UPDATES & NEWS
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has claimed through Instagram that he will play in the Sunday playoff game against San Francisco.
"Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world," he wrote per the Charlotte Observer.
Smith is listed as questionable with a knee injury. The team has yet to confirm his availability.
This needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Smith loves to banter with the press, but even without the team giving him the OK, I would expect him to be out there for the matchup against the 49ers. Keep you eye on the injury report today or tomorrow morning if you plan on using him in your daily lineup.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender