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  • • Report: Luke Kuechly no longer scouting for the Panthers
    Former Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s scouting career didn’t last through an entire NFL draft. Kuechly resigned “a few weeks ago,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Panthers hired him as a pro scout June 4. Kuechly, 30, made the All-Pro team five times in eight seasons as a linebacker with the Panthers. He considered [more]...2021
  • Luke Kuechly tops Jameis Winston’s list of top defenders in the NFL, and it’s not close
    • Luke Kuechly tops Jameis Winston’s list of top defenders in the NFL, and it’s not close
    Jameis Winston gives Michael Vick his list of the top seven toughest defenders in the NFL. Winston says that Luke Kuechly is in a class of his own, while saying that Aaron Donald is a good defender, but not on his list....2021
  • • Kawann Short plans to “step up and lead vocally” as longest-tenured Panthers defender
    Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short last played a game in the second week of the 2019 season and the Panthers team he returned to at training camp looks a lot different than that one. Luke Kuechly, Mario Addison, James Bradberry and Vernon Butler are gone from the defense and longtime stars Cam Newton and Greg [more]...2020
  • • Tahir Whitehead: Luke Kuechly is Luke Kuechly and I’m me
    Linebacker Tahir Whitehead wore No. 59 with the Lions and Raiders, but he didn’t make a big deal about changing numbers once he signed with the Panthers as a free agent this offseason. Whitehead will be wearing No. 52 and the Panthers are unlikely to have anyone wearing No. 59 anytime soon as it was [more]...2020
  • • Ranking top 10 linebackers in NFL: Leighton Vander Esch and Roquan Smith poised for huge third-year breakouts
    For the second straight year, Bobby Wagner took first place, but with Luke Kuechly having retired, second place was wide open...2020
  • • Panthers part ways with two pro scouts
    Luke Kuechly did the work of many men as a linebacker. Now he’s apparently doing the work of two as a pro scout. According to Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers have parted ways with pro scouts Don Warren and Clyde Powers. Their contracts had expired and were not renewed. Kuechly was hired as a [more]...2020
  • • Top 10 linebackers in the NFL: Leighton Vander Esch and Roquan Smith poised for huge third-year breakouts
    For the second straight year, Bobby Wagner took first place, but with Luke Kuechly having retired, second place was wide open...2020
  • • Luke Kuechly officially joins Panthers’ front office as pro scout
    Luke Kuechly has retired, but he remains in the football business and will continue to collect a paycheck from the Panthers. (Just a much smaller paycheck in a much lower-profile role.) Kuechly officially joined the Panthers’ front office as a pro scout, the team announced Thursday. “During the season, it’ll be player evaluation and then [more]...2020
  • • Luke Kuechly officially joins Panthers front office as a pro scout after retiring from NFL
    Kuechly has already picked up life after football...2020
  • • Former middle linebacker Luke Kuechly joins Carolina Panthers' front office as pro scout
    Retired middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will have a new role with the Panthers, working as a pro scout and breaking down opponents, players.        ...2020

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Luke Kuechly injury and suspension

