The Carolina Panthers could get their all-time leading rusher back for their Thursday Night Football game against New Orleans on Oct. 30.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Thursday the hope is that by then Williams will be fully recovered from his high ankle sprain he suffered in Week 4 at Baltimore.
Williams worked on the side of the practice field with trainers Thursday for the second consecutive day.
Rivera expects to have both of his offensive tackles for Sunday’s home game against the Seattle Seahawks. Left tackle Byron Bell was limited with an elbow injury, and right tackle Nate Chandler did not participate due to a thigh injury. But Rivera expressed confidence in both of them being on the field against the Seahawks.
A host of other Panthers did not participate at practice. Cornerback Bene’ Benwikere (ankle), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee), receiver/returner Philly Brown (concussion), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), guard Trai Turner (ankle/knee) and running back Fozzy Whittaker (quad) did not participate. Linebacker Jason Williams was limited with a hip injury.