*Injury statuses courtesy of Panthers.com
- The biggest news from the Carolina Panthers' practice on Friday was the fact that center Ryan Kalil was able to practice in full. This is a dramatic improvement from Wednesday when he still had a walking boot on and missed practice. The return of Kalil will be a major boost for this offensive line as he is the leader of this group. The team will need this as left guard Andrew Norwell has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Ron Rivera said today after practice that Amini Silatolu, who started last year as the starter at left guard, will get the start on Sunday as Panthers.com's Max Henson tweeted.
- Meanwhile the defense should get a boost as rookie Shaq Thompson is expected to return after practicing in full all this week. Thompson suffered a knee injury against the Seattle Seahawks and has missed the past two weeks. In that time though, the Panthers have operated primarily out of the nickel and A.J. Klein didn't get the playing time expected. It will be interesting to see just how much Thompson plays against the Packers.
- One player to watch though is defensive end Mario Addison, who earlier in the week said he was still a week away, was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but practiced in full on Friday. Similar to Thompson last week, the Panthers do have some depth at the position and if there is even a question of him possibly re-injuring his shoulder, they may err on the side of caution.