The Carolina Panthers signed kicker Chandler Catanzaro on Friday morning as an apparent insurance policy for veteran placekicker Graham Gano’s left knee injury. Gano was ruled out for Sunday’s game at Cleveland.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the rest of Carolina’s offense should be worried about the Cleveland Browns defense, specifically that it has forced the 2nd-most turnovers of any team in the NFL, including the most fumble recoveries.
After the Carolina Panthers placed starting tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury, the team will lean on rookie Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz to handle tight end responsibilities until the end of the season.
Carolina coach Ron Rivera fired two defensive assistant coaches on Monday and said he was going to take over defensive play-calling duties from coordinator Eric Washington. Will any of it make any difference?