT), WR Kealoha Pilares (QUESTIONABLE), LB Omar Gaithers (QUESTIONABLE)TAMPA BAY...
Via The Pewter Plank
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Pilares uncertain for Sunday

(By Joseph Person, 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.
Via Charlotte Observer
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

WiTP: Pilares & Bess, Updated schedule results

Congrats to our Warriors! One more game!From Thanksgiving Day, the Dolphin's Davone Bess had an awesome one handed catch in their loss to Cowboys.Kealoha Pilares followed up last week's TD kickoff return with another long one, this time 76 yards to help the Panthers keep the Colts winless.And here's my weekly updated opponent's schedules. Some teams have finished...
Via The Warriors Will Throw
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers' Pilares a kicker short of TD

(By Ron Green Jr., 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...
Via Charlotte Observer
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith, Clemons, Pilares named NFC players of the week

Lions running back Kevin Smith, Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons and Panthers kick returner Kealoha Pilares have been honored as the NFC's top players for Week 11 of the NFL season.
Via Miami Herald
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith, Chris Clemons, Kealoha Pilares win NFC honors

Lions running back Kevin Smith, Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons and Panthers return man Kealoha Pilares have been named the NFC players of the week. Smith was named the offensive player of the week after a sensational outing in his first extensive game action in more than a year. Smith, who had played with the…
Via Pro Football Talk
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers Kealoha Pilares earns NFC special teams nod

(By Joe Person, 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...
Via Charlotte Observer
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Kealoha Pilares earns NFC special teams nod

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...
Via Inside The Panthers
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers' Pilares races into record books with 101-yard return

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.
Via Charlotte Observer
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35

The Carolina Panthers raced off to a 27-14 lead at the half, before the Lions exploded in the second half.  The Panthers did tie the game at 35 apiece, but they just couldn’t stop the Lions the rest of the way.  Cam Newton made more big plays for the Lions than he did for the Panthers today.  He completed 22 of 38 passes for 280 yards with 1 TD pass and 4 INTs.  He also carried...
Via Panthers Locker
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Halftime blog: Panthers 27, Lions 14

DETROIT 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...
Via Inside The Panthers
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Lions greatest misses this season

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
Via Lions Blog
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers @ Detroit Lions: 2nd quarter running diary

I haven't pushed the panic button yet, despite my being ready to do so. 2nd and short from from the 29...SMITH INTO THE SECONDARY! He's dragged down 46 yards later at the Panthers' 29! The Kevin Smith show's a screen...and he has a WALL! TOUCHDOWN! Just like that, it's a 10-7 game! Smith had 71 of the 80 yards on the drive! I had no idea...
Via The Wayne Fontes Experience
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Kealoha Pilares hoping for more chances

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...
Via Inside The Panthers
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers need more juice out of the return game

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...
Via Panthers Locker
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Rivera mindful of Munnerlyn workload

The Panthers are 29th in the league in punt and kickoff returns, although Ron Rivera does not sound like he's ready to make any changes with his young returners. Rookie kickoff returner Kealoha Pilares had two muffs/fumbles in last week's loss to Minnesota, although the Panthers recovered both of them. Pilares is averaging 20 yards on 10 returns, with a long of 27 yards....
Via Inside The Panthers
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

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