Three Panthers will miss the game against the Jags. Star Lotulelei is still recovering from a stress reaction in his foot. Nate Chandler and Richie Brockel will also miss the game with knee and shoulder injuries. Cornerbacks Josh Norman and Teddy Williams are both probable. Norman is out of the concussion protocol after being kneed in the head in the preseason finale. Center Ryan Kalil is expected to start. He's been dealing with a knee sprain.
Jacksonville will be thin on the defensive line. Defensive end Andre Branch and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks are both out with knee injuries. Big free agent signing Julius Thomas is out after having surgery on his finger. He's expected to miss at least the first month of the season. Running back Toby Gerhart is questionable, while second year reciever Marquise Lee is doubtful.