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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

Rivera running out of time to get Panthers trending upward

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera has kept his team together during its disappointing season, but Carolina is not moving in a direction that is likely to satisfy the team owner.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

Chiefs defeat Panthers on emotional day in K.C.

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over their Panthers

Chiefs: Sunday's game to be played as scheduled

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Chiefs will play Sunday's game vs. the Panthers as scheduled, the team announced Saturday afternoon. 

Panthers DT Edwards out for season with dislocated elbow

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Ron Edwards suffered a dislocated elbow in Monday night’s win over the Eagles and will miss the rest of the season.

Newton leads Panthers past Eagles

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:47 a.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Eagles on Monday night.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

Panthers sign PK Gano, waive PK Medlock

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed PK Graham Gano on Tuesday and waived PK Justin Medlock.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Freeman, Buccaneers come back to stun Panthers

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Buccaneers' 27-21 comeback win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Accorsi taking hard look at Panthers operation

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
League observers have speculated on who Ernie Accorsi has on the list of GM candidates he will submit to Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Panthers fire special-teams coordinator

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Panthers fired special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and replaced him with Richard Rodgers, the team’s assistant special-teams coach.

Panthers owner Richardson responds to L.A. report

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson released a statement on Sunday about the team staying in Carolina.

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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