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Panthers activate Christian McCaffrey, Sam Darnold clears concussion protocol

The Browns finally granted Odell Beckham Jr. his wish and released him, but Mike Florio and Myles Simmons wonder why Cleveland didn't try to get some sort of return for their disgruntled wide receiver.

The Panthers appear set to have their starting quarterback and running back on Sunday against the Patriots.

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been activated from injured reserve, while quarterback Sam Darnold has cleared the concussion protocol, according to Darin Gantt of

That doesn’t necessarily mean Darnold will start, as he also has a shoulder injury. If Darnold can’t go, P.J. Walker would start.

The Panthers also activated safety Myles Hartsfield from injured reserve to the active roster and promoted punter Lachlan Edwards and wide receiver Willie Snead from the practice squad to the active roster.