A strange year for the Panthers is getting even stranger.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller abruptly resigned on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera called it a “complicated situation.”
“Matt and I worked together for over 10 years in New England, so there was a lot of time spent together, whether evaluating players, evaluating our own team, just talking about philosophies. We went through a couple years, I’d say in the late 2000s, where Matt and I spent a lot of time on the road together evaluating college prospects. So there were a lot of long drives, lot of hotel stays, a lot of dinners out, so we had a lot of time to bond as friends and as professionals.
“When I made the coaching change in January, Matt was at the top of my list and I was very fortunate to bring him to Detroit because the last couple months have been great. He’s been awesome in the building, the players are responding to him and we have a great feel for how we’re going to do next season.”
The Browns traded him to New England in March.
Shelton, 24, has played 46 games with 44 starts. He made 128 tackles and 1.5 sacks in three years with Cleveland, which selected him 12th overall in 2015.
The NFL says Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
The league has not released details about whether Ingram has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug or simply a banned masking agent.
The league says Ingram will be eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, and will be eligible to play in his first regular season game after the Saints visit the New York Giants on Sept. 30.