The NFL trade deadline has come and gone. No deals for the Panthers, but they head into the second half of the season with good news.
After missing the last two weeks, the Panthers will get one of their playmakers back on defense. Starting cornerback Rasul Douglas has been activated from the Reserve COVID-19 list, some welcomed news for Carolina’s secondary as they get ready to face Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Douglas has 6 passes defensed this season, which is tied for the team lead.
On offense, the Panthers are hoping to have their best player off of the sideline and back in a uniform in time for Sunday’s road game against the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Christian McCaffrey has missed the last six games with the high ankle sprain he suffered in the Panthers week two loss at Tampa Bay.
Carolina’s All-Pro running back returned to the practice field last week after he was designated to return from injured reserve.
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is optimistic and hopeful that McCaffrey will be cleared to play by Sunday.