Anderson caught three of seven targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Saints. Anderson made a splash with his 31-yard long gain but managed just nine yards between his other two grabs. He was lost in the shuffle a bit in this one as DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel had big games, but he finishes the season with new career highs of 95 receptions and 1,096 yards to go along with three touchdowns. Anderson should maintain a large role next season -- especially if Samuel leaves in free agency -- and will look to improve upon his first campaign with the Panthers.
Robinson (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Robinson went down as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, though he was present for the session and sported a no-contact jersey while he worked out. According to Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site, Anderson ditched the jersey for the portion of Thursday's session that was open to the media, and his listing as a full participant on the official report implies he did in fact take contact in some capacity. With that, Anderson looks like he'll enter Sunday's season finale against the Saints without any restrictions.
Anderson didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury. Anderson was spotted wearing a red no-contact jersey at the start of the session, and after logging no reps whatsoever, he was listed with the groin issue on the Panthers' first Week 17 injury report. The fifth year of his career has been one of personal bests in terms of catches (92) and receiving yards (1,056), but Anderson only has three touchdowns on 129 targets. Anderson's status is now in question for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Anderson is donning a red no-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. Anderson handled his usual snap share during last weekend's win over Washington, securing seven of 10 targets for 39 yards and a score in the process. It's possible that the veteran wideout is simply receiving a day of rest, but Wednesday's practice report will reveal whether Anderson is dealing with any sort of injury.
Anderson recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against Washington. Despite plenty of opportunity, Anderson turned in an inefficient performance by averaging only 3.9 yards per target. He did manage to tally his third touchdown of the season on a 14-yard reception late in the second quarter, which was also his longest reception of the day. After this disappointing performance, Anderson will look to cap his career-best season with a strong effort in Week 17 against the Saints.
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