Short's sack marked his first of the season, which follows his breakout 11-sack 2015 campaign. Although he's gotten off to a slow start in that regard, Short's 15 tackles thus far exceed his rate of 55 stops in 16 games last term, salvaging some IDP value along the way.
Short (shoulder) is active for Week 3's tilt against the Vikings.
Short was limited in practice all week with a shoulder injury but has been cleared to play in Sunday's game. He could see his reps monitored closely as the team looks to prevent any further injuries, in which case look for Vernon Butler to see some extra action.
Short (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Short has been bothered by a shoulder issue this week and wasn't able to take the field Wednesday as a result. His limited participation on Thursday is a step towards playing in Sunday's game against the Vikings, although the team will likely need more than limited participation to assure themselves that the shoulder injury isn't anything too serious. If he is ultimately ruled out, expect Vernon Butler or Paul Soliai to be in line to start.
Short has recorded five tackles (four solo) throughout the first two weeks of the regular season, but his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings is up in the air as he deals with a shoulder issue. Vernon Butler and Paul Soliai are next in line to replace Short at defensive tackle if he remains out.
Short skipped a few of the Panthers' OTA sessions while negotiating a new long-term contract, but he won't let that situation impact his training camp attendance. After a breakout 11-sack campaign in 2015, Short is now entering the final year of his rookie deal, but will hope to reach a lucrative agreement to remain in Carolina by continuing to display his Pro Bowl-caliber talent this season.
|Bye: Week 7|
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|12||11/27/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
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|15||12/19/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
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