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Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense22nd96.4 (24th)230.8 (19th)
Defense25th119.1 (21st)254.9 (26th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
97Addison, Mario DE6-32609/6/19874Troy
3Anderson, Derek QB6-62306/15/198310Oregon State
77Bell, Byron T6-53401/17/19894New Mexico
13Benjamin, Kelvin WR6-52402/5/1991RFlorida State
25Benwikere, Bene' CB5-111959/3/1991RSan Jose State
11Bersin, Brenton WR6-32105/9/19901Wofford
33Boston, Tre FS6-12056/25/1992RNorth Carolina
16Brown, Philly WR5-1118012/16/1991ROhio State
20Cason, Antoine CB6-11957/9/19867Arizona
91Cole, Colin DT6-23306/24/19808Iowa
82Cotchery, Jerricho WR6-12056/16/198211North Carolina State
58Davis, Thomas OLB6-12353/22/198310Georgia
21DeCoud, Thomas FS6-21953/19/19857California
84Dickson, Ed TE6-42557/25/19875Oregon
31Dockery, James DB6-118511/9/19884Oregon State
94Ealy, Kony DE6-427512/21/1991RMissouri
92Edwards, Dwan DT6-33055/16/198111Oregon State
64Folkerts, Brian C6-43101/30/19902Washburn
63Foucault, David T6-83051/7/1989RMontreal College
9Gano, Graham K6-22054/9/19875Florida State
57Glanton, Adarius LB6-12309/21/1990RFlorida Atlantic
41Harper, Roman SS6-120512/11/19829Alabama
96Horton, Wes DE6-52701/18/19902USC
53Jacobs, Ben LB6-42454/17/19882Fresno State
44Jansen, J.J. LS6-22401/20/19867Notre Dame
95Johnson, Charles DE6-22857/10/19868Georgia
42Jones, Colin DB6-020510/27/19874Texas Christian
67Kalil, Ryan C6-23003/29/19858USC
56Klein, A.J. OLB6-12457/30/19912Iowa State
59Kuechly, Luke MLB6-32384/20/19913Boston College
38Lester, Robert SS6-12254/30/19882Alabama
98Lotulelei, Star DT6-232012/20/19892Utah
1Newton, Cam QB6-52455/11/19894Auburn
24Norman, Josh CB6-019512/15/19873Coastal Carolina
8Nortman, Brad P6-22109/12/19893Wisconsin
68Norwell, Andrew G6-631010/25/1991ROhio State
26Ogbonnaya, Chris RB6-02255/20/19865Texas
88Olsen, Greg TE6-52533/11/19858Miami (Fla.)
10Presley, De'Andre WR5-101901/10/19901Appalachian State
74Remmers, Mike T6-53004/11/19892Oregon State
79Scott, Chris T6-43458/4/19873Tennessee
99Short, Kawann DT6-33152/2/19892Purdue
66Silatolu, Amini G6-43159/16/19883Midwestern State
28Stewart, Jonathan RB5-102353/21/19877Oregon
35Tolbert, Mike FB5-924511/23/19857Coastal Carolina
70Turner, Trai G6-33206/14/1993RLouisiana State
75Velasco, Fernando G6-43102/22/19855Georgia
14Webb, Joe QB6-423011/14/19865Alabama-Birmingham
23White, Melvin CB6-12056/26/19902Louisiana-Lafayette
43Whittaker, Fozzy RB5-102052/2/19892Texas
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92154/25/19839Memphis
54Williams, Jason LB6-12454/23/19866Western Illinois
86Williams, Brandon TE6-425010/12/19872Oregon
Injured Players
93Blackburn, Chase (IR) OLB6-32406/10/198310Akron
5Blanchard, Matt (IR) QB6-32253/21/19891Wis.-Whitewater
47Brockel, Richie (IR) TE6-12557/24/19864Boise State
78Chandler, Nate (IR) T6-43156/1/19893UCLA
72Hughes, Kevin (IR) T6-43158/6/19882Southeastern Louisiana
70Kugbila, Edmund (IR) OL6-43259/21/19902Valdosta State
60Matthews, Kevin (IR) C6-33002/4/19874Texas A&M
65Williams, Garry (IR) T6-33158/20/19866Kentucky
Practice Squad
37Byndom, Carrington DB6-01807/7/1992RTexas
62Dennis, Derek G6-33257/16/19881Temple
84Hill, Stephen WR6-42154/25/19913Georgia Tech
83Lucas, Marcus WR6-42203/1/1992RMissouri
47Miller, Horace LB6-12108/28/1990RTexas-El Paso
36Reaves, Darrin RB5-102204/17/1993RAlabama-Birmingham
51Reddick, Kevin LB6-124612/28/19892North Carolina
72Regis, Micanor DT6-330511/3/19891Miami (Fla.)
64Wallace, Martin T6-63054/22/19902Temple
39Young, Lou DB6-119610/9/1991RGeorgia Tech
Suspended Players
90Alexander, Frank DE6-427012/17/19893Oklahoma
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Carolina6-4317.36-3295.026.52134
 
