Steve Smith probable with dislocated finger


The Panthers are entering Sunday’s de facto NFC South title game against the Saints with nearly a full deck.

Wide receiver Steve Smith, who missed practice Thursday after dislocating his middle finger Wednesday, is listed as probable and will play, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Asked if the finger was going to present a problem for him catching passes, Panthers coach Ron Rivera cracked “Well, he’s got nine other ones.”

The Panthers also have a full complement of alternatives, as running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) is the only player listed as out. Everyone else on the report is listed as probable.