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Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th138.9 (4th)209.8 (28th)
Defense3rd88.7 (2nd)223.8 (6th)
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97Addison, Mario DE6-32609/6/19875Troy
69Allen, Jared DE6-62554/3/198212Idaho State
3Anderson, Derek QB6-62306/15/198311Oregon State
34Artis-Payne, Cameron RB5-102206/23/1990RAuburn
25Benwikere, Bene' CB6-01959/3/19912San Jose State
11Bersin, Brenton WR6-32105/9/19902Wofford
33Boston, Tre FS6-12106/25/19922North Carolina
10Brown, Corey WR5-1118512/16/19912Ohio State
20Coleman, Kurt FS5-112007/1/19886Ohio State
82Cotchery, Jerricho WR6-12056/16/198212North Carolina State
58Davis, Thomas OLB6-12353/22/198311Georgia
91Delaire, Ryan DE6-42541/17/1992RTowson
84Dickson, Ed TE6-42557/25/19876Oregon
94Ealy, Kony DE6-427512/21/19912Missouri
92Edwards, Dwan DT6-33055/16/198112Oregon State
17Funchess, Devin WR6-42255/21/1994RMichigan
9Gano, Graham K6-22054/9/19876Florida State
19Ginn, Ted WR5-111854/12/19859Ohio State
54Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-02304/21/1994RWashington
41Harper, Roman SS6-120512/11/198210Alabama
53Jacobs, Ben LB6-42404/17/19883Fresno State
44Jansen, J.J. LS6-22401/20/19868Notre Dame
95Johnson, Charles DE6-22827/10/19869Georgia
42Jones, Colin DB6-020510/27/19875Texas Christian
67Kalil, Ryan C6-23003/29/19859USC
56Klein, A.J. MLB6-12407/30/19913Iowa State
59Kuechly, Luke MLB6-32384/20/19914Boston College
98Lotulelei, Star DT6-232012/20/19893Utah
93Love, Kyle DT6-131511/18/19864Mississippi State
29Marlowe, Dean FS6-12057/25/1992RJames Madison
55Mayo, David LB6-22408/18/1993RTexas State
1Newton, Cam QB6-52455/11/19895Auburn
24Norman, Josh CB6-019512/15/19874Coastal Carolina
8Nortman, Brad P6-22159/12/19894Wisconsin
68Norwell, Andrew G6-632510/25/19912Ohio State
81Norwood, Kevin WR6-22009/23/19892Alabama
73Oher, Michael T6-43155/28/19867Mississippi
88Olsen, Greg TE6-52533/11/19859Miami (Fla.)
74Remmers, Mike T6-53054/11/19893Oregon State
79Scott, Chris G6-43408/4/19874Tennessee
99Short, Kawann DT6-33152/2/19893Purdue
80Simonson, Scott TE6-52504/13/19921Assumption
28Stewart, Jonathan RB5-102353/21/19878Oregon
31Tillman, Charles CB6-22102/23/198113Louisiana-Lafayette
35Tolbert, Mike FB5-925011/23/19858Coastal Carolina
70Turner, Trai G6-33206/14/19932Louisiana State
61Velasco, Fernando C6-43102/22/19856Georgia
14Webb, Joe QB6-423511/14/19866Alabama-Birmingham
32Wegher, Brandon RB5-1021512/9/1990RMorningside
43Whittaker, Fozzy RB5-102052/2/19893Texas
21Williams, Teddy DB6-12107/3/19884Texas-San Antonio
60Williams, Daryl T6-53358/31/1992ROklahoma
Injured Players
13Benjamin, Kelvin (IR) WR6-52452/5/19912Florida State
78Chandler, Nate (IR) T6-43156/1/19894UCLA
68Green, Tyronne (IR) G6-23164/6/19865Auburn
87Hill, Stephen (IR) WR6-42154/25/19913Georgia Tech
71Miley, Arthur (IR) DE6-62653/3/1993RSouthern University
66Silatolu, Amini (IR) G6-43209/16/19884Midwestern State
Practice Squad
65Alecxih, Chas DT6-42952/10/19891Pittsburgh
 Askew, Nate LB6-42358/20/19911Texas A&M
 Ball, Marcus DB6-12097/21/19872Memphis
 Byrd, Damiere WR5-91751/27/1993RSouth Carolina
77Cox, Rakim DE6-42602/12/19911Villanova
 Dismukes, Reese G6-329610/20/1992RAuburn
 Dowling, Ras-I DB6-12005/9/19883Virginia
 Foucault, David T6-83201/7/19892Montreal
57Glanton, Adarius OLB6-12309/21/19902Florida Atlantic
22Young, Lou DB6-120510/9/19911Georgia Tech
Suspended Players
90Alexander, Frank DE6-427012/17/19893Oklahoma
96Horton, Wes DE6-52701/18/19903USC
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Jared Allen
The Bears have traded Jared Allen to the Panthers in exchange for an undisclosed late-round draft pick, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Allen, who has recorded five tackles and a sack in three games for the Bears to date, will bolster Carolina's pass rush in the wake of news that Charles Johnson is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Brandon Wegher
No Updates
Devin Funchess
Funchess caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

