Panthers wide receiver Jason Avant did not practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday due to a thigh injury. Coach Ron Rivera said he was "a little concerned" about Avant's status for Week 3 against the Steelers.
The Panthers restructured the contract of veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, creating $3.25 million in cap room this season, reports the Charlotte Observer. This is the fourth time in three years the team has renegotiatied with Davis due to his injuries or for cap reasons, the report said.
Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards recorded the team's first sack of the season Sunday afternoon against Tampa Bay. Edwards got to Josh McCown on a third down early in the first quarter to stall Tampa Bay's drive. It was his only tackle of the afternoon in his team's 20-14 victory.
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams missed practice again Thursday due to a thigh injury. However, coach Ron Rivera said he is not that concerned because Williams did a lot of work on the side Thursday.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse, the team announced Friday.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who dislocated his left ankle Week 2 against the Jaguars, will wear a cast for 10 days, then get reevaluated, coach Jay Gruden said. "We'll look at it from there and it will be a rehab process -- probably four to six weeks, somewhere in there," he said.