Sam Darnold, QB (CAR)

Not ready for return yet

Darnold (ankle) is still not close to returning from injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Darnold is technically already eligible to come off IR, but Schefter reports a source saying it's "going to be a while" before he's healthy enough to retake the field. When Darnold initially suffered a left high-ankle sprain in late August, he was given a recovery timetable of 4-6 weeks. Once back to full health, it's possible he could push for Carolina's starting job again, at least if the quality of Baker Mayfield's play doesn't begin to improve.

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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.