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According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has indicated that wide receiver Steve Smith could be back at practice on Sunday. If that’s the case, Smith will likely play in next week’s season opener.
Rivera said he thinks Steve Smith could be back at practice Sunday, when week one preparations begin.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 29, 2012
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“@janderson91z: @josephperson Any update on Beason?”…not playing this week. Shooting for opener
— Joe Person (@josephperson...
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