With Jimmy Clausen suffering a concussion last week, and only one other QB on the 53-man roster, the Panthers promoted QB Brian St. Pierre from the practice squad.
St. Pierre, who'll turn 31 in a week and a half, was brought in last Friday after QB Matt Moore was placed on injured reserve.
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If Clausen isn't cleared, sixth-round rookie Tony Pike would be the starter by default, since he's the only other one available.
This is St. Pierre's eighth year in the NFL, but he's only played in two games and thrown five passes. The former fifth-round pick from Boston College has spent time with Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
To make room for him on the roster, they released RB Andre Brown, who was claimed off waivers last week.
They're also going to promote G C.J. Davis from the practice squad tomorrow, according to his agent, but there's no word on who will be released.
They'll also re-sign LB Sean Ware to the practice squad. He was cut lastw eek to make room for St. Pierre.
-- Darin Gantt