Carolina Panthers: Actives/inactives vs. the Bucs in Week 10

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Who is missing out for the Carolina Panthers in Week 10?

The Carolina Panthers are far from full strength, which is not exactly ideal with a talented team such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting Bank of America Stadium in Week 10. Their threadbare depth is being tested to the limit as the wear and tear that is normally associated with a late bye week is now beginning to show.

They still have plenty of talent at their disposal. But for the Carolina Panthers to bee without their star running back Christian McCaffrey just one game removed from his six-week absence is an obvious sickener that will give the Bucs extra motivation to put a demoralizing loss at the Saints on Sunday Night Football behind them.

There will be some intrigue as to how Tampa Bay will perform after a significant spanner in their preparations due to a delayed flight to Charlotte and an early kickoff. However, they are heavy favorites for a reason.

Carolina will also be without the services of Russell Okung once again, while Stephen Weatherly was put on IR and will miss the remainder of the season. There was some good news in the form of Juston Burris‘ activation to the 53-man roster. But which other player miss out in Week 10?

Carolina Panthers: Inactives vs. the Bucs

  • QB Will Grier
  • RB Christian McCaffrey
  • LT Russell Okung
  • OL Michael Schofield
  • DT Bruce Hector
  • CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver
  • DB Sean Chandler

The Panthers are looking for a better showing than the one that saw them beaten 31-17 by the Bucs in their first clash earlier this season. Carolina has come on a great deal since then, but only time will tell as to whether this will be enough to end a concerning recent slide.