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August 28, 2012

Veterans rest at practice on Tuesday

Several veterans on the Carolina Panthers sat out of practice Tuesday for various reasons as the team prepares for the final game of the preseason.

Wide receiver Steve Smith continues to nurse a foot infection that has sidelined him for more than a week. He was still on crutches Tuesday but head coach Ron Rivera said his receiver was "much better." Running back Jonathan Stewart is day-to-day with an ankle sprain, which was not a high ankle sprain. He will not play Thursday against Pittsburgh.

Also, fullback Mike Tolbert, who took a hit to his quad Sunday against the New York Jets on Sunday, was not on the practice field Tuesday.

Among the other players not participating were LB Jon Beason (hamstring) and Andre Neblett (fatigue). Both offensive tackle Jordan Gross and tight end Greg Olsen had the day off. So, too, did center Ryan Kalil, whose family welcomed a newborn girl this weekend.

The Panthers will practice Wednesday morning before leaving for Pittsburgh. Rivera said he and his staff will decide tonight on how to divide up playing time Thursday.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on August 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM | Permalink


I would've rather kept Josh Vaughn over Armanti Edwards

Posted by: cppro | Aug 28, 2012 8:26:35 PM

That's why you aren't a coach

Posted by: ky | Aug 28, 2012 10:25:35 PM

Vaughan is a running back, Edwards is a wide receiver.

Armanti could be on the bubble with the signing of Louis Murphy. Edwards might make the team because Gettis is on the PUP and cannot return for about 2 months.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 29, 2012 12:20:54 AM

Beason was given the day off to rest?? HILARIOUS! He's been resting ever since he signed his lucrative contract. They really should just go ahead and put him on the PUP list...Paid Unwilling to Perform.

Armanti is only on this team because Hurney is not ready to accept his epic failure in trading away basically a first round draft pick to take this clown. If Edwards ever does get cut, he's out of the league. Just like Everette Brown. No other GM is dumb enough to sign him.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Aug 29, 2012 10:35:33 AM

My final Roster

QB: Newton, Anderson
RB: Williams, Stewart.
FB: Tolbert
WR: Smith, LaFell, Joe Adams, Murphy, Ajirotutu, Pilares
TE: Olsen, Barnidge, Brockel
OL: Kalil, Hangartner, Pollak, Silatolu, Bell, Campbell, Gross, Garry Williams.

DT: Edwards, Fua, Kearse, McClain, Neblett
DE: Alexander, Applewhite, Hardy, Johnson, Keiser
LB: Anderson, Beason, Davis, Kuechly, Onatolu, Phillips, Senn, Jason Williams.
CB: Butler, Gamble, Munnerlyn, Norman, Josh Thomas,
S: Godfrey, Martin, Nakamura, Nelson, Reggie

Special Teams:
LS: Jansen
P: Nortman
K: Medlock

Practice Squad (12 players, I don't know is it possible or not):
RB: Armond Smith
RB: Tauren Poole
TE: Joe Jon Finley
TE: Nelson Rosario
WR: Jared Green
WR: Lamont Bryant
OL: Matt Reynolds
OL: Bryant Browning
OL: Jeff Byers
S: DJ Campbell
DT: Nate Chandler
DE: Ryan Van Bergen

Posted by: Rockdrigo | Aug 29, 2012 11:26:27 AM

all the haters on beason wait til the season start before you make your assumption, this is preseason idiots..smh

Posted by: pantherlife | Aug 29, 2012 3:21:34 PM

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