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2-0, 1st in NFC South
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Does Carolina have an edge on the Saints? (0:45)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin returned to practice on Thursday after working with the trainers on Wednesday. He took a hard shot to the ribs and thigh/knee area in Sunday's win against Buffalo. He appears fine today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been doing footwork drills, shadowing backup Derek Anderson as shown here, but not throwing in practice. Newton was listed as limited on Wednesday. Last week he was limited only on Thursday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is not at practice for the second straight day after missing Sunday's game with what coach Ron Rivera called a crick in his neck. Appears Tyler Larsen is in line to start against the Saints on Sunday. Cornerback Daryl Worley (knee) is back at practice after missing Wednesday's session.

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Newton: Panthers' home-field advantage has improved (0:41)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said center Ryan Kalil's neck injury is not connected to the shoulder surgery he had. Said Kalil just woke up Sunday with a crick in his neck.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton listed as limited and center Ryan Kalil as a non participant in official injury report.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Ed Dickson relishes the opportunity to step into the spotlight left vacant for at least eight weeks by Pro Bowler Greg Olsen, who suffered a broken foot on Sunday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton calls backup tight end Chris Manhertz "Blistex."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on being without tight end Greg Olsen for at least eight weeks: "Are we going to miss Mr. 3K? Absolutely, but life goes on."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton has a chance on Sunday to pass Jake Delhomme (53) for the most wins by a Carolina quarterback. He appears more excited about the "vibe" he has helped create in Charlotte. "It's just a blessing for me to be one of the intricate pieces that's been a part of the whole process."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback is thinking outloud here about whether this Carolina defense is the best he's seen. He finally says yes. Adds communication is big in separating this unit from others.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he needs to "be more complete." Mostly he said the key is simply to score touchdowns.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey ranks third among NFL rookies in overall rookie jersey sales at Dick's Sporting Goods this week and has the 13th-best selling jersey among all NFL players. Only Pittsburgh rookies T.J. Watt and James Conner rank ahead of McCaffrey. Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly ranks No. 9 among all NFL players. Quarterback Cam Newton ranked 16th.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took some shots on Sunday but he is throwing during individual drills today. Last week he had a "maintenance" day on Thursday on which he didn't throw.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing today for the Panthers is center Ryan Kalil, who missed Sunday's game with what was called a "crick" in his neck, and cornerback Daryl Worley. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin working with trainers. He took a hard shot to the ribs and quad on Sunday but continued to play.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Keyarris Garrett was signed to the Panthers practice squad to fill the spot opened when H-back Alex Armah was signed to the 53-man roster to replace tight end Greg Olsen, who went on injured reserve.

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Greg Olsen placed on IR (0:29)

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.524th
Rushing Yards96.518th
Points For16.0Tied-22nd
Points Against3.01st

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