CHARLOTTE – Linebacker Shaq Thompson is set to make his return against the Saints on Thursday after missing the previous two games with a sprained knee. He practiced fully on Tuesday and Wednesday and is no longer listed on the injury report.
Center Ryan Kalil, who has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, is listed questionable, but the expectation is that he'll play. Kalil practiced fully on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"We just want to make sure tomorrow morning he's fine," head coach Ron Rivera said.
Backup center Gino Gradkowski, who started in place of Kalil, is questionable with a knee injury. Gradkowski did not practice at all this week.
Linebacker A.J. Klein, safety Colin Jones and left tackle Michael Oher are all out with concussions.
View photos of the Panthers' week of practice leading up to their Thursday Night game against the Saints.