Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 1 year ago

Pilares was waived by the Panthers on Sunday.

Pilares has made his biggest impact on special teams since joining the Panthers in 2011. However, he's failed to develop much as a receiver, leading to him being waived Sunday.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 1 year ago

Pilares will not play in Sunday's preseason game due to an ankle injury, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

The extent of Pilares' setback is uncertain, but he will not be able to take the field Sunday night, which will hurt his chances of securing a reserve spot on the Panthers' Week 1 roster.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 2 years ago

Panthers WR/KR Kealoha Pilares suffered a torn ACL in Thursday night's preseason game against the Ravens and is done for the season.

The Panthers waived/injured Pilares on Saturday, and he'll spend the season on injured reserve. He was competing for a roster spot before getting hurt.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 2 years ago

Panthers WR/KR Kealoha Pilares exited Thursday night's preseason game with a knee injury and will not return.

Pilares, no higher than the No. 5 receiver, returned the opening kickoff 23 yards, but was never heard from again after that. The Panthers ruled him out for the rest of the game near the end of the first quarter. With Ted Ginn in the fold as a return man, Pilares is squarely on the roster bubble.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 3 years ago

Panthers placed KR Kealoha Pilares (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Pilares went down during Sunday's win over the Redskins. His second NFL season ends with two catches for 42 yards and nine kickoff returns for 216 yards. Joe Adams figures to carry the load in the return game going forward.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 3 years ago

Panthers KR Kealoha Pilares was forced from Sunday's game with a shoulder injury.

"I know it's something with his shoulder," Rivera said. "But I will know more when the trainers get an opportunity to look at him." Rookie Joe Adams could make his way out of Rivera's doghouse if the injury keeps Pilares out versus the Broncos in Week 10.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 4 years ago1 Comment

Bucs declared WR Kealoha Pilares, QB Jimmy Clausen, CB Brandon Hogan, LB Jason Phillips, LB Omar Gaither, G Bryant Browning, and WR Darvin Adams inactive for Week 13 against the Buccaneers.

Pilares has been Carolina's primary kickoff returner this season. The Panthers are otherwise healthy heading into Sunday's division game.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 4 years ago

Panthers rookie WR Kealoha Pilares (ankle) has resumed practicing this week.

Pilares is recovering from a late-August high ankle sprain and expects to play Sunday against the Packers. It's a good sign that the Panthers elected not to stash him on injured reserve this year, but he won't have a significant role in the offense.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 4 years ago

GM Marty Hurney indicated that rookie WR Kealoha Pilares will make the roster despite a high ankle sprain that will sideline him for a month.

It speaks to the strong training camp turned in by the former Hawaii star. David Clowney "really stood out" in the preseason finale, and Armanti Edwards is locked in despite killing two drives with drops Thursday night. The Panthers may end up keeping six receivers.

Kealoha Pilares WR CAR 4 years ago

Panthers fifth-round rookie WR Kealoha Pilares suffered a high ankle sprain in Tuesday's practice.

It's looking like it's going to be a "redshirt" year for Pilares, who is a good bet to end up on injured reserve before Saturday's cuts. The Hawaii product was too raw to make an impact this season anyway.