CHARLOTTE – The Panthers will hit the road for Sunday's game at the Tennessee Titans as healthy as they've been all season.
After ruling out at least two players before every game this season, only guard Andrew Norwell (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Titans game. The only player that's even questionable is defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, who is hoping to return after a three-game absence from a high ankle sprain.
"It's good to see," head coach Ron Rivera said. "We still have concern obviously with Andrew and Dwan, but for the most part the other guys are ready to go and had good practices today.
"Dwan seemed to progress the way you would hope, but the hard thing about the high ankle is with big guys – they're the ones that struggle the most, along with running backs, because they have to cut hard. It's just about getting his confidence and getting comfortable again."
Norwell will again be replaced in the starting lineup by Amini Silatolu, who was the Panthers' starter at left guard when healthy prior to last season.
"He's played well in place of Andrew. We're comfortable with him," Rivera said. "He's had a good, solid career. Just the last couple of years he's been injured, and Andrew has played well for us. This is a nice opportunity for him to reestablish himself as a guy that can help us going forward."
The Titans will be without wide receiver Kendall Wright and cornerback Jason McCourty for the second consecutive game, and cornerback Perrish Cox is considered a game-time decision. Wright leads Tennessee wide receivers in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns, while McCourty is a captain for the third time in the last four seasons.
View photos from the Panthers' week of practice leading up to their game versus the Titans.