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Panthers Hire Brady Hoke as Defensive Line Coach

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The Panthers have hired Brady Hoke as their defensive line coach, per SportingNews.
Hoke will fill in at the position after Eric Washington moved to defensive coordinator.
Hoke played as a linebacker for Ball State from 1977-1980. Hoke started coaching in 1983 at Grand Valley State.
He has coached for 34 years, often on the defensive side of the ball. He has served as Defensive coordinator, defensive line and as linebacker coach.
Recently he served stints at Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee. He served as the University of Tennessee’s interim head coach and defensive line coach in 2017.
Hoke’s Michigan defense in 2014 was ranked 7th in the country. Hoke has an overall record of 78-70 as head coach. He is 2-3 in bowl games.
2018 will be the first year Hoke will coach in the NFL.

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Panthers Sign Chris Clark

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The Carolina Panthers have signed tackle Chris Clark, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Jourdan Rodrigue.

The move to sign Clark comes in the aftermath of the Panthers placing starting right tackle Daryl Williams on injured reserve, after he was injured during their Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Clark spent the last three seasons playing for the Houston Texans, starting 26 games during that span.

 

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Panthers’ Greg Olsen To Return In A “Few Weeks”

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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who suffered a fracture in his foot earlier this week, says that he plans to rest his foot for a “few weeks” before returning to play out the rest of the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s quite the reverse in fortune for both Olsen and the Panthers, who were facing the prospect of Olsen missing the majority, if not all, of the 2018 regular season, but Olsen is holding off on surgery until after the season to help get back to the field sooner.

 

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Panthers’ Greg Olsen Suffers Foot Fracture

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Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen will miss extensive time due to a foot fracture he suffered during Sunday’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, his second foot fracture in the past two seasons, according to a team announcement.

Olsen will be evaluated on a monthly basis and there are currently no plans for the veteran to undergo surgery. Olsen missed 9 games last season with a fracture to the same foot.

With Olsen on the shelf, the Panthers’ decision to let Ed Dickson walk in free agency looms larger as they only have rookie Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz in position to fill in as Olsen recovers from injury.

 

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