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

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 20: James Anderson #50 of the Carolina Panthers breaks up a reception by Chester Taylor #29 of the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
   Linebacker James Anderson is listed as questionable for the Panthers' game Sunday against Tennessee as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.    However, head coach Ron Rivera said today there's "reason for optimism" regarding Anderson's availability against the Titans. Anderson's status will be re-evaluated again Saturday.    The injury news wasn't as good for running back Mike Goodson, who is doubtful with a lingering hamstring issue.    Also, linebacker Jason Phillips has been ruled out Sunday due to a calf injury.    After mentioning how sharp the Panthers after returning from their break on Monday, Rivera said he sensed an anxiousness in his team in its Friday practice.   "We had a real good Wednesday. Thursday was pretty good. (Friday) we were anxious. You could tell we were anxious," Rivera said. "It's been a while. The energy was there you could tell but it was let's do something energy. That's good and bad in my opinion. You never really know." -- Ron Green Jr.  
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