INGLEWOOD, Calif. — With his offense struggling on the field, Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks threw wide receiver Robbie Anderson off the field with wide receiver Sunday in a heated argument with position coach Joe Dailey.
Anderson got into a screaming match with Dailey late in the first half and opened the second half on a stationary bike wearing a baseball cap.
Towards the end of the third quarter, Anderson sat down on a cooler with a cap on while the rest of the offense talked strategy on the sidelines.
Then late in the third quarter, with the Panthers trailing the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 and not having a first down since the first quarter, Anderson and Dailey traded again. Wilks stepped in and sent Anderson into the dressing room.
Anderson was brought to Carolina by Matt Rhule, who was fired Monday. Anderson played for Rhule at Temple.
He had no catch on Sunday and has generally struggled for the second year in a row. He came on Sunday with 13 catches for 206 yards, 75 of them on a touchdown in the opener against the Cleveland Browns on a Baker Mayfield pass.
A league source told ESPN ahead of the game that Anderson was a player the Panthers would be considering.
Anderson has a cap of $10,954,166 this season and $21,719,168 million in 2023.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34811360/panthers-coach-steve-wilks-kicks-wr-robbie-anderson-game Panthers coach Steve Wilks kicks WR Robbie Anderson out of game