-- WR Steve Smith's running around catching passes as if he's getting ready to play, but that's still doubtful. In fact, it might be worth it to leave him and Muhsin Muhammad on the bench, if only to force-feed Dwayne Jarrett, Ryne Robinson and Kenny Moore to help make the decisions on those three.
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-- The Panthers are wearing their alternate blue jerseys tonight.
Since they're playing Baltimore's Joe Flacco, they should have worn black and gold, since he's already proven he can't beat that combination (Pittsburgh, Appalachian State) on the road.
-- We won't be seeing LBs Thomas Davis and Landon Johnson, S Nate Salley, RB Jonathan Stewart or G C.J. Davis tonight. No surprise there, as they haven't gotten through a full practice in weeks.