Tonight’s game between the Panthers and the Steelers is the final game of the preseason. There are 16 games on tap tonight. Only two will be nationally televised: The Jets and Eagles game airs at 7:00PM ET and the Seahawks take on the Raiders at 10:00PM ET. Both games will air on the NFL Network.
QB Cam Newton won’t take the field tonight due to a rib injury he sustained in last Sunday’s loss to New England. Ben Roethlisberger reportedly won’t play tonight.
Joe Webb will QB for the Panthers hoping, of course, to secure a spot on the roster. Roman Harper who hasn’t played at all during the preseason due to turf toe will pair with Thomas DeCoud at safety.
Greg Olsen won’t suit up for the Panthers' final preseason game tonight because his son T.J. had open heart surgery this past Monday. T.J. has been fighting hypoplastic heart syndrome since he was born. Hopefully, this final surgery will allow the little guy to live a long and normal life. Olsen should be back with the team in time for the regular-season opener.
And because no post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of Top Cat Kimberly.
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