CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey has been listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Godfrey suffered a concussion last week against Green Bay and hasn't practiced all week.
"He's better, but he's probably not looking good for the weekend unless something miraculous happens," said coach Ron Rivera.
Godfrey was still undergoing tests and is being seen by an independent physician. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Jordan Pugh.
Godfrey is the third defensive starter to go down. Linebackers Thomas Davis (knee) and Jon Beason (Achilles) are out for the season.
Cornerback Chris Gamble (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. Rivera said he expects him to play Sunday. Quarterback Cam Newton (ankle) practiced and will play.
CARRIER'S BACK: Mark Carrier is the team's new player engagement director, taking over many of the duties of Donnie Shell, who retired recently. Carrier is an original Panther, playing for the team in 1995-98 and is fourth on the team's career receiving yards list (2,547), behind Muhsin Muhammad, Steve Smith and Wesley Walls. He averaged 14.47 yards per reception, the second-highest in team history.
SCHWARTZ SURGERY: Offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, who is on injured reserve, had surgery to repair a hip impingement two weeks ago in New York. Schwartz said his rehab will take about four months, and he hopes to be fully recovered by February. If that's the case, he said he'll be able to participate in minicaps and offseason training next spring.