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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
97Addison, Mario DE6-32609/6/19874Troy
3Anderson, Derek QB6-62306/15/198310Oregon State
77Bell, Byron T6-53401/17/19894New Mexico
13Benjamin, Kelvin WR6-52402/5/1991RFlorida State
25Benwikere, Bene' CB5-111959/3/1991RSan Jose State
11Bersin, Brenton WR6-32105/9/19901Wofford
33Boston, Tre FS6-12056/25/1992RNorth Carolina
16Brown, Philly WR5-1118012/16/1991ROhio State
37Byndom, Carrington DB6-01807/7/1992RTexas
91Cole, Colin DT6-23306/24/19808Iowa
82Cotchery, Jerricho WR6-12056/16/198211North Carolina State
58Davis, Thomas OLB6-12353/22/198310Georgia
21DeCoud, Thomas FS6-21953/19/19857California
84Dickson, Ed TE6-42557/25/19875Oregon
31Dockery, James DB6-118511/9/19884Oregon State
94Ealy, Kony DE6-427512/21/1991RMissouri
92Edwards, Dwan DT6-33055/16/198111Oregon State
64Folkerts, Brian C6-43101/30/19902Washburn
63Foucault, David T6-83051/7/1989RMontreal College
9Gano, Graham K6-22054/9/19875Florida State
57Glanton, Adarius LB6-12309/21/1990RFlorida Atlantic
41Harper, Roman SS6-120512/11/19829Alabama
96Horton, Wes DE6-52701/18/19902USC
53Jacobs, Ben LB6-42454/17/19882Fresno State
44Jansen, J.J. LS6-22401/20/19867Notre Dame
95Johnson, Charles DE6-22857/10/19868Georgia
42Jones, Colin DB6-020510/27/19874Texas Christian
67Kalil, Ryan C6-23003/29/19858USC
56Klein, A.J. OLB6-12457/30/19912Iowa State
59Kuechly, Luke MLB6-32384/20/19913Boston College
38Lester, Robert SS6-12254/30/19882Alabama
98Lotulelei, Star DT6-232012/20/19892Utah
94Love, Kyle DT6-131511/18/19864Mississippi State
1Newton, Cam QB6-52455/11/19894Auburn
24Norman, Josh CB6-019512/15/19873Coastal Carolina
8Nortman, Brad P6-22109/12/19893Wisconsin
68Norwell, Andrew G6-631010/25/1991ROhio State
88Olsen, Greg TE6-52533/11/19858Miami (Fla.)
10Presley, De'Andre WR5-101901/10/19901Appalachian State
52Reddick, Kevin LB6-124612/28/19892North Carolina
74Remmers, Mike T6-53004/11/19892Oregon State
79Scott, Chris T6-43458/4/19873Tennessee
99Short, Kawann DT6-33152/2/19892Purdue
66Silatolu, Amini G6-43159/16/19883Midwestern State
28Stewart, Jonathan RB5-102353/21/19877Oregon
35Tolbert, Mike FB5-924511/23/19857Coastal Carolina
70Turner, Trai G6-33206/14/1993RLouisiana State
75Velasco, Fernando G6-43102/22/19855Georgia
14Webb, Joe QB6-423011/14/19865Alabama-Birmingham
23White, Melvin CB6-12056/26/19902Louisiana-Lafayette
43Whittaker, Fozzy RB5-102052/2/19892Texas
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92154/25/19839Memphis
86Williams, Brandon TE6-425010/12/19872Oregon
Injured Players
93Blackburn, Chase (IR) OLB6-32406/10/198310Akron
47Brockel, Richie (IR) TE6-12557/24/19864Boise State
78Chandler, Nate (IR) T6-43156/1/19893UCLA
72Hughes, Kevin (IR) T6-43158/6/19882Southeastern Louisiana
70Kugbila, Edmund (IR) OL6-43259/21/19902Valdosta State
60Matthews, Kevin (IR) C6-33002/4/19874Texas A&M
65Williams, Garry (IR) T6-33158/20/19866Kentucky
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62Dennis, Derek G6-33257/16/19881Temple
40Greene, Kevin TE6-42555/14/1990RUSC
84Hill, Stephen WR6-42154/25/19913Georgia Tech
83Lucas, Marcus WR6-42203/1/1992RMissouri
40McFadden, Kimario DB5-111974/13/1991RSouth Carolina State
47Miller, Horace LB6-12108/28/1990RTexas-El Paso
36Reaves, Darrin RB5-102204/17/1993RAlabama-Birmingham
72Regis, Micanor DT6-330511/3/19891Miami (Fla.)
64Wallace, Martin T6-63054/22/19902Temple
39Young, Lou DB6-119610/9/1991RGeorgia Tech
 
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Kevin Greene
News
The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.

