Dave Gettleman says he will exercise the fifth-yr option on Luke Kuechly. "I'd have to be brain-dead not to."
ESPN.com "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay Packers and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official. "No,'' Rivera said emphatically when asked Monday if Kuechly should be fined...." October 20
NFL.com "Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player. Kuechly was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday at "NFL Honors." The voters chose..." February 02
Charlotte Observer "A glance at the stat sheet suggests Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had the worst game of his 22-game NFL career Sunday against St. Louis. Last year’s tackles leader and the reigning defensive rookie of the year Kuechly had three tackles zero sacks and one pass defensed. Of course..." October 22
Jordan Gross Steve Smith Luke Kuechly Thomas Davis and Ryan Kalil join Cam Newton as Panthers captains for 2013.
Charlotte Observer "During halftime of the Panthers-Ravens game Thursday night ESPN analyst Jon Gruden stepped out of the broadcast booth to take a break and like everyone watching at home to process what he’d just seen from Luke Kuechly. In the span of three series in the second quarter the Panthers’ second-year..." August 25
NFL.com "With the retirements of bone-crushing hitters Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, Carolina Panthers' leading tackler Luke Kuechly is becoming the new model for the middle linebacker who can chase tailbacks, tight ends and even read-option quarterbacks out of the backfield. As NFL Network analyst Brian..." May 26
Charlotte Observer "On Auburn’s campus, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can’t receive a “singing Valentine” – complete with carnation – without it showing up on YouTube. On Boston College’s campus, about 1,200 miles northeast of Auburn, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says it’s easy to blend in around..." February 16