Kuechly (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Instead, Kuechly observed the proceedings from the sideline in a baseball cap. There's no telling where he stands in the concussion protocol at the moment, but his presence Wednesday induces at least a twinge of optimism that he'll be available soon. On the other hand, Kuechly's return will be at the discretion of an independent neurologist, leaving him without a definitive recovery timetable.

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