The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.

The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.

Colin Jones
News
The Panthers extended the contracts of defensive end Mario Addison, safety Colin Jones and offensive tackle Nate Chandler. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. 

Addison received a two-year extension following three seasons of work in which he totaled 3.5 sakcs and 36 total tackles, most of which came on special teams. Jones also got a two-year extension and has similarly contributed on special teams, tallying 27 total tackles over 44 games. 

Chandler got a three-year extension and should begin the season as a starting tackle for the Panthers. 

Fernando Velasco
News
The Panthers signed center Fernando Velasco, who started 11 games for the Steelers last year.
Roman Harper
News
The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Injury
Thigh - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Colin Cole
News
The Panthers listed a lengthy injury report on Friday, which included five players on the report due to non-injury related reasons leading up to Sunday's Week 7 clash at Green Bay. Those players were defensive tackle Colin Cole, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, safety Roman Harper and defensive end Charles Johnson. They were all deemed probable for the game.

Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle), running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) and cornerback Bene' Benwikere (ankle) all did not practice Friday and were ruled doubtful for Sunday.

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) and running back Darrin Reaves (calf) were the only two players deemed questionable. Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) and cornerback Josh Norman (concussion) were all ruled probable for Sunday's game.

Amini Silatolu
News
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, defensive back James Dockery, running back DeAngelo Williams, safety Robert Lester, tackle David Foucault, guard Amini Silatolu and defensive tackle Micanor Regis were ruled inactive Week 15 against the Bucs.
Richie Brockel
News
The Panthers put tight end Richie Brockel (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season, and re-signed cornerback James Dockery, the team announced. Dockery played in five games for Carolina last year and was cut right before this season.
Injury
Ankle - IR. Out for season
Brian Folkerts
News
The Panthers made a few roster moves Wednesday. They signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, while also signing linebacker Ben Jacobs and linebacker Jeff Tapinian to the practice squad.
Stephen Hill
News
The Panthers signed former Jets receiver Stephen Hill to the practice squad Tuesday, terminating the contract of linebacker D.J. Smith in a related move.

Hill, a second-round pick in 2012, caught 45 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns in 23 games played over two seasons. With a wide-open depth chart at his position in Carolina, Hill has the opportunity to work his way into playing time if he can impress his new team on the practice field.

Martin Wallace
News
The Browns claimed two more players off waivers, wideout LaRon Byrd from the Cowboys and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the Seahawks. In addition, Cleveland waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wideout Charles Johnson.
Josh Norman
News
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman was a healthy scratch on Sunday against Green Bay, according to the Charlotte Observer. The decision was not made because of the concussion he suffered in Week 5. Melvin White will start in his place against the Packers.
Carrington Byndom
News
The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).

Kelvin Benjamin
News
Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin totaled eight catches for 104 yards during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. He was targeted 13 times and his longest catch went 21 yards.

Benjamin surpassed 100 yards for the third time this season. He has 952 receiving yards through 14 games.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 against the Browns.

Philly Brown
News
Panthers receiver Philly Brown sprained his shoulder in Sunday's win at New Orleans and is day to day, coach Ron Rivera told the team's website. Brown has six catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns over his past three games.

Carolina hosts Tampa Bay in Week 15.

Thomas Davis
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday linebacker Thomas Davis’ knee is feeling better than it did Sunday, reports the team’s official website.

Davis sustained a hyperextended knee during the Panthers’ win over Tampa Bay Sunday. Rivera said Thomas was sore, but the injury was not as serious as first thought.

Injury
Knee - Full practice. Probable for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Jonathan Stewart
News
Cam Newton's absence because of two fractures in his lower back may have led to better receiving numbers for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen, but it didn't help running back Jonathan Stewart, who couldn't repeat his 155-yard performance from a week earlier with DeAngelo Williams again sidelined by a fractured hand Week 15 against Tampa Bay, delivering less than half that on two more carries.

