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November 03, 2010

DeAngelo Williams misses Wednesday practice

   The Panthers returned to practice Wednesday without RB DeAngelo Williams, still recuperating from his foot sprain.

   The Panthers weren't able to run without him last week, but then again, they hadn't really run well with him all year.

   LB Dan Connor (hip) was limited.

   WR Devin Thomas was back after missing last week with a groin injury, leaving RT Jeff Otah and LB Thomas Davis as the only ones missing.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on November 3, 2010 at 01:00 PM | Permalink


Tired of seeing Otah on the list. Why not put him on IR and not risk another injury. The season is done anyway. Claim Moss and when we don't run the ball, run hail mary routes with Smith, Gettis and Moss and I bet we get 100 yrd running game back! Moss could equal our 2nd round pick we don't get next season if we can sign him to a 2yr deal. Whats to lose besides LUCK

Posted by: jack | Nov 3, 2010 1:54:56 PM

You're kidding, Jack. Sign Moss? Remember what he was like in Oakland? He'd be the same here since we're out of contention. He'll be okay on a winning team, but put him on a 1-6 team, and he'll rip the locker room apart even more than it already is.

Posted by: dw | Nov 3, 2010 2:15:15 PM

dw, it is you who is kidding themselves. The locker room IS a complete mess. Smitty has quit, DW is gonn ride this "injury" for weeks, and not one single player listens to Fox anymore. There is zero reason not to take Moss at this point. It can't get any worse than it is. We are the worst team int he NFL, there is nowhere to go but up!

Posted by: JR-SUCKS!! | Nov 3, 2010 2:21:52 PM

Signing Moss is the WORST thing you can do with a team full of young receivers. If the season is already a lost cause then you do not want to bring in someone who can potentially poison your young talent with unprofessionalism and poor work ethic. Moss is GARBAGE on a personal level. Based upon his history in Oakland, he will also be GARBAGE on a professional level as well. I would rather see Smitty, Gettis, LaFell, Clowney or Thomas putting in full effort than watch this moron jog around like a fairy.

Posted by: AppGrad04 | Nov 3, 2010 2:30:45 PM

No need for Moss. Jerry could not afford him anyway. The guys we have get open downfield. The QB just needs to have time and throw an accurate pass. Panthers also need to have Smith run some more 'go' and 'post' routes because he caught those up for grabs rainbows from Delhomme in the past.

Posted by: Nosebleed fan | Nov 3, 2010 2:47:30 PM

Sign Moss and just throw deep every play. Eventually you'll get a few pass interference penalties.

Blah, blah, blah! Season is dead.

This tells you how little people care anymore about the Panthers. Story posted 2 hours ago and only 5 comments!

Posted by: JR | Nov 3, 2010 3:22:03 PM

Sorry different subject but just read Jay Glazer comments on Fox and OUR QUIET owner.
What does Jerry say about what the country thinks of him? Wish he would talk. The question was if Fox would be fired and Cowher hired.

Jay Glazer: No, his contract expires. I'd be stunned if the owner down there spent money on a guy like cowher. This guy has shaved his payroll as many ways as he could to prepare for the lockout. Cut their salary cap a ton and wouldn't allow Fox to offer assistants more than 1-year deals 2 out of the last 3 years, which means he can't really get the type of staff he wants. It's ridiculous what that owner has done to that place, which had been the home of a perennial winner

Posted by: CP | Nov 3, 2010 3:36:40 PM

Moss would never agree to come here, and JR would never pay his salary, so there's no use claiming him. He wouldn't hurt our WRs; they're all terrible anyway, including 89. But he'd never report here even if we did claim him. He wants to go back to New England so bad I don't think anyone will claim him.

Hey Darin - since you called the Panthers a "hot mess" before the 49er game, what are they now?

I picked up the Saints defense for my fantasy team. I'm gonna score 50 with them facing our Panthers.

Posted by: J | Nov 3, 2010 3:40:27 PM

Good call J. Randy ain't coming here and it would not be a good situation for anyone involved if he did.

As for putting Otah on IR, its probably in his best interest long-term but I have D-Willy on my fantasy roster and I'd feel a lot better having him in my lineup with Otah there to block for him. Only if Otah is 100% healthy of course. I'm a fan of this team first and foremost (however painful this season has been and will continue to be), so I'd rather have him healthy.

Posted by: DB | Nov 3, 2010 3:46:49 PM

You all are forgetting one key thing...... You have to have a quarterback to get him the ball!

Posted by: Will | Nov 3, 2010 6:13:02 PM

Well obviously the Panthers didn't put in a waiver request for Moss. TN just got better though. I think they definitely should have picked him up.

In the 12 previous yrs Randy has played only twice has he not reached 1000 yds. He's caught at least 11 TDs every yr except three. 23 TDs in '07. His lowest yds/reception is 12.7 yds/rec in 2002. He will be in the HOF. And some of you thought it would be in the Panthers best interest NOT to sign this guy?!

Regardless of what some think of Randy's attitude, no one can argue his production on the field. The Panthers have been looking for a #2 WR for many yrs. Ever since Muhsin went to Chicago. They passed on giving up a 3rd rounder for Bolden. They then passed on giving up a 2nd rounder for Marshall. And now they pass on Moss for nothing more then the cash to pay him. Any Panther fan still thinking the organization is looking for another WR is simply delusional.

There have been so many free agents in the past that the Panthers have refused to go after it is absurd. I wonder if the Panthers season would be working out the way it is had they simply signed Vick when he was available (especially knowing that he said in the media he wanted to play here) and also picked up any of the 3 WRs previously mentioned?

And they actually raised ticket prices this year. lol

Posted by: David I | Nov 3, 2010 10:43:21 PM

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