Panthers' Player Notes

What's the latest news on QB David Carr, WR Steve Smith, LB Dan Morgan and other Carolina Panthers who could have an impact on this weekend's game? Check out the Panthers' Player Notes inside...

--QB Vinny Testaverde said he expects David Carr to start against the Colts if Carr is healthy.

--QB David Carr said he fully expects to be ready to play against the Colts on Sunday. It is likely he will start if healthy.

--RB DeShaun Foster is averaging 4.2 yards but has only one rushing touchdown in six games.

--RB DeAngelo Williams is averaging 5.5 yards per carry and has played well of late. Still, he will remain Carolina's No. 2 back behind DeShaun Foster.

--WR Steve Smith had more catches (10) and receiving yards (136) this past week than in his previous three games combined (10-89).

--WR Keary Colbert needs to have a huge game against the Colts for the Panthers to win this game. Colbert needs to start taking the pressure off Steve Smith.

--WR Dwayne Jarrett, the team's second-round draft pick, has been inactive for all but two games.

--TE Jeff King has been a reliable receiver for the Panthers and is second on the team in receptions behind only Steve Smith.

--LB Dan Morgan is not guaranteed to start at middle linebacker when he returns from an Achilles injury, coach John Fox said. The Panthers have not said if Morgan will return to practice this week. We should know more on Wednesday.

--DE Mike Rucker is still looking for his first sack since returning from knee surgery in January.

--CB Ken Lucas said the bye week did his shoulder good. Lucas was bothered by shoulder problems for much of last season.

--PK John Kasay has been very sharp this season for the Panthers converting 11 of 13 field goals. His only misses are from 47 and 45. He has made six of six from inside 40.

--P Jason Baker had one off game for the Panthers, but has punted extremely well for the most part.

--KR Nick Goings should be back this week after missing the last three games with a concussion. He could take over duties from DeAngelo Williams, who took over for Ryne Robinson. The Panthers kick return game remains a mess.

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