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Week 17 Final Injury Report: Brian Burns among five listed as doubtful


CHARLOTTE – Defensive end Brian Burns (shoulder) is among five players listed as doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Saints. 

As the designation suggests, all five are not expected to play. 

The other doubtfuls are running backs Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Mike Davis (ankle), left tackle Russell Okung (calf) and cornerback Troy Pride Jr. (hip). Because he at least practiced in limited fashion on Friday, Pride is really the only one on the list who has much of a chance to suit up Sunday. 

Without McCaffrey and Davis, the Panthers' backfield will feature young running backs Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon, plus wide receiver Curtis Samuel and fullback Alex Armah. 

Michael Schofield will start in place of Okung, who's played just seven games this season. 

Wide receiver Robby Anderson, who missed Wednesday's practice with a sore groin, practiced in full both Thursday and Friday.

You can check out the entire injury report by clicking here or looking below:

The Panthers trail the all-time series against the Saints, 27-29. Carolina has played New Orleans more than any other team in its history.

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