Alecxih has suffered an unspecified knee injury, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The severity of the injury is undisclosed, but head coach Ron Rivera noted that "it does not look good". Alecxih was reportedly having a strong camp prior to going down, but would have needed an excellent preseason showing to make the Panthers' final roster behind a stacked defensive line sporting the likes of DTs Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, Paul Soliai and Vernon Butler.
Johnson was placed on the Panthers waived/injured list Thursday, The Washington Post reports.
Johnson, un undrafted rookie who played tight end at Marshall, profiles more as a fullback than running back in the NFL. However, the Panthers were already set at that position with incumbent starting FB Mike Tolbert. However, Johnson's injury remains undisclosed, but his release cleared room for the addition of OT Willie Smith.
Brown (arm) will not play in Friday's matchup wtih the Patriots, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Brown left Tuesday's practice with a shoulder injury, and has not resumed since. The 24-year-old receiver currently sits at fourth on the team's depth chart. He caught 31 receptions for 447 yards and four touchdowns in 2015.
Dixon left Saturday's preseason matchup with an apparent chest injury and is questionable to return, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.
In his NFL debut last week, Dixon tallied three tackles against Baltimore. The Washington product has taken reps at both cornerback and safety for Carolina in the early going, but with a lot of uncertainty surrounding Dixon and his injury, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to squeak onto the roster by preseason's end.
Bersin (ribs) is currently expected to round out the Panthers' regular season receiving corps, ESPN's David Newton reports.
Bersin has occupied Carolina's final receiving spot in both of the past two seasons and appears destined to maintain that role once again this term. The local Charlotte product is well-versed in the Panthers' offense, as evidenced by his team-leading five catches for 69 yards in their preseason opener. Although a ribs injury suffered in that game has slowed him since, Bersin provides reliable depth behind Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn and Philly Brown, thus making the Panthers' fifth wideout job his to lose.
Olsen (back spasms) is warming up on the field prior to Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, David Newton of ESPN reports.
Olsen's status for the game remains unclear, and even if he does suit up, he's unlikely to get as much playing time as the other Panthers starters. He was a full practice participant Wednesday for the first time since the week leading up to Carolina's preseason opener. Olsen did play in that game and catch a pair of passes, so he's already gotten a bit of run this preseason. There doesn't seem to be any question regarding his Week 1 availability.
Dickson (groin) is in uniform and expected to start Friday against the Patriots, David Newton of ESPN reports.
With Greg Olsen (back) sitting out Friday, Dickson looks to be his replacement at tight end with the first-team offense. Dickson had been battling a groin injury that had sidelined him for the first two preseason games. He only returned to practice Wednesday, so his conditioning may prevent him playing a full allotment of snaps with the starters Friday.
Marlowe (hamstring) remains sidelined at practice, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports.
Marlowe has already missed the team's first two preseason games and has yet to be cleared for a return to the practice field. He remains without a timetable for a return and doesn't appear to be nearing full strength, which is a bit concerning with just two preseason games left on the schedule. Marlowe was originally fighting for a spot in the team's two-deep at safety, but the longer he's out, the further he could tumble down the the depth chart.
Horton sprained his wrist during Friday's practice, Panthers writer Bryan Strickland reports.
It's unclear how Horton suffered the injury, but he'll likely miss at least a couple days. How long he's out is dependent on the severity of the sprain, and can vary from a few days to multiple weeks. Look for Rakim Cox and Larry Webster to see some extra reps as long as Horton is injured.
Webster remains out of practice with a lingering hamstring injury, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Webster pulled his hamstring nearly two weeks ago, so it's a bit concerning that he's still dealing with some lingering pain. He remains without a concrete timetable for a return and appears doubtful for the team's preseason matchup with the Titans on Saturday. Webster is a projected depth option at defensive end for the upcoming season and will need to get back to full strength if he wants to avoid falling any lower on the depth chart.
Lotulelei (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Lotulelei sat out team drills during Thursday's session to rest a sore hamstring, but was a full participant just a day later. The imposing defensive tackle has endured his fair share of nagging injuries the past couple seasons, so it's no surprise if the Panthers decide to exercise caution with him on certain occasions this year.
Johnson (Achilles) was placed on the Panthers' reserve/NFI list on Monday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Johnson also began training camp on the active/NFI list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair an Achilles injury suffered last season with the Patriots. Although no timetable was provided for his return, Johnson could theoretically resume playing after the first six weeks of the regular season.
Davis' broken arm is healing well, ESPN.com reports.
Davis broke his right forearm during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory, but had surgery the next day and played through the subsequent pain just two weeks later in the Super Bowl. While Davis still has a metal plate in his arm and is unable to lift weights at the moment, he's been progressing well in his recovery, which has seen the pain in his arm subside. Although Davis still has to temper his offseason preparations, it appears he's on track to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.
Hoomanawanui was forced out of Friday's matchup with the Steelers due to a left leg injury, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
It is unclear how the injury was sustained, but the 28-year-old was unable to put any weight on his left leg as trainers helped him off the field. Hoomanawanui currently projects as the third tight end on the Saints' depth chart. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.
Lasco is currently in the league's concussion protocol following Friday's preseason game against the Steelers, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
Lasco was given just one rush attempt during Friday's third preseason game, accounting for four yards, and claimed to be fine after sustaining the head injury in the fourth quarter on a receiving play. If the injury lingers, Lasco could be in danger of not making the 53-man roster.
Murphy sustained a concussion in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
Murphy is currently competing for a spot on the 53-man roster and this injury could pose problems for that manifesting. However, he saw 12 offensive snaps Friday before sustaining the concussion and seemed to be on track to remain on the roster.
The Saints released Brown (calf) with an injury settlement Thursday, removing him from injured reserve, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Brown joined the Saints in May, adding a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking in experience. However, he failed his pre-training camp physical due to a strained calf, which will bring his brief tenure in New Orleans to a close. The severity of the injury will likely determine when he receives a chance with another organization.
Rankins, who was carted off during Monday's practice, will have surgery to repair a fractured fibula and is expected to miss six weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Rankins' injury is a tough blow to the Saints' defense, which aded him with the 12th overall pick in this year's draft to beef up its front line. Furthermore, the Louisville product was impressive to this point in camp, even intercepting Tom Brady during joint practices with the Patriots last week. With Rankins now sidelined going into the regular season, Nick Fairley, John Jenkins and fellow rookie David Onyemata should see more reps at defensive tackle.
Johnson injured his knee during Thursday's practice, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.
Johnson underwent an MRI on Thursday after injuring his knee and the results of that haven't yet been released, leaving him without a timetable for return. Since joining the Saints in 2014, the fullback has played in 17 games, totaling just 31 yards rushing and one touchdown. A bulk of his snaps come on special teams, where he played 39 percent of the teams snaps last year. His lack of offensive production renders him irrelevant in nearly all fantasy formats this season.
Jordan (back) practiced without limitations Thursday, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Jordan underwent back surgery in February and wasn't expected to rejoin the team until training camp. However, Jordan was much farther ahead in his recovery than expected and was able to return to the practice field in full for the team's OTAs on Thursday. Jordan is coming off a 10-sack Pro Bowl season and with the back injury finally behind him, he'll have the chance to improve on his numbers.