Notebook: Haason Reddick leading Pro Bowl voting

Haason Reddick

CHARLOTTE — Panthers outside linebacker Haason Reddick is earning some notice, as he's on pace to eclipse his career-best numbers from 2020.

Reddick leads all NFC outside linebackers in voting for the Pro Bowl with 40,225 votes through Tuesday. He's the only Panthers player to lead the conference in voting at his position.

Fans can vote now on NFL.com/ProBowlVote and then on social media from Wednesday, Dec. 1 until Thursday, Dec. 16. Players and coaches will vote Dec. 17, and teams will be announced Dec. 20 on NFL Network.

Reddick pushed his season sack total to 10.5 last week, which leads all NFC players. He's tied for third in the league. He had 12.5 sacks last year for Arizona, and his 23.0 sacks since the start of the 2020 season is the third-highest total in the league. He's also the only player in the league with at least 10 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and 50 tackles.

He's the ninth player in Panthers history to reach double digits in sacks in a season, and joins Hall of Famer Kevin Greene and Julius Peppers as the only players to hit that mark in their first season with the team.

— He wasn't practicing or anything, but rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn was on the field Wednesday for the first time since breaking his foot in Week 3.

Horn walked out wearing a red jersey, to continue his rehab work outdoors.

"He's definitely healing," Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said. "When he's going to be back, I don't know."

Horn is progressing and is out of a boot, though it's still a long shot that he'd return to play this year. From the moment of the injury, the best-case scenario timeline was that he'd be well by late December or early January. Mostly, they don't want to do anything to compromise his ability to be ready next season. Still, having him back among teammates was a welcome sight.

— The Panthers are still at least a week away from left tackle Cameron Erving even being eligible to return from injured reserve, and they're a little up in the air on his replacement at the moment.

Dennis Daley has started both games in his absence, but hasn't been able to finish either of the last two because of a glute injury. Rookie Brady Christensen has replaced him both times.

"I told Dennis, he practices all week, we need him to finish a game," Rhule said. "I do think Brady played well in the game last week, so we'll have both of those guys ready to go."

— Thursday will be a bit of an earlier day for the Panthers, though they'll still be in for practice tomorrow morning, before breaking earlier in the day to be with their families. Then they'll be back in Friday morning to continue the work.

See photos from Wednesday's practice as the Panthers prepare to travel to Miami this weekend.

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