Veteran cornerback Eli Apple is set to make his debut with the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.
Apple will be activated from injured reserve on Saturday and will play in the Panthers' home game against the Cardinals on Sunday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per source.
The Panthers have since confirmed the news.
Apple, who signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Panthers this past May, battled ankle and foot injuries during training camp which led to the four-year veteran being placed on IR ahead of Week 1. The former first-round pick should add valued experience and depth to one of the youngest defenses in the NFL.
In a corresponding move, the Panthers are waiving Shareef Miller to make room for Apple but the defensive end is likely to re-sign to Carolina's practice squad, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per source.
Here's other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Saturday:
- The Las Vegas Raiders have been fined $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed employee into the locker room following their Monday night win over the Saints, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It is considered a COVID-19 violation.
- Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) are officially listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Packers. Safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, defensive end Takkarist McKinley and kicker Younghoe Koo have been ruled out.
- Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams (hamstring), defensive tackle Kenny Clark (groin), outside linebackers Za'Darius Smith (ankle) and Rashan Gary (ankle); cornerback Jaire Alexander (hand/knee), center Corey Linsley (groin), tight end Josiah Josiah Deguara (ankle), running back Tyler Ervin (wrist) and punter J.K. Scott (illness) are all questionable to face the Falcons. Green Bay also placed linebacker Christian Kirksey (pectoral) and receiver Allen Lazard (core) on IR, and listed tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee) as doubtful.
- Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (chest) has been added to the injury report and is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The Bengals have also placed defensive tackle Mike Daniels on injured reserve after aggravating an elbow injury in practice this week. Daniels will be eligible to return after three weeks.
- Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill was fined $6,522 for unnecessary roughness on a play that twisted the leg of Seahawks running back Chris Carson last Sunday, Pelissero reported. Hill was also fined another $6,522 for roughing Russell Wilson in the fourth quarter.
- The San Francisco 49ers activated receiver Deebo Samuel to the active roster, promoted running back JaMycal Hasty to the active roster from the practice squad and placed defensive end Dee Ford and tight end Jordan Reed on the injured reserve list. The team also activated cornerback Jamar Taylor and linebacker Joe Walker from the team's practice squad
- Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters (toe) has been placed on injured reserve, Rapoport reported.
- The Minnesota Vikings elevated safety George Iloka to the active roster for Sunday, and downgraded cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring) and receiver Tajae Sharpe (illness) to out.
- The Buffalo Bills have activated cornerback Josh Norman from injured reserve. The veteran was placed on IR with a hamstring injury just ahead of Week 1 and will be making his debut with the Bills on Sunday.
- The Indianapolis Colts announced they have activated tight end Trey Burton from injured reserve. Burton, who was brought in by the Colts as a free agent this offseason, was placed on IR just ahead of Week 1 with a calf injury. In corresponding moves, rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. was placed on IR and wideout Marcus Johnson was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks has been fined $15,000 after committing two roughing the passer penalties last week against the Falcons, Rapoport reported. The Bears have promoted backup quarterback Tyler Bray to the active roster.
- The Arizona Cardinals have promoted cornerback Jace Whittaker and running back Jonathan Ward from the practice squad to the active roster.
- The Los Angeles Chargers have activated wideout Tyron Johnson and offensive lineman Cole Toner from the practice squad to the active roster.
- The Denver Broncos signed defensive tackles Sylvester Williams & Darius Kilgo to the practice squad.
- On Good Morning Football Saturday morning, Garafolo revealed that retired safety Eric Weddle has turned down multiple offers from NFL teams this year. Garafolo says Weddle remains retired but perhaps the perfect situation could compel the 35-year-old into a comeback.