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New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston

Belichick adds context on Mayo's absence

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick added context to the absence of linebacker Jerod Mayo, who has not played this preseason, noting that it’s an injury-based situation. “Jerod is doing well. He’s making good progress,” Belichick said during his weekly pre-game interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub, without getting into specifics on what is holding Mayo back. Mayo dressed for Friday night’s preseason game against the Panthers, but Steve Beauharnais started in his place.

New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston

What Pats need to know about Panthers

A few quick notes on the Panthers to know, as it relates to the New England Patriots, for Friday night's preseason game between the teams: Cam Newton's surgery: Quarterback Cam Newton had left ankle surgery in the offseason and it's had him focusing on working more in the pocket this year. Has he lost some explosiveness as a runner? Bell tolls at left tackle: After longtime stalwart Jordan Gross retired following the 2013 season, one of the bigger questions has been how the Panthers would fill the void.

Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers injury updates: Tre Boston back, but Chase Blackburn still out

Carolina Panthers rookie free safety Tre Boston returned to practice Wednesday after missing nearly the entire preseason with a sports hernia.

The Herald

Cam Newton makes exhibition debut as Panthers win

In his first action since offseason ankle surgery, the Panthers quarterback starts slow but find finds rhythm in limited action…

The Herald

Carolina Panthers 28, Kansas City Chiefs 16: Video highlights

Carolina Panthers 28, Kansas City Chiefs 16: Cam Newton made a successful return after ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two touchdowns and the Panthers beat the Chiefs 28-16 on…

Topeka Capital-Journal

Newton, Stewart lead Panthers past Chiefs, 28-16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton made a successful return following ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two scores and the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 on Sunday night. Newton completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards and led a pair of touchdown drives in the preseason game before exiting late in the second quarter with Carolina (1-1) up 14-6. Stewart ran for 26 yards on four carries and made a strong case to be the Panthers’ goal-line back. read more

The Herald

Carolina Panthers injury update: Kealoha Pilares sits out Friday practice

Carolina Panthers kick returner Kealoha Pilares sat out Friday’s light practice with an ankle issue, and his status for Sunday’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs is uncertain.

The Herald

Carolina Panthers: Roman Harper’s injury now called turf toe

Veteran Carolina Panthers strong safety Roman Harper has tried to keep a toe injury from turning into turf toe, but coach Ron Rivera said it eventually happened.

The Herald

Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson expects to play vs. Chiefs

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson, who missed nearly two weeks with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Thursday and expectes to play Sunday in an exhibition against Kansas City.

The Herald

Carolina Panthers injury updates: Greg Olsen misses practice

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen missed practice on Thursday with a leg injury.

Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton expected to play a quarter vs. Chiefs

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who?s recovering from ankle surgery, will play the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, coach Ron Rivera said.

The Herald

Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart is back, calls Monday ‘a good first step’

After being out since late last season with knee and hamstring injuries, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart returned to practice Monday. And he was looking for contact.

The Herald

Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Stewart is back, calls Monday ‘a good first step’

After being out since late last season with kee and hamstring injuries, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart returned to practice Monday. And he was looking for contact.

Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston eager to get on field after injury

Fourth-round pick out of North Carolina in the May draft is recovering from sports hernia surgery in June.

Charlotte Observer

Panthers’ Kenjon Barner looks to earn roster spot

Bills-Panthers: With Jonathan Stewart inactive because of a hamstring injury and DeAngelo Williams taking a precautionary night off, Kenjon Barner?s time on the field extended past the special teams duties…

Charlotte Observer

Finally healthy, Carolina Panthers receiver and returner Kealoha Pilares ready to prove himself

Carolina Panthers receiver Kealoha Pilares has undergone surgeries the past two years for injuries that occurred when he was returning a kickoff. Yet when the Hawaiian-born Pilares lines up in…

New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston

Patriots not expected to play tonight

LANDOVER, Md. -- The following Patriots are not expected to play Thursday night due to health-related considerations: WR Aaron Dobson -- Remains on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his left foot March 10. DB Jemea Thomas -- Sixth-round draft choice out of Georgia Tech sustained an undisclosed injury in the first training camp practice and hasn't returned. RB Tyler Gaffney -- Sixth-round draft choice of the Panthers, he was claimed on waivers after sustaining a season-ending knee injury and projects to 2015.

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

Still no decision for Newton's play vs. Bills

SPARTANBURG The Panthers are still mum on if Cam Newton will play in Friday’s exhibition against Buffalo. Newton, still getting treatment for offseason ankle surgery, would not play more than two series if he does play against the Bills. Rivera...

The Jag-Wire | Fox Sports Florida

Panthers No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad injured in exhibition game

Aaron Ekblad, the Florida Panthers' first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, suffered what is currently being described as an upper-body injury during Canada's 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic.

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

Yardwork leads to injured back for Josh Thomas

SPARTANBURG -- Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Thomas may think twice before jumping into his next do-it-yourself project. Thomas began training camp on the non-football injury list with back spasms that were a result of the yardwork he did at his...

The Herald

Panthers’ Kugbila’s string of bad injury luck continues

Carolina Panthers guard Edmund Kugbila, the Panthers’ fourth-round pick in 2013, is having surgery Friday in New York to repair cracks in his spinal cord. He said he’s not sure…

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

Kugbila to undergo spinal surgery this week

SPARTANBURG -- Carolina Panthers guard Edmund Kugbila will undergo spinal surgery Friday in New York, the latest in a string of health issues for the second-year player. Kugbila, the Panthers' fourth-round pick from Division II Valdosta State in 2013, said...

The Herald

Carolina Panthers rookie guard Trai Turner acts, plays like a veteran

With injuries and retirements thinning the ranks at offensive guard, rookie Trai Turner is taking advantage, and impressing teammates along the way.

The Herald

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin: ‘I’m coming back 10 times harder’

Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin got his first injury scare out of the way early at his first NFL training camp. He said he felt like “a new…

The Herald

Scott Says: Panthers dodged a bullet with Kelvin Benjamin injury

Observations from Carolina Panthers camp, including notes on Kelvin Benjamin, Melvin White, Cam Newton, Carrington Byndom and the wide receivers.

Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers protecting Cam Newton as he recovers from ankle injury

Cam Newton is taking every rep he?s supposed to through the first four practices of training camp, but he?s still not doing everything observers have seen him do the past…

Extra Points | Boston Globe

Patriots Claim RB Tyler Gaffney Off Waivers Despite Injury

Former Stanford and Carolina Panthers running back Tyler Gaffney has been claimed off waivers by the Patriots, just days after suffering a torn left meniscus in practice.

CBSSports

NFL: Ron Rivera on Cam Newton's injury

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to the media at the owner's meetings in Orlando. Rivera discusses quarterback Cam Newton's recent injury.