Panthers keep Xavier Woods, Laviska Shenault Jr. out of Wednesday’s practice

Wednesday wasn’t particularly a great day for the Carolina Panthers to be without Xavier Woods. Unfortunately, however, that was the case.

After losing starting full safety Jeremy Chinn to kick off the afternoon, in a move that’ll keep the versatile third-year defender on injured reserve for at least four weeks, the team kept starting strong safety Xavier Woods out of practice. As he was last week, the 27-year-old was listed on the opening Week 5 injury report with a hamstring issue.

Woods has played a hefty role for the Carolina defense thus far, having already totaled 30 tackles through four games. While his status is still— obviously—up in the air to this point, the Panthers did sign safety Juston Burris up from the practice squad to help fill the current void at the position.

As far as the other side of the ball, running back Christian McCaffrey—in perhaps a slice of encouraging news—was listed with just a rest designation for his day off. Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., additionally, missed the session due to the hamstring setback he sustained this past Sunday.

Here’s Wednesday’s report in its entirety:

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

RB Christian McCaffrey

Rest

DNP

LB Frankie Luvu

Shoulder

Limited

DE Marquis Haynes Sr.

Knee

Limited

CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver III

Thigh

DNP

S Xavier Woods

Hamstring

DNP

WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

Hamstring

DNP

LB Shaq Thompson

Knee

Limited

TE Stephen Sullivan

Back

Full

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