Jacob Eason, QB (CAR)

Should get playing time Thursday

Eason is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears following news that Drew Lock will be out after testing positive for COVID-19, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Geno Smith and Drew Lock took all the snaps during the team's first preseason game as they compete for the starting job. Eason isn't in the competition, but he'll get a chance to showcase his skills during Thursday's exhibition matchup. While he has a big arm and a 6-foot-6, 227-pound frame, Eason has been unable to get on the field through his first two seasons in the league, as the 2020 fourth-round pick has handled just five offensive snaps in the regular season. A strong performance in Thursday's game could keep him in the backup quarterback conversation, either in Seattle or elsewhere.

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Will undergo MRI on Monday

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Shenault will undergo an MRI on Monday after he pulled his right hamstring during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.

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Modest numbers in loss

Moore caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and gained 11 rushing yards on his only carry in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

Catches TD pass in loss

McCaffrey carried the ball eight times for 27 yards and caught all nine of his targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

May not return

Shenault (hamstring) is questionable to return Sunday against the Cardinals, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.