As expected, the Panthers deactivated both starting tackles, with LT Jordan Gross and RT Jeff Otah in street clothes for this one.
And even though there’s no official declaration, they’re expected to go with Frank Omiyale to make his first NFL start (and take his first career snap of offense) to replace Gross. Jeremy Bridges will start for Otah.
Also inactive this week are: QB Matt Moore, WRs Ryne Robinson and Dwayne Jarrett, DT Gary Gibson, LB James Anderson and S Quinton Teal.
Moore’s actually going to dress for the game and serve as the third, unlike the first four games. He’s recovering well from his broken fibula, and probably gives them a better chance if everything goes haywire than DeAngelo Williams or Brad Hoover.