SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Wide receiver Steve Smith and safety Mike Minter will miss the Carolina Panthers' exhibition opener against Buffalo on Saturday.
Smith, the NFL's leading receiver last season, missed his 13th straight day of training camp Friday with a strained left hamstring, while Minter is not expected to rejoin the team until next week following the sudden death of his mother on Thursday.
Tight end Kris Mangum, cornerback Marcus Cassel, tackle Dave Kadela, defensive end Devan Long, receiver Daniel Smith and linebacker Sean Tufts also missed Friday morning's practice with injuries and are not expected to play Saturday.
Fox said he plans to play the starters for about a quarter against the Bills.
"It could be less than that based on plays played and what the game brings," said Fox, who added he plans to play all four quarterbacks on the roster.