OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
7 hours ago

Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Detroit, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Listed as a non-participant throughout the week, Smith will sit out for a fourth straight game. He did resume running a few days ago, perhaps giving him a chance to return for Week 12 against Seattle. D.J. Moore figures to get another start in Smith's place, while Curtis Samuel and Jarius Wright may also benefit from a few extra snaps.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
1 day ago

Smith (knee) was listed as a non-participant Thursday on the Panthers' estimated practice report, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Inclement weather prevented the Panthers from holding a true practice session as planned, as the team instead opted for a brief walk-through session. Smith's inability to complete that activity doesn't offer much encouragement about the health of his right knee, which seems likely to keep him sidelined again Sunday against the Lions. A final word on Smith's status for the weekend will come after the Panthers release their injury report following Friday's session.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
2 days ago

Smith (knee) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, but he did get in some side work with the training staff, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has resumed running and said Tuesday he feels much better, but he still seems to be in danger of missing a fourth consecutive game. D.J. Moore would be primed for another start if Smith can't play Sunday in Detroit.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
3 days ago

Smith (knee) said he has resumed running and is feeling much better, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite his optimistic statement, Smith was held out of practice Tuesday after missing the past three games. He does have three more chances to practice before the Panthers play in Detroit on Sunday, but it won't come as any surprise if he ultimately sits out another game. D.J. Moore started each of the past three contests, catching 10 of 13 targets for 126 yards while adding 76 yards on four carries.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
3 days ago

Smith (knee) isn't practicing Tuesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers are starting practice for Week 11 a day early in the wake of last Thursday's blowout loss to the Steelers. It appears Smith is in danger of missing a fourth consecutive game, but he'll still have three more chances to get some work in before Sunday's game at Detroit. Another absence likely would allow D.J. Moore to start again.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
1 week ago

Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Pittsburgh, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The absence will be Smith's third in a row as a result of a knee injury. Because he hasn't practiced since preparation for Week 7, there's no telling when the veteran wide receiver will take the field again. In his stead, the Panthers have unleashed rookie D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel on opposing defenses.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
1 week ago

Smith (knee) wasn't spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice available to the media, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was also listed as a non-participant in practice Monday and Tuesday, so it's looking likely that he'll miss his third straight contest Thursday against the Steelers. The veteran's expected absence should open up more snaps for young wideouts D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, both of whom have made impacts in both the passing and running games the last two weeks.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
1 week ago

Smith (knee) wasn't in attendance for the portion of Tuesday's practice available to the media, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith is set to go down as a non-participant in the Panthers' second practice of the week, a discouraging sign for his chances of playing Thursday in Pittsburgh. Carolina hasn't missed Smith's presence too much in back-to-back wins over the Ravens and Buccaneers, as offensive coordinator Norv Turner has made creative use of youngsters D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel in the veteran's stead. Moore amassed 129 yards from scrimmage on seven touches (five receptions, two carries) in Week 8 against Baltimore, while Samuel scored twice on three touches (two catches, one carry) in Week 9.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
2 weeks ago

Smith (knee) didn't participate in Monday's walkthrough, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith hasn't practiced since injuring his right knee Week 7. Until he progresses to some activity, it'll be difficult to forecast a return to action, especially with a short week to prepare for a Thursday night affair in Pittsburgh. Smith's absence has paved the way for D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel to emerge in the Panthers' passing attack.

OUTTorrey Smith
WR CAR (4)
2 weeks ago

Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will miss a second straight game after failing to practice in any capacity, and he may have a hard time getting ready for a Thursday game against the Steelers in Week 1. His absence gives rookie first-round pick D.J. Moore a nice opportunity to build on last week's breakout performance, with 2017 second-round pick Curtis Samuel also projecting for added playing time.