The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell from the Oakland Raiders.
The Panthers held the Raiders to 189 total yards and 12 first downs in a game where Oakland’s starting quarterback Carson Palmer was sidelined after a first-quarter injury.
The Raiders once again will be without Richard Seymour. The veteran defensive tackle hasn’t played since November 4 with lingering knee and hamstring injuries. Safety Tyvon Branch is questionable with an ankle injury. For the Panthers, running back Jonathan Stewart might play for the first time since week 12. He’s been out with a high ankle sprain.
The 5-9 Carolina Panthers are playing some of their best football. Since starting off 2-8, the team has won three of its last four games, led by the 2011 Offensive Rookie of the Year and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. The Raiders are in for a tough challenge.
Mike Goodson, in his first year for the Oakland Raiders, serves as the team’s kick returner and backup running back. Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2009, he now serves as a backup to Oakland running back Darren McFadden.
Quarterback Eli Manning completed 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards as the New York Giants dominated the Carolina Panthers in a 36-7 victory Thursday night.
The Oakland Raiders have traded wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.
John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that Cam Newton’s debut performance was “very, very impressive” for a rookie.
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