Unsurprisingly, the Panthers went with a run-dominant approach offensively that resulted in little volume to go around for Funchess and the rest of the Panthers' receiving corps. Though Funchess' output was a rather modest one, his production still outpaced supposed No. 1 receiver Ted Ginn, who saw zero targets. Funchess could potentially have better success in Week 13 against the Saints' paper-thin pass defense, but with the 11-0 Panthers having little incentive to change up their offensive game plan, a large workload can't be guaranteed for the rookie.

Colin Jones
Panthers pecial teams ace and reserve safety Colin Jones will miss an extended period of time due to a groin injury, the team reported Monday. 

Jones, who hurt himself at the team's penultimate training camp practice, will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. 

"That's much more than a tweak," coach Ron Rivera said. "He's going to see a doctor and we'll go from there."

Fernando Velasco
Titans cornerback Brandon Harris has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury sustained last Tuesday, per The Tennessean.

The team has signed veteran center Fernando Velasco to take his place on the roster.

Harris participated in 11 games last season after playing in all 16 in 2013.

Nate Askew
The Buccaneers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Tampa Bay cut the following players: DB Marc Anthony, LB Nate Askew, OL Edawn Coughman, CB Kip Edwards, DE T.J. Fatinikun, CB Anthony Gaitor, LB Ka'Lial Glaud, CB Keith Lewis, OL Jamon Meredith, OL Andrew Miller, FB Lonnie Pryor, OL Jeremiah Warren, K Connor Barth, DE Larry English, RB Jeff Demps, QB Mike Kafka and SS Major Wright.
Roman Harper
Panthers defensive backs Tre Boston and Roman Harper each scored defensive touchdowns in Sunday's win over Atlanta in Week 17.

Harper took a Matt Ryan interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. He finished the game with six total tackles. Boston scored on an 84-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to help clinch the NFC South division in a 34-3 win. He finished with two total tackles.

The Panthers will advance to the first round of the playoffs next week against Arizona.
Amini Silatolu
The Panthers have listed Frank Alexander, James Dockery, David Foucault, A.J. Klein, Robert Lester, Star Lotulelei and Amini Silatolu as inactive against the Seahawks.

Lotulelei was the only player ruled out prior to Saturday. Klein was listed as questionable coming into the game due to an ankle issue. The other five players listed as considered healthy scratches. 

Stephen Hill
Hill has been suspended one game for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hill suffered a torn ACL in the opening days of training camp, effectively ending his season before it could kick off. The current suspension likely stems from a citation for marijuana paraphernalia possession in late July, but in any case, he'll have to serve the one-game ban once he's healthy enough to take the field.

Knee - IR. Out for season
Josh Norman
Norman (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Norman's availability wasn't in any real doubt after he was able to shake off the illness and return to full practice Friday. The cornerback will face a stiff challenge against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but he's played at an All-Pro level this season, accruing 28 tackles and four picks in seven games.

Tyronne Green
Panthers offensive lineman Tyronne Green tore his Achilles earlier this week at practice and he will undergo surgery, the team announced Wednesday.

Green is expected to miss the entire 2015 season as a result of the injury. He has not appeared in an NFL game since 2012.

Kelvin Benjamin
The Panthers reached the NFL's 75-man limit Tuesday thanks to a series of moves, including placing star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the season-ending injured reserve list with a knee injury, per a team release. 

Carolina waived WR Jarrett Boykin, DT Kenny Horsley, S Robert Lester and WR De'Andre Presley, placed OT Davonte Wallace and CB Melvin White on the waived/injured list and reached an injury settlement with DT Micanor Regis.

Knee - IR. Out for season
Corey Brown
Brown (shoulder) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

With Brown still sidelined, the Panthers' Week 12 wideout corps is in line to be headed by Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn and Jerricho Cotchery.

