|Kony Ealy||DE||Illness||Did Not Practice|
|Fozzy Whittaker||RB||Ankle||Did Not Practice|
*Injury statuses courtesy of Panthers.com
- On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers got three key players back on the practice field (Jonathan Stewart, Kurt Coleman and Ted Ginn Jr.) who missed time at the end of the regular season. The only player who missed practice was Fozzy Whittaker, who is still dealing with a high ankle sprain. Ron Rivera said during his press conference on Thursday that he does not expect Whittaker to be available. The Panthers are in a good position though as rookie Cameron Artis-Payne played well at the end of the regular season and should see some carries against the Seattle Seahawks. Rivera did say that they plan to ride the hot hand so if Stewart gets going early, that will limit Artis-Payne's opportunities.
- The new addition to the injury report was Kony Ealy, who was sent home before practice due to an illness. The severity of the illness is unknown but it is still early in the week and he should be available Sunday. If he isn't, the team may make Ryan Delaire active in place of Ealy. Another name to watch is Wes Horton, who was signed to the practice squad last week. He was the starter last time the Panthers played the Seahawks however the team would need to make a roster move if they want to bring him up from the practice squad.