Panthers’ Williams uncertain for Sunday

Charlotte, NC ( – Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo
Williams returned to practice on Friday, though it’s still unclear as to
whether he will be available for this weekend’s game against the Pittsburgh

Williams, Carolina’s all-time leading rusher, was a limited participant in
Friday’s session after sitting out the previous two days with a thigh injury
that also kept him out of last Sunday’s home opener against Detroit. The team
has listed him as questionable to face the Steelers.

Two of the Panthers’ top three receivers are also questionable for Sunday’s
tilt due to hamstring issues. Jerricho Cotchery, who was hurt during
Thursday’s practice, did not participate on Friday, while Jason Avant did
return to the field after missing Thursday’s workout.

Tight end Greg Olsen (calf), fullback Mike Tolbert (chest), wide receiver
Kelvin Benjamin (knee), offensive tackles Byron Bell (toe) and Nate Chandler
(toe) and linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) were among those players termed
probable for Sunday’s contest.