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Carolina Panthers Without Four Players at Practice on Wednesday

The Carolina Panthers were back on the practice field after their big win in Seattle. However, they were missing four players from practice and are expecting to be without a starter on defense Sunday night against the Eagles.

Name Position Injury Status
Jared Allen DE Back Limited Participant
Richie Brockel TE Hamstring Did Not Practice
Dwan Edwards DT Ankle Did Not Practice
A.J. Klein LB Concussion Full Participant
Shaq Thompson LB Knee Did Not Practice
Teddy Williams CB Concussion Limited Participant
Daryl Williams OT Knee Did Not Practice

*Injury statuses courtesy of


  • It looks very likely that the Carolina Panthers will be without starting outside linebacker Shaq Thompson this Sunday after he suffered a knee injury in the final minute against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Ron Rivera didn't want to give a timetable on Thompson's return but watching the play on Sunday, the Panthers and Thompson should consider themselves lucky that he will miss only a couple of weeks. It would be expected that with Thompson out, the Panthers will turn to A.J. Klein to start at outside linebacker. He was expected to split time with Thompson early in the season but with the injury to Luke Kuechly, he moved inside.
  • The Panthers are also likely to be without defensive tackle Dwan Edwards this week who is recovering from an ankle injury. The injury happened early in the game and Edwards was asked if it was a dirty play by Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person and Edwards said, "It's against the rules. It's not supposed to be done. But I see it every week on film."
  • The team also was missing tight end Richie Brockel, who was limited last week, but sat out the entire practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. It doesn't appear that the injury is getting better and it starts to make a little more sense why the Panthers brought in James Casey for a workout yesterday.

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