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Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters at today’s OTA that the plan for now is to go with what they have at the position, and find their backup from within.
In case you don’t know what they have within 鈥?which is reasonable 鈥?it’s Garrett Gilbert, Taylor Heinicke and undrafted rookie Kyle Allen.
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The upside to Anderson was that he knew the previous offense, but the change in coordinator made that a moot point, so he’s now just a guy who’s about to turn 35 who hasn’t won a game since 2014.
The good news is that Newton is fairly reliable, missing just three games in seven seasons. And while Nick Foles exists as a rarity Authentic Brian Allen Jersey , most teams’ seasons would be shot if their starter goes down. So at the moment, the Panthers are going to run the risk.
The Jacksonville Jaguars declined to exercise the fifth-year option in defensive end Dante Fowler's rookie contract.
The decision could mean Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft who had eight sacks last year, will become a free agent in 2019.
Executive vice president Tom Coughlin says "we do like Dante and we feel that he's on the verge of having a great season. ... We want him to have a great season and earn a new long-term contract with us this year."
Had the Jaguars picked up the option Browns Authentic Jerseys , they could have been on the hook for $14.2 million for Fowler in 2019. The contract would have been guaranteed only for injury. It would have been a huge risk to take on a backup to Pro Bowl pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue.
Fowler has 12 sacks in three seasons, plus two more in the 2017 postseason.
He missed his entire rookie year in 2015 after tearing a knee ligament during his first minicamp. He also has dealt with off-field problems, including hitting a man and throwing his groceries in a lake in 2017.
Fowler was arrested in Miami Beach in March 2016 and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault against a police officer and resisting arrest without violence. The charges were later dropped. That arrest came a little more than two weeks after a video surfaced showing Fowler refereeing a violent fight between his girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend.