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Thu, 07 May 2009 16:56:16 -0700
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports former Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker will work three of the team's preseason games this summer as a color analyst.
Mon, 05 May 2008 07:26:20 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the potential move of Carolina Panthers DL Julius Peppers to right defensive end may have to do with the rest of the roster more than Peppers' dismal 2007 campaign. After the retirement of DL Mike Rucker, the team does not have another legitimate pass rusher. The Panthers are hoping DL Charles Johnson, DL Stanley McClover or DL Tyler Brayton can step up and claim a starting job and the winner of that battle might have better luck going against right tackles.
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 13:59:38 -0700
The Associated Press reports former Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker played in 107 of 112 possible games with the team.
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:59:39 -0700
The Associated Press reports former DL Mike Rucker said he retired Tuesday, April 22, because he had nothing left to give the Carolina Panthers. Rucker said it was obvious that his body was spent after chasing down quarterbacks and running backs.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:30:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker announced his retirement Tuesday, April 22. Rucker finishes his nine-year NFL career, all with the Panthers, with 553 tackles and 55.5 sacks.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:50:51 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Carolina Panthers may try to replace DL Mike Rucker in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Panthers have the No. 13 overall pick.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:57:26 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent DL Mike Rucker (Panthers) will announce his retirement from the National Football League Tuesday, April 22.
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:18:00 -0700
Charles Chandler and Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers are unlikely to re-sign DL Mike Rucker.
Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:20:43 -0800
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker said Monday, Feb. 4, he would like to return for the 2008 season and hopes the team wants him back. "I'm just going off the way my body feels and the way my heart feels," Rucker said. "At the end of the day, I still have that drive and I still have something to offer."
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:41:37 -0800
Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker has been named the team's 2007 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
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