Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera stayed in Charlotte during the team’s bye week, but he also watched the NFC South come back to his team with Atlanta and New Orleans losing, and he remains optimistic about the 10 remaining games.
The Carolina Panthers had high hopes for defensive end Kony Ealy after his performance against the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50. Six games into the season, Ealy still doesn’t have a sack.
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth is scheduled to be released from prison in October 2018. Carruth’s disabled son, Chancellor Lee Adams, about to turn 17 and being raised by his grandmother in Charlotte, will be there.
The NFL fined Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short $18,231 for his fourth-quarter hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last weekend. The hit resulted in a roughing the passer penalty on Short and a bloody lip for Brees.
Investigations by the NFL and the NFL Players Association have determined the Carolina Panthers followed the concussion protocol after a fourth-quarter hit on Cam Newton that left the quarterback dazed in the season opener against the Denver Broncos.