CHARLOTTE – Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who left Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers with a knee injury, was limited in Wednesday's first practice of the week.
Bridgewater did some light work on the side with an athletic trainer during the portion of practice open to the media. Bridgewater's status for this weekend's game against the Lions is unclear.
"We'll monitor him day-to-day and see if he is able to go on Sunday," head coach Matt Rhule said. "We'll see how he responds to today's work tomorrow."
If Bridgewater doesn't play, the starting nod will go to PJ Walker or Will Grier.
"We're hopeful that Teddy can go, but if not, we want to give them both a fair opportunity this week to show what they can do," Rhule continued.
Four players did not practice Wednesday: running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), right guard John Miller (knee/ankle), linebacker Tahir Whitehead (rib) and cornerback Donte Jackson (toe).
"We don't expect Christian (McCaffrey) this week," Rhule said. "We expect him to be out. We expect Russell Okung to be out and really expect Donte Jackson to be out."
Okung was limited Wednesday with a calf injury that's cost him the past three games. Also limited were tight end Chris Manhertz (shoulder), safety Sam Franklin Jr. (ankle) and defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos (shoulder) and Marquis Haynes Sr.(shoulder).