Greg Olsen not expected to miss Bengals game because of ankle injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen did not practice for a second straight day with an ankle sprain, but the team’s leading receiver said he will play in Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.

“Yeah, I’ll be fine,’’ said Olsen, who has 27 catches for 327 yards and four touchdowns. “I was able to do some running today, and hopefully will be back out there to get some practice in tomorrow.’’

Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not show up at practice for the second straight day and is expected to miss the 1 p.m. game at Paul Brown Stadium.

Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) practiced on a limited basis and has not been ruled out, but he is doubtful. Darrin Reaves, who missed Wednesday’s practice with a hip injury, practiced on Thursday and is expected to play.

Reaves will share the backfield with Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya.

Cornerback Josh Norman (concussion) did not practice and likely will not play. Nickel cornerback Bené Benwikere (ankle) also did not practice and likely is out.

Coach Ron Rivera said Charles Godfrey spent all of practice focused on playing nickel.