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The brilliant Luke Kuechly gave us a searing image of brain trauma

The abrupt retirement of the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker serves as a reminder we are all complicit in the trauma that football inflicts on playersLuke Kuechly, the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker who has anno…

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Luke Kuechly, NFL star with history of concussions, retires aged 28

Carolina Panthers player was one of best linebackers in leagueKuechly suffered series of concussions during careerLuke Kuechly, one of the finest linebackers of his generation, has announced his retirement at the age of 28.The Carolina Panthers star ma…

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Giants eye Judge as new head coach with Panthers set to appoint Rhule

New York Giants look to Patriots assistant to fill vacancyCarolina move for college coach for first time in team historyThe Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor’s Matt Rhule as their coach, while the New York Giants are in negotia…

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Christian McCaffrey’s rare double: Panthers star named All-Pro at two positions

Carolina running back named All-Pro at running back and flexSaints’ Thomas, Patriots’ Gilmore are unanimous selectionsBaltimore’s Lamar Jackson named first-team QB in second yearChristian McCaffrey’s versatility and superb statistics helped him to a ra…

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The Panthers and Cam Newton were indestructible until they weren’t

Ron Rivera led his team to Super Bowl 50, with a quarterback who looked almost unstoppable. Now both men have uncertain futuresThe Carolina Panthers are at a crossroads. On Wednesday they fired their long-time coach, Ron Rivera. Now, the question that …

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Ron Rivera cut loose by skidding Carolina Panthers after nine seasons

Panthers part ways with Rivera amid four-game losing streakSecondary coach Perry Fewell has been named interim bossRivera led club to 76-63-1 record and Super Bowl appearanceThe Panthers have fired coach Ron Rivera with four games left in the NFL seaso…

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Reid backs ‘elite’ Colin Kaepernick despite Jay-Z’s reported concern

Former quarterback worked out for teams over weekendKaepernick changed venue of session at last minute32-year-old believes he has been blackballed by NFLEric Reid believes Colin Kaepernick showed he still has the ability to play in the NFL after the fo…

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Cam Newton’s season all but over as Panthers star placed on injured reserve

Carolina quarterback goes on IR with foot injury to end season Nick Foles to resume starter’s duties with Jags after bye weekThe ongoing saga regarding Cam Newton’s foot injury is over, with the Carolina Panthers quarterback going on injured reserve in…

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Eric Reid’s brilliance shows his NFL exile was down to beliefs, not ability

The usual excuses were trotted out when Colin Kaepernick’s fellow protestor found himself out of a job. And none of them turned out to be trueWhy Eric Reid wasn’t playing football at the start of 2018 was as obvious to his detractors as anyone. But wit…

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‘We’re going backwards’: Eric Reid will kneel for anthem in upcoming NFL season

Panthers safety is a close friend of Colin KaepernickPlayer protested last season with little backlash from fansCarolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, said he will continue to protest during the nation…

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Efe Obada: ‘I still have to face some of my demons internally, as a man’ | Donald McRae

Nigerian-born British athlete tells of his remarkable rise from bleak arrival in London as a 10-year-old boy to the NFL eliteWhenever he completed a big play during his explosive NFL debut for the Carolina Panthers last September, Efe Obada screamed: “…

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NFL denies it deliberately targeted anthem protester Eric Reid with drug tests

League issues joint statement with NFL Players AssociationReid says he was tested six times in 11-week periodThe NFL and the NFL Players Association have denied that Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, was deliberately targ…

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Is the NFL targeting anthem protestor Eric Reid with excessive drug testing?

The Panthers safety says he’s been chosen for random post-game drug tests an extraordinary seven times in 11 weeks. Just because he’s paranoid doesn’t mean the NFL’s not out to get himCarolina Panthers safety Eric Reid has been drug tested seven times …

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‘No way that’s random’: anthem protester Eric Reid on sixth drug test in 11 weeks

Safety was first player to kneel alongside Colin KaepernickChances of six random tests in 11 weeks are 0.17%Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, has questioned the frequency of his random drug tests….

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Saints smother Panthers to close on home-field advantage for playoffs

New Orleans Saints 12-9 Carolina PanthersPanthers’ only TD comes from pass by RB Christian McCaffreyNew Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton, and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field…

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Ben Roethlisberger throws five touchdowns as Steelers skin Panthers

Pittsburgh rip Carolina behind Roethlisberger’s perfect nightPanthers’ Eric Reid ejected for targeting during third quarterBen Roethlisberger’s first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback a…

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‘A neo-colonialist sellout’: Kaepernick fractures spill on to the field

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins, two of the most prominent players in the protest movement, clashed on Sunday. The winners were NFL ownersTempers flared in Philadelphia on Sunday before the Eagles’ game against the Carolina Panthers as Eric Reid and Malc…

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‘A neo-colonialist sellout’: Kaepernick fractures spill on to the field

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins, two of the most prominent players in the protest movement, clashed on Sunday. The winners were NFL ownersTempers flared in Philadelphia on Sunday before the Eagles’ game against the Carolina Panthers as Eric Reid and Malc…

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Eric Reid, first man to protest with Kaepernick, kneels for anthem on NFL return

Safety has alleged owners were keeping him out of leagueTeammates say Reid’s actions are not a distractionCarolina Panthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice before Sunday’s game against the New…

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Eric Reid, first player to kneel with Kaepernick, ends spell in NFL wilderness

Safety had been without a team since end of last seasonCarolina Panthers say signing is because ‘he’s a good player’Eric Reid, the first NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice in the United States, has signed with t…