Sam Darnold limited in practice again Thursday

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Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold‘s status didn’t change at Thursday’s practice.

Darnold was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday due to the concussion that knocked him out of last Sunday’s win over the Falcons and he was limited again on Thursday. Darnold, who is also listed with a right shoulder issue, would need to clear the entire concussion protocol in order to be given the green light to play against the Patriots this weekend.

Running back Christian McCaffrey practiced again on Thursday, but isn’t on the injury report because he’s only been designated to return from injured reserve at this point. McCaffrey has missed five games with a hamstring injury.

Lineback Shaq Thompson (foot) moved from limited participation on Wednesday to a full practice Thursday. Cornerback Stanley Thomas-Oliver (toe) moved the other direction and sat out practice after a limited workout to kick off the week.

2 responses to “Sam Darnold limited in practice again Thursday

  1. Not that Darnold is very good, but the Panthers are screwed if he doesn’t clear protocols and be able to play.

    The backup Walker was 3 for 15, 33yd against a terrible Giants team this season.

    Last year he played in 4 games and was 32 for 56 with 1 TD and 5 INTs.

    More like a practice squad QB than an NFL backup

  2. With Walker playing the whole game, they have a chance. Sam I done. You can’t judge a pinch hitter the same as a starter. The roles are very different.

    Either way, the Panthers are screwed long term by inept leadership. The decision to bring in Darnold from NY will be lampooned for ages. (long after Rhule is out)

    Little RB McCaffrey will retire this season.

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