Shoulder - Missed Week 12 at Dallas
Thomas Davis
Davis finished Sunday's game versus the Packers with six tackles (four solo), one sack and one interception.

Davis did a little bit of everything Sunday, displaying his versatility to defend against both the run and pass. Along with posting his third sack of this season, Davis picked off his third pass of the campaign. Those impressive contributions go with Davis' 65 tackles this season to give his stellar IDP value in Carolina's vaunted defense.

Jonathan Stewart
Stewart amassed 68 yards on 21 carries and reeled in three catches for nine yards in Thursday's 33-14 win over the Cowboys.

Stewart's volume in the running game has been about as it consistent as it gets in the league, as he finished with between 20 and 24 carries for the seventh consecutive week. However, his 3.2 yards per carry went down as his second-lowest mark of the season, and he was denied a touchdown in both of the Panthers' red zone opportunities. While Thursday's effort was a rather pedestrian one by Stewart's standards, he's still a weekly must-play in just about any league due to his steady workload.

Charles Tillman
Tillman (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.

With Tillman on the shelf after missing two days of practice this week, look for Bene Benwikere to draw the start at cornerback opposite Josh Norman. This may leave the door open for Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense to target the second-year player in the passing attack.

Knee - Missed Week 12 at Dallas
David Foucault
The Panthers have listed Frank Alexander, James Dockery, David Foucault, A.J. Klein, Robert Lester, Star Lotulelei and Amini Silatolu as inactive against the Seahawks.

Lotulelei was the only player ruled out prior to Saturday. Klein was listed as questionable coming into the game due to an ankle issue. The other five players listed as considered healthy scratches. 

Cam Newton
Newton completed 16-of-27 passes for 183 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's 33-14 rout of the Cowboys, but did score on the ground as part of a 12-carry, 45-yard effort.

It's the first game all season in which Newton didn't throw for a touchdown, but the quarterback did well to help the Panthers' offense string together 18 first downs to dominate the time of possession. He still managed to come through with a rushing touchdown and compiled his fourth-highest yardage total of the season on the ground. Although Newton's collective production as a passer and runner was a little light compared to most weeks, fantasy owners are likely to excuse him after he tossed a career-high five touchdowns against Washington just four days earlier.

Ed Dickson
Dickson caught three passes (on three targets) for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Dickson scored his first touchdown of the season with a one-yard catch during the second quarter Monday. Besides that, the veteran reserve was used sparingly, which usually restricts his fantasy value significantly.

Graham Gano
Gano finished with 15 points in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, converting on 4-of-5 field-goal attempts and knocking down all three of his extra-point tries.

The Panthers controlled the clock through much of the game, but their failure to convert on eight of their 16 third-down chances worked to the benefit of Gano. A blocked kick by the Cowboys on his final attempt from the field was the only thing that stood in the way of a perfect day for Gano, who has recorded double-digit points in four of his last five games.

A.J. Klein
Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles and will start in place of Shaq Thompson (knee), Max Henson of the Panthers' official website reports.

Klein was a useful IDP while filling in for Luke Kuechly earlier this season, but with both Kuechly and Thomas Davis now healthy, Klein won't have a three-down role in Sunday's game. Shaq Thompson (knee) has yet to reach 50 snaps in a game.

Trai Turner
The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Nate Chandler
The Panthers announced offensive tackle Nate Chandler has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Chandler was injured during a Week 11 loss to Atlanta. An MRI revealed Chandler suffer a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.

Adarius Glanton
The Panthers waived safety Robert Lester and signed linebacker Adarius Glanton off the practice squad Saturday. Lester was just promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week but the team has decided instead to carry an extra linebacker.
Mike Remmers
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Panthers in Week 11 against the Falcons: CB Bene Benwikere, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, S  Robert Lester, T  David Foucault, G  Amini Silatolu, T  Mike Remmers and DT  Star Lotulelei.
Greg Olsen
Olsen corralled five of his team-high nine targets for 70 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

Olsen was on the receiving end of the game's biggest pass play of the day (31 yards), but was unable to cash in on either of the Panthers' two red zone opportunities. Though he wasn't able to come away with a touchdown for the second straight game, Olsen may have better success finding the end zone in the Week 13 matchup with the Saints, who sport the league's worst pass defense in terms of yards per attempt.

Damiere Byrd
No Updates
Chas Alecxih
The Chargers have signed guard Michael Huey of the Arena Football League, according to the UT San Diego. The team also waived offensive lineman Jeff Baca and defensive lineman Chas Alecxih.

