Week 4 Final Injury Report: Kawann Short expected to play

Kawann Short

CHARLOTTE — After missing the last two games with a foot injury, defensive tackle Kawann Short is expected to play against the Cardinals in Week 4.

Short was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and has no injury designation heading into Sunday.

Two of the Panthers' offensive linemen are questionable for the matchup: left tackle Russell Okung and guard Dennis Daley. If Okung cannot play, Rhule said earlier this week that Carolina would likely continue to rotate Greg Little and Trent Scott at the position. But Chris Reed has taken over as the club's top left guard even if Daley is available.

"He started last week and played really well," Rhule said. "Dennis, fortunately for us, can play right guard, left guard. He's a swing tackle for us. He brings a lot of versatility."

Rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (illness) was on the field Friday after missing the first two days of the practice week. He was a limited participant but has no injury status.

Cornerback Donte Jackson (toe) was a full participant and is expected to face the Cardinals. Safety Jeremy Chinn (hip) and linebacker Adarius Taylor were both limited, but are expected to play as well.

In Arizona, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) was not at the open portion of practice on Friday. But on a local Arizona radio appearance, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he'd bet Hopkins will play on Sunday.

"When you look at his history, the fact of the matter is he just doesn't miss football games," Keim said, via cardinals.com.

In seven seasons with the Texans, Hopkins missed only two of the 112 regular-season games for which he was eligible. So far in 2020, he's caught 32 passes for 356 yards, leading the league in both categories.

To check out the entire injury report, click here.

Carolina is 12-5 all-time against the Cardinals, including a 2-1 record in the playoffs.

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