 
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Position Listing
Matt Blanchard
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Colin Jones
News
The Panthers extended the contracts of defensive end Mario Addison, safety Colin Jones and offensive tackle Nate Chandler. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. 

Addison received a two-year extension following three seasons of work in which he totaled 3.5 sakcs and 36 total tackles, most of which came on special teams. Jones also got a two-year extension and has similarly contributed on special teams, tallying 27 total tackles over 44 games. 

Chandler got a three-year extension and should begin the season as a starting tackle for the Panthers. 

Fernando Velasco
News
The Panthers signed center Fernando Velasco, who started 11 games for the Steelers last year.
Roman Harper
News
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).

Colin Cole
News
The Panthers listed a lengthy injury report on Friday, which included five players on the report due to non-injury related reasons leading up to Sunday's Week 7 clash at Green Bay. Those players were defensive tackle Colin Cole, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, safety Roman Harper and defensive end Charles Johnson. They were all deemed probable for the game.

Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle), running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) and cornerback Bene' Benwikere (ankle) all did not practice Friday and were ruled doubtful for Sunday.

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) and running back Darrin Reaves (calf) were the only two players deemed questionable. Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) and cornerback Josh Norman (concussion) were all ruled probable for Sunday's game.

Amini Silatolu
News
With Panthers offensive tackle Nate Chandler out for the season, ESPN.com reported guard Amini Silatolu has begun working at offensive tackle. Silatolu has started seven games for the Panthers at guard this season.

After giving up nine sacks against Atlanta, the Panthers are trying to find players that can work together at various positions.

Richie Brockel
News
The Panthers put tight end Richie Brockel (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season, and re-signed cornerback James Dockery, the team announced. Dockery played in five games for Carolina last year and was cut right before this season.
Injury
Ankle - IR. Out for season
Brian Folkerts
News
The Panthers made a few roster moves Wednesday. They signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, while also signing linebacker Ben Jacobs and linebacker Jeff Tapinian to the practice squad.
Stephen Hill
News
The Panthers signed former Jets receiver Stephen Hill to the practice squad Tuesday, terminating the contract of linebacker D.J. Smith in a related move.

Hill, a second-round pick in 2012, caught 45 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns in 23 games played over two seasons. With a wide-open depth chart at his position in Carolina, Hill has the opportunity to work his way into playing time if he can impress his new team on the practice field.

Martin Wallace
News
The Browns claimed two more players off waivers, wideout LaRon Byrd from the Cowboys and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the Seahawks. In addition, Cleveland waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wideout Charles Johnson.
Josh Norman
News
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman was 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.
Carrington Byndom
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Chris Ogbonnaya
News
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.
Kelvin Benjamin
News
Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin came down with an acrobatic touchdown reception in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Falcons in Week 11. Cam Newton found Benjamin in the end zone, and the rookie receiver hauled in a juggling 22-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Benjamin, who had just two catches for 21 yards in the first half, finished the game with nine grabs for 108 yards on 13 targets. It was his second 100-yard performance of the season. He has 767 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on the year.

Benjamin will look for his third 100-yard game Week 13 at Minnesota.

Philly Brown
News
With the release of veteran receiver Jason Avant, the Panthers are showing their faith in undrafted rookie wideout Philly Brown, reports the team's website. He'll be the No. 3 receiver behind Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery.

