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Panthers vs. Saints inactives: Who is not playing in Week 17

The Panthers travel to New Orleans to face the Saints in Week 17. We break down what we know before inactives arrive at 2:55 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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Panthers-Saints inactives report

Panthers inactives: CB Stephon Gilmore, S Sean Chandler, DE Azur Kamara, LT Cameron Erving, OG Deonte Brown, DE Austin Larkin

Saints inactives: WR Tre’Quan Smith, QB Ian Book, CB Bradley Roby, RB Mark Ingram, S Marcus Williams, LT Terron Armstead, C Erik McCoy


The Carolina Panthers play the New Orleans Saints in an NFC South matchup in Week 17. Kickoff from the Caesars Superdome is set for 4:25 p.m. ET with the game airing on Fox on Sunday, January 2nd.

We don’t have the official injury report yet as it is released an hour and a half before kickoff, but there are already some big names confirmed out. We will get the full list around 2:55 p.m. ET, but for now, here is what we know.

For the Panthers, star cornerback Stephon Gilmore has already been ruled out of the matchup because of a groin injury. He suffered the ailment during last week’s blowout loss to the Buccaneers. Safety Sean Chandler is also dealing with a groin injury is and considered doubtful as well as tackle Cameron Erving, who might miss the contest for personal reasons. The three Carolina players entering with questionable designations are S Juston Burris (groin), LB Jermaine Carter (groin), and CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder/knee).

For the Saints, wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith has already been declared of of today’s matchup with a chest injury. They have six players listed as questionable, including DE Carl Granderson (illness), WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey (illness), RB Mark Ingram (knee), WR Ty Montgomery, C Erik McCoy (non-COVID illness), and safety Marcus Williams (illness).