The Panthers officially list Armah as a fullback, but with Greg Olsen (foot) expected to be sidelined for at least a few weeks, the team requires additional depth at tight end. Though he scored on a goal-line carry in Carolina's season-opening win over the Cowboys, the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Armah is mainly valued for his blocking, and that's likely what he'll be tasked with nearly any time he lines up at tight end. Neither Armah nor Chris Manhertz are expected to draw many targets whenever they're on the field, with rookie fourth-round pick Ian Thomas instead representing the most likely candidate of the position group to see increased involvement as a pass catcher while Olsen is out.
Armah (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay.
Armah was limited in practice on Wednesday before sitting out sessions on both Thursday and Friday. His absence will leave Carolina without a healthy fullback, possibly leading to some extra snaps for Cameron Artis-Payne or Christian McCaffrey.
Armah finished the week as a nonparticipant after putting in a limited session Wednesday, which doesn't inspire confidence in his status for Sunday. The Panthers would be without a true fullback against the Buccaneers if the 23-year-old cannot play.
Armah was held out of practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The hamstring issue limited Armah at Wednesday's practice, but the fullback wasn't able to get on the field for any of the Panthers' drills during Thursday's session. Armah has been active for each of the Panthers' last five contests, but he's failed to log a single touch during that stretch. That's unlikely to change if Armah is able to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, given his role as a blocker out of the backfield.
|Bye: Week 4|
|6||10/14/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|10||11/8/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|