|Mario Addison||DE||Shoulder||Did Not Practice|
|Thomas Davis||LB||Non-Injury||Full Participant|
|Dwan Edwards||DT||Ankle||Did Not Practice|
|Ryan Kalil||C||Ankle||Did Not Practice|
|Shaq Thompson||LB||Knee||Did Not Practice|
|Mike Tolbert||FB||Non-Injury||Full Participant|
|Daryl Williams||OT||Knee||Full Participant|
*Injury statuses courtesy of Panthers.com
- The Carolina Panthers welcomed back Thomas Davis and Mike Tolbert to practice on Friday after both were excused to attend the funeral of one of Tolbert's relatives. Ron Rivera mentioned this during his press conference on Friday and talked about the fact that the organization changed their stance on this situation after criticism in the offseason from DeAngelo Williams. Rivera said in reference to the new policy, "We have made our mistakes and we have learned and grown from it."
- The biggest concern for this time lies with center Ryan Kalil, who did not practice for the second consecutive day due to an ankle injury. He did work on the side and Rivera got some encouragement from his work today. If Kalil misses the game, this would be the first game one of the starters along the offensive line. In Week 1, there was some question about whether Kalil could play a full game due to an injury suffered in the preseason. At the time, the team had the plan to move Mike Remmers inside to center and have rookie Daryl Williams spend some time at right tackle. If Kalil is not able to go, I would expect Fernando Velasco to get the start, who wasn't on the roster at the beginning of the season.
- The chances the other three players who did not practice (Mario Addison, Dwan Edwards and Shaq Thompson) on Friday seems unlikely, even with the extra day to recover this week. At this point, the Panthers have the depth to fill in for these players and there really isn't any reason to push them if they aren't fully recovered.