Just another Monday at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthers coach John Fox announced that QB Matt Moore (torn right labrum) and MLB Dan Connor (hip surgery) would be placed on injured reserve, knocking two starters out of an already thin lineup.
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As to this week's game at Tampa Bay, Fox said either Jimmy Clausen or Tony Pike would be counted on to start, while the team would look to add another passer to fill the roster spot.
The crowd on the street at the moment isn't good, headlined by JaMarcus Russell, Joey Harrington, Patrick Ramsey and Brian St. Pierre (the best of the rest are locked into UFL contracts).
Fox even suggested that he might give Armanti Edwards some looks as the emergency quarterback this week.
Without Connor, the Panthers will move Jon Beason back inside to MLB, and let either Nic Harris or Jordan Senn (and perhaps even newcomer Jason Williams) compete for time at WLB.
Oh by the way, they're not going to activate WLB Thomas Davis from the physically unable to perform list, ending his attempt to come back from two torn ACLs in less than a year.
-- Darin Gantt