The Carolina Panthers are a banged up team heading into their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as their first official injury report of the week includes several starters that failed to practice Wednesday.
Sitting out Wednesday were tackle Byron Bell (toe), wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), wide receiver Philly Brown (ankle), tackle Nate Chandler (toe), linebacker Thomas Davis (hip), defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (back), fullback Mike Tolbert (chest), running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and tackle Gary Williams (thigh).
Bell and Chandler are the Panthers starting tackles, so it will be interesting to watch their practice participation levels as the week goes on.
Limited Wednesday were wide receiver Jason Avant (thigh) and tight end Greg Olsen (calf).
Defensive end Greg Hardy (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday and it’s now being reported that he will be placed on the Commissioner’s exemption list. He will not play against the Steelers as a result.