  • • Report: Luke Kuechly has 'no second thoughts' following retirement
    More than two months after he shocked the NFL world by retiring at 28, former Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly reportedly doesn’t have any regrets over his decision and isn’t contemplating a return to football as a player. Kuechly, who until recently was still listed on Carolina's roster, reportedly hasn’t had any second thoughts about his retirement, per The Athletic’s Joseph Person...2020
  • • Shabby treatment by Panthers puts Cam Newton in terrible position
    Arguments listing Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly as the most productive players in Panthers history make sense, but Cam Newton is the most important player in the team's 25-year run. That status makes what looks set to happen worse. The Panthers’ statement Tuesday about giving Newton permission to seek a trade all but ends a memorable chapter for the franchise. The new Panthers power structure's abo...2020
  • • Cam Newton expects to remain with Panthers
    Set to be without longtime cornerstones Luke Kuechly and Greg Olsen next season, the Panthers will soon need to make a decision on their quarterback. Some parts of that equation are beginning to form. Cam Newton is recovering from foot surgery and has yet to resume football activities. But the former MVP went through a meeting with Matt Rhule, David Tepper and GM Marty Hurney recently and “absolut...2020
  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Luke Kuechly set 'amazing example' with decision
    Earnhardt, who retired because of head injuries, says it's promising that more athletes are becoming better educated about their health....2020
  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Luke Kuechly set 'amazing example' with decision
    Earnhardt, who retired because of head injuries, says it's promising that more athletes are becoming better educated about their health....2020
  • • Rivera: Kuechly hasn't been in the concussion protocol
    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly returned to team drills after sustaining an undisclosed injury last week        ...2019
  • • Week 2 NFL injuries: Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger miss practice while Marcus Mariota participates
    Plus injury updates on Leonard Fournette, Davante Adams, Michael Thomas, Luke Kuechly, Rex Burkhead and more...2018
  • • Is Jordan Hicks entering make-or-break season?
    This is a make-or-break season for Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks, as Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes. Hicks is entering the final year of his rookie contract and he’ll have to prove himself after finishing two of his three NFL seasons on IR.In 31 career games, Hicks has seven interceptions, making him one of just four linebackers who have at least seven interceptions in the last th...2018
  • • Panthers' Kuechly says he'll be ready to go by training camp
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers four-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly says he should be ready for full contact when training camp begins following offseason surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder....2018
  • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    How many undrafted free agents will stick this year and who will contribute? J.C. Jackson seems solid, Trent Harris could strengthen the interior. Jason Bickel Bill Belichick’s Patriots have a history of keeping at least one undrafted rookie (often more than that) on the 53-man roster to open the season, a streak that dates back nearly a decade and a half. It’s come all over the depth chart and wi...2018

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Luke Kuechly lifestyle

  • • Monday Morning Hangover: AFC and NFC Finalists All Have Their Flaws
    2016
  • • Luke Kuechly Surprises Fan with Autism, Accompanies Her to 21st Birthday Party
    2015

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Luke Kuechly trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Report: Luke Kuechly no longer scouting for the Panthers
    Former Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s scouting career didn’t last through an entire NFL draft. Kuechly resigned “a few weeks ago,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Panthers hired him as a pro scout June 4. Kuechly, 30, made the All-Pro team five times in eight seasons as a linebacker with the Panthers. He considered [more]...2021
  • • Tahir Whitehead: Luke Kuechly is Luke Kuechly and I’m me
    Linebacker Tahir Whitehead wore No. 59 with the Lions and Raiders, but he didn’t make a big deal about changing numbers once he signed with the Panthers as a free agent this offseason. Whitehead will be wearing No. 52 and the Panthers are unlikely to have anyone wearing No. 59 anytime soon as it was [more]...2020
  • • Panthers part ways with two pro scouts
    Luke Kuechly did the work of many men as a linebacker. Now he’s apparently doing the work of two as a pro scout. According to Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers have parted ways with pro scouts Don Warren and Clyde Powers. Their contracts had expired and were not renewed. Kuechly was hired as a [more]...2020
  • • Luke Kuechly considering role with Panthers staff
    Luke Kuechly may not be on the Panthers roster, but he’s still in their plans. The retired linebacker may join the team as a pro scout, according to Bill Voth of the team’s official website. According to the post, Kuechly is consdering the offer now, so putting out the news through the team’s communications department [more]...2020
  • • Panthers wisely reward Christian McCaffrey, the new face of the franchise
    With Cam Newton gone and Luke Kuechly retired, Christian McCaffrey has become the face of the Panthers. He’s also now the wallet. McCaffrey’s record-setting contract, given to him after only three NFL seasons, represents one of the smartest moves that the Panthers have made under new owner David Tepper. McCaffrey would not have shown up [more]...2020
  • • Cam Newton can emulate Ryan Tannehill's career comeback, says Luke Kuechly
    Luke Kuechly insists Cam Newton still has plenty to offer as an NFL starter despite his release from the Panthers....2020
  • • Panthers have had “internal discussions” about new Christian McCaffrey contract
    There have been major changes to the Panthers since the end of the 2019 season as the change in coaches from Ron Rivera to Matt Rhule has been joined by the departures of players like Mario Addison, James Bradberry, Luke Kuechly, Cam Newton, Greg Olsen and Trai Turner. One of the stars still left on [more]...2020
  • • Shabby treatment by Panthers puts Cam Newton in terrible position
    Arguments listing Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly as the most productive players in Panthers history make sense, but Cam Newton is the most important player in the team's 25-year run. That status makes what looks set to happen worse. The Panthers’ statement Tuesday about giving Newton permission to seek a trade all but ends a memorable chapter for the franchise. The new Panthers power structure's abo...2020
  • • Will Panthers tank for Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields?
    Carolina may end up losing Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen, Trai Turner, Dontari Poe, James Bradberry, Mario Addison and perhaps Cam Newton this offseason. Rebuild vibes are certainly coming out of Panthers headquarters, and many around the league expect this to be the team that times its rebuild/tanks for Trevor Lawrence, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report notes. The Clemson phenom has been on NFL radars pr...2020
  • • Panthers shopping Pro Bowl G Trai Turner?
    While Cam Newton‘s Panthers status is still uncertain, longtime Carolina stalwarts Luke Kuechly and Greg Olsen are out of the picture. And another sign the Panthers are rebuilding may come on the trade market. The Panthers are shopping five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. Carolina extended Turner in 2017, and despite going into his seventh season, the former ...2020

