Baker Mayfield, QB (CAR)

Will play Saturday

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will both take the field during Saturday's preseason opener against Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Mayfield appears to have pulled ahead in Carolina's quarterback competition, per Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer, but Rhule didn't reveal whether Mayfield or Darnold will start Saturday's contest. The Panthers aren't expected to declare a regular-season starter until after the second preseason game Aug. 19 at New England, though a strong performance in the opener could go a long way in Mayfield's favor.

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Avoids injury report

McCaffrey (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Saints, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

TE | CAR

Just one grab

Thomas caught one of three targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

QB | CAR

Throws touchdown in loss

Mayfield completed 14 of 29 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants. He also rushed six times for 35 yards.

Robbie Anderson

Robbie Anderson

WR | CAR

Fumbles in loss

Anderson caught three of five targets for 32 yards but lost a fumble in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.

DJ Moore

DJ Moore

WR | CAR

Scores in narrow defeat

Moore caught three of six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.

Making progress per coach

Coach Matt Rhule said Marshall had his best week of practice this week and added that he's "hopeful" Marshall will see the field Week 2, Ellis Williams of the Charlotte Observer reports.