CHARLOTTE — The Panthers on Thursday added defensive end Cheap Marquis Haynes Jersey to the injury report, as he did not practice with a shoulder injury.
Haynes has been effective with limited playing time this season. He’s tied for the team lead with 3.0 sacks and has also made four tackles for loss. He’s accomplished that in just 39 percent of Carolina’s defensive snaps.
“He’s a good pass rusher, and I think he’s really improved as a run defender,” head coach Matt Rhule said. “I think he’s done a really nice job so far this year, and each week we’ve tried to increase his role to get him on the field more.”
Safety Cheap Jeremy Chinn Jersey (knee) returned to practice in a limited capacity on Thursday after he didn’t participate on Wednesday. Rhule is still taking things day-by-day with Chinn, but the fact that he practiced on Thursday is a positive sign.
Left tackle Cheap Russell Okung Jersey (calf) was limited again on Thursday. Rhule said Cheap Greg Little Jersey, Cheap Trent Scott Jersey, and Cheap Dennis Daley Jersey have all taken practice snaps at the position. Rhule noted he thought Daley had “a lot of great reps last year at left tackle.”
“We have enough guys who can go in and play tackle, play left tackle to be successful,” Rhule said.
Running back Cheap Christian McCaffrey Jersey continued to practice on Thursday, and barring a setback, is on track to play in Sunday’s game. Carolina has not yet moved McCaffrey to the 53-man roster. However, the club has until 4 p.m. on Saturday to do so for the running back to play against Kansas City.
Defensive tackle Cheap Zach Kerr Jersey (toe) and cornerback Cheap Corn Elder Jersey (neck) were upgraded from limited participants on Wednesday to full participants. Quarterback Cheap Teddy Bridgewater Jersey (neck), cornerback Cheap Donte Jackson Jersey (toe), and tight end Cheap Chris Manhertz Jersey (shoulder) were also full participants.
In Kansas City, wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited for the second consecutive practice. He’s missed the Chiefs’ last three games.
The Chiefs also placed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. He has 4.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hits this season.