CHARLOTTE — The Panthers are still without a group of four players because of injuries and added another name to the list of players dealing with illnesses Thursday, as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Safety/nickel Myles Hartsfield (ankle), defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis (calf), tight end Giovanni Ricci (neck), and linebacker Cory Littleton (ankle) were each held out for the second straight day Thursday.
Otherwise, tight end Ian Thomas (illness) joined a group of three other players who were out sick on Wednesday, including wide receiver Shi Smith and offensive linemen Cameron Erving and Larnel Coleman.
Safety Juston Burris (concussion) was upgraded to full participation after he was limited Wednesday. He has missed the last three games while in the protocol.
Wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (shoulder) and quarterback PJ Walker (ankle) were listed as limited again Thursday. Walker's not expected to be ready to suit up this week, as interim coach Steve Wilks said he wanted to give him more time and the upcoming bye to recover.