Perhaps this is the week for Eli Manning to get back on track.
The Carolina Panthers have some major injury concerns in the secondary as they prepare to host Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday in a game crucial for both 0-2 teams.
Carolina lost starting free safety Charles Godfrey over the weekend to a torn Achilles tendon and five other defensive backs missed all or part of Wednesday's practice, including starting cornerback Josh Thomas (concussion).
Safety Quintin Mikell (knee) and cornerback DJ Moore (knee), Josh Norman (thigh) and Thomas sat out practice, while cornerback James Dockery (hand) was limited.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera hopes to get some of those injured players back this week, but says undrafted rookie Robert Lester - who was signed from the practice squad on Tuesday - will start at safety Sunday if Mikell can't play.
Rivera said the injuries are ''concerning'' considered Manning's talent and experience at picking apart defenses.
''We have some young guy...