Panthers 'hopeful' RB Christian McCaffery plays Thursday

Panthers coach Matt Rhule on Christian McCaffrey’s chances of playing on Thursday against Atlanta after he practiced today: “I’m hopeful. I’ll have to see how he responds to today. It was great having him out there.’’

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According to reports, CMC was in the red jersey on Monday and Tuesday indicating that he may not play this week on a short week, leaving Week 9 as perhaps a more realistic target. Rhule wouldn’t get into how much work McCaffrey did, according to story, but did say CMC “looks good. He looks like he’s moving around great. Just we’ll let the medical people and him determine how much he can do, or when he can play in a game.’’ We'll continue to monitor leading right up to inactives before the game.

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