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2-0, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Keyarris Garrett was signed to the Panthers practice squad to fill the spot opened when H-back Alex Armah was signed to the 53-man roster to replace tight end Greg Olsen, who went on injured reserve.

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Panthers place Olsen on IR after foot surgery

Panthers TE Greg Olsen, who had surgery for a broken bone in his foot, is eligible to come off IR and return to the active roster for a Nov. 26 game against the Jets.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers promoted fullback Alex Armah, a sixth-round pick out of West Georgia, from the practice squad to the 53-man roster to fill Greg Olsen's spot.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers on Tuesday placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve. Olsen suffered a broken foot in Sunday's 9-3 win against Buffalo and had surgery on Monday. He will be eligible to return to the active roster after spending eight weeks on IR.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So when the Panthers invited me for a media 40-yard dash challenge to open a new Play 60 Challenge Course at Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C., I recalled blowing out my hamstring the last time I ran a 40 more than 30 years ago. Well, it happened again 15 yards in. Good thing wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was there at the end to suggest I stretch for 30 minutes before doing this again.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera explains he has complete confidence in tight end Ed Dickson, whose role increases with Pro Bowler Greg Olsen out at least 6-8 weeks following foot surgery on Monday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding the time Panthers tight end Greg Olsen could miss, he could be placed on injured reserve and brought back after eight weeks as the team did with defensive end Charles Johnson in 2015. That would allow the team to use Olsen's roster spot while he recovers from Monday's surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. No decision has been announced yet.

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Newton ties Delhomme in Panthers' record books

It wasn't pretty, but Cam Newton & Co. got the win Sunday against the Bills, giving Newton the 53rd victory of his career. That matches Jake Delhomme for the all-time Panthers lead. Newton is 53-40-1 in six-plus seasons, while Delhomme went 53-37 in seven seasons as a starter.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera saw the same things in Cam Newton against Buffalo that he saw in the opener, a 23-3 victory over San Francisco. “Good decisions, just missing some opportunities,'' Rivera said. “A couple of times he was late on a couple of decisions. He ended up holding the ball a little bit long. If he goes with his first or second read or tries to throw to somebody open, there's that opportunity the ball gets out of his hands earlier. But there were some really good decisions, some real good actions by him. Unfortunately, we missed them. We missed three balls that we normally, or used to hit. We've got to continue to work him. Obviously, he's knocking the rust off.''

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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 2

What's been the best performance so far this week? What's been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, whose unit ranks first in the NFL after two weeks, had this interesting to say: "The physicality of this defense is not based on the front seven. It's how well your corners tackle,"

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera: "We are not going to change the offense because Greg (Olsen) is out."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera blames the slow start by quarterback Cam Newton on rustiness and not the shoulder that was surgically repaired during the offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said tight end Greg Olsen, who suffered a fractured foot on Sunday, had surgery on Monday. Said no timetable as of now.

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Greg Olsen is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks for foot surgery. No NFL tight end has more catches or receiving yards than Olsen since the start of the 2014 season, and he's the only tight end with 75 catches in each of the previous three seasons. He's led the Panthers or shared the team lead in receptions and receiving yards in each of the four previous seasons.

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Source: TE Olsen (foot) to miss 6-8 weeks

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who broke his right foot in Sunday's game against the Bills, had surgery Monday morning, the team announced. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a team source tells ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Strong start goes a long way

The road to the playoffs already looks much easier for the Broncos, Chiefs, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders, Ravens and Steelers. Since the postseason field expanded to 12 in 1990, 63 percent of teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs.

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Future of NO; Olsen injured; Cowboy concern?

Field Yates discusses a busy NFL Sunday, including big injuries to Greg Olsen and Jordy Nelson, among others. Plus, the future of the Saints. And, Will Brinson of CBS calls-in.

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2017 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(8)Christian McCaffreyRBStanford
2(8)Curtis SamuelWROhio State
2(32)Taylor MotonOTWestern Michigan
3(13)Daeshon HallDETexas A&M
5(8)Corn ElderCBMiami (FL)
6(8)Alexander ArmahDEWest Georgia
7(15)Harrison ButkerPKGeorgia Tech

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.524th
Rushing Yards96.518th
Points For16.0Tied-22nd
Points Against3.01st