CHARLOTTE – The bye week is a time to get healthy, but the Panthers are about as healthy as they could hope to be with one game left before their Week 11 bye.
Center Ryan Kalil on Saturday was the only Panther ruled out of Monday night's game with the Dolphins. This will be the eighth game he'll miss with a neck injury, but Carolina remains hopeful he'll be able to return sometime this season.
"He's just got to continue to do what the doctors and trainers prescribe for him," head coach Ron Rivera said. "Everything has been positive as we're going forward and it's just a matter of time."
The only real question mark this week was safety Mike Adams, who entered the concussion protocol after exiting in the fourth quarter of Week 9's win over the Falcons. But Adams cleared the protocol, as did tight end Chris Manhertz and offensive tackle John Theus.
"It's nice to be in the situation we're in," Rivera said. "Obviously you'd love to have everybody up ready to roll, but that's the nature of the game as well."
After Monday night and the bye, the Panthers will travel to New Jersey to play the Jets in Week 12. That's when they're expected to get Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen (foot) back from injured reserve.