Samuel (chest) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Samuel will miss his third straight game to start the season as he continues to recover from issues related to a irregular heartbeat. The 22-year-old didn't participant at practice this week but was able to do some limited workouts off to the side, so he is at least trending in the right direction.
Samuel (chest) isn't participating in practice Thursday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Though Samuel's string of missed practices is set to continue Thursday, the wideout at least seems to be trending in the right direction after he was ruled out for the first two weeks of the season while recovering from a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat. He was cleared Wednesday to participate in some limited workouts off to the side and will presumably follow a similar regimen Thursday. Despite taking a step forward with his activity, Samuel appears likely to miss a third straight game Sunday against the Bengals.
Samuel (chest) was cleared to participate in limited workouts Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Samuel will remain listed as a non-participant in practice, but it might not be long before he's deemed ready for limited sessions. Still recovering from a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat, Samuel is likely trending toward a third consecutive absence Sunday against the Bengals. Once Samuel is ready to make his season debut, he'll likely fill a minor role in the offense as a depth receiver and gadget player.
Samuel (chest) will not play in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Recovering from a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat, Samuel still hasn't returned to practice and will sit out for a second straight week. He's expected to handle a minor role in the Carolina offense once he's healthy, likely serving as the fourth or fifth wide receiver and an occasional ball carrier on jet sweeps.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that Samuel (chest) is recovering "so far, so good" Thursday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Samuel has yet to practice this week, despite Rivera's optimism. Still recovering from a procedure he underwent in the offseason to address an irregular heartbeat, the 2017 second-rounder seems like a long shot to suit up against the Falcons on Sunday but could be nearing a return.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||New York Giants||6||16.00|
|9||11/04||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||28.00|
|13||12/02||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||28.00|
|15||12/18||New Orleans Saints||32||42.00|
|17||12/30||@New Orleans Saints||32||42.00|
|3 Year Avg||26||15||115||0||6||7.67||17|