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Haruki Nakamura

Haruki Nakamura - #43 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 04/18/1986
Birthplace Elyria, OH
College Cincinnati
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 6th round, 40th pick by Ravens

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
45 0 2

Panthers release CB Gamble

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers released CB Chris Gamble on Friday. Gamble is the franchise’s all-time leader in interceptions.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Carolina Panthers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Panthers cut DT Edwards

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Panthers released DT Ron Edwards on Friday, the team confirmed.

Gettleman: Panthers could keep Williams, Stewart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Dave Gettleman spent his 62nd birthday doing something he never did: speak — on the record, anyway — to the media.

Panthers to begin renovation after 2013 season

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers plan to begin renovations on its 16-year-old stadium immediately after the 2013 NFL season.

Panthers add DT Cole

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed DT Colin Cole, the team announced Friday.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers stayed in-house to replace Rob Chudzinski, promoting Mike Shula to offensive coordinator, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Panthers have ignored the DT position high in the draft in recent years. That could change.

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the 2012 NFL leader in tackles, was voted PFW/PFWA's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Munnerlyn called the 2012 season one of the best of his four-year career, and he’s hoping to get a chance to build on it in a Panthers uniform next season.

Panthers name Gettleman general manager

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Wednesday that Dave Gettleman has been hired as general manager.

Panthers fire three assistants

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Panthers LB coach Warren Belin, WR coach Fred Graves and RB coach John Settle will not return in 2013, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' GM search offers study in contrasts

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will move into the next phase of his search for a new general manager next week.

Panthers will retain head coach Rivera

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Panthers have decided to retain head coach Ron Rivera, according to the Charlotte Observer.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2012
The Panthers have signed free agent safety Haruki Nakamura to a three-year contract. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney announced the deal Friday but did not release financial terms of the contract. Nakamura could compete for Carolina's starting free safety job. Sherrod Martin struggled last season with tackling at the position.||||||| The 25-year-old Nakamura has spent four seasons backing up Ed Reed in Baltimore. He's played in 52 games but never started on defense. He has 47 career tackles, one forced fumble and no interceptions. Hurney says Nakamura "is a very talented young safety and has played in a lot of different spots on defense with the Ravens." The GM says he is "very smart" and is an "excellent special teams player and will help us at safety."
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
The Ravens will be without Nakamura on Sunday against the Jets.||||||| He hurt his knee in last week's game against St. Louis.
Posted Nov. 27, 2009
Nakamura is on IR with a broken ankle.||||||| He was important on special teams but didn't start.
Posted Nov. 16, 2009
Nakamura left the Ravens' game with a broken ankle Monday.||||||| The injury likely will keep him out the rest of the season. He's important on special teams but doesn't start.

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