"We have lacked that vertical challenge and that quickness underneath," coach Ron Rivera said. "We looked at what Philly has done when he's had extended playing time and the explosive nature of the plays he has made.

"This is nothing against what Jason did or didn't do. This has everything to do with what Philly has brought to the table."

Brown caught a 47-yard touchdown in the Week 11 loss to Atlanta. Carolina is on a bye Week 12.

Thomas Davis
News
The Panthers will have their probables Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Byron Bell, Nate Chandler, Thomas Davis and Roman Harper are all active for the contest. Davis and Harper were on the injury report, but were listed as "not injury related." Bell has an elbow issue. Chandler is dealing with a thigh injury.

Jonathan Stewart
News
Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were held in check during Sunday's loss to the Falcons in Week 11.

Williams got the start and the majority of the carries. He rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. Stewart carried the ball seven times for 24 yards, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 15 yards in a 19-17 defeat.

Carolina will face Minnesota in Week 13.

Kevin Matthews
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Injury
Kevin Hughes
News
Injury
Horace Miller
News
The Panthers signed running back Tauren Poole and linebacker Horace Miller to their practice squad.
Garry Williams
News
The Panthers have signed running back Tauren Poole off the practice squad and placed offensive lineman Garry Williams (back) on injured reserve. Poole has yet to receive a carry in his professional career.
Injury
David Foucault
News
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.
Cam Newton
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday quarterback Cam Newton was checked for a possible concussion after he was hit on the jaw on the first play of Sunday's loss vs. Atlanta. However, Rivera said Newton checked out fine, which is why he remained in the game.

Newton went on to complete 23 of 37 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during a 19-17 loss. He also rushed for 30 yards on five carries. The Panthers have lost five straight games.

Antoine Cason
News
Panthers cornerback Antoine Cason came down with his first interception of the season in his first game with his new team Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Luke Kuechly batted a pass thrown by Josh McCown and Cason benefited with an interception in the first quarter. Cason led the team with nine total tackles and two defended passes in a 20-14 victory.
Ed Dickson
News
The Panthers received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Atlanta.

In the running game, Fozzy Whittaker carried the ball three times for 11 yards, and was held without a grab despite being targeted once in the passing game. In the passing game, Jerricho Cotchery caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 43 yards. Ed Dickson caught two passes for 20 yards.

DeAngelo Williams
News
Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were held in check during Sunday's loss to the Falcons in Week 11.

Williams got the start and the majority of the carries. He rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. Stewart carried the ball seven times for 24 yards, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 15 yards in a 19-17 defeat.

Carolina will face Minnesota in Week 13.

Robert Lester
News
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.
Thomas DeCoud
News
The Panthers have made Thomas DeCoud, Byron Bell, Amini Silatolu, Trai Turner, Philly Brown, Bene Benwikere, and Fozzy Whittaker inactive Week 9 against the Saints.

DeCoud was considered questionable coming into the contest due to a hamstring injury. Brown had previously been ruled out due to a concussion. The other five players are healthy scratches. 

Graham Gano
News
Panthers kicker Graham Gano had a potential game-winning 63-yard field goal blocked as time expired in a 19-17 defeat to the Falcons in Week 11.

Gano knocked down a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter and missed a 46-yard field goal. He finished 1 for 3 and added two extra points, registering five points in the loss.

A.J. Klein
News
Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy and linebacker A.J. Klein both contributed a sack Week 13 against the Buccaneers. For Hardy, it was his seventh sack of the season. For Klein, it was just his second.

The sack was Hardy's only tackle on the day. Klein finished with three, all solo.

Trai Turner
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Adarius Glanton
News
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
News
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
News
After cracking the century mark for the second time his last time out, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen took a step back Sunday against the Falcons in Week 11.

Olsen finished the game as the team's second-leading receiver, behind Kelvin Benjamin. He caught five of the 11 passes thrown his way for 62 yards in a 19-17 defeat. He has 60-plus yards in eight of Carolina's first 11 games this season. He has 720 receiving yards on the year.

The Panthers will get a bye week before facing the Vikings in Week 13.

