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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:28:40 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly's contract talks have heated up in recent days. Last week, a source called it "50-50" that a deal would get done, but a deal isn't imminent yet. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said he doesn't negotiate contracts during the season.
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:27:00 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is drawing comparisons to former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher by CB Charles Tillman in training camp. Tillman said Kuechly was the "same if not better" than Urlacher. Kuechly has 473 tackles in his career, more than any player in the league, in his first three seasons.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:09:52 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is a free agent after the 2015 season, and the team would like to sign him to an extension this year, according to a league source.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:08:27 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly's fifth-year option was exercised Saturday, April 25. Kuechly will make $11.1 million in 2016.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:33:08 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly will have his fifth-year option picked up by the team, according to general manager Dave Gettleman. Kuechly is starting the final year of his rookie deal that gives him a 2015 salary cap number of around $4 million. Kuechly will be tied to the team through the 2016 season, and his salary next year will be the average of the 10 highest-paid middle linebackers, which currently is around $7.5 million. Carolina has until May to exercise the option, and it doesn't preclude them from working out a long-term deal with Kuechly.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:02:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly will not be fined after being ejected in the team's Week 7 game for making contact with an official. The NFL informed head coach Ron Rivera that Kuechly should not have been ejected for the incident.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:46:26 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was ejected from the game Sunday, Oct. 19, for making contact with an official. He is likely to face a fine but isn't likely to be suspended, per a league source.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:39:51 -0800
There were no new developments in the contract situation with the Carolina Panthers and DE Greg Hardy. The team has two weeks to decide whether to use the franchise tag, which would buy the team another year to negotiate with Hardy. However, if they do tag him, it would consume nearly all of the team's unused cap space, which is a hefty price considering the team is looking to lock up franchise cornerstones QB Cam Newton and LB Luke Kuechly with huge deals in the next two years.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:19:46 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was named the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 1. He was the league's Defensive Rookie of the Year last season.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:02:29 -0800
Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil, LB Luke Kuechly and FB Mike Tolbert were named first-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3, while DE Greg Hardy was named to the second team.
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