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Kenny Onatolu

Kenny Onatolu - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 10/08/1982
Birthplace Chicago, IL
College Nebraska Omaha
Years played 5

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Report: Chargers DB coach Wilks joining Panthers

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Chargers assistant head coach/DBs Steve Wilks is rejoining Ron Rivera in Carolina, according to a report on the San Diego Union-Tribune's website.

Rivera: Healthy defense will make Panthers more complete

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera sounded very optimistic about the future of the Panthers' defense when PFW caught up with him this week.

Zimmer, Chudzinski to interview with Buccaneers

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers received permission to interview Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, according to multiple reports.

Rams receive permission to speak with Chudzinski

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
After developing Cam Newton into a star, Panthers' offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski could end up in St. Louis, where he would be expected to turn Sam Bradford into a top NFL quarterback.

Heat gets turned up on Panthers S Martin

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Panthers S Sherrod Martin will be heading into his contract year, facing pressure to put doubts about him to rest.

Reports: Jaguars targeting offensive coordinators for head job

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Jaguars are making it no secret the type of head coach they want, with reported requests to interview three offensive coordinators from around the NFL.

Chudzinski should be at top of Bucs' short list

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
One of the first people Tampa Bay should look to interview for its head-coaching vacancy is Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who did great work with Cam Newton.

Saints set multiple records in win over Panthers

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the Saints set a slew of NFL and club records in a 45-17 blowout of the Panthers on Sunday.

Panthers, Rivera putting doubts to rest

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Panthers, winners of four of their last five games, have come a considerable distance in a relatively short period.

Four guns stolen from Panthers LB Wilson

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Police in Charlotte, N.C., are investigating to find out who broke into a vehicle owned by Panthers LB Kion Wilson and stole four guns from it, according to a report.

Shorts and Shells: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Ranking the danger factor of the teams that have yet to qualify for the postseason; Jerome Simpson's and Richard Seymour's heroics; plus plenty more.

Newton, Panthers pound Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Cam Newton broke Peyton Manning's rookie record for yards passing in a season as the Panthers handed the Bucs their ninth straight defeat.

Panthers place CB Munnerlyn on I.R.

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed starting CB Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve Friday with a strained left hamstring.

Panthers LB Senn making most of opportunity

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Fourth-year LB Jordan Senn has started each of the past five games and caught head coach Ron Rivera's eye along the way.

Improving Panthers' maturity will be tested

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
Earlier this season, the Panthers briefly took a step back after having taken one forward, and now they have to prove they can avoid a letdown after a taste of success.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2012
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent linebacker Kenny Onatolu. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Financial terms of the deal were not available.||||||| Onatolu spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, seeing action primarily as a special teams player. He's played in all 48 games with the Vikings but started only one. He has 44 career tackles. The Panthers are in need of depth at linebacker after losing free agent Dan Connor to the Dallas Cowboys and not re-signing Jordan Senn.

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