Baker Mayfield, QB (CAR)

Rested Friday night

Neither Mayfield nor Darnold will start Friday's preseason game against New England, with the Panthers instead turning to P.J. Walker to lead a crew of mostly backups, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Some might take it as a sign the battle for the starting QB job is all but settled, with Mayfield emerging as the favorite and Darnold not getting a chance to make up ground Friday night. Jeff Howe of The Athletic recently reported that the decision is all but made, even though the Panthers haven't announced a winner. On the other hand, Fowler's report Friday morning suggests the decision may not be finalized. Coach Matt Rhule said in early August that the earliest he'd announce a Week 1 starter would be after the upcoming matchup with New England.

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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 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.