Panthers CB Jaycee Horn returns to practice after foot surgery last season

Anthony Rizzuti
Panthers Wire

The comeback season starts now for Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn. As announced by the team on Monday morning, Horn has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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The 2021 eighth overall pick, who was saddled with the temporary designation as he rolled up to Wofford College last week, is now all set to hit the training camp field in Spartanburg, S.C.

Former South Carolina star Jaycee Horn (8) will start at cornerback for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in the season opener in Charlotte against the New York Jets.

Horn, after an eye-opening start to his rookie campaign, missed the Panthers’ final 14 games of the 2021 season due to a broken right foot. He sustained the injury during Carolina’s Week 3 victory against the Houston Texans.

On Saturday, head coach Matt Rhule assured reporters that Horn’s placement on the list was a precautionary measure.

"He’s definitely getting better," Rhule told Joseph Person of The Athletic at "Back Together Saturday" practice. "We’re hoping it’s [his activation] real soon. Can’t say exactly when. But hoping that it’s gonna be really soon."

Well, they got their wish.