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October 18, 2013

Dwan Edwards doubtful for Sunday

Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is doubtful to play Sunday against St. Louis after not participating in practice on Friday.

Edwards has been bothered by a hamstring for more than a month, and Thursday he practiced for the first time since Week 2. It's likely that Colin Cole will get the start at defensive tackle beside Star Lotulelei, with Kawann Short rotating in for Cole.

Running back Kenjon Barner (foot), safety Robert Lester (hamstring), cornerback Melvin White (concussion) and tight end Greg Olsen (foot) are probable for Sunday after fully participating in practice. 

Cornerback D.J. Moore (knee) is the only player listed as out. He practiced Friday for the first time since spraining his MCL against Buffalo in Week 2, and Ron Rivera said he's aiming for Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay as Moore's return.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 18, 2013 at 01:52 PM | Permalink


Lots of players coming up with "injuries" it seems. Playing for a lame-duck coach, likely not going to make the playoffs, sad that it happens in pro sports.

Posted by: big gulps | Oct 18, 2013 2:28:15 PM

^^^ it's called football, guys get hurt.

and I would say way too early on the playoff talk. if they lose, they are almost completely out of it. but if they win? they're right back in the thick of it.

could easily be 5-3 in a few weeks. or 2-6. but i don't think anyone is ducking out of games with fake injuries.

maybe edwards - but i doubt it. he's the only one that fits the bill for having a reason to do so. everyone else is playing for jobs. he's the only vet we have that NOT playing would help him continue his career. gross fits the bill too, but he's retiring so you know he wants to play every down he can.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 18, 2013 3:09:03 PM

They can make a run at 5-3, which will likely lead to winning one or more of the tougher remaining games... that is if they can build up a 4 game win streak starting Sunday. (from momentum and confidence gained).

The Panthers are better than their record indicates, with outstanding talent in the 3 areas (offense, defense and special teams). Execution of plays, limiting turnovers/penalties and we are top 10 overall.

Posted by: bill | Oct 18, 2013 8:19:59 PM

This team is on the cusp of becoming really good. Top 3 in defense. Running game getting better every week. Cam about to break loose. Very possible win streak!

Posted by: G | Oct 18, 2013 9:34:45 PM

You are only good as your record is

Posted by: Al D | Oct 19, 2013 1:43:23 AM

Too many hammies this year. Something is amiss in the weight lifting routine.

Posted by: Ben | Oct 19, 2013 10:32:41 AM

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