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Jaycee Horn will not play against the Buccaneers

Jaycee Horn will not play against the Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. – The Panthers knew going into today’s game that the Buccaneers would be missing a key player, but they are largely healthy for this one.

As expected, the corner Jaycee Horn inactive for today’s key game, leaving the playoffs without their best player against Tom Brady.

Horn underwent wrist surgery on Tuesday, and interim head coach Steve Wilks said Wednesday that he would be re-evaluated in 10-12 days. That leaves the window open for him to return as soon as next week (if he’s medically cleared and sufficiently protected), but first he has to be relevant.

The Panthers need a win today to clinch the postseason. They have a 25-19 record against the Buccaneers and won in Week 7 at Bank of America Stadium.

Brought in a veteran Josh Norman this week to the practice squad, and promoted him for today’s game. It’s his first game with the 49ers since last season. He had seven forced fumbles a year ago in San Francisco, and has spent time preparing to reunite with his young teammates. Keith Taylor Jr. He will start in Horn’s place.

They also activated the veteran return man Andrew Roberts today, allowing punt returns.

The rest of the Panthers’ inactives are more typical, as wide receivers Rashard Higginssecurity Justin Burrisoffensive linemen Sam Tecklenburg and Larnell Colemanand defensive end I love Barno they are inactive.

Tecklenburg rose from the practice squad as a bit of cover after that Cade Mays He appeared on the injury report Friday and was listed as questionable with a knee problem. But apparently it’s fine since they activated it.



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