Huey is a three-time All-AFL member, playing for the Arizona Rattlers. He spent three weeks with the Chargers during the 2011 preseason. The Rattlers won the league championship in each year that Huey was there.

Baca, 25, was brought in as insurance as an interior offensive lineman last season after the Chargers went through five starting centers.

Alecxih, twice a member of the team's practice squad, did not see any regular season action in 2014. 


Tre Boston
Panthers defensive backs Tre Boston and Roman Harper each scored defensive touchdowns in Sunday's win over Atlanta in Week 17.

Harper took a Matt Ryan interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. He finished the game with six total tackles. Boston scored on an 84-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to help clinch the NFC South division in a 34-3 win. He finished with two total tackles.

The Panthers will advance to the first round of the playoffs next week against Arizona.
Reese Dismukes
No Updates
Brad Nortman
No Updates
Dean Marlowe
No Updates
Kony Ealy
Ealy recorded only one tackle in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, but it counted as a sack.

That gives Ealy exactly one sack in five straight games, a welcome development for a Carolina pass rush that has been missing Charles Johnson all season and hasn't gotten much production from early-season import Jared Allen. However, Ealy has only produced nine total tackles during those five games, so until he improves that production, he'll largely remain off the radar in most IDP formats.

Mario Addison
Addison (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Addison, a rotational end for the Panthers, was forced to sit out Monday's win over the Colts with the shoulder issue, but looks like he made enough progress over the week to give it a go against Green Bay. The defensive end has 12 tackles and three sacks over six games this season.

Michael Oher
Panthers left tackle Michael Oher thinks he's in the perfect place for his career to bounce back, per the Charlotte Observer.

Oher, who is coming off his worst season as a pro, signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Panthers this offseason. Now on his third team in three years, Oher doesn't want to let any of his new teammates down.

“It seemed like they wanted me,” Oher said. “I got the (same) feeling going into my rookie year of not wanting to let guys down and guys with a winning culture. For me, it’s about getting back to the basics and fundamentals of doing everything right. Looking myself in the mirror knowing what I have to do and getting better from within.”

Oher started his career with four solid seasons as a Raven before nagging injuries began to hamper him in 2013. He signed a four-year deal with the Titans last offseason but injuries continued to plaque him while there. The Panthers gave Oher another chance to prove himself this offseason, and currently list him as their starting left tackle.
“I’m doing everything in my power to make that happen,” Oher said. “I know that I have the abilities and I’m going to put in the correct amount of work to get the job done. It’s just being around more guys who are willing to do the same.

“It’s definitely about culture in the NFL. That wins you football games alone.”

Ted Ginn
Ginn (knee) didn't have a single target in the passing game in Thursday's 33-14 win over the Cowboys.

Despite his probable listing for Thursday's game and the absence of fellow starter Philly Brown (shoulder), Ginn was a virtual non-entity in the passing attack. Carolina raced to an early lead and controlled the game from start to finish, which eliminated the need to look for the wideout on the vertical routes in which he specializes. It was the first time all season that Ginn was targeted fewer than even three times, so don't expect the goose eggs in the reception category to become common for him.

Kawann Short
Short finished with five tackles (four solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Short's breakout 2015 campaign continued Sunday, as the third-year pro registered already his sixth sack of this season. The defensive tackle has also accumulated 32 total tackles, making him one of the better players at his position league-wide.

Luke Kuechly
Kuechly turned in a dominant performance in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, finishing with seven tackles and two interceptions -- with one going for a touchdown -- in

The Carolina defense was responsible for 12 of the team's 33 points on the day, and it's no surprise that their star middle linebacker was the one behind it. While the production was more than helpful for those using Kuechly in IDP leagues, his continued decline in tackle production is a bit worrisome. He's now failed to notch double-digit stops in four consecutive games.

Ben Jacobs
The Panthers announced they re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker, linebacker Ben Jacobs and offensive lineman Brian Folkerts. All were exclusive rights free agents.

In 10 games last season, Whittaker ran 32 times for 145 yards (4.5 ypc) and a touchdown and caught five passes for 60 yards and another score.

Wes Horton
Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson sustained a hamstring injury Sunday against the Saints and could miss "several" weeks, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Johnson left in the second half with only one assisted tackle on the ledger, bringing his season-long line to five tackles (two solo) and one sack. His diagnosis should be known within the the next few days, but Mario Addison and Wes Horton (shoulder) are present to pick up the slack at defensive end in Johnson's stead.

Charles Johnson
The Panthers don't want Johnson (hamstring) to play more than 30 snaps in Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Johnson will be activated from IR/designated to return at some point Tuesday, setting him up to play in a game for the first time since Week 3. He should be a solid IDP option for Week 13, but owners can probably do better for Week 12, given that Johnson will be limited.

Hamstring - IR. Designated for return
Joe Webb
The Panthers announced that the team has re-signed QB Joe Webb to a one-year contract. 

“Joe gives us continuity at the quarterback position,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “He is also a very versatile player. Not only has he played quarterback, but he has played wide receiver and on special teams, and gives us some depth there because of his athleticism and intelligence. We are very excited for him to continue to be part of what we’re trying to build here.”

Marcus Ball
The Panthers signed Saints free agent safety Marcus Ball , the team announced on Thursday. Ball made 16 tackles in 12 games last year, after signing with the Saints out of the CFL. 

The Panthers also released safety Kimario McFadden

Dwan Edwards
Edwards (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.

Edwards will see his first live action since a Week 6 matchup in Seattle. The 34-year-old has six combined tackles on the year and is expected to serve in a reserve capacity.

Kevin Norwood
The Seahawks traded wide receiver Kevin Norwood to the Panthers on Monday in exchange for an undisclosed 2017 draft pick.

Norwood caught nine passes for 102 yards as a rookie last season. 

Lou Young
The Ravens have brought tight end Phillip Supernaw back to the practice squad two days after releasing him. Cornerback Lou Young was waived to make room.

Supernaw has been active twice this season, but has yet to make a catch.

Teddy Williams
Cornerback Teddy Williams has been signed by the Panthers, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal is for two years and $2.3 million. He will earn $900,000 in the first year of the contract.

Williams, 26, never played college football because it wasn't offered at his school. Primarily used on special teams, he has only played one snap on defense in the NFL. The Panthers will be his sixth team in the last five seasons.

David Mayo
The Panthers have announced the signing of three of their five selections from their 2015 draft. Linebacker Shaq Thompson (first round), offensive tackle Daryl Williams (fourth round) and linebacker David Mayo (fifth round) are ready to roll.

The versatile Thompson, who played both safety and running back at Washington, registered 81 tackles and six touchdowns his senior season.

Williams was a three-time All-Big 12 selection at Oklahoma.

Mayo was a three-year starter at Texas State and was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year honors after a senior season in which he racked up 154 tackles, the second-highest total in the country.

Star Lotulelei
Panthers defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (foot) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

For the second consecutive day, Lotulelei's practice reps were capped, but his presence was nonetheless encouraging, as it marked the first time he's gone through drills since sustaining a stress reaction in his right foot at the outset of training camp.

Friday's injury report should relay whether or not he's trending toward factoring into the Panthers' rotation at defensive tackle in Week 2.

Derek Anderson
The Panthers reached a two-year contract extension with quarterback Derek Anderson, the team announced Wednesday.

"I’m excited about this for my family. To be here with the players, coaches and management we have – everything is top notch," Anderson said. "It was a no-brainer for me."

Anderson will backup Cam Newton. He was slated to become a free agent after the 2015 season.

Jerricho Cotchery
Cotchery caught 5-of-6 targets for 73 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

The Panthers used a conservative game plan on offense and didn't take many chances downfield, which allowed Cotchery to enjoy plenty of volume on the intermediate routes. He fell two yards short of the end zone on a 12-yard reception late in the second quarter to deprive his fantasy owners of a touchdown, but those in deeper leagues who may have been forced to start Cotchery still have to be happy that he delivered his second-highest yardage output of the season.

Mike Tolbert
Tolbert saw four carries and gained 16 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

The Panthers found themselves in two goal-line scenarios during the game, but Tolbert's number wasn't called on either occasion. Instead, Tolbert ended up seeing all of his carries when the Panthers were holding a double-digit lead, as coach Ron Rivera decided to go with a heavy dose of Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton on the ground when the game was still competitive. Tolbert hasn't recorded more than seven carries in a game this season and can't be counted on to return value in any given week when he doesn't receive a goal-line opportunity.

Chris Scott
The Panthers and restricted free agent tackle Chris Scott have reached an agreement on a contract for 2015, Scott's agent announced on Twitter Monday.

Scott can still receive offers from other teams, but Carolina has the right to match it. Scott played eight games in 2014 for the Panthers and a career high 10 games in 2013. 

