Smith (coach's decision) is inactive for the Panthers' Week 2 matchup against the Saints, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Smith returned from a shoulder injury to fully practice Wednesday after being sidelined by the issue since Aug. 28. However, reports suggested that he might not get enough work in to be active in Week 2. It's unclear when he may be ready to take the field for his first regular-season contest.

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