The inactives are out for today’s game as the Titans make their first regular season visit to Carolina since they dealt the Panthers their first loss way back in 2003, and here they are:
CAROLINA PANTHERS: TE Richie Brockel, QB Jimmy Clausen, RB Mike Goodson, CB Brandon Hogan, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jason Phillips, OT Lee Ziemba
TENNESSEE TITANS: DE Dave Ball, DT Zach Clayton, CB Chris Hawkins, C Kevin Matthews, MLB Barrett Ruud, QB Rusty Smith, DT Byron Stingily
No notable inactives for the Panthers. Their only healthy starting linebacker from the beginning of the year, James Anderson, was listed as questionable but will play. Cam Newton was added to the injury report on Saturday with a shoulder issue, but was expected to play and is not expected to be limited at all.
For the Titans, they’re down two starters in Ruud and Ball, neither of whom I thought would play. Officially Colin McCarthy gets the start in place of Ruud in the middle of the defense. I’d expect Witherspoon and McRath to be your nickel linebackers, but we shall see. Chris Hope makes his return to the lineup, but Jordan Babineaux is listed as the starter. Nate Washington and Jared Cook both will be playing.
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