Moore (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Moore was spotted working out on the side during practice Friday, but the Panthers still determined he wasn't on track to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game. Shaky quarterback play wasn't enough to prevent Moore from enjoying a second-year breakout, with the 2018 first-round pick catching 87 passes for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns on 135 targets in 15 games. Prior to his early exit Week 16, the 22-year-old had ripped off seven games in a row with 75 or more receiving yards. Moore finishes with a 64.4 percent catch rate and 8.7 yards per target, despite playing in an offense that has completed just 61.0 percent of its passes for 6.6 yards per attempt. His ability to vastly outproduce the Carolina passing game as a whole bodes well for Moore's NFL future, though his ceiling for 2019 partially depends on what happens with the team's uncertain quarterback situation.
Moore (concussion) worked out on the side during Friday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. Moore's presence at practice hints toward some progression in the concussion protocol, but since he still wasn't working out with the Panthers' main group, he's looking likely to go down as a non-participant for the third consecutive day. The Panthers will reveal Moore's chances of playing in Week 17 when they release their final injury report of the season.
Moore (concussion) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Moore is set to go down as a non-participant on the Panthers' first two Week 17 practice reports, indicating he hasn't made much notable progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol since sustaining the head injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts. The Panthers have little at stake in the season finale against the Saints, so there's a good chance that Moore ends up sitting out the contest even if his concussion symptoms dissipate as the weekend approaches.
Moore (concussion) is listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Panthers' estimated practice report, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. As his lack of listed activity suggests, Moore remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, per Getzenberg. Moore still will have two more opportunities to log some practice activity this week but will ultimately need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist to suit up in Sunday's season finale against the Saints.
Moore remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Moore left Carolina's Week 16 loss at Indianapolis and eventually entered the protocol, so it's no surprise he still remains there two days later. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, Moore also wasn't spotted during the open portion of Tuesday's unofficial practice. The receiver seems to be trending in the wrong direction for an appearance Sunday against the Saints, but his activity level, if any, won't be revealed until the release of Wednesday's injury report.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|2||09/20||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3||09/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|3 Year Avg||108||71||982||3||48||13.83||122|