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Brad Hoover | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 11/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 245
College: Western Carolina

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Panthers released FB Brad Hoover.
Hoover has spent his entire 10-year career in Carolina. It's unclear if the 33-year-old will continue playing. An impact lead blocker in his prime, Hoover paved the way for Stephen Davis' 1,444-yard rushing season and a Super Bowl berth in 2004. He was later a key part of DeShaun Foster's brief success and DeAngelo Williams' club record 1,515-yard campaign in 2008. Mon, Mar 8, 2010 04:48:00 PM

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According to Panthers SS Chris Harris, the team has informed fullback Brad Hoover of his release.

Hoover told Harris of the move at the Panthers' facility Monday morning. "Brad Hoover you will be missed my man," Harris wrote on Twitter. Hoover was due just under $1 million in 2010, including a $100,000 roster bonus.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 02:32:00 PM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover re-injured his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Hoover already missed three games with a high ankle sprain and this is a setback. He said it's just a tweak, but the excellent lead blocker is in doubt for Week 13 against the Bucs.
Mon, Nov 30, 2009 09:29:00 AM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover is expected to miss several games with a high right ankle sprain.

This injury is a slight blow to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, as Hoover is a solid lead blocker. Backup Tony Fiammetta is questionable for this week with a concussion. The Panthers' running game could be using a fullback off the street for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Wed, Nov 4, 2009 08:17:00 AM

Brad Hoover left the locker room Sunday on crutches with his right ankle in a boot.

Hoover came into Week 8 worried about his back, but that injury wasn't an issue. He thought he broke his ankle but it sounds like just a sprain. His status is uncertain for next week's game against the Saints.
Mon, Nov 2, 2009 09:55:00 AM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover (back) and DE Everette Brown (ankle) are listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Cowboys.

The hits just keep coming for the Panthers. Hoover hasn't practiced all week and rookie Tony Fiammetta will probably be the one trying to open up holes for DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
Sat, Sep 26, 2009 02:30:00 PM

Brad Hoover left Sunday's game in the third quarter with a back injury.

He's questionable to return, leaving rookie Tony Fiammetta as the Panthers' lead blocker.
Sun, Sep 20, 2009 03:11:00 PM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover may be in danger of losing his roster spot to fifth-round pick Tony Fiammetta.

Hoover has held off annual challenges since '02, but is turning 33 and the coaching staff appears high on Fiammetta, the best lead blocker drafted in April. Hoover is due $850K in salary, while Fiammetta will only cost $310K.
Tue, Jun 2, 2009 01:21:00 PM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover said he suffered a compound dislocation of his finger during Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Bucs.

Hoover should be limited in practice this whole week, but it's hard to say if he'll miss any game action. Coach John Fox didn't list him on the post-game injury report. More should be known later this week.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 11:08:00 AM

Panthers re-signed FB Brad Hoover to a three-year contract.

The 33-year-old Hoover has been with Carolina since 2000. If the Panthers can't find a big back to pair with DeAngelo Williams, which would seem unlikely, they could turn to Hoover as a short-yardage option in 2008.
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 10:08:00 PM

The Panthers have begun contract talks with impending free agent FB Brad Hoover.

Hoover, who turns 32 next season, has been used infrequently as a short yardage back. The Panthers could retain him with a two- or three-year deal.
Mon, Dec 31, 2007 09:23:00 AM

Brad Hoover suffered a sprained neck early in Monday night's loss but returned in the second quarter.

Hoover had been utilized as Carolina's short-yardage back, but Eric Shelton got the ball in the red zone early Monday and DeAngelo Williams was in near the goal line late.
Tue, Dec 5, 2006 12:50:00 AM

Brad Hoover rushed seven times for 34 yards in a Week 11 win.

Hoover has become Carolina's short-yardage back and if the Panthers had been down near the goal line often, we suspect he would've gotten the carries. Usually the team's starting fullback, Hoover is worth a long look in deep leagues. He could become a touchdown machine down the stretch.
Sun, Nov 19, 2006 05:14:00 PM

The Gaston Gazette suggests that starting fullback Brad Hoover may emerge as Carolina's short-yardage back going forward.

In Monday night's game, Hoover converted on a third-and-two before bursting into the end zone from five yards out in the third quarter. He picked up two more first downs in short yardage during the fourth period. DeShaun Foster certainly hasn't been picking up the tough yards.
Wed, Nov 15, 2006 09:47:00 AM

Panthers FB Brad Hoover was upgraded to probable after practicing Thursday.

Good news for a Carolina running game that will be without DeAngelo Williams against Baltimore this week.
Thu, Oct 12, 2006 04:28:00 PM

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