Gunter is in uniform and warming up for Friday's matchup with Miami, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Gunter suffered a concussion last week and just recently cleared the league-mandated protocol. The team announced earlier that the cornerback would be available, but it wasn't clear at the time if he would play. Expect him to see action with the second- or third-team defense.
Gunter has been out for over a week since suffering the concussion, but he appears to no longer be showing symptoms. Assuming he is a full go, Friday night should be a good opportunity for Gunter to prove his worth and increase his chances of making the Panthers' final roster.
Gunter is not a roster lock, so he will hope that he can pass the league's concussion protocol in the near future to have a chance at making an impression at camp. The fourth-year cornerback recorded two solo tackles before exiting Thursday's contest.
Gunter entered the offseason as a restricted free agent for the Panthers, but the team opted not to offer him a tender. The 25-year-old played four games with Carolina and one with Green Bay in 2017, failing to record a tackle. Gunter is likely to serve as a depth cornerback and special teams contributor if he is able to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
Gunter was able to record one solo tackle in the wild-card game against New Orleans, but he was blanked in the regular season. In 2016, he racked up 54 tackles and 12 pass breakups as a starting corner, but his lack of speed was subsequently exposed that postseason. Consequently, he's primarily regarded as a special teams player at this point.
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