Limited in return to practice
Hurst (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Hurst so far has sat out three games due to a concussion, but he was spotted in a red non-contact jersey in his return to practice Wednesday. His return to the field represents a sign of progress in his quest through the five-step concussion protocol, and he'll have two more chances to practice this week and potentially get closer to gaining clearance from an independent neurologist. Fellow tight ends Tommy Tremble (hip) and Stephen Sullivan (shoulder) also were limited participants to begin Week 14 prep, leaving just Ian Thomas as the Panthers' healthy option at the position on the active roster.
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Sanders finished the regular season with a career-low 129 carries for 432 yards and one touchdown in 16 games. He also caught 27 of 41 targets for 154 yards.
Thielen caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 9-0 loss to the Buccaneers.
Hurst said Monday that he cleared concussion protocol over the weekend, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Chark secured two of four targets for 46 yards in the Panthers' 9-0 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
Hubbard rushed 23 times for 83 yards and brought in both targets for nine yards in the Panthers' 9-0 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Young completed 11 of 18 passes for 94 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed twice for 24 yards in the Panthers' 9-0 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
Tremble (back) has returned to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Tremble injured his back during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Pineiro (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Pineiro (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.