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Baltimore Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley to have season-ending ankle surgery

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley announced he will undergo season-ending ankle surgery Tuesday.

The Ravens placed him on injured reserve.

“At this point in time, my ankle isn’t where it should be,” Stanley said in a statement. “This is the best decision not only for my health, but also for the team long-term. I look forward to supporting my team from the sideline this season and coming back fully healthy in 2022.”

Stanley, a Pro Bowl player in 2019, missed the final 10 games of last season after seriously injuring his left ankle. He was carted off the field on Nov. 1, just two days after he signed a five-year, $98.75 million contract.

After missing the entire offseason and a chunk of training camp, Stanley returned to play in the season opener in Las Vegas but visibly struggled. He hasn’t played since.

Alejandro Villanueva, a six-year starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has replaced Stanley at left tackle.

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Gardner Minshew throws first TD as an Eagle, a 36-yard dart to Dallas Goedert

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Minshew mania — it is upon us.

Starting in place of the injured Jalen Hurts, Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew II got off to a red-hot start against the New York Jets on Sunday, connecting with tight end Dallas Goedert for a 36-yard touchdown on the team’s opening drive. Facing a second-and-1, Minshew unfurled a pass downfield as he was being hit. Goedert hauled it in and shed a tackle attempt before walking into the end zone.

Minshew went 3-for-3 for 61 yards on the Eagles’ first possession, with each of those completions going to Goedert. Hurts is sidelined with a sprained left ankle, opening the door for Minshew’s first start since Dec. 20 last season, when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Minshew hit Goedert again, this time for a 25-yard score, later in the first half.



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Carolina Panthers fire offensive coordinator Joe Brady with team sitting at 5-7

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The Carolina Panthers have fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady with five games left in their season, the team announced Sunday.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule said in a statement that he met with Brady on Sunday morning and “informed him that I have decided to make a change.”

“I’m very grateful to him for his time and effort in helping us get established over this past year and a half,” Rhule said.

Senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon will take over the offensive coordinator duties with the rest of the offensive coaching staff for the remainder of the season.

The Panthers are on their bye this week.

In October, Rhule said he was sticking with Brady but wanted him to commit more to the running game. Brady, however, never committed to the running game to the level Rhule preferred (at least 30 attempts per game).

The Panthers started the season 3-0 but are currently 5-7. Star running back Christian McCaffrey is out for the season with an ankle injury while the team has started three different quarterbacks. Sam Darnold struggled after a strong start in the first three games and is currently on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Cam Newton is now starting at quarterback in his second stint with the franchise.

Brady joined the Panthers in January 2020 after helping LSU win a national championship as the Tigers’ passing game coordinator.

ESPN’s David Newton contributed to this report.

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