Sione Fua DL DEN 23 Days
Panthers waived OL/DL Sione Fua.
The former defensive tackle was moved to the offensive line just last week, but the Panthers clearly didn't like the early practice returns. A 2011 third-rounder, Fua was one of former GM Marty Hurney's myriad draft misses. Sua had played just 53 snaps before his position switch, and was a disaster in 2012. He's still only 25, however.
Sione Fua DL DEN 29 Days
Panthers DT Sione Fua has been moved to the offensive line.
Fua, a 2011 third-rounder out of Stanford, has never played on the offensive line in his high school, college, or professional careers. The Carolina offensive line has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks. Fua had played just 53 snaps this season, so learning a new position could help him stick around.
Sione Fua DL DEN Dec 06 '11
Panthers placed DT Sione Fua (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Fua suffered a "significant" right hamstring injury in what he termed a "freak accident" during warmups last week. Fua managed just nine tackles while starting every game as a rookie. He graded out as well below average in Pro Football Focus' metrics.
Sione Fua DL DEN Dec 05 '11
Panthers DT Sione Fua was held out of Sunday's win after suffering a hamstring injury in pre-game warmups.
"It was just a freak accident," said Fua, who is unsure of how much time he may miss. A third-round rookie, Fua had started every game before yesterday. He has just nine tackles and zero sacks.
Sione Fua DL DEN Aug 09 '11
Third-rounder Sione Fua and Corvey Irvin are listed as the Panthers' starting defensive tackles on the first depth chart of training camp.
The Panthers' run defense took a hit when Ron Edwards was lost to a torn triceps. Fua isn't a special talent, and 2009 third-rounder Irvin spent the 2010 season on the practice squad after being waived in September. This will remain an inviting matchup for fantasy backs.