Ron Edwards is coming back to Kansas City when the Carolina Panthers play the Kansas City Chiefs but he won't be stepping on the field. Edwards was placed on IR this week with an injury, ending his season.
Brady Quinn will see Jimmy Clausen, both former Notre Dame quarterbacks. Neiko Thorpe will be reunited with Cam Newton, the two of which went to Auburn together.
More Panthers-Chiefs connections, courtesy of the Chiefs game release:
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- Carolina Head Coach Ron Rivera (2007-10), Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski (2005-06, 2009-10), Secondary/Pass Defense Coordinator Steven Wilks (2009-11), FB Mike Tolbert (2008-11) and DE Antwan Applewhite (2008-10) spent time in San Diego with Chiefs LB Brandon Siler (2007-10).
- Panthers Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski (2004, 2007-08), Wide Receivers Coach Fred Graves (2004), Pro Scout Ken Dorsey (2006-08) and QB Derek Anderson (2005-09) spent time in Cleveland with Chiefs Director of Football Administration Trip MacCracken (1999-2009), DT Shaun Smith (2007-08), DB Travis Daniels (2008) and QB Brady Quinn (2007-09).
- Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn (2008-09) spent time in Washington with Panthers K Graham Gano (2009-11).
- Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott (1999-2010) spent time in Philadelphia with Chiefs Defensive Quality Control Coach Otis Smith (1990-94, 2008).
- Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (1986-94) coached in Washington while Panthers Assistant Offensive Line Coach Ray Brown (1989-95) was playing on the offensive line and Running Backs Coach John Settle was a running back (1991-92).
- Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Anthony Pleasant played in San Francisco (2000) with Panthers Assistant Offensive Line Coach Ray Brown (1996-2001).
- Panthers Assistant Offensive Line Coach Ray Brown (2002-03) spent time in Detroit with Chiefs Assistant Head Coach Maurice Carthon (2001-02) and Defensive Quality Control Coach Otis Smith (2003).
- Panthers Tight Ends Coach Pete Hoener spent the 1985 season in St. Louis with the Cardinals with Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas.
- Panthers Offensive Line Coach John Matsko (2008-10), LB Jason Phillips (2009-10), DT Dwan Edwards (2004-09) and S Haruki Nakamura (2008-11) spent time in Baltimore with Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn (2010), LB Edgar Jones (2007-10) and WR Terrance Copper (2008 - partial).
- Panthers Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Ricky Proehl (2006), LB Jordan Senn (2008) and TE Ben Hartsock (2004-06) spent time in Indianapolis with Chiefs G/C Ryan Lilja (2004-09).
- Panthers Running Backs Coach John Settle (1995) spent time in Cleveland with Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli (1992-95) and Defensive Line Coach Anthony Pleasant (1990-95). The three moved with the franchise to Baltimore in 1996.
- Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn and Panthers Quarterbacks Coach Mike Shula both played quarterback in Tampa Bay in 1987.
- Panthers Quarterbacks Coach Mike Shula (1988-90) spent time in Tampa Bay with Chiefs Assistant General Manager Joel Collier (1990).
- Panthers Quarterbacks Coach Mike Shula (1991-92, 2000-02) spent time in Miami with Chiefs Tight Ends Coach Bernie Parmalee (1992-98, 2002-04) and Assistant General Manager Joel Collier (1994-2004).
- Panthers QB Derek Anderson (2010) and OL Jeremy Bridges (2004-05, 2009-11) spent time in Arizona with Chiefs WR Steve Breaston (2007-10).
- Panthers TE Ben Hartsock (2008) spent time in Atlanta with Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (2002-09) and Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon (2007-08).
- Panthers TE Ben Hartsock (2009-10) spent time with the New York Jets with Chiefs DE Ropati Pitoitua (2009-11).
- Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis (2010-11) played in Cleveland with Panthers CB James Dockery (2011).
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- Carolina Offensive Line Coach John Matsko coached in the same role in Kansas City for two seasons (2006-07).
- Carolina Director of College Scouting Don Gregory spent ﬁve seasons with the Chiefs as a national scout (2002-06). Panthers DT Ron Edwards spent ﬁve seasons in Kansas City(2006-10).College
- Carolina Offensive Quality Control Coach Scott Turner spent time at Pittsburgh with Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin (2008-10).
- Chiefs LB Brandon Siler (2004-06) spent time at Florida with Panthers WR Louis Murphy (2005-08).
- Carolina Offensive Coordiantor Rob Chudzinski (1994-2003) and TE Greg Olsen (2004-06) spent time at Miami with Chiefs T Eric Winston (2002-06).
- Carolina Linebackers Coach Warren Belin (2010) spent time at Georgia with Chiefs LB Justin Houston (2007-10).
- Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (2000-04) spent time at USC with Panthers C Jeff Byers (2004-09).
- Chiefs OL Donald Stephenson (2008-11) spent his entire collegiate career at Oklahoma with Panthers DE Frank Alexander (2008-11).
- Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis (2004-08) spent time at Arkansas with Panthers WR Joe Adams (2008-11).
- Panthers Tight Ends Coach Pete Hoener (2000), Defensive Line Coach Eric Washington (1997), G Geoff Hangartner (2001-04) and DT Ron Edwards (1997-2000) spent time at Texas A&M with Chiefs Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark (1990-2003).
- Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn (1989-91) spent time at Boise State with Panthers Strength and Conditioning Coach JoeKenn (1991-98).
- Chiefs Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark (1988-89) spent time at USC with Panthers Offensive Line Coach JohnMatsko (1987-91).
- Chiefs QB Brady Quinn (2003-07) and Tight Ends Coach Bernie Parmalee (2005-09) spent time at Notre Dame with Panthers Secondary/Pass Defense Coordinator Steven Wilks (2004), LSJ.J. Jansen (2004-07) and QB Jimmy Clausen (2006-09).
- Panthers LB James Anderson (2002-05) spent time at Virginia Tech with Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (2004-07).
- Carolina TE Gary Barnidge (2004-07) spent time at Louisville with Kansas City Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon (2006).
- Chiefs C Bryan Mattison (2004-07), QB Ricky Stanzi (2006-10) and TE Tony Moeaki 2005-09) spent time at Iowa with Panthers S Charles Godfrey (2004-07).
- Panthers DE Greg Hardy (2006-09) spent time at Mississippi with Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (2006-09), DL Jerrell Powe (2008-10) and S Kendrick Lewis (2006-09).
- Panthers WR Brandon LaFell (2006-09) spent time at LSU with Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (2003-06), DB Travis Daniels (2004-07) and DE Tyson Jackson (2004-08).
- Chiefs K Ryan Succop (2005-08) and Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn (2005-08) spent time at South Carolina together.
- Chiefs TE Steve Maneri (2006-10) spent time at Temple with Panthers DT Andre Neblett (2006-09).
- Chiefs DB Neiko Thorpe (2008-11) played at Auburn with Panthers QB Cam Newton (2007-10).
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- Panthers WR Fred Graves coached the tight ends and wide receivers at Northeast Missouri State for two seasons (1975-76).
- Panthers Tight Ends Coach Pete Hoener coached at Missouri for two seasons (1975-76).