Bouye (coach's decision) is expected to play Sunday at Dallas, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. Carolina's head coach Matt Rhule said he expects Bouye to feature Sunday in what would be the season debut for the veteran cornerback. Bouye missed the first two contests of the season due to an existing suspension that extended into 2021 and was apparently dealing with a soft-tissue injury over the last few days, but the coach's words make it fairly clear that he's going to take the field at some point Sunday.
Bouye (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game at Houston, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Bouye missed the first two contests of the season due to an existing suspension that extended into 2021. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, Bouye appears to be tending to a soft-tissue injury, even though he wasn't on any of the team's Week 3 practice reports. In any case, the Panthers will delay his season debut to Week 4, at least.
Bouye's suspension was officially uplifted Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports. Bouye, while with the Broncos, was suspended for six games in the latter half of the 2020 NFL season for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He has now completed the suspension and will be available for the Panthers going forward. He is expected to provide depth at cornerback.
Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Bouye (suspension) could miss "a couple weeks" due to a soft-tissue injury, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Bouye is already set to miss the first two games of the 2021 season due to a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, making his earliest possible return date Week 3. As long as the veteran cornerback has managed to return by then, he could push for a starting spot across from Donte Jackson, but it won't be good news if Bouye is forced to miss a significant amount of practice time.
Bouye (suspension) agreed to a contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. Bouye is coming off a turbulent season with the Broncos, as he played just seven games due to a dislocated shoulder before being hit with a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The 29-year-old cornerback will need to serve two more games of that suspension in 2021. Once activated, Bouye will likely challenge Rashaan Melvin for a starting role opposite No. 1 corner Donte Jackson.
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