Panthers' rookie Clausen to start at QB vs. Bucs Sunday
Notre Dame rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen will start for Carolina Sunday against the Bucs, Panthers coach John Fox said today.
Starter Matt Moore needs season-ending shoulder surgery. The Panthers had to choose between Clausen and rookie University of Cincinnati rookie Tony Pike.
The Panthers could also be down to their fourth-string running back Sunday. DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton all missed practice Wednesday with injuries.
"We weren't wavering much from that, but obviously after our performance on Sunday we wanted to step back, take a look at it,'' Fox said. "I had a pretty good feeling where it was going to be. We had a good day's work today and I thought Jimmy had an outstanding practice.''