Two picks in return to top job
Mayfield completed 21 of 33 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed twice for 12 yards in the Panthers' 13-3 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Mayfield unsurprisingly put together lackluster numbers against an aggressive defense that was able to sack him on four occasions and hit him an additional three times. The beleaguered 2018 first overall pick short-circuited drives at both his own and the Ravens' 41-yard-line on his pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, snuffing out any chance of a Carolina comeback. Given Sunday's middling results, it wouldn't be surprising to see PJ Walker (ankle) or Sam Darnold get a crack at the starting assignment over Mayfield in a Week 12 home date against the Broncos.
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Thomas (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Walker (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Smith (illness) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Marshall (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Walker (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Marshall (shoulder) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Walker (ankle) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Smith didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.
Marshall was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.
Mayfield will move back to a reserve role after interim coach Steve Wilks named Sam Darnold as the Panthers' Week 12 starting quarterback Tuesday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.