The Panthers only had one player who didn’t practice today as they prepare for their Week 1 matchup with the Raiders, as left guard Dennis Daley sat out with an ankle injury. There were, however, 18 players listed as having various injuries but were all full participants in practice today.
Panthers practice report:— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) September 9, 2020
DNP -- Dennis Daley (ankle)
And then a WHOLE lot of people all participated fully but have some sort of injury.
We don’t know the full list of 18 players yet, but I would imagine that there aren’t any major concerns there since no one has been specifically mentioned. However, if that changes we’ll be sure to let you know.
As far as Daley is concerned, there’s a chance he may not be ready to play on Sunday. If that’s the case, it appears that Michael Schofield will start in his place at left guard. Rhule told the media after practice that he’s confident in his abilities should he be needed on Sunday.
Rhule says he's confident in Michael Schofield if Dennis Daley can't go this week at left guard.— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 9, 2020
Daley’s injury also explains why offensive tackle Matt Kaskey was one of the four players the Panthers chose to protect from other teams this week, and there’s a good chance he’s one of the two practice squad players the Panthers add to the game day roster. (Due to 2020’s COVID-19 rules, teams are allowed to expand the roster to 55 players with two extra practice squad players.) We’ll be sure to keep an eye on that as the week progresses, so stay tuned.