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October 05, 2012

Beason, Gamble listed as doubtful for Seattle

Head coach Ron Rivera wasn't very optimistic that two of his top defenders will be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks.

Linebacker Jon Beason (knee) and cornerback Chris Gamble (shoulder) did not practice Friday and are doubtful for Sunday's game.

“I’m a little disappointed," Rivera said. "You’d like to have all your guys for sure but they struggled with some of the other stuff.”

Rookie Luke Kuechly could see time at middle linebacker, or the Panthers could use Jason Phillips at the MLB and keep Kuechly at WLB. As for Gamble's cornerback position, second-year player Josh Thomas would step into that role should Gamble not be able to go.

Starting guard Geoff Hargartner also did not practice Friday, but he worked on the sideline with a trainer and is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Reserve offensive lineman Mike Pollak is the only Panther listed as out. DE Frank Alexander (back), DE Antawn Applewhite (knee) and S Colin Jones (shoulder) are probable.

--Jonathan Jones


Posted by Observer Sports on October 5, 2012 at 01:28 PM | Permalink


No depth, no wins.

Posted by: arealpanthersfan | Oct 5, 2012 2:06:52 PM

WOW @ josh thomas being the guy instead of munnerlyn. That can't be right (outside of nickel situations).

I gotta say....hurney looks to of had a solid draft with kuechly, alexander, silatolu, nortman, norman. That's 4 of your 24 starters right there and of them, only norman has looked glaringly bad but he's also had glaringly good moments. for a 5th round pick 4 games in, you have to feel good about him.

big return after 2009-11 were pretty weak drafts for us.
last year's class outside of newton has looked weak, but that will depend on the long term outcome of pilares, hogan, and fua. no 2nd round pick in that group either but that's also his fault.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 5, 2012 2:32:29 PM

worth noting that steve smith is now 28th in all time all-purpose yards. easily will finish the year top 20 all time.

30th all time in receiving yards, less than 800 yards from 25th. ~3000 more and he's top 10. he plays until he's 40 and he's sitting in best not named jerry territory. keep in mind rice played til he was 42.

would be absolutely incredible if that happens, hell top 10 is incredible given that the guy had 3 or 4 lost years to poor quarterbacking/rookie season as return man/injured season.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 5, 2012 2:42:15 PM

Who cares about hypocrite Smith? Beason is done, but they will still hang on to him and hope. Smh, this team is terrible. One or two players go down and they're in shambles. No depth, tied up in ridiculous contracts for players that don't produce, a scared coach who punts on fourth and one, inconsistency across the offense, defense, and special teams. The Bobcats season can't start soon enough.

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Oct 5, 2012 8:53:56 PM

And I'm sorry, but this running game is awful. When's the last time Williams or Stewart have ran for over a hundred yards in a game? I really was thinking about this and I can't remember. Now they bring in Tolbert who's done nothing, so you have three useless RB's taking up space. Newton runs for more yards than ALL of them for most of the games. And offense is suppose to be the strong side of this team?

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Oct 5, 2012 9:07:43 PM

I got a feeling this game may end up like the vikings game from last year 24-21 loss.

Posted by: skywalker1 | Oct 6, 2012 4:22:52 AM

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