Panthers list Baker Mayfield as doubtful, three corners as questionable

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The Panthers stopped short of officially ruling Baker Mayfield out on Friday, but there’s little reason to believe he’ll be playing against the Rams this weekend.

While Mayfield was out of the walking boot he’s been wearing to protect his ankle at the team’s final practice of the week, he did not take part in the session and he has been listed as doubtful. That makes it all but certain that P.J. Walker will make his first start of the 2022 season.

The Panthers also added wide receiver Robbie Anderson (illness) and offensive lineman Cam Erving (groin) to the injury report Friday. Both players are listed as questionable.

Three cornerbacks drew the same tag. Donte Jackson (ankle), Jaycee Horn (ribs), and C.J. Henderson (knee) head into the weekend with uncertain availability. Stantley Thomas-Oliver (thigh) has been ruled out, which leaves Keith Taylor as the only healthy corner on the 53-man roster.

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault (hamstring) has been ruled out and linebacker Frankie Luvu (shoulder) rounds out the list of questionable Panthers.

6 responses to “Panthers list Baker Mayfield as doubtful, three corners as questionable

  1. A debacle in Carolina along with a walking MASH unit. Fill in the blanks toward a blowout.

  2. Baker Mayfield will be looking for a backup job next year. I just cant see any team giving him a starting job….which would only be a few teams anyway.
    With the way teams love to draft “the next big thing” qb out of college..I think teams would rather take a shot with a young kid vs Mayfield. I think THIS year was his year as the stop gap bridge…and nexyt year starts his backup career…with a possible chance to start again only due to someone’s injury.

  3. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. It ain’t all on Baker. You don’t accomplish everything he’s done in his short career as some kind of fluke. He carried the Browns to a winning season and beat the Steelers at their home in the playoffs. His play made Stefanski Coach of the Year his rookie season. A player doesn’t just forget all that and suddenly become inept without some good reasons. Last year, Stefanski went all in on three tight end formations and predictable play calling. This year, McAdoo puts the offense in third and longs every series with terrible calls on first and second. Someone in the Panthers org needs to watch every Browns game from the 2020 season and figure out what plays fit the player.

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