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Panthers cornerback Ross Cockrell broke his left tibia

in Interviews & Stories 30.10.2019 07:28
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SPARTANBURG Khari Willis Jersey , S.C. (AP) and fibula during practice Monday at the team’s training camp at Wofford College.The team said Cockrell will need surgery, but has not said if he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.It is the second severe injury in three days for the Panthers, a team that went 11-5 last season and earned a wild-card spot.Carolina lost starting right tackle Daryl Williams on Saturday to a dislocated patella and torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Panthers have not said if Williams will have surgery or if he will try to recover without it.Cockrell was injured when he collided with wide receiver Torrey Smith in the end zone while trying to break up a pass.Several teammates openly grimaced and quickly looked away after checking on Cockrell, clearly distraught at the sight of his leg. Several players began helping him onto the cart and tapped him on the shoulder pads while others took a knee and prayed before he left on a cart.Panthers coach Ron Rivera ended the practice session immediately after Cockrell’s injury.”Ross was doing some really good things,” Rivera said after practice, before it was announced the leg was broken.”He’s a wily veteran and a guy that has really done some really good things since he’s been here. It’s one of those things you have a guy who is going to contribute. It’s a tough one because he’s such a good person, too.”Cockrell signed a two-year, $6.8 million free agent contract this offseason and was expected to compete for a starting spot opposite James Bradberry. Now the Panthers are expected to turn to either rookie Donte Jackson or Kevon Seymour.Cockrell could be heard screaming ”leg is broke” after the collision.”To hear a grown man scream Josh Allen Jersey , you know it’s not good,” Jackson said.— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day’s 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.The Bucs (3-6) have dropped six of seven games following a 2-0 start, with Fitzpatrick starting four of the losses after leading the team to surprising victories over New Orleans and Philadelphia while Jameis Winston was serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.More Tampa Bay Buccaneers newsJameis Winston aims to realize potential under guidance of new Buccaneers coach Bruce AriansBuccaneers sign 5th overall selection LB Devin WhiteNdamukong Suh practices with Buccaneers for first time, dons customary No. 93 jerseyNdamukong Suh agrees to terms with Bucs, replaces 6-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoyBuccaneers release 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy after nine seasons“We’re going to go with Fitz this week,” Koetter said http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jawaan-taylor-jersey , adding he still feels Fitzpatrick “gives us the best opportunity” to win and pull out of a tailspin that’s jeopardized the prospects of ending a long playoff drought.Also, struggling kicker Chandler Catanzaro was waived.Catanzaro was one for three on field goals against the Redskins, missing from 30 and 47 yards. In addition to being 11 of 15 through nine games, the fifth-year pro who signed as a free agent after spending last season with the New York Jets has missed four extra points.Winston, banned the first three games of the season for touching a female Uber driver inappropriately in 2016, regained his starting job for three games before being benched three weeks ago.Koetter left open the possibility of switching back to Winston after the Bucs gained 501 yards, but only scored three points against the Redskins. Fitzpatrick threw for 406 yards, but was intercepted twice and lost a fumble.Washington finished with four takeaways Josh Oliver Jersey , while Tampa Bay failed to force a turnover for the sixth consecutive game.“Turnovers are killing us right now. We’re minus-19 (in turnover differential), last in the league,” Koetter said. “Thirteen turnovers and no takeaways in the last four games. That’s by far the No. 1 thing that’s hurting our team.”Winston hasn’t played since throwing four interceptions during the first three quarters of a road loss at Cincinnati on Oct. 28. The fourth-year player has thrown 10 picks and lost one fumble in four games since returning from his suspension.Koetter remains optimistic that the Bucs, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2007, can turn themselves around.Winston, the first overall pick from the 2015 draft, is due to earn $20.9 million next year in the final season of the contract he signed as a rookie.Koetter said he understands the thinking that the Bucs need to find out exactly what they have in the fourth-year pro.Nevertheless, he’s sticking with Fitzpatrick for now.“We’re barely past the halfway point in the season. There’s a lot of football to be played. I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that we can turn this thing and get on a little bit of a win streak http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-quincy-williams-ii-jersey ,” Koetter said.“We’ve got to play better football more consistently across the board,” the coach added. “Our defense took a nice step in that direction (Sunday). I still think when we put it together on both sides of the ball we’ll be all right.”Fitzpatrick, 2-4 as the starter this season, has 2,199 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He’s turned the ball over five times the past two weeks during losses to Carolina and Washington.After Sunday’s game, the 35-year-old shrugged off a question about whether he felt he had done enough to retain the starting job.“I love playing football. That’s not something I concern myself with or care about,” said Fitzpatrick Ryquell Armstead Jersey , who’s played for seven teams over 14 seasons. “If I get a chance to go out there, I try to do my best and play as hard as I can and enjoy myself.”

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