Rivera expects Panthers DT Lotulelei back for regular season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to be back on the field for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The former first-round draft pick has missed most of training camp and both preseason games with a stress reaction in his right foot.
For now, he remains in a boot and continues to be held out of practice. Lotulelei broke the same foot in practice last January causing him to miss Carolina's NFC division round playoff game against Seattle.
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