He started out well enough, picking up 53 yards on 10 carries in the first half, but with the Buccaneers stacking the box in the second half, daring backup quarterback Derek Anderson to beat them, Stewart could muster only 20 yards on 12 carries.

Helping his case is that Anderson did in fact beat the Buccaneers. Still, it's pretty clear he's the weak link on offense right now. As favorable as this matchup appeared to be for Stewart, he failed to deliver on a golden opportunity with Williams sidelined, making him less than a slam-dunk start in Fantasy whether or not Williams returns for Week 16 against Cleveland.

More likely than not, though, you'll start him. Running backs who get 20 carries aren't so common these days.

Kevin Matthews
News
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
Injury
Kevin Hughes
News
Injury
Horace Miller
News
Only two injured players are on the inactive list posted by the Panthers for their Week 14 clash against the Saints. They are running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee).

The healthy scratches are cornerback James Dockery, safety Robert Lester, linebacker Horace Miller, tackle David Foucault and defensive tackle Micanor Regis.

Garry Williams
News
The Panthers have signed running back Tauren Poole off the practice squad and placed offensive lineman Garry Williams (back) on injured reserve. Poole has yet to receive a carry in his professional career.
Injury
David Foucault
News
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, defensive back James Dockery, running back DeAngelo Williams, safety Robert Lester, tackle David Foucault, guard Amini Silatolu and defensive tackle Micanor Regis were ruled inactive Week 15 against the Bucs.
Cam Newton
News
Cam Newton is the likely starter at quarterback for the Panthers against visiting Cleveland on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. That prediction is based on his workload Thursday in practice.

Newton is recovering from a back injury sustained in a car accident last week. He returned to the field Wednesday. The team is expected to name a starter Friday between Newton and former Brown Derek Anderson.

Injury
Back - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Ed Dickson
News
Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday.

The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter.

Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.

DeAngelo Williams
News
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is getting fitted for a cast he'd wear if he returns to action Sunday against the Browns, reports ESPN.com. Williams fractured his right hand in the Week 13 loss at Minnesota.

Williams was limited in Thursday's practice. He hasn't caught passes, and the team is concerned about how the injury will affect his blocking, the report said.

But if Williams returns, he'll cut into the sizable workload Jonathan Stewart has received the past two weeks when he averaged 21.5 touches.

Injury
Hand - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Robert Lester
News
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, defensive back James Dockery, running back DeAngelo Williams, safety Robert Lester, tackle David Foucault, guard Amini Silatolu and defensive tackle Micanor Regis were ruled inactive Week 15 against the Bucs.
Thomas DeCoud
News
The Panthers have made Thomas DeCoud, Byron Bell, Amini Silatolu, Trai Turner, Philly Brown, Bene Benwikere, and Fozzy Whittaker inactive Week 9 against the Saints.

DeCoud was considered questionable coming into the contest due to a hamstring injury. Brown had previously been ruled out due to a concussion. The other five players are healthy scratches. 

Graham Gano
News
Panthers kicker Graham Gano finished with 13 points during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. 

Gano made field goals of 29, 38, 45 and 49 yards. His only miss was a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Gano has finished with 10-plus points in two straight games. The Panthers are back in action Week 16 vs. Cleveland.

A.J. Klein
News
Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein suffered a knee sprain during Sunday’s win at New Orleans, reports the team’s official website.

Despite the injury, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team will see how Klein feels Wednesday morning before making a decision on his playing status.

The Panthers host the Buccaneers Sunday.

Injury
Ankle - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
Kimario McFadden
News
The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and released wide receiver Chris Owusu Tuesday. The team also waived three players from the practice squad, including linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, safety Kimario McFadden and defensive end Adrian Robinson.
Trai Turner
News
The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Nate Chandler
News
The Panthers announced offensive tackle Nate Chandler has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Chandler was injured during a Week 11 loss to Atlanta. An MRI revealed Chandler suffer a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.

