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September 18, 2011

New linemen inactive for Panthers

The Panthers signed nose tackle Ronald Fields and offensive lineman Reggie Wells to add a veteran presence to both their offensive and defensive lines.

But they also signed them on Tuesday, giving Fields and Wells four days to learn the Panthers' system.

They'll get at least another week before being thrown into a game.

Fields and Wells were among the Panthers' inactives for today's game against reigning Super Bowl-champion Green Bay.

That means the Panthers will have just three defensive tackles active for the second week in a row: rookie starters Sione Fua and Terrell McClain and second-year player Andre Neblett.

The rest of the inactives: No. 3 QB Jimmy Clausen, starting RT Jeff Otah (concussion last week at Arizona), LB Jason Williams, CB Josh Thomas and rookie WR Kealoha Pilares.

Undrafted rookie Byron Bell will start for Otah, and will be matched up against Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Expect the Panthers to give Bell help when they can with by chipping with running backs and keeping a tight end in to block.

The Packers' inactives include two injured starters: CB Tramon Williams and DE Mike Neal, who had knee surgery and is expected miss significant time.

Sam Shields gets the start for Williams; Jarius Wynn steps in for Neal.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on September 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM | Permalink


All along Cam was NO1. And he has earned it. So why would the Panthers humiliate Clausen with inactive duty. Have the guts to let him go and seek another team.

Remember last year surrounded by a bad team and head coach he showed up and got the hell kicked out of him but always came to play with no complaints.

Panthers have some class. Or maybe you don't.

Panthers Fan

Posted by: Bryan | Sep 21, 2011 2:31:30 AM

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