Panthers coach: Kuechly 'likely' to miss game vs. Saints

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly ''more than likely'' will miss his second straight game on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints due to a concussion.

Kuechly was listed as doubtful on the team's injury report Friday.

The linebacker was injured in the season opener against Jacksonville following a collision with running back T.J. Yeldon.

The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year hasn't practiced since.

The Panthers also listed wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ankle) and offensive tackle Daryl Williams as out and running backs Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Fozzy Whittaker (shoulder) and defensive end Charles Johnson (hamstring) as questionable.


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