Two Panthers sidelined...Yzerman stepping down...Baseball remembers
Sep. 11, 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future. The team announced today that Olsen re-fractured the same right foot that kept him out of nine games last season in Carolina's 16-8 win over Dallas on Sunday. Olsen will not have surgery and will be reevaluated on a "monthly basis." Williams suffered an undisclosed knee injury and will need surgery.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a little short-handed as they prepare for their home opener against Kanas City. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, cornerback Joe Haden and guard David DeCastro could all miss practice time after getting dinged up in a season-opening tie in Cleveland.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech running back KirVonte Benson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Paul Johnson made the announcement at his weekly news conference. Benson is a junior who rushed for 1,053 yards last season in his debut as the starting B-back. He was injured in last week's 49-38 loss to South Florida.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be replaced immediately by assistant Julien BriseBois. The move comes days before the Lightning open training camp following a trip to the Eastern Conference final last season. Yzerman is 53 and has spent the past eight seasons as Tampa Bay's GM, a tenure that includes four playoff appearances and a trip to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball is holding a moment of silence before all games today to honor the victims and first responders of 9/11. Players, coaches and umpires will wear caps with a "We Shall Not Forget" ribbon patch. During batting practice before the Miami-Mets game at Citi Field, New York players will wear caps of the five agencies that took part in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site.