- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter
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David Gettis will start in Smith’s place and Geoff Schwartz will start for Otah. The Panthers have not announced who will start in Martin’s spot at free safety, but it’s likely to be rookie Jordan Pugh.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As expected, the Panthers will be without injured receiver Steve Smith, safety Sherrod Martin and offensive tackle Jeff Otah.Those three highlight Carolina’s list of inactives, which also includes running back Tyrell Sutton, linebacker Jamar Williams, center Chris Morris and defensive tackle Andre Neblett.