Panther Notes

DT Brentson Buckner is hoping to return to practice this week after missing Sunday's game with soreness in his knee. Coach John Fox said he expects Buckner to play. It's the same knee that Buckner had surgery on three weeks before the season opener and forced him to miss the final two preseason games. Keep an eye on this injury because it could be something that drags on throughout the season.

--RB Stephen Davis has a bruised right forearm and x-rays were negative. Davis is expected to start this week against Tennessee.

--RB DeShaun Foster had 139 yards from scrimmage and could see more playing time as the season progresses. Coach John Fox said Foster, who was limited in training camp while recovering from a knee injury, is just now getting into football shape.

--DT Brentson Buckner is hoping to return to practice this week after missing Sunday's game with soreness in his knee. Coach John Fox said he expects Buckner to play. It's the same knee that Buckner had surgery on three weeks before the season opener and forced him to miss the final two preseason games. Keep an eye on this injury because it could be something that drags on throughout the season.

--K John Kasay is now a perfect 13-for-13 in field goal attempts and has won two games for the Panthers in overtime with a pair of 47-yard field goals.

--LB Dan Morgan turned in a great game on Sunday and appears to be almost fully recovered from a hamstring strain.

--DE Julius Peppers has only one sack through five games for the Panthers, but is still playing pretty well. Look for Peppers to step it up in the second half of the season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "At that point you have guys trying to gouge your eyes out and grab you in places they shouldn't be grabbing you in. But at that point in the game it's all about your will and your desire. It's who wants it more. It turned out to be a huge play." -- Panthers special teamer Brian Allen on recovering Rod Smart's fumble on the opening kickoff of overtime which allowed the Panthers to keep the ball and then drive for the game-winning field goal.


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