Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th134.0 (5th)232.0 (19th)
Defense13th132.0 (25th)205.0 (8th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/21/18WRCurtis SamuelIllnessOUTSamuel (chest) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, David Newton of reports.

Samuel will miss his third straight game to start the season as he continues to recover from issues related to a irregular heartbeat. The 22-year-old didn't participant at practice this week but was able to do some limited workouts off to the side, so he is at least trending in the right direction.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/19/18DBDonte JacksonGroinQUESTIONABLEJackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, David Newton of reports.

Jackson did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but the team feels confident enough to give him the questionable tag regardless. Corn Elder and Captain Munnerlyn would be in line for increased roles if Jackson is ultimately unable to play.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/17/18WRDamiere ByrdKneeQUESTIONABLEByrd (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, David Newton of reports.

Byrd has been a limited participant in practice this week to earn the questionable tag, and he did not play in last Sunday's loss to Atlanta. D.J. Moore filled in as kickoff and punt returner for the Panthers in his absence last week, and will likely do so again if Byrd is unable to suit up against Cincinnati.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/17/18TEGreg OlsenFootOUTOlsen (foot) was spotted at Friday's practice without "a walking boot or noticeable limp," and David Newton of suggests Olsen could be "targeting a return" after the Panthers' Week 4 bye.

Olsen seemingly had been operating under a 4-to-5 week return timetable, but this report indicates he could be back a week or two sooner. It's a virtual certainty Olsen will not play this week against the Bengals, but if he keeps making progress, it appears there is a chance he could return to action with the rest of his teammates Week 5.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
04/20/18LBThomas DavisSuspensionSUSPENDDavis announced Friday night that he will retire following the 2018 season, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Davis is coming off his first sub-100 tackle season since 2011 and saw a significantly reduced snap count compared to previous campaigns. The 34-year-old indicated earlier this week that he expects a further reduced role next season, but his leadership status on the Panthers' defense is unlikely to change even if his IDP value takes a hit.

(Updated 01/12/2018)