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October 17, 2014

Kelvin Benjamin questionable to play vs. Packers

Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin is questionable to play Sunday against Green Bay with a concussion.

Benjamin suffered a concussion in last week's game against Cincinnati and has been in the concussion protocol since complaining of a headache Monday. He participated fully at practice Friday, but he still must be cleared by an independent doctor before being allowed to play against Green Bay.

"He did a nice job with it, but again I'm not the one judging it," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after practice.

"Now he looked good on the field. I thought he practiced well. He looked sharp. I really don't think he had a (mental error). He did all of his assignments that he was supposed to do. He took a lot of reps today, which I understand is part of the protocol is to have him go out and practice and see how he does and then evaluate later. My understanding is that would be tomorrow, as far as to see how he is."

Five Panthers are doubtful for the game. CB Bene' Benwikere (ankle), LB Chase Blackburn (knee), G Amini Silatolu (calf), RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) will likely be inactive for the game. RB Darrin Reaves (calf) was limited in practice and is questionable.

Tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. 

Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) will start for Carolina. Chris Ogbonnaya will be the backup.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 17, 2014 at 01:04 PM | Permalink


Just sprinkle a little bit of crack on him.

Posted by: The Cracken | Oct 17, 2014 1:18:27 PM

Release the Kraken!

Posted by: The Kraken | Oct 17, 2014 2:00:42 PM

give it up. greg hardy is not coming back. enough with this release the kraken BS!

Posted by: joe | Oct 18, 2014 3:27:52 AM

Bersin will make 7 catches for over 100 yards and 1 TD Sunday. Panthers win a close one!

Posted by: Doke | Oct 18, 2014 5:38:17 PM

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