Carolina Panthers

Panthers’ Ron Rivera concerned about Thomas DeCoud’s availability

Carolina Panthers safety Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) was limited Thursday, and Rivera is most concerned about DeCoud’s availability for the game.

DeCoud injured his hamstring Wednesday on a deep pass during practice.

“I went to accelerate to go get the ball deep and felt a little twinge in there,” DeCoud said. “I’m just going to keep treating it and make sure I do everything I can to be ready on Saturday.”

If DeCoud can’t play, Robert Lester will be active and nickel corner Colin Jones will be the backup free safety behind Tre Boston.

Linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) and running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) participated fully in practice.