CHARLOTTE — An ankle injury kept right guard John Miller out of Thursday's practice, but there is still a chance he's on the field against the Saints on Sunday.
"I'm hopeful that John will play," head coach Matt Rhule said.
Miller, who was limited Wednesday, played every offensive snap for Carolina this season after signing a one-year deal as a free agent. Originally a Bills' third-round pick, Miller is in his sixth pro season.
Dennis Daley is an option for right guard if Miller is unable to play. The 2019 sixth-round pick out of South Carolina was in position for a starting role before suffering an ankle injury late in training camp. He's now healthy and ready to play full speed.
"If and when Dennis is called upon, I won't blink twice," Rhule said.
Cornerback Rasul Douglas was not at practice on Thursday, though his absence was not injury-related. Rhule said he was unsure about Douglas' availability for Sunday.
Again sporting a green, non-contact jersey, cornerback Donte Jackson (toe) was limited on Thursday. He's been battling through the injury for weeks, which has been a frustrating process.
"With my position, there's so many different movements I do, and you kind of take your toe for granted being back there on the island … because you never realize how much you use it until you can't," Jackson said.
Jackson has been getting a lot of treatment on the toe. Still, he realizes the injury's randomness may give him a setback at any time. In the Week 5 win over Atlanta, he was on the field for just one play before his toe began to bother him, and he had to miss the rest of the game.
"It's just one of those things that lingers," Jackson said. "It can come from a move you've done five times in a row, and on the sixth time you do it, it'll flare-up. So you never really know with it."
In New Orleans, wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) did not participate Thursday. He was a limited participant on Wednesday.
You can view the entire Thursday injury report by clicking here.
See photos from Thursday's practice as Carolina prepares to travel to New Orleans in Week 7.