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November 28, 2013

Johnson, Smith miss Thanksgiving practice

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson missed practice again Thursday and his status for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay remains in doubt.

Johnson has not practiced since spraining the MCL in his right knee since Nov. 18 when he was leg-whipped by offensive tackle Marcus Cannon in a win against New England. Johnson, who leads the Panthers with 8.5 sacks, missed last week's win at Miami.

Wide receiver Steve Smith was a new addition to the injury report after sitting out the Thanksgiving morning practice with a knee injury that is not considered serious.

Running back DeAngelo Williams (bruised quad) remained out, although running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and fullback Mike Tolbert (knee) returned on a limited basis after missing Wednesday's practice at the Charlotte Convention Center.

No. 2 tight end Ben Hartsock, who has been dealing with a sprained knee, was held out Thursday after he was limited Wednesday.

Toys for tots: The Panthers will hold their annual holiday toy drive Sunday to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. Fans can drop off new, unwrapped toys at stadium gates when they open at 11 a.m.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on November 28, 2013 at 02:14 PM | Permalink


props on finally giving nortman some shine.......he's been a stud these last 2 years. could be here as long as kasay was.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 28, 2013 10:48:29 PM

stewie's ankle is hurt? SHOCKER!!

Posted by: big gulps | Nov 29, 2013 10:03:01 AM

running backs getting injured shouldn't surprise anyone.

which is why i get the argument against investing a lot of money in them.

the opposite argument is that you find an elite back, who proves durable and productive over the long haul like williams and stewart both have.....you pay a premium to keep them.

there are always more running backs, but the good ones are as hard to find as quarterbacks.

and yes.....stewart has been as durable as a running back can possibly be. look at his games played vs. all-time running backs.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 29, 2013 11:55:32 AM

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