Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross will become the teams career starts leader Sunday at Chicago. Longtime kicker and original Panther John Kasay holds the games played record at 221. The top five in career starts:
# 1 (tie): Muhsin Muhammad, 141: The wide receiver known as Moose had two stints with the Panthers sandwiched around a 3-year stretch in Chicago. Is No. 2 on most of the teams career receiving lists.
# 1: Mike Minter, 141: The safety from Nebraska spent his entire 10-year career with the Panthers before retiring in 2007 due to knee problems. The teams career leader in tackles and interception return yardage.
# 1: Jordan Gross, 141: Gross, the first-round pick in 2003, has missed just nine games in 10 seasons, most of which hes spent protecting his quarterbacks blind side. A two-time Pro Bowler.
# 4: Steve Smith, 136: The Panthers career receiving leader, made his fifth Pro Bowl appearance last season. Smith signed a contract extension last winter and has indicated hed like to play two more seasons after this year.
# 5: Chris Gamble, 121: Ninth-year cornerback passed Eric Davis as the teams all-time interceptions last season with 27. Gamble was placed on injured reserve this week with a torn labrum.