Luke Kuechly stats and results

  • • Luke Kuechly’s retirement triggers $11.845 million cap charge
    The sudden, stunning decision of Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly to retire from the NFL carries a price tag for the team. Sort of. The Panthers owe Kuechly nothing. However, his decision to walk away will result in $11.845 million hitting the cap in 2020. Kuechly walks away from $10.3 million in 2020 salary, and he’ll [more]...2020
  • • Top 10 linebackers of the decade
    As the decade comes to a close, we’re creating some Top 10 lists for 2010 to 2019. Up next, our Top 10 linebackers. 1. Luke Kuechly: There aren’t convenient counting stats to appreciate how good he is at his job. Linebackers with large numbers of tackles sometimes play on defenses which can’t get off the [more]...2019
  • • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    How many undrafted free agents will stick this year and who will contribute? J.C. Jackson seems solid, Trent Harris could strengthen the interior. Jason Bickel Bill Belichick’s Patriots have a history of keeping at least one undrafted rookie (often more than that) on the 53-man roster to open the season, a streak that dates back nearly a decade and a half. It’s come all over the depth chart and wi...2018
  • Week 12 Snap Judgments
    • Week 12 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a jam-packed holiday-infused Week 12 in the NFL... * With 12 weeks of the NFL’s regular season all but in the books, we hold these truths to be self-evident: That hangover effect in Atlanta? It might be over. The suddenly resurgent Falcons have won three games in a row and they even found a way to stave off what would have been another galling...2017
  • Week 8 Snap Judgments
    • Week 8 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we dive into a Week 8 in the NFL that featured some bad weather and surprisingly good finishes… * Get ready for the NFC West to lead the way in drama in the season’s second half. Because this two-team Seahawks and Rams skirmish could be the most fascinating and entertaining of all division races as November and December unfolds. The Rams (5-2) we...2017
  • Week 6 Snap Judgments
    • Week 6 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as this NFL season grows ever-more intriguing in Week 6…. * The plan, of course, was for the Packers to return once more to Minneapolis this season, beyond Sunday’s visit to play the division rival Vikings. But the race to this year’s Super Bowl city in the NFC just got thrown wide open by that potential season-ending collarbone injury to Green Bay ...2017
  • • Watch: Theo Riddick embarrasses Luke Kuechly with sick juke
    Lions running back Theo Riddick may not be as athletic as Ameer Abdullah, but the 201-pounder showed he can make defenders miss in the open field, too.Riddick caught a pass late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, and was quickly met by All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly. He wasn’t fazed, though, as the Lions running back used a great stop-and-start move in combination with a ...2017
  • News Blitz 9/29: Belichick the problem with Patriots defense?
    • News Blitz 9/29: Belichick the problem with Patriots defense?
    Bill Belichick has been coaching NFL defense for longer than many fans have been alive. He has game plans enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet, right now, he and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia oversee the worst unit in the NFL. Many are searching for answers as to why a defense that led the NFL in points allowed a year ago is suddenly dead last in that category and many other areas...2017
  • Presser Points: Belichick - Panthers 'a really impressive team'
    • Presser Points: Belichick - Panthers 'a really impressive team'
    2017
  • Transcript: Tom Brady Press Conference 9/27
    • Transcript: Tom Brady Press Conference 9/27
    2017

