Panthers vs. Bills, injury report: Jairus Byrd unlikely to make season debut

Norm Hall

The injury reports for the Panthers and Bills don't feature many surprises, although Jairus Byrd is unlikely to make his season debut.

The Carolina Panthers were concerned when some important players were unable to practice at full speed earlier in the week. The team should be without any major holes against the Bills, however, considering defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, tight end Ben Hartsock and linebacker Jon Beason are all listed as probable despite missing practice time.

The big injury news for the Bills is the announcement that star safety Jairus Byrd is listed as doubtful while he continues to battle back from plantar fasciitis. Byrd did participate in practice Wednesday and Thursday -- albeit in limited fashion -- but it looks likely that he'll miss a second consecutive week. Cornerback Ron Brooks (fractured foot), wideout Marquise Goodwin (fractured hand) and lineman Doug Legursky (leg) are also listed as questionable.

The full injury report for both teams is included below.

Carolina Panthers


RB Kenjon Barner

CB James Dockery


LB Jon Beason

DT Dwan Edwards

TE Ben Hartsock

WR Domenik Hixon

S Mike Mitchell

G Amini Silatolu

Buffalo Bills


CB Ron Brooks

CB Stephon Gilmore

WR Marquise Goodwin

K Dustin Hopkins

C Doug Legursky


S Jairus Byrd

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