Carolina Panthers star wide receiver Steve Smith had just three receptions for 20 yards against the New York Jets, and those 20 yards represent his lowest output of the season. He was dominated by Jets No. 1 corner Antonio Cromartie, who finally played like a No. 1 CB again. On the bright side, though, Smith still hasn’t caught less than three passes in a game this season, and that’s quite a notable feat, especially since the Panthers don’t key in on him much.
According to the Charlotte Observer’s Jonathan Jones, Smith isn’t practicing today after jamming a finger during yesterday’s practice, and we don’t know any specific details about his status or the severity of the injury. He’s fully expected to play in this week’s huge, revenge game against the rival New Orleans Saints, as it would be a shock to see Smith miss a game of this magnitude with a mere jammed finger. He’s far too tough for that, and the only way that I could see him missing this week’s game is if the injury is more than just a jam.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr did not practice today, according to a tweet from the Dallas Morning News’s Brandon George, and it is unclear if Carr suffered an injury. And if the Cowboys No. 1 CB did suffer an injury, we don’t know when it happened, let alone the nature or extent of the ailment. Keep a close eye on this story, because it always pays to be diligent. If Carr is injured, then it’s a new injury, which isn’t a good sign, especially given how important each game is to the Cowboys. Second-year CB Morris Claiborne is also missing today.