CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have named kicker Joey Sly and offensive lineman Trent Scott on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.
Players may be placed on the list for positive testing or may be in close contact with someone else who has tested positive. Maybe for what reason a player can add any player to the list.
Neither Sly nor the Scots were in the Panthers’ facility at the Bank of America Stadium on Monday or Tuesday, as Carolina’s football operation worked for nearly two days, so their placement on the list could be returned by Monday.
The Panthers are still on track to practice on Wednesday afternoon.
In his second season out of Virginia Tech, Sly has scored 16 leading goals on 18 attempts in 2020. He has scored 10 of 12 extra points, and 29 of his 33 kickoffs have gone for touchbacks.
While Sly has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game in New Orleans, the Panthers’ kicking game is in a difficult spot this week. With no kicker in the practice squad, any player Carolina must take five negative COVID-19 PCR tests at least 24 hours before joining the team for individual activities. Punter Joseph Charlton has high school placating experience and entered South Carolina as a kicker, but did not kick in a game in his time at school.
Scott has played in five of Carolina’s six matches this season, when he was exempt from the Chargers. Scott played the majority of the support in a rotational role in the left tackle against Los Angeles in Week 3 and 29 percent of the snaps against Arizona in Week 4. He is the third offensive lineman to go on the Reserve / COVID-19 list in the previous market. , Tyler Larsen and Michael Shofield to join.