The Panthers are going to err on the side of caution, with a pair of their captains today.
As expected, the Panthers deactivated tight end Greg Olsen, after he experienced some soreness in his first game back from a broken foot last week. But they also deactivated center Ryan Kalil, who has missed most of this year with a neck issue, but was in uniform last week.
Kalil has played five quarters all season, but was active in case of emergency last week.
The Saints also have a key absence, as rookie cornerback Marson Lattimore is inactive again this week with an ankle injury.