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Amini Silatolu | Guard

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Midwestern State
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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. Oct 24 - 1:32 PM

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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.
Oct 13 - 10:33 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.
Jun 25 - 10:12 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.
May 29 - 9:21 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.
Mar 27 - 8:48 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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Panthers LG Amini Silatolu exited Sunday's Week 16 game with a wrist injury and is done for the day.

Silatolu, the 40th overall pick in April's draft, has been a starter all season. The fact that he was declared out so quickly suggests a potentially serious injury. It was later revealed that Silatolu has a dislocated wrist.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 02:05:00 PM

The Panthers have installed second-round pick Amini Silatolu as a first-team guard.

Silatolu is working next to Jordan Gross on the left side. Although he struggled initially to pick up the playbook, his talent and attitude are winning teammates over. Silatolu should be an immediate upgrade in the rushing attack.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 01:22:00 PM

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4Fozzy Whittaker
5Chris Ogbonnaya
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2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
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FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano