from doubtful to questionable for Monday’s game.The Panthers will be without the services of kicker Graham Gano tomorrow night against the Saints. Gano will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Chandler Catanzao will once again handle the kicking duties for the Panthers.Defensive tackle Kawann Short has been listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game as he battled a calf injury during the week at practice. Hopefully he’s able to suit up tomorrow Trai Turner Color Rush Jersey
, because the Panthers will need as much pass rush as they can get against Drew Brees. (In case you haven’t heard, he’s pretty good.)Thomas Davis missed practice yesterday but it was classified as non-injury and his status for tomorrow is not in doubt, so he’ll play. Cam Newton practiced in full so he’s also expected to be ready for Carolina tomorrow. Julius Peppers was limited in practice yesterday, but it was to keep him fresh for game day. He should see plenty of snaps tomorrow.Here’s this week’s final injury report:Panthers injury report OutK Graham Gano (knee)DoubtfulDT Kawann Short (calf)QuestionableN/A * * *Did not participate in practiceLB Thomas Davis (non-injury)K Graham Gano (knee)DT Kawann Short (calf)Limited participation in practiceDE Julius Peppers (rest)Full participation in practiceS Mike Adams (rest/wrist)OT Chris Clark (knee)S Rashaan Gaulden (illness)QB Cam Newton (shoulder)Practice StatusDid not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitionsLimited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsFull participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsGame StatusOut = Player will not playDoubtful = Player unlikely to playQuestionable = Uncertain if player will play There were many people who wondered aloud that there might be a backlash for any team that signed Eric Reid Taylor Moton Jersey
, some hypothetical wave of protests that would be “bad for business.”But in Charlotte, even the guy who got fired because of him supports the move.The corresponding transaction for the Panthers addition of Reid was to release cornerback Lorenzo Doss, but he seemed to understand the importance of the day.
Congrats on signing with a great organization bro @E_Reid35 !!! @Kaepernick7 is next! It鈥檚 God鈥檚 Plan no matter who try and stop it 鉁婐煆?mdash; Lorenzo Doss (@Lorenzo_Doss) September 28, 2018
Reid and Colin Kaepernick’s collusion suit against the NFL made it reasonable to wonder if any team would be willing to sign him. But the reaction in Carolina has been largely positive Wes Horton Color Rush Jersey
, because the football team needed a player who does what he does. Even local sports talk radio callers 鈥?far from the Algonquin Round Table on the best of days 鈥?have been extremely supportive of the decision.The Panthers brought Reid in because of their football need (though they wouldn’t have always been able to have made such a decision). And while Kaepernick might not find a team willing to take the same chance, the lack of response in a conservative Southern city should be instructive.