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Injury Report: Charles Johnson set to start


CHARLOTTE – Defensive end Ryan Delaire (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Falcons, but fortunately for Carolina he's the only player on the final injury report.

Defensive end Charles Johnson, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, and right tackle Daryl Williams, who has missed the last three games with an ankle injury, are ready to return to action. Both are expected to start.

Tight end Greg Olsen missed practice time with an elbow injury, but head coach Ron Rivera confirmed he's good to go.

Linebacker Luke Kuechly isn't on the injury report since he cleared the concussion protocol and has practiced fully, but the Panthers may elect to hold him out for a second consecutive week.

"We'll announce it tomorrow," Rivera said. "I'm going to weigh a lot of things. You watch, try to pay attention, you listen, and you make your decision. That's all you can do. He'll lobby, but I've got to make sure at the end of the day that when I sit down and talk and visit with Dave (Gettleman) that we make the best decision going forward."

View photos of the Panthers as they prepare for their game against Atlanta.

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