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Amini Silatolu | Guard

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 320
College: Midwestern State
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ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes Amini Silatolu could win the starting left guard job in camp.
Andrew Norwell played well down the stretch last season after taking over for an injured Silatolu, but Silatolu brings more experience. Before Silatolu can unseat Norwell, he will have to prove his health. He has played just 10 games total the last two seasons. Jul 4 - 1:05 PM

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The Panthers are not optimistic on the Week 11 status of LG Amini Silatolu (knee) and RT Nate Chandler (toe).

Coming off a game in which they allowed nine sacks, the Panthers offensive line is getting even worse. If Silatolu and Chandler can't play, the plan is to use Trai Turner at right guard, Andrew Norwell at left guard and Chris Scott at right tackle. The Falcons defense is atrocious also, but even they will be able to penetrate this line Sunday.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 08:57:00 AM

The Panthers will be without both of their starting offensive guards in Sunday's game against Seattle.

They've ruled out LG Amini Silatolu (calf) and RG Trai Turner (knee/ankle). Jonathan Stewart will likely have trouble finding room to run against the Seahawks' elite run defense without two of his most critical interior blockers.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu is headed for a Monday MRI on his calf.

Silatolu left Sunday's Week 6 tie in Cincy in the first quarter and did not return. He was spotted in a walking boot after the game. Silatolu, who blew out his knee last season, had played on all but 12 snaps through the first five weeks.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu (knee) says he's "probably at 98 percent" health and should be all systems go for the start of training camp.

Silatolu blew out his knee in Week 5 last season. He's fully expected to reclaim his starting job at left guard, while rookie Trai Turner is considered the favorite at right guard. The Panthers' Week 1 projected offensive line reads: LT Byron Bell, LG Silatolu, C Ryan Kalil, RG Turner, and RT Nate Chandler.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu (ACL surgery) is doing everything except 11-on-11 work during OTAs.

Silatolu is progressing well after blowing out his right knee in Week 5 last season. The Panthers desperately need the 2012 second-round pick to be a difference-maker on their talent-deficient offensive line this season.
Thu, May 29, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Amini Silatolu (ACL surgery) is expected to reclaim his starting left guard job.

As a second-round rookie in 2012, Silatolu struggled as a pass protector while making 15 starts. Then he blew out his knee three games into the 2013 season. He'll be a question mark along with potential left tackle Byron Bell, right tackle Garry Williams and Chris Scott/Nate Chandler at right guard. The Panthers arguably have the worst offensive line in the NFL right now.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL, and is done for the season.

It's a big blow for a Panthers' offensive line that got destroyed by the Cardinals on Sunday. The No. 40 overall pick of last year's draft, Silatolu was coming on after a shaky rookie season. The Panthers will move forward with Chris Scott and Travelle Wharton at guard. It's not a good situation for a struggling Cam Newton.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu will undergo an MRI on his right knee Monday.

The "initial diagnosis" is a knee sprain, but that means nothing before an MRI digs for potential ligament damage. The Panthers' offensive line got destroyed by Arizona's defense in Week 5, allowing seven sacks and 11 QB hits.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu is done for the day in Week 5 with a right knee injury.

We noticed Silatolu having the knee taped and iced heavily on the sideline, indicating a severe sprain. The extent of his injury is mere speculation at this point; the Panthers probably don't even know yet before an MRI.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu will resume starting in Week 2.

Silatolu missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury, and the Panthers still ran the football with success on Seattle's stout defensive front. They should be even better now. DeAngelo Williams is a solid RB2/flex Sunday at Buffalo.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:04:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Silatolu practiced on a limited basis Friday and is a "long shot" to play in Week 1. It's a downgrade for DeAngelo Williams and the Panthers' run offense. Chris Scott is expected to start at left guard.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 07:52:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu (hamstring) has resumed practicing.

He beat the Panthers' expectations, which were that Silatolu would miss Week 1. "I don't feel that way anymore, especially after seeing him today," coach Ron Rivera said. It's good news for a Carolina offensive line that looked to be reeling in preseason action. Their projected Week 1 O-Line looks like this: LT Jordan Gross, LG Silatolu, C Ryan Kalil, RG Garry Williams, RT Byron Bell.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu is expected to miss Week 1 with a hamstring injury.

The Panthers aren't giving a timetable for return, but it's rough news as Carolina prepares to play a loaded Seahawks defensive front. Travelle Wharton, signed on Sunday, will start at left guard with Garry Williams at right guard. It's going to be tough Opening Day sledding for DeAngelo Williams.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Panthers placed LG Amini Silatolu on injured reserve with a dislocated wrist, ending his season.

A 2012 second-round pick, Silatolu had yet to miss a start. The Midwestern State product had a rough rookie season, however, grading out as a bottom-five guard in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He'll be the favorite to retain left guard duties in next summer's camp, but could face competition from a veteran free agent.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 02:59:00 PM

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QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Corey Brown
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
WR21Ted Ginn
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano