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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 choose Pike over Cantwell for third QB

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers have kept QB Tony Pike on the 53-man roster and have cut Hunter Cantwell.

Panthers place WR Wallace on I.R.; trim roster to 75

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Wallace Wright on I.R. Tuesday, one of five transactions made by the team.

OT Barton does not report to Panthers camp, may retire

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
OT Kirk Barton decided not to report to Panthers training camp one day after being claimed off waivers. Head coach John Fox believes Barton has decided to retire from football.

Panthers DE Brown restores optimism with recent play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Expectations have been high for DE Everette Brown since the Panthers traded a first-round pick to move up in the second round and draft him in 2009.

Clausen's toe injury will linger through season

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen learned he will have to play the 2010 season through the pain in his right big toe.

Panthers OLT Gross’ rough start not a big concern

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross' start to the preseason was ugly, but we hear the team is not panicking about his future.

Panthers QB Clausen competing to become top backup

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Speculation that Jimmy Clausen would challenge incumbent Matt Moore for a starting job has mostly died down since the spring, and now he'll need a strong showing just to win the backup job.

Reports: Panthers reach agreement with Clausen

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Panthers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Jimmy Clausen on a four-year deal, according to reports.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Panthers sign third-round pick LaFell

Posted July 20, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they signed third-round pick Brandon LaFell on Tuesday.

Three players competing to become Panthers’ starting right guard

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Mackenzy Bernadeau, Duke Robinson and Geoff Schwartz are Carolina's top contenders at right guard, and each took reps with the first-team offense during offseason practices.

Job security not an issue for Panthers GM Hurney

Posted July 03, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
There are reports that Panthers GM Marty Hurney's contract expired June 30, but we hear Hurney is in good standing with the organization and will not be looking for a new employer any time soon.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Norwood

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed DE-OLB Eric Norwood.

Panthers sign sixth-round pick Pike

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed one of the two quarterbacks they drafted in April.

Panthers’ Smith could miss start of training camp with broken arm

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
A source close to Panthers WR Steve Smith told PFW that Smith suffered a broken arm — the same one he broke in a game in December — on Saturday and could miss the start of training camp.

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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