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, Curtis Samuel return to practice The Panthers have issued today’s injury report for their Week 5 game against the Giants, and there’s some encouraging news to report—Trai Turner and Curtis Samuel were both on the practice field for the Panthers. According to early reports, the only players who took the day off were Julius Peppers and Greg Olsen.Getting Turner back at right guard would be huge for Carolina, as his absence has been felt for the last few weeks while he was in the concussion protocol. Seeing Samuel get some live action is also good news, and it would be nice to see him featured in the offense this week to give Cam Newton another weapon to use on Sunday.Here’s the full injury report for the Panthers:Panthers injury reportDid not participate in practiceTE Greg Olsen (foot)DE Julius Peppers (rest)Limited participation in practiceNoneFull participation in practiceDT Vernon Butler (shoulder)WR Damiere Byrd (knee)WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness)G Trai Turner (concussion)Practice StatusDid not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitionsLimited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsFull participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsGame StatusOut = Player will not playDoubtful = Player unlikely to playQuestionable = Uncertain if player will playThe Carolina Panthers have a bottom-tier pass rush according to Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus released their ranking for each team’s pass rush heading into the 2018 season, and their opinion of the Panthers is... not favorable.Let’s take a look, shall we?My takeI think this ranking is lower than it should be. I’m not saying the Panthers have the best defensive line ever (I mean, they do, but I’m not saying that) or that they should be ranked No. 1 overall Stitched Matt Paradis Jersey
, but to put them at No. 22 is a little unfair. Using their very own numbers, having the No. 9 pressure percentage in 2017 should give them a better outlook in 2018 than No. 22 overall. Yes, Julius Peppers is 38 years old and had shoulder surgery in the offseason (he’s not human so this really shouldn’t count against them), and yes, there is some questionable depth at defensive end. Those are fair points against the Panthers, but I think they’re good enough to crack the top 15, at least.What do you think, Panthers fans? Is No. 22 a fair ranking? Where would you rank them?