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November 04, 2009

Fox mum on fullback situation

Coach John Fox wouldn't say Wednesday how the team planned to replace fullbacks Brad Hoover and Tony Fiammetta if they can't play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Hoover (ankle) and Fiammetta (concussion) were both injured in last week's victory against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Panthers worked out free-agent fullbacks Jehuu Caulcrick and Jerome Johnson earlier this week, but it doesn't appear they'll sign them. Caulcrick has played with the New York Jets and Johnson was cut by the St. Louis Rams in the preseason.

"I think we have some plans in place," said Fox. "You don't retool your offense at this stage of the game. You can ask your people take on new roles."

Tight ends Jeff King and Gary Barnidge filled in at fullback against the Cardinals when Hoover and Fiammetta were out. -- David Scott and Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 4, 2009 at 07:10 PM | Permalink


All I got to say is they better haul but through those holes and pick up the LBs or the run game is going to hurt.

Posted by: MBPantfan | Nov 4, 2009 8:49:52 PM

Nose tackle and fullback. Unlike lightning, injuries often strike in the same place.

Posted by: Ben | Nov 4, 2009 9:18:09 PM

Scare the crap out of the Saints defense on the first series and line up Peppers at FB.

Posted by: Phil | Nov 4, 2009 9:20:57 PM

King better get ready to bang heads. But I like the idea of Peppers, or Tank Tyler giving it a go.

Posted by: Hoopsfan | Nov 4, 2009 10:39:38 PM

i doubt they would ever risk Peppers health at the position, but it sure would send a message

Posted by: AKJoe | Nov 4, 2009 10:55:58 PM

Passing on Caulcrick is a big mistake.

Posted by: dave | Nov 5, 2009 6:29:41 AM

Does any one know the health of Dante Rosario? If he is health that will definitely help with the decision. That would at least allow us to go double tight with a fullback. If he isn't health we don't have the option and we are left with single tight with a fullback.

Posted by: otismlw | Nov 5, 2009 8:37:55 AM

Rosario coming back this week?

Posted by: SYRPIS | Nov 5, 2009 8:52:57 AM

duke robinson fullback

Posted by: joe cool | Nov 5, 2009 6:24:33 PM

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