Teams are required to release three injury reports in the week leading up to game day. Teams playing Sunday must report injuries and practice participation reports on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Carolina reported the following from Thursday practice:
Notables: Cam Newton was full participant and limited on Thursday. Looks like they are going to be cautious in not putting too much work on that shoulder. Vernon Butler was full participant in practice for the second day. It would be nice to have the big fella on the field with Shady coming.