Injury
Adarius Glanton
News
The Panthers waived safety Robert Lester and signed linebacker Adarius Glanton off the practice squad Saturday. Lester was just promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week but the team has decided instead to carry an extra linebacker.
Mike Remmers
News
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Panthers in Week 11 against the Falcons: CB Bene Benwikere, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, S  Robert Lester, T  David Foucault, G  Amini Silatolu, T  Mike Remmers and DT  Star Lotulelei.
Greg Olsen
News
Going without quarterback Cam Newton, who's sidelined by two fractures in his back, may seem like bad news for the Panthers offense as a whole, but in two games with backup Derek Anderson under center, that hasn't proven to be the case for the team's top two receiving threats, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen.

Benjamin had eight catches for 104 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last six with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had six of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Olsen had 10 catches for 110 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last seven with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had four of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Both players also got 13 targets in Week 15, equaling a season high for Benjamin and setting a season high for Olsen.

Of course, Anderson's 40 pass attempts were more than Newton has had in all but two starts this season, but maybe that's the point. The plays Newton contributes with his legs rob from the potential plays he could make with his arm, which limits Benjamin's and Olsen's targets. If nothing else, it means you should stick with Benjamin and Olsen in Fantasy even if Newton remains sidelined for Week 16 against Cleveland.

Tre Boston
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said safety Tre Boston should be fine after twisting his ankle Sunday against the Vikings. Boston has 14 tackles (nine solo) through seven games.
Brad Nortman
No Updates
Kony Ealy
News
The Panthers released their final injury report Friday and listed tight end Greg Olsen (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

The following players are listed as probable: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil and DE Kony Ealy. Amini Silatolu (knee) is listed as out.

Kevin Reddick
News
The Chargers have waived linebacker Kevin Reddick, U-T San Diego reports. Riddick filled a special-teams role after joining the active roster in late September.
Mario Addison
News
The Panthers released their final injury report Friday and listed tight end Greg Olsen (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

The following players are listed as probable: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil and DE Kony Ealy. Amini Silatolu (knee) is listed as out.

Marcus Lucas
News
The Panthers filled up their practice squad, signing cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius Glanton and D.J. Smith, receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety Robert Leste, running back Darrin Reaves, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker.
Melvin White
News
The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Darrin Reaves
News
The Panthers announced a few roster moves Tuesday, which included waiving running back Darrin Reaves and placing linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) on injured reserve. Reaves became expendable since DeAngelo Williams is set to return from an ankle injury Thursday against the Saints.

The Panthers also announced they signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off the Rams practice squad and promoted safety Robert Lester to the 53-man roster.

Kawann Short
News
The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Luke Kuechly
News
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will not be fined for making contact with an official during his team's Week 7 loss to the Packers, NFL.com reports.

Kuechly was ejected from Sunday's game after the incident, which the linebacker contends happened because he wasn't aware it was an official pulling him from behind after a play. Panthers coach Ron Rivera disagreed with the decision to eject Kuechly and predicted the linebacker wouldn't face a fine.

Ben Jacobs
News
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
Wes Horton
News
The Panthers have listed WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Norman, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB Dan Connor, OL Travis Bond and DE Wes Horton as inactive against the 49ers. 

Stewart attempted to get through practice this week despite a knee injury. The other six players are healthy scratches.

Charles Johnson
News
Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson put together another big game in Week 14 against the Jets, and has to be on all Fantasy radars down the stretch.

Johnson, a seventh-round pick who bounced around on two different rosters, has found a home for the future in Minnesota. He hauled in four of eight passes thrown of his way Sunday, leading the team in targets, and finished second with 103 yards, the first 100-yard performance of his career. More than half of the yards came on a 56-yard touchdown, his second in three games.

Johnson started to see his role increase in Week 11, when he had six receptions for 87 yards. In four games since, he is averaging 9.8 Fantasy points per game in standard scoring, thanks to a pair of touchdowns and 283 yards in four games.

Johnson's limited track record of success still makes him hard to rely on, however if you are in need of help at the wide receiver position for the final few weeks of the season, Johnson is well worth a pickup. He should also be viewed as a must-add player in all dynasty or keeper leagues. 

Joe Webb
News
The Panthers announced defensive back James Dockery, tackle David Foucault, safety Robert Lester, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu, defensinve tackle Micanor Regis and quarterback Joe Webb are inactive for Week 13 against the Colts.
Edmund Kugbila
News
Panthers guard Edmund Kugbila will undergo surgery Friday to repair cracks in his spinal cord, reports the Charlotte Observer. The 2013 fourth-round pick is out for the year.
Injury
Dwan Edwards
News
Panthers defensive tackles Dwan Edwards (knee) and Kawann Short (ankle) are active for the game at Philadelphia after being listed as probable on the injury report.
Lou Young
News
The Ravens have brought tight end Phillip Supernaw back to the practice squad two days after releasing him. Cornerback Lou Young was waived to make room.

Supernaw has been active twice this season, but has yet to make a catch.

Micanor Regis
News
The Panthers announced a couple of roster moves following a Week 15 victory over the Buccaneers. The team waived defensive tackle Micanor Regis and signed defensive tackle Kyle Love, according to the Charlotte Observer. Love started 24 games for the Patriots from 2011-12.
Star Lotulelei
News
All four Panthers deemed prabable for the Sunday game at New Orleans have been given the thumbs-up to play, including center Ryan Kalil (illness) and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (ankle).

Derek Anderson
News
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters that quarterback Cam Newton did every drill in Thursday's practice and is "on target" to start Sunday against the Browns. Rivera indicated Newton probably will start but said he did not want to get ahead of himself and noted there's still a lot of time until kickoff.

Newton sustained two small fractures in his back when he was involved in a car crash nine days ago. On Wednesday he split reps with Derek Anderson, and on Thursday, Newton handled the bulk of the first-team snaps.

Newton has accounted for 19 touchdowns and 16 turnovers in 12 games. With Newton now fully expected to play, the Panthers have been installed as 3-point favorites at most Vegas sportsbooks.

Jerricho Cotchery
News
Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery recorded his first touchdown of the season during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. He finished with five catches for 47 yards.

Cotchery gave Carolina a 16-10 lead with a 2-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter. It was the 31st receiving touchdown of his career.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 against the Browns.

Mike Tolbert
News
Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday.

The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter.

Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.

Chris Scott
News
The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).

J.J. Jansen
No Updates
Andrew Norwell
News
The Panthers unveiled its final injury report for Week 13 against Minnesota. Star Lotulelei (ankle) and Amini Silatolu (knee) were the only two players on the list labeled as questionable. Charles Johnson is battling flu-like symptoms and was ruled as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following four players were designated as probable for Sunday: Bene Benwikere (ankle), Philly Brown (illness), Andrew Norwell (thigh) and Mike Tolbert (knee).

Bene' Benwikere
News
With the No. 148 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selected cornerback Bene Benwikere from San Jose State.

Benwikere stands at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, lacking some size at cornerback. He amassed 55 tackles along with five interceptions and 16 defended passes in 2013.
De'Andre Presley
News
The Panthers have announced they've waived wide receiver Jason Avant Tuesday. To replace Avant, the Panthers promoted wide receiver De’Andre Presley from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

In 11 games, Avant has 21 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown. Coach Ron Rivera indicated the team would like to give its younger receivers more of an opportunity.

Ryan Kalil
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The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).

Kyle Love
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The Panthers announced a couple of roster moves following a Week 15 victory over the Buccaneers. The team waived defensive tackle Micanor Regis and signed defensive tackle Kyle Love, according to the Charlotte Observer. Love started 24 games for the Patriots from 2011-12.
Fozzy Whittaker
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Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday.

The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter.

Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.

Derek Dennis
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The Panthers signed offensive lineman Derek Dennis to their practice squad. He was among their final cuts last month.
Byron Bell
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Panthers left tackle Byron Bell (elbow, knee) and left guard Amini Silatolu (calf) returned to practice Wednesday as the team prepared for Monday's game at Philadelphia. Bell missed last Thursday's loss to the Saints, while Silatolu has missed three straight games.
Brandon Williams
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The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Brenton Bersin
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Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday.

The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter.

Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.

Chase Blackburn
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The Panthers announced a few roster moves Tuesday, which included waiving running back Darrin Reaves and placing linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) on injured reserve. Reaves became expendable since DeAngelo Williams is set to return from an ankle injury Thursday against the Saints.

The Panthers also announced they signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off the Rams practice squad and promoted safety Robert Lester to the 53-man roster.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
James Dockery
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, defensive back James Dockery, running back DeAngelo Williams, safety Robert Lester, tackle David Foucault, guard Amini Silatolu and defensive tackle Micanor Regis were ruled inactive Week 15 against the Bucs.