Carolina LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14 after he failed to clear the last step in the NFL's protocol.
Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.
The Carolina defense was devastated by injuries on Thursday night, losing LB Luke Kuechly (concussion), DE Mario Addison (foot), and CB Leonard Johnson (chest).
Carolina LB Shaq Thompson (knee) is no longer on the Panthers' injury report and will return to the field on Thursday.
The Carolina Panthers have made 19 transactions at the cornerback position since removing the franchise tag from Josh Norman over the offseason.
Carolina coach Ron Rivera has "opened up the competition" at cornerback this week as his team prepares to face Tampa Bay.
Carolina will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, who are last among NFL offenses in rushing yards through two weeks.
The Charlotte Observer notes that Carolina DC Sean McDermott will look to protect his rookie cornerbacks in Week 1.
The Carolina Panthers lead the NFL in takeaways, forcing 36 turnovers through 15 games.
The Carolina defense will look to repeat its Week 14 performance in which the group handed Atlanta a shutout.
The Carolina defense has allowed just 46.6 rushing yards and 193.8 passing yards over the last five weeks.
The Carolina defense has allowed just 50.0 rushing yards per game over the last five weeks.
The Carolina Panthers will look to keep their stellar defensive play rolling in Week 13 at New Orleans.
The Carolina defense has forced 13 turnovers in the last four weeks.