Two players showed signs of recovery Thursday, with both Ben Hartsock and Mike Tolbert returning to practice fully. Jon Beason was given the day off on Wednesday, but was still limited today. He's listed as having a knee injury, and it feels like this is more than precaution as the Panthers approach their first game.
The Panthers are poised to be very thin at running back with Kenjon Barner almost assured to miss this week. What is it with former Oregon Ducks and foot injuries? In any event, Carolina will turn its attention to DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert, hopefully without too much Armond Smith.