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October 19, 2012

Gamble out, Beason 'very doubtful' for Sunday's game vs. Dallas

Starting cornerback Chris Gamble is out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys with an injured shoulder, and starting middle linebacker Jon Beason is listed as doubtful for the game.

Gamble reinjured his shoulder during practice on Wednesday when he was jamming at the line. Head coach Ron Rivera said the injury is similar to the one guard Mike Pollak (torn labrum) suffered that sent him to the injured reserve earlier in the season.

"Once he gets the exam and goes through all that we’ll determine (if he goes on IR)," Rivera said. "Probably the soonest we’ll know is Monday."

Beason did not participate in practice for the third straight day, and all signs point to rookie Luke Kucehly starting at middle linebacker for the second consecutive game.

"Jon Beason did very, very limited stuff today, so he’s very doubtful as far as he’s concerned," Rivera said. "Luke practiced inside and that looks like the direction we’ll have to head."

Stepping in place of Gamble will be Captain Munnerlyn, who will move to nickel in certain packages and second-year player Josh Thomas will play corner. 

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 19, 2012 at 01:25 PM | Permalink


stick a spork in beason

Posted by: big gulps | Oct 19, 2012 2:33:41 PM

I want to say thanks to GM Marty Hurney for the great depth we have in the secondary!

Posted by: themaster | Oct 19, 2012 2:43:55 PM

Yeah thanks Hurney....resign and give us a chance!

Posted by: DaMan | Oct 19, 2012 3:36:02 PM

"Very doubtful"

That describes the Panthers chances of a win this weekend.


Posted by: Dogsgottago | Oct 19, 2012 3:50:04 PM

Sure am glad we passed on getting Carlos Rogers last year, and Asante Samuel this year. Investing money into our existing players has proven to be a much better choice.

Posted by: manu4t | Oct 19, 2012 4:10:52 PM

Right on manu4. Paying all that money for running backs, then never giving them the ball works much better for the organization.

Posted by: Ben | Oct 19, 2012 4:13:21 PM

And lets not question toughness either the older ed reed is play ing with a torn labrum but gamble can't play with a sore shoulder

Posted by: freeze8575 | Oct 19, 2012 4:17:18 PM

If Hurney survives after this disaster, we all know Jerry simply does not care about winning. He is responsible for the product in the field. That product is terrible.

Posted by: Steven | Oct 19, 2012 7:36:49 PM

since they can't play they should not be paid & if gamble goes on IR we should get salary back under the cap...no play, no pay

Posted by: bull123 | Oct 19, 2012 10:37:17 PM

It is really sad to see how a season so full of hope has devolved into this mess. This game will pretty much eliminate us from all playoff talk if we lose.

Posted by: JEL | Oct 20, 2012 9:33:42 AM

List me as "very doubtful" to spend four hours of my Sunday watching this tail-whuppin.

Posted by: Man Up | Oct 20, 2012 9:33:58 AM

to freeze8575....your comments say much much more about you than anyone else....

Posted by: tired of the hate | Oct 20, 2012 10:03:21 AM

Look at the bright side: We can get a top draft pick and take a stud LB or another stud RB!

Posted by: J in KP | Oct 21, 2012 5:00:45 AM

I hope u die, Hurney. I wouldn't say that to someone under normal circumstances, but since you are such an ignorant jerk and can't admit mistakes when u make them and just resign, it looks as though fans must take the law in our own hands.

Posted by: J in KP | Oct 21, 2012 5:03:00 AM

I think the worst thing that could happen to this team is: Gamble and Josh Norman playing somewhat avg. Because, then Hurney will find more reasons to not address the secondary in the draft.

Posted by: J in KP | Oct 21, 2012 5:05:33 AM

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