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9-4, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Carolina Panthers: The Carolina Panthers today announced it has commenced an internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against the team's owner and founder, Jerry Richardson. The investigation is being led by the outside international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, and will be overseen by limited owner and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. "The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct," team spokesman Steven Drummond said. "The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera loved the way the Green Bay Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy kept the past month dangling the carrot that Aaron Rodgers would be back for this game as a way to keep players motivated for a playoff run. “They kept talking about his progress. He's getting better, he's getting healthy, he's throwing on the sideline. So now if I'm the head coach every time I get in front of them I say, ‘Guys, see, he'll be back in time. All we've got to is maintain and keep ourselves in position.' ''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers will start Amini Silatolu at right guard with Trai Turner (concussion) ruled out for Green Bay.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers rule out Shaq Thompson (foot) and guard Trai Turner (concussion) for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

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Stephen A.: Packers game 'more important for Cam' than Rodgers (1:24)
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Bruschi says Panthers will beat Rodgers-led Packers (0:47)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

There's maybe no bigger fan in the NFL of the ‘'Star Wars'' series than Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, an admitted "Star Wars'' nerd. When recently asked 23 tough questions about his favorite series Kalil got all but five correct. And he was partially correct on a few of those. Here's a sample of his expertise as he anticipates the release of ‘'The Last Jedi.''

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Why Newton has advantage over Rodgers on Sunday (0:36)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers injury report: G Trai Turner and LB Shaq Thompson looking doubtful for Sunday. Neither were at practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In the small world category: Panthers coach Ron Rivera was recruited out of high school to the University of California by Dom Capers, who went on to become the original coach at Carolina in 1995. Capers was the defensive backs coach at Cal, but left for the University of Tennessee before Rivera actually played. “But he was pretty much one of the big influences on me deciding to go to Cal,'' Rivera said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said defensive end Mario Addison got sick today in explaining why he missed practice.

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Davis recalls chasing down Rodgers after injuries (0:16)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis, 34, recalls the day Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers told him "dang old man, you've still got it."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said his absence from practice on Wednesday had nothing to do with being upset about playing time and his role for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pantbers tight end Greg Olsen said ‘'there's no doubt we have to be better in the passing game."

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Ron Rivera on team's confidence and more

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks about his game plan given Aaron Rodgers' return, winning five of the last six games, the team's confidence level this late in the season and more.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Amini Silatolu first up at right guard for Trai Turner (concussion). Tyler Larsen next up.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) or guard Trai Turner (concussion) at Panthers practice. No sign of defensive end Mario Addison either.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers nickel back Captain Munnerlyn at practice today after leaving Wednesday for personal reasons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers nickel back Captain Munnerlyn left practice early on Wednesday and was listed as "did not participate'' on the injury report. "It was personal. It was a personal situation, and I don't want to get into personal situations," coach Ron Rivera said. A source told the Charlotte Observer Munnerlyn was upset about his role in the game plan for Sunday's game against Green Bay. Munnerlyn complained about playing time earlier this season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.428th
Rushing Yards134.55th
Points For23.114th
Points Against20.210th