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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

Report: Panthers' Richardson calls out star QBs

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
As an owner of a team with a big-time issue at quarterback, Jerry Richardson of the Panthers is quite critical of some of the NFL's top signalcallers.

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Cowboys hire Baker as DL coach

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have hired Brian Baker to coach the team's defensive line. Baker has been an assistant at North Carolina for a little more than a month.

Godfrey: Panthers will mix it up on ‘D’ under Rivera

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Carolina would stick with a 4-3 defense at his introductory press conference last month, but we hear he has plans to mix in other looks on "D" as well.

Panthers add pair to staff

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Friday that they have named Warren Belin as their new linebackers coach and added John Settle to coach the running backs.

Washington named Panthers' D-line coach

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers hired Eric Washington on Monday to be the team's new defensive line coach. Washington coached the Bears' defensive line in 2010, a unit that helped the team rank second in rushing defense.

Report: WR coach Graves leaves Titans for Panthers

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Titans wide receivers coach Fred Graves is leaving Tennessee to take the same position with the Panthers, according to The Tennessean.

Panthers hire offensive assistant

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have hired Scott Turner, the son of Chargers head coach Norv Turner, as their offensive quality-control coach.

Panthers hire Brown as assistant O-line coach

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Panthers have hired Ray Brown as an assistant offensive line coach; he held the same job with the 49ers last season.

Panthers’ Rivera building strong coaching staff

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:36 a.m. ET
New Carolina head coach Ron Rivera appears as though he's avoiding the mistake made by predecessor John Fox, who didn't have a strong group of assistants.

Panthers depending on Otah to rebound strongly

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
After he missed all of 2010 because of injury, Carolina is counting on starting ORT Jeff Otah to be healthy and a major contributor to the team beginning in training camp, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers hire Shula to be QB coach

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers continued to fill their staff on Friday, making a crucial hire by naming Mike Shula their quarterbacks coach.

Vikings add Davidson, Johnson to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
The Vikings worked toward completing their coaching staff, bringing on Jeff Davidson as their offensive line coach and Craig Johnson as their quarterbacks coach.

Panthers add Chudzinski as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Panthers continued to set their new coaching staff on Monday and reportedly have agreed to a deal with former Chargers assistant head coach/tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski to be their offensive coordinator.

Report: Panthers hire McDermott as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Just a couple days after being fired by the Eagles, Sean McDermott will be the new defensive coordinator for the Panthers, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

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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