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October 18, 2012

Beason, Gamble questionable vs. Dallas

The Panthers could be without two veteran defensive starters against Dallas – and potentially longer.

Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble missed practice Thursday, and coach Ron Rivera said he is “most certainly concerned” about their status.

Beason has been dealing with a knee injury. Gamble aggravated a shoulder injury during Wednesday's practice.

Both sat out the Week 5 loss to Seattle. The hope was that both would be ready to go following last week's bye.

Rivera did not dismiss the possibility that Beason and/or Gamble could be placed on injured reserve, saying the Panthers would know more Friday.

“That's tough to say, just because we'll see (Friday),” Rivera said. “Chris had come back feeling pretty good after having two weeks off basically and ran around really well (Thursday). Then came in this morning and was complaining about the stiffness and soreness that he had from a shot he took.”

Rookie Luke Kuechly will start at middle linebacker if Beason doesn't play, Rivera said. Captain Munnerlyn would get the nod at cornerback.

Munnerlyn returned an interception for a touchdown while subbing for Gamble against the Seahawks.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 18, 2012 at 02:57 PM | Permalink


is davis in for this one?

glad we signed all these damaged goods since they were good back in the day. working out great.

Posted by: big gulps | Oct 18, 2012 3:14:36 PM

This is Bull Poop...especially the Gamble one. They all play through injuries. This team is waiting to see if they beat Dallas, if they don't, they are both going on IR. Front office cleaning is order, but i don't think Panthers have the ownership to make it happen.

Posted by: Neu | Oct 18, 2012 3:31:42 PM

big gulps-I would really love some facts that show that Beason was damaged goods before we resigned him. The only facts that you have are 3 pro-bowls, leading the team in tackles and ZERO missed games. It's easy to look back now after all this has happened. But please stop with the ignorance. And I'm pretty sure TD is playing for almost nothing at this point. But is certainly holding his own this year.

Posted by: Mike P | Oct 18, 2012 5:34:15 PM

Davis is "holding his own"??? What planet are you living on? He has been HORRIBLE. He couldn't wrap up a gift. His arm tackles and complete whiffs are the norm. My second grade daughter hits harder. Get your head out of the sand guy. Beason and Davis are finished, done, used up good for nothing. Neither would start on ANY team in the league.

Posted by: PanthersPride? ;) | Oct 18, 2012 6:11:41 PM

Doesn't matter who is out there or who is out, they will find a way to lose. Sorry, back to the "rebuilding" drawing board Panther's front office. By the time they figure it out (if they do) Cam will be moving on and Smitty will be retired. Gonna be a long time before Panthers are a contender and taken seriously.

Posted by: Reality Check | Oct 18, 2012 7:11:22 PM

If you happen to watch tonight's game, the left guard for San Francisco is a beast....anyone care to guess where he was picked in the draft. Marty Hurney, take a look at Everette Brown. Idiot!!!!!!!

Posted by: cmo | Oct 18, 2012 8:42:35 PM

Read an article where they mentioned Holmgren had been fired in Cleveland after 3 years. He had the second worst winning percentage in the league in that time frame. The worst......wait for it......was Carolina and Hurney who have been in love with each other for almost 11 years. PSL owners and fans in general deserve better than lethargic Jerry has offered. 4 winning seasons in 19 years. Really?

Posted by: cmo | Oct 18, 2012 8:45:46 PM

This is how it works. Everytime the season goes down the drain, the team starts putting everyone on IR.

Posted by: Phillip | Oct 18, 2012 10:43:01 PM

Someone needs to tell Rivera that stashing all of his Pro Bowlers on IR won't save him his job...

Posted by: JEL | Oct 18, 2012 10:48:06 PM

Let me clarify this article: they won't play. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but some of you may be right. The second the season goes down, so does all of our players. Either way, this team has no depth. Do you guys know why we went 2-14 in 2010? It wasn't John Fox's fault, he has done just fine in Denver. It is Hurney. If we do not make the playoffs this year (which is where we are headed) he needs to go.

Posted by: Tyler | Oct 19, 2012 9:33:34 AM

Why are we keeping Gamble around anyway? His name says it all. He was a gamble when they picked him because he had only played DB for one season!!! He's weak and might be able to contain an opponent's #2 receiver, but no where near a "shutdown" corner. Beason, on the other hand, has some clout to cash in. Yes, he made the Pro Bowl and is a great on-field leader, but the honorable thing for him to do is to restructure his contract in the offseason due to lack of health/performance. While I'm not advocating cutting him, he doesn't warrant the contract he signed as of now. Hurney has a history of mediocre drafts and POOR free agency moves. It's time the Charlotte Observer and it's sports writers help the fans by calling for Hurney to be put on the proverbial 'hot seat.' Mr Richardson, you and your staff owe it to the fans to produce a winner. I've been a die-hard Panthers fan since '95 after switching from being a Redskins fan (my father and grandfather were both fans). As a loyal, unwavering fan, you owe it to ME and others like me to adapt your failed strategies to give us a team that we are proud of. Can you not see that your support base is shrinking as evidenced by the fact that we have no real "homefield" advantage because there are just as many opposing teams' fans as Panther fans at BoA Stadium??? I've been patient. I've believed the rhetoric. If you allow another mediocre draft and major free agency moves to build us a winning, playoff caliber team after 3 years of rebuilding, you don't deserve my support or those working class citizens like me. It's time for you to step up or step aside. Hurney and his staff deserve to be on the HOT SEAT NOW!!!!

Posted by: ZB | Oct 19, 2012 10:04:24 AM

Typo error: I meant "no major free agency moves'....

Posted by: ZB | Oct 19, 2012 10:07:38 AM

Slop, were you drunk when you wrote that?

Posted by: ZB | Oct 19, 2012 12:23:44 PM

Listen to you, calling for someones head and if they turn in around i bet you will be willing to drink their bath water. Beason is a good MLB and shouldnt have played or be playing with a banged up shoulder. As for gamble someone needs to get nfl ticket so you can actually watch the games because he has been the only bright spot in the secondary for the last 4 years. As for TD, he is a beast and has been a hard hitter this season, though a bit rusty. Here is how you win with this team, run, run and then run, and just when you feel like you ran it enough, you run it again, make the nfl respect the line and the backs and that will open up the passing game. He also need to admit to ourselves that Smitty is just coasting through this year. Smitty was laughing and smiling like hey, i got my check, after the seahawks loss.

Posted by: jiggasparks | Oct 19, 2012 6:49:22 PM

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