CHARLOTTE — The Panthers had a few needed faces back on the practice field Wednesday, but there were still a few significant absences.
Cornerback Jaycee Horn (ribs) did not practice Wednesday after he left last Sunday’s game in the third quarter and was not able to finish.
They did get linebacker Frankie Luvu (shoulder) back on the field as a full participant, and safety Xavier Woods (hamstring) was limited.
They entered last week as the team’s two leading tacklers, and their absence was immediately felt against the 49ers. Coupled with missing safety Jeremy Chinn (still on injured reserve for at least the next three weeks), the Panthers were short-handed down the stretch.
The Panthers were also without quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle) in Wednesday’s practice.
It’s unclear whether or how much time he’ll miss, but without him on the field Wednesday, the Panthers were down to just PJ Walker and practice-squadier Jacob Eason for practice.
Running back Christian McCaffrey was held out as well, but this was just a normal rest day, and he has no injury designation on the report. Wide receiver DJ Moore (shoulder) showed up to practice in a green jersey, but he was listed as a full participant.
Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) and cornerback Stantley Thomas-Oliver III (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, and cornerback CJ Henderson (knee) and tight end Stephen Sullivan (back) were limited.
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