CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not concerned about his job security following Carolina's latest fourth quarter collapse.
The Panthers blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears Sunday before losing 23-22 on a last-second field goal by Robbie Gould.
It marked the fourth straight game Carolina (1-6) has lost after leading in the fourth quarter.
Rivera says if you start to worry (about your job) and you play for the wrong reasons you're not going to give yourself a chance and when the moment comes to be concerned, or not be concerned, I'll go from there.
Despite having the NFC's worst record, Rivera says the Panthers aren't looking to trade anyone, including their all-time leader rusher DeAngelo Williams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his status for Thursday night's game at San Diego remains uncertain.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Quinn will start against the Chargers if he's cleared to play. Otherwise, Matt Cassel will be back under center for the Chiefs.
Quinn was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders, though it's unclear when the injury occurred. He was sacked by Rolando McClain late in the first quarter and then took another shot while floating a pass that was picked by Matt Giordano.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday that linebacker Joe Mays is likely out for the season after suffering a serious injury to his lower left leg in the Denver Broncos' 34-14 win over the New Orleans Saints,.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because coach John Fox hadn't yet addressed the media Monday. The Denver Post first reported the extent of Mays' injury.
Mays was injured while blocking for punt returner Trindon Holliday in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Mays has had a rough season since signing a three-year, $12 million deal in the offseason. He was suspended for a game for an illegal hit on Houston QB Matt Schaub and lost his starting middle linebacker job two weeks ago to veteran Keith Brooking.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Star defensive end Mario Williams had surgery on his left wrist and expects to play Sunday when the Buffalo Bills face the Houston Texans.
Williams said in the locker room Monday that the operation in Alabama was done to clean up his wrist and he can already detect better range of motion in his left hand.
Williams was absent last week because of the injury, which has been bothering him since the final week of the preseason. It's unclear when the Bills learned Williams was going ahead with his treatment.
The Bills made Williams the NFL's highest-paid defensive player by signing him to a six-year, $100 million contract in March.