It was determined Monday that McCaffery would miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained ankle.
Bonnafon will compliment Panthers starting RB Mike Davis, who excelled last week as a wide receiver catching eight balls for 74 yards in a loss to the Buccaneers. Following McCaffery’s exit in the third quarter of the game, Davis only had one run for one yard and wide receiver Curtis Samuel ended up being the team’s second runner in the lead of the day with four runs for 26. meters. The Panthers struggled mightily on the field without McCaffery and they even resorted to defensive rookie Jeremy Chinn at RB for a one-yard transfer.
Entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Bonnafon, 24, played all 16 Panthers games in 2019. The 24-year-old averaged 7.3 yards per carry and managed to score a touchdown during his limited time on the court. .
The Panthers (0-2) travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers (1-1) in Week 3.
Here are the other injuries and line-up moves we’re watching for Saturday:
- The Washington football team is facing linebacker injuries and will host practice sessions for a squad that includes Nigel Harris, sources say NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
- The Indianapolis Colts have announced they have placed a linebacker Matthew Adams (ankle) on injured reserve.
- The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have bred the cornerback Graylond Arnold and wide receiver Deontay Burnett from the training team to the active roster.