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Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Heads to IR
The Panthers placed Ricci (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Ricci was ruled out for the Panthers' Week 6 contest against the Dolphins after aggravating his shoulder injury during practice. The third-year tight end from Western Michigan has played mostly on special teams with the emergence of rookie Sam LaPorta. Ricci will now miss at least the next four games and will be eligible to return in Week 12 against the titans on Nov. 26.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Out for Week 6
Ricci (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game at Miami.
Ricci presumably aggravated a lingering shoulder injury at practice during the week, missing practice Thursday and Friday after not being listed on the injury report Wednesday. The lion's share of his contributions through five games this season have come on special teams, so Carolina will have to try to find a way to replace his production in that phase.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Limited again
Ricci (shoulder) was a limited participant during Wednesday's and Thursday's practices.
The 26-year-old seems to be dealing with a shoulder injury after the Panthers' Week 4 loss to Minnesota. Ricci is a core special-teams player for Carolina, as he's played on 66 percent of the team's special-teams snaps and recorded two tackles on the year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Will be available at Detroit
Ricci (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game at the Lions.
Ricci was able to manage a full practice Friday after limited participation Wednesday and Thursday, so he'll be back in pads for Week 5. He has just one target through four games in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Sticking with the Panthers
Carolina signed Ricci to a new contract Monday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
Ricci will now avoid becoming an exclusive-rights free agent heading into this coming offseason. The 26-year-old fullback served as a core special-teamer for the second season in a row in 2022, though he also added the first eight receptions of his career for 100 yards over 15 games. Ricci should will likely enter the 2023 regular season as the clear front-runner for the Panthers' starting fullback job.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Sheds injury designation
Ricci (neck) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Ricci has been out of action since Week 10, but after he was able to complete a limited practice Wednesday, the 26-year-old upgraded to a full participant Thursday. He should return to his starting fullback role Sunday against the Seahawks.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Limited Wednesday
Ricci (neck) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Ricci hasn't played since Week 10 due to a neck issue. This isn't the first time he's logged limited participation since picking up the injury, so he'll likely have to submit at least one full practice before returning to game action.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Unavailable Sunday
Ricci (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
The 25-year-old was doubtful to play due to neck injury and will sit out for a second straight game. Tight ends Ian Thomas, Tommy Tremble and Stephen Sullivan could see some work at fullback in Ricci's absence.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Doubtful against Denver
Ricci (neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Ricci was unable to practice at all throughout the week. The fullback is likely to miss a second consecutive game after getting injured in Week 10 against the Falcons.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Giovanni Ricci: Out Sunday
Ricci (neck) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens.
Ricci was able to log a full practice Thursday, so his inability to suit up this weekend is a bit of a surprise. He'll work to return Week 12 against the Broncos.... See More ... See Less
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