Smith (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday at Houston, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Smith has been tending to a shoulder issue since Carolina's preseason finale, which was expected to keep him out for 2-to-3 weeks. But since coming off the practice report entirely this week, his pro debut still awaits. Smith may need an injury to a wide receiver ahead of him on the depth chart to do so.
Smith (coach's decision) is inactive for the Panthers' Week 2 matchup against the Saints, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Smith returned from a shoulder injury to fully practice Wednesday after being sidelined by the issue since Aug. 28. However, reports suggested that he might not get enough work in to be active in Week 2. It's unclear when he may be ready to take the field for his first regular-season contest.
Smith (shoulder) returned to practice fully Wednesday, though it's not clear he will play in week 2 against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Smith has been sidelined since the team's final preseason game on Aug. 28. That he returned to full practice is a positive, though it could take the rookie some time to ramp back up to be ready for game action.
Smith (shoulder) remained a non-participant in Thursday's practice, David Netwon of ESPN.com reports. Smith remains sidelined by the shoulder injury he suffered in Carolina's preseason finale. The rookie sixth-round pick will likely need to practice in some capacity Friday to have a shot at suiting up against the Jets come Sunday.
Smith (shoulder) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. Smith was forced out of the Panthers' preseason finale Aug. 28 against the Steelers with a shoulder injury, which later was accompanied by a prognosis of 2-to-3 weeks on the sideline. Thus, it's no surprise he didn't take the field for the first session of Week 1, but if he's trending toward the front end of that timeline he still may be able to play Sunday against the Jets. Smith's activity is worth monitoring Thursday and Friday to see if he puts himself in that position.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@New York Giants||16||23.00|
|9||11/07||New England Patriots||5||17.00|
|11||11/21||Washington Football Team||28||32.00|
|16||12/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||44.00|
|17||01/02||@New Orleans Saints||14||23.00|
|18||01/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||44.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|