Luke Kuechly parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr. proud of Luke Kuechly’s retirement decision
    NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. was willing to walk away from his sport because of his own fear of concussions. So seeing Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly retire at the peak of his abilities this week wasn’t a sad moment for him as a Carolinian, but a happy one. “When you get in those types of [more]...2020
  • • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    2018
  • • Panthers confirm Marty Hurney as general manager
    Following a two-week investigation into harassment claims and a brief waiting period, Marty Hurney has officially been announced as the Carolina Panthers general manager.In a release, the team said the interim tag has been removed from Hurney’s title.“I gained a lot of perspective being away and then back in an interim role last season. I feel that I am the best person to help Ron and this team mo...2018
  • • Thomas Davis to retire after 2018
    Thomas Davis will play in 2018, but the expectation is that it’ll be his last season.In an interview with NFL.com, Davis said he will hang up his cleats to spend more time with family. Why is he still playing? He wants to follow through with his contract, which got an extension earlier last offseason. Earlier in the week, Davis said he would play a lesser role on the team in 2018 because of the yo...2018
  • • Check out this awesome Luke Kuechly-themed Christmas tree
    Someone is a huge fan of linebacker Luke Kuechly and the Carolina Panthers. He goes by the name Ethan Hurst and is an eight-year-old from Ohio.And the youngster decided to decorate his Christmas tree this year as a way to pay homage to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.It’s pretty tremendous stuff. From the helmet on top of the tree to Kuechly’s jersey number and the ornaments, the atten...2017
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    2017
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  • • Report: Luke Kuechly avoided concussion against Eagles
    Luke Kuechly entered the concussion protocol after leaving Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an injury, but fortunately the star linebacker has been cleared to this point.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Kuechly did not suffer a concussion and is expected to play in Week 7 after sustaining a shoulder/neck injury. Those close to Kuechly say he was at the team’s training fa...2017
  • Panthers LB Luke Kuechly out with a concussion
    • Panthers LB Luke Kuechly out with a concussion
    Kuechly was injured late in the first half, sitting on the turf for a moment before slowly getting up and walking to the sideline....2017

Top Luke Kuechly news

  • • Sources: NFL says Kuechly ejection unjustified
    The NFL tells Panthers coach Ron Rivera that linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected for inadvertent contact with an official in Sunday's loss to the Packers....2014
  • • 2015 Associated Press NFL All-Pro Teams Announced
    2016
  • • Luke Kuechly shows he is Panthers' Captain America in win over Dallas
    Luke Kuechly shows he is Panthers' Captain America in win over Dallas...2015
  • • Luke Kuechly Ejected for Contacting Official During Panthers vs. Packers
    2014
  • • Panthers Fan Gets Too Pumped, Flies out of Stands After Luke Kuechly's Pick-6
    2016
  • • Panthers pick up fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly
    The Carolina Panthers decided to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Luke Kuechly. The No. 9 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is well worth the $11.1 million he'll be guaranteed in 2016....2015
  • • Matt Rhule hopes Luke Kuechly rejoins Panthers as a coach, already watching film with staff
    Kuechly has mentioned that he wants to remain involved in football...2020
  • • Jared Allen to Panthers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
    2015
  • • Luke Kuechly Surprises Fan with Autism, Accompanies Her to 21st Birthday Party
    2015
  • • Report: Luke Kuechly to undergo shoulder surgery
    Panthers star Luke Kueckly will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Will the All-Pro middle linebacker be back for training camp?...2016
  • • Panthers' Luke Kuechly in tears as he's carted off field after injury
    Panthers lost their star linebacker in the fourth quarter...2016
  • • Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly among top 10 players in Panthers history
    Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly among top 10 players in Panthers history...2016
  • • Luke Kuechly retirement: Rob Gronkowski, Panthers teammates, NFL players react
    Kuechly's announcement sent shockwaves around the NFL...2020
  • • Josh Norman Responds to Emmanuel Sanders' Comments on CB's Reputation
    2016

Luke Kuechly fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fantasy Football Week 11: Friday's Daily Fantasy Market Report
    2016
  • • Fantasy Football Week 8 Cheat Sheet: Flex Rankings, Projections for Waiver Adds
    2016
  • • How Hybrid Defenders Are Changing Modern NFL Defenses
    2016
  • • Super Bowl L 2016: Predicting Box Score, Fantasy Stats for Panthers vs. Broncos
    2016
  • • Super Bowl 50: Winner, Final Box-Score Predictions for Panthers vs. Broncos
    2016
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: The Biggest Losers of Slip-Up Sunday
    2015
  • • WATCH: Julio makes catch over Kuechly for 70-yard TD
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has a flair for the dramatic. His insane catch over Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly for a 70-yard touchdown in Sunday’s game at the Georgia Dome was a prime example.     This embed is invalid   " /> It certainly is a top contender for the best catch of the 2015 season. The reception also was Jones’ longest of the campaign. 52 air yar...2015
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: 10 Overshadowed Players Who Hold Keys to Playoffs
    2015
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: Buying (or Not) Playoff Prospects of Key Contenders
    2015
  • • Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 9: Predictions and Ranking Top Fantasy Locks and Flops
    2015

