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2009-08-03 20:50:00

Carolina Panthers starting defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu could miss this NFL season after he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon Monday, the team said. Kemoeatu, 30, was injured during the Panthers first training camp practice Monday morning, in a non-contact drill. Carolina officials said they'd update his condition Tuesday. Kemoeatu started all 14 of the games in which he played last season. In 46 games with the Panthers, including 40 starts, he's had 138 tackles. Before joining Carolina,...

2009-06-24 18:38:19

Disgruntled defensive end Julius Peppers of the Charlotte Panthers signed his one-year franchise tender Wednesday, ending a possible training camp holdout. No details were released by the team, but various media reports said the tender is worth $16.7 million. The former University of North Carolina two-sport star -- football and basketball -- had asked to be traded this entire off-season before signing the tender, saying he needed to play elsewhere. He was a no-show at Carolina's three-day...

2009-05-01 20:16:46

Star defensive end Julius Peppers was a no-show Friday when the Carolina Panthers began their three-day minicamp. Despite the expectations of Coach John Fox, Peppers was not among the players who attended the first day -- after voicing his anger this off-season about a franchise tag and a subsequent trade demand. Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney told The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Thursday he has had positive discussions this week with Carl Carey, Peppers' agent, but the four-time Pro...

2009-03-11 20:01:25

The Carolina Panthers released veteran cornerback Ken Lucas on Wednesday. The Charlotte Observer reported the move saved the NFL club $2.375 million in salary cap space, much of it guaranteed. Ken Lucas has been a very valuable player for us over the last four years and played an important role on two playoff teams during that span, said general manager Marty Hurney. This year, we have re-signed some veteran players and this move means some younger players will have an opportunity to step up....

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2009-02-27 20:34:32

Kerry Collins, who led Tennessee to the best regular-season record in the NFL last year, signed a two-year contract with the Titans Friday. Kerry did a great job for us last year stepping back into the starting role, Tennessee General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said. He has veteran leadership, tons of game experience and we expect him to continue to play at a high level for us. Collins surprisingly inherited the starting job from Vince Young after the opening game of the season and threw for...

2009-02-19 14:23:07

The Carolina Panthers placed their franchise tag on veteran defensive end Julius Peppers Thursday, the Charlotte Observer reported. The team made the move despite knowing Peppers' desire to play elsewhere next season. Earlier this week, his agent, Carl Carey, gave Panthers' officials a list of four teams to which Peppers would accept a trade, with Dallas at the top. Julius was expecting the franchise tag and we will continue to seek a resolution that is in line with his professional goals,...

2009-02-02 11:14:19

Jerry Richardson, the owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise, is doing well following a heart transplant procedure, a league official said Monday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that Sunday's transplant operation at the Carolinas Medical Center was successful and Richardson, 72, is the owner of a new heart, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer said. It brings new meaning to the word(s) 'Super Sunday,' when you see a guy you respect so much and admire so much -- Jerry Richardson --...

2009-01-22 21:33:55

Defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac Thursday became the fifth assistant to leave the staff of Carolina Panthers Coach John Fox, the Charlotte Observer reported. General Manager Marty Hurney told the newspaper about Trgovac's decision from the site of Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The Observer had reported Wednesday that Trgovac, who has been the Panthers defensive coordinator since 2003, was planning to remain with the Panthers and sign a new contract. We offered (Trgovac) a contract and told...

2009-01-21 18:59:32

Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins will play for the AFC in the Pro Bowl Feb. 1 in placed of Brett Favre, the injured New York Jets signal-caller. The NFL announced the change Wednesday. The 39-year-old Favre will miss the contest because he needs surgery on his right torn biceps tendon and has not announced if he will return next season. Collins, 36, was not picked initially despite leading the Titans to a 13-3 2008 regular-season record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs....

2009-01-20 15:47:51

New Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers indicates he will change the team from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense. I've made the transition many times with different personnel and going into teams that have been 4-3 teams, Capers said in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. How gradual you evolve into the 3-4 always depends on your personnel. Capers, who ran the New England secondary and served as a special assistant to Patriots head coach Bill Bellichick last season, agreed...


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