“I think it will come down to how he feels, and we have to wait and see how he responds to today,” Rhule said. “But I couldn’t say either way right now.”
Quarterback Sam Darnold said he misses having McCaffrey in the backfield with him, even though rookie Chuba Hubbard ran for 101 yards on 24 carries last week against the Eagles.
“There is just something about him,” Darnold said. “When he has the ball in his hands, he’s able to do things a lot of people aren’t able to do.”
The Panthers did get starting left tackle Cam Erving back to practice after he missed Carolina’s 21-18 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. If Erving returns this week, Taylor Moton will slide back over to the right tackle spot, Rhule said.
Carolina also designated guard Pat Elflein for return from injured reserve after being out with a hamstring injury.
Rhule also said linebacker Shaq Thompson will miss his second straight week with a foot injury.
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