Shi Smith, WR (CAR)

Questionable with groin injury

Smith (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Smith was a late addition to the injury report after missing practice entirely Friday, but coach Matt Rhule described Smith as on the "positive" side of questionable, per David Newton of ESPN. His absence would be significant because Smith played a starting role in Carolina's season opener and was expected to return punts this week. If Smith sits out Sunday, Laviska Shenault or DJ Moore would be the leading candidates to be the Panthers' punt returner, while Terrace Marshall or Rashard Higgins could step up as the No. 3 receiver.

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Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

QB | CAR

Likely to drop to third string

Mayfield is expected to be inactive for the Panthers' next game in Week 14 at Seattle if PJ Walker (ankle) is healthy enough to serve as Sam Darnold's backup, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

DJ Moore

DJ Moore

WR | CAR

Tops 100 receiving yards

Moore recorded four receptions on six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

QB | CAR

Earns another start after win

Darnold completed 11 of 19 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos. He added three rushes for three yards and a touchdown.

PJ Walker

PJ Walker

QB | CAR

Inactive Sunday

Walker (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Denver.