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4-2, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Panthers begin practice. He left yesterday's practice and was listed on the injury report with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has a helmet and cleats today. Appears to be a step forward in the concussion protocol.

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Woody, Herm like Panthers' overall talent to prevail (0:53)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox was the head coach at Carolina after the 2009 season when defensive end Julius Peppers left for Chicago in free agency. Asked what he remembered from negotiations at the time to keep the team's all-time sack leader, who returned to the Panthers this offseason, Fox said: “Anytime you have the second player in the draft and he walks for nothing, I don't think that's ideal. . . . I don't write those checks. I just know I liked the player. He's proved pretty worthy since.''

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Panthers' Benjamin sidelined with knee issue

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin left practice and was listed as a non-participant Wednesday. Benjamin is still nursing a knee injury suffered in a loss to New Orleans in Week 3.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Coach John Fox said the house he has at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte is off the market after it didn't sell. The 14,866 square-foot house, located on the 14th fairway, was listed for $7 million.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Kurt Coleman (knee) practiced on a limited basis. Coach Ron Rivera said Coleman looked good and is on schedule.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker officially listed on first injury report of the week as concussion protocol. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not practice with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) rode the exercise bike during the portion of practice media were allowed to watch. Official injury report coming out later today.

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Kawann Short excited to play in Chicago

Panthers DT Kawann Short talks about growing up in East Chicago, Ind. and what it means to him to give back to the community and be a role model for kids living there now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil practicing (neck) in pads for the second straight day. He said yesterday he is optimistic he will play Sunday at Chicago. He has been out since the opener.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion protocol) still not dressed to practice.

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Short looking to show kids there's more than Chicago (0:45)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short grew up about 35 miles from Chicago's Soldier Field in the the city of East Chicago, Indiana. He lived a few blocks from one of the most dangerous streets in the state. As the Panthers prepare to face the Bears on Sunday Short spent time on ESPN Charlotte's "Inside the Lair" podcast talking about giving back to his community.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Julius Peppers left the Panthers after the 2009 season to play four seasons for Chicago and then three for Green Bay before returning to Carolina. What are his emotions as he prepares for Sunday's game at Chicago? “Not too many emotions. I've been going back there the past three years now. I've gotten over that part of it. It'll be nice to see [Bears coach John] Fox. It'll be nice and see some of the guys that worked for the Bears. I had some great memories there, great relationships.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is in the concussion protocol "and advancing in it." Couldn't address ESPN report that the team did not think Kuechly was concussed.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says said center Ryan Kalil (neck) practiced today and "looked good." He like what Kalil will bring to the offensive line from a communication standpoint.

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Peppers: 'You can't replace Luke Kuechly' (0:23)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers didn't want to talk about why he left Carolina for Chicago after the 2009 season. But he had a lot to say about what the defense could be like if middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion protocol) can't play Sunday against the Bears.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.017th
Rushing Yards95.522nd
Points For21.317th
Points Against20.3Tied-9th

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