NFC Notes: Falcons, Panthers, Saints



Panthers’ HC Matt Rhule said he wasn’t willing to bring running back Christian McCaffrey back until he was 100 percent, leading him to miss Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

“He could probably come back early, but he would not be the same player he always is,” Rhule said, via Will Kunkel of FOX 46. “So we are making sure he is 100 percent – not 99 percent, 100 percent — and if you know Christian, he’s fighting, scratching, clawing to play. We don’t want to put him out there too early, but when he comes out there, whenever it is, I know he’s going to be something special to watch.”

  • Rhule later said McCaffrey will meet with doctors on Monday to make a decision regarding his Week 9 status. (David Newton)
  • The Panthers are hosting TE Seth DeValve for a visit. (Aaron Wilson)


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