Panthers' Star Loutelei (foot) sits out Thursday's practice

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (foot) sat out Thursday's practice.

What It Means:

Lotulelei is not expected to play Sunday in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kyle Love is expected to start in Lotulelei's place.

The Panthers ranked 19th in the NFL in our schedule-adjusted Defensive Rushing Net Expected Points metric last season. Our algorithms project Lotulelei to finish the year with 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks