According to Tom Pelissero on Twitter, Carolina Panthers superstar running back Christian McCaffrey is not expected to be activated from injured reserve ahead of tonight's contest against the Atlanta Falcons.
There had been some hope that CMC would be available for Thursday Night Football after missing Week 8. Those hopes were raised when he returned to practice this past week, but with 10 extra days to allow him to heal before the Panthers play again, holding him out one more contest may be in CMC's best interests. Mike Davis should be primed for another high volume outing against a Falcons team he gashed for 89 rushing yards, nine receptions, 60 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in Week 5. Davis is our number six running back for Week 8.