Irvin missed the season opener against the Rams with a hamstring injury and did not practice this week. The team ruled him OUT for tonight’s game. The Panthers are playing on Thursday Night Football against NFC South rival Tampa tonight. Carolina is Irvin’s fourth stop after being drafted by Seattle in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played for Oakland and Atlanta last season and came to Carolina as a free-agent to bring a punch to their pass rush and veteran leadership. Will Grier was INACTIVE for Carolina in Week 1. Don’t be surprised if that happens again tonight.
Looks like we’ll have to wait to see Bruce Irvin join Luke Kuechly and the Panthers defense.