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Panthers place Rasul Douglas on COVID-19 list, re-activate Joey Slye and Trent Scott

The Panthers added another player to the reserve/COVID list, but took two players off as well.

The Panthers have placed cornerback Rasul Douglas on the reserve/COVID list and ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Douglas was not at practice yesterday, and now we have an explanation why.

In positive news, kicker Joey Slye and offensive tackle Trent Scott were removed from the reserve/COVID list and are both eligible to play Sunday in New Orleans.

The full injury report for this week’s game will come out later, but for now we know at least one player who will be ruled out. The Panthers-Saints game is currently scheduled to take place, but as previous weeks have shown us across the league that is subject to change at any time before the team leaves for New Orleans (which is assumed to be tomorrow).

According to Joe Person at The Athletic, it’s unclear if the Panthers will still give the three free agent kickers they brought in when Slye was placed on the reserve/COVID list a workout.

I agree with Joe’s take that the Panthers should not only go through with the workout, but they should also sign one of them (probably the one who does the best) to the practice squad as a ‘break glass in case of emergency’ option. That just seems like smart business to me.

As always, stay tuned to this developing situation.