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October 03, 2013

Hardy misses second practice, Panthers expect him back Friday

Defensive end Greg Hardy missed his second consecutive practice with an illness, but the Panthers aren't concerned for his availability come Sunday in Arizona.

"A carry over from yesterday but he did see the doctor. Good report," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "They just want him to get a little bit of rest and I do expect him back tomorrow morning. So I do look forward to seeing Greg."

Hardy is coming off a three-sack performance against the Giants in Week 3 that earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Earlier in the week DE Mario Addison had a stomach bug, and the following day Hardy missed practice with illness.

Rookie defensive tackle Kawann Short also missed Thursday's practice with an ankle injury. He rolled his ankle Wednesday during practice, but Rivera expects him back Friday.

Dwan Edwards (hamstring) sat out again Thursday. Rivera said Edwards probably will not play Sunday. S Quintin Mikell and DB D.J. Moore missed practice Thursday and are not expected to play this week.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 3, 2013 at 03:45 PM | Permalink


while I like the idea that beason gets to start fresh elsewhere and surely will have less pressure on him to come back in new york this year.......

a late round pick? I could see a 3rd or a 4th......a 5th depending on the contract situation and assuming the giants finish in the bottom 5 or so.....but anything past that? wow.

I know we have klein to take over from blackburn if developed properly. We could always use a 2nd or 3rd rounder on a LB next year.....but seems like the value of beason NEXT YEAR is greater than a late round pick. even if he IS just a backup LB and locker room guy for the rest of his years (worst case).

if he's really that injured, he won't pass the physical anyways. so he can't be THAT bad off that he would only be worth a 6th or 7th rounder. even if it is the 2nd or 3rd pick in the round.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 4, 2013 10:27:28 AM

It'd be good if Greg can play in the game against the Cards, especially given his performance against the NY Giants.

Posted by: Berdj Rassam | Oct 4, 2013 1:17:38 PM

We should have never let go of a healthy James Anderson instead of a banged up Jon Beason. Anderson is a solid outside linebacker, probably better than Blackburn. Marty Hurney made the same bonehead move by keeping Dan Morgan over Will Witherspoon. Panther’s should have known Beason wasn’t going to work out at OLB. Beason wasn’t good at OLB when he was healthy, but he is a pro-bowler at middle linebacker. I hope Beason does well with the Giants. I think he will be a pro-bowl MLB again if he can stay healthy.

Posted by: gz | Oct 5, 2013 5:49:52 PM

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