The Panthers announced a few roster moves Tuesday, which included waiving running back Darrin Reaves and placing linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) on injured reserve. Reaves became expendable since DeAngelo Williams is set to return from an ankle injury Thursday against the Saints. The Panthers also announced they signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off the Rams practice squad and promoted safety Robert Lester to the 53-man roster.
The Panthers have listed RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Fozzy Whittaker, CB Bene Benwikere, OG Amini Silatolu, OG Trai Turner, WR Philly Brown and LB Chase Blackburn as inactive Week 8 against the Seahawks. Blackburn, Brown and Williams had already been ruled out coming into the contest. Williams has now missed four straight games due to an ankle injury.
The seven players who have not practiced all week have been ruled out by the Panthers for their Sunday home game against Seattle. That group consists of cornerback Bene Benwikere (ankle), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee), wideout Philly Brown (concussion), guards Amini Silatolu (calf) and Trai Turner (knee) and running backs Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and DeAngelo Williams (ankle). Fellow running back Chris Ogbonnaya (groin) and linebacker Jason Williams (hip) are questionable while offensive linemen Nate Chandler (thigh) and Byron Bell (elbow) are probable.
The following players have been labeled inactive for the Panthers Week 7 at Green Bay: Joe Webb, Josh Norman, Bene Benwikere, DeAngelo Williams, Fozzy Whittaker, Amini Silatolu and Chase Blackburn.
The Panthers downgraded five players to out for Sunday's Week 7 matchup with the Packers, including running backs DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) and cornerback Bene' Benwikere (ankle). With Williams and Whittaker sidelined, Jonathan Stewart is expected to see most of the carries Sunday against the Packers.