Panthers Fullback Brad Hoover's going to be out for another few weeks at least, but running backs Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were out of Wednesday practice as well, leaving them just rookies Mike Goodson, Tyrell Sutton and Tony Fiammetta in practice.
Wednesdays off are common for Stewart, who's battled soreness in his Achilles tendon all year. But Williams absence was rare.
“He kind of tweaked his knee,” coach John Fox said. “It's something we'll evaluate day-to-day and see where it brings us tomorrow.”