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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 5 1.5 0 0 0

Top Yetur Gross-Matos News

  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Moving to OLB

    Gross-Matos will move to outside linebacker with Carolina transitioning to a 3-4 defense, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    New defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero is transitioning the Panthers from the 4-3 scheme they had been running the past three seasons. Gross-Matos previously was listed as a defensive end, but in the new system the 2020 second-round pick will need to learn to drop back into coverage more often. During his three-year NFL career, Gross-Matos has racked up 106 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 43 appearances, playing a career-high 806 defensive snaps in 2022 as he moved into a starting role.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Makes tackle for loss

    Gross-Matos finished with three tackles (two solo) and defended a pass in Friday's 21-0 preseason win over the Bills.

    Gross-Matos' tackle tally included one stop for loss. The third-year defensive end played just over one-third of Carolina's snaps, gearing him up for a starting role heading into Week 1. In 14 games last year, including only two starts, Gross-Matos posted 28 tackles (18 solo), 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Practicing with team

    Gross-Matos (hamstring) has been practicing with the team, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

    Gross-Matos was unavailable during OTAs while tending to a hamstring injury, but he has been active at training camp. The third-year-pro is a frontrunner to replace former starter Haason Reddick on the edge.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Tending to hamstring injury

    Gross-Matos is dealing with a hamstring injury and hasn't been available for OTAs, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Head coach Matt Rhule wasn't able to offer a timeline for Gross-Matos' return to the field. The 24-year-old is a projected starter at defensive end heading into 2022 and will be looking to build off a 2021 campaign in which he notched 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks over 14 games.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Clears COVID protocols

    Gross-Matos was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Gross-Matos was unable to play in the Panthers' season finale against the Buccaneers, but now that he's cleared protocols, he can return to the team facilities. In his second season, Matos finished with 28 tackles (18 solo), 3.5 sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble across 14 games.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Gross-Matos (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Darin Gantt of Panthers' official site reports.

    The defensive end likely will be unavailable for Week 18 against the Buccaneers. Gross-Matos will need to clear league protocols before the weekend, and if he can't, Marquis Haynes and Azur Kamara could play larger roles Sunday.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Productive day versus Bills

    Gross-Matos finished with five tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the Bills.

    Gross-Matos, a second-round pick last year, enjoyed his most disruptive performance as a pro, hitting opposing quarterback Josh Allen three times and jarring the ball loose once. Although the Panthers weren't able to recover that fumble, with 2.5 sacks Sunday, Gross-Matos matched his entire rookie-year total. The edge defender will now strive to build on his momentum over Carolina's final three contests.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Ready to go against Eagles

    Gross-Matos (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles, Darin Gannt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Gross-Matos logged full practices all week, but he still held a questionable tag heading into the Week 5 contest. He'll now return after a two-game absence and should serve in a rotational role along the defensive line. Across two contests this season, Gross-Matos recorded three total tackles.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Full participant in practice

    Gross-Matos (ankle) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

    Gross-Matos missed the Panthers' last two games dealing with an ankle injury he suffered before Week 3. The defensive end will look to make his return Week 5 against the Eagles. If Gross-Matos is unable to play Sunday, expect Morgan Fox to see additional snaps.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: To miss second straight

    Gross-Matos (ankle) is inactive Week 4 against the Cowboys.

    No surprises here, as the reserve defensive end entered the week with a "doubtful" tag. The next chance for Gross-Matos to suit up will be a home matchup against the Eagles in Week 5.

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  • Panthers' Yetur Gross-Matos: Unlikely to be available for Week 4

    Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that it's doubtful Gross-Matos (ankle) is able to play against Dallas this weekend, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Gross-Matos didn't practice in any capacity before Thursday's contest, and he appears set on the same trajectory this week. The 23-year-old defensive end has played primarily in a reserve role this season, so his absence shouldn't affect the Panthers' defensive rotations.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Spotsylvania, VA
Age: 25
School: Penn State
Experience: 4