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John Sigler and Darrion Gray

Report: Panthers won’t have top CB Jaycee Horn (hamstring) vs. Saints

The bad news keeps coming for the Carolina Panthers. After losing to an Atlanta Falcons team without a functional passing attack by two touchdowns, they learned they’ll be without top cornerback Jaycee Horn. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Horn suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss which will sideline him for “multiple weeks” including Week 2’s Monday night game with the New Orleans Saints.

Horn, the son of iconic Saints wideout Joe Horn, has been highly effective when healthy. But injuries have limited him to just 17 of 35 possible games to start his career. He will miss his third game against the Saints in five opportunities. In the two games he did play, he registered an interception in both outings. Coincidentally, the Saints have lost each game Horn has played in.

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Fortunately, the Saints have a strong trio of receivers who could take advantage of that void. Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and Michael Thomas combined for 18 receptions and 262 yards in Week 1, with Shaheed catching a critical 19-yard touchdown pass in the one-point win. With Horn pre-emptively ruled out, look for Carolina to lean heavier on Donte Jackson, CJ Henderson, and Troy Hill in prime time.

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