The Carolina Panthers Won’t Have a Kicker Today Against the Bills
The Buffalo Bills are ready to host the Carolina Panthers at Highmark Stadium in a game that is important for the Bills in their race for a playoff spot and the AFC East division crown.
The Bills won't have left tackle Dion Dawkins, guard Jon Feliciano and linebacker Tyrel Dodson, who were all placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. They will also not have wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who was ruled out with a knee injury.
As for the Panthers, they will be missing a couple key players like cornerback A.J. Bouye, but one injury came during pregame warmups.
Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez had to be helped off the field during warmups, and later was ruled out by the Panthers with a right quad injury.
Punter Lachlan Edwards practiced kicks in warmups, but so did multiple non-kickers, like wide receiver Brandon Zylstra and linebacker Frankie Luvu.
ESPN's Adam Schefter also reports that quarterback P.J. Walker kicked in high school and also had some practice reps in warmups.
This is something to keep an eye on, as the Panthers will likely be forced to go for it on fourth down and try two-point conversions.