Tre Boston
News
Running backs DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Jonathan Stewart (knee) headline a trio of injured players on the inactive list issued Sunday by the Panthers for the game against Chicago. Also hurt is tight end/fullback Richie Brockel (ankle).

The healthy scratches are quarterback Joe Webb, safety Tre Boston, linebacker D.J. Smith and guard Andrew Norwell.

Brad Nortman
No Updates
Kony Ealy
News
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
Kevin Reddick
News
The Chargers have waived linebacker Kevin Reddick, U-T San Diego reports. Riddick filled a special-teams role after joining the active roster in late September.
Mario Addison
News
After opening the season with two strong performances, the Panthers DST got run over Week 3 by the Steelers. Carolina allowed a whopping 264 rushing yards and 454 total yards in the 37-19 loss. Pittsburgh averaged 7.8 yards per carry.

Carolina mustered one sack, by defensive end Mario Addison, and zero turnovers. The Panthers DST will try to bounce back Week 4 at Baltimore.

Marcus Lucas
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Melvin White
News
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).

Darrin Reaves
News
The Panthers announced a few roster moves Tuesday, which included waiving running back Darrin Reaves and placing linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) on injured reserve. Reaves became expendable since DeAngelo Williams is set to return from an ankle injury Thursday against the Saints.

The Panthers also announced they signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off the Rams practice squad and promoted safety Robert Lester to the 53-man roster.

Kawann Short
News
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).

Luke Kuechly
News
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will not be fined for making contact with an official during his team's Week 7 loss to the Packers, NFL.com reports.

Kuechly was ejected from Sunday's game after the incident, which the linebacker contends happened because he wasn't aware it was an official pulling him from behind after a play. Panthers coach Ron Rivera disagreed with the decision to eject Kuechly and predicted the linebacker wouldn't face a fine.

Ben Jacobs
News
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
Wes Horton
News
The Panthers have listed WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Norman, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB Dan Connor, OL Travis Bond and DE Wes Horton as inactive against the 49ers. 

Stewart attempted to get through practice this week despite a knee injury. The other six players are healthy scratches.

Charles Johnson
News
Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson had a big game Week 12 against the Packers.

Johnson caught just three balls, but gained 52 yards and a score. His touchdown came in the second quarter. Johnson hauled in a 22 yard touchdown strike from Teddy Bridgewater at the beginning of the quarter. While he only had three catches, Johnson was targeted a team-high 11 times during the contest. His 52 yards led the team.

Johnson will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

Joe Webb
News
The following players have been labeled inactive for the Panthers Week 7 at Green Bay: Joe Webb, Josh Norman, Bene Benwikere, DeAngelo Williams, Fozzy Whittaker, Amini Silatolu and Chase Blackburn.
Edmund Kugbila
News
Panthers guard Edmund Kugbila will undergo surgery Friday to repair cracks in his spinal cord, reports the Charlotte Observer. The 2013 fourth-round pick is out for the year.
Injury
Dwan Edwards
News
Panthers defensive tackles Dwan Edwards (knee) and Kawann Short (ankle) are active for the game at Philadelphia after being listed as probable on the injury report.
Lou Young
News
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.

Jason Williams
News
The Panthers will have both Nate Chandler and Jason Williams available Week 9 against the Saints.

Chandler is dealing with a thigh injury, but was considered probable heading into the game. Williams has a hip issue, but was also expected to play. 

Micanor Regis
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Star Lotulelei
News
The Panthers were without defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and offensive guard Andrew Norwell for Monday’s practice, reports ESPN.com.

Lotulelei suffered an ankle injury Week 10 and was inactive the following week. Norwell is dealing with a hamstring injury he aggravated Week 11.

Injury
Ankle - Missed Week 11 vs. Atlanta
Derek Anderson
News
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took a step back and had two of his offensive lineman go down with injuries in a disappointing performance Week 7 at Green Bay.

Newton was intercepted by Casey Hayward late in the third quarter before bouncing back with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the fourth quarter. With the game well out of hand in the fourth quarter, Newton was subbed out for Derek Anderson, who fired a touchdown pass to Brenton Bersin late in the game.

