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Falcons to face Panthers without key starters Greg Olsen, Daryl Williams

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons (0-1) will see a Panthers (1-0) team that will be without two of their key starters – tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams – on Sunday.

The Panthers announced Olsen re-fractured his right foot but there are "no plans for surgery at this time." They will reportedly "monitor his rehab and evaluated his progress on a monthly basis."


Before getting injured in the 16-8 win against Dallas, Olsen had two catches for 33 yards. Behind Olsen on the depth chart is Chris Manhertz and Ian Thomas.

Williams injured his right knee and will undergo surgery. Quarterback Cam Newton is now without his starting right and left tackles. Carolina placed starting left tackle Matt Kalil on injured reserve before the start of the season.

The first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday when both teams begin practice.

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