Manhertz (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's Week 13 game against the Buccaneers. Manhertz was sporting a walking boot to start the week and didn't practice Wednesday, but he was able to progress to full practice participation Friday. The 26-year-old should take up his usual spot as the Panthers' No. 3 tight end behind Greg Olsen and Ian Thomas in Week 13.
Manhertz (foot) will not take part in practice Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Manhertz was spotted in a walking boot Monday, so his absence from practice Wednesday shouldn't be a major shock. The third-string tight end's status shouldn't have many fantasy implications considering he has hauled in just one pass during the 2018 season. However, the Panthers could be down some depth at the position Sunday if Manhertz doesn't progress to play against the Bucs.
Manhertz was seen with a walking boot on his left foot Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Manhertz had surgery on his left foot during the summer and it's unclear if he aggravated it Sunday, or if he suffered a different injury altogether. The team has offered no official word on the issue, but Manhertz's status for the Week 13 contest against Tampa Bay could be in question.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Manhertz, Ian Thomas and fullback Alex Armah to share all the reps at tight end Sunday against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. With Greg Olsen (foot) expected to sit out at least the next few games, the Panthers will have a major void to fill at tight end beginning in Week 2. Rather than signing another player to add depth at the position, Carolina seems content deploying Armah when needed, but Thomas and Manhertz seem likely to handle the overwhelming share of the duties. Thanks to his superior speed and athleticism, Thomas is the most likely of the trio to see involvement as a pass catcher and offer fantasy utility, while Manhertz and Armah project mainly as blockers. Over 24 career NFL games, Manhertz has hauled in just three passes for 27 yards.
Manhertz (foot) is active for Sunday's season-opening tilt against the Cowboys. Both Manhertz and Greg Olsen (back) are active Sunday after shaking off questionable designations, giving Cam Newton his full complement of tight ends against the Cowboys.
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