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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:13:09 -0700
Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein has impressed linebackers coach Al Holcomb with his play this spring. "He is definitely more confident," Holcomb said. "When he is out there taking reps at middle linebacker, he is taking command. It's all about competition. I consider A.J. a starter. He's done a good job and he's going to continue to earn the right to get playing time for us this season." Klein has been serving as LB Luke Kuechly's backup and is competing with LB Chase Blackburn for the starting weakside linebacker spot.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:35:25 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein is expected to compete with LB Chase Blackburn for the starting weakside linebacker next season.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:30:48 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB Chase Blackburn (foot) might be able to return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Head coach Ron Rivera said Monday, Dec. 2, that it hasn't been determined if Blackburn will get his starting job back from LB A.J. Klein though he was playing well before the injury. "We'll see," Rivera said. "We're going to play the guys that gives us the best chance to win the game."
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 07:32:23 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein will start again in the team's Week 11 game and got the praise of head coach Ron Rivera. "He's got good vision, drops well into coverage and plays laterally very nicely, so that part of it's good," Rivera said. "The thing I do like is he's a downhill, physical player."
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:52:51 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein might be called upon to start in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers if LB Chase Blackburn (foot) is unavailable.
Thu, 23 May 2013 12:45:38 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have signed fifth-round draft choice LB A.J. Klein to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:51:39 -0800
Updatng a previous report, Iowa State LB A.J. Klein (knee) said on his Twitter page that he did not suffer a serious injury at the NFL Scouting Combine and expects to participate in drills at his Pro Day.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:32:40 -0800
Iowa State LB A.J. Klein (knee) suffered a serious knee injury during drills at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, Feb. 25.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:18:11 -0800
Iowa State LB A.J. Klein ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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