The banged-up Carolina Panthers lost another player for the rest of the season Wednesday when guard Mike Wahle was placed on injured reserve.

Wahle, who did not play in last Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh, will undergo surgery within the next week to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Wahle also had a separate shoulder injury earlier in the season that limited his practice time.

“He had a couple of things going on with his shoulder,” coach John Fox said. “He did give it his best effort and it just finally came to an end.”

Wahle is the eighth Panther and third offensive line starter to suffer a season-ending injury, joining right tackle Travelle Wharton (knee) and center Justin Hartwig (groin).

Rookie Will Montgomery replaced Wahle in the starting lineup against the Steelers and will probably start Sunday at Atlanta.

The Panthers also placed defensive end Mike Rucker on injured reserve Wednesday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Carolina signed fullback Steven Jackson and tackle Dave Kadela off the practice squad to fill the two roster spots.

The Panthers practiced again Wednesday without quarterback Jake Delhomme, who still can’t grip a football because of a sprained right thumb. Delhomme, who has missed the past two games, is listed as questionable.

Lions lose pair

Detroit put offensive lineman Barry Stokes and defensive tackle Marcus Bell on injured reserve, adding to a long list of players lost for the season because of injuries, and released running back Anthony Sherrell.

The Lions signed running back Lamar Gordon, defensive lineman Langston Moore and offensive lineman Clint Stickdorn to fill the roster spots.

Stokes (ankle) started 11 games, four at guard, and shifted to tackle when Rex Tucker was put on IR. Bell (hand) started seven games in place of Shaun Rogers, who was suspended for four games before being lost for the season with a knee injury. The Lions have 13 players on IR.

Bills’ Price hurting

Peerless Price missed practice because of a bruised quadriceps. The receiver is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with Tennessee.

Price was hurt in a 21-0 win over Miami last weekend. He’s second on the team with 38 catches and three touchdowns, and third with 304 yards. Despite Price’s modest numbers, the Bills rely on his speed to take the pressure off leading receiver Lee Evans, who is enjoying a career year with six touchdowns and 1,083 yards.

Jacobs: ‘I’m playing’

Center Shaun O’Hara and backup Rich Seubert missed practice.

O’Hara missed last weekend’s game with Philadelphia with an ankle injury. Seubert hurt his leg in the fourth quarter of the 36-22 loss, but he returned on the next series.

Backup halfback Brandon Jacobs (ankle) practiced on Wednesday after coach Tom Coughlin said that he would not.

“I’m playing, put it in quotes,” Jacobs said. “This is nothing.”

Terrell upsets Rams

St. Louis placed guard Claude Terrell on injured reserve in late August with the understanding he would soon undergo a second operation to correct a wrist injury. Nearly four months later, the team is still waiting for Terrell to undergo surgery. Needless to say, they’re not happy about it.

Coach Scott Linehan said Wednesday he asked Terrell, a fourth-round pick in 2005 who made 10 starts as a rookie, to get ready for a procedure expected to require a rehabilitation period of three to four months. Terrell has been rehabbing in Texas, his home state. Rams medical personnel have recommended Terrell undergo a second surgery, and don’t feel rest will cure the problem.

“You can’t make a person have the surgery, and he just opted not to,” Linehan said. “Now he’s in the same spot he was in when we originally wanted him to get it done.

“We’re hopefully going to push those buttons and get it done.”


Indianapolis came off two days of good news to the reality of a short week of practice and a still-lengthy injury list.

Running back Joseph Addai, among eight players listed as questionable for Sunday, had a walking boot on his right foot from an ankle sprain he suffered after completing a 41-yard run against Cincinnati.

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