Originally written on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Guard Jeno James #78, guard Kevin Donnalley #65 and tackle Jordan Gross #69 of the Carolina Panthers celebrate after winning the NFC Championship over the Philadelphia Eagles on January 18, 2004 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Panthers won 14-3 to advance to the Super Bowl. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Panthers began this week missing the entire left side of their line. Guard Travelle Wharton returned Thursday after his lower back loosened up. By Sunday, the Panthers hope to have tackle Jordan Gross back in his usual spot, as well. Gross is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta with a sprained ankle he sustained in the win at Tampa Bay. Gross, whose 132 starts are the most by an offensive lineman in team history, did not practice all week. “He worked out a little bit on the side and looked good,” coach Ron Rivera said Friday. “It's encouraging. The big thing, obviously, is just having the strength in that ankle.” Rivera is not concerned about the missed practice time with Gross, a two-time Pro Bowler in his ninth season. “He's a very veteran guy. He's one of those guys that it would probably be good for him to miss a couple days, anyway, to get a little rest for the body,” Rivera said. “We've got a couple of guys like that.” Three veterans were given a day off this we...
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