CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers could be without two key players when they visit the Chicago Bears.
Three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly missed his third straight day of practice Thursday with a concussion while wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed a second consecutive day of practice with inflammation in his left knee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game with a concussion when the Panthers host the San Diego Chargers.
A.J. Klein will start in his place.
Cornerback Daryl Worley and safety Kurt Coleman have been cleared from the league's concussion protocol and will start for Carolina on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he's cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 has missed the last two games with a concussion.
Kuechly is listed as questionable and Rivera says he hopes he can play, saying "anytime you got your leader out there, it is a doggone good thing."