Panthers TE Shockey misses 2nd straight practice

Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed his second

straight day of practice with a rib injury, but coach Ron Rivera is

”optimistic” Shockey will play Sunday at Detroit.

Rivera said Thursday the team will assess Shockey ”first thing

in the morning.”

Shockey has 24 receptions for 311 yards and one touchdown.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and linebacker James Anderson

practiced, while linebacker Dan Connor remains was limited with a

shoulder injury. Linebacker Jason Phillips (calf) did not


Rivera also said tailback Josh Vaughan and linebacker Kion

Wilson will play on special teams Sunday. Both were signed off the

practice squad Wednesday.