Panthers LB Beason back to practice, might play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
The three-time Pro Bowl player sat out most of the week with shoulder and knee problems. He practiced on a limited basis Friday.
Rivera says he'll see how Beason recovers from practice before deciding at game time if he'll suit up. If Beason can't play, Jason Phillips will start for Carolina (1-2).
Defensive end Antwan Applewhite is doubtful for the game because of an ailing knee. Rivera says he has improved and will travel with the team to Atlanta.