DeAngelo Williams being fit for a playing cast for potential return

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are fitting running back DeAngelo Williams with a playing cast for his right hand that was fractured three weeks ago in a loss at Minnesota.

Coach Ron Rivera said there is a chance the team’s all-time leading rusher could play on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns after missing the past two games.

Rivera said Williams still hasn’t caught passes, and there is concern with how the hand will impact his ability to block. Williams was listed as limited in Thursday’s practice.

Outside linebacker Thomas Davis was a full participant in practice after hyper-extending his left knee in Sunday’s 19-17 victory against Tampa Bay. Rivera said the bigger concern is linebacker A.J. Klein, who was limited in practice with an ankle injury.