Luke Kuechly schedule, game

  • • Kawann Short plans to “step up and lead vocally” as longest-tenured Panthers defender
    2020
  • • FMIA: Patrick Mahomes Is ‘The Whole Package,’ Running Chiefs Into Super Bowl LIV To Meet 49ers
    Super Bowl LIV is set. Peter King opens Football Morning in America in Kansas City, where "the complete package" Patrick Mahomes ran the Chiefs past the Titans, setting up a championship matchup against the 49ers. Also in the column: • Mahomes recaps his second-quarter, tightrope, tip-toe touchdown that broke the spirit of Tennessee and ended the five-decade Super Bowl appearance drought in Kansa...2020
  • • Panthers LB Luke Kuechly announces retirement
    One of this era’s defining linebackers, Luke Kuechly delivered a stunner Tuesday. The perennial All-Pro announced his retirement at age 28. Kuechly made his seventh straight Pro Bowl this season. He is a five-time first-team All-Pro. The 28-year-old linebacker has dealt with concussions for years. He suffered three concussions from 2015-17. While Kuechly is not the first player to retire early for...2020
  • • Report: Ravens, C.J. Mosley not progressing on deal
    Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley has been pushing for an extension this offseason, but it doesn’t sound like a new deal is imminent. Mosley told reporters on Thursday that there are no updates to give with regards to his contract extension (Twitter link via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic). Mosley is entering the final year of his contract and is a prime candidate for a multi-year extension. Mosley has ...2018
  • • Panthers' Kuechly says he'll be ready to go by training camp
    2018
  • Panthers' Kuechly says he'll be ready to go by training camp
    • Panthers' Kuechly says he'll be ready to go by training camp
    Panthers four-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly says he should be ready for full contact by the time training camp arrives         ...2018
  • • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    2018
  • • Kuechly emotional talking about Panthers owner after loss
    Panthers All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly was fairly quiet in the team’s 31-26 loss to the Saints on Sunday — with four total tackles and one hit on quarterback Drew Brees — but he was outspoken after the game, in talking about team owner Jerry Richardson.Kuechly opened up to reporters after the NFC Wild Card game and got emotional in speaking about how he’ll miss having Richardson around. He also ...2018
  • • Luke Kuechly has been ultimate chess foe for Sean Payton, Drew Brees
    The third Saints-Panthers matchup this season will require extra planning on both sides as Sean Payton and Drew Brees try to outhink Luke Kuechly....2018
  • • Check out this awesome Luke Kuechly-themed Christmas tree
    2017

Luke Kuechly rumors, scandals

  • • NFL world reacts to Luke Kuechly’s stunning retirement
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement on Tuesday night. The news stunned the football world as Kuechly stepped away from the game after just eight seasons. Kuechly made the announcement in a video shared by the Panthers on Twitter. In the video, the 28-year-old talked about now being the right time for him to step away from the game. A seven-time All-Pro linebacker, Ku...2020
  • • All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly retires from NFL in surprising announcement
    The Carolina Panthers are being completely remade entering the 2020 NFL season, and that includes a major change on defense. Luke Kuechly announced his shocking retirement in a video shared through the team’s Twitter page on Tuesday. “I still want to play but I don’t think it’s the right decision,” Kuechly said while holding back tears. “I thought about it for a long time, and I think now is an op...2020
  • • Rob Gronkowski congratulates Luke Kuechly
    Luke Kuechly was one of the few guys who could cover Rob Gronkowski. So Gronkowski made sure to congratulate another brilliant player who walked away at his peak last night. The former Patriots tight end sent out a message last night, with a wink toward the near-constant speculation about his own status. Congrats @LukeKuechly on [more]...2020
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    2018
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    2017
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    2017
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    2017
  • • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Broncos, Panthers Face Tough Questions Ahead
    2016
  • • Panthers' Path to Contending Again Clear If They Can Stop Beating Themselves Up
    2016
  • • Blowout Loss Spotlights Toothless Panthers' Shocking Demise
    2016

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