Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters that wide receiver Philly Brown is currently in the concussion protocol, according to the team's official website. Brown will need to be medically cleared before Sunday in order to play Week 8 at home against Seattle.
Panthers cornerback Josh Normanwas a healthy scratch on Sunday against Green Bay, according to the Charlotte Observer. The decision was not made because of the concussion he suffered in Week 5. Melvin White will start in his place against the Packers.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for the next 10 games by the league, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had already been suspended for four games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.
Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to earn the starter reps this week, coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday, per ESPN. McCoy came off the bench for Kirk Cousins in the second half to lead his team to a 19-17 comeback victory over the Titans in Week 7. Barring a "big turnaround" from Robert Griffin's recovery from an ankle injury, McCoy will be the starter Week 8 against the Cowboys.