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August 29, 2008

Good news: Moore tests negative

Medical tests today on Panthers backup quarterback Matt Moore's injured left leg were negative and he's listed as day-to-day, according to a team official.

Moore suffered what he described as a deep bruise in his shin/upper ankle area late in the third quarter of Thursday night's 19-16 exhibition loss at Pittsburgh.

It's too early to determine whether Moore will be available to play in the Sept. 7 regular season opener at San Diego, according to the Panthers.

That should bode well for third-team quarterback Brett Basanez's bid to make the 53-man roster.

Final cuts have to be in to the NFL Saturday. Basanez led the Panthers on a late comeback against the Steelers and threw a touchdown pass, something Moore did not do in the preseason.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on August 29, 2008 at 01:24 PM | Permalink


Man that it GREAT!! News.

Posted by: Donnie Yale | Aug 29, 2008 1:44:40 PM

Let me fix that last one. THAT IS GREAT NEWS!! You have got to have him or else we would be on the phone with the STD's like Testaverde for example.

Posted by: Donnie Yale | Aug 29, 2008 1:47:41 PM

Where have all of the Moore lovers gone? The ones that were screaming "START MOORE OVER DELHOMME" about 6 weeks ago. I want him to be ok and I want him to backup Delhomme. However, being enamored with a QB because he played a few games for us in Delhomme's absence is absurd. It's the same pack that wanted Carr to start when Delhomme was healthy. When he finally got his shot...BAM! You won't see these backups checking off on plays and reading defenses like Delhomme, so keep looking at that QB rating and wondering why you're never right about your favorite players.

FYI: that shot Moore took may have been legal, but it was unnecessary to go low. I’m not sold that the tackler “tripped” at all. It looked more like he somehow forgot he was tackling a QB and was afraid to hit him high. Regardless of the legality of the tackle, why wouldn’t you want to hit a QB high? That’s where his arm is and that’s where you can disrupt a pass more. Going low intentionally on a QB is dirty and unnecessary and hopefully that idiot is sitting home next week wondering why he didn’t make the Steelers final cut.

Posted by: James | Aug 29, 2008 2:40:14 PM

I am one of those people, while i understandand and want jake to start this year at QB he is a middle of the road qb and he is not durable. so....forgive me for not being optimistic about what jake will give us this yr at qb. I think he will be hisself. (solid) and come on...playing with Moose and s. smith and stew and DW makes a HUGE!!! difference than playing qb with those bums Moore had.....I hope Moore is healthy not because i think jake stinks but...i no longer believe jake can last a season....and there is no reason for me to believe he can...and i like the idea of having moore....another "solid" qb...as far as checking off at the line of scrimage....when he see's something...moore did that last year a few times and make some huge plays....so to say he can't do that isn't true. Davin CARR STINKS! and matt moore doesn't i think that was obvious last year.

Posted by: Cheven | Aug 29, 2008 2:56:05 PM

Absolutely right, Cheven. He's the most middle-of-the-road QB in the NFL's top 20 passers all time. He's the most-middle-of-the road undrafted QB who's led his team to the Super Bowl and an NFC Championship game with an undrafted backfield. Oh, and because he's been playing through an elbow injury that would have had other QBs out for the last three years, he "is not durable." Please. Go watch some team with an awesome QB like the Vikings. Moore can't do $h!t against a team that's actually trying to win (and apparently can't even do it against a team that isn't some times, as evidenced by Thursday night.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 30, 2008 2:58:17 PM

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