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Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Doubtful to return
Thompson (shin) is doubtful to return Monday night against the Saints, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Thompson was carted off the field Monday night with a shin injury after Trevor Penning landed on his leg. With the 2015 first-round pick out, Kamu Grugier-Hill is now playing middle linebacker in his place.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Headed to IR
Thompson (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Thompson suffered a fractured fibula during Monday night's loss to the Saints and has since been placed on IR. The veteran linebacker had surgery Tuesday and will likely miss the remainder of this season. Expect Kamu Grugier-Hill and Claudin Cherelus' roles to expand, as the two will likely fill Carolina's void at inside linebacker going forward.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Gets surgery, likely done for 2023
Panthers head coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that Thompson is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fibula suffered in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Kamu Grugier-Hill came on the replace Thompson in the Week 2 loss and is expected to start at inside linebacker along with Frankie Luvu now that Thompson has been lost for the season. Thompson, who led the team with a career-high 135 stops in 2022, recorded eight tackles through the Panthers' first two games before exiting Monday after New Orleans left tackle Trevor Penning landed on the back of Thompson's lower leg and ankle.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Fractures fibula
Thompson is feared to have fractured his fibula in Monday's game against the Saints, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Thompson will need to undergo further tests to determine if he will be able to return this season. In his absence, Kamu Grugier-Hill and Claudin Cherelus will be candidates to replace him at inside linebacker opposite Frankie Luvu.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Suffers significant injury
Thompson suffered a "significant" ankle injury in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Saints, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Thompson was carted off the field in the contest and head coach Frank Reich delivered the prognosis following Carolina's loss. The details of the linebacker's exact injury will likely come prior to the team's first practice of the week Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Five tackles in opener
Thompson recorded five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons.
Thompson is now in his ninth season with the Panthers and he's coming off a career-high 135 tackles in 2022. The linebacker's five takedowns from Week 1 are a good sign that he's going to remain heavily involved again this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Staying with team
Thompson agreed Saturday to re-work the remainder of his two-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The veteran linebacker had an untenable $24.6 million cap hit entering Saturday, prompting many to assume Thompson would be a cap casualty. Instead, the valued leader will return for his ninth year with the franchise and try to add onto his string of four straight seasons with 100-plus tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Completes career year
Thompson made a career-high 135 tackles (78 solo) while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Thompson has now posted triple-digit stops for four straight seasons, with his total this year at least 20 more than any campaign prior. The veteran also broke up four passes and was credited with a half-sack. Although 2023 marks the final year of Thompson's contract with the Panthers, the team would save significant money by cutting him, raising doubt over his future. Wherever he suits up next season, though, Thompson should serve as a highly productive veteran linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Hits double figures
Thompson finished with 12 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers.
Thompson tied with Jeremy Chinn for second on the Panthers in stops. The veteran has posted double-digit tackles five times through 16 games, accumulating a career-best 128 stops with one contest remaining.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Reaches new career high in tackles
Thompson recorded six tackles (five solo) in Saturday's 37-23 win over Detroit.
Thompson tied with safety Jeremy Chinn for a team high in tackles during this relatively modest outing Week 16. Nevertheless, the eighth-year linebacker eclipsed his previous career high for tackles, as he's now paced the Panthers with 116 stops over 15 games. Thompson's every-down role should continue to net him plenty of tackles Week 17 versus Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Double-digit stops
Thompson finished with 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.
Thompson's fourth double-digit tackling performance of the campaign included one stop for a loss. Through 14 games, his team-leading tally now sits at 110 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Plays every snap
Thompson recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.
Thompson's nine tackle were his third-best effort of the season. His performance brings him to 98 total stops on the season, which will put him on pace to easily surpass his career high of 114 set back in 2020. The 28-year-old also added a quarterback hit while playing 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps for the fourth consecutive week.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Six stops in win
Thompson recorded six tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 23-10 win against the Broncos.
Thompson posted a relatively moderate performance despite playing every defensive snap for the seventh time in 12 games this season. However, the 28-year-old still tied cornerback Jaycee Horn for Carolina's second-most tackles behind linebacker Frankie Luvu. Thompson has now recorded 89 tackles and four passes defended in 2022, and, barring injury, he should eclipse 100 tackles for the fourth season in a row.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Busy in victory
Thompson finished with eight tackles (five solo) and one pass breakup in Thursday night's 25-15 win over the Falcons.
Thompson's tackle total included three stops for loss. The veteran has been highly productive lately, racking up 31 tackles over Carolina's last three games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Records double-digit tackles again
Thompson totaled 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's Week 9 loss to Cincinnati.
Thompson finished with double-digit tackles for the second straight contest and for the third time overall this season. The veteran linebacker has 69 tackles through nine games, putting him easily on pace for his fourth consecutive campaign with over 100 stops.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Team-high 13 stops Sunday
Thompson recorded 13 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss in Sunday's 37-24 overtime loss to the Falcons.
Thompson logged a season high in tackles, as he played every defensive snap for the fourth week in a row. The 28-year-old has eclipsed 100 total stops in each of the past three seasons, even though he's missed five games over this span. Thompson should have a chance to set a new career high in tackles if he's able to play all 17 regular-season contests in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Recovers fumble Sunday
Thompson made six tackles (three solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 37-15 loss to the 49ers.
Thompson placed fourth on the Panthers in stops, bringing his season tally to 34 tackles through five games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Eight stops in loss
Thompson recorded eight tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.
Thompson finished second on the team in tackles behind Frankie Luvu (11). The veteran Thompson has totaled 28 stops through four games and remains on pace for a fourth consecutive campaign with at least 100 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Makes 10 tackles
Thompson finished with 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.
Thompson tied Frankie Luvu and Xavier Woods for Carolina's team lead in tackles. Through two games, the veteran linebacker now has logged 16 stops.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Off PUP list
Thompson passed his physical and was activated off the active/PUP list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
It appears Thompson has fully recovered from the knee surgery he underwent during the offseason. The 28-year-old linebacker is coming off his third straight campaign with triple-digit tackles, and he figures to play a crucial role in Carolina's front seven again in 2022 (and perhaps push for low-end IDP production).... See More ... See Less
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