RB Foster looks to go sooner than expected

"If it was up to me I would be out there right now," Foster said. "I think I'm ready to go."

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers and running back DeShaun Foster are looking at the second preseason game on their schedule for Foster to step on the field.

Foster, who didn't play at all last season as a rookie after knee surgery, has been practicing once a day at training camp. He's not expected to participate in full contact drills until Friday.

"We have had no setbacks and he has done an outstanding job," Fox said. "It's just a matter of getting him out there at some point and taking the contact. We are not in any big hurry for that. Physically, he is fine. We have had no repercussions on the knee. We are just getting him back acclimated to football shape, carrying his pads and getting him prepared for contact."

Foster said he thought he wouldn't play in any preseason games, but welcomed news of getting some live action to test his knee.

"If it was up to me I would be out there right now," Foster said. "I think I'm ready to go."


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