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Panthers | Rucker to call three preseason games

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.

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Panthers | Peppers' move could be due to roster

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.

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Panthers | Rucker played 107 of 112 games

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.

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NFL | Rucker had nothing left to give

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.

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Panthers | Rucker announces retirement

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.

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Panthers | Team may try to replace Rucker in draft

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.

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NFL | Rucker to announce retirement Tuesday

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.

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Panthers | Team unlikely to re-sign Rucker

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.

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Panthers | Rucker wants to return next season

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."

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Panthers | Rucker named Ed Block Courage Award winner

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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Panthers | Rucker misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:33:34 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Panthers | Rucker records 1.5 sacks Week 13

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 12:13:51 -0800

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker had his best game of the season in Week 13. Rucker recorded 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries and forced a fumble.

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Panthers | Rucker probable Week 13

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:13:30 -0800

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (illness) practiced Friday, Nov. 30. Rucker is listed as probable and is expected to play Week 13.

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Panthers | Rucker practices Thursday

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:20:22 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. He should be able to play Week 13.

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Panthers | Rucker does not practice Wednesday

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:13:58 -0800

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Panthers | Team not getting to quarterback

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:35:00 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have only gotten four sacks in their seven games this season. DE Mike Rucker and DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu have combined for zero sacks.

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Panthers | Rucker practices Friday

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:44:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (toe) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 28. Rucker is expected to play during Week 4.

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Panthers | Rucker returns to practice Thursday

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:40:34 -0700

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (toe) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Panthers | Rucker limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:20:25 -0700

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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Panthers | Rucker probable for Week 2

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 14:49:09 -0700

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (thigh) is probable for the team's Week 2 game.

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Panthers | Rucker feeling fine

Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:41:43 -0700

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (knee) was feeling fine after playing for the first time since suffering an ACL injury. He doesn't know, however, how close to 100 percent he is.

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Panthers | Rucker misses preseason game

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 05:26:32 -0700

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) did not play Friday, Aug. 17.

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Panthers | Rucker injury update

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:31:44 -0700

Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said that DE Mike Rucker's (knee) rehab has been "excellent," and Rucker has had no setbacks. Fox said that he expects Rucker to be ready to go by the end of the preseason.

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Panthers | Rucker sits out Saturday

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 18:26:07 -0700

Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Panthers | Rucker given evening off

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 14:26:14 -0700

Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) was allowed to skip evening practice Monday, Aug. 6.

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Panthers | Rucker skips practice

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 16:04:42 -0700

Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) was allowed to skip morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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Panthers | Team's offense was predictable last season

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:48:20 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker said the Panthers' offense last season snapped the ball at "one" every play during practice and the defense could anticipate when the snap would occur. S Mike Minter said it was not much different during games. "You play like you practice, right? That'll let you know," said Minter.

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Panthers | Rucker would like to be back by training camp

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:30:24 -0700

Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee), who has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee this offseason, said he would like to be ready to practice at the start of training camp. "I've just been feeling how the knee responds. It's doing well, so that's what we're looking to. That's our goal," Rucker said.

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Panthers | Rucker does not practice

Wed, 30 May 2007 14:17:12 -0700

Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, May 30, because he is recovering from offseason knee surgery.

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Panthers | Rucker to remain with team; restructures contract

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:01:24 -0800

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker will remain in Carolina for the 2007 season. He restructured his contract to help the team open $2 million in salary cap space. His base salary was dropped from $1.9 million to $1 million. He was scheduled to receive a $2.35 million roster bonus, which was reduced to $937,500. His previous workout bonus of $150,000 was eliminated.

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Panthers | Rucker in team's future plans

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:13:46 -0800

Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) will likely remain with the club next season despite a serious knee injury and a $6.9 million salary cap figure for 2007. "We're hoping Mike Rucker can come back full strength next season," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said, "and he's definitely in our plans. Mike Rucker typifies what we want in both a player and a person." The 32-year old Rucker tore his ACL in his left knee in 2006, but is looking forward to next year. "There's still a lot of tread left on my tires," Rucker said. "I plan to be fully ready for 2007." The club could negotiate a contract extension with Rucker to reduce the cap hit this year.

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Panthers | Team clears $4.4 million by cutting Rucker

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:43:39 -0800

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers can clear $4.4 million from their salary cap if they cut DE Mike Rucker.

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Panthers | Rucker on road to recovery

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 08:55:46 -0800

Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) is progressing well from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his knee suffered during the 2006 season. "This is my first major injury, and right now I'm just coming in here doing what I'm supposed to do to the best of my ability," Rucker said of his rehab. "I have no concerns about Mike Rucker coming back," said team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion. "He is three weeks into his rehabilitation and he's doing great. He's responding extremely well and he's working very hard. He doesn't just lay on the table. He's up and walking around. He's riding a stationary bike. He does a lot of standing exercises. He's doing a little bit of a leg press. Mini squats. Toe raises. Lunges. He's in the beginning stages, but he's still pretty active."

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Panthers | Rucker is a potential cap casualty

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 09:48:20 -0800

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker is a potential salary-cap casualty this offseason. The team could also decide to restructure his contract to lower his salary cap number for the 2007 season.

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Panthers | Rucker placed on IR

Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:33:14 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have placed DE Mike Rucker (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his season.

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Panthers | Rucker to miss remainder of season

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:16:40 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. DL Al Wallace will replace Rucker in the lineup.

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Panthers | Rucker to miss remainder of year

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:15:26 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) will miss the remainder of the 2006 season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

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Panthers | Rucker injured Week 15

Sun, 17 Dec 2006 10:34:09 -0800

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (leg) suffered an apparent leg injury during the Week 15 game. Trainers are looking at him on the sidelines.

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Panthers | Defense shuts down St. Louis, sacks Bulger seven times

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 18:07:18 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Carolina Panthers' defense sacked St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger seven times as they shut out the Rams 15-0 Week 11. DL Mike Rucker had two sacks, including one for a safety. The Panthers held Bulger to 142 yards passing and intercepted one pass.

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Panthers | Rucker excused from practice Monday

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 17:52:46 -0700

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker missed practice Monday, Aug. 14, to attend the funeral of Panthers S Mike Minter's mother.

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Panthers | Rucker's contract could be restructured

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 13:08:16 -0800

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers could look to restructure the contract of DE Mike Rucker, who is scheduled to receive a $500,000 roster bonus.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, expected to play

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 15:32:37 -0800

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 30, and he is expected to play in Week 17.

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Panthers | Rucker practices; remains probable

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:14:57 -0800

Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 30. He remains probable for Week 17.

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Panthers | Rucker able to practice; upgraded to probable for Week 17

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:23:11 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 29. He was upgraded to probable for Week 17.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, questionable for Week 17

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:08:24 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, probable for Week 16

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:07:14 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, probable for Week 16

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:12:38 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 21, and is probable for Week 16.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, will play

Fri, 16 Dec 2005 13:43:41 -0800

Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 16, and will play in Week 15.

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Panthers | Rucker practices, questionable for Week 15

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:35:35 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 15, and is questionable for Week 15.

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Panthers | Rucker misses practices, questionable for Week 14

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:14:18 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 14, and is questionable for Week 14.

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