Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will meet with an independent doctor again this week in hopes of being cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Kuechly has been sidelined since Week 1 due to a concussion and despite entering the final stage of league protocol last week, he was unable to receive clearance from an independent doctor ahead of Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers.
Now with the Panthers on their bye week, Kuechly will hope to be given the green light to return in the coming days and reclaim his starting position for Carolina's Week 6 game against the Seahawks.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles said after Sunday's game against the Dolphins in London that he was "not sure yet" about the severity of running back Bilal Powell's groin injury, NJ.com reports.
Powell left the game in the second quarter due to the injury and did not return. The Jets will fly back to the States on Sunday and Powell will be evaluated in the coming week to help determine if he will miss any time. Thankfully for the Jets, they are off in Week 5, giving Powell extra time to recover.