X-rays negative

Initial X-rays on McCaffrey's injured ankle came back negative, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that McCaffrey "rolled" his ankle and likely avoided a major injury, though the star running back missed the entire second half of Sunday's loss to the Dolphins (after briefly attempting a return in the second quarter). With Carolina on bye in Week 13, the early reports suggest McCaffrey at least has some shot at avoiding an absence.

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Alex Erickson

Alex Erickson

WR | CAR

No touches in finale

Erickson was not targeted and fair caught both of the punts he fielded in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Brandon Zylstra

Brandon Zylstra

WR | CAR

No yards Sunday

Zylstra didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. He also attempted an incomplete pass.

Tommy Tremble

Tommy Tremble

TE | CAR

Finishes rookie season

Tremble caught two of five targets for seven yards and rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

QB | CAR

Open to backup job

Newton said Monday that he's open to accepting a backup role in the future, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

RB | CAR

Leads team in touches

Abdullah rushed seven times for 26 yards and caught 9 of 11 targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

QB | CAR

Turns it over twice

Darnold completed 29 of 42 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed eight times for 19 yards and lost a fumble.