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Detroit Free Press

Three Detroit Lions questions with Dave Birkett: Injuries just start of problems

Nate Freese missed two more field goals against the Carolina Panthers. What should the Lions do with the rookie kicker?

Lions Lowdown | Oakland Press

Detroit Lions CB Nevin Lawson dislocates foot, undergoes surgery

The Lions are down another cornerback. Detroit Lions rookie Nevin Lawson dislocated his foot in the 24-7 loss to the Panthers and was undergoing immediate surgery, according to a report from Tom Leyden of WXYZ-TV. Lawson, who was starting at nickel for Bill Bentley, was injured in the first half and did not return. Bentley was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the opening game. In the post-game press conference, according to reports, coach Jim Caldwell was not ready to say Lawson would be gone for the season. That leaves the Lions...

The Herald

Scott Says: Newton spreading ball around is encouraging

Despite missing a lot of practice reps through ankle and rib injuries, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had good enough timing with all his receivers to spread the ball around…

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Lions start Garrett Reynolds at right tackle 4 days after signing him; Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

The Lions are missing two other starters besides Waddle: Nickel back Bill Bentley, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, and safety James Ihedigbo, who has yet to play this year due to neck and knee injuries.

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

RB DeAngelo Williams inactive vs. Lions

The Panthers' all-time leading rusher will not play for Carolina on Sunday. Running back DeAngelo Williams is inactive after missing practice Thursday and Friday with a thigh injury. He was listed as questionable entering the game. Williams rushed for a...

Detroit Free Press

Lions injuries: Ihedigbo doubtful, Waddle out vs. Panthers

James Ihedigbo insisted this week his injured shoulder was 'feeling better' and he hoped he'd be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but the Lions apparently have other ideas.

The Herald

Injury update: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will start, ‘no doubt’

As reported all week, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will start Sunday after missing the season opener at Tampa Bay.

Detroit Free Press

Lions will count on rookie Lawson at nickel CB

Lawson, a fourth-round pick from Utah State, was thrown into the fire Monday night after Bill Bentley left the game with a non-contact knee injury. Sunday against the Panthers, Lawson will be thrown in the starting lineup with a slight advantage of knowing for sure he will be counted on.

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

DeAngelo Williams questionable for Sunday's game

The Panthers may be without their all-time leading rusher Sunday against the Lions. Running back DeAngelo Williams missed his second straight day of practice with a thigh injury, and he's listed as questionable for the game. Williams practiced Wednesday but...

The Jag-Wire | Fox Sports Florida

Buccaneers place DE Clayborn on injured reserve, re-sign Solomon

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' pass rush took a hit Friday morning. The team placed Adrian Clayborn on injured reserve with a biceps injury, ending the defensive end's season after just one tackle in the Bucs' Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. 

Lions Lowdown | Oakland Press

Detroit Lions — Waddle, Carey officially out Sunday at Panthers

The Detroit Lions secondary and offensive line will be adjusted at Carolina on Sunday due to injuries. Safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday and safety Don Carey (hamstring) is out. Neither one played on Monday. Expect Glover Quin and Isa Abdul-Quddus to start. Rookie Nevin Lawson, who saw extensive playing time on Monday, will start at nickel with Bill Bentley out for the season. Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay will start. Either Garrett Reynolds, who has 23 NFL starts in the past three seasons in Atlanta, or rookie Cornelius Lucas will start at right tackle....

Detroit News

Lions podcast: Katzenstein, Niyo break down Giants, Panthers, injuries, much more

In this week's Lions podcast, Josh Katzenstein and John Niyo of The Detroit News break down the win over the Giants and look ahead to Cam Newton and the Panthers. Included in their discussion is reaction to the new-look Matthew Stafford and the Lions' injuries.

Detroit Free Press

Lions practice: Reynolds, Lucas candidates to start at RT

LaAdrian Waddle missed his second straight day of practice today and is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a right calf injury in Monday night's season-opening win over the New York Giants.

Detroit Free Press

Cam Newton will play, but Lions focus on Panthers' run game

Cam Newton will be back on the field Sunday after missing the Carolina Panthers opener with a rib injury, but the Detroit Lions are just as concerned with the trio of running backs behind Newton as the versatile quarterback the Panthers have running their offense.

Detroit News

Lions' James Ihedigbo on track to start against Panthers

Safety James Ihedigbo returned to practice Wednesday after missing the season opener Monday due to neck and knee injuries. Unless there's a setback, Ihedigbo should be available to start Sunday against the Panthers.

Detroit Free Press

Lions injuries: Ihedigbo could return Sunday, Bentley on crutches

Safety James Ihedigbo, who missed Monday's season-opening 35-14 victory over the New York Giants because of a shoulder injury, said he could return for this week's game against the Carolina Panthers.

The Ledger

Bucs Notebook: It's 'Next Man Up' With Injuries Aplenty Already

As Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers wore on, the injuries began piling up for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Times-Picayune

Fantasy Football 2014 Week 1 injury: Doug Martin's lower leg wrapped

Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, who was a second- or third-round pick in many fantasy football leagues, injured his left leg in the second quarter of the Buccaneers' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. According to a tweet...

Express-Times

Kenjon Barner released by Eagles with injury settlement

The former Oregon Duck was traded for by the Eagles in a deal with the Carolina Panthers last month, but did not make the 53-man roster.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Seahawks sign tackle Andrew McDonald, agent says

Offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, who underwent surgery in May for testicular cancer and reportedly was one of the players allegedly bullied last season by Richie Incognito, has signed with the Seattle Seahawks, his agent announced Monday. Seattle has signed McDonald, 26, off of the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad, agent Brett Tessler said on Twitter. The […]

Tampa Tribune

Bucs won't face Cam Newton in season opener today

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open their 2014 season today against a Carolina Panthers teams that will be without quarterback Cam Newton. Newton, who has spent the last two weeks nursing a rib injury, was declared inactive for the game, the team announced. The Panthers will start

Bucs Beat | Tampa Bay Times

Newton won't play, so Bucs face backup QB Anderson

Ninety minutes before the season opener, the Bucs got a boost with the news that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, questionable all week due to a lingering rib injury, is inactive for the game and won't play. Veteran backup QB Derek Anderson, who has thrown four passes in the past three years, will start for the Panthers, with former Vikings …

Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer

Panthers' D.C. Jefferson suspended four games

Panthers tight end D.C. Jefferson has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to an NFL spokesman. Jefferson was waived/injured with a toe injury Aug. 26 during the first round of cuts, went unclaimed...

News & Observer

Panthers backup QB Anderson injures hand in 10-0 preseason win vs. Steelers

With Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton sidelined with cracked ribs and Derek Anderson taken out after an injury to his right hand in the second quarter, Joe Webb came in and guided the Panthers past the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 Thursday night.

The Herald

As Panthers travel, Olsen at son’s bedside

While the Carolina Panthers are in Pittsburgh on Thursday night for their final exhibition, tight end Greg Olsen will be at Levine Children's Hospital watching over his son's recovery from…

The Herald

Video: Cam Newton discusses his injury

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton discusses his injury at Tuesday's practice.