Rakim Cox
The Dolphins waived receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom and center Tyler Larsen. Miami also put defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
Scott Simonson
The Raiders were busy on Thursday as they continued to alter their roster before the start of manadatory minicamp, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

The team cut tight end Scott Simonson and linebackers Jacoby Hale and Miles Burris.

Oakland added wide receiver Kris Durham and linebacker Chase Williams. 

Shaq Green-Thompson
Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson finished Sunday's win over the Saints with seven tackles (three solo) and one sack.

Thompson has gradually grown into a larger role over the first three weeks of this season, with Sunday's performance easily being his best. In addition to providing a solid amount of tackles, Thompson's sack displayed his versatility as a playmaker.

J.J. Jansen
No Updates
Kurt Coleman
Coleman notched an interception for the third consecutive game in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, taking it back 36 yards to the house for his first touchdown of the season.

Coleman's interception was just the first of two pick-sixes on the day for the Panthers defense. The former Ohio State standout has bounced around the league a bit in his brief career, but seems to have finally found a home in Carolina. He's recorded 57 tackles, five interceptions, and one sack in 11 games this season.

Daryl Williams
The Panthers have announced the signing of three of their five selections from their 2015 draft. Linebacker Shaq Thompson (first round), offensive tackle Daryl Williams (fourth round) and linebacker David Mayo (fifth round) are ready to roll.

The versatile Thompson, who played both safety and running back at Washington, registered 81 tackles and six touchdowns his senior season.

Williams was a three-time All-Big 12 selection at Oklahoma.

Mayo was a three-year starter at Texas State and was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year honors after a senior season in which he racked up 154 tackles, the second-highest total in the country.

Andrew Norwell
The Panthers unveiled its final injury report for Week 13 against Minnesota. Star Lotulelei (ankle) and Amini Silatolu (knee) were the only two players on the list labeled as questionable. Charles Johnson is battling flu-like symptoms and was ruled as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following four players were designated as probable for Sunday: Bene Benwikere (ankle), Philly Brown (illness), Andrew Norwell (thigh) and Mike Tolbert (knee).

Bene' Benwikere
With the No. 148 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selected cornerback Bene Benwikere from San Jose State.

Benwikere stands at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, lacking some size at cornerback. He amassed 55 tackles along with five interceptions and 16 defended passes in 2013.
Ras-I Dowling
The Raiders will have both Ras-I Dowling and Khalil Mack Week 17 against the Broncos.

Dowling entered the game listed as probable due to a hamstring injury. He was never a real threat to miss the contest. 

Mack was listed as questionable with a hamstring issue. He was able to put in limited practice all week, but will attempt to play through the injury. 

Cameron Artis-Payne
Artis-Payne is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Artis-Payne had only been active for four of the Panthers' previous eight games, as he remains behind Jonathan Stewart, Fozzy Whittaker, and Mike Tolbert in the pecking order at running back.

Frank Alexander
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander was carted off the field in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against Miami, per NFL.com

Alexander was announced as out for the remainder of the game with a right ankle injury. 

Ankle - IR. Out for season
Ryan Kalil
The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).

Kyle Love
Panthers starting defensive back Thomas DeCoud is inactive for Saturday's game against the Cardinals after battling a hamstring injury all week.

DeCoud, who has 50 total tackles in 15 games with one interception, was considered doubtful on the team's final injury report of the week. 

Other inactives for Carolina include: James Dockery , A.J. Klein, Kyle Love , David Foucault, Amini Siatolu and Frank Alexander

The Panthers are 5 1/2-point favorites heading into the matchup.

Fozzy Whittaker
Whittaker didn't see a touch in the running game in Thursday's 33-14 win over the Cowboys.

Though Whittaker was one of two running backs active for Thursday's game, coach Ron Rivera's continued reliance on starter Jonathan Stewart (21 carries), and to a lesser degree, quarterback Cam Newton (12 carries) and fullback Mike Tolbert (four carries) left no room for Whittaker to make an impact. He has yet to see more than two carries in any game this season and figures to play a limited role the rest of the way, barring an injury to Stewart.

Arthur Miley
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Brenton Bersin
Bersin caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

Despite his standing as the Panthers' fourth receiver on the depth chart for Thursday's game, Bersin actually saw more targets (two) than lead wideout Ted Ginn (zero). Still, Bersin's main role with the club lies on special teams, and he shouldn't be expected to record much more than a stray catch in any given week. For the season, he has only six receptions for 82 yards.

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