Newton compiled 205 passing yards while completing 17 of 31 passes. He threw for a touchdown and was intercepted once, registering a 72.6 passer rating. He was sacked three times and rushed for 41 yards on seven carries in a 38-17 defeat.

Newton and the Panthers will look to get back on track Week 8 at home against Seattle.

Jerricho Cotchery
News
The Panthers received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Atlanta.

In the running game, Fozzy Whittaker carried the ball three times for 11 yards, and was held without a grab despite being targeted once in the passing game. In the passing game, Jerricho Cotchery caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 43 yards. Ed Dickson caught two passes for 20 yards.

Mike Tolbert
News
The Panthers activated running back Mike Tolbert from short-term injured reserve, reports the Charlotte Observer. Tolbert played just three games before sustaining a hairline fracture in his knee.

Tolbert should be on the field when Carolina, on a bye this week, visits Minnesota in Week 13.

Injury
Leg - IR. Designated for return
Chris Scott
News
The Panthers promoted guard Chris Scott to the active roster. He takes the roster spot occupied by safety Charles Godfrey, who was released.
J.J. Jansen
No Updates
Andrew Norwell
News
The Panthers were without defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and offensive guard Andrew Norwell for Monday’s practice, reports ESPN.com.

Lotulelei suffered an ankle injury Week 10 and was inactive the following week. Norwell is dealing with a hamstring injury he aggravated Week 11.

Bene' Benwikere
News
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.
Injury
Ankle - Missed Week 11 vs. Atlanta
De'Andre Presley
News
The Panthers have announced they've waived wide receiver Jason Avant Tuesday. To replace Avant, the Panthers promoted wide receiver De’Andre Presley from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

In 11 games, Avant has 21 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown. Coach Ron Rivera indicated the team would like to give its younger receivers more of an opportunity.

Frank Alexander
News
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.

Alexander played in all but four games the past two seasons. But he will not be eligible to play again until Week 15. That would allow him to play just three games in 2014.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Ryan Kalil
News
The Panthers restructured center Ryan Kalil's contract, reducing his 2014 base salary from $4.75 million to $855,000 and converting the remainder to a signing bonus, reports the Charlotte Observer. Kalil is one of three Panthers who had his deal redone, enabling Carolina to create $7.25 million in cap room.

Kalil's 2014 cap number fell from $10.4 million to $7.3 million.

Fozzy Whittaker
News
The Panthers received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Atlanta.

In the running game, Fozzy Whittaker carried the ball three times for 11 yards, and was held without a grab despite being targeted once in the passing game. In the passing game, Jerricho Cotchery caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 43 yards. Ed Dickson caught two passes for 20 yards.

Injury
Leg - Left Week 6 at Cincinnati
Derek Dennis
News
The Panthers signed offensive lineman Derek Dennis to their practice squad. He was among their final cuts last month.
Byron Bell
News
Panthers left tackle Byron Bell (elbow, knee) and left guard Amini Silatolu (calf) returned to practice Wednesday as the team prepared for Monday's game at Philadelphia. Bell missed last Thursday's loss to the Saints, while Silatolu has missed three straight games.
Brandon Williams
News
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).

Brenton Bersin
News
Panthers wide receiver Brenton Bersin came down with his first career touchdown in a Week 7 defeat to the Packers on Sunday.

With the game well out of hand, Bersin saw most of his work on the final drive of the afternoon. He came down with a 1-yard touchdown reception with 1:24 remaining in the game. He was thrown to five times and finished with 21 yards and a score in a 38-17 defeat.

The Panthers will host the Seahawks in Week 8.

Chase Blackburn
News
The Panthers announced a few roster moves Tuesday, which included waiving running back Darrin Reaves and placing linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) on injured reserve. Reaves became expendable since DeAngelo Williams is set to return from an ankle injury Thursday against the Saints.

The Panthers also announced they signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off the Rams practice squad and promoted safety Robert Lester to the 53-man roster.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
James Dockery
News
The Panthers put tight end Richie Brockel (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season, and re-signed cornerback James Dockery, the team announced. Dockery played in five games for Carolina last year and was cut right before this season.
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