Foxhole: Pass rushers on alert

Comments from Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox following the team's practice.

On injuries: Did not participate – Tyler Brayton (ankle), Greg Hardy (foot), Jeff Otah (knee) and Jamar Williams (neck). Limited participation – Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder) and Travelle Wharton (ankle).

On if he has a good backup plan for rushing the passer with two defensive ends on the injury report: We have a backup plan. We'll find out whether it's pretty good or not come Sunday.

On how comfortable he would be with rookie Eric Norwood at defensive end if needed: We obviously feel good about everybody we've got on our 53-man roster, and he's a guy that's shown some of those skills – both at the college level and with us.

On there being opportunities to rush the passer against the New Orleans Saints: I think it's fair to say they'll throw it a few times.

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