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Handful of Carolina Panthers players don’t make Nashville trip

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (15) was among a handful of players who did not make the trip to Nashville for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. He has an undisclosed injury.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (15) was among a handful of players who did not make the trip to Nashville for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. He has an undisclosed injury. AP

While a majority of the Carolina Panthers roster was eager to get out to the Tennessee Titans facilities and hit someone other than a teammate, a few players had to stay behind in Charlotte.

Safety Kurt Coleman is dealing with a personal issue and was in Charlotte on Tuesday.

Head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that receiver Keyarris Garrett is still in Charlotte with an undisclosed injury, and rookie receiver Fred Ross was also absent with an undisclosed injury. Ross had participated in two practices following several days missed with a separate injury.

Defensive tackles Vernon Butler, Kyle Love and Toby Johnson were not present. Butler continues to rehabilitate a sprained knee, and Love is dealing with an ankle injury.

Tight end Scott Simonson missed the trip with an undisclosed injury.

Rookie corner Corn Elder made the trip but was not active as he continues to recover from a patella stress fracture.

Rookie receiver Curtis Samuel made progress in his rehabilitation of a hamstring strain that forced him to miss all but one day of training camp. Samuel went through warmups and one-on-one drills with teammates, but was held out of live drills.

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Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans players were treated to Kona Ice, a shaved ice treat, by the Kona Ice Music City franchise after the teams scrimmaged at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville.

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