Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo
Williams will not play in Sunday’s game at New Orleans after breaking a bone
in his right hand during the team’s most recent contest.
Williams was able to finish out the Panthers’ 31-13 loss at Minnesota, but did
not practice at all this week. The nine-year veteran will miss his seventh
game this season, during which Williams has rushed for a career-low 219 yards
on 63 attempts.
Tight end Greg Olsen, Carolina’s leader with 61 receptions this season, is
listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with a sore knee. He did practice
on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, however.
The Panthers are expected to get defensive tackle Star Lotulelei back for this
weekend’s tilt. The 2013 first-round pick, who has missed Carolina’s last two
games with